Why was there a heavy police presence outside Kirkcaldy?

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

Wednesday, 24th January 2018, 4:43 pm
Updated Friday, 26th January 2018, 4:20 pm
Police at Standing Stane Road

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.

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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.