GORDON Brown cut the ribbon on a new Lochgelly builders' merchant's display last week.

The former Prime Minister visited the new home of Cartmore Building Supply Company Ltd, who moved there in May last year as part of the Purvis Group's relocation to the former Andrews Antenna / CommScope premises at The Avenue.

On Friday, Mr Brown opened the new hard landscaping display, covering 1,000 square metres, which will provide the construction sector and public a source of ideas and inspiration for jobs of all sizes.

And the event - run over Friday and Saturday - also included entertainment, food and drink and special offers, with a fundraising raffle for Rachel House Children's Hospice in Kinross.

The former PM said: "I am delighted to celebrate the opening of the new Cartmore Landscaping display which will undoubtedly be another successful venture for the company, building on their successful move to new premises last May.

"I would also like congratulate Bob Purvis and all directors and staff at the Purvis Group for their contribution to jobs in the local economy, and their many charitable endeavours which help so many local people."

Cartmore director Gordon Banks, a former MP for Ochil and South Perthshire, said: "We are indebted to our partners who have supported us in this venture and these businesses, and their products are the cream of the landscaping sector, and we are proud to be associated with them.

"A big thank you however must also go to Gregor Ramsay of Paveco Ltd and Lee of Lee Ramsay Paving whose foresight, ability and sheer brilliance can be seen in our exciting display."