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.

Diageo employees make more than 55,000 bottles of hand sanitiser for local communities in Scotland

Friday, 3 July 2020

Working in partnership with local authorities and community organisations Diageo’s people across its network of sites across the country will distribute the hand sanitiser to where it is most needed in local communities, targeting care homes, care in the community staff and people volunteering to help the vulnerable.

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Dolphins spotted again off Fife coast

Friday, 3 July 2020

Bottlenose dolphins have been seen in the Tay Estuary area and off the Fife coast by a surveying team from the University of St Andrews as the team restarts their research programme after an enforced break due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Contractor Sought For £35m Forth Bridge Experience

Friday, 3 July 2020

Network Rail is seeking a contractor to deliver its Forth Bridge visitor centre and bridge walk experience.

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Mechanical Engineering students awarded prestigious Shell Scholarships

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Three Fife College students have been recognised for their achievements, and given a boost to their career prospects, after they were awarded a scholarship from Shell UK.

HND Mechanical Engineering students Chris Blount, Hayden Longhurst and Mateusz Wlodarczyk received scholarship awards of £1,000 each from the energy company through the College’s the Adam Smith Foundation.

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Coronavirus Business Support Fund closed to new applications on 10th July

Thursday, 2 July 2020

Fife Council administers the Coronavirus Business Support Fund on behalf of the Scottish Government. It consists of the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund, with grants of between £10000 and £25000 available and additional grants for business ratepayers with multiple properties. 

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DYW Fife launches a new employability app for young people

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

Developing the Young Workforce in Fife (DYW Fife) is delighted to launch its new app to help young people to dive into the world of work, from wherever they are.

Delivering as part of the Government’s employability strategy, DYW (Fife) is the employer led, regional group, set up in Fife to create stronger connections between local employers, education and young people and better prepare young people for the world of work.

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Fife Chamber Director joins National Partnership for Culture Board

Wednesday, 1 July 2020

A new group formed to deliver Scotland’s culture strategy which includes Fife Chamber director Heather Stuart from Fife Cultural Trust. 

The National Partnership for Culture (NPC) is made up of 14 experts from across Scotland’s culture sector. The group will advise on challenges facing the culture sector from coronavirus (COVID-19) and will build on the recommendations recently set out to the First Minister by the Advisory Group on Economic Recovery.

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Developing the Young Workforce launches 2020 Summer Leavers programme

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

Developing the Young Workforce (DWY) has created an online portal called E-DYW and organised a series of online events for young people, educators, employers and parents that will help young people across Fife and Scotland who are leaving school this summer to take their next steps in life.  Coronavirus has impacted everyone but it is recognised that young people are particularly at risk from the economic fallout from the virus lockdown, so giving them information and skills that will help them in their search for a j

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Advisory Group on Economic Recovery submits proposals to transform Scotland’s economy

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

As the Scottish Government announces further dates for re-opening key parts of the economy, the Advisory Group that it set up to recommend measures to rebuild Scotland’s economy following Covid-19 has published its report.  It has made 25 specific recommendations to bring about the “bold, radical interventions” it believes are needed to “transform Scotland’s economy”, as well as build readiness to deal with the next “cataclysmic disruption” that it says will “inevitably arrive” for current or future generations.

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Chambers Deputy Chief Executive recognised in the Independent’s UK Heroes in a Crisis List

Tuesday, 30 June 2020

The Independent has published its annual Happy List, which this year honours 50 remarkable heroes in a crisis who have helped others during the Covid-19 pandemic. These are some of Britain’s most inspirational individuals, whose kindness, ingenuity and dedication prove that the worst of times can bring out our best. The List includes:

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