Pharmacy opposition sees partners sell up
Pharmacy opposition sees partners sell up: two of the three partners in the controversial Leuchars pharmacy have sold their shares in the venture citing a campaign against the new facility as the reason for them pulling out.
James and Brendan Semple say they have taken the "difficult decision" to sell their shares to the remaining partner, Brian Timlin, with effect from September 1.
Mr Timlin will continue to run the pharmacy alongside his colleague Gavin Dobson.
James Semple said he believes he has become the focus for opposition to the pharmacy and hopes that by standing aside the business will be able to "build bridges with the whole local community and in particular with the partners in the GP business.
He went on: "Brian Timlin has done a fantastic job in getting the pharmacy 'off the ground'.
"Sadly, the controversy surrounding our application to provide a pharmacy service based in Leuchars has simmered on, and there remains a small group of people who seem determined to see the business fail.
"It would seem that I am the focus of this campaign against the pharmacy, and this led myself and Brendan to take the difficult decision to seek a buyer for our share of the business.
"Brian was the obvious candidate, and we are delighted that he has agreed to do so.
"Brian and Gavin are both experienced and enthusiastic pharmacists, and we wish them well in their new venture."
source: Fife Herald, Friday, August 27, 2010