Union leaders are bound for Canada for a showdown with the new owners of Fife fabrication group BiFab.
More than 1,000 new social housing properties look set to be built in Fife by 2020 under a new funding deal agreed by Kingdom Housing Association.
Closure-threatened Fife fabricator BiFab has been saved after a takeover by Canadian industrial services group DF Barnes.
Fife energy services group BiFab is to continue its search for new marine engineering contracts as it handed out hundreds of redundancy notices to workers today.
Fife heavy engineering group BiFab is struggling to survive in the face of a cashflow crisis but it insisted today it was not yet in administration.
A major union has warned of a potential "hammer blow" to the Scottish economy as fears mount for hundreds of jobs at a Fife heavy engineering group.
Construction of a £2 billion wind farm off Fife will begin next year after RSPB Scotland lost a long running legal challenge against development.