ROSYTH'S popular monthly market has fallen victim to the moose that's loose about the Parkgate Centre.

On Monday the pest controllers were called in and the popular centre was closed after a single mouse was spotted.

A range of community events had to be cancelled and a notice said it could be closed for up to a week.

Now Rosyth Community Market, which takes place on the last Sunday of every month, has fallen victim to the centre's closure.

A statement on the Facebook page for the market, which attracts more than 40 stallholders, said: "It is with deep regret that we have decided to cancel April's market.

"This due to an unresolved health and safety issue which has led to the closure of the Parkgate Institute. At this point it remains unclear whether the centre will reopen and have taken the decision to cancel.

"I hope you understand and will continue to support our local market. The next Market will be held along with the Gala on Saturday 27th May."

Earlier this week, Douglas Chapman MP said: "Parkgate Community Centre is one of the busiest centres in West Fife and a brilliant community hub for Rosyth residents.

"The Rosyth community market is a hugely popular event which I hope does not have to be cancelled this weekend.

"I have written to the leader of Fife Council to demand answers and to ensure this issue is resolved quickly so that the many community groups in Rosyth are not inconvenienced further."

Gary Daniell, the council's community resources team manager, said: “After a mouse was spotted at the Parkgate Centre in Rosyth, the pest control officers were called as a precaution.

"As this building is used by a variety of groups, we took the decision to close the centre while an investigation was carried out and we've contacted groups to apologise for the disruption.

"We hope to have the centre open to the public as soon as possible.”