A LOCAL piper led a band of superheroes through the town on Saturday in what he described as a “totally surreal moment”.

Dean Saunders, originally from Dunfermline and now living in Cowdenbeath, believes as many as 1,000 people were there to witness the likes of Spider-Man, Batman, Captain America and Deadpool march down from the High Street to the Glen Gates.

The parade brought two local initiatives together as Dean, who has been performing at care homes, birthdays and other special occasions, met up with Duloch Spider-Man Dave Roper, who has raised more than £6,000 for Calaiswood School in recent months.

Dave had asked Dean to pipe the superheroes down towards the Glen on their now weekly walk through Dunfermline’s streets.

Dean was more than happy to do so and told the Press: “It’s not often that you’re asked to pipe Spider-Man and his pals through your home town!

“I very rarely get nervous but I did on Saturday. It was phenomenal.

“There was definitely hundreds of people at the sides of the High Street watching and even more as we got to the Glen Gates. I really think there was about 1,000 people.

“It’s been a pretty mental past couple of months for me personally and I definitely never expected to be doing something like this a few months ago.

“I’ve been loving putting smiles on people’s faces and I think everything that Dave has been doing to raise money has been top class.

“We were both in Limekilns on Friday night to cheer up a young boy that’s just home from hospital as well, and that made the lad’s day. Doing that for so many people has been brilliant.”