Aiming to restore love for Kirkcaldy’s High Street

Kirkcaldy retailers, friends and local councillors Kenny Selbie and Marie Penman (pictured)  were out in force  to support Love Restored's 'Bring back the High Street' campaign.  Pic: David Cruikshanks
Kirkcaldy retailers, friends and local councillors Kenny Selbie and Marie Penman (pictured) were out in force to support Love Restored's 'Bring back the High Street' campaign. Pic: David Cruikshanks
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Two Kirkcaldy businesswomen are hoping to help bring a little love back to the High Street.

Lorrine Gardiner and Nadia Moreland, owners of furniture restoration company, Love Restored, launched their Crowdfunder campaign ‘Bring Back the High Street’ last Thursday.

The campaign comes as Nadia and Lorraine prepare to move their business from the Merchant’s Quarter to larger premises within the pedestrianised zone of the High Street in August.

Last week at the campaign launch party the ladies premiered their short film. The film shows Lorraine and Nadia ‘rescuing’ a piece of unloved furniture from Kirkcaldy beach, before a journey through the town’s boarded up shops and ‘to let’ signs to reach their current shop in the east end where they begin restoring the wooden cabinet to its former glory.

Nadia explained: “We had seen a few pitch videos for Crowdfunder but we wanted to make something that told a bit of a story about Kirkcaldy as well as about our own business and we’re delighted with the finished film.

“We’re passionate about getting people back to the High Street but we know that we all must work together to tempt them back and remembering how much fun it used to be.”

The pair hope to raise £10,000 using social media platform Crowdfunder to fund materials for an interactive furniture restoration workshop in their new premises at 189 High Street,the former Shoe Zone shop.

Lorraine added: “We were delighted to get the support of so many local people on our launch night and they all seemed to love the film.

“We hope that thousands of people will see it and if even a small percentage pledge some money we can go ahead with our dream of helping others learn the furniture restoration business.”

You can pledge to help by going to Love Restored’s Crowdfunder Campaign page