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Dunfermline mourns death of 20-year-old peacock Clive

They are as much a symbol of Dunfermline as its ancient abbey or the birthplace of Andrew Carnegie.

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Andrew Carnegie, depicted as a mouse munching on Jacob's Mini Cheddars. Picture: SWNS

Crackers firm ‘sorry’ over Andrew Carnegie mouse advert

A historian has hit out at a “disrespectful” ad which shows Scots businessman Andrew Carnegie as a cracker-munching mouse.

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Kingsbarns beach near Crail in Fife. Picture: Jerzy Morkis

Tourism campaign to highlight Fife’s ‘hidden gems’

It’s the county that likes to call itself a kingdom, a reflection of its ancient role as the seat of Scotland’s royalty.

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Public sector work is of 'huge importance' to Edge Testing Solutions, said founder Brian Ferrie. Picture: Chris Watt

Tech firms on cloud nine with government contracts

A number of Scottish technology companies have secured places on the latest UK government framework to provide cloud computing services to the public sector.

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Nationwide's underlying financial strength gives cause for reassurance, writes Martin Flanagan. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Martin Flanagan: Nationwide takes one for the team

As a mutual not subject to shareholders’ airborne hands craving immediate gratification, Nationwide has put its money where its mouth is for customers.

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Nationwide is investing in its branches as rival lenders whittle down their networks. Picture: Greg Macvean

Nationwide upbeat despite hit from interest rates

Building society Nationwide has seen its annual profits fall by nearly a quarter after cushioning savers from rock-­bottom interest rates.

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Voters go to the polls on Thursday to elect Scotland's 32 local authorities. Picture: Ellen Relander/JP

The candidates from overseas hoping to win a council seat

It’s fair to say the average Scot is not engaged with municipal politics. The last council elections in 2012 attracted a nationwide turnout of just 39 per cent.

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Captain David Seath. Picture: Contributed

Dunfermline charity run in memory of tragic marathon hero

SOLDIER Captain David Seath collapsed short of the finish line running the London Marathon last year and died later in hospital.

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Police took the names of several children in Dunfermline (file photo)

Boy, 14, charged with urinating on war memorial

A teenager has been charged with urinating on a World War I memorial in Dunfermline, Fife.

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The Amazon facility in Fife was opened at the end of 2011. Picture: Phil Wilkinson

Amazon’s Dunfermline centre ‘poised for £54m sale’

Amazon’s one million square foot distribution centre in Dunfermline is set to change hands in a commercial property investment deal worth about £54 million, it has been reported.

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CR Smith boss Gerard Eadie revealed a sixth successive year of growth for the glazier. Picture: Contributed

Sparkling result for Fife glazing group CR Smith

Investment has paid off for double glazing firm CR Smith after the long-established Fife business booked a steady increase in turnover and profits.

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Presents given to animal charity by youngster Zoe. Picture: SSPCA

Scottish SPCA want to find little girl Zoe to say thanks

The Scottish SPCA is on the hunt to thank young Zoe Raynor.

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Dunfermline town centre. While the first part of the town name is Gaelic, the rest is not so clear.

Place name of the week: Dunfermline - Dùn Phàrlain

The name of this town (Dunfermelin in 1128) is of obscure origin. Whilst the first element is clearly Gaelic dùn ‘fort’, the meaning of the rest of the name is a matter of debate, as is the exact location of the fort.

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Close-up of HMS Unicorn figurehead. Pic: Wikimedia Commons

Five Unicorn emblems to be found around Scotland

It’s been Scotland’s national animal since at least the 1300s, and, unsurprisingly, it can be found absolutely everywhere up and down the country - not a bad feat for a mythological beast.

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The Electric Bar in Motherwell is among five Central Belt sites revamped by Punch. Picture: Contributed

Punch raises glass to revamp of five Central Belt pubs

Pub operator Punch has completed five investments across the Central Belt totalling nearly £1 million, part of its commitment to invest £3m in Scotland and creating more than 30 jobs.

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Campaign to mark the graves of Scottish Kings at Dunfermline Abbey. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Campaign to mark the tombs of Scots kings gathers pace

THE lack of ‘dignified markers’ at the graves of six Scottish kings has been labelled as “disgraceful” by historian and heritage campaigner, Sheila Pitcairn.

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Hollywood Bowl is set to float on the London market in July. Picture: TSPL

Ten-pin bowling group eyes £280m strike on stock market

Hollywood Bowl, the UK’s largest ten-pin bowling operator, has announced that it will float on the London Stock Exchange next month.

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Kirsten Chisholm with Ashley. Picture: contributed

Mum with breast cancer urges women to trust their instincts

JUST eight short months ago, she couldn’t have been happier as she became a mum for the second time.

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Dunfermline Abbey. Picture: Lisa Ferguson

Travel: A romantic weekend in magical Dunfermline

Leave your expectations at the door for a surprisingly charming break to Dunfermline, writes Lizzy Buchan

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The seals may leave the UK if a buyer is not found for them Picture: The Department for Culture, Media and Sport

Robert the Bruce seal at risk of export unless buyer found

AN “irreplaceable” seal commissioned by Robert the Bruce could be exported from the UK unless a buyer can be found to match the asking price of more than £150,000.

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