THE Press can solve the mystery behind the appearance of an old boat on the site of the Pilmuir Works development in Dunfermline.

West Fifers have been speculating on social media on the vessel, which can be spotted from Fire Station Creative and from surrounding roads.

Commenting on a post on Project Dunfermline's Facebook page, former MSP Jim Tolson declared that it was "definitely one of the weirdest things" that he had seen in Dunfermline.

However, it hasn't been a fleeting visit from Noah or a craft which had somehow washed ashore from the Forth six miles away, it is simply being stored temporarily on the land by a representative from developers Byzantian before it sets sail on its onward journey.

A spokesperson for the company confirmed: "It is in transit – it is being stored here for a wee while before it goes on to the West Coast."