If you are about to walk The Fife Coastal Path there are some excellent resources.
For extensive background information I don’t think you can better
Hamish Brown’s Along The Fife Coastal Path.
I actually have an older version The Fife Coast by Hamish Brown, bought in a wonderful back street secondhand bookshop in Burntisland, long before I met Hamish.
Certainly, the next essential purchase is a good map. You could buy an OS map, but you would probably need two or three to cover the route.
We found The Fife Coastal Path Footprint by Harry Styles brilliant ~ a complete map/ guide with comfort stops and cafes along the way, as well as tide information and alternative routes. It is split in manageable day chunks and comes complete with a plastic see through cover. We bought ours at The Harbourmaster’s House at Dysart, a cafe and information centre by the harbour, but you can also purchase it in Waterstones, Smiths or on Amazon. I believe there maybe a newer version of this trusty map now available.
Finally there’s a combined guide and map if you don’t want quite as much detail as Hamish Brown’s book, although equally interesting. Fife Coastal Path, a Rucksack Reader by Sandra Bardwell and Jacqetta Meggary, is a great size to take with you and read snippets sitting on a rock beside the sea, pausing a wee while on a convenient bench or even while you enjoy a pit stop lunch in one of the numerous cafes. We bought ours in Waterstones, Kirkcaldy but there are numerous places you can buy it along the way.
The Healing Paths of Fife by Diana Jackson is also for sale in aid of Kirkcaldy Foodbank until the end of February 2020, both paperback and on Kindle. It is also for sale in Baker’s Field cafe, Kirkcaldy, and at the In Design shop in the Olympia Arcade, Kirkcaldy. All profits go to the foodbank ~a worthy cause. Over £500 has now been raised for local charities so far through the sale of The Healing Paths of Fife.