The UK’s most enterprising region is…..drum roll……..FIFE!

Tour Scotland Photograph Old Church St Monans East Neuk of Fife July 14th


I’m genuinely chuffed to be able to pass on this good news from Insider today. I don’t think I’ve reported on Fife before, after numerous attempts to talk up Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee and Edinburgh. So, even though still in your baffies, see this:

Fife has been named the UK’s most enterprising region in awards recognising business innovation. The Enterprising Britain Awards are part of a Government drive to increase entrepreneurial activity in the UK. As well as winning most enterprising region, Fife Council came out top in the Promoting Entrepreneurial Spirit category for supporting young people to develop skills and get into education, training or employment.’

Previous reports on Fife:

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11 thoughts on “The UK’s most enterprising region is…..drum roll……..FIFE!

  1. Alasdair Macdonald September 21, 2018 / 11:18 am

    It is worthy of note that it is Fife COUNCIL which is receiving the award.

    Firstly, it is recognising the PUBLIC investment in education.

    Secondly, we are always told that it is axiomatic that the public sector ‘cannot pick winners’ when it comes to innovation and investment and for that reason we have to privatise things so that we can ‘unleash the creativity’.

    This in Bodger Broon’s home patch – he of the light touch regulation and bailer out of the financial services with PUBLIC MONEY when their ‘creativity’ put us all in the grubber.

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  2. Ludo Thierry September 21, 2018 / 11:52 am

    SNP/Labour coalition led Fife Council wins a prestigious award.

    Meanwhile, the more routine BritNat/Better Together local govt activity continues on it’s merry (and time honoured) ‘british’ way (From the National):

    Two Falkirk councillors have been charged by police after a probe into ‘planning concerns’.
    Labour’s John McLuckie, depute convener of the council’s planning committee, Tory planning committee member James Kerr, and a third man were charged on Wednesday.

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    • bigjon999 September 21, 2018 / 12:33 pm

      And don’t forget the Aberdeen City Council loons- Lab/Con/Ind mix. The schools in Aberdeen City have been undertaking primary 1 school assessments for several years yet they, in their wisdom, decided to attack the Scottish Government for daring to suggest a national standard assessment in primary 1. You couldn’t make it up if you wanted to show how utterly morally and politically bankrupt the City Council leaders are.
      Conservative leader is Douglas Lumsden and Labour leader isJenny Laing (just mentioning their names in case either of them ever offers you a promise!

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      • Alasdair Macdonald September 21, 2018 / 6:20 pm

        On GMS today, the senior Tory on the Council faced a pretty scathing interview in which his hypocrisy was highlighted on two occasions.


      • Legerwood September 21, 2018 / 3:25 pm

        Like the Tory Councillor on Aberdeen Council suspended by the party for 1 year for not paying his Council Tax? Apparently not paying was some sort of protest by Councillor Leslie.


  3. Ludo Thierry September 21, 2018 / 1:04 pm

    Excellent point Big Jon – Also – Haven’t heard abject apologies from Douglas Lumsden for his direct personal part in inflicting these ‘..controversial assessments..’ on so many Aberdeen City schoolchildren over the years. Curious that Councillor Lumsden didn’t feel the need to disown his tory party and resign when the tories included a commitment to National Assessment for P1 children in their manifesto? Or dare one conclude he is simply manufacturing his outrage to follow The Colonel’s orders?

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  4. Ludo Thierry September 21, 2018 / 4:28 pm

    Don’t know what others reckon – but it seems to me that this might be quite a significant article by Chris Deerin in the ‘i’ (snippet and link below):

    ‘England and Brexit have made a mug of Scots like me who voted ‘no’ to independence.

    I’m not sure how I’ll vote in the event of a second independence referendum’, writes Chris Deerin

    The UK has become the kind of country that is treated as an oddball annoyance by our former friends on the continent, rather than a partner. We bustle after the unspeakable Donald Trump offering all sorts if he’ll just give us a trade deal. And this is only the beginning.

    There won’t be a second Scottish independence referendum this decade. But there will almost certainly be one at some point in the 2020s. I’m not sure how I’ll vote then. But I’m pretty sure I won’t be writing tear-stained pro-Union columns about British values and our moral importance to the world. That country’s gone. Fool me once, and all that.

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    • gavin September 21, 2018 / 6:10 pm

      Its noticeable that the BEEB has no Scottish opinion on any of its UK platforms regarding the ongoing Brexit shambles. Not a person from Scotland ( though the BEEB, of course, has “Scots” reporters) to be seen on progs like the new politics show—even though they have space for Irish opinion: not on the network news or news 24, or the talk shows on radio 4 & 5.
      We have become invisible.

      And Theresa, though I have a modicum of sorrow for her utter ignorance about the EU red lines on Brexit which have passed above her head, she thinks the EU should show more respect to the UK—give detailed reasons for their opposition to her proposals and have alternative proposals to put.
      Oddly I cannot remember her giving ANY detailing to her opposition to Scots having a say on their own constitutional future. Certainly cant recall any ALTERNATIVE proposals she put to us on the constitution.

      Chris Deerin—- odd stuff indeed! And if true, very welcome.

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