Permission being sought to erect windfarm in Forth

Permission being sought to erect windfarm in Forth

Turbine developer 2-B Energy has applied for planning permission to erect two turbines at its Forthwind project in the Firth of Forth. The firm hopes its windfarm of up to nine turbines will be operational by next summer. The company, which is based in Aberdour’s Boathouse offices at Silver Sands and has offices in the Netherlands, has […]

Shoppers beware as ATM card skimming device discovered

Shoppers beware as ATM card skimming device discovered

Police have warned shoppers to stay alert after a card skimming device was discovered in Dunfermline. The device was found on a Tesco Pay at Pump petrol station. Detective Inspector Colin Robson, of Police Scotland, said: “Such devices often feature a skimming mechanism and a camera which records their key strokes. He added: “This allows […]

98.6% of Fife to have BT superfast broadband by December 2018

98.6% of Fife to have BT superfast broadband by December 2018

Fife is to see more superfast broadband coverage for homes and businesses thanks to the early success of the Digital Scotland Superfast Broadband (DSSB) project. Scottish Cabinet Secretary for Finance and Constitution, Derek Mackay MSP, announced this week that strong take up figures mean that an additional £15.6m is being re-invested back into the programme. Work […]

Beamer Rock Lighthouse could be introduced as ‘gateway’ to Fife

Beamer Rock Lighthouse could be introduced as ‘gateway’ to Fife

Initial plans to re-erect the Forth’s Beamer Rock Lighthouse as an informal gateway feature on the hill overlooking the Forth Road Bridge have been given the go-ahead by Fife councillors in principle. The South West Fife Area Committee members felt that more consultation was required with the North Queensferry Community to inform them of the details […]

Scotland’s skills group awards Fife with over £1million for 250 apprenticeships

Scotland’s skills group awards Fife with over £1million for 250 apprenticeships

Over £1 million has been awarded to Fife Council and Fife College to run a programme of Foundation Apprenticeships for local young people over the next two years. Skills Development Scotland (SDS) has awarded the funds to create 250 new Foundation Apprentice opportunities for young people. The new Foundation Apprenticeships will give hundreds of young people the […]

Forth Road Bridge lorry chaos driver in court

Forth Road Bridge lorry chaos driver in court

A man has been charged with dangerous driving after a lorry overturned on the Forth Road Bridge on Tuesday, 14th March. As a result of this incident, the bridge was closed in both directions for around three and a half hours until the vehicle was safely recovered. It caused chaos across the road networks in […]

Council chiefs pledge to spend £10million on Fife’s roads

Council chiefs pledge to spend £10million on Fife’s roads

Fife Council chiefs have approved an additional investment for roads maintenance projects, increasing the Fife wide capital investment to £10million in 2017/18 and 2018/19.   The additional funding will be used to improve: urban named roads, footways in housing precincts, rural primary routes, and the condition of all roads. David Brown, Service Manager for Network […]

Temporary road closure for zebra crossing works at St Andrews bus station

The junction of City Road and Station Road in St Andrews will be temporarily closed on Wednesday 15th March.

Temporary road closure for zebra crossing works at St Andrews bus station

The junction of City Road and Station Road in St Andrews will be temporarily closed on Wednesday 15th March from 01.00hrs to 05.00hrs to allow essential works to safely be carried out. The work is being carried out at this time in agreement with the local councillors that this will cause the least amount of […]

Police issue warning over sightings of Forth’s humpback whale

Police issue warning over sightings of Forth’s humpback whale

Recent sightings of the Humpback whale in the Forth estuary in recent weeks have been proving a popular attraction at Pettycur Bay, Kinghorn, bringing visitors from all over. Humpback sightings are not uncommon in Scotland, but a whale this size being so far up the Forth estuary is a lot more unusual. People have been […]