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 […]

Forth Road Bridge lorry chaos driver appears in court

A man has been charged with dangerous driving after a lorry overturned on the Forth Road Bridge on Tuesday, 14th March.

Forth Road Bridge lorry chaos driver appears in court

A man has been charged with dangerous driving after a lorry overturned on the Forth Road Bridge on Tuesday, 14th March. As a result of this incident, the bridge was closed in both directions for around three and a half hours until the vehicle was safely recovered. It caused chaos across the road networks in […]

New mobile phone payment service launched for parking charges

Motorists are now able to use a new mobile phone service to pay for parking in Fife.

New mobile phone payment service launched for parking charges

Motorists are now able to use a new mobile phone service to pay for parking in Fife. RingGo allows motorists to pay using their credit or debit cards without the need for displaying a ticket on their dashboard. Council charging car parks and on street parking in Anstruther, Cupar, Dunfermline, Inverkeithing, Kirkcaldy and St Andrews are all […]

Blairhall residents to vote on best use of £25k Coalfields fund

Blairhall residents have a unique chance to shape their area’s future.

Blairhall residents to vote on best use of £25k Coalfields fund

Blairhall residents have a unique chance to shape their area’s future by taking part in the Coalfields Community Futures Family Fun Day in the New Community Centre in Wilson Street, from 11am until 2pm on Saturday, November 26. The Coalfields Regeneration Trust has supported the local Steering Group as it conducted a major household survey […]

Christmas giving tree to aid Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids

Locals in Dunfermline are being encouraged to make a difference for a child in need this Christmas.

Locals in Dunfermline are being encouraged to make a difference for a child in need this Christmas by leaving a gift under the Giving Tree at a local showhome. Annfields, a Dundas Estates development, is supporting Radio Forth’s Cash for Kids Christmas Gift Appeal this Christmas. From 1-15 December, people can leave a secret Santa […]

Fife MoD base one of eight sites to close

MOD Caledonia at Rosyth is to close and be sold off by the Ministry of Defence.

Fife MoD base one of eight sites to close

MOD Caledonia at Rosyth is to close and be sold off by the Ministry of Defence. The military site is one of eight sites or barracks in Scotland to be closed, the UK defence minister has announced. 56 defence sites are to be sold off in total by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) by 2040. […]

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 […]

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