DALGETY BAY has been forgotten in the search for a new site for Inverkeithing High School.

That's the view of Fife Conservative group, who are concerned that four of the locations being considered are in Rosyth.

Group leader and councillor for Inverkeithing and Dalgety Bay, Dave Dempsey, said: "For years, Inverkeithing High School has been scheduled for replacement. It’s previously been overtaken by other projects but now it’s finally starting to happen.

"Everyone had assumed a new-build on the same site, as has happened in Buckhaven, Glenrothes and Dunfermline. The school serves Aberdour, Dalgety Bay, Inverkeithing and Rosyth, so the present site is pretty much in the middle.

“When the report was issued earlier this month, we were amazed to see that, of the six sites deemed worthy of consideration, four were in Rosyth. Worse than that, they weren’t even in the middle of Rosyth. Three were on the other side of the town. Worse still, no site east of the existing school had even been contemplated. Officials are now off to rectify that omission.

“The choices were justified as part of a solution for ‘Dunfermline and South West Fife’ but someone seems to have forgotten that ‘South West Fife’ in council terms extends most of the way to Burntisland.

"After the big three of Kirkcaldy, Dunfermline and Glenrothes, Dalgety Bay is one of the largest towns in Fife yet it’s the town that the council consistently forgets.

"It has few of the facilities that are seen in similarly-sized towns. Its population is seen as a cash cow for projects elsewhere. Up till now, it’s at least had its local high school within walking distance. At the very least, it deserves to keep that."

Fife Council's head of education and children's services, Shelagh McLean, said a report would come back to the education committee in "due course".

She added: "Fife Council officers are continuing to develop proposals in accordance with the procedures that we have in place for site selection and feasibility."