MOWI in Rosyth could be set for expansion with plans to increase the size of its salmon processing factory.

A proposed extension would accommodate additional fish processing and freezing to grow the export market from Fife.

Planning permission was previously approved in 2020 for a smaller addition but due to business demands the size had to be increased and a new application has been put to Fife Council.

A supporting statement says the extension would consist of a larger production area with two loading bays to the eastern end of the factory's Hall B.

It added: "The creation and development of the new Fish Processing Facility at Rosyth has come at a time whereby fabrication jobs at the nearby Shop Building yard of Babcock have reduced due to the completion of the two Royal Navy Aircraft Carriers.

"The sustainable business of Salmon processing, which is Scotland's largest Food Export, has grown the site following the significant investment by Mowi.

"The benefit this has meant locally has been from a standing start there have been circa some 500 jobs created rising to 750 jobs at peak times such as Christmas."

The site was first purchased by Meridian Salmon in 2011, which then commenced the journey to establish a new salmon processing manufacturing facility.

The company was taken over by Marine Harvest, now known as MOWI, in 2014 and continued job investment by completing works to form a new hall.