THE former post office in Dunfermline town centre has finally been sold after lying empty for more than two years.

Post Office Ltd confirmed with the Press that a buyer had purchased the property on Queen Anne Street.

It appears to have been taken off the market on September 4.

The Press contacted Shepherd Chartered Surveyors, the agents for the property, but the owner is unwilling to reveal his hand at this time.

The Queen Anne Street building has been vacant since March 2017 and was listed for sale at offers over £400,000.

The online listing suggested the building could be used for retail, offices and food and drink subject to planning permission being granted.

The decision to close the branch off High Street and adjacent to the Kingsgate Shopping Centre was made in October 2016 after a six-week public consultation and review.

Post Office services were moved into the WH Smith store on High Street in March 2015, adding to the growing list of Dunfermline's empty buildings.

It was met with criticism after concerns about accessiblity and disabled parking at its new base.

The Dunfermline Regeneration Trust (previously known as Friends of Dunfermline) – a community led regeneration project – has been trying to find solutions for derelict buildings since it was set up in April 2017.

Jean Ferguson, secretary of the trust, said: "Dunfermline Regeneration Trust hopes that the buyer is going to develop the site into something that will have a positive impact on the town centre.

"We are happy to meet with the new owners."