A REWARD is being offered to find the Scrooges responsible for removing a Christmas display in Dalgety Bay.

Vandals struck at the weekend and caused damage to signs and lights put up by the Blooming Lovely group and RE/MAX estate agents.

Peter Collins, founder of the group, said: "We feel really sad that someone's life is so poor that they had to take away some Christmas greetings."

The display, at the roundabout opposite the BP petrol station in the town, is believed to have been targeted before 4.30pm on Sunday.

Peter said: "We were late putting a cheerful display out this year as we were checking with Fife Council that everyone was happy with it.

"Some time on Sunday, the two eight-feet-long boards ('Have a Blooming Lovely Christmas' and 'Happy Christmas from RE/MAX') have been taken away by someone. "Battery-powered fairy lights were also damaged.

"Police Scotland have been really great but, at the moment, we are relying on someone coming forward with a sighting of someone taking the boards away."

A reward is on offer for anyone who can help identify the individual(s) responsible.

Peter added: "Someone must have seen something? It is really depressing.

"RE/MAX pump thousands into Dalgety Bay community every year, why take their sign away?

"Why take out our Christmas message and damage the lights?"

It is not the first time the social enterprise group have had a display of theirs removed.

The Press reported in February this year that their Valentine's Day decorative love hearts, next to Asda supermarket, were taken down by Fife Council after several complaints.

The council said that the hearts were removed because the area they were placed in was in "a space that is being cultivated as a wildflower area for Spring".

Anyone with any information in relation to Sunday's incident should contact the Blooming Lovely group via their Facebook page: @bloominglovelyfife