BOOTS in Dunfermline will "definitely" not close after the chain announced it would be shutting 300 of its UK stores.

The historic retailer revealed the raft of closures despite posting stronger sales over the latest quarter.

The move, which it said will impact stores in close proximity to other sites, will reduce its store estate from 2,200 to 1,900 stores.

Kingsgate Centre manager Neil Mackie told the Press that Dunfermline's Boots will "definitely not" be part of the closure list.

Boots is not currently releasing details of affected stores, but will share further information on planned closures over the coming months.

It comes as owner Walgreens Boots Alliance (WBA) last year pulled its plans to sell the UK retailer, after receiving a number of takeover approaches including one valuing it at about £5 billion.

The Walgreens merger deal for Boots in 2014 valued the firm at about £9 billion at the time.

Boots said there are no proposed redundancies despite the plan, with plans to redeploy affected workers.