Gail Milne's Food in Fife: 'a celebration of taste and an 80s era tribute…'

Gail Milne's Food in Fife: 'a celebration of taste and an 80s era tribute…'

  Food review by Gail Milne: The Clubhouse, Harbour Drive, Dalgety Bay, Fife. It’s not often mum gets a treat, even when it’s her birthday. A forgotten date in the calendar usually, and it was, yet again.   However, it did not go without its special, secret treat, albeit accidentally. Taking a last-minute decision to eat […]

Gail Milne's Food in Fife: Flying the (blue) flag for the Sands at Aberdour

Gail Milne's Food in Fife: Flying the (blue) flag for the Sands at Aberdour

  Food review by Gail Milne: Sands Café, Silver Sands, Hawkcraig Road, Aberdour, Fife.   We’re so privileged to have the ‘Fife Riviera’ right on our doorsteps. Aberdour’s beaches featured in the prestigious ‘Blue Flag’ and Seaside Awards again – a testament to the excellent facilities which include lifeguards and first aid provision. It does […]

Dunfermline's Maggie Mitchell: 'Side dishes' are cooking up a revolution in the way eating out is packaged

Dunfermline's Maggie Mitchell: 'Side dishes' are cooking up a revolution in the way eating out is packaged

Recently, Dunfermline’s residents have come to expect a little more from their eating out experiences as the town’s eateries have begun a revolution in dining out.  Walking tours, open mic nights and cinema experiences while you eat are just some of the activities on offer as several of the city’s dining rooms  have developed their […]

The Fife Music Column: Kevin Quinn reveals a special gig

The Fife Music Column: Kevin Quinn reveals a special gig

Glenrothes singer songwriter Dean Chalmers is putting on a gig to raise funds for his deceased neighbour’s son. Dean has called on some of Fife’s finest acts for this fund-raising gig on Saturday, 2 February at the Windsor in Kirkcaldy. Joining him on stage will be Indie heroes Calm as the Colour, Ladybank boys Waiting […]

The Fife Music Column: 'Young, gifted and punk', says Kevin Quinn

The Fife Music Column: 'Young, gifted and punk', says Kevin Quinn

Dunfermline punk-pop band Missing Myla are back and hoping to make 2013 their year. The young band built up quite a fanbase, partly thanks to  female fans swooning over frontman Danny Christie, and there was a lot of broken hearts when they split up last September. But now with new members and new tunes the band […]

The Fife Music Column: Kevin Quinn looks back on the year's highlights

The Fife Music Column: Kevin Quinn looks back on the year's highlights

It’s been quite a year for Fife musicians – with notable successes, break-ups and a host of new bands impressing, with 2013 looking like being a lucky one for our top acts hoping to make the breakthrough and sign an elusive record deal. Glenrothes lo-fi rockers Tango in the Attic have been enjoying themselves in […]

The Fife Music Column: 'Come on DA'

The Fife Music Column: 'Come on DA'

It seems that most football clubs are in financial trouble these days, but Dunfermline band Shamanic have come up with a novel idea to help their club. The band has written a tune for their beloved Dunfermline Athletic to raise much needed funds for the cash strapped club. Featuring the full squad, Pars legend Jim […]

The Fife music column: Kevin Quinn on break-ups and reunions

The Fife music column: Kevin Quinn on break-ups and reunions

It’s been a turbulent time of late within local music. The sad news has reached me recently that two more beloved local acts who had made huge strides in recent years have called it a day. Glenrothes Ska-popsters the Catch 22s have had the Kingdom jumping for a few years now thanks to infectious summery […]

William George: New gender directive and how it will affect you

William George: New gender directive and how it will affect you

  On 1 March 2011 the European Court of Justice (ECJ) ruled that from 21 December 2012, insurance companies won’t be able to charge people different amounts based on gender. This new legislation will also affect pensions as there will be no difference between men and women when it comes to calculating the annuity (income) […]