- LOCHGELLY, a village, in the parish of Auchterderran, district of Kirkcaldy, county of Fife, 2¼ miles (E. N. E.) from Beath; containing 612 inhabitants. This village is pleasantly situated in the southwest part of the parish, and near the loch from which it takes its name; the high grounds have an elevation of more than 300 feet above the level of the sea, and are cultivated to the very summit. The borders of the lake, which is three miles in circumference and in some parts of great depth, abound in richly-diversified scenery, comprising highly cultivated fields well inclosed, and numerous flourishing plantations. A subscription library is supported, and a savings' bank has been long established here. Many of the inhabitants are employed in the neighbouring collieries belonging to Lord Minto, and in the quarries. The road from Beath to Auchterderran passes close by the village. There is a place of worship for members of the United Secession; also two schools attended by about seventy children each, and the masters of which are exclusively supported by the fees.
A Topographical dictionary of Scotland. Samuel Lewis. 1856.
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