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Methil launches major Rig for West of Shetland

For the last year or so two large bright yellow structures have emerged from the ground up to dominate the Methil landscape.

New jobs for Fife companies thanks to £380,000 funding

Fife is set for more new jobs thanks to an award of £380,000 of Regional Selective Assistance (RSA) funding.

St Andrews University says £25 million green energy plant plan will help safeguard jobs

St Andrews University has lodged plans to create a £25 million green energy centre in Fife — which will enable it to slash fuel bills.

Extra cash to tackle vacant and derelict land

Making the case for Fife has paid off with news of a £1.78 million fund to help the council tackle vacant and derelict land.

New Fife businesses help boost local economy

An increase in the number of new businesses in Fife is helping give the local economy a boost.

"Warm welcome" has paved way for Little Raith Windfarm expansion plans

Kennedy Renewables have submitted plans to extend Little Raith Windfarm by another six turbines in addition to the nine which have operated there since November 2012.

Counting down for coal extraction at major Fife mine

The clock is ticking on coal extraction at a major Fife opencast mine with operations due to cease by the end of next year.

Premises move sees St Andrews Brewing Company on the hop

The award-winning micro brewer Bob Phaff has finally realised his dream by moving his operation into the heart of St Andrews.

Leuchars spaceport could be launch pad for great things

The new space race could be the launch pad for great things for Fife.

Carr’s reaps benefit of £17m Kirkcaldy milling plant

Cumbrian food, agriculture and engineering group Carr’s yesterday hailed the “cutting-edge” efficiency being delivered by its £17m investment in a Kirkcaldy milling plant.

Increased profits for Ingenico

Point-of-sale technology firm Ingenico Group, which employs around 200 staff at its major UK manufacturing base in Dalgety Bay, recently restructured into three defined divisions following a period of rapid growth. The company saw pre-tax profits from its British operations lift by £1.5 million last year.

Increased profits for Ingenico

Point-of-sale technology firm Ingenico Group, which employs around 200 staff at its major UK manufacturing base in Dalgety Bay, recently restructured into three defined divisions following a period of rapid growth. The company saw pre-tax profits from its British operations lift by £1.5 million last year.

Acorn proves big things grow from small businesses in Fife!

Depute Council Leader Councillor Lesley Laird got the chance to learn about some of Fife’s thriving local businesses recently as part of a special graduation ceremony.

Tullis Russell hails employee ownership model

Historic Fife papermaker Tullis Russell, founded in 1809, said yesterday it believed employee ownership (EO) would become increasingly prevalent in a reshaped global economy.

The chief executive, Chris Parr, said EO had allowed Tullis to sign-off on a major partnership with a new energy supplier for the Fife mill, one of the most significant moves by the 205-year-old business in recent years.

Fife College supports National Women in Engineering day.

Depute Council Leader Lesley Laird went back to Fife College's Stenton campus recently to find out more about a career in engineering!

Fife TV support software firm PayWizard makes big strides

Chairman Peter Freeman said the company was making big strides as it continued development of a market-leading subscription management platform specially designed for the host of electronic devices now used in the home and on the move.

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