Flaring at a chemical plant in Fife has stopped after six days, Scotland's environment watchdog has said.

The facility at Mossmorran in Fife has provoked hundreds of complaints from residents, and prompted a formal investigation by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (Sepa).

Sepa say they have been advised by plant operators that the elevated flaring has ceased, but ground flaring will continue for a 'short period'.

Since Easter Sunday, more than 750 complaints have been received by residents who were concerned over the 'chemical smell' and loud, rumbling noises.

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Sepa said it would continue to monitor air quality and noise over the weekend.

On Monday, Sepa chief executive Terry A'Hearn will hold discussions with plant manager Jacob McAlister.

Mr A'Hearn said: "While the Mossmorran complex is a major industrial facility where this type of flaring is a legitimate safety mechanism, this is happening too often and the level and extent of flaring is wholly unacceptable.

"Understanding the impact of flaring provided by local communities, families and individuals is vitally important and, as such, we would encourage people to continue to report impacts directly to us online at www.sepa.org.uk/report or via our 24-hour pollution hotline on 0800 807060.

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"We'll continue to make information available as quickly as possible, including a further update on monitoring results early next week."

Mr McAlister said on Thursday that operators were committed to working constructively with Sepa and were already undertaking their own investigation.