PLANS to create two solar farms at Rosyth dockyard have been unveiled.

Babcock Marine (Rosyth) Limited are preparing to submit a full application to Fife Council for the project.

A screening opinion from the local authority has been requested, asking if an environmental impact assessment will need to be presented as part of the planning process.

Two sites, described as Solar Area A and Solar Area B, would be used between the Rosyth Royal Dockyard to the south, Ministry of Defence (MOD Caledonia) facilities to the north, and farm land to the northwest.

The zone has been described as "set-aside" land which contains woodland.

Solar Area A would include the installation of a large-scale solar farm to the northern portion of the dockyard where the land slopes down to the main access road.

It would comprise ground-mounted Solar PV tables.

Solar Area B would be situated within a disused carpark to the northeast part of the dockyard where "flat roof" weighted equipment could be accommodated.

The anticipated capacity of both farms would total 4.8 megawatts.

The expected annual output is 3,848MWh, with an anticipated CO2 saving of 1090 tonnes per year.