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Score Group reports rise in profits

Independent engineering firm Score Group has reported a 23% rise in profits as it continues to benefit from the buoyant oil and gas industry.The company, which operates around the world from its HQ in Peterhead, also has Scottish bases in Fife, in Cowdenbeath and Glenrothes. Its turnover accelerated from £150.5 million to almost £180m for the 12 months to September 26, 2013.

Coal from local mines fuelling Longannet Power Station again

THE coal industry in Fife has reached a considerable milestone as coal from the local St Ninian’s and Muir Dean surface mines is again being utilised at Scottish Power’s Longannet Power Station.

Ingenico secures major international contract

Fife based Ingenico has secured a major tie-up with major technology provider Fujitsu.

Broadband boost for Kelty as part of £2.5million BT investment

KELTY is to get super-fast fibre broadband as part of BT’s £2.5 billion investment. Fibre broadband is already available to more than 61,000 homes and businesses across the Kingdom.

Carrier countdown - 100 days until Queen names UK's biggest ever warship

The country's biggest ever warship, HMS Queen Elizabeth, will be officially named when Her Majesty visits West Fife on Friday 4th July.

Continued improvements to Glenrothes town centre

Norman Laird, Fife Council’s area services manager for the town, said the new owner of the Kingdom Centre has provided optimism that combined efforts to improve the area can be made.

Ground-breaking renewable company secures €26.5m for growth plans to drive down cost of energy

Dutch renewable energy company 2-B Energy has secured an investment package of €26.5 million to help commercialise its cutting-edge offshore wind technology in a bid to significantly drive down the cost of offshore wind.

Inside the £3.5 million Hotel du Vin in St Andrews

The developer behind the first phase of the £3.5 million refurbishment of the former St Andrews Golf Hotel has given The Courier a preview of how the interior will look when it opens on April 1.

Fife Fabrication hosts open day

Glenrothes-based company Fife Fabrications opened its doors for the day to show off some newly installed technology helping it lead the way nationally.

Progress continues at Diageo site

Glacier Energy Services buys Fife inspection firm

GLACIER Energy Services today confirms its fifth acquisition with the multi-million pound purchase of Professional Testing Services (PTS), the specialist provider of non-destructive testing and inspection services to the oil and gas and offshore wind sectors.

Homes and business space seen as key for Kirkcaldy

Affordable housing and increased space for business development have been pinpointed as ways to breathe new life into a derelict part of Kirkcaldy.

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