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.

Fife College gaming students to benefit from Ukie membership

Friday, 22 January 2021

Game development students at Fife College will receive access to exclusive benefits after they were given membership to Ukie, the UK trade body for the games industry.

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Scottish law firm urges caution against knee-jerk vaccination policies

Friday, 22 January 2021

A leading law firm is warning employers against enforcing knee-jerk ‘no jab, no job’ policies for workers who have not received the Covid-19 vaccine.

Liam Entwistle, employment law specialist and chairman at Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP, is urging employers to be mindful of workers’ statutory rights after London company Pimlico Plumbers revealed it was considering making it mandatory for new hires to have been vaccinated.

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Fife to head to Offshore Europe Exhibition in September 2021

Thursday, 21 January 2021

Fife is heading to SPE Offshore Europe in Aberdeen later this year and is seeking a strong representation of local companies to exhibit.

The bi-annual four-day event, which is one of the largest conferences and exhibitions for the global offshore exploration and production industry, will take place between the 7th and 10th September 2021.

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Tender opportunities at Fife Historic Buildings Trust virtual breakfast

Wednesday, 20 January 2021

Fife Historic Buildings Trust (FHBT) are holding an open virtual breakfast meeting, on 28th January 2021, 8 - 8.45 a.m. The meeting launches the traditional training and skills development opportunities the 5-year project will offer to the construction sector.

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Scottish Government extends manufacturing recovery plan consultation to February

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

The Scottish Government is consulting on ‘Making Scotland's Future’, a draft recovery plan for manufacturing which proposes a set of actions for delivery over the next 12 months that has been designed with industry, public sector, trade union and academia.  Since original publication of the draft recovery plan on 4th December 2020, the consultation period has been extended and will now close on 12th February 2021.  This decision is in response to early feedback from industry stakeholders to accommodate the priorities of businesses.

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Fascinating facts about Self Assessment

Tuesday, 19 January 2021

Did you know almost 100,000 people filed their tax returns on 6 April 2020, which is the first day of the tax year? With the 31 January deadline fast approaching, HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) shares some little-known facts about Self Assessment tax returns.

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MacRoberts adds to Employment team with Senior Associate appointment

Monday, 18 January 2021

Leading Scottish commercial law firm MacRoberts has strengthened its Employment team with the appointment of Senior Associate Kenny Scott, who joins from Shoosmiths. He will be based in Edinburgh.

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Free data science courses launched to get people back into work

Friday, 15 January 2021

Fife College is offering fully-funded training in Data Science as part of a drive to help those who are unemployed but are interested in developing their digital skills.

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seescape launch a weekly lottery!

Friday, 15 January 2021

Like many other charities and businesses seescape has suffered a drop in income from fundraising events, companies and community support. Our services are never more needed and we are pleased that we have been able to adapt to keep people in Fife living with sight loss safe with the provision of support, advice, befriending and aids.

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New Year New Premises for FEAT

Thursday, 14 January 2021

Mental health charity, Fife Employment Access Trust (FEAT), will move out of their premises in Glenrothes this week after twenty years in the town. The charity, which helps people who have had experience of mental health issues into employment, will move into Silverburn Park near Leven with many of their services now being based outdoors on online. The charity has been leading the regeneration of the 27-acre public park since 2014, formally taking on the lease in 2019.

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