LESLEY Laird, MP for Kirkcaldy and Cowdenbeath, is holding the first of a series of community surgeries in venues across the constituency starting on Saturday.

This will give local residents an opportunity to have a chat, or find advice.

The community surgeries will take place on Saturday, November 4 at: ASDA in Dalgety Bay, 9.30-10.00 am, Cowdenbeath Leisure Centre, 10.30-11am and Sainsbury's in Kirkcaldy Retail Park from 11.30-noon.

These locations and times will be repeated on the first Saturday of every month from now on.

Lesley Laird said: "It's very important to me that I'm accessible to any constituents who want to speak to me and these surgeries offer people a chance to meet me outwith my traditional advice surgeries.

"I hope people take the opportunity to come and discuss any issue they would like me to take up on their behalf, or raise any concerns they may have."

Going forward, Lesley will also hold regular surgeries every Friday in her constituency office between 9.30-10.30am.