The former mining village of Comrie, sitting west of Oakley on the main Dunfermline-Alloa road, grew up in the 1930s. When Comrie Colliery was opened west of the village, it provided many jobs in the area, but they came to an end in the mid-1980s with the closure of the mine.
In its heyday, Comrie pit was the showpiece for the British industry, the colliery being the first in Scotland to use skip winding.
The remains of Comrie Castle lie west of the village, near Blairhall. Today Comrie is largely residential, with a few businesses. A new purpose-built community centre was opened a few years ago. It has a large hall and kitchen, together with showers for use after sports activities.
Details taken from "West Fife Villages Guide" produced by Links Media for West Fife Villages Community Planning Group.