NINE people have now been charged by police after an alleged 'party' - thrown by more than 100 people - was thrown in Calais Muir Woods.

In June, we reported that a gazebo, two deck chairs, several beer bottles and other pieces of packaging and bags were abandoned in the popular woodland on June 12.

Two individuals had originally been charged with culpable and reckless conduct in connection with the incident, and was swiftly followed by another four.

Yesterday, however, Dunfermline Police's Twitter feed reported that nine people have now been charged in relation to the gathering, which was in breach of COVID-19 guidelines.

Police Scotland confirmed that they accused are four men, aged 19; two men aged 18; and three women, aged 22, 19 and 20.

A spokesperson for the force commented: "The regulations remain that people should only leave the house for very limited purposes, for example for basic necessities, for exercise or recreation, for medical needs or travelling for work which cannot be done from home.

"The Chief Constable has made it clear that we are asking people to take personal responsibility to do the right thing and remember the purpose of these measures is to aid the collective effort to stay safe, protect others and save lives by preventing the virus from spreading."

Officers attended the scene in Dunfermline on the morning of June 13, while Fife Council were called in for the clean-up, with local residents helping to collect and bag rubbish.

Community police officers have been carrying out patrols of the area following the incident.