The changing face of Invertiel gathers pace

The Morrisons store is beginning to take shape
The Morrisons store is beginning to take shape
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The major revamp of the Invertiel area of Kirkcaldy is now well under way with work progressing on the development.

The new Morrisons store is set to open before the end of the year and the unsightly old garages owned by the Joseph family have been demolished.

New traffic lights have been installed with the removal of the roundabout at the top of Pratt Street and plans are in hand for a piece of artwork to be installed to mark the western gateway to the town.

Councillor George Kay, chairman of the Invertiel Forum, said that the work was “very positive”.

He said: “I was glad to see the garages come down and I have written to Stagecoach to ask them to remove the garages at the other side of the road.

“Work is underway to find funding to redevelop the picnic area at Seafield too.

“Hopefully we can attract another major project to compliment the work that Morrisons is doing.”

A spokesman for Morrisons confirmed that the store is on course to open later this year and praised local people for their response.

He said: “We were overwhelmed by the large number of applicants in our recent recruitment drive, and are grateful for the assistance provided by Fife Partnership in this process.

“Morrisons are looking forward to completing the development and bringing our fantastic fresh food and great range of products to shoppers in Kirkcaldy.”

Kirkcaldy MSP David Torrance said he was delighted with the redevelopment: “It completely transforms the entrance to the west end of Kirkcaldy.”

“Whether it’s the building of the new Morrisons or the removal of the old garages to create new land, it offers huge potential for redevelopment of the area which can only be good for the local economy.”