Victims of yet another episode of flooding in Rosyth have called for action to prevent it happening again.
Park Road and the surrounding area were knee-deep in water when heavy rain and melting snow brought floods across the region on Tuesday.
Children had to be carried from Park Road Primary School and gardens were submerged in the lowest part of the town, which has suffered repeatedly over a number of years.
Authorities have been urged to come up with a solution, and a public meeting is being called to allow people to seek answers.
David Hamilton said there had been four floods since he moved into Park Road four years ago.
He said: “We always get the same thing from the council, all talk and no action. Prevention is better than cure and the money it has spent on clearing up could have been spent on dredging the burn.”
Rosyth councillor Sam Steele waded through what she called an “immense” volume of water to speak to those affected on Tuesday.
She said: “This has been going on for far too long. I was a school pupil at Park Road in the 1970s and this was an issue then.
“It is utterly unacceptable that residents in Park Road, Craig Street, Burnside, Park Lea and surrounding areas are having to put up with this.”
At the request of Rosyth Community Council, she is organising a public meeting, likely to be held in April, with Scottish Water, SEPA, local politicians and council officers.
She said: “Rosyth residents deserve facts and solutions, not vague mentions of surveys and empty promises.”
Fife Council said that Scottish Water is exploring a scheme for Rosyth and in the meantime there was little that could be done to relieve the situation. Firefighters, it said, were unable to pump the water out as there was nowhere for it to go.
Terry Haigh, consultant engineer for harbours, flood and coast, said: “The council, in partnership with Scottish Water, is currently investigating the flooding in the Park Road area.
“This is part of an integrated catchment study for the Dunfermline area which feeds into the local flood risk management plan.
“The outcome of this study will determine the steps that can be taken going forward to help address flooding in the future.”
A Scottish Water spokeswoman confirmed the study for Dunfermline and Iron Mill Bay included the Park Road area.
She said: “The study is examining flooding evidence from sewers and burns and will be used to determine potential solutions to any issues identified.
“We will endeavour to have this completed as soon as possible.”