THE project to create a miner's cottage in Lochgelly as part of the town's Heritage Trail is more good news for the area.

Lochgelly has been on a roll since clinching the title of Scotland's Most Improved Town in November and this £200,000 project will further enhance the town.

Lochgelly is a community built on coal and to have a miner's cottage as part of the Heritage Trail, depicting what life was like in the days when the black diamonds were the reason for the town developing as it did, is indeed a fitting part of telling the story.

The recently formed Lochgelly Heritage Group has been working hard on creating the Trail and it will open in the spring and the impact of coal on how Lochgelly developed will be told through well designed story boards.

And when the miner's cottage is arrives it will not only tell visitors of how tough life was living in the 'rows' at the height of the coal industry, it will also be a valuable tool to give today's school pupils an insight in to what their town was built on.

With other communities' heritage groups interested in getting involved it could lead to a linked story of coal mining involving, Auchterderran, Benarty, Lochgelly and the Cowdenbeath area.

Indeed, exciting times for the town and it will ensure that the reason for the area developing will never be forgotten.