Kirkcaldy,The county of Fife
The county's largest town is Kirkcaldy, famous for the manufacture of linoleum. So much so that people used to say that you could always tell when you were approaching the town by its "queer-like smell". But this royal burgh, which was granted its charter in 1644, is much more than a manufacturing centre, and has many historical associations. At one time it was known as the "Lang Toun", because it appeared to consist of one long street, though it has now spread inland. And it can lay fair claim to being the birthplace of economics, because, in 1723, Adam Smith was born here.