Longannet project in running for award

Longannet project in running for award

An initiative based at Longannet Power Station has been shortlisted for an award. ScotAsh, a project set up by ScottishPower and Lafarge Cement UK is in the running for an honour at the Institution of Mechanical Engineers’ Manufacturing Excellent 2012 awards.  The award ceremony will take place in London on 27 November. Chris Bennet, quality manager at […]

Futures programme sees £25,000 for Oakley

Futures programme sees £25,000 for Oakley

The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has launched a £25,000 action plan to help regenerate the area and to create local projects. The announcement was made by the Communities Futures programme run by the Trust. Nicky Wilson, vice chair of the Coalfield Regeneration Trust, said the Oakley plan followed on the back of three previous trials in […]

Dunfermline beer festival to benefit charity

This year’s Dunfermline Beer Festival is set to take place on 5 and 6 October in the Glen Pavilion in Pittencrieff Park. Alzheimer Scotland will be one of the charities to benefit from the event. Jane Maskelyne, dementia advisor for Central and West Fife, said: “Memory loss can be caused by lots of things, not […]

Regiment to hold annual driving competition

The Dunfermline-based Scottish Transport Regiment is preparing to hold its annual driving competition. The exercise is held to test the skills of the TA soldiers in driving and navigation and it also allowes non-forces drivers the chance to drive against soldiers. The event is to be held on Saturday, 6 October at 9am, and will […]

£1000 boost for 2nd Dunfermline Scouts

The 2nd Dunfermline Scout Group has received a cheque for £1000 from the retiring Chief Constable Norma Graham. The presentation was made to Graham McCallum who said: “Our group is delighted to receive this cheque from Fife Constabulary Charity Fund. This will go a long way towards funding the cost of our 2013 international trip […]

Roadworks for Pitcorthie

Pitcorthie Road in Dunfermline is to have its carriageway surface rewned meaning temporary diversions will be in place.  The work is due to be carried out from 8 October to 2 November. Fife Council hass said effort will be made to minimise the inconvenience to residents and motorists and any disruption will be kept to […]

Survey to find out what children want

Survey to find out what children want

Friends of Pittencrieff Park group is encouraging schools and residents to design a new play area for the park. The plan is for a new play area to replace the current equipment at the Nethertown entrance. A group spokesperson said: “Before anything is finalised it is important that we hear from children about what type […]

Green light for official farewell to Hyundai site

Green light for official farewell to Hyundai site

A MAJOR application for a development at the former Hyundai / Freescale site in Dunfermline was approved at the Fife Council meeting this week. Shepherd Offshore, owners of the site plan to develop the site for mixed use for installation of a general industrial area, warehousing and distribution facilities, a renewable energy plant and includes […]

Graduate from community 'Police Academy'

Fife Constabularly is to hold the Dunfermline 2012 Police in the Community Programme, starting on 24 October. The course has previously been presented by members from across Fife Constabulary to participants throughout the force area, including Dunfermline and most recently at the Adam Smith College in Kirkcaldy. The course takes place over a 7-week period […]