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 […]

Girl's body 'believed to be missing Hazel North'

Police searching for missing West Fife teenager Hazel North have confirmed they believe a body found in  a Kilmarnock park is the 19 year-old. Chief Superintendent Gillian MacDonald, Divisional Commander Ayrshire, said: “I can confirm that as part of the ongoing Hazel North missing person inquiry, officers have carried out a detailed search and excavation […]

Possible sighting of missing Fife teenager

A missing teenager from West Fife may have been spotted in Stranraer, police say, Hazel North, 19, from Cairneyhill in West Fife was last in contact with her sister on 4 March when she said she intended to go to Kilmarnock to meet a friend.  Police and forensics teams have since searched a flat and […]

School closures: primary schools named

It looks set to be D-Day for a number of schools in the Kingdom which have been recommended for closure by Fife Council. A final decision will be taken on 16 April by the executive committee and a consultation exercise put in place. The proposals affecting Dunfermline schools  recommend the council should: • consult on […]

Crane left hanging on bridge

An 80-tonne crane  crashed through a railway bridge barrier at Cairneyhill and was left dangling over the edge. The A985 was closed for more than eight hours on Friday, 25 January and again for a shorter period eastbound on Saturday, 26 January to allow recovery operations. The driver of the truck was “very lucky” said police.  

West Fife earmarked for future wind turbine developments

West Fife earmarked for future wind turbine developments

Areas of West Fife stretching from Dunfermline city limits heading west through Cairneyhill, Blairhall, Oakley and towards Kincardine have been earmarked as the likeliest spots for wind turbine developments by Fife Council. The area earmarked as most suitable for onshore wind turbine sites halts at the Clackmannanshire border on the west of Kincardine, and south of Blairingone […]

Switch to new bins system for Dunfermline and West Fife areas

Switch to new bins system for Dunfermline and West Fife areas

  Half of homes in Dunfermline and West Fife will see the introduction of their fourth household bin from March, with remaining homes switching in the autumn. Fife Council has been rolling out a new green bin for cans and plastics and a new collection system across all areas of the Kingdom after a trials took place and […]