Coaltown of Balgonie in postcards

Coaltown of Balgonie is a village in south central Fife. It is located on the B9130 road in the heart of Fife, next to the new town of Glenrothes in east-central Scotland. Coaltown has a shop with a post office, a pub, a bowling green, a village hall, a church, and a primary school.

There is an industrial estate and business park at the west end of the village, named Eastfield, which has a transport interchange at Bankhead Roundabout.

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4 comments

  1. Hi

    I was born in one of the miner’s cottages on the right in the 1940’s and I wondered if you had any more images of this area.

    I would love to see them if you do. I’m researching the area from this spot to the old village of Woodside via ‘The Strip.’

    With Kindest Regards
    Margaret Haselwood

    margaret.haselwood@gmail.com

    1. Hello Margaret,
      I don’t have any more photos of the area you require, sorry, hopefully someone might have them.TM

  2. Hello my mother was born in 1942 in what is now Woodend B&B in Main Street Coaltown, it was called Woodend then too and the family sawmill (Carmichael family) was behind this cottage too, all now demolished and now a garage. Other family stayed in a cottage called “Lovely Bank” further up the Main Street (east) which we think is possibly a very old looking house just set back from the roadside, looks like it’s called something else now and the modern house next door to it is now called Lovely Bank. IF anyone out there has any knowledge of above or photos I’d be most obliged for any info.

  3. Hello my mother was born in 1942 in what is now Woodend B&B in Main Street Coaltown, it was called Woodend then too and the family sawmill (Carmichael family) was behind this cottage too, all now demolished and now a garage. Other family stayed in a cottage called “Lovely Bank” further up the Main Street (east) which we think is possibly a very old looking house just set back from the roadside, looks like it’s called something else now and the modern house next door to it is now called Lovely Bank. IF anyone out there has any knowledge of above or photos I’d be most obliged for any info.

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