COFFEE and cakes will be on offer in Aberdour as a mother-and-daughter team have gained permission to open a cafe.

Magpie and Marigold, run by Lorna and Catherine MacNeil, opened on the village's High Street in December last year after taking over a former beauty salon.

The shop offers gifts, flowers, vintage and interiors and was first launched in 2018 on Shore Road, before expanding to Markinch and now within its owners' home town.

Lorna, a retired adult education tutor turned florist, and her daughter, Catherine, a part time food and textiles technology teacher in Fife, hope to emulate the Markinch 'sister shop', named The Curator, by offering coffee and cake in their new premises.

The pair have been granted permission to change the use of the shop, at 12 High Street, to a coffee shop with retail use.

In a statement attached to plans, Catherine stated the store will continue to offer gifts and homeware as well as a cafe.

Any food would be made in Markinch before being transported to Aberdour and options will include soups and toasted sandwiches.

She 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."

The West Fife store will become The Curator, Aberdour, featuring Magpie and Marigold florist.

The team are also helped by Catherine's sister, Alison, who is a wedding and events florist with 15 years industry experience.

Catherine said: "We love being busy and juggle the shops around lots of fun with kids and grandchildren.

"We are really looking forward to offering all of our favourite things under one roof in our home village of Aberdour.

"We are delighted to be centrally located on the High Street which is going from strength to strength."

Work to create a coffee bar area and to upgrade toilet facilities will take place over the next few months, with hopes for the cafe to be trading before the festive period.