In Pictures: The Kirkcaldy shopping centre with no shops

The long, slow decline of The Postings Centre has been painful to record.

Thursday, 10th June 2021, 9:04 am
In 2019 The Postings, Kirkcaldy, was put up for auction with a £1 pricetag - it eventually sold for £310,000 but the move by former owners Columbia Threadneedle did little to help its image (Pic:Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

The Kirkcaldy town centre development cost £4.2m and promised a mecca for shoppers in the 1980s - but, by this summer, it will be a shopping centre without any shops.

The last two tenants, Farmfoods and Lloyds Chemist, have confirmed they are moving out.

It’s a far cry from the days the Postings – known branded the Kirkcaldy Centre – had a travel agent, a tourist information centre, a cafe and a host of small shops as well ass a busy marketplace known as Knightsbridgel

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The infamous steps at The Postings - a crumbling eyesore for many years ...

These pictures will bring back memories of times past for people who worked there, shopped there, and used it as the main thoroughfare from the bus station to the High Street.

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... and how the steps look now. Redesigned with new artwork and lighting, ironically just as the centre is left without any traders and footfall as collapsed.
The Postings, Kirkcaldy - advert from Fife Free Press, 1984
Inside Wm Low the original supermarket in The Postings. The store was opened by Isla St Clair, Scottish singer and co-host of the Generation Game.
The Fife Free Press heralding the opening of the Wm Low store at The Postings - it later became Tesco, and closed in 2015.
How many people booked their holidays at Ramsay Travel? This picture dates from 1999
Anstruther Fish Shop - another great name lost from The Postings Shopping Centre (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)
Lloyds Chemist was one of the last two traders in the centre. This 2011 picture celebrated the retiral of June Turnbull, seated, manager, who worked there for 25 years. Also pictured: Evelyn Fitzpatrick, Marie Keay, Pamela Lumsden, Alison Boyd, Susan Colquhoun, Denise Moffat.
The Arts Hub was a vibrant place for several years, hosting events and bringing lots of talented youngsters into the centre. This was from a fashion show staged inn The (Pic: Fife Photo Agency)
Tahir Ali of Wakefield based Evergold Property bought the centre at auction after it was put up with a £1 price tag. It cost him £310,000.
The Postings was rebranded the Kirkcaldy Centre, and became a main sponsor of the newly revived Kirkcaldy Half Marathon in May 2019. From left: Jim Buchan, Cllr Alastair Cameron, Tahir Ali, Cllr Neil Crooks, Jim Taylor Official organiser (Pic: George McLuskie)