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Rosyth is a historic port on the north side of the Firth of Forth just to the west of the Forth Road Bridge. The Vast Rosyth Dockyards still function as an important Naval port today, with many associated industries located nearby. Whilst Rosyth is a town in it's own right, the growth of the ancient Royal Burgh of Dunfermline to the north has meant that the two towns are now part of the same urban area, along with Inverkeithing to the east. Whilst the Rosyth Dockyards prvoide a lot of local employment, Rosyth is also with easy reach of Edinburgh City Centre for commuters.

The town is served by the A985 which runs east from the Kincardine Bridge to the Forth Road Bridge, so connecting the two lower crossings of the Forth. As such, it is a very busy road, but despite this it is still a single carriageway route which pushes its way through Rosyth itself, without a bypass. The half finished potential bypass lies to the north, cutting through the last of the green space between Rosyth and Dunfermline. This is the A823(M), spur of the M90. However, it remains unfinished, any westward extension long abandoned as government finances and priorities changed.

The M90 itself runs to the east of the town, separating it from Inverkeithing. It currently comes to an end at Rosyth, with the A90 taking over to cross the Forth Road Bridge. However, with the opening of the Queensferry Crossing in Spring 2017, the M90 will be extended over the new bridge to Queensferry, and the A90 further curtailed. Beyond the motorway, the A985 becomes the A921 to Dalgety Bay and on along the Fife coast. The only other classified road in Rosyth is the B980, a road of two parts. The northern section connects the A823 and A823(M) to the A985, whilst the southern section runs alongside the A90 down to the B981, which continues into North Queensferry.

The town is best known as a naval port, although a passenger ferry operated to Zeebrugge in Belgium from 2002 to 2010 and a freight ferry still travels the same route. Rosyth is still an important port of call for many cruise ships as well.


Route To Notes


Perth, Dundee, Kirkcaldy (A92) Due to close in Spring 2017


Queensferry Crossing, Edinburgh


Link to north of town


Forth Road Bridge, Edinburgh


Kincardine Bridge (A876), Stirling




Inverkeithing, Dalgety Bay, Belleknowes Ind. Est. Former A92


North Queensferry (B981) Former A823


Forth Road Bridge, Edinburgh partialy replaced by M90


Zeebrugge Limited freight only service. Closed 2018

NCN76 • A90 • A823 • A823(M) • A906 • A985 • B980 • B9156 • E15 • Fife Coastal Tourist Route • M90
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