Kirkcaldy’s High Street has received a significant boost after one of its major retailers confirmed it would not be closing its town centre store.
Next has also confirmed that its expanded outlet at the Fife Central Retail Park would create 85 new jobs.
It is a major shot in the arm for retail in the town, after rumours circulated that the future of the High Street store was in doubt.
However, the company has delivered two pieces of good news in confirming that the two shops will co-exist and create dozens of new posts.
Bill Harvey, manager of Kirkcaldy’s Business Improvement District (BID) company Kirkcaldy4All, said the news was a huge endorsement for the High Street.
“It’s good news for the town centre,” he said. “Next is a destination shop and an anchor store in the High Street.”