Fife Council closes off Crossgates ‘dogging’ hotspot layby

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A Fife “dogging” hotspot has been closed off amid fears other public areas are being used for outdoor sex sessions.

Fife Council blocked access to a layby near Crossgates to prevent the site being illegally used by Travellers, and it has also had the effect of deterring doggers.

The layby is listed by the website Swinging Heaven as a top dogging site, along with Tentsmuir Forest, the car park outside Central Park in Cowdenbeath and the Lomond Hills.

However, the site adds: “Council have now blocked access at both ends so no action there anymore.”

Cowdenbeath councillor Peter Lockhart raised concerns about the car park beside Central Park, the home of Cowdenbeath FC, being listed.

He said: “I’ve asked police to look into it. It’s the last thing we need in Cowdenbeath.

“You don’t want it happening anywhere. What folk do in their own homes, and their own beds, is none of my business, but you don’t want to see it happening in public places where people could stumble on it.”

Cowdenbeath FC chief executive Alex Anderson said: “It’s nothing to do with the football club. Our car park is fully locked up.”