Lochgelly (Loch Gheallaidh) is a town in Fife, Scotland. It is located between Lochs Ore and Gelly to the north-west and south-east respectively. It is separated from Cowdenbeath by the village of Lumphinnans.
From the 1830s until the 1960s Lochgelly was a mining town. With the industry now dead the town has slipped into economic and social deprivation as with other former mining towns. Lochgelly is now classed as town in need of regeneration “economically and socially” and has one of the cheapest average home price in Britain.
Lochgelly, as part of the old parliamentary constituency of West Fife, was known as “Little Moscow” up to the 1950s owing to its Communist political leanings.
An area of Lochgelly was known as the Happy Lands (or Happy Valley) and is referenced in the Scottish folk song ‘The Kelty Clippie’.
The town is served by Lochgelly railway station on the line between Edinburgh and Markinch.
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