ABERDOUR'S Silver Sands is back open – however the public have been warned to remain cautious.

The Fife Coast and Countryside Trust have confirmed that the red flags and signage put in place by RNLI Lifeguards Scotland have now been removed.

A spokesperson added: "Fife Coast & Countryside Trust would ask the public to recognise that intense rain can affect bathing waters due to the contaminants that can be present in run off from flood water and sewer overflows.

"Water quality can be reduced for up to 48 hours after heavy rain, and like most beaches in Scotland Fife may have poor predicted water quality just now due to the weather and we would ask that service users consider this prior to bathing and paddling.

"The Scottish Environmental Protection Agency continue to take Regular bathing water sampling throughout the summer."

Silver Sands closed on Saturday over fears that the recent heavy rain had affected water quality.

A sign was placed at the beach warning the public to avoid contact with the beach and water and not to take anything home from the beach.