PLANS are in place to replace the roundhouse built by volunteers at Lochore Meadows after a fire set by vandals.

As reported by the Times, the building at Tod Island was used by Outdoor Education Fife for learning activities prior to the devastating blaze on Monday, July 4.

It had been "integral" to the sessions on offer - which included bushcraft and teambuilding exercises - and was used by thousands of young people over the years.

Speaking to the Times this week, Sarah Roxburgh, community manager, said: "We want to replace the roundhouse, but our plans for this are at a very early stage.

"I'm not aware of any activities needing to be cancelled as a result of the fire, but sadly participants will have missed out as a result of the loss of the roundhouse, which has always been a valued part of activities programme."

The fire was not the only act of anti-social behaviour carried out at the site as people accessed the island and vandalised the camp set-up; which included burning the log store and kitchen, as well as defecating around the camp.

The needless act caused the Outdoor Education Team to feel "sad, angry and disillusioned.”

The team have “vowed” to replace the structure after the summer period.

They previously said: “Once we get through our busy summer period we have vowed that we will find a way to build it back bigger and better so that future generations of young people that come through the centre can experience the quality outdoor learning activities that we strive to deliver at Outdoor Education Fife.”