A HIT children's TV show is set to return to North Queensferry in the summer for the filming of a second series.

Molly and Mack made its debut on the BBC channel CBeebies last year.

The pre-school programme tells the story of a young girl spending the summer with her older brother on his toy stall. With some scenes shot in the picturesque West Fife village, it features scenic shots of the Forth Bridge

The BBC has confirmed that crews filming the second series will be returning in the coming months.

A spokesperson added: "Filming takes approximately eight weeks in a number of locations in Scotland, including Glasgow and North Queensferry. Filming will take place in and around North Queensferry – in various streets around town, on the beach and at a local viewpoint."

The show was cited as one of a wide range of aspects which encourage tourists to come to the area in a report which was due to go before Fife Council's South West Fife area committee yesterday (Wednesday).

North Queensferry Community Council chairman Iain Mitchell welcomed the news.

"It is always good to get nice, safe publicity for North Queensferry," he said. "In the series, it masquerades as some other place. Most of it is studio-based but last year they did various exterior shots and a couple of action shots.

"The visitors themselves are very considerate to the residents. They keep people fully informed as to what they are doing and minimise disruption and they have also made some small contributions towards various community benefits. We are always very pleased to have them."