St Andrews prepares for road closures as Lammas Market arrives

St Andrews prepares for road closures as Lammas Market arrives

St Andrews is hosting the annual Lammas Market from Friday 11 August to Tuesday 15 August 2017. The Lammas Market has something for everyone and is an excellent way to end the school holidays. Attractions on offer this year are: Friday 11 August to Tuesday 15 August – Market Street, St. Andrews 11.00am – 11.00pm  […]

Schools apps workshops gives pupils DigitalXtra skills boost

Schools apps workshops gives pupils DigitalXtra skills boost

Primary school pupils in Fife are benefiting from a new after school computing club set up by Fife College to inspire Scotland’s next generation of digital users. The College, in partnership with Commercial Primary School staff in Dunfermline, have launched an after school workshop for 20 primary seven pupils which focuses on delivering a course […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Fife MoD base to become centre of Army operations in Scotland

Leuchars near St Andrews is to become the centre of Army operations in Scotland, the Ministry of Defence has said.

Fife MoD base to become centre of Army operations in Scotland

Leuchars near St Andrews  is to become the centre of Army operations in Scotland, the Ministry of Defence has said. Sir Michael Fallon was in Scotland and made the announcement speaking in Edinburgh. Last year, the Government said eight military sites were to close in Scotland in the next 15 years, including MoD Caledonia in Rosyth. […]

Spot checks on local businesses

Fife Council’s Environmental Enforcement Officers are carrying out spot checks on local businesses, making sure new Waste (Scotland) Regulations are followed. Over the last year, we’ve been working with local businesses to raise awareness of the changes in waste legislation. Since 1 January 2014, all businesses, organisations and public sector bodies need to separate recyclable […]

Apprenticeships working out for youth contracts

Apprenticeships working out for youth contracts

Young Fifers are finding their way to the right careers thanks to the Fife Youth Job Contract. Emma Cockburn (18), Neil Trebble (19), Callum Russell (19) and Connor Hutchison (20) are the latest success stories for the project. They started with SGM, Inverkeithing on a variety of Modern Apprenticeships from Business Administration to Agricultural Services Engineering. Scottish […]

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