Fife Debenhams store closes for good

Debenhams has unveiled its closure plans for UK stores – but Fife’s branch having already gone for good.

Monday, 12th April 2021, 12:24 pm

The shop, in the Kingsgate Shopping Centre in Dunfermline, has been completely shut along with the retailer’s 14 other Scottish stores.

Its flagship shop on London’s Oxford Street will not reopen either, it has been confirmed.

Debenhams, a fixture on UK high streets for more than 200 years, went into administration for a second time last April.

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Debenhams has closed its Dunfermline store. Picture: Scott Louden.

Administrators began a wind-down of its UK operation and chains remained open for in-store and online trading prior to the coronavirus lockdown at the turn of the year.

While its English stores are reopening temporarily from today, a decision has been made not to reopen the Scottish branches due to the delay in the easing of coronavirus restrictions north of the border.

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