Why was there a heavy police presence outside Kirkcaldy?

Police at Standing Stane Road
Police at Standing Stane Road

A heavy police presence was reported on the outskirts of Kirkcaldy today.

Some reports noted that there were a number of vehicles parked near Standing Stane Road early this afternoon.

Members of the public reported seeing a number of officers investigating some wooded areas just off a farm road.

Two police cars, a large van, and a smaller van were parked nearby.

A handful of officers with dogs were spotted through the trees, prompting some members of the public to question what was going on via social media.

However, a spokesman for Police Scotland said that Fife Division had no recorded incidents in that area.

The spokesman added that there was no cause for alarm, and it was likely a training exercise.