IN APRIL it was the end of an era as a family-run Cowdenbeath pub now closed its doors.

The final pints were poured at the Dunvegan Bar as its owners called time on the business.

Its closure was not unexpected as the Times previously reported that June and Ewan Ross were struggling to keep the Broad Street pub going due to soaring running costs.

The couple made the decision after being faced with a seven-fold rise in their electricity bill to £43,500 a year, rocketing from the £6,500 sum they previously paid.

June had told us that the pub would continue to trade throughout the early part of the year but would then be sold and later transformed into flats.

Taking to social media to inform customers, she said: "It has finally happened.

"We shut our doors for the last time at close of business last night.

"We are deeply sorry that we did not give our customers more notice but it was outwith our control with regards to complications with the legalities of the sale.

"We want to thank each and every one of you for your loyal support, custom and friendship over the years we have run the 'Sunny Dunny'.

"We hope the good times and banter we have had will remain with you all."

Also this month:

Plans for 211 new homes at Kinglassie were approved as Fife Council said it won't make the existing traffic problems any worse.

One of the most dangerous roads in Scotland is in Cowdenbeath, according to a new Fife Council report.

Hugh Black & Sons was top of the chops after the butchers picked up two gold awards.