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Balgonie and its Scottish castle

The coaltown of Balgonie is a former mining and weaving village founded in the 18th century.
It is situated in south-central Fife in Scotland.

Today it is famous because of its remarkable lived in Balgonie castle.
The name Balgonie means "settlement of the smiths" and derives from a form of Gaelic used in Fife between 900 and 1200AD.The first recorded Lairds were the Sibbalds. The oldest part of the castle is the Great Tower, built by Sir Thomas Sibbald of Balgonie, the King's Treasurer, around 1360. The present Laird of Balgonie has beautifully restored a great part of the castle, and will treat the visitor to a most interesting tour of the property. Raymond Morris is also a retired heraldic painter and wood carver, and examples of his work can be admired all through the castle. A group of rescued pet deer hounds complement this atmosphere of times gone by.

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