A DUNFERMLINE venue has announced plans to close its doors after Hogmanay.

Fire Station Creative (FSC), which hosts studios, a cafe, bar, and gallery, will re-open in mid-January following an extended break.

Previously, gallery curator Ian Moir has called the arts hub an "indispensable cultural asset".

The 87-year-old building on Carnegie Drive was put in jeopardy during July's heatwave when render began to loosen from the facade.

Scaffolding has been in place since the sudden rise in temperature caused a panel of roughcasting to come loose.

The full project to repair the damage is estimated to cost around £36,000.

He told the Press that the closure would allow for staff to take a portion of annual leave at the same time, adding that the first month of the year was usually quieter for business.

FSC's current exhibition, Dazed, comes from 23-year-old artist Leah Moodie and is described as exploring "aspects of domesticity and questions our perceptions of the Western 'home' environment".

The show will be on display until December 31 and entry is free.

Tickets for the venue's Hogmanay party, which features live performances from Sophie De Rose and Jason Duffy, are available on Eventbrite.

Fire Station Creative will be open as normal until the end of the year then closed from January 1 until re-opening on January 18.