THE former Pitcorthie Primary School has become a dumping ground for fly-tippers.

Fife Council are investigating the "disgraceful behaviour" after residents got in touch with Dunfermline South councillor James Calder.

Cllr Calder said: "There has been disgraceful behaviour by a minority in dumping materials in the former Pitcorthie Primary School grounds, including potentially commercial operators.

“Fortunately, some eagle-eyed local residents reported this to me and I was able to get in touch with the council’s safer communities team to both clean it up and investigate the perpetrators.

“There is no excuse for this behaviour and the council will deal with anyone found to have done this.

"The former Pitcorthie Primary School is not a dumping ground and there are plenty of legal ways to dispose of waste – residents in the area should not have to put up with this."

Dawn Jamieson, Fife Council's safer communities team manager, said: “We’ve aware of fly-tipping at this location. Officers are carrying out investigations into the dumped waste. Our enquiries are ongoing.”

Pitcorthie Primary School was forced to close in July 2015 despite a well-supported campaign by parents protesting against the decision.