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Last Updated: Tuesday, 12 February 2008, 18:24 GMT
New town gears up for anniversary
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Glenrothes was one of a generation of the 1940s new-towns
Plans are in place for a series of events to mark the 60th anniversary of one of Scotland's "new towns".

Glenrothes in Fife officially marks its birthday on 30 June and plans are being drawn up for a series of parties.

Organisers are appealing for anybody who was born on the day the new town agreement was signed to get in touch so that a presentation can be made.

Buckingham Palace has received a request for a royal visit although no confirmation has so far been received.

All ages

The programme of events will be officially launched in April and will continue throughout the year.

The culmination will be a large Ceilidh in November.

Live music events, sporting activities and a gala are also being discussed as ways of celebrating.

There are also plans for a photographic display of Glenrothes through the decades.

Events organiser Lynn Hoey, from Fife Council, said: "There will be something for everyone and all ages."

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