As a result the 13-year-old boy, who had been in the company of other youths, received minor injuries but did not require hospital treatment.
Police are looking to trace a man in connection with the incident who may be able to assist with enquiries. He is understood to have been the passenger in a small silver car, possibly a Vauxhall Corsa or similar, with a registration which began with SV55. Both the man and the boy were seen to run across Rosehill Drive.
The man is described as being aged in his 30's and roughly 5 foot 11 inches in height with a stocky build and with short dark hair. He was wearing dark clothing.
The vehicle left the scene in the direction of Rowan Road.
Enquiry officer PC Niall Sutherland for Police Scotland said:
“The boy has not been seriously injured however this has understandably been an upsetting incident."
“The area would have been busy with traffic and pedestrians at the time and I would appeal to anyone who witnessed the incident or saw the vehicle to get in contact with us on 101 quoting reference number CF0016030119."
"Information can also be passed anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”