The Celt · Jun 20

Willie Fernie ; Fife’s Greatest Footballer

Kinglassie is a very ordinary Fife ex-coal-mining village. Its best days are now clearly well behind it, and the once vibrant community never really recovered from the Thatcher-Scargill civil war of the mid 1980s. Coal mining is sadly no more. was born here in 1928 in what was a fertile area for Celtic football players. ’s Cardenden and Charlie Geatons’ Lochgelly are very close, with ’s Buckhaven and ’s Hill of Beath only about half an hour away...

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