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Fife Fabrications named among the winners at the Scottish Engineering Awards

Glenrothes-based Fife Fabrications and Dalgety Bay operations of major French payments firm Ingenico picked up President’s Awards from Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael at the dinner and ceremony at Glasgow’s Mariott Hotel.

Progress on £1.3bn wind farm off East Neuk

Phase Two of the proposed Neart na Gaoithe wind farm off Fife Ness has started with the siting of high-tech wind measuring equipment.

Fife based Optos joins forces with Universities to better diagnose eye diseases and tumours

Stockmarket-listed Optos is working with Glasgow University's specialist imaging concepts group led by Professor Andy Harvey.

Transformation of Kirkcaldy town centre

Improved parking, visual appeal and accessibility will be key to creating a “21st Century” town centre for Kirkcaldy, it has been claimed.

Apprenticeship week highlights council projects

As Scottish Apprenticeship week gets underway Fife Council is highlighting the range of ways it's investing in Fife’s workforce of the future.

Fife offers attractive alternative for the oil and gas industry

Spiralling costs and a constrained talent pool is forcing the oil and gas sector to look further afield than its Aberdeen home base.

Massive new Glenrothes housing estate given green light

Plans for the biggest housebuilding project in Glenrothes for a generation have been given the green light by councillors.

Fife based Rapier systems wins contract for Scotland's largest wireless network

Rapier Systems are delighted and rightly proud to announce their recent success in being awarded the contract to provide support, design and installation services to Tayside Procurement Consortium. The contract, which runs for 4 years includes the Wireless Networks at Dundee City Council, Perth & Kinross Council and Angus Council and combined, this represents the largest Wireless Network in Scotland, with over 250 connections across Cities and Counties


Fife Council positive about 1050MW Inch Cape Offshore Wind Farm

James Wright, a planner at Fife Council’s Department for Enterprise, Planning and Protective Services, has recommended that the North East Fife councillors support the Inch Cape offshore wind farm.

Optos shares rise as profits increase

Fife based retinal imaging company Optos has seen its share price soar five per cent after boosting profits and predicting it is on course for a strong second half of the year.

Over 100 companies have won supply deals for new Queensferry Crossing

Transport Scotland revealed 92% of the Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC) project’s supply orders had gone to Scottish firms, with the total value of domestic contracts and supply deals for the major infrastructure project reaching £157 million so far.

Fife’s BiFab achieve sailaway on first jacket for giant Cygnus gas field

Fife heavy engineering firm BiFab has delivered the first of four major subsea jackets for the giant Cygnus gas field in the Southern North Sea.

Memorial to one of Kirkcaldy’s biggest engineering works to be unveiled

A plaque commemorating the site of the Melville-Brodie Engineering Co Ltd on the corner of Beatty Crescent and Junction Road will be erected by a group of former employees, who all learned their trade with the company.

Fife is showcasing its energy assets at All Energy 2014

Fife businesses with specialist renewable and wider energy sector expertise will join the Invest in Fife team on the Fife stand at this year’s All-Energy UK.

Burntisland Fabrications (BiFab), Hydrosphere UK, BAE Systems Maritime Services, Greenfold Systems, Briggs Marine and Environmental, McDonald Engineers (UK), The Hydrogen Office, Fife College, Narvida, Steadvale Air Systems and SOI Group will collectively showcase Fife as a centre of excellence for energy and renewables.

Construction Academy Helps Hone Skills of Fifers

A group of young unemployed Fifers have been improving their chances of finding work, thanks to a Fife Council Skills Academy.

Scotland is in line for a tourism boom

Scotland's number of overseas visitors is rising faster than the UK average, according to a study by Barclays.

Famous Harvard Philosopher visits Kirkcaldy to deliver Adam Smith lecture

Professor Michael Sandel visited Kirkcaldy to give the Adam Smith Lecture in the theatre that bears the Kirkcaldy-born economist’s name.

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