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FAS have successfully completed it’s 3 years business plan (2019-2022). It took several months of hard work that includes workshops, seminars, focus groups and partnership work with local and national organisations, most of all active involvement of the board and the member s with professional support from external consultant.  We look forward to the development and implantation of the project / tasks to enhance our capability to serve the Arab community.

Thanks to all who contributed in this important tasks.

On Saturday 23rd March 2019, Under the banner ”United We Stand Against Hate” the vigil for New Zealand brought together diverse communities and faiths to show respect for the victims of the massacre which took place in Christchurch, New Zealand on Friday 15th March 2019.
Our local community wish to express our heartfelt condolences to all who are affected by the events that unfolded in Christchurch including Fife Arabic Society, Kirkcaldy Islamic Centre and Kirkcaldy Central Mosque.
A vigil started with a minute silence and verses of the holy Quran recited in respect for the victims. Lesley Laird MP, David Torrance MSP, Dr Ali (Chair of Fife Arabic Society), Imam Mansour (Kirkcaldy Central Mosque) and Ishfaq Mohammed (Kirkcaldy Islamic Centre) all spoke about the importance of community cohesion and standing together in times where other seek to divide us all. 
Fifty candles were lit, representing the number of victims and a book of condolences was signed by participants. For the first time in Fife, a prayer for the victims and their friends and family was held by Muslims members in the high street; watched and supported by other communities. 
We thank everyone who attended the vigil, including churches, politicians, wider Scottish community, and the Muslim/Arab communities. A special thank you to Fife Police for their valuable support and professionalism before and during the vigil.

Fife Arabic Society exhibited at the Gathering – The main Scottish Voluntary Sector Exhibition, held at SECC Glasgow 20/02/2019. The photos taken on the day for the FAS Management Members with Community Minster, colleagues from other organisations and SCVO Management.
Our exhibition attracted a lot of interest from visitors and it was a good opportunity to share experience and learn from others. Thank you SCVO.

Dr Ali Chair of FAS and Ahmed Admin staff at the Scottish Parliament on the 12/12/2018 celebrating the 70th anniversary of the deceleration of human right. 
photos taken with Rami (CEO), Tanveer (Development Manager) of BEMIS and the Scottish government minister for Older People and Equalities Christina McKelvie MSP.

Fife Arabic Society exhibited at the Fife College Diversity Festival held on 21/11/2018

Scottish FA Multi-Cultural Football Festival in Glasgow.

Photos for the FAS Football team at the FA Multi-Cultural Festival in Glasgow on the 27/10/2018. This tournament organised my SFA and BEMIS with the attendance of Scottish Government Minister for Sport.

Fife Arabic Society arranged a visit to Glasgow Museum Resource Centre on the 12/8/2018.

All participants had enjoyable and useful times. They were shown original pieces of history of different era of the Arab countries such as Egypt, Sudan, Syria and Mesopotamian civilization. We have been shown 30 historical pieces from Akkadian, Assyrian and Sumerian aged up to 4500 years old. The children also enjoyed the interesting workshops of stuffed animals. A big thank you for Dr Noorah Al-Gailani for arranging the visit and providing the valuable historical information, and the museum staff for their kind support and hospitality.

Trip to  Loch Tay, Pitlochry and Aberfeldy on 28/07/2018.

Fife Arabic Society members and friends thoroughly enjoyed our trip to Loch Tay, Pitlochry and Aberfeldy. They braved the weather and had a wonderful time in bonny Scotland

Strawberry picking day on 14/07/2018.

Great day strawberry picking in Cairnie! We had nice weather, tasty strawberries and a wonderful time over there.

BBQ at Lochore Meadows on 07/07/2018.

FAS members and friends had an amazing time at Lochore Meadows which included many outdoor activities and a delicious annual arabic BBQ. Although our team lost to the local team, they both enjoyed the match and food!

Crossing Cultures – Lochgelly

Our Exhibition “Crossing Cultures” has now been relocated to Lochgelly Centre until the 17th April. Here is your chance to view our collection just in case you missed us in Glenrothes

Exhibition Launch.

Fife Arabic Society is proud to announce that Fife Lord Provost has launched our Exhibition on the 23rd of January. This very successful event brought together diverse guests of the community from various political, social and ethnic backgrounds to join in the celebration and appreciation of Arab culture and its influence in the modern world. The Exhibition will be available to all members of the public to enjoy until the 6th of March 2018 in Rothes Hall, Glenrothes. We would like to take this opportunity to extend our thanks for all those who joined, attended and contributed to the success of the night. The Exhibition is organised in partnership with Fife Cultural Trust.