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Falkland chimney set to fall

Crowds are expected to gather in Falkland on Wednesday morning to witness the end of an era with the demolition of the St Johns Works chimney.

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MSPs Willie Rennie and Murdo Fraser with Cupar Community Council chairman Gina Logan (Pic: Dave Scott)

Politicians pledge support for Cupar North challenge

Local MSPs have vowed to try to persuade Scotland’s housing minister to reject or at least modify plans for a ‘behemoth’ of a housing development in Cupar.

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Linda Ballingall  and Lillian Sloan have welcomed the news that Malcolm Robertson mural - Life Cycle will be saved. (Pic George McLuskie).

Plan to save key public artwork is welcomed

Plans to save one of the key public artworks in Glenrothes from demolition, has been welcomed by art lovers and historians in the town

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Leslie House campaigner Mary Stewart is delighted by the results of the public survey.

Huge public backing for plan to restore former stately home in Fife

The people of a Fife town have overwhelmingly backed plans to save one of the regions former stately homes, and turn it into a community hub.

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Warning of snow issued by Met Office

The Met Office has issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow on Tuesday.

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Visitors flock to see Forth humpback whale

Visitors are flocking to the south coast of Fife in the hope of catching a glimpse of the humpback whale which has taken up residence in the Forth.

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The roadworks are nearing an end. Pics by George McLuskie

Patience plea to Kirkcaldy traders as roadworks near the end

The latest round of roadworks in Kirkcaldy have come under fire from fed-up shop owners on one of the town’s busiest roads.

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Mysterious signs have appeared at the Lade Braes. Picture: Comp

Mystery over anti-cycling signs at Fife beauty spot

To cycle or not to cycle?

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In pictures: Humpback whale does a backflip off Fife coast

This is the moment a humpback whale performs a spectacular back flip – in the Firth of Forth near Kirkcaldy.

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Elmwood students Lisa Cattenach and Colin Brown are pictured in the garden with fellow classmates.

Elmwood students help to create sensory garden in St Andrews

Horticultural Students from the Elmwood Campus of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) are creating a sensory garden within the grounds of a famous St Andrews museum.

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Kinghorn in Bloom members meeting the judges last year. Pic: Fife Photo Agency.

Fife communities encouraged to register for Keep Scotland Beautiful awards

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, is calling for Fife communities to register to take part in this year’s annual Beautiful Scotland awards, which bring communities together to help deliver local environmental improvements and recognise efforts Scotland-wide to enhance local areas.

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Cllr David MacDiarmid raised concerns about possible building of homes on site of St John's Works factory following demolition.

Concern over 100 new homes in Falkland

A Falkland councillor has voiced concerns over the future of the village as a century-old landmark was due to the be razed.

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Cllr David MacDiarmid is concerned about the possible building of 100 houses. (Pic: George Mcluskie)

Chimney not coming down – yet

The 35m high chimney marking the former St John’s Works in Falkland will not be demolished for another two or three weeks.

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Puffins on the Isle of May in the Firth of Forth. Picture: Jane Barlow / TSPL

Job of a lifetime for puffin fans

Bird-loving volunteers are being hunted for a “chance of a lifetime opportunity” to work and live on the Isle of May.

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Parking proposal for former police station

Parking proposal for former police station

A Fife councillor has backed Fife Council’s move to purchase a former Fife police station building with the possibility of using the site to ease parking congestion in the area.

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Pic by Chris Wallard

Clean up at Fife harbour

Shopping trolleys, chairs, a wooden dinghy, a boat’s beam and diesel tank, traffic cones and barriers, roofing felt, glass and wood, a mooring chain, a trailer axle and corrugated metal.

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Aberdour Castle, Aberdour

Fifers invited to celebrate Scotland’s history in 2017

Fifers are being encouraged to get up close and personal with their history this year as Historic Environment Scotland (HES) unveils a programme of events and initiatives to show that heritage is for all as part of Scotland’s year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

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A yellow warning for snow is in place for much of Scotland

Snow warning as Storm Doris arrives

The Met Office has today (Tuesday) issued a yellow ‘be aware’ warning for snow for much of Scotland as Storm Doris bears down on the UK.

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The council is about to undertake a safety survey of headstones in Cupar and Inverkeithing cemeteries.

Do you have a loved one or ancestor buried in Cupar cemetery?

People with relatives buried in Cupar Cemetery are being urged to stay in touch with Fife Council as an inspection of headstones gets under way.

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