Outlander banners put up to attract visitors to a Fife village have been removed by council officials because they didn’t get permission.
Dysart Community Council erected the two banners last week to promote the fact that scenes from the second season of the hit TV series had been filmed in the area.
But in less than 24 hours the posters had disappeared and it was at first suspected the culprit was an overzealous Outlander fan.
However, the community council soon found out the mystery removers were actually Fife Council who took down the banners because they weren’t contacted beforehand.
They also claimed the well- intentioned gesture had “contravened traffic regulations” as they were too close to fast-moving traffic.
Fife Council now plans to return the banners which local businesses paid £20 each to feature on.
But they will be advising the community council where in the village they are allowed to hang them.
Eunice Cameron, secretary of the community council, said: “I understand that I may have contravened some law, but I think the law’s an ass in this case.
“I was extremely annoyed. They hadn’t contacted me to tell me they had removed them, even though it states quite clearly that they were put up by the community council.
“I made sure they were secure and wouldn’t be a disturbance to drivers by flapping about in the wind.
“The whole idea is to encourage visitors to the village, we want them to see what else Dysart has to offer.
“How can we advertise without signs? Can someone at the council explain that to me.
“I feel sorry for all the business owners who gave us £20 each to have their names on the sign. I feel like we’ve let them down and they’ve been conned.”
Fans travelled from all over Scotland to Dysart last year after film crews moved into the area to begin filming the second series of Outlander.
The picturesque harbour was transformed into a film set by removing lamp-posts, adding smoke machines and extra lighting to create the authentic-looking scenes.