AN APPARENT oil spill is currently being investigated near North Queensferry.

Few details have been confirmed however Fife Council's Service Manager Bill Liddle said they are looking into the issue.

"We're currently working with partners to investigate an apparent oil spill affecting the coastline around the Forth Road Bridge and the Queensferry Crossing," he said.

"The exact extent of the pollution is being determined."

The apparent leak follows an oil spill near Limekilns Beaches in February which saw Limekilns and Charlestown beaches closed off for weeks while a £700,00 clean up took place.

The area was closed off to the public and the coastal path route was diverted while oil was cleaned up and investigations into where it came from got underway.

The source of the pollutant was not found.