Lochgelly is a town within the Fife region of Scotland, which is situated close to the larger settlement of Cowdenbeath. The town can be found between the Lochs known as Loch Ore and Loch Gelly and it is from this body of water that the town takes its name.
The Etymology Of Lochgelly
It doesn’t take a detective to realise that the town takes its name from the nearby Loch Gelly, but the name of the Loch itself has a pleasing etymology which derives from Gaelic. The Gaelic translation of Loch Gelly is Loch Gheallaidh which can be translated as meaning either ‘shining waters’ or the ‘loch of brightness’, evoking idyllic scenes of a historic Scottish Loch in sunshine. It is an unfortunate fact however, that the recent history of the town is nowhere near as idyllic or pleasant a story.
Recent History Of Lochgelly
From around the 1830s for approximately 130 years, Lochgelly was a town that was intrinsically linked with mining and everything associated with it. It was mining which provided the town with its major source of income and it was miners and their political leanings which earned the town the nickname of “Little Moscow”. It was this utmost reliance on mining, therefore, which caused the town to suffer a huge degree of economic decline and deprivation when the pits closed in the 1960s.
Lochgelly In The Modern Age
The story of Lochgelly in the modern age is therefore one largely made up of attempted recovery from the aforementioned deprivation. One of the key steps in making this recovery was with the coming of the company known as Andrews Antennas to the region. This brought both jobs and economic activity to the town, and as such gave a small spark for a potential recovery.
Human Effect Of Economic Difficulties
In spite of the early signs of recovery, it is still an unfortunate fact that for many workers in Lochgelly, their life is very much a case of keeping their head above water. For this reason therefore, something like an unexpected injury which wasn’t your fault will inevitably lead you to discuss phrases like no win no fee* Lochgelly residents.
Discussing No Win No Fee* Lochgelly Claims
If you do suffer an injury which was someone else’s fault and it has a catastrophic economic effect on your life, then no win no fee* Lochgelly claims become very important. A no win no fee* Lochgelly claim means that you don’t pay a penny for your legal costs if you don’t win your case for any reason. This means that you are risking nothing by making a claim with us. To find out more about this, or for some expert guidance you should call Accident Advice Helpline on either 0800 180 4123 or 0333 500 0992 on a mobile.
Date Published: 18th April 2014
Author: David Brown