Latest News

Please find below a range of stories from across the membership and the network. If you would like to submit a member story please send it to Lynn Wardlaw for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

2,000 primary school pupils set to crack the code

Monday, 20 September 2021

Around 2,000 primary school pupils from Fife are to take part in this year’s Virtual Coding Academy.

Designed by Fife College, with support from Fife Council’s Economic Development Team, the Virtual Coding Academy offers pupils in P5-P7 an introduction to the fundamentals of computer programming.

With well over 1,500 registrations so far, from 20 primary schools across the region, it is anticipated that up to 2,000 pupils will take part in this year’s Academy. 

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Top of the class

Friday, 17 September 2021

St Andrews makes history by topping definitive UK university ranking

The University of St Andrews has been ranked the top university in the United Kingdom, according to The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2022 published today (17 September 2021).

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Scottish Fisheries Museum looks forward to future with appointment of first Managing Director

Thursday, 16 September 2021

The Scottish Fisheries Museum embarks on a new period of growth and development with the appointment of Ian Goodyear as the first Managing Director since the nationally recognised heritage collection and visitor attraction opened in 1969.

Previously Director of Operations and Finance at the Museum, Ian will now oversee day to day operations, fundraising and the strategic direction of the Museum, which is located on Anstruther Harbour in the East Neuk of Fife.

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Supply Chain Diversity Buffers Dynamic EMS Against the Perfect Storm

Thursday, 16 September 2021

 

By John Dignan, Managing Director, Dynamic EMS

Three in every four manufactures in the UK have reported a disruption to their supply chain due to Brexit, the COVID-19 pandemic, its aftermath, and now we have logistic and supply challenges to face.

It is, however, worth reflecting on the supply chain landscape over the past few years, as the current and emerging outlook has ripples going back to the pre-pandemic era of 2018.

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Great opportunity for Fife employers to secure funding for an apprentice in traditional skills

Thursday, 16 September 2021

A FANTASTIC opportunity has arisen for Fife employers in the Construction sector considering recruiting an apprentice in traditional skills. Fife Historic Building Trust (FHBT) is delivering the Inverkeithing Heritage Regeneration IHR project on behalf of Fife Council.

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Online Assessment Tool Highlighted at GeoConvention 2021

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

Following several major incidents, the energy industry is keen to use only those operations practitioners who, when responsible for delivering work used in safety-critical aspects of planning and executing wells, can demonstrate their competency. The legal – and environmental - consequences of failing to prove this are serious; yet demonstrating competency can be challenging for these practitioners.

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Fife College vaccination centre to close after administering over 50,000 jabs

Wednesday, 15 September 2021

The mass vaccination site at Fife College’s Carnegie Conference Centre is due to close on the 19th of September after hosting almost 53,000 vaccinations in the last four months.

Opened on the 26th of April this year, the vaccination site was set-up after the College offered use of the Conference Centre free-of-charge to assist with the roll-out of the COVID-19 vaccine.

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Employer NIC contributions will rise next year to fund health and social care spending

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Employer National Insurance Contributions will rise by 1.25% to 15.05% next April to boost health and social care funding.   National insurance rates for employees and the self-employed will also rise.  The NIC rate increase will only be for one year, after which it will revert to its current level and be replaced by a new, hypothecated health and social care levy.

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UK Government rules out Vaccine Certification for events as Scottish Government wins key vote to introduce them

Tuesday, 14 September 2021

Scotland looks as if will be going it alone when Vaccine Certificates become necessary to allow entry to some events and venues from 1st October after the Scottish Parliament voted in favour of the measure, but the UK Government ruled it out for England.     The Welsh Government and the Northern Ireland Executive do not have any current plans to introduce them.

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Wild Planet Explorers offers businesses the opportunity to support environmental education in Fife schools

Monday, 13 September 2021

Wild Planet Explorers

Wild Planet Explorers is looking for local businesses to sponsor their local school or nursery to receive Wild Planet Explorer's Orsom the Octopus and the 3P Pledge Champion Award for younger school pupils, or the Marine Litter Presentation and the 3P Pledge Champion Award for older pupils.

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