WETHERSPOON'S have got the go ahead to "upgrade the bar area" within their Dunfermline pub.

The Guildhall and Linen Exchange on High Street is a category A listed building and the necessary permission has now been granted by Fife Council.

Listed building consent is now in place and a report explained: "The proposal would involve a variety of works to upgrade the bar area within the public house in order to function more effectively.

Dunfermline Press: The Guildhall and Linen Exchange pub on Dunfermline High Street. The Guildhall and Linen Exchange pub on Dunfermline High Street. (Image: Newsquest)

"These works would include the installation of three ceiling mounted glass racks over the front of the bar as well as various other minor works including the installation of new shelving and downlights."

A statement on behalf of the pub giant said: "Additional over bar glass racks will be installed in order to augment the capacity for storage in the bar areas.

"There are already ceiling mounted glass racks in place at the pub, the new glass racks will be installed and fitted into the ceiling in the same way.

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"The back bar is to be altered to maximise storage, the coffee station is to be relocated and full height fridges to be installed with storage areas on top.

"A ceiling mounted glass rack is also to be installed over the back bar."

The council planning report added: "From the site photographs provided it is clear that there is little historic fabric remaining within this area of the building.

"As such, it is considered that the proposed internal works would not result in any significant detrimental impact on the historic character or fabric of this building."