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Speaking Of…Transport

Dunfermline’s proximity to the River Forth presented a series of challenges and opportunities to 20th century travellers. Linked only by boat and rail until the 1960s, the building of the Forth Road Bridge united the two sides of the river and changed the town forever. Here, people tell us their memories of crossing the Forth and other favourite ways to travel.

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Isabella Finlayson and Janet Thomson worked as bus conductresses – affectionately called "Kelty Clippies". Their interview was full of amusing anecdotes about passengers, fares and colleagues.  Click here to listen to their stories.

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George has had a love of transport from a young age (as can be seen by this picture of him in his first car in 1933.  In his interview he told us many stories of Dunfermline's transport and was the only interviewee who recounted memories of the town's trams.  Click here to listen