Last-ditch attempt to save Glenrothes British Legion fails

The British Legion Club in Glenrothes looks to have closed permanently. Pic: Steven Brown
The British Legion Club in Glenrothes looks to have closed permanently. Pic: Steven Brown

A last ditch attempt to save one of Glenrothes’ oldest social clubs has failed to draw enough support from the public forcing it to close for good.

The British Legion Club, established in the town over fifty years ago and operating out of its Cos Lane premises since 1970, closed permanently on Monday.

Members had called for the public to help form a new committee following the club having relinquished its licence, but no support was forthcoming.

The club had suffered dwindling membership in recent years and but had successfully fought off closure on a number of occasions until now.

One long-standing member, who didn’t want to be identified, told the Gazette the closure was a blow for the community.

“Those involved in the club did all they could to save it, but without the support of residents there was little chance of a future. It’s very sad,” he added.

Ex-serviceman Derek Noble, also a long-standing member, confirmed a second bid to form an operating committee on Sunday had failed.

“It’s a disappointing and sad day for the town which has lost a viable facility which has been enjoyed for generations,” said Mr Noble.

“It was clear from the previous meeting that there were enough people interested in taking the club forward, but there has been no communication with members since and I’d be interested to know why,” he added.