A closure-threatened Glenrothes care home has been offered a lifeline, it has emerged.
Finavon Court operator Bield has confirmed that it is in negotiation with Kingdom Homes about the prospect of selling the property in the town’s Pitteuchar area.
Bield announced in October that it intended to close the complex as part of its withdrawal from the care home market, a move that prompted outcry from its residents and placed several jobs at risk.
However, while no confirmation of any deal is expected before the end of the year, the company has said that it is optimistic that an agreement can be reached.
Charlie Dickson, Director of Housing and Care Services at Bield, said: “We recognise that there is still a level of uncertainty but we are progressing the conclusion of the transfers as quickly as possible.
“While we are relatively confident that we will reach a confirmed position, until these matters are concluded – which is likely to be in the New Year – we cannot confirm the date of a potential transfer or give an absolute certainty that the service will be purchased and continue.”
Tuesday’s announcement came ahead of a demonstration by Save Our Bield campaigners at the Scottish Parliament.
Around 170 residents could be relocated if Bield’s 12 homes are forced to close.
For more see Wednesday’s edition of The Courier.