FIFE COUNCIL’S high earners have been revealed with the chief executive receiving £201,514 last year.

Steve Grimmond took home a £163,720 salary plus £37,794 in pension contributions during 2019/20.

A new study from the TaxPayers’ Alliance, their 14th annual ‘Town Hall Rich List’, shows 215 council staff across Scotland received more than £100,000, and a further 52 earned more than £150,000.

Mr Grimmond is joined on the list by Eileen Rowand, Fife’s executive director for finance and corporate services.

She was paid a salary of £123,535 plus £30,266 into her pension pot, making her overall remuneration £153,801.

Carrie Lindsay, the executive director for education and children’s services, was paid the same as Ms Rowand.

Overall packages for the top earners at the council, including salary plus pension, were: £150,270 for Michael Enston, executive director for communities; £149,573 for Keith Winter, executive director for enterprise and environment; £121,450 for Heather Stuart, chief executive of Fife Cultural Trust; and £102,111 for Robin Baird, senior manager of Fife Resource Solutions LLP.

Two undisclosed staff members also received a salary of £107,500 and £102,500 respectively.

Sharon McKenzie, the council’s head of HR, said: “Salaries for council chief executives across Scotland are set by Cosla as part of a national collective agreement with the relevant trade unions and representative bodies.

“Separately, Fife Council, which has over 17,000 employees, has five members of staff with salaries exceeding £100,000.

“Their salaries are a matter of public record.”