Friday, 30 March 2018


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Kinloss HIVE will be closed for the foreseeable future.  If you need assistance, please contact Leuchars HIVE on 01334 857649 or Edinburgh HIVE on 0131 310 2876.  The blog will continue to be maintained.

Friday, 16 March 2018

Reducing the risk of disease at garden feeders

Reducing the risk of disease at garden feeders
Feeding garden birds can be really beneficial, particularly during the harsher winter months, but we should be aware that garden feeding can also promote the transmission of some diseases. A collaborative study between BTO and Zoological Society of London has analysed over 25 years’ worth of data to produce a comprehensive review of health risks to wild birds. Simple steps to prevent the spread of disease include offering a variety of food from accredited sources; feeding in moderation, so that feeders are typically emptied every 1–2 days; regularly cleaning bird feeders; and rotating feeding sites to avoid accumulation of waste food or bird droppings. You can also help by reporting sick or dead garden birds to the Garden Wildlife Health initiative.
Greenfinch at feeder by Jill Pakenham
A collaborative 25-year BTO/ZSL study stresses the importance of feeding while investigating evolving threats to wild birds.

Thursday, 15 March 2018


See the Army Transition Information Sheet on PENSIONS at this link

Wednesday, 14 March 2018

Career Consultant position - closing date 6 April 2018

CAREER CONSULTANT – Regional Resettlement Centre, Rosyth, based at Faslane.  Part time position – 30 hours per week (Mon – Thurs) – Salary £26,500 + benefits

The Ministry of Defence and Right Management work together as the Career Transition Partnership (CTP) delivering comprehensive outplacement support to people leaving HM Forces.

We are currently recruiting for this rewarding and challenging client facing position within Career Transition Partnership   

This role will be based at Faslane Naval Base with travel to the Regional Resettlement Centre Rosyth required at least twice per month.

The role is to provide information and advice about career management and training, using guidance and coaching to assist clients to achieve career goals. This role will require the facilitation of virtual and classroom based workshops.  

The person required will need:
  • Strong experience in Advice and Guidance delivering one to one Career Guidance support to individuals
  • NVQ L4 in Advice and Guidance would be advantageous, or a willingness to work towards this in the first year.
  • Experience in facilitation and coaching
  • Knowledge of the employment market and job searching
  • Awareness of social media in job hunting
  • Experience of working within a busy team
  • Case load management
  • Ability to work autonomously
  • Stakeholder engagement experience

Email Lea-Anne at for a full job description quoting CC Role in the subject line. 
You will be emailed a full job description from which you will be required to submit a targeted CV and covering email to Trish Mullen (Regional Manager) -
Successful applicants will be invited to attend an Assessment Centre at RRC Rosyth on Friday 20th April 2018.

This post is subject to an MOD security check. Closing date for CV submission is Friday 6th April 2018. Previous applicants need not apply


Tuesday, 13 March 2018


Do you know someone who has put his or her life at risk to save, or attempt to save, another person, or someone who has carried out a successful resuscitation?

Do you know someone who has saved a life by timely first aid, such as stopping arterial bleeding?

If so, you should be aware of The Royal Humane Society - a charity that grants awards for acts of bravery in the saving of human life and also for the restoration of life by resuscitation.

Awards may be granted to those who have put their own lives at risk to save or attempt to save someone else. The awards granted for these acts of bravery include bronze, silver and gold
medals and testimonials on vellum or parchment.

Anyone can make a nomination to them and they would like to hear from you (further details can be found at


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Entrepreneur Sir Tom Hunter has launched a competition to support the Year of Young People in Scotland.

Called 100 Disrupters, it is open to 100 young people or groups up to the age of 26, who are positively "disrupting Scotland".

Sir Tom, founder of The Hunter Foundation (THF) which is running the competition launched on Tuesday, said: "We are looking to back young people with massive ambition and the courage to take that ambition on.
"Whether that's one mighty sporting challenge, changing their communities, building the next Facebook, a nascent Rabbie Burns or promoting a charity or cause that can change the face of Scotland, we want to support their ambition.

Those chosen will receive a grant of £1000 from the Hunter Foundation.  Further details are available on the Hunter Foundation website

Friday, 9 March 2018


Summer Camp is a much loved event in the Little Troopers calendar and we are really pleased it will be making a return in 2018.

Open to all regular or reserve British Armed Forces families, join us for a weekend of activities, camping, making new friends and memories while celebrating your Little Troopers.

6th, 7th & 8th July 2018 hosted at Pirbright Barracks.

All the details and ticket booking is HERE