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Anstruther pigment base to expand and create jobs

An Anstruther-based pigments manufacturer is expanding its premises and increasing exports thanks to a large injection of cash.

Open evening for Samsung construction

Communities in east Fife are being given the opportunity to learn about construction plans for the new offshore prototype wind turbine which is being erected at Methil’s Energy Park, at a special information evening next week.

First wood into Markinch CHP plant as site nears completion

RWE npower renewables’ Markinch Biomass Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Plant on the site of the Tullis Russell paper mill has reached an important milestone. Seven hundred tonnes of virgin wood has been fed into the fuel handling system as a test forming part of the ‘cold commissioning’ process. Trials are progressing towards commissioning of the boiler on solid fuel and achieving full operation later this year.

Scots gin boom brings capital investment

A Renaissance in the gin industry in Scotland has been underlined by a Fife-based spirits company's plans to invest up to £500,000 in a new copper still, bar and visitor centre in the heart of Edinburgh.

Dunfermline based Optos Group's sales cheer City

NEARLY £20 million was added to Optos's market value after strong sales figures reassured investors about prospects at the Scottish retinal imaging company.

University of St Andrews receives £3.7m funding boost

Ground-breaking Scottish research which aims to use nanotechnology to develop smart new materials, with a wide variety of applications from energy to healthcare, has been boosted by major Government investment.

Royal Navy's latest aircraft carrier nears completion at Rosyth

Assembly work on the biggest ship ever built for the Royal Navy is nearing completion at Rosyth, in Fife.

Insurance and financial services firm Borland Group to open office in Fife

Insurance and financial services firm Borland Group is to open a new office in Fife in the wake of a six-figure deal to acquire McHardy & Burnett.

Carr’s £17m Fife mill on track

Cumbrian agriculture, food and engineering group Carr’s said its new £17 million Kirkcaldy facility is on-track for commissioning later this year, as its milling arm prepares to rely on imported grain for a second successive season. Read More

Babcock expects to make ‘further strong progress’

Engineering giant Babcock said the firm had started the new financial year strongly, as continuing economic strife continues to create opportunities for it to take on outsourced work.

Next Generation broadband for Fife

BUSINESSES and residents across Fife are set to benefit from Fife Council’s investment in the national Step Change Project for Next Generation Broadband which was announced this morning (Tuesday 9 July).


James Callander & Son in £4m funding deal

ONE of Scotland’s biggest sawmill operators is eyeing a range of growth “opportunities” after switching banks and agreeing a £4 million funding deal.

Tullis Russell hails benefits of employee ownership

Scotland’s largest worker-owned business has trumpeted the benefits of the structure as firms across the UK today mark the first ever Employee Ownership Day.

Proposal to regenerate Fife industrial estate

Plans to breathe new life into a vital part in Fife’s economy are gathering momentum.

Invitation to comment on Fife's new Economic Strategy

Fife Council and the Fife Economy Partnership have jointly developed a new Economic Strategy for Fife.

Fife Economic Strategy plots route out of reliance on public sector employment

Fife must capitalise on successes such as BiFab, Babcock and Samsung Heavy Industries in the energy sector if it is to boost its external reputation as the best place to start and grow a business and attract further investment.

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