LOCAL MSP Annabelle Ewing was full of praise for the budding success of community projects in Rosyth after a recent visit.

Ms Ewing was given a tour of the Rosyth Community Hub and its garden and orchard.

She was left "amazed" by the transformation after first visiting the spaces two years ago.

The hub, garden and orchard are run by EATS Rosyth and are within five minutes of each other.

Gardener John Warnock and colleague Danny Hughes gave Ms Ewing a tour of the garden and orchard before she met Karen Dorrat, project manager at the community hub.

The MSP for Mid-Scotland and Fife said: "John, Danny and the nearly 50 regular volunteers are dedicated, enthusiastic and committed to really strengthening the community spirit of Rosyth and I was delighted to learn how when the fabulous produce is ready, people can come along and take some. The surplus goes to the hub for giving away and for use in the Thursday and Friday meals.

"The community hub now has 40 active volunteers – cooking, cleaning, driving, doing administration, promotional work and customer service. They provide a sit-down three-course meal every Thursday evening, free for children, with adults paying a donation if they are able.

"Lots of families, especially people with young children, are coming along to the hub.

"Everyone is welcomed and they are doing a fantastic job, trying to eliminate food waste and tackle food poverty."