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Guardbridge is a village in north-east Fifemarker, Scotlandmarker.

It is approximately 3 miles (5 kilometres) north-west of St. Andrewsmarker, and is situated on the estuary of the River Eden. It stands at the junction of the A91 St. Andrews - Stirlingmarker road and the A919/A914 Leucharsmarker - Tay Road Bridgemarker road.

In 1873, William Haig and two of his sons formed the Guardbridge Paper Company to find a more profitable use for their Seggie whisky distillery which had been established there since 1810. The mill went into production in 1874. As the mill developed the village grew around it, with new housing and roads to attract and accommodate workers. Before the First World War the labour force reached over 400, reaching a peak of 620 in the late 1950s.

The paper mill was previously the main local industry and was operated by Curtis Fine Papers. On July 24, 2008, the mill went into receivership and 180 workers were made redundant.

Many locals employed elsewhere in Fife, Dundeemarker, Edinburghmarker or even further afield.

The village has become a very popular place of residence due to its close proximity to St Andrews.

Guardbridge has a number of local amenities including a school, general store, garages, hotel, takeaway food shop, hairdresser, furniture maker, and bowling and fishing clubs.


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