PLANS to open a Greek taverna in the former Cafe Giacomo premises in Dunfermline have been delayed.

Sonila Gerco, co-owner of Just Greek Food, had hoped that work to convert the historic eatery on Cross Wynd would be complete by Valentine's Day.

However, a wait for the delivery of a canopy for outside the restaurant means that the new site isn't likely to open until the start of next month.

Sonila, who runs the family business with husband Entmon, told the Press work on the interior of the building is expected to finish this week.

The pair have a takeaway on Pilmuir Street and had a food van at Fife Leisure Park previously.

In December, it was confirmed that the new venture would create seven new jobs in the city centre.

At that time, Sonila said: "There is a lot of work because it is an old coffee place and it is going to be a restaurant so we need a new kitchen. Everything is new.

"The restaurant will be a Greek taverna. Maybe some weekends with live music and it will be Greek cuisine."

Cafe Giacomo had been open on Cross Wynd for more than 60 years.

Back in 2016, Mark Watters took a well-earned retirement after being at the helm of the cafe for nearly 40 years after taking it over from his parents.

The business had been in his family for around six decades before the City Hotel Group took over following Mark's departure.