WORK to improve internet connectivity around Inverkeithing's rail station is set to take place if plans submitted to Fife Council are given the go-ahead.

Listed building consent is being sought by Abellio ScotRail to install an 'Internet of Things' gateway at the train station.

Work would include the installation of equipment such as an antenna, gateway box and associated cables.

A ScotRail spokesperson said the 'Internet of Things' gateway allowed numerous small sensors and devices over a large area to connect to the internet. These could include temperature/humidity sensors, air quality sensors and car park or bike rack occupancy sensors.

Launched in 2018 as a pioneering public-private partnership, Internet of Things (IoT) Scotland delivers seamless and resilient IoT connectivity to cities, towns and rural areas across Scotland.

The initiative enables organisations to gain new insights to help them make more informative data-driven decisions and helps organisations achieve a range of benefits from creating safer, more productive environments to delivering energy savings and cost efficiencies and helping to explore new business opportunities.