The Telegraph (p5) reports that a working group set up by the Labour-run authority removed the name of Kirkaldy's most famous son and replaced it with that of its twin town in Germany.
Ann Watters, a Liberal Democract councillor and chair of the Kirkcaldy Civic Society, said: 'The decision to abandon Adam Smith is a disaster for the local tourist industry. I don't think the Labour Party in Fife like Adam Smith becaue his policies don't always agree with theirs.'
However, Christine May, the council leader, dismissed as 'stupid' suggestions that the decision was politically inspired. 'We can't have everything on the signs and Adam Smith is commemorated on civic buildings. I don't feel that he is neglected.'