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 […]

New speed restriction change around Ferrytoll interchange

New speed restriction change around Ferrytoll interchange

The South West Fife Area Committee has agreed to promote a Traffic Regulation Order to replace previous speed restrictions made redundant by the current roadworks around the Ferrytoll interchange. The new restrictions will affect: Dunfermline Wynd; B980 Castlandhill Road; King Malcolm Drive; Milne Road; Ferry Toll Road and the Ferrytoll Interchange Roundabout. As part of […]