PLANS have been submitted for a new coffee shop within a vintage and gift store in Aberdour.

Magpie and Marigold hopes to offer a "light snack" option in the village and would add to its current offerings of flowers, gifts and vintage.

The shop recently opened on High Street, with a "sister cafe" in Markinch, and has now sought permission from Fife Council to change the use of the building from retail to retail with a coffee shop.

The building was previously used as a beauty salon.

Applicant Catherine MacNeil says the store will be of mixed use, with gifts, homeware, interiors, coffee and cake all on offer.

Any food would be made in Markinch and transported to Aberdour.

Options are planned to include soups, reheated and kept in a soup kettle, as well as toasted sandwiches and cakes.

In a supporting statement, Ms MacNeil wrote: "There are currently limited ‘light snack’ menus available for sit-in in the village, with the hotel and bistro offering more formal dining options, therefore our offering would fill this gap.

"Creating a mix of uses for 12 High Street will support the sustainability of our business and allow us to create new posts/boost our local economy."

She added that noise disruption would be kept to a minimum, with low background music, customer interaction, and sound from the operation of the coffee machine.

Magpie and Marigold started in 2014 selling handmade gifts at craft fairs and markets.

Its branches offer a carefully curated collection of gifts from indie businesses and seasonal flowers.

Opening hours will remain between 9am and 4pm except during village events.

Outside, the plastic signage is to be removed and the storefront restored to its original wood and repainted.

Signage would be subtle window stickers "with a focus on the traditional shop front".