MSP Supports Caution Over Forth Bridge Cable Claims

Bill Walker, MSP for Dunfermline, has added his support to a caution by the Chief Engineer of the Forth Road Bridge against jumping to conclusions about the lifespan of the Bridge’s corroded main cables. Read more of this post

Initiative to Boost Tourism in Fife

Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker has welcomed recent reports that Fife’s economy could be boosted by £1.1 to £2.25 million p.a., after the launch of a new initiative to encourage tourists to visit the Kingdom. Read more of this post

Ellie Makes it to TV Dance Final

Dunfermline schoolgirl, Ellie Robertson, has made it to the final of Sky One’s Got to Dance.
Ellie, 11, who attends Canmore Primary School, is part of the dance group Fear of the Unknown and will perform with them in the live final on 4th March. She is the second youngest in her group, who range from 9 to 24. Read more of this post

Culross Abbey Backdrop for Handel’s Messiah

A former Cistercian Abbey in Fife, founded in 1271, will be the atmospheric setting for a Palm Sunday performance of Handel’s Messiah, by Glasgow Chamber Choir and Orchestra. Read more of this post

Peruvian Musicians’ Impromptu Musical Session with Dunfermline SNP

Dunfermline High Street recently saw a street promotion with a difference when SNP activists and Peruvian musicians joined forces for an impromptu musical session. Read more of this post

Local Design Consultancy Wins Shell Award

Dunfermline-based design consultancy, Supply Design Limited, has received a £30,000 Shell Springboard award to develop an innovative, high-efficiency power-conversion technology. Read more of this post

Dunfermline MSP Accuses UK Government of Losing Scotland MOD Jobs

MoD contracts for the next generation of Royal Navy support tankers have been awarded to firms in South Korea, prompting SNP MSP Bill Walker to point out the hypocrisy of anti-independence politicians. Read more of this post

Carnegie Students’ East End Artwork

Students from Dunfermline’s Carnegie College have visited East End Park to survey their wall-mural intended to capture the spirit of Dunfermline. Read more of this post

Burns Night

Dunfermline SNP recently celebrated a rather later than usual Burns Night, with the Deputy First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, as guest-of-honour. Read more of this post

The Big Question

Preliminary talks on the Independence Referendum took place last week between Scotland’s First Minister, Alex Salmond, and the Scottish Secretary, Michael Moore, followed by a more substantial meeting with David Cameron, during the UK Prime Minster’s one-day visit to Scotland. Read more of this post

Excellent Renewable Energy News

Proposals for a brand new hydro-electric scheme with pumped water storage, at Loch Lochy, north of Fort William, should be welcomed across Scotland. Such a scheme would reduce any arguments in favour of building further wind farms, including in Fife. Read more of this post

Tulliallan Police HQ Announcement

MSP Bill Walker has welcomed confirmation that the interim headquarters of the new Police Service of Scotland will be at Tulliallan Police College, after the Association of Chief Police Officers in Scotland chose the location. Read more of this post

New Café-Deli and Wine Store Proving a Success

A smart Dunfermline café-deli and wine store is holding a series of events and tastings over the coming year—including Italian and Spanish evenings, cheese and wine tasting, and musical events. Read more of this post

Minibus Funding for Scouts Benefits the West Fife Villages

The 83rd Fife Scout Group has received funding of £15,375 for a new 17-seater minibus, which is already bringing West Fife communities closer together. Read more of this post

A907 Bogside to Gatarry Pending Completion

The repair of the A907 Main Road between Bogside and the Gartarry Roundabout will at last be completed, after Fife Council agreed to invest a further £450,000. Read more of this post

Dunfermline Residents Urged to Apply for £400 off New Boilers

MSP Bill Walker has encouraged Dunfermline householders to save £400 on replacing under-performing boilers with energy-efficient models. Read more of this post

£400,000 Big Lottery Grant for Fife Women’s Aid

Fife Women’s Aid has received a grant of almost £400,000 to help domestic abuse sufferers along the road from victim to survivor. Read more of this post

Lamont’s Bridge Stoppage Call Challenged by SNP MSPs

Dunfermline MSP Bill Walker has joined his Edinburgh Western SNP colleague, Colin Keir, in calling on Johann Lamont to set out the cost in jobs and money of her demand to stop the construction of the Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC). Read more of this post

Scottish Farmers Need Representation at Top Table in Europe

The Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment has agreed that Scottish farmers need better representation at European Union negotiations, in light of EU restrictions over internal export and import markets. Read more of this post

Dunfermline MSP Warns Against Labour’s Forth Crossing Negativity

Labour is doing companies in Fife and Scotland a disservice by ignoring the benefits of the Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC), says Dunfermline SNP MSP Bill Walker, after a further 88 subcontracts were advertised. Read more of this post

MSP Praises Students’ Pars Murals

MSP for Dunfermline, Bill Walker, has praised the efforts of local young people in designing winning murals for East End Park. Read more of this post

Carnock Community Council Awarded £75,000 for Play Facilities

MSP Bill Walker has praised a West Fife group for bringing valuable resources to their community during difficult economic times, after its initiative was rewarded with a grant of almost £75,000. Read more of this post

West Fife Group Receives £25,000 Awards for Project

A community group in West Fife has received grants of over £25,000, prompting MSP Bill Walker to encourage other volunteers to apply for awards for their community projects. Read more of this post

£68m Boost for Digital Infrastructure Will Help Dunfermline Connect

The Scottish Government will invest a further £68m to boost broadband, an announcement that MSP Bill Walker says will bring local communities together and help Scotland’s economic recovery.  Read more of this post

MSP for Dunfermline Sets Record Straight on Forth Replacement Crossing Contracts

Bill Walker, MSP for Dunfermline, has spoken out about confusion over the Scottish Government’s role in awarding contracts for the Forth Replacement Crossing (FRC). Read more of this post