Medieval North Queensferry to St Andrews pilgrim trail to be rekindled

Medieval North Queensferry to St Andrews pilgrim trail to be rekindled

An exciting new long distance walking route the Fife Pilgrim Way is set to become a reality thanks to funding of £399,000 from The National Lottery. Fife was known as Scotland’s Pilgrim Kingdom in medieval times, the Pilgrim Way which begins at either Culross Abbey or North Queensferry and is based on, and echoes the […]

Missing teen last seen in St Andrews sparks police appeal

Missing teen last seen in St Andrews sparks police appeal

Police in Fife are appealing for information to help trace a teenager reported missing from St Andrews on Monday 20th March.  Liam Southby (15) was visiting a relative in St Andrews and failed to return to his home in the Airdrie area. Liam was last seen in the early hours of Monday 20th March 2017 […]

Three men sentenced to jail after Burntisland attack

Three men sentenced to jail after Burntisland attack

Three men who attacked a man at a property in Burntisland last year have been jailed. At the Edinburgh High Court on Tuesday 21st March, Christopher Martin (27), Dean Walls (31) and Craig Robertson (37) pleaded guilty to assault to severe injury. The incident took place within an address on Melville Gardens where a 42 […]

Disruption as east coast train engine goes on fire at Leuchars

Disruption as east coast train engine goes on fire at Leuchars

Rail services were disrupted when a busy commuter train’s engine went on fire just outside Leuchars. Passengers were evacuated from a carriage after a Virgin Trains east coast train at around 11.30am on 21 March. It was en route from Leeds to Aberdeen. The incident led to significant disruption to other services.  The train was terminated […]

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

Police have warned shoppers to stay alert after a card skimming device was discovered in Dunfermline.

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 […]

Youth charged over Dunfermline war memorial incident

Youth charged over Dunfermline war memorial incident

Police in Fife have charged a 14-year-old boy in connection with anti-social behaviour that happened at the war memorial in Monastery Street, Dunfermline. Inquiries are on-going to trace other individuals involved in this incident on Friday 10th March. A report will be submitted to the Children’s Reporter.

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 […]

Objections to upgrading of Pitdinnie Road in Cairneyhill considered

Objections to upgrading of Pitdinnie Road in Cairneyhill considered

Local councillors have been discussing objections to Road Construction Consent for upgrading of Pitdinnie Road in Cairneyhill. After consideration of the various points, the area committee members felt that objections had  been satisfactorily addressed. It was agreed that the works should be given the go ahead. The final Roads Construction Consent will be issued once […]