DUNFERMLINE'S police station has been named three times in a condemning report exposing the state of stations in Scotland.

The town HQ has been called out for the state of disused toilets which have fallen into disarray and are now used for storage equipment.

Female officers have had to put up with a faulty window within their changing rooms and a lack of lockers means officers have to store their equipment ineffectively.

The report, by the Scottish Police Federation, says the problems highlight more issues with the crumbling estate and fleet across the country.

However, Police Scotland say there is sufficient storage for officers and the faulty window had been scheduled for repair in Dunfermline.

Chief Inspector Michael Williamson, Local Area Commander for South West Fife, said: "I am aware of the issues at Dunfermline Police Station which have been raised in the Scottish Police Federation Estates report.

"To clarify, there is sufficient storage within the police station and officers have previously opted to store belongings in an unused room. However, all personnel will be advised of the official storage area available to them, should they wish to utilise it.

"In relation to the faulty window, this has already been scheduled for repair and we will continue to liaise with our estates department to ensure this work is undertaken."

Dunfermline MSP Shirley-Anne Somerville said: "Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority have a responsibility to ensure that police officers’ places of work comply with health and safety legislation.

"However, these should be decent environments to work in too.

"The allocation of police resources is ultimately for the Chief Constable of Police Scotland and the Scottish Police Authority to determine, and this is the case when it comes to the police estate.

"To support the vital work which our police service does, the Scottish Government is protecting the police budget in real terms throughout this parliament, delivering an additional £100 million investment by 2021.

"The total annual policing budget is now over £1.2 billion, which includes a 52 per cent increase for the capital budget."