New Kirkcaldy town centre business launches as lockdown restrictions lift

A new business has launched in Kirkcaldy on the day non-essential shops, gyms and hospitality venues re-open after a four-month winter lockdown.

Monday, 26th April 2021, 3:36 pm
Updated Tuesday, 27th April 2021, 3:51 pm

The Tattie Shed has opened in the town’s Whytescauseway offering customers locally sourced baked potatoes, patisserie as well as Wicked cheesecakes.

Owner Gary Watkinson said he is passionate about fresh, good quality food, and wanted to offer something a bit different.

He said: “Baked potatoes are healthy and tasty and we can source them straight from the farm which means we can be sure of the freshness and quality. We want to give Kirkcaldy something it doesn’t currently have. Our potatoes are tasty, naturally gluten free and packed full of vitamins so all our customers need to think about is what delicious filling to add! We use compostable packaging and cutlery for our potatoes and we source ingredients locally. We are trying to keep our food miles low and support local growers and producers.”

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From left: manager Gemma Potter, owner Gary Watkinson and Panashe Kwajiya at The Tattie Shed in Kirkcaldy. Pic: Fife Photo Agency

"There’s plenty of indulgence on offer too with our fresh pastries and cheesecakes!”

He said Whytescauseway is ideal for the new shop: “Kirkcaldy has a big working population and we are keen to feed them! The shop is centrally located and easy to reach from the bus station and shopping area as well as the many offices and public buildings surrounding the town square."

Manager Gemma Potter said: “We are buzzing to get customers in to taste what we have in store. We mainly offer baked potatoes with many fillings – vegetarian and meat – from noon and we are offering simple freshly ground coffee, black or white, tea, hot chocolate and fresh patisserie between 10.00am and noon each day. We also supply individual Wicked cheesecakes and a selection of different flavours are available.

New business The Tattie Shed has opened in Kirkcaldy

"We have done a lot of preparation, the shop needed completely renovated – inside and outside and we have been busy getting it ready for a good couple of months now.”

Gary added: “We are huge fans of independent businesses and love seeing the success of others. Kirkcaldy is ready for some new ideas and new faces. We wish our fellow local businesses old and new the best of luck going forward and we are excited to be part of the ongoing regeneration of Kirkcaldy town centre.”

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