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Fond farewell to long-serving Kirkcaldy teacher

When Rae Walker, head teacher of Fair Isle Primary in Kirkcaldy, first began teaching 36 years ago she had no intention of taking the lead role.

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MSP Willie Rennie and parents and school children.

‘Secretaries’ petition handed in to council

A petition to ‘save our school secretaries’, which has been signed by hundreds of people, has been presented to Fife Council.

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Outdoor learning for Pathhead girls. Pic by Walter Neilson

Kirkcaldy girls enjoy learning in the great outdoors

Girls from Pathhead Primary have been enjoying spending time in the great outdoors as part of a new girls’ club.

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Francesco at Kirkcaldy High School

Italian student’s year on exchange programme in Kirkcaldy

When teenager Francesco Rinaldi decided to come on a school exchange programme from Italy to Scotland he knew very little about the country.

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The community cafe is run by the P6A class.

Fife school’s community cafe wins award

Pupils at Markinch Primary School are to receive an award for their popular community cafe.

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The ranking was welcomed by Principal Professor Sally Mapstone.

University named best in Scotland

The University of St Andrews has again been named the best in Scotland, according to a new higher education league table published this week.

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Annabelle Ewing MSP has welcomed the new grants.

New clothing grants for Fifers

News that eligible families in Fife will benefit from a new £100 national minimum school clothing grant in Scotland has been welcomed.

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All sectors of the school community were surveyed.

Majority of Fife pupils and parents satisfied with region’s schools

More young people and their families are satisfied with Fife’s schools, according to the findings of the council’s latest survey.

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Castlehill Primary School in Cupar

Plus points for Fife primary school after inspection

A Cupar primary school has been praised for its efforts in improving children’s experiences in numeracy and mathematics.

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Children pictured with the mural in 2016

Mural created by Fife pupils is going on tour

A mural created by children from four local primary schools is to go back on tour this month.

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A fundraising champagne tasting and jazz evening at Fife College raised thousands of pounds for local charities. Pic: Fife Photo Agency.

Fife College fundraiser gives charities a cash boost

A fundraising Veuve Clicquot Champagne Tasting and Jazz Night at Fife College’s St Brycedale Campus in Kirkcaldy has given local charities a cash boot.

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Thornton Primary Glee Choir winners

Thornton pupils ‘Gleeful’ after coming top in Fife choir competition

Pupils from Thornton Primary School were crowned Fife Glee Choir Champions at a packed Alhambra Theatre In Dunfermline.

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Market Street.

Student backlash against St Andrews HMO ‘ban’ - but councillor defends the decision

There has been a student backlash following local councillors’ voting for a ‘HMO ban’ last week.

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Willie Rennie met with councillors earlier this week.

“No justification” for school administration proposals

North East Fife MSP Willie Rennie has criticised Fife Council’s proposed changes to front-line support at schools throughout the Kingdom.

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Pictured from left: John Paterson, Morgan McGrory, Dean Watson, Chantelle Murison, Christopher Cunningham and Chris Cunningham (Shell).

Scholarship success for Fife college students

Four Fife College students have been given a boost to their career prospects, after being awarded prestigious scholarships sponsored by Shell UK.

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A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

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Currently, 17 per cent of domestic dwellings in the central conservation area are HMOs.

Councillors call for threshold on HMOs in St Andrews

The percentage of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in St Andrews should not increase, councillors have recommended.

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The call was rejected at the full Fife Council meeting.

Call to rescind school ‘secretaries’ proposal rejected

A Fife councillor’s call to rescind proposals to restructure front-line support at schools across the region has been rejected.

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Mountfleurie PS has launched the walking bus.

New ‘walking bus’ set up for Fife primary pupils

A Leven primary school has set up a new ‘walking bus’ scheme to cut the amount of traffic during opening and closing hours.

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Pic Neil Hanna

‘Happy, confident’ children at Kirkcaldy playgroup, but inspection highlights areas for improvement

An inspection into Dunnikier Park Playgroup has revealed key strengths as well as points for action.

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