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The home of golf draws in the visitors

Date of article: Wed 5 Jul 17

St Andrews' golf courses are among the main tourism drivers in the Kingdom, according to a new visitor survey. Carried out in the summers of 2015 and 2016, the poll by VisitScotla ...

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15 Fife Beaches Hailed For High Standards

Date of article: Wed 5 Jul 17

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, has announced that 15 beaches from across Fife have been recognised for their high standards – from keeping sand litter free to pr ...

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Fife at Your Fingertips – New App Launches

Date of article: Wed 5 Jul 17

Welcome to Fife has launched a new App this week to showcase its extensive variety of trails around Fife, making the kingdom of adventure even easier to explore. Developed to enti ...

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VisitScotland CEO hails latest visitor numbers

Date of article: Wed 5 Jul 17

VisitScotland Chief Executive, Malcolm Roughead, responds to the release of the quarterly (Q4 2016) International Passenger Survey (IPS) tourism statistics by the UK Office of Nati ...

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Our door is open – New Fife cultural facility welcomes first visitor

Date of article: Wed 5 Jul 17

Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries are go! At 10am this morning (Thursday 18th May 2017), the first member of the public stepped inside Fife's impressive new cultural hu ...

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Artisan café Heaven Scent to open in Dunfermline Carnegie Library & Galleries

Date of article: Wed 5 Jul 17

Popular Milnathort-based coffee shop, Heaven Scent, is announcing that it will open a new outlet at Dunfermline's prestigious Carnegie Library and Galleries. Due to open on 18 May ...

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East Neuk Festival Wins its Second RPS Music Award for Audiences and Engagement

Date of article: Wed 5 Jul 17

The highly prestigious RPS (Royal Philharmonic Society) Music Award for Audiences and Engagement 2017 was presented last night to Memorial Ground, a new choral work by American, Gr ...

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Crail Food Festival 2017

Date of article: Wed 5 Jul 17

One of Scotland's major food festivals makes a return for its seventh year with a host of local flavours, tastings, children's activities, the opportunity to meet the makers and th ...

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Festival of Museums is Flourishing in Fife

Date of article: Wed 5 Jul 17

This year, Scotland's museums and galleries have their biggest calendar of events ever planned for the Festival of Museums weekend from Friday 19 - Sunday 21 May. Numerous museum ...

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Fife Holiday Parks Gain Top Training Status

Date of article: Wed 5 Jul 17

Scottish holiday parks group Abbeyford Leisure has had its commitment to customer service highlighted by a major tourism training organisation. The company has now gained WorldHos ...

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Defend Dunfermline World War II Festival Launched

Date of article: Wed 5 Jul 17

Get ready for Fife's newest festival, Defend Dunfermline World War II, which takes place on the 19th and 20th August across the town's high street and heritage quarter between 10am ...

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Locations galore! New map highlights whisky movie’s sites

Date of article: Wed 5 Jul 17

A map highlighting the locations used in the new film version of Whisky Galore! has been created by VisitScotland. The movie, which is based on the 1947 novel by Compton Mackenzie ...

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Customer service accolade for Action Zone in Leven

Date of article: Wed 5 Jul 17

Friendly staff and great service are regular comments about Action Zone soft play centre in Leven, and now it's official! Action Zone is the latest business in Fife to achieve Worl ...

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Forth Ferry officially sets sail for 2017

Date of article: Wed 5 Jul 17

Seafari Adventures and the Scottish Seabird Centre officially launch the Forth Ferry for the 2017 season. Following two successful years of sailing, passengers will be able to boar ...

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When Coal Was King

Date of article: Thu 4 May 17

A series of events will be taking place in and around the Kingsgate Shopping Centre between the 17th and 21st May entitled 'When Coal Was King', highlighting the importance that mi ...

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Business Bootcamp at Fife College

Date of article: Thu 4 May 17

Business BootcampMission: to inspire students to consider running their own business and to challenge existing business owners to think differently, bigger and adopt an entrepreneu ...

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Scottish self-catering sector worth £723 million pa, finds ASSC

Date of article: Tue 2 May 17

The Association of Scotland's Self Caterers (ASSC) has published a major study on the economic impact of the self-catering sector in Scotland.The research¹, conducted by Frontline ...

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Enterprise Hub Launches In Fife

Date of article: Fri 28 Apr 17

The Enterprise Hub Fife has opened its doors to a new pioneering one stop shop to inspire entrepreneurs and boost business growth.Located on the first floor of Royal Bank of Scotla ...

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Celebrating Fife’s Conservation Areas

Date of article: Fri 28 Apr 17

Vote for your favourite Fife Conservation Area NOW!It's 50 years since The Civic Amenities Act was passed in 1967 which provided for the creation of conservation areas. To celebrat ...

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St Andrews & Kingsbarns make the cut in poll of Scotland's best golf holes

Date of article: Tue 25 Apr 17

The closing hole at St Andrew's Old Course has been voted as the best golf hole in Scotland, after a poll of 3,000 golfers chose it ahead of a formidable selection from the country ...

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Bakery Students Get a Taste of Brussels

Date of article: Fri 21 Apr 17

Fife College bakery students got the chance of a life time recently, to visit one of the biggest chocolate events in the world – Salon du Chocolat in Brussels.The event showcases ...

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Businesses urged to back Tay Cities Deal

Date of article: Fri 21 Apr 17

Businesses from across the Tay Cities economic region of North East Fife, Angus, Dundee and Perth & Kinross are being urged to back a major bid to accelerate inclusive growth a ...

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Darnley’s Gin to Sponsor the Ricoh Women’s British Open

Date of article: Thu 20 Apr 17

Darnley's Gin, one of the pioneers of the UK's flourishing gin scene, has announced a major new partnership with the Ricoh Women's British Open. The award-winning brand will become ...

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Golf tourism driving Scotland's economy

Date of article: Thu 20 Apr 17

The economic value of golf tourism and events to Scotland has increased to £286 million per year following a bumper decade in Scotland, the Home of Golf.Fife was the area which mo ...

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Groceries Supply Code of Practice

Date of article: Mon 17 Apr 17

Back by popular demand, we are delighted to announce that we are once again running a GSCOP training day for direct suppliers to supermarkets.Attend valuable training on the Grocer ...

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Taste Our Best – Giving the Customer a Local Experience

Date of article: Fri 14 Apr 17

A free workshop on 25th April with Fife Ambassador Christopher Trotter, aimed at providing the tools to get the best of the VisitScotland Taste Our Best scheme, building the skills ...

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Scotland’s Winter Festivals Event Fund Now Open

Date of article: Wed 12 Apr 17

Scotland's Winter Festivals is a unique and distinctive programme of events designed to celebrate Scotland's three national days - St Andrew's Day, Hogmanay and Burns Night.From to ...

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Forth Bridges Area Tourism Strategy – your views sought

Date of article: Wed 12 Apr 17

Forth Bridges Area Tourism Strategy – your views soughtThe Forth Bridges Forum Tourism Project Group has commissioned GL Hearn to develop a tourism strategy for the Forth Bridges ...

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Fife Businesses/Services Opportunity at Anstruther Harbour Festival

Date of article: Mon 10 Apr 17

The Anstruther Harbour Festival is Friday-Sunday, May 26-28 2017. A major event in the East Neuk, it brings visitors and families to the Anstruther/East Neuk area for a weekend of ...

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VisitScotland and TripAdvisor team up to put Scotland on world stage

Date of article: Mon 10 Apr 17

A European-first collaboration between VisitScotland and TripAdvisor will see Scotland's world-class tourism offering promoted to almost 70 million new potential visitors, generati ...

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Fife Business Matters - Spring 2017

Date of article: Mon 10 Apr 17

The Spring 2017 eodtion of Fife business Matters is now out!Click here to view.  ...

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Dementia Friendly St Andrews Charity Fashion Show

Date of article: Mon 10 Apr 17

The Dementia Friendly Society in association with Dementia Friendly St Andrews is putting on a vintage fashion show in the spectacular setting of the Holy Trinity church on South S ...

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Outlander Fever Sparks Tourism Opportunities

Date of article: Thu 6 Apr 17

Lighting trucks and costume departments are now familiar sights to locals when Outlander comes to film in Fife, but many businesses are also seeing the influence of the popular Ama ...

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Business Opportunities with Pants!

Date of article: Wed 5 Apr 17

On the 15th April, East Neuk Glass will be co-hosting a one-day exhibition at Cellardyke Harbour alongside the charity Cahonas Scotland as part of testicular cancer awareness mont ...

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Scotland’s first ever daffodil festival opens in Fife

Date of article: Tue 4 Apr 17

Look forward to Spring with a visit to the Daffodil Festival and look back at the heritage of this special flowerThere is nothing that announces the arrival of Spring more than the ...

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Working together is key to boost tourism business in Fife

Date of article: Tue 4 Apr 17

Tourism Summit sets the scene for new season aheadAs the new tourism season gets underway the message for businesses in Fife is that working together is the key for future success. ...

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Visitor Attraction Quality Assurance Grading Scheme

Date of article: Mon 3 Apr 17

The VisitScotland Quality Assurance Grading Scheme for Visitor Attractions has been developed with three primary objectives:To provide visitors with the means to identify Visitor A ...

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New Look ‘Darnley’s Gin’ Unveiled as Brand Announces Plans for Milestone Year

Date of article: Thu 30 Mar 17

One of the pioneers of the UK's flourishing gin scene, the award-winning Darnley's View Gin, has today (Wednesday 29th March) announced a raft of exciting changes in advance of pla ...

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Scotland’s Six World Heritage Sites Will Be Celebrated With Six Coordinated Events For The First Time On World Heritage Day

Date of article: Thu 30 Mar 17

Picts will race Romans at the Antonine Wall, knitters will descend on New Lanark and musicians will do battle in Edinburgh. Scotland's six UNESCO World Heritage Sites will feature ...

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Fife Pilgrim Way to Become a Reality

Date of article: Fri 24 Mar 17

An exciting new long distance walking route the Fife Pilgrim Way is set to become a reality thanks to funding of £399,000 from The National Lottery.Fife was known as Scotland's Pi ...

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