DUNFERMLINE Model Aero Club is hoping West Fife farmers can help them land a new site from which to fly its miniature planes.

It was established 85 years ago and has been active on various sites, in Inverkeithing, Dunfermline and Saline, participating in competition at all levels of the sport and organising home international meetings.

It is now looking to rent a piece of reasonably flat meadow or silage field some 200 feet / 60 metres square, or more, as a flying site, with an adjacent area for parking five vehicles.

Track access to a public road would be needed, and the club would hope for clearance from power lines of some 100 yard/metres to allow radio control flying.

The club website explains: "We are the longest continuously established club in Scotland, founded in 1936.

"Also we are the only multidisciplinary club in Scotland with members building and flying a wide range of model types.

"Our aim is to encourage the building and flying of all types of model aircraft in the Dunfermline and wider Fife area."

If they can agree on a new site, the club would provide agreed padlocks, maintain the field and put in the work to produce a suitable surface by filling hoof holes and mowing the grass.

It would even provide an electric stock fence if necessary – sheep are no problem, but cattle hooves aren't kind to runways.

With the planned expansion of Dunfermline southwards, the club is looking further afield for a new home – east towards Kirkcaldy, north towards Kinross, or west towards Kincardine.

The previous site was rented for 18 years from Lord Elgin and managed by Davidson and Robertson of Currie – the club would be happy to approach D and R for a reference.

Any farmers who think they may have a site suitable for the club should contact Michael Grimes by emailing map.grimes@btinternet.com or texting 07717474860.

The club's website www.dunfermlinemodelaeroclub.co.uk has more information on its activities, including its field maintenance work.