Council confirms Kitty’s, Kirkcaldy to be demolished

Fire damaged former Kitty's nightclub in KirkcaldyNigel Kerr, Head of Protective Services said: “Engineers have confirmed that the former Kitty’s nightclub building poses an immediate danger to the public. The building is unstable, so cordons remain in place and there’s security on site.

“The whole building will have to be demolished. It’s unfortunate that we won’t be able to save any part of it, but it’s simply not viable. Our priority must be public safety and the needs of the local residents and businesses.

“Demolition will start as soon as possible, but it’s a complex site and Scottish Gas Network need access and time to make the site safe first. We’ll issue more information once timescales are confirmed.

“For now, public access arrangements around the site will stay the same and Pan e Vino and other businesses on Hunter Street remain open. There’s a team continuing to support the residents and traders affected by the cordon.

“We know this building is part of Kirkcaldy’s heritage and we’ll all be sad to see it go. We’ll do what we can to salvage small parts of the building that have historic value for the community.”

Businesses open on Hunter Street:

  • Pan e Vino
  • Elle Beauty
  • Bryson and Hare
  • First Mortgage
  • Preet Grevaal
  • Krazy Vapes