SEVEN neighbourhoods in Dunfermline recorded the highest number of positive coronavirus rates in the past week.

A further five areas in West Fife are also listed in the highest 'red' category.

The figures from Public Health Scotland revealed hotspots in the area for the period November 29 to December 5, with cases per 100,000 population.

The highest number of cases was reported in Dunfermline Bellyeoman and Townhill, which had 29 positive cases in the past seven days.

That was followed by Dunfermline Duloch North and Lynebank, which had 18 cases in the same time period.

In West Fife, other 'red' neighbourhoods with the highest rates per 100,000 population were as follows: Crossgates and Halbeath (5 cases), Dunfermline Abbeyview North (9), Dunfermline Baldridgeburn (8), Dunfermline Duloch South (1-4), Dunfermline Headwell (6), Dunfermline Masterton (1-4), Kincardine (1-4), Oakley Comrie and Blairhall (1-4), Rosyth South (6) and Saline and Gowkhall (1-4).

Dalgety Bay Central (1-4 cases) was the only West Fife area in the 75-99 per 100,000 population category.

In the 50-74 category are: Crossford, Charlestown and Limekilns, Dunfermline Brucefield, Dunfermline Touch and Woodmill, Kelty West, Rosyth North and Valleyfield Culross and Torryburn (all 1-4 cases).

In the 30-49 category are: Dunfermline Abbeyview South, Dunfermline Central, Dunfermline Garvock Hill, Rosyth East.

In the 15-29 category are: Aberdour and Auchtertool and Kelty East (both 1-4 cases).

The following areas recorded zero positive COVID-19 cases: Cairneyhill and Crombie, Dalgety Bay East, Dalgety Bay West and Hillend, Dunfermline Milesmark and Wellwood, Dunfermline Pitcorthie East, Dunfermline Pitcorthie West, Hill of Beath and Kingseat, Inverkeithing East, North Queensferry and Inverkeithing and Rosyth Central.

Across Fife, in the past seven days, there were 392 cases.

When a neighbourhood has fewer than five positive cases, this area is represented as between one and four cases to help protect patient confidentiality.