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Snow and ice weather warnings issued for north-east - Aberdeen Evening Express

Snow and ice weather warnings issued for north-east  Aberdeen Evening Express

An amber warning for heavy snow and blizzards, covering the Cairngorms and the Highlands, is in place between 9am tomorrow and 8am on Sunday. The Met ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 4:29 pm


North-east primary wins reading award - Aberdeen Evening Express

North-east primary wins reading award  Aberdeen Evening Express

Pupils at New Deer Primary school have been using Renaissance's Accelerated Reader and the school has been recognised as the top reading school in ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 3:27 pm


Fraser is a festive winner - Deeside Today

Fraser is a festive winner  Deeside Today

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine MP Andrew Bowie has congratulated the winner of his Christmas card competition on a visit to a local school.

Published on 14 December 2018 | 3:19 pm


Help us find the north-east’s most Christmassy street - Aberdeen Evening Express

Help us find the north-east’s most Christmassy street  Aberdeen Evening Express

Whether you've teamed up with your neighbours – or competing with them – we're looking for the brightest, most colourful Christmas decorations in Aberdeen ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 2:41 pm


Taxis and buses checked in road policing operations across Aberdeenshire - Press and Journal

Taxis and buses checked in road policing operations across Aberdeenshire  Press and Journal

Road policing Officers have been checking the road worthiness of school buses following taxi checks in Aberdeenshire last week. Stop checks of school buses ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 2:05 pm


North-east woman caught six-times over legal drink-drive limit - Press and Journal

North-east woman caught six-times over legal drink-drive limit  Press and Journal

A woman from the Inverurie area has been charged after being detected at allegedly almost six times over the legal drink-drive limit. The 33-year-old was ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 1:44 pm


Seeing off Kelso would be top-four boon say Aberdeen Grammar’s Mills - Aberdeen Evening Express

Seeing off Kelso would be top-four boon say Aberdeen Grammar’s Mills  Aberdeen Evening Express

Aberdeen Grammar will end the year in a strong position to force home their top-four aspirations should they beat Kelso tomorrow at Rubislaw. That is according ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 12:25 pm


The little north-east school which is toasting golden success - Press and Journal

The little north-east school which is toasting golden success  Press and Journal

But the children and their teachers at Midmar Primary are celebrating after winning the educational equivalent of an Olympic gold medal. The Aberdeenshire ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 9:07 am


Flood-hit communities in north-east being left 'high and dry' in Scottish Government's budget - Press and Journal

Flood-hit communities in north-east being left 'high and dry' in Scottish Government's budget  Press and Journal

Flood-hit communities in the north-east have been left “high and dry” by the Scottish Government's draft budget. Hundreds of people were forced to flee their ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 8:58 am


Significantly less congestion after opening of major AWPR section - Press and Journal

Significantly less congestion after opening of major AWPR section  Press and Journal

The opening of the first major section of the Aberdeen bypass this week has had a massive impact on journey times for those travelling around the city, ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 7:39 am


Hundreds of hate crimes committed in Aberdeenshire - Press and Journal

Hundreds of hate crimes committed in Aberdeenshire  Press and Journal

A new report which will be discussed by councillors next week reveals there were 120 offences carried out between 2017-18. This was an increase of 37 on the ...

Published on 14 December 2018 | 7:35 am


North-east councillor quits Tory party because he has 'no faith' in council leaders - Press and Journal

North-east councillor quits Tory party because he has 'no faith' in council leaders  Press and Journal

Sandy Wallace, who represents Stonehaven and Lower Deeside, resigned from the local Tory group yesterday and is now an unaligned independent in the ...

Published on 13 December 2018 | 8:29 am


North-east tourism’s funding boost - Deeside Today

North-east tourism’s funding boost  Deeside Today

Councillors have approved a further three-year funding package of more than £1.3 million for North-east tourism body VisitAberdeenshire.

Published on 12 December 2018 | 11:37 am


AWPR: Balmedie residents say bypass construction has ruined their once quiet community - Press and Journal

AWPR: Balmedie residents say bypass construction has ruined their once quiet community  Press and Journal

A group of Aberdeenshire residents say the construction of the AWPR has resulted in traffic streaming “right past their front doors” at all hours and shattered the ...

Published on 12 December 2018 | 7:53 am


Pony needs 28 stitches after attack in Aberdeenshire - News & Star

Pony needs 28 stitches after attack in Aberdeenshire  News & Star

The 12-year-old Connemara and Highland-cross pony suffered an 18-inch cut.

Published on 11 December 2018 | 10:00 pm


Aberdeenshire hotel and restaurant to close its doors on January 1 - Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire hotel and restaurant to close its doors on January 1  Press and Journal

A Fettercairn hotel and restaurant is to close its doors in January for the final time after facing “extremely challenging” financial circumstances. The Ramsay Arms ...

Published on 11 December 2018 | 4:08 pm


Outdoor play area of Aberdeenshire primary school damaged by 'mindless' vandals - Press and Journal

Outdoor play area of Aberdeenshire primary school damaged by 'mindless' vandals  Press and Journal

Officers are appealing for information after toys were thrown onto a roof, a dolls house was damaged and planters were overturned at Auchenblae Primary ...

Published on 11 December 2018 | 1:25 pm


Public meeting over bridge closures in Aberdeenshire - BBC News

Public meeting over bridge closures in Aberdeenshire  BBC News

Residents affected by the closure of two bridges in Aberdeenshire are to be given the chance to air their views.

Published on 11 December 2018 | 1:00 pm


Aberdeenshire motorists embrace electric vehicles as figures show increase in charging point use - Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire motorists embrace electric vehicles as figures show increase in charging point use  Press and Journal

North-east motorists are embracing the electric car revolution with a significant increase in the use of charging points. Official council statistics have highlighted ...

Published on 11 December 2018 | 8:07 am


Website launched to curb alcoholism in Aberdeenshire - Press and Journal

Website launched to curb alcoholism in Aberdeenshire  Press and Journal

A new website has been launched to help support people affected by drug and alcohol addiction in Aberdeenshire. The Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug ...

Published on 11 December 2018 | 7:44 am


Aberdeenshire councillors join park authority - Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire councillors join park authority  Press and Journal

The Cairngorms National Park Authority (CPNA) has appointed a new deputy convener of the Board, as well as a new planning committee deputy convener.

Published on 10 December 2018 | 9:02 am


125-year-old museum in Peterhead welcomes Santa and his wife - Press and Journal

125-year-old museum in Peterhead welcomes Santa and his wife  Press and Journal

But Mr and Mrs Claus have taken time out of their Yuletide programme to visit a north-east museum and speak to local families about their Christmas wishes.

Published on 10 December 2018 | 7:24 am


Aberdeenshire woman becomes first female in scotch whisky to be inducted into Hall of Fame - Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire woman becomes first female in scotch whisky to be inducted into Hall of Fame  Press and Journal

An Aberdeenshire woman has become the first female in the Scotch whisky industry to be inducted into the Whisky Magazine's Hall of Fame. Rachel Barrie has ...

Published on 10 December 2018 | 7:06 am


Missing Aberdeenshire boy, 13, found after police search - Press and Journal

Missing Aberdeenshire boy, 13, found after police search  Press and Journal

Officers issued a plea for information about Jacob Mair's whereabouts earlier this evening. Social media posts containing his photo and a description were ...

Published on 9 December 2018 | 9:55 pm


RGU's Start-up Accelerator to boost Aberdeenshire innovation - The National

RGU's Start-up Accelerator to boost Aberdeenshire innovation  The National

A SCOTTISH university has set up its own Start-up Accelerator, a programme designed to help entrepreneurs implement business models, create jobs and…

Published on 9 December 2018 | 3:33 pm


Major search under way after driver flees the scene of a four-vehicle crash on the A90 - Press and Journal

Major search under way after driver flees the scene of a four-vehicle crash on the A90  Press and Journal

A major search is under way after a driver fled the scene after a four-vehicle crash near Ellon last night. Four vehicles were involved in the crash, which took ...

Published on 9 December 2018 | 2:37 pm


Elderly man dies in house fire in Aberdeenshire - The Scotsman

Elderly man dies in house fire in Aberdeenshire  The Scotsman

Emergency services were called to a building in Macduff, Aberdeenshire, at around 5am on Sunday morning. But despite the efforts of both police and ...

Published on 9 December 2018 | 2:31 pm


Inspectors find 'life-saving' medication a year out of date at Aberdeenshire after school club - Press and Journal

Inspectors find 'life-saving' medication a year out of date at Aberdeenshire after school club  Press and Journal

Staff at an Aberdeenshire after-school club “put children at risk” by paying so little attention to their medication that potentially life-saving pills for one youngster ...

Published on 8 December 2018 | 8:34 am


Fraserburgh's Paul Campbell wants positive reaction from Aberdeenshire Shield exit - Press and Journal

Fraserburgh's Paul Campbell wants positive reaction from Aberdeenshire Shield exit  Press and Journal

Fraserburgh forward Paul Campbell is hoping for an immediate response from his side after their Aberdeenshire Shield semi-final defeat. The Broch went into ...

Published on 7 December 2018 | 3:30 pm


Aberdeenshire wildcat find claims scorched by environmentalists - Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire wildcat find claims scorched by environmentalists  Press and Journal

A wildlife organisation's claims that it rescued a wildcat kitten on an Aberdeenshire farm have been thrown into doubt by leading environmentalists.

Published on 7 December 2018 | 8:01 am


Two people appear in court after £39000 of drugs recovered in Aberdeenshire - Press and Journal

Two people appear in court after £39000 of drugs recovered in Aberdeenshire  Press and Journal

Two people have appeared in court after cocaine and cannabis worth more than £39,000 was allegedly recovered in Kemnay. Officers raided a property on ...

Published on 7 December 2018 | 7:16 am


Two-vehicle collision on major Aberdeenshire road - Press and Journal

Two-vehicle collision on major Aberdeenshire road  Press and Journal

The crash took place on the Lohghaven to Hatton Road, close to the Cruden Bay turnoff. Police Scotland is currently in attendance at a 2 vehicle Road Traffic ...

Published on 6 December 2018 | 8:46 pm


Car parking charges decision delayed by Aberdeenshire Council - Mearns Leader

Car parking charges decision delayed by Aberdeenshire Council  Mearns Leader

A decision on the future of car-park charges will now be made at a full meeting of Aberdeenshire Council.

Published on 6 December 2018 | 3:14 pm


Car park charges decision delayed by Aberdeenshire Council - Deeside Today

Car park charges decision delayed by Aberdeenshire Council  Deeside Today

The future of car-park charges will now be decided by the full Aberdeenshire Council.

Published on 6 December 2018 | 2:51 pm


Pair in court after drugs worth around £39000 recovered from Kemnay area - Press and Journal

Pair in court after drugs worth around £39000 recovered from Kemnay area  Press and Journal

Two people have been charged after cannabis and cocaine worth over £39,000 has been recovered from the Kemnay area. A 27-year-old man and 32-year-old ...

Published on 6 December 2018 | 12:41 pm


Banks o’ Dee dominate Fraserburgh to earn place in final of Aberdeenshire Shield - Aberdeen Evening Express

Banks o’ Dee dominate Fraserburgh to earn place in final of Aberdeenshire Shield  Aberdeen Evening Express

Banks o' Dee co-manager Tommy Forbes urged his team to go on and win the Aberdeenshire Shield after reaching the final for the third year in a row.

Published on 6 December 2018 | 11:18 am


Two drivers seriously injured in A93 Aberdeenshire crash - BBC News

Two drivers seriously injured in A93 Aberdeenshire crash  BBC News

The collision, which involved a car and a van, happened on the A93 Aberdeen to Braemar road.

Published on 6 December 2018 | 7:19 am


VIDEO: P&J recreates last confirmed movements of missing Liam Smith - Press and Journal

VIDEO: P&J recreates last confirmed movements of missing Liam Smith  Press and Journal

It has now been more than three weeks since Aberdeen teenager Liam Smith disappeared without a trace. All throughout Aberdeen city centre, in the places he ...

Published on 6 December 2018 | 7:00 am


Aberdeenshire Shield: Formartine United edge out Buckie Thistle out to reach final - Aberdeen Evening Express

Aberdeenshire Shield: Formartine United edge out Buckie Thistle out to reach final  Aberdeen Evening Express

Formartine United player-manager Paul Lawson hailed his players for edging out Buckie Thistle to reach the Aberdeenshire Shield final. Andrew Greig's first-half ...

Published on 5 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Police roll out 'Safer Streets' initiative across Aberdeenshire during festive period - Press and Journal

Police roll out 'Safer Streets' initiative across Aberdeenshire during festive period  Press and Journal

This week, police and partners in Aberdeenshire are rolling out their highly successful 'Safer Streets' festive policing initiative in Aberdeenshire. The operation ...

Published on 5 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Police warn of traffic disruption following two-vehicle crash on Aberdeenshire road - Press and Journal

Police warn of traffic disruption following two-vehicle crash on Aberdeenshire road  Press and Journal

The crash took place shortly after 5.30pm, one mile north of Kincardine O'Neil. The road is closed between the junction with the B993 and the locally known ...

Published on 5 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Aberdeenshire student celebrates success after balancing studies with kidney transplants - Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire student celebrates success after balancing studies with kidney transplants  Press and Journal

A north-east woman has proved anything is possible after completing her second degree while battling a long-term illness and undergoing two kidney ...

Published on 5 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Aberdeenshire Council encouraged residents to recycle this Christmas - Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire Council encouraged residents to recycle this Christmas  Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire Council has urged residents to help the local authority make savings this Christmas by avoiding sending rubbish which can be recycled to the ...

Published on 4 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Aberdeenshire charity hopes to bridge gap between rural communities if they win P&J minibus - Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire charity hopes to bridge gap between rural communities if they win P&J minibus  Press and Journal

An Aberdeenshire charity which supports a wide range of activities around its rural community is hoping to win our minibus competition. Belhelvie Community ...

Published on 3 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Aberdeenshire agrees £150m housing plan - The Construction Index

Aberdeenshire agrees £150m housing plan  The Construction Index

Aberdeenshire Council has set out a plan to invest more than £150m over next five years in the development of affordable housing.

Published on 3 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Aberdeenshire Council offers support to grief-stricken pupils as hunt for missing teen Liam Smith enters - The Scottish Sun

Aberdeenshire Council offers support to grief-stricken pupils as hunt for missing teen Liam Smith enters  The Scottish Sun

ONE-TO-ONE guidance is available from Aberdeenshire council for grief-stricken pupils at Westhill Academy as the search for the 16-year-old continues into its ...

Published on 3 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Motorist charged after roadside WWII memorial damaged in Aberdeenshire - BBC News

Motorist charged after roadside WWII memorial damaged in Aberdeenshire  BBC News

The memorial on the A98 at Boyndie commemorates those who served with the 'Banff Strike Wing' in WWII.

Published on 3 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Prominent Trump critic will not take part in Aberdeenshire housing development vote - Press and Journal

Prominent Trump critic will not take part in Aberdeenshire housing development vote  Press and Journal

A councillor and prominent critic of Donald Trump's Aberdeenshire golf course has confirmed he will not vote on plans to create 500 homes at the site.

Published on 3 December 2018 | 8:00 am


New exhibition aims to highlight talent of Aberdeenshire artist - Press and Journal

New exhibition aims to highlight talent of Aberdeenshire artist  Press and Journal

Yet while William Keith is not widely known in his native Aberdeenshire, he is a “household name in art circles” in the United States. Now a new exhibition at the ...

Published on 3 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Offers over £595,000: Spacious Aberdeenshire home with football pitch and tree house - Aberdeen Evening Express

Offers over £595,000: Spacious Aberdeenshire home with football pitch and tree house  Aberdeen Evening Express

After eight years of living in a high-rise flat in Singapore, the Clark family decided it was time to live the good life at last. Joanna, who is a lawyer, and Stephen, ...

Published on 2 December 2018 | 8:00 am


More than 2,000 homes could be built across Aberdeenshire over next five years - Press and Journal

More than 2,000 homes could be built across Aberdeenshire over next five years  Press and Journal

Plans to invest more than £150million to continue the development of affordable housing across Aberdeenshire during the next five years have been agreed by ...

Published on 1 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Force For Good: Aberdeenshire veteran at forefront of plans to ease suffering of those leaving forces - Press and Journal

Force For Good: Aberdeenshire veteran at forefront of plans to ease suffering of those leaving forces  Press and Journal

Christmas can be a difficult time for many people, with memories of lost loved ones and regrets from years gone never far away. And while many veterans are ...

Published on 1 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Help Inspire Aberdeenshire celebrate unsung heroes - Press and Journal

Help Inspire Aberdeenshire celebrate unsung heroes  Press and Journal

Members of the public have until February to put forward people who go above and beyond for their community to be recognised in the seventh Inspire ...

Published on 1 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Aberdeenshire appoints contractor for £16m flood protection scheme - The Construction Index

Aberdeenshire appoints contractor for £16m flood protection scheme  The Construction Index

Northern Ireland-based McLaughlin & Harvey has won a £16m contract for a flood protection scheme in Stonehaven, Aberdeenshire.

Published on 30 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Decision deferred on controversial plans to scrap free parking in Aberdeenshire towns - Press and Journal

Decision deferred on controversial plans to scrap free parking in Aberdeenshire towns  Press and Journal

A controversial proposal to scrap free car parking periods in Aberdeenshire's town centres has been deferred. The council's infrastructure services committee ...

Published on 30 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Email threat to Aberdeenshire council - Press and Journal

Email threat to Aberdeenshire council  Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire council staff were warned to be extra vigilant yesterday after a threat was sent by email to the authority. In a message sent to staff, they were told ...

Published on 30 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Search for missing Liam Smith needs to be ‘realistic’, say police - Aberdeen Evening Express

Search for missing Liam Smith needs to be ‘realistic’, say police  Aberdeen Evening Express

Police have said they need to be “realistic” about future options in the search for missing teenager Liam Smith, last seen 11 days ago. The 16-year-old was ...

Published on 28 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Police called to Aberdeenshire road after four-vehicle crash - Aberdeen Evening Express

Police called to Aberdeenshire road after four-vehicle crash  Aberdeen Evening Express

Officers attended the A90 junction with the A952 at Toll of Birness at 2.45pm after receiving reports of a crash. Nobody was seriously hurt, though paramedics ...

Published on 27 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Council worker blasts authority for centralising jobs away from poorest parts of Aberdeenshire - Press and Journal

Council worker blasts authority for centralising jobs away from poorest parts of Aberdeenshire  Press and Journal

A concerned council worker has claimed his employers are trying to “devastate” jobs in some of Aberdeenshire's poorest communities. The anonymous ...

Published on 27 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Aberdeenshire riding school for the disabled at risk - BBC News

Aberdeenshire riding school for the disabled at risk  BBC News

An Aberdeenshire horse riding school for the disabled may close if it cannot find a new home. Gordon Riding for the Disabled is a purpose-built centre near ...

Published on 27 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Car overturns in early morning Aberdeenshire crash - Press and Journal

Car overturns in early morning Aberdeenshire crash  Press and Journal

The emergency services were sent to the scene of the incident on the road between Muir of Fowlis and Tough shortly before 7am. One car ended up on its roof ...

Published on 27 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Police launch appeal after Aberdeenshire defibrillator vandalised again - Press and Journal

Police launch appeal after Aberdeenshire defibrillator vandalised again  Press and Journal

Police in Stonehaven are appealing for information after the defibrillator at Market Square was once again vandalised. It is understood the piece of potentially ...

Published on 26 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Weather warnings as Storm Diana to hit Scotland - Press and Journal

Weather warnings as Storm Diana to hit Scotland  Press and Journal

High winds and torrential downpours have been forecast across Scotland this week as the country braces itself for Storm Diana. The Met Office has issued ...

Published on 26 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Aberdeenshire Council defers budget decision - Deeside Today

Aberdeenshire Council defers budget decision  Deeside Today

Aberdeenshire Council has delayed a decision on its budget.

Published on 23 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Dangerous Aberdeenshire bridge set for Christmas Day demolition - Scottish Construction Now

Dangerous Aberdeenshire bridge set for Christmas Day demolition  Scottish Construction Now

A deteriorating road-over-rail bridge threatening the East Coast Main Line in Aberdeenshire will be demolished over Christmas Day and Boxing Day to minimise ...

Published on 23 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Aberdeenshire cemetery rabbit cull postponed after 'strong reaction' from public - Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire cemetery rabbit cull postponed after 'strong reaction' from public  Press and Journal

A north-east council has announced a u-turn on plans to cull a colony of rabbits blighting a cemetery. Aberdeenshire Council said it would close Bass Cemetery ...

Published on 23 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Council bosses forced to apologise to primary school pupil following ombudsmen's ruling - Press and Journal

Council bosses forced to apologise to primary school pupil following ombudsmen's ruling  Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire Council has been criticised for ignoring a letter from a pupil outlining safety concerns – and a request to move classes. The family complained to ...

Published on 23 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Aberdeenshire druid appears in court over Stonehenge protest - Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire druid appears in court over Stonehenge protest  Press and Journal

A north-east druid who was part of a group demanding 'Free Stonehenge' has been convicted of trespassing in the ancient stone circle. Lisa Mead, 52, twice ...

Published on 22 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Aberdeenshire sees first million-pound house sale in two years - Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire sees first million-pound house sale in two years  Press and Journal

A house in rural Aberdeenshire has become the first in two years to sell for £1 million – fuelling hopes demand is picking up. A new report by Savills admits that ...

Published on 22 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Search continues for missing Aberdeen teenager Liam Smith - Press and Journal

Search continues for missing Aberdeen teenager Liam Smith  Press and Journal

As the search for missing Aberdeen teenager Liam Smith entered a fourth day, police issued *fresh* video footage of him in the hope of prompting someone to ...

Published on 22 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Couple's wedding 'ruined' after students rampage through Aberdeen hotel leaving gran with severe head injury - Press and Journal

Couple's wedding 'ruined' after students rampage through Aberdeen hotel leaving gran with severe head injury  Press and Journal

A north-east couple had their wedding ruined by “rampaging” students at an Aberdeen hotel during a melee which left a gran with a severe head injury.

Published on 21 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Award joy for Aberdeenshire housebuilding duo - Scottish Construction Now

Award joy for Aberdeenshire housebuilding duo  Scottish Construction Now

Two Aberdeenshire companies are celebrating after their collaboration was named the Best Self Build Home under £250k at the UK-wide BuildIt awards in ...

Published on 21 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Burrowing rabbits at Aberdeenshire graveyard to be gassed - Press and Journal

Burrowing rabbits at Aberdeenshire graveyard to be gassed  Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire Council says it is enacting the “last resort” measure at Bass Cemetery in Inverurie following complaints from people with relatives buried there.

Published on 21 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Funeral to be held for construction boss killed in north-east tractor accident - Press and Journal

Funeral to be held for construction boss killed in north-east tractor accident  Press and Journal

A memorial *service* will be held this week for a construction boss killed in a tractor accident on a north-east farm. Neil Ironside, the director of KW Contractors, ...

Published on 20 November 2018 | 8:00 am


£5,000 donation for Aberdeenshire animal charity - Press and Journal

£5,000 donation for Aberdeenshire animal charity  Press and Journal

A generous donation to an Aberdeenshire animal sanctuary means its services have been vastly improved throughout the last year. Energy company ...

Published on 20 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Devastated mum of missing Aberdeenshire teenager issues appeal for information - Press and Journal

Devastated mum of missing Aberdeenshire teenager issues appeal for information  Press and Journal

The mum of a missing Aberdeen teenager has revealed her “shock and devastation” more than three days after he was last seen. Liam Smith went missing on ...

Published on 20 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Aberdeenshire councillors ask for council funding to be made a priority in the upcoming budget - Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire councillors ask for council funding to be made a priority in the upcoming budget  Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire Council leader Jim Gifford has written to the Finance Secretary Derek Mackay to urge him to prioritise local authority funding in the upcoming ...

Published on 20 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Aberdeenshire housebuilders scoop top award - Project Scotland

Aberdeenshire housebuilders scoop top award  Project Scotland

A collaboration between two Aberdeenshire firms has resulted in a major award win. Scotframe and Cairnrowan Custom Homes' partnership on 'Glencommon', ...

Published on 20 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Aberdeenshire school to use Scots language in trial to boost grades - The National

Aberdeenshire school to use Scots language in trial to boost grades  The National

FOR many of us, speaking Scots in the classroom would have resulted in a sharp rebuke.

Published on 19 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Police launch major search for missing Aberdeenshire man Andrew Gregory, 35 - Press and Journal

Police launch major search for missing Aberdeenshire man Andrew Gregory, 35  Press and Journal

Specialist police search officers, mountain rescue teams, a dog unit and helicopter were all involved in the search for 35-year-old Andrew Gregory yesterday.

Published on 17 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Ellon woman bit love rival's thigh during attack outside curry house - Press and Journal

Ellon woman bit love rival's thigh during attack outside curry house  Press and Journal

An Aberdeenshire woman has been fined for attacking and biting a love rival after a war of words turned violent outside a restaurant. Tanya Slesser, 24, had ...

Published on 16 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Police name woman who died in Aberdeenshire cottage fire - Press and Journal

Police name woman who died in Aberdeenshire cottage fire  Press and Journal

Police have named a woman who died as a result of a fire at a property in the Peterculter area yesterday. Emergency Services were alerted to the incident at ...

Published on 16 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Three people taken to hospital after car hits pedestrians in Inverurie - Press and Journal

Three people taken to hospital after car hits pedestrians in Inverurie  Press and Journal

The incident happened on Burn Lane in the town at around 3pm today. The scene of the accident in Inverurie. A police statement said: “The collision involved a ...

Published on 16 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Taxpayers were hit with £6467 relocation bill for Aberdeenshire Council boss - Press and Journal

Taxpayers were hit with £6467 relocation bill for Aberdeenshire Council boss  Press and Journal

Taxpayers paid Aberdeenshire Council's chief executive £6,467 to relocate from Cumbria when he was recruited to the top job. Jim Savege took up the role in ...

Published on 22 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Scooter rider seriously hurt in Aberdeenshire crash - BBC News

Scooter rider seriously hurt in Aberdeenshire crash  BBC News

The collision in Aberdeenshire involved his Honda motor scooter and a Seat Leon car.

Published on 21 October 2018 | 7:00 am


'Mad cow disease' at Aberdeenshire farm after BSE confirmed - BBC News

'Mad cow disease' at Aberdeenshire farm after BSE confirmed  BBC News

A case of BSE - so-called mad cow disease - has been confirmed at a farm in Aberdeenshire. BBC Scotland understands the "isolated" case involves a beef ...

Published on 18 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Taxi firms slam Aberdeenshire Council's new contract procurement scheme amid allegations of data breaches - Press and Journal

Taxi firms slam Aberdeenshire Council's new contract procurement scheme amid allegations of data breaches  Press and Journal

Taxi firms have criticised Aberdeenshire Council's “shambolic” new system for tendering school transport contracts. The local authority spends about £13million ...

Published on 15 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Parents in dark over autism assessments, opposition councillors in Aberdeenshire claim - Press and Journal

Parents in dark over autism assessments, opposition councillors in Aberdeenshire claim  Press and Journal

Opposition politicians in Aberdeenshire claim the current guidelines have left many families in the dark as to how to get their child properly assessed for ...

Published on 6 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Rail line closure could cost Aberdeenshire Council £3m a day - BBC News

Rail line closure could cost Aberdeenshire Council £3m a day  BBC News

The possible emergency closure of the East Coast Main Line due to a deteriorating bridge could cost Aberdeenshire Council up to £3m a day to cover disruption ...

Published on 5 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Aberdeenshire council becomes first Scottish authority to back a further Brexit referendum - Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire council becomes first Scottish authority to back a further Brexit referendum  Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire Council has become the first authority in Scotland to formally discuss and support a further Brexit referendum. After a lively debate in the chamber ...

Published on 28 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Police called to Aberdeenshire primary school after pupil threatened with weapon - Press and Journal

Police called to Aberdeenshire primary school after pupil threatened with weapon  Press and Journal

Police were called to a primary school in Aberdeenshire after a pupil reportedly threatened another child with a weapon. Officers attended at the Deeside school ...

Published on 21 September 2018 | 7:00 am


60,000 bees stolen in raid on Aberdeenshire farm - BBC News

60,000 bees stolen in raid on Aberdeenshire farm  BBC News

Four hives were taken from a farm near Peterhead by thieves who may have had specialist knowledge.

Published on 21 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Aberdeenshire Council call centres leaving residents on hold for up to one hour - Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire Council call centres leaving residents on hold for up to one hour  Press and Journal

Frustrated residents are being left on hold for up to an hour to report urgent public health hazards, road defects and housing repairs. Shocking figures obtained ...

Published on 18 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Views wanted on new Aberdeenshire and Moray bus timetables - Press and Journal

Views wanted on new Aberdeenshire and Moray bus timetables  Press and Journal

New bus timetable proposals – planned to start on Monday 12th November 2018 – have been created and can be viewed at the Stagecoach website. And the ...

Published on 17 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Aberdeenshire Council urged to adopt 'use it or lose it' approach to empty private homes - Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire Council urged to adopt 'use it or lose it' approach to empty private homes  Press and Journal

Aberdeenshire Council is being urged to consider adopting a “use it or lose it” approach to empty private housing to bring it back into use. New figures from local ...

Published on 12 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Aberdeenshire care home residents 'tied to chairs with belts' - BBC News

Aberdeenshire care home residents 'tied to chairs with belts'  BBC News

An Aberdeenshire care home has been told it will not be able to operate after 31 August after residents were found tied to chairs with belts. Those living at ...

Published on 12 August 2018 | 7:00 am


EXCLUSIVE: Trump Estate of 500 homes to be built beside Aberdeenshire golf course - Press and Journal

EXCLUSIVE: Trump Estate of 500 homes to be built beside Aberdeenshire golf course  Press and Journal

Donald Trump's north-east golf course is poised to undergo a £150 million expansion with housing and hotel accommodation being built alongside the green.

Published on 24 July 2018 | 7:00 am


VIDEO: Colourful scenes as Aberdeenshire Council launches culture strategy - Press and Journal

VIDEO: Colourful scenes as Aberdeenshire Council launches culture strategy  Press and Journal

The thump of steel drums pierced the usual serious mood at Aberdeenshire Council's headquarters last night as the authority celebrated the region's cultural ...

Published on 6 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Nine of the prettiest towns and villages in Aberdeenshire - Press and Journal

Nine of the prettiest towns and villages in Aberdeenshire  Press and Journal

A multitude of cultural events take place every year. Victoria Week, held every August, is a popular nine-day gala festival that residents – and visitors – flock to.

Published on 18 April 2018 | 7:00 am








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