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 […]

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 […]

Cowdenbeath ‘tree guru’ will be a ‘first for Scotland’

Cowdenbeath ‘tree guru’ will be a ‘first for Scotland’

Councillors on the Cowdenbeath Area Committee have agreed to stump up £15,000 from the local planning budget to recruit a “tree guru”. The funding will help to recruit an Eco Arborist who will lead a team based in Cowdenbeath to deliver arboriculture services in a 30-mile radius of the town. Delivering the service will be Living Solutions […]

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. […]

Forth bridge lorry chaos – and more gales, snow and disruption forecast

Forth bridge lorry chaos – and more gales, snow and disruption forecast

Road chiefs and weather experts have warned members of the public to expect disruptions due to bad weather conditions from Wednesday evening onwards. The Met Office has warned to expect up to eight inches of snow in some parts of Scotland, coupled with continuing gale force winds with gusts up to 70mph which may lead […]