AMAZON has pledged to help deliver a solution to a parking problem around its Dunfermline facility.

Families in nearby streets, including Glamaig Way and Tirran Drive, have contacted the Press after becoming fed up of workers leaving their cars outside their homes while they do their shifts.

One said: "You could hardly get down the street. It is being used as an overflow car park. Only a matter of time before a child is killed running in between them. It is ridiculous."

Another said Amazon workers' cars were taking over and they were "causing a danger to children crossing and blocking access at times".

After receiving complaints, Dunfermline MSP Shirley-Anne Somerville said she would write to Amazon and Fife Council to find out what could be done.

She conceded that Amazon was busier in the lead-up to Christmas and said she understood the situation had been exacerbated by COVID-19 safety fears, with more workers using their own cars and avoiding public transport and the firm's own shuttle bus service.

"I know Christmas is an extremely busy time for Amazon but the current situation can't continue," she said. "I've had emails and phone calls from constituents who are unimpressed with their streets being full of cars.

"Accessibility and safety for residents must be respected and Amazon have to ensure they can ease local concerns, while also protecting their own staff.

"I look forward to speaking to Amazon and Fife Council to get their thoughts and try to find an acceptable solution for all parties."

An Amazon spokesperson said they were engaging with staff to try to relieve the issue.

“As a responsible neighbour, we take this matter seriously," said the spokesperson. "We have collaborated with Halbeath Park and Ride and are providing regular shuttle bus services for our employees to the fulfilment centre. Additional bus services from various locations have also been put in place.

"Safety is our top priority at Amazon and we have ensured social-distancing guidelines and safety measures are in place to keep our people safe.

"We are continuing to remind all employees of the additional travel and parking arrangements in place and to discourage parking in nearby residential areas.”