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The Global Success of the Scottish Whisky Industry

It’s a business that adds £135 to the UK’s balance of trade each and every second.

UK shale gas industry could generate investment of £33 billion

The figures are contained in a new report commissioned by industry body UK Onshore Operators Group (UKOOG) and based on a top-line estimate from the Institute of Directors suggesting 4,000 horizontal wells could be drilled at locations across the UK by 2032.

Fife's Environmental Partnership launches Climate Change Strategy.

Fife is making sure it is ready to tackle the challenges of climate change.

More superfast broadband coverage in Fife

Homes and businesses in Fife are soon to benefit from a scheme to deliver superfast internet speeds.

First Wind Power apprenticeships boost Renewables skills pool

EU Skills figures show that the power industry needs to recruit 45,000 to 55,000 new employees, by 2024. Meanwhile its recent study with RenewableUK, ‘Working for a Green Britain and Northern Ireland 2013-2023’, revealed that In the last two years, direct jobs have increased by 74 per cent, to just under 18,500, with a further 16,000 people in related positions.

Fife commercial laundry group Fishers Services £4.4 million investment

Fife commercial laundry group Fishers Services is hoping a £4.4 million investment in its fleet of vehicles will help it maintain a competitive edge.

Fife Based Havelock Europa invests for the future

Havelock Europa, the interiors manufacturer which employs almost 400 people in Fife, has moved into profit for the first time in five years and started to invest again.

The UK's First 100% Green Data Centre is Coming to Scotland

AOC Group has submitted a planning application for a 75,000 square foot data centre facility at Queensway Business Park in Glenrothes Fife. AOC Group director Alan O'Connor says the plans have been met with an extremely positive response from planners and Council officials in Fife. The application has been hailed as an extremely significant economic development for the area and a strategically important part of Scotland's IT infrastructure as a whole. A detailed planning application will be submitted within the next few weeks and work could start on the £40 million facility as early as this summer. The development will create up to 250 construction jobs and around 50 full-time skilled technology and engineering jobs when completed in just over a year.

£17m flour mill investment is hailed by Carr's for rise in profit

CARR'S Milling Industries has hailed the impact of its £17 million investment in a flour mill in Kirkcaldy as a major factor in a 2% rise in interim profits.

Scotland home to most of UK's wind turbines

Figures from Renewables UK show that Scotland is now home to 2,315 of the UK's 4,250 onshore wind turbines, around 54%.

Specialist Fife business to create line for Aldi

A specialist Fife food business is celebrating after being asked to create a new line of snacking dips supermarket chain Aldi.

Global Energy Group top listed Scottish Company

The Sunday Times BDO Profit Track 100 league table of Britain’s private companies with the fastest-growing profits over the last three years, has just been released. Global Energy Group is in at no 32, as the top listed of 6 Scottish companies named in the list. The Group includes Isleburn, with premises in Dunfermline in Fife, which is recognised as the largest manufacturer of bespoke hardware for the UK subsea sector.

45 new oil & gas services jobs for Fife

National Oilwell Varco to expand operations in Glenrothes

BiFab pick up £4 million Clair Ridge boom contract

Fife heavy engineering group BiFab yesterday secured a £4million contract with oil giant BP to fabricate the flare boom for its massive new Clair Ridge platform, west of Shetland.

Manufacturing growth at 3-year high

Britain's manufacturing sector grew at its best pace for three years in the 12 months to February, boosting hopes for a broad-based economic recovery.

Diageo launches Haig Club – a new Scotch Whisky