INVERKEITHING High School has been closed again today after further problems with its water supply.

Fife Council issued an update to parents last night to advise that a bigger repair to an issue with its water pressure is needed and that it could not open for the third day this week.

The school was initially closed on Tuesday because of a problem with the meter supplying the building, but efforts to fix it - involving manufacturing and fitting new pipework - failed to ensure the water supply was reconnected in time for pupils to return on Wednesday.

It did, however, re-open yesterday but the council have informed parents that it is closed again today for what they described as a "bigger repair".

In their message to parents yesterday, the school said: "Unfortunately, despite everyone's best efforts, Inverkeithing High School has had further water pressure problems today and will need to close again tomorrow (Friday).

"The problem needs a much bigger repair. Scottish Water are continuing to work on site and we fully anticipate the school will open as usual on Monday morning.

"We will contact you again on Sunday afternoon to confirm this. Please look out for text/email alerts or check the council's updates on Facebook or Twitter."

On social media, the council added: "Despite best efforts Inverkeithing High School will need to close again tomorrow (Friday) for a bigger repair. We fully expect it to be open on Monday but will update everyone on Sunday. We are so sorry."