Outrage over M&S announcement it is closing Kirkcaldy store

News that M&S is set to close its Kirkcaldy town centre store has sparked outrage.

The flagship retailer has been part of the High Street for 80 years, but it told staff this morning their days in town days were numbered.

It is expected to close early next year – just as M&S prepares to open a brand new food hall in Glenrothes.

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Bill Harvey, manager of Kirkcaldy4All – the company set up to focus specifically on the town centre – said the news came out of the blue.

“It is our understanding that the M&S store in the High Street is successful.

“We would love to know the reasons why they are closing it.

“M&S said it knows many loyal customers will be disappointed by the news. It should be giving them, and the town, a better explanation rather than closing down and relocating to Glenrothes.”

No date has been given for the closure of the Kirkcaldy store but the Press understands it could be next February.

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The company plans to open the doors to its new foodhall in Glenrothes possibly the very day after it quits Kirkcaldy town centre where it has had a base since 1938.

M&S foodhall at the Fife Retail Park, on the outskirts of Kirkcaldy is not affected by the announcement.

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