Horticulture training at Botanic Garden

St Andrews Botanic Garden recently celebrated successful completion of a new and very practical training course in horticulture, held in the garden and based on material and support provided by the Royal Botanic Garden in Edinburgh. The formal graduation took place in Edinburgh early in September and St Andrews followed up with a presentation of […]

St Andrews Colts race night

St Andrews Colts are holding a Race Night to raise funds for the club on Saturday, 17 November 2012 at the St Andrews Bowling Club from 7.30pm until late. Tickets cost £2.00 and can be collected from any Team Manager or Committee Member.

Council leader goes out on the new 6am bin shift

Council leader goes out on the new 6am bin shift

The new bin collection service is being rolled out in Fife.  Refuse collectors will be working longer hours, which means your bins could be emptied anytime between 6am and 9pm. Leader of Fife Council, Councillor Alex Rowley, pictured,  joined the teams on the first day of the new collection arrangements.  He said:  “I am pleased […]

'Buoyant' market for Babcock

Babcock International which has a base at Rosyth dockyard has said it has maintained a £13billion order book. Its six month trading update has been released. The company said: “Reflecting the buoyant market conditions we are experiencing, we continue to identify new opportunities before a formal competitive process has begun.  We are currently tracking significant […]

The Fife music blog: Kevin Quinn

The Fife music blog: Kevin Quinn

I’m Kevin Quinn, host of Kingdom Cuts – a weekly local music radio show which began in May 2011. We started off on Kingdom FM with a 12 minute show every Thursday, but now we have an hour long show once a week on Existence Internet Radio. I’ll be keeping you up to speed with […]

Video: Questions tendered at Scotrail meeting

Video: Questions tendered at Scotrail meeting

St Andrews rail campaigner Jane Ann Liston joined residents from Dalgety Bay, Burntisland, Aberdour and Inverkeithing to attend a public meeting organised by Scotrail to discuss rail issues with Fife residents. The aim of the meeting, which was held in Dalgety Bay, was to give residents a chance to raise issues and to ask questions about […]

Boost for Fife digital technology

Boost for Fife digital technology

Dalgety Bay has seen its digital network upgraded already, but now it is to be the turn of other neighbouring communities in the Kingdom, including Burntisland and Cowdenbeath. BT has announced a further major investment in Fife, pledging to roll-out its £2.5 billion high-speed fibre broadband network to 33,700 more homes and businesses. The latest local communities to benefit, […]

Two-shift bin collection approved

A two-shift bin collection system was approved by Fife Council and will be implemented from 15 October. Residents will see collections taking place from 6am to 9pm, Monday to Friday.  The new system will mean a £800,000 saving for the council, however the union Unite rejected the proposal and said it was intending to ballot […]

Far Eastern promise for firm

Far Eastern promise for firm

The Dalgety Bay-based company Havelock Europa has seen its interior fittings business rise by 19 per cent which reflects a total worth of £34million, according to a recent statement  by the firm on its latest figures. It has been keen to highlight a recovery in retail based on the rise. Overseas work for Havelock is also […]

Beware of doorstep workmen

Householders across Fife are being warned to beware of callers to their door offering to carry out work on their home or garden. There have been incidents where people who agree to have work carried out have been charged exorbitant amounts of money for substandard work, or for work that is never carried out at […]