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main image Garden city planning, Rosyth, Fife
The early-20th century settlement of Rosyth was created by the Government to house the families of workers at the new naval dock yard nearby.

This type of housing, and its layout, was to prove highly influential in setting the tone for public sector housing built throughout Scotland under a succession of Housing Acts from 1919 onwards.

The new town was laid out on fashionable 'Garden City' lines. Low-rise, low density housing in an English 'neo-vernacular' style was built along a network of wide streets, with a central park.

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