North East Fife MP Stephen Gethins praises Dunshalt shop committee for turning vision into reality
A huge amount of hard work involving a small, dedicated team is about to pay dividends for Dunshalt as the village moves a step closer to opening Fife’s first community-owned shop.
During a visit to the village last week, North East Fife MP Stephen Gethins saw just how much progress has been made in the last few months.
And if all goes well, the shop – which already has staff on board – could open in the next few months, bringing visitors into the village as well as the welcome return of a permanent Post Office counter.
Stephen Gethins MP said: “It was great to meet up with villager Carole Duffy and hear more about how committee members have been working so hard to turn the disused newsagent shop into a real community asset.
I was very impressed to see the plans and to hear about how the group has been working with other local businesses to ensure it will be selling local produce where possible.
“I know it has taken a great deal of work with a lot of funding applications being made as well as organising the renovation and making sure that the shop will be sustainable in the long term.
“I was very impressed to see the plans and to hear about how the group has been working with other local businesses to ensure it will be selling local produce where possible. The addition of a cycle bar for passing cyclists is a great idea and another example of the innovation shown by the shop group to creating a facility which will be an asset not just to the village, but also bring people into Dunshalt.”