DUNFERMLINE'S former post office has had "interest" from prospective buyers, the company has confirmed.

The space on Queen Anne Street has been vacant since services were moved into the WH Smith store on High Street last March, adding to the growing list of Dunfermline's empty buildings.

A Post Office Ltd spokesperson told the Press that they were in the process of selling the property and have had interest from buyers, but said they couldn't provide any more details "for commercial reasons".

The decision to close the Post Office branch on Queen Anne Street was made in October 2016 after a six-week public consultation and review.

It was met with criticism after concerns about accessiblity and disabled parking at its new base in the WH Smith store.

Residents were also unhappy the new branch wouldn’t have a digital application service – used for DVLA licence renewals – or a Post Office ATM and asked about the relocation of the war memorial, which is dedicated to colleagues from the former General Post Office.

Dunfermline MSP Shirley-Anne Somerville said at the time that the decision was concerning considering there was already a number of vacant buildings in the town centre.

Currently, the list includes the registry office on Abbot Street, the Masonic Lodge on New Row, the former Blossom restaurant on Chalmers Street, St Margaret's House, Prudential Assurance Building and the former cinema on East Port, and the old social work office at Comley Park.

Friends of Dunfermline – a community led regeneration project – has been trying to find solutions for the derelict buildings since it was set up in April 2017.

Last month, 400 people attended a four-day event to breathe new life into the town centre for Design Dunfermline 2018.

The £450,000 community project wanted local suggestions on how to ‘fix’ problems and create a bright future.