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Babcock International’s announcement today that 250 jobs are to go at Rosyth Dockyard is a bitter blow for workers and underlines again the need for a proper shipbuilding strategy which avoids these fluctuations in the workforce. Coming in the week that the UK government announced an industrial strategy it shows that protecting jobs for the...
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Award for New Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Gallery Fife Council Deputy Leader, Lesley Laird expressed her delighted in hearing that the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Gallery has won an award before it’s doors are even open. Cllr Laird said, What a tremendous accolade for the new Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Gallery to win the...
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Today was the final council meeting of this Administration.  It’s been an amazing 5 years.  Council Leader, David Ross presented his Leader’s Report and it was a very significant list of achievements…  here are just a few 2700 affordable homes built – and this year the UK’s No1 social house builder – a phenomenal achievement...
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Over the last few weeks I have been out across the Ward.  Delivering letters and speaking to people on the door step.  There is a great deal of anger and frustration about national events – but in this election it is really important to remember that it is about local issues and ensuring you have...
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Over the last few weeks I have met with a number of very concerned residents regarding the proposed housing development at Fulmar Way.  There is real anger in the community, particularly in Otterstoun Grove and Markfield about the impact this development will have on their environment, outlook and quality of life. The background to this...
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Unfortunately due to car trouble I did not get along to the Dalgety Bay Consultation event on 3 April.  However, residents have been in touch with me about it asking what I am doing to support the community and their concerns. By way of background, I organised a meeting in Dunfermline just before Christmas and...
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Last night I attended the Fife Chamber of Commerce, Fife Business Awards at the Rothes Halls.  These awards are always very competitive and as part of the judging panel for one of the awards, I know just how hard it is to choose a winner. The night was a great success and it was fantastic...
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Delighted to attend the opening of the new Skatepark for Dalgety Bay.  This has literally been years in the making by the young people behind this project and they have shown remarkable patience and determination to stick with it and make it happen.  Fundraising has come from a variety of sources including Fife Council, via...
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Residents have been in touch with me regarding the closure of the RBS branch at Dalgety Bay.  This closure follows on the back of the closure of Aberdour and Inverkeithing and leaves local residents with a trip to Dunfermline if they want face to face contact. I have picked up this issue with the local...
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Over the last few weeks I have been approached by residents regarding issues with Virgin Media in the Dalgety Bay area.  Having taken up the issues on behalf of Mr Jamieson, they have now apologies.  However, I remain concerned about the quality of workmanship and am pleased so say that they have accepted the invitation...
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