VIDEO: Fife beach closed amid oil spill investigations

A Fife beach has been closed to the public following an overnight oil spill.

Experts are currently assessing the contamination at the sands in Limekilns and Charlestown in the west of the region and a cordon has been thrown up around the area.

Locals have reported a stench of oil and a black oil-like substance over a large section of coastline.

A spokesman for Forth Ports confirmed the organisation was investigating a “reported small oil spill” at Limekilns.

“It appears to be a light refined diesel,” he said.

“On receiving the initial report, Forth Ports immediately sent a pollution response vessel to the area to investigate and nothing was found on the water.

The oil spill at Limekilns.