A SPECIALIST survey is to be carried out to find out people's perceptions of the Fife Ethylene Plant at Mossmorran.

ExxonMobil Chemical Limited is keen to seek feedback on its operations, particularly with regard to its social and environmental activities.

An independent research company has been contracted to conduct interviews to gain valuable insight as to how people see the gas plant.

Exxon/Mobil have found themselves criticised, along with Shell who operate the NGL plant at Mossmorran, following flaring incidents, but at the same time the organisation, and their FEP staff, do a lot of good work in the community.

Indeed, next week a special Burns Lunch event will see senior citizens entertained at the plant only a couple of weeks after Cowdenbeath, Lumphinnans and Lochgelly senior citizens were invited to attend the Cowdenbeath Community Theatre's pantomime at the Lochgelly Centre, as guests of the company.