WHSmith: Retailer guts Kirkcaldy High Street shop after closure

WHSmith has gutted its store on Kirkcaldy’s High Street after closing the doors last month

Thursday, 4th March 2021, 8:23 am

The shop, which sits in the heart of the pedestrianised zone, closed on February 20.

WHSmith said it was “unable to continue to trade viably from this location” and opted to leave after the lease expired.

Since then, all signage has been removed or painted over, and this week saw a team of workers strip out all fittings, leaving just an empty shell.

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The empty WHSmith store on Kirkcaldy High Street which closed on February 20, 2021

WHSmith had been on the town’s High Street since the late 1990s after it took over rivals, John Menzies.

It used to have record and book departments on the upper floor along with stationery, but, more recently, has operated only from its ground floor.

A spokesman for WHSmith said: “As one of the largest supporters of the UK High Street, we are disappointed to be losing our presence in Kirkcaldy and would like to thank all our customers for their support and for shopping with us.”

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