Kirkcaldy town centre parking update

Arial view of Kirkcaldy esplanade

Visitors to Kirkcaldy town centre are being reminded that the £2-all day parking trial at the Thistle Multi-Storey will come to an end on Sunday (2 October) and that the car park will close.

The six-month trial, which was possible thanks to £11,000 funding from the Kirkcaldy Area Committee, will now be evaluated.

Convener of the Kirkcaldy Area Committee, Councillor Ian Cameron, said: “The £2-all day parking trial at the Thistle multi-storey was part of a package of investment to ensure the town centre remains resilient and vibrant and appeals to people as a place to shop and visit. Early indications show that just over 10,000 visits were made to the car park during the offer, including being a popular choice for parking during the Links Market.  However, a full analysis will now take place before any future decisions are made. All other town centre car parks remain open as usual."

There will also be changes to the charges for the additional parking that was created on the Esplanade Service Road as part of the £1.5m Kirkcaldy waterfront regeneration project.

From Monday 3 October, the charges for visitors parking here will be:

  • Up to 30 minutes – 60p
  • 30 minutes to 1 hour - £1.10
  • 1 to 2 hours - £2.20

Councillor Ian Cameron said: “These parking charges and time limits help generate a turnover of spaces to ensure that visitors have a chance to park in this prime location, being able to access both the High Street and the waterfront.”