SKILLS Development Scotland’s (SDS) Fife careers centres will be hosting free drop-in sessions next week for young people receiving their exam results on Tuesday.

The centres in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Leven and Glenrothes, will have qualified careers advisers on hand to offer advice and support for local young people when exam results are issued on Tuesday August 7, as well as Wednesday August 8.

From 2pm until 4pm on the two days, advisers will be available to speak with pupils about their options, from resits to college, UCAS Clearing, to apprenticeships.

Julie Kennedy, Team Leader at SDS, said: “Results Day can be nerve-wracking for a number of reasons. Whether your results have been better or worse than expected, it can really help to talk to someone.

“Our advisers have all the information you need to plan your next steps. Drop by your local centre to find out more.”

As well as in-centre support, SDS will be running its annual Exam Results Helpline.

The Helpline, which is staffed by SDS advisers, offers free, impartial advice for young people and their parents.

You can call the Helpline on 0808 100 8000. It will be open from 8am to 8pm on Tuesday 7 and Wednesday 8 August, and from 9am to 5pm from 9 to 15 August.

Advice and information is also available online at

SDS is Scotland’s careers service, with careers advisers working from its careers centres, community premises and in every state secondary school across Scotland.

Fife’s careers centres are located in Dunfermline, Kirkcaldy, Cowdenbeath, Leven and Glenrothes. Customers can get information and advice covering areas including jobs, the local labour market, training courses and apprenticeships.

Career information and advice is available online via SDS’s award-winning career information and advice web service

The Cowdenbeath Centre is at The Yard, 411 High Street, Tel: 01383 745 610.