LochgellyMotto: “By Industry We Flourish”

A former coal mining town in Auchterderran Parish. It is situated on a ridge between Loch Ore and Loch Gelly and is the highest town in Fife .

It became a police burgh in 1876.

The town gave its name to the locally manufactured leather “tawse”, “strap” or “belt” which was once used to administer corporal punishment to schoolchildren. The “Lochgelly” has now become something of a collector’s item.

Macainsh Parish Church
Macainsh Parish Church
St Andrews Church of Scotland
St Andrews Church of Scotland
Lochgelly Cemetery
Lochgelly Cemetery
Photographs 08/Feb/2004 – (AG)
Around Lochgelly Town Centre Around Lochgelly Town Centre Around Lochgelly Town Centre
Around Lochgelly Town Centre – Photographs 08/Feb/2004 – (AG)
The Lochgelly Tawse The Lochgelly Tawse The Lochgelly Tawse
The Lochgelly Tawse

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