‘Fatbergs’ weighing the equivalent of 28 adult elephants have been cleared from the sewers of St Andrews.
Scottish Water spent six weeks carrying out a ‘deep clean’ beneath the historic town’s streets in a bid to clear blockages and prevent flooding.
In total, 160 tonnes of fats, oils and grease were vacuumed out using specialist equipment.
Kitchens in a host of restaurants and cafes in St Andrews have now been fitted with grease-trapping devices in a bid to prevent more fatbergs from building.
Mike Will, waste water operations general manager at Scottish Water, said: “As a result of our time in Fife, the sewers will be 160 tonnes lighter.
“There was no secret to this diet’s success – this weight loss was only possible with the incredible support from the businesses we visited.”