Location type


Name and dates

Milnathort (1858-1964)

Opened on the Fife and Kinross Railway.


This was a two platform station on a double track line, which became a main line, with a goods yard on the north side, approached from the east. The station was south of Milnathort itself.

This goods yard had a goods shed and a siding for Orwell Vale Mill (Woollen). To the south were auction mart sidings, also served from the east.

The platforms were built in timber on girders over the North Queich, the rest in stone. There was a station building to the west of the Queich on the eastbound platform. A smaller building was half way along the westbound platform. A signal box was added in 1890 (for the Forth Bridge improvements) at the east end of the station and north of the line.

In its original form the station was different. There was a locomotive shed, Milnathort Shed, at the east end, north side of the line and a goods yard on the south side.

Closure to passengers was in 1964 and the line closed in 1970. The site was partly cleared but the goods shed survived into the 1980s. The bridge over the North Queich remains today. The remainder of the site is redeveloped or awaiting redevelopment.



External links

Canmore site record
NLS Collection OS map of 1892-1914
NLS Collection OS map of 1944-67

Chronology Dates

09/03/1858Fife and Kinross Railway
Line opened from Strathmiglo to Milnathort.
20/08/1858Fife and Kinross Railway
Line opened from Milnathort to Kinross [1st].
13/06/1964Fife and Kinross Railway
Mawcarse and Milnathort stations closed to passengers.
05/01/1970Kelty to Cowdenbeath (North British Railway)
Kinross-shire Railway
Fife and Kinross Railway
Glenfarg Line (North British Railway)
Cowdenbeath (Cowdenbeath North Junction) to Perth (Hilton Junction) closed to passengers. Kinross Junction [2nd] station closed.
Cowdenbeath to Milnathort singled.
Bridge of Earn Junction (excluded) to Milnathort (excluded) closed to all traffic.
04/05/1970Kinross-shire Railway
Fife and Kinross Railway
Milnathort to Kelty North Junction (excluded) closed to freight.


A Regional History of the Railways of Great Britain: Scotland - The Lowlands and the Borders v. 6 (Regional railway history series)

Forgotten Railways: Scotland