Fife Council is preparing a new 10 year waste strategy and action plan for Fife.
To reflect the move towards a circular economy and waste being viewed as a resource rather than something to throw away, the new documents will be called the ‘Resource Strategy and Action Plan for Fife.’
The less waste is produced, the fewer carbon emissions are emitted and more money is saved that can be better used for jobs, services and investing in communities.
Your comments and ideas on how to best reduce waste and repair, recycle and reuse items are invited.
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A planning application has been submitted to Fife Council on behalf of Dumbarnie Golf Links Limited by planning consultancy PPCA Ltd for an 18-hole course at Dumbarnie Links overlooking Largo Bay.
The £11 million golf course would have a clubhouse, restaurant, bar and professional shop, with the potential to create 30 full-time jobs and 10 seasonal part-time jobs, as well as work for 90 caddies.
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eCom were delighted to host a round table discussion ‘Building a workforce for the future’ supported by the Bank of England’s Agent for Scotland, William Dowson at our HQ recently.
There was some interesting debate amongst key Scottish business leaders, guided by chair, Douglas Mundie, Managing Director, Saltire Business Solutions Ltd. The event was structured around the following three key themes:
- Businesses mood pre and post Brexit, how the current geopolitics impact and influence current day thinking on local national and international businesses and economies. Can Brexit offer the possibility for Scotland and the UK to seek a new role as a world pioneer for innovation?
- How can Learning Technologies impact on productivity gain?
- Learning Technologies as positive disruptor –disrupting the workforce of the future through technology – that puts the “human” back in human capital
A key theme was to use technology not only to help manage change through efficiency but seeking to revolutionise business processes too. Attendees also considered the use of Learning Technologies to develop and retain skills, including effective knowledge transfer from experienced staff and aligning that with succession planning.
William Dowson, Bank of England’s Agent for Scotland, said, “It was a pleasure to be at the eCom round table and to be involved in the discussion of issues that are front of mind for business leaders today. It’s important for companies to maximise opportunities for productivity gains and the use of learning technologies certainly can help achieve this.”
Linda Steedman, eCom CEO said, “It was great to host this round table and to hear business leaders discuss how they use learning technology to increase efficiency and facilitate knowledge transfer. We are very grateful to William Dowson and Douglas Mundie for their support and we look forward to future round table events at eCom.
KINGSBARNS DISTILLERY WELCOMES NEW VISITOR CENTRE DEVELOPMENT MANAGER
Kingsbarns Distillery is delighted to welcome Scott Robertson into the position of Visitor Centre Development Manager.
Scott joined his local Distillery at the end of last year and is enjoying the getting to know his new team and making plans for the coming months. Scott has previously worked at Blair Castle and Atholl Estates, VisitScotland and the Fairmont Hotel, so is well placed to take on this exciting role.
William Wemyss, Managing Director at Kingsbarns Distillery: “We are delighted to welcome Scott to the Visitor Centre team. We have been open for just over two years and I am sure that we will benefit from Scott’s hospitality and tourism experience for the new season and beyond.”
The first Single Malt from Kingsbarns Distillery will be exclusively available to members of its Founders’ Club in mid 2018, with a more widely available release expected to follow later in 2018.