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 Cheryl King for inclusion on this page and our fortnightly Enewsletter.

Home Sweet Home Estate Agents opens in Fife

Monday, 31 August 2020

Scott Galloway, Director of Home Sweet Home Estate Agents Fife is delighted to bring the Home Sweet Home brand to Fife offering a refreshing personal, family feel to the house moving process after 20 years in the industry as Valuer/ Branch Manager / Area Manager & Area Letting Director.

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University unveils new Covid Rapid Response Team and code of conduct for students

Friday, 28 August 2020

The University of St Andrews has established a new Covid Rapid Response Team to respond to any suspected incidence of coronavirus infection amongst students and staff. 

The news comes in the same week that the Scottish Government announced plans to open the country’s first walk-in testing centre in the Victory Memorial Hall, St Andrews, in partnership with the University and NHS Fife.

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Edinburgh-Belfast City takes off with Aer Lingus Regional’s new daily service

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Flights between Edinburgh Airport and Belfast City Airport with Aer Lingus Regional, operated by Stobart Air, have commenced.

The new route was scheduled at 1735 on Thursday 27 August 2020 as the airline expands its presence at Edinburgh Airport and increases connectivity between Scotland and Ireland.

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Fife College ready for partial return of students ahead of new academic year

Thursday, 27 August 2020

Fife College has finalised its preparations for the partial return of students at the start of the new academic year on 31 August.

All five campuses were temporarily closed in March due to the Coronavirus outbreak, with most students completing their studies online and some having to complete their courses on campus in recent weeks.

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Barclays announces skills boost for female entrepreneurs in Scotland

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

New research released today by LifeSkills created with Barclays has revealed that a fifth of women in Scotland want to start their own business in the next five years (20 per cent). 

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Message from Fife Chamber President Brian Horisk following AGM

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

The Chamber’s AGM took place on 19th August and it was a very humbling, proud and positive experience for me.

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Professor Iain Gillespie appointed Principal & Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee

Tuesday, 25 August 2020

Professor Iain Gillespie has been appointed Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Dundee, and will take up the post from January 1, 2021.

Professor Gillespie is currently Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Research and Enterprise, at the University of Leicester, a post he has held since January 2016.

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BCC Coronavirus Tracker Survey highlights business cash fears as more financial support is announced

Monday, 24 August 2020

The last week has seen a number of new financial support packages announced to help businesses and individuals affected by Covid-19    Small businesses in Fife’s main town centres can now get a £100 grant towards the cost of initiating public health and safety measures required to reopen safely and cope with Covid-19.  The grants will reimburse costs incurred for measures such as PPE, sanitiser dispensing units and internal signage.  The premises must be accessed by the public to be eligible.  Click

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EQ opens their virtual doors to seven new graduates

Monday, 24 August 2020

A group of seven graduates have started their Chartered Accountancy journey, after securing posts with leading taxation and business advisory practice, EQ Accountants LLP.

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Fife Continues to Support Businesses Access Contract Opportunities!

Friday, 21 August 2020

As the third largest local authority in Scotland, Fife continues to work with and support businesses across Fife to improve and increase tender writing skills and access public and private sector contract opportunities, to allow future business development and growth within, and outwith Fife.

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