100 jobs as Next counts down to opening day ...

Coming soon: Kirkcaldy will host the first Scottish superstore opened by Next. Pic: FPA
Coming soon: Kirkcaldy will host the first Scottish superstore opened by Next. Pic: FPA

Pre-Christmas launch in Kirkcaldy for first Scottish superstore

The new Next superstore is now in its final stages and its all on track to open in three weeks time creating 100 more jobs in the town.

The store at the Fife Central Retail Park, will be the largest in Scotland - and the company’s first superstore north of the border.

It will house a larger fashion section of women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories.

There will also be a much bigger Homeware section and a Costa coffee shop.

Builders began work early in summer as they moved into the units previously occupied by JJB Sports and Poundland, and knocked them into one to create a much bigger and brighter shop spread over two levels.

Now that they have finished, it time for staff to move in as the majority of the shop fittings and fixtures are in place.

Vincent Brady, store manager, is looking forward to the grand opening.

He said: “The store is all set to open its doors to the public at 10.00 a.m on Friday, December 12. It’s all really exciting for everyone involved.

“The shop will have much bigger ranges and in fact, the new homeware section is so large, it could be a stand alone store.

“We will have a number of different promotions in store as well including a raffle and discounts and offers for shoppers to mark the grand opening of our brand new Next store.

“All the offers that we will be having can be found via Next’s Facebook and Twitter accounts,” he added.

The new store will also see employment in the town given a welcome boost as its set to create more jobs than orginally anticipated.

“When we initially opened applications for job vacancies at the new store, we first had 65 spaces for staff across the the store on different levels.

‘‘Now, we have employed 100 staff,” Vincent continued. This is just fantastic, for both us, as a store and of course, Kirkcaldy.”