FAIR doos, we don't have planning permission, but the future of Rosyth Racing Pigeon Club is at stake if we don't get consent. 

That's the plea from the bird fanciers who have ruffled feathers at Fife Council by putting up a portable cabin without the necessary approval. 

And they've told the local authority the club, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, could be grounded for good if an agreement isn't reached. 

They've applied to the council for retrospective planning permission to site the portable cabin at the rugby club home of the Rosyth Sharks, on Harley Street. 

Dunfermline Press: Rosyth Racing Pigeon Club's portable cabin has recently been decorated to make it 'more pleasing to the eye'.Rosyth Racing Pigeon Club's portable cabin has recently been decorated to make it 'more pleasing to the eye'. (Image: Google Maps)

In a letter to the council, Gordon Cree from the Rosyth Racing Pigeon Club apologised for the oversight and said: "The club was founded in 1973 and we are celebrating our 50th anniversary this year, but this could also be our last year if we don’t get planning permission.

"We are a club with very little resources and we probably would have to fold if we had to incur an additional cost in removing and scrapping the portable cabin.

"We are also a club where the majority of the members are elderly and a few are living alone so the club provides a lifeline for those members where they can have a chat with like-minded people."

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In their application the club said they didn't believe planning permission was required "as it had previously been located in the same place several years ago".

Mr Cree explained that the portable cabin had recently been located at the Civil Service Club in Rosyth but they had to find a new home when Dunfermline Athletic took over the lease. 

They entered into discussions with the rugby club about putting the cabin there but said that a requirement for planning permission was not mentioned. 

He added: "However, this is obviously not the case so again, please accept our apologies." 

The club's portable cabin is just over 10 metres long and 2.4m in height. Just across the road from Rosslyn's newsagents, it's used for meetings and no pigeons are kept in it.

Mr Cree concluded: "We have already decorated the outside to make it look a bit more pleasing to the eye, and I hope the points that I have raised will go a long way in you making a positive decision for us at the club."