A SUMMER opening may be an "optimistic" outlook for a Dunfermline cafe which has been battling construction issues.

Cafe Wynd closed in November as repairs to the main water pipe beneath the flooring began but "many many years" of leaking has caused extensive damage to the base of the building.

Staff at the city centre eatery had been operating with a temporary fix while the problem was investigated, however announced late last year that the entire floor would need to be stripped and refitted.

Then, they expected work to take up to a month but last week it was revealed that due to ongoing work even a summer opening may be unlikely.

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A statement on social media read: "Thought we should give an update on where we’re at with the café. Apologies for radio silence, there just isn’t very much to say yet.

"We’re not really any further ahead. A lot of work has been flagged and we’re waiting for the full scope and costs to be finalised before a contractor and start date can be confirmed.

"We’ve been advised an early summer opening is the optimistic scenario.

"It is causing a huge amount of frustration, not least because there is nothing we can do to hurry things along.

"We're missing the hustle and bustle and can't wait to be back in action"

In December an update said there had been "monumental issues" with the concrete base, meaning the job to repair damage was "far bigger" than expected.