5-kilo haul of pure cocaine found on Rosyth-Zeebrugge ferry

5-kilo haul of pure cocaine found on Rosyth-Zeebrugge ferry

A National Crime Agency investigation is underway following the seizure of around five kilos of high-purity cocaine, found on a trailer carrying metal that had come into Scotland on a Fife-bound ferry from Belgium. The drugs were detained by Border Force officers in late March, but details can only now be released. They were 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 […]

Police issue warning over sightings of Forth’s humpback whale

Police issue warning over sightings of Forth’s humpback whale

Recent sightings of the Humpback whale in the Forth estuary in recent weeks have been proving a popular attraction at Pettycur Bay, Kinghorn, bringing visitors from all over. Humpback sightings are not uncommon in Scotland, but a whale this size being so far up the Forth estuary is a lot more unusual. People have been […]

West Fife Samaritans welcome Bank of Scotland Foundation and Lord Blackwell’s suicide risk support

West Fife Samaritans welcome Bank of Scotland Foundation and Lord Blackwell’s suicide risk support

Since Samaritans was founded in 1953 they have relied upon volunteers and donors to maintain the services which emotionally support their callers round the clock via phone, text, email, letter and face to face. The Bank of Scotland Foundation has supported Samaritans Dunfermline in their service provision and work in the local community with a […]

Fife MoD base to become centre of Army operations in Scotland

Leuchars near St Andrews in Fife is to become the centre of Army operations in Scotland, the Ministry of Defence has said.   Sir Michael Fallon was in Scotland and made the announcement speaking in Edinburgh. Last year, the Government said eight military sites were to close in Scotland in the next 15 years, including MoD Caledonia […]

Fife police division crime figures show rise in sexual offences

Crime is down in Fife according to the latest figures released by Police Scotland although sexual offences reported to the force has increased. Between April and December 2016, figures show a “continuing downward trend for crime overall”, said the force. A statement said robberies were down by 26% and crimes of dishonesty overall fell by […]

Council announces safety blitz on Fife’s cemeteries

Council announces safety blitz on Fife’s cemeteries

Fife Council is set to commence safety inspections of headstones in cemeteries across the region. First inspections of Inverkeithing and Cupar cemeteries will be used to inform a broader inspection programme of all 115 Cemeteries in Fife. Headstones found to be unsafe or in need repair will be labelled and next of kin will be contacted. […]

One dead after fire at Rosyth sheltered housing complex

One dead after fire at Rosyth sheltered housing complex

One person is understood to have tragically died in a fire at a sheltered housing complex in Rosyth. Four fire crews, several police units and an ambulance raced to the complex after the blaze broke out. An investigation has now been launched into what caused the fire at Walter Hay Court, which has around 30 retirement […]