River Leven, Fife

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The mouth of the Leven

The River Leven is a river in Fife which flows from Loch Leven in Kinross-shire into the Firth of Forth at the town of Leven, Fife.

The river is home to a good stock of brown trout and hosts a run of sea trout and Atlantic salmon. The estuary has bass and mullet.

In previous centuries its water was used to power linen mills on its banks, particularly near Markinch, as well as three paper mills: Smith Anderson in Leslie and Tullis Russell and John Dixon of Markinch.

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