A former mining village located between Auchterderran and Cardenden in S Central Fife. With these and Dundonald, Bowhill is one of the A-B-C-D villages, which developed in the late 19th and the first half of the 20th centuries and today form a conjoined settlement 2½ miles (4 km) northeast of Lochgelly.

The Lady Josephine Colliery, which lay to the west of the village, operated between 1895 and 1965. Disaster struck when ten men were killed in an explosion on the 31st October, 1931.

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