COUNCILLORS reacted with fury after a report into the devastating floods that hit West Fife recently made no mention of any incidents in Rosyth.

Torrential rain on August 11-12 and 25 led to 32 'events' being recorded in the South-West Fife area, and 259 across the Kingdom as a whole, but did not include any in the town.

Councillor Tony Orton said the omission was "wholly unacceptable" given the well-publicised flooding problems that have affected Rosyth continually, particularly the Park Road area.

It was left under water again, as were the football pitches, after the thunderstorm in August and heavy rain later that month but wasn't mentioned in a briefing on "extreme flooding incidents" given to the area committee last week.

Cllr Orton said: "Rosyth is geographically low-lying and suffers massively with flooding and yet I don't see it in the report."

And Cllr Sharon Green-Wilson said: "I was shocked that Rosyth was not included in this report and really disappointed so I wish to express that quite strongly.

"A lot of people have put a lot of effort into bringing flooding to the attention of the authorities and to try and work out solutions.

"To have a briefing that ignores the significant amount of historic flooding, and future flooding that will come in Rosyth, is not acceptable at all."

Cllr Mino Manekshaw pointed out that flooding events in Kincardine, Cairneyhill and Culross also weren't included.

He said: “If this is going to lie on the record, it should be as accurate as we can make it so people don’t lose that history.

“If we are gathering evidence to make bids for help, and we underplay what has actually happened, it undermines our ability to actually get crucial funding.”

Cllr David Barratt said the list was "incomplete" and asked for a report including a full register of flooding events, with a brief summary of the location and any action taken, to be prepared.

Ross Speirs, service manager in structural services, said he was "disappointed" with the omissions and said the briefing only reflected the calls that were logged at the time.

He was aware that there had been flooding in Rosyth and elsewhere that wasn't included.

Mr Speirs said: "The rainfall we had was actually way above anything that I've seen in 15 years of working in flooding to come down in such a short period of time.

"For example, the worst area was Fife Airport in Glenrothes, which had the equivalent of a one-in-1,000-years event within 12 hours (rainfall of 105.6mm)."

The briefing said the rainfall on August 11-12 was "a severe event, one which has never been encountered in Fife before".

It included incidents of flooding in Aberdour, Blairhall, Cairneyhill, Crombie, Culross, Dalgety Bay, Dunfermline, Inverkeithing, Kincardine, Saline and Valleyfield.

The councillors were told that, historically, drainage was designed to vastly-reduced standards which now leads to more frequent flooding.

Modern housing developments now need to include drainage capacity that will handle a one-in-30-years storm.

The council, Scottish Water and the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) all have responsibilities in relation to flooding and Mr Speirs added that identifying who was responsible could lead to delays in rectifying the problem.