AN ART hub's heritage in Dunfermline has been preserved thanks to those who have served in it.

Built in 1934, the iconic Art Deco fire station still retains both steel poles which allowed firefighters to drop quickly from the upper floors.

The Fire and Rescue Service vacated the premises in 2010, then, with the support of Fife Council, the building was taken over by a local arts charity and re-opened as Fire Station Creative in 2015.

The gallery, studios and cafe has since hosted exhibitions, live music and other entertainment events.

In an effort to keep history alive and in good shape, Jordan Seymour, who has ambitions to become a firefighter, polished and restored the poles at the venue over several weeks while fulfilling other tasks such as redecorating the gallery.

“When I heard about all the great things that were happening here, it motivated me to volunteer," he said.

"I feel like the work you can do as a volunteer is appreciated and helps you get experience."

Retired fireman Andy ‘Whizz’ Hunter also constructed and donated a new display case which presents models of vintage fire appliances.

“It’s great that part of the building is dedicated to the fire service," Andy added.

"It's nice to know we’ve not been forgotten and the grassroots of the building are still here and are being recognised.

"There’s a lot of nostalgic memories.”

The refurbishment comes as the contemporary arts venue is approaching its sixth birthday.

Ian Moir, Fire Station Creative director, said: "We’re extremely grateful to Andy and Jordan for upgrading this important corner of the building, and for all the work they have put into it.

"These gentlemen exemplify the community spirit that we wish to uphold. While this building continues to serve local people, we will always ensure that its history is remembered."