SEVERAL West Fife schools are almost at capacity.

There are more than 130 overcrowded schools in Scotland, according to a recent survey by the Scottish Government.

In West Fife, a number of schools were highlighted as being close to breaking point.

Two primary schools are currently over capacity, the Duloch schools and community campus site is currently at 110.4 per cent capacity, with 479 pupils on it's school roll compared to it's 434 limit.

Pitreavie Primary School is also under stress, sitting at 109.9 per cent capacity, with 29 extra students.

Other schools are on the tipping point, St Margaret's RC Primary is already 99.7 per cent full, Carnegie Primary is 97.2 per cent, Masterton Primary is 96.5 per cent and Kelty Primary is 95.7 per cent.

Two high schools are also filling up quickly, Woodmill High School is 95 per cent full and Dunfermline High School is at 90.7 per cent.

Pittencrieff, Donibristle, Townhill, and Bellyeoman primaries all have high pupil numbers, sitting at more than 90 per cent capacity.

Shelagh McLean, head of education and children's services, said: "We continually monitor the capacity of our schools and work to manage the challenges that rising school rolls can bring from time to time.

"Some flexibility is built into our modelling to help us manage pupil numbers and in some settings we can reconfigure the existing space in schools to create additional classroom spaces. Where that's not possible, we may consider temporary modular accommodation or a permanent extension to the school building."

Fife is home to nine overcrowded schools in total, six primary schools and three secondary.

Wormit Primary, in North East Fife, is at the top of the table, at 114 per cent capacity, followed closely by Viewforth High School, near Kirkcaldy, which is at 111.5 per cent. Duloch is the third most oversubscribed site in the Kingdom.