THE collapse of travel giants Thomas Cook was something that had a huge impact on hundreds of people from the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly area.

Some, who were happily on holiday last Saturday were suddenly faced with having to wait to find out how they were going to get home.

Then there were others who were eagerly waiting to go off on holiday and were all of a sudden having the sinking feeling that their plans were ruined and had they lost the money they had paid for the holiday that would never happen.

A totally unusual situation and spare a thought for the staff at local travel agents Moorelands, who found themselves having to deal with a situation which involved clients who had found themselves totally let down by Thomas Cook.

Mercifully the hard work by Moorelands staff found alternative holidays for most people let down by the Cook crash but they had still been hit with a nightmare situation out of the blue.

The fall-out from the Thoms Cook crash is continuing and exactly how this 170+ years established travel company got into the mess which saw thousands of families UK wide left with huge uncertainty will come out in the weeks to come.

The important aspect from a local point of view is that a Cowdenbeath company played its part in softening the impact of this UK wide holiday crisis on people from the Cowdenbeath-Lochgelly community.