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Kinglassie

(Goatmilk)
Fife

Formerly known as Goatmilk, the village of Kinglassie lies to the north of the Lochty Burn 3 miles (5 km) southwest of Glenrothes in Fife. It was given to the monks of Dunfermline by Alexander I, but little of antiquity remains except for the Dogton Stone with its Celtic Cross situated in a field a mile (1.5 km) to the south. For many years Kinglassie was a weaving village but in the 19th and 20th centuries it developed as a mining town.

It has a primary school, Mitchell Hall (1896), library and Miners' Welfare Institute (1931). Fife Airport lies a mile (1.5 km) to the north and on a hill overlooking the farm of Redwells stands Blythe's Folly, a 15.6m (52 feet) high tower built in 1812 by an eccentric Leith shipowner.


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