Homes in the area
FHG’s Fife Central area has a total of 270 homes and covers the communities of:
- Lumphinnans – 97 three, four and five apartment cottages and flats
- Hill of Beath – 68 two, three, four and five apartment cottages and flats
- Lochgelly – 362 three and four apartment flats
- Cowdenbeath – 39 one, two, three and four apartment cottages and flats.
- Lochore – four cottages
The communities of Fife Central grew up around the mining of iron for the Oakley Iron Works in the 1850s which led to the discovery of rich seams of coal. At one time the sheer number of mines, then owned by the Fife Coal Company, made it the largest mining complex in Scotland. The mines subsequently closed bringing economic decline to the area. Lochgelly was designated a Regeneration Area in 2000. This has led to the building of 83 new homes, retail units, a new business centre and conversion of the Lochgelly Miners Club into a technology and training centre. Major employers in the area today include the Exxon Mobile ethylene plant at Mossmorran on the outskirts of Cowdenbeath.
FHG’s Fife Central Area is served by the primary schools of:
- Benarty Primary School – Lochore
- Foulford Primary School Cowdenbeath
- Cowdenbeath Primary School, Cowdenbeath
- Lumphinnans Primary School – Lumphinnans
- St Bride’s RC Primary School – Cowdenbeath
The area is also served by secondary schools:
- Lochgelly High School, Lochgelly
- Beath High School, Cowdenbeath
- St Columba’s RC High School, Dunfermline
There are a number of local shops and supermarkets in all the communities and major supermarkets and shopping centres in Dunfermline and Kirkcaldy.
The area is adjacent to the A92 Dunfermline to Kirkcaldy Road which in turn links to the M90 motorway to Edinburgh and the north.
There is a regular bus service, including buses to Edinburgh, and railway stations in Lochgelly and Cowdenbeath.