SUPERHEROES and film characters from across Dunfermline and West Fife have once again brought smiles to faces.

Children at the Duloch Activity Centre were treated to a visit from the likes of Spider-Man, Batman, Buzz Lightyear, Tinkerbell and more on Monday.

Small groups from the hub, based at Duloch Primary, as well as pupils at Calaiswood School, got to meet their heroes as they stopped by for a socially-distanced chat.

There was laughter aplenty as the kids named their favourites with Dave Roper, better known as Duloch Spider-Man, hailing the morale-boosting afternoon as another great day.

He told the Press: "It was brilliant to meet the kids and have a laugh with them.

"We spoke to them about how they were adjusting to not being at school as normal and what they had been up to.

"They came out in groups to see us and I think it gave them a lift – it certainly makes all of us superheroes smile.

"We asked them who their favourite characters were and there was some cheering and booing when they didn't name me!"

Dave's son, Liam, attends Calaiswood School, which will soon receive 12 new iPads as a result of his dad's fundraising, as the Press reported last week.

Dave has helped raise more than £6,000 since he started running in his Spider-Man costume at the start of lockdown.

Laura Spence, headteacher at both Duloch PS and Calaiswood, told the Press last week that his efforts were "magnificent".

As well as iPads, Dave received Usborne children's books worth £100 to donate to pupils thanks to the generosity of local woman Claire Tinto.