Police station site could be possible location for new city centre hotel

Dunfermline stationDunfermline MSP Bill Walker has drawn attention to the need for further hotel capacity in Dunfermline city centre, suggesting the current police station as a possible location.

He said: “Strenuous efforts are being made to promote Dunfermline as a tourism destination. We are about to undergo a £1m city centre regeneration, plus a multi-million pound flagship museum and art gallery is planned for the heritage quarter. The new Forth Replacement Crossing, on target to open in 2016, will make Dunfermline effectively the gateway to Fife, encouraging visitors to enjoy our many attractions such as Abbot House, the Carnegie Hall, the Alhambra, Pittencrieff Park and so on.

“But what visitors need, right in the very centre of Dunfermline amid so much of what we have to offer, is more hotel capacity. We do have decent travel links to some excellent out of town hotels, but if we are serious about becoming a tourism centre then I would suggest we need further medium-sized good quality accommodation in the very heart of our city.

“I wonder if the police station site might be a possibility, now that there are plans for the force to relocate. It’s large enough for a new building and may be worth considering.  Who knows, perhaps the exisitng building could be sympathetically transformed into a rather unique hotel.”

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