ROSYTH families want Stagecoach to provide a more frequent service on the popular number 19 bus route.

The bus firm's operation manager will be attending the next Rosyth Community Council meeting on Tuesday following complaints from residents.

Currently, you can hop on the number 19 service, which travels between Ballingry and Rosyth, every 20 minutes.

It's a popular route for locals to get into Dunfermline town centre, with an approximate journey time of about 25 minutes.

Councillor Sam Steele confirmed that she had been in discussions with the bus company and the community council about the issues but residents wanted to raise their concerns in person.

She said: "The fact that it's every 20 minutes when it used to be every 10 is an issue.

"A lot of people think that Rosyth is missing out on an important service again.

"It is a really busy and well-used bus and people think there is a definite need for a more frequent service.

"Stagecoach are very happy to hear what people have to say so it's important that as many residents as possible give their feedback at the meeting.

"Hopefully this meeting might change Stagecoach's mind."

It was in May 2018 when Stagecoach decided to change the frequency of the number 19.

Cllr Steele said residents in Camdean were particularly unhappy with the standard of the bus service.

Danny Hughes, chair of Rosyth Community Council, said: "They kept changing the routes around and quite a few residents feel short-changed.

"It’s been brought up by residents on several occasions."

A Stagecoach spokesperson said: "To better reflect passenger usage and demand of our services, route 19 was revised in May 2018 to operate up to every 10 minutes on the busiest sections of the route between Ballingry and Dunfermline, and up to every 20 minutes between Dunfermline and Rosyth.

"Other regular services also operate between Dunfermline and various areas of Rosyth, including services 7, 7B, 7D, 85, X51 and X55."