A NEW business has brought 15 jobs to Kelty and is bringing new life to a former Main Street pub.

Sharon Smith has turned the former empty Village Inn into Flawless Hair and Beauty, a one stop shop which offers all types of hairdressing, sunbeds, massages, beauty advice and treatments, and spray tans along with podiatry.

Kelty lady Sharon has worked in hairdressing, in Dunfermline, for over 20 years and took the decision to open a business in her home village earlier this year.

Said Sharon, who had to invest several thousands pounds in the project to turn the derelict pub into this new venture: "I had noticed that the former Village Inn had been closed for some time and it was an ideal site for what I felt Kelty needed.

"Flawless is more than a hairdressers, I felt with the village getting bigger and bigger it was right to have a business that can offer a whole range can of beauty advice and also foot care from a podiatrist."

Sharon was delighted when Kelty Hearts boss Barry Ferguson agreed to officially open the business: "I know what an important part of the Kelty community the Hearts are so when Barry said he would carry out the opening ceremony it was a big boost and I would hope that in the future Flawless can play a part in sponsoring the successful local football team on their way up."

Sharon was pleased that a host of local businesses helped create the Flawless base: "It was good to keep most of the work in the village and what they did was first class.

"It has created a really nice facility that our customers are loving."

Sharon's team includes Shelley Smith, Connie Jack, Mandy Mabbot, Denise Green, Jamie Cooper, Hollie Smith, Amber Louise Fernie, Maggie Brown, Ruth Sheach, Theresa Meldrum and Rhiannon Lowe.