DALGETY BAY families now have easy access to their local beach again after the community council paved the way for restoration.

The beach took a battering after unprecedented storms in August.

With the help and financial backing of local businesses, the community council put in ramp access last weekend with stone edging leading the public down to the sand.

A rock pool was also constructed so that beach-goers can wash their hands and shoes when they're leaving.

Community councillors found mental pieces there recently which come from the historic ship-breaking yard and they will be upcycled for art pieces in the future.

Last weekend's work was carried out by Richard's maintenance and landscaping alongside volunteers and paid for by Count on You accountancy services.

Mark Bennett, Dalgety Bay community councillor, said: "The beach access was eliminated by the storms.

"There was just a narrow gorge left to get down which was inaccessible for anyone to take down children and also the elderly.

"So we decided to take some rapid action and be proactive.

"Dalgety Bay accountancy firm Count on You have paid for the work, which has cost around £1,800, and Richard's Landscaping came in with a digger to make it a reality.

"All in all it has been very successful.

"We've found around six or seven metal pieces from the old ship-breaking yard, including an anchor.

"Unfortunately, we couldn't reach one piece that was too far out with the tide on Saturday but we still managed to remove several sharp pieces of metal and rubbish too.

"We're hoping that the anchor can be used to mark the entrance of the beach."