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 Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Tue 9 Jun 21:53

Sadly closing. That's another shop gone from the High Street.
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 Re: Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: parsmad68  
Date:   Wed 10 Jun 08:13

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jake89, Tue 09 Jun 21:53

Sadly closing. That's another shop gone from the High Street.


It is a shame as they used to do great shoe fittings for my kids in the annual pilgrimage to get new school shoes.
Where do parents go now for well fitting shoes for school?
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 Re: Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 10 Jun 08:38

Not sure there's anywhere in Kirkcaldy. Dunfermline still has Clarks and there's also Tiger Feet.

I think it's well and truly the end of retail in Kirkcaldy now. Still question why Fife Council (and others) have been so slow to acknowledge the decline of retail in the High Street.
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 Re: Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: DBP  
Date:   Wed 10 Jun 10:30

15 years ago, i used to go to Kirkcaldy shopping al the time. Easy to park for free if you walked 5 mins, good selection of nice shops, quite nice to walk around, miss mauds for a bite to eat and drink.etc

Haven't been for years and years now as
just slowly lost its appeal. Feels like a slow decline for me and to be honest, going to Kirkcaldy for shops hasn't even entered my thought process for about 10 years now.
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 Re: Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: The One Who Knocks  
Date:   Wed 10 Jun 10:34

Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline, Perth. These sort of places have been torpedoed by the likes of Dundee and Livingston.

There's battle lines being drawn Nobody's right if everybody is wrong.
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 Re: Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: OzPar  
Date:   Wed 10 Jun 10:51

Way, way, waaaaay back, my Mum took me to Clarks to buy a pair of Commandos.

They were what the smart kids wore... well, at least that was according to a full-page cartoon advert called Clarks Commandos in one of my comics (probably The Valiant).

They were the best school shoes I ever had...

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 Re: Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: Mr Mac  
Date:   Wed 10 Jun 11:16

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parsmad68, Wed 10 Jun 08:13

Quote:

jake89, Tue 09 Jun 21:53

Sadly closing. That's another shop gone from the High Street.


It is a shame as they used to do great shoe fittings for my kids in the annual pilgrimage to get new school shoes.
Where do parents go now for well fitting shoes for school?


Clinkards at the West end of Kirkcaldy High Street; far better than Clarks.
We tried them as we couldn't find anything for our daughter a couple of years ago and they were fantastic.
Bought her shoes in the Metro-Centre branch the year after and they were also brilliant and as English schools were back it was a relaxed experience!

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 Re: Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 10 Jun 14:57

It's weird how badly Kirkcaldy has been affected though. It's slap bang in the middle of Dundee and Edinburgh. Dunfermline is half an hour from Livi or Edinburgh so you'd think it would be more affected. I suppose it doesn't help when you stick a retail park at the top of the town with a big Next in it.
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 Re: Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 10 Jun 16:32

Same thing happened in Galashiels they built some big hitters on the outskirts and nearly every second shop in the high street had a for sale or to let sign
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 Re: Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: Gem 1977  
Date:   Wed 10 Jun 16:41

H.Samuel closing as well.

https://www.fifetoday.co.uk/business/consumer/another-big-name-confirms-pulling-out-kirkcaldy-high-street-2880105

Here's to the first of the day, fellas! To old D.H. Lawrence.
Neh! Neh! Neh! Fuh! Fuh! Fuh! Indians

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 Re: Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: wetherby  
Date:   Wed 10 Jun 16:53

Topic Originator: OzPar
Date: Wed 10 Jun 10:51

Way, way, waaaaay back, my Mum took me to Clarks to buy a pair of Commandos.

They were what the smart kids wore... well, at least that was according to a full-page cartoon advert called Clarks Commandos in one of my comics (probably The Valiant).

They were the best school shoes I ever had...


With a compass in the heel?
What were the ones with animal paw prints on the sole?
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 Re: Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: Buspasspar  
Date:   Wed 10 Jun 17:06

I am sure they were tuff shoes wetherby
I had the tuff town shoe when i was at school but a couple of pals had the paw print ones .....ah the memories :)
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 Re: Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: galapar  
Date:   Wed 10 Jun 19:03

Yep it’s a pity about Gala, the High Street is really struggling. Lots of bigger shops/store’s out with. Better than Dunfermline I’d say.
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 Re: Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 10 Jun 20:07

Quiz closing too. Dunfermline one will remain open.
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 Re: Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: BigJPar  
Date:   Wed 10 Jun 20:16

These closures will probably be the last straw for Kirkcaldy town centre.
Better to covert retail into residential now.
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 Re: Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: widtink  
Date:   Wed 10 Jun 20:29

Ooh covert retail....
Sounds like something out of a 007 film 🤣



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 Re: Clarks Kirkcaldy
Topic Originator: jake89  
Date:   Wed 10 Jun 20:46

Psst...I know this looks like a flat but I can sort you out with a dress shirt, tie and trousers for under £40 if you meet me round the back...
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