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Food industry ‘Oscar’ for Markinch hotel chef

Date of article: Mon 28 May 18

An award-winning Markinch hotel is celebrating the success of its head chef at the ‘Oscars’ of the Scottish food industry. Robbie Penman, of the Balbirnie House Hotel, was name ...

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It's a dog's Fife

Date of article: Mon 28 May 18

Scotland’s top dog has enjoyed a weekend of walkies during a pawsome break in Fife. VisitScotland’s Ambassadog, George the Golden Retriever, and his owners, sisters Victoria a ...

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Business Mentoring

Date of article: Mon 28 May 18

Did you know Business Mentoring can help you to grow or develop your business? Business Mentoring is for businesses and social enterprises who want to realise their personal and b ...

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Students Put the Fizz in to Charity Event!

Date of article: Mon 28 May 18

A range of local charities are now £8,000 better off thanks to a glittering champagne tasting and jazz evening organised by four Fife College students in partnership with the Rota ...

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Young Legends Awards

Date of article: Mon 28 May 18

Pioneering innovation is in Scotland’s soul. We have a legacy of invention, research and knowledge that continues to this day and is being secured for the future by Scotland’s ...

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Scotland's first cycle circuit opens in Fife!

Date of article: Thu 24 May 18

Scotland’s first cycle circuit has opened in Fife. Fife Cycle Park was opened yesterday (Wednesday) by record breaking long-distance cyclist Mark Beaumont and Provost of Fife Ji ...

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Bunny Bounces for St Andrews Beach Wheelchairs

Date of article: Thu 24 May 18

Bonkers Original Gifts St Andrews Fundraises £250 for St Andrews Beach Wheelchairs Fund Local businesses support St Andrews’ Hamish McHamish Foundation fundraising   The ...

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VIPs visit Fred. Olsen’s Balmoral in Edinburgh to celebrate inaugural cruise season

Date of article: Thu 24 May 18

Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has welcomed a delegation of VIPs on a visit to its 1,350-guest Balmoral at the Port of Rosyth, to celebrate the start of its flagship’s inaugural turnar ...

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“Ask Andrew” Ambassador scheme set for busy summer ahead

Date of article: Thu 24 May 18

Visitor ambassador scheme set to restart after successful first 2017 season Programme currently looking for volunteers   The “Ask Andrew” Ambassador scheme which was ini ...

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Opportunities for young people to collaborate with Muckmedden Summer festivals

Date of article: Wed 23 May 18

Young people invited to collaborate in Muckin’ good summer festivals In celebration of Scotland’s Year of Young People 2018, Muckmedden Events, the fun-loving mountain bike ev ...

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Student Cube Completes Set to Create Monument of Remembrance

Date of article: Tue 22 May 18

Fife College Construction students have been busy creating a huge ‘anti-tank’ concrete cube as part of a community project to educate others about World War 2 and create a monu ...

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Celebrate the opening of Fife Cycle Park

Date of article: Mon 21 May 18

Locals will be given the opportunity to try out Fife Cycle Park on the facility’s opening day, later this month. As part of a wider programme of community events that is being p ...

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St Andrews businesswoman picks up top hospitality award

Date of article: Fri 18 May 18

The Adamson in St Andrews and has been named 'Scotland’s Best Bar' at a glittering awards ceremony in Glasgow last night.    The upmarket cocktail bar, which opened in the Fi ...

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New start for Brand Scotland

Date of article: Thu 10 May 18

Cat Leaver has today (10 May) been announced as the project director of a bold new marketing strategy for Scotland. Ms Leaver takes on the role of project director for Brand Scotl ...

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Trading Opportunity for Local Food & Drink Producers : 14-16 Sept 2018

Date of article: Thu 10 May 18

Perth City Centre is playing host to a Food & Drink Festival run by RR Events from 14-16 Sept 2018.  This is an extension to the Continental Food Market, which appears regular ...

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Introduction to Chinese Market & Toolkit

Date of article: Thu 10 May 18

Outbound travel from China has been growing quickly in the last few years and it has become the 5th largest market in the world in terms of spend on international travel. Much of t ...

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Eden Mill single malt breaks auction record

Date of article: Thu 10 May 18

The first bottle of single malt Scotch whisky from Eden Mill distillery has sold for £7,100 (US$9,630) at auction, setting a new world record for the first release from a distille ...

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Fife Pride 2018 Needs You

Date of article: Wed 9 May 18

A wealth of colour is expected at the second ever Fife Pride, which will this year take place on the 7th July 2018 across Kirkcaldy town centre. With support from Fife Council, Fif ...

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Daily flights to Dubai to take off in October

Date of article: Tue 8 May 18

One of the world’s most renowned airlines will arrive into Edinburgh later this year with the launch of an Emirates service to Dubai. The daily service will begin on the 1st of ...

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Visitors Flock to Fife’s Historic Sites

Date of article: Tue 8 May 18

Heritage attractions across Fife are celebrating a surge in footfall as Historic Environment Scotland (HES) announce visitor figures for the 2017/18 financial year. The 12-month p ...

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New Regional Leadership Director for Fife

Date of article: Wed 2 May 18

VisitScotland are delighted to announce the appointment of Caroline Warburton as the new Regional Leadership Director for the East. A familiar face across the industry, Caroline h ...

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Get Nominating #ThistleAwards

Date of article: Wed 2 May 18

Do you think your business deserves recognition for being a leader in the tourism industry or know of a business that does? The Awards celebrate innovation, excellence and quality ...

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How to get compliant for GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation)?

Date of article: Mon 30 Apr 18

In summary, the Data Protection Act is being overhauled and will be superseded by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which will become enforceable across Europe, inc ...

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Chinese Tourists and their Travel Behaviours

Date of article: Mon 30 Apr 18

Following the recent news of the first direct flight from Edinburgh to China, more and more companies want to appeal to Chinese tourists. After all, 2018 is the official EU-China T ...

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History in the making

Date of article: Mon 30 Apr 18

Visitors to some of the country’s most popular historic attractions can now learn more about the local area while delving into Scotland’s past. As part of a new approach to vi ...

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Opening date revealed for Scotland's first cycle circuit

Date of article: Fri 27 Apr 18

Fife Cycle Park, the first purpose built cycle circuit in Scotland, will be officially opened at a special event next month. Record breaking long-distance cyclist Mark Beaumont wi ...

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“Bonjour” and “Wilkommen” to Dunfermline

Date of article: Fri 27 Apr 18

Dunfermline tourism business steps up service to meet needs of international visitors As more cruise ships sail into Fife, South Queensferry and Edinburgh this season, one Fife bu ...

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Wild Garlic Festival Events and Activities

Date of article: Fri 27 Apr 18

Cambo Gardens and The Stables Visitor Centre – MAY 2018 WILD GARLIC FESTIVAL EVENTS Wild Garlic Festival events and activities The Stables Visitor Centre – now open Ca ...

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Premium Bar And Restaurant Rogue Opens In St Andrews Following Six-Figure Investment

Date of article: Fri 27 Apr 18

Kained Holdings and Greene King join forces to launch flagship restaurant, cocktail bar and gin distillery     A new premium bar and restaurant is set to open its doors in St ...

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A celebration of Scottish poetry, music and food

Date of article: Fri 27 Apr 18

On Friday 11 May, Lindores Abbey Distillery will host an evening of music, poetry and fine local food at its second annual Music and Poetry Festival. The evening will showcase som ...

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Courier Business Awards 2018 - Entries Now Open!

Date of article: Thu 26 Apr 18

Entries are now open from today (26th April '18) until 1st July '18 for the Courier Business Awards 2018.  Shortlist is annouinced on 22nd August before the prestigious awards ...

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Eden Mill Launches its First Single Malts

Date of article: Wed 25 Apr 18

Eden Mill is launching its first single malts since distilling began at the Fife brewery and distillery in 2014 The distillery in Guardbridge, St Andrews, has created seven single ...

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Balbirnie House named as Wedding Hotel of the Year

Date of article: Tue 24 Apr 18

Balbirnie House has scooped the prestigious accolade of Wedding Hotel of the Year at the Scottish Hotel Awards. It was an evening of celebration for Balbirnie House in Markinch, ...

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Brian’s Change of Career is a HIT

Date of article: Tue 24 Apr 18

Brian Mayne from Rosyth has been on a culinary adventure to Switzerland which is guaranteed to set him on the path to a fabulous career in the hospitality industry. The 35-year-ol ...

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Daly and Rocca ready to renew great rivalry over the Old Course

Date of article: Mon 23 Apr 18

John Daly and Costantino Rocca, who conjured up an epic finish to The Open 23 years ago, will aim to turn back the clock this summer when they renew their great rivalry on the Old ...

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Veteran ex-councillor Willie Clarke opens revamped Lochore Meadows

Date of article: Mon 23 Apr 18

Former local councillor and forever champion of ‘the meedies’, Willie Clarke has officially opened the new Lochore Meadows Country Park visitor centre and sports pavilion. A c ...

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How to Get Involved in Doors Open Day

Date of article: Thu 19 Apr 18

Basic criteria for venues / events wishing to take part in Doors Open Days Any buildings or events that wish to take part in Doors Open Days must fit all three of the following cr ...

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Scotland's Winter Festivals fund now open

Date of article: Thu 19 Apr 18

From toasting our patron saint on St Andrew’s Day to Burns Night and Hogmanay in between, Scotland’s Winter Festivals is designed to bring people together to celebrate the spir ...

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Scottish Curry Awards: Tayside and Fife restaurants officially among best in the country

Date of article: Thu 19 Apr 18

Winners of the hotly contested Scottish Curry Awards have been announced. Restaurant of the year in central Scotland is naan other than Tulsi Fine Dining Indian and Thai Restauran ...

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Breaking Down Barriers

Date of article: Tue 17 Apr 18

We are a group of five Masters Students from the School of Management supporting the work of the Hamish Foundation.  The Hamish Foundation in partnership with Tourism St Andrew ...

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