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 […]

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 […]

Beamer Rock Lighthouse could be introduced as ‘gateway’ to Fife

Beamer Rock Lighthouse could be introduced as ‘gateway’ to Fife

Initial plans to re-erect the Forth’s Beamer Rock Lighthouse as an informal gateway feature on the hill overlooking the Forth Road Bridge have been given the go-ahead by Fife councillors in principle. The South West Fife Area Committee members felt that more consultation was required with the North Queensferry Community to inform them of the details […]

Teenager in court over spate of burglaries

Teenager in court over spate of burglaries

A teenager has been arrested and charged following a spate of housebreakings in Duloch, Dunfermline, Rosyth in Fife; and in Stirling. Between 31st January and 24th February, six properties in Wayfarers Drive, Dover Park, Peasehill Road, Peasehill Gait, Blackwood Way and Grampian Court were all broken into and various items of property stolen. A seventh address in […]

Rosyth Children’s Gala gets £8,500 funding from area committee

Rosyth Children’s Gala gets £8,500 funding from area committee

Councillors on the South West Fife Area Committee have approved funding of £8,500, from the Local Community Planning budget, for Rosyth Children’s Gala. In 2016,  6,000 people attended the event as Rosyth Garden City celebrated its centenary. This year, the event to be held in Rosyth Public Park, will bring together the town’s four primary […]

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 in court

Forth Road Bridge lorry chaos driver 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 […]

Council chiefs pledge to spend £10million on Fife’s roads

Council chiefs pledge to spend £10million on Fife’s roads

Fife Council chiefs have approved an additional investment for roads maintenance projects, increasing the Fife wide capital investment to £10million in 2017/18 and 2018/19.   The additional funding will be used to improve: urban named roads, footways in housing precincts, rural primary routes, and the condition of all roads. David Brown, Service Manager for Network […]