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Funding brings wave of optimism to ports - Grampian Online

Funding brings wave of optimism to ports  Grampian Online

Harbours in the area have benefited from more than £120000 of investment.

Published on 26 March 2019 | 10:25 am


HTFP Jobs: Senior Reporter, Elgin - HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk

HTFP Jobs: Senior Reporter, Elgin  HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk

UK journalism and PR jobs from HoldtheFrontPage.

Published on 20 March 2019 | 10:39 am


Actor will bring a touch of magic to festival dinner - Grampian Online

Actor will bring a touch of magic to festival dinner  Grampian Online

Organisers of the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy have secured Harry Potter actor Sean Biggerstaff as guest speaker for its biggest fundraiser of the ...

Published on 19 March 2019 | 11:12 am


Armando the pigeon: Five of the world's most expensive animals - CBBC Newsround

Armando the pigeon: Five of the world's most expensive animals  CBBC Newsround

A highly-regarded racing pigeon called Armando has just been sold for a staggering £1 million. Newsround takes a look at other expensive animals.

Published on 19 March 2019 | 9:55 am


Scottish Tory doesn't bother asking question at PMQs - The National

Scottish Tory doesn't bother asking question at PMQs  The National

IT is often said that Scottish Tories have nothing to say other than to insist Scots are not capable of governing themselves. In fairness to the Conservatives, ...

Published on 13 March 2019 | 7:00 am


Family Notices - read the latest announcements for - Grampian Online

Family Notices - read the latest announcements for  Grampian Online

Read the latest birth, marriage, obituary and other family announcements from Banff, Buckie, Keith and Huntly - Grampian Online.

Published on 12 March 2019 | 1:58 pm


Rab McNeil: When social media becomes the setting for a battle royal - HeraldScotland

Rab McNeil: When social media becomes the setting for a battle royal  HeraldScotland

SOCIAL media has featured strongly on social media this week, with much debate about bullying and how to become expert in it.

Published on 9 March 2019 | 5:10 am


Vision of potential £1m upgrade to Banffshire attraction unveiled - Press and Journal

Vision of potential £1m upgrade to Banffshire attraction unveiled  Press and Journal

Macduff Marine Aquarium opened more than 20 years ago and has become one of the region's most popular attractions, hosting regular events for visitors of all ...

Published on 6 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Stirling Simmentals to 14, 000gns - Farming Life

Stirling Simmentals to 14, 000gns  Farming Life

Simmental bulls reached a ceiling of 14000gns at the society's spring show and sale, hosted by United Auctions at Stirling Agricultural Centre.

Published on 6 March 2019 | 8:00 am


'Happy to have helped' - Grampian Online

'Happy to have helped'  Grampian Online

A FORMER Macduff councillor, who served the community for 48 years and was one of the country's longest serving public servants, has died.

Published on 5 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Scottish Government unveils £50 million pot to revamp country’s high streets - Press and Journal

Scottish Government unveils £50 million pot to revamp country’s high streets  Press and Journal

Every local authority in the country is being allocated money through the Scottish Government's new Town Centre Fund. It will be up to each council how it ...

Published on 2 March 2019 | 8:00 am


North-east schoolkids ensuring killer flu epidemic still makes headlines 100 years on - Aberdeen Evening Express

North-east schoolkids ensuring killer flu epidemic still makes headlines 100 years on  Aberdeen Evening Express

This year marks 100 years since the third and most fatal wave of Spanish flu hit the country. The influenza pandemic is recognised as the worst in recorded ...

Published on 1 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Exhibition to tell of Spanish Flu impact on north-east and the world - Press and Journal

Exhibition to tell of Spanish Flu impact on north-east and the world  Press and Journal

An new exhibition tells the incredible story of the impact deadly flu had on the north-east a century ago. During the Spanish Flu pandemic between 1918 and ...

Published on 1 March 2019 | 8:00 am


Small business bonus boost of £11.7million last year for Aberdeenshire - Press and Journal

Small business bonus boost of £11.7million last year for Aberdeenshire  Press and Journal

MSPs have welcomed news that Aberdeenshire firms have benefited from a scheme to cut business rates giving them a £11.7 million boost last year.

Published on 28 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Parker: Waalflower restaurant opens in De Waal historic building - Calgary Herald

Parker: Waalflower restaurant opens in De Waal historic building  Calgary Herald

Too many restaurants have closed due to rising costs of doing business, so it's great to see a group of Calgary businessmen with the confidence in this city and ...

Published on 28 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Grants to help pedal forward bike routes - Grampian Online

Grants to help pedal forward bike routes  Grampian Online

A NEW grant fund has been announced which Banffshire communities can use towards its National Cycle Network.

Published on 26 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Pupils in Scotland suffering due to poverty - Ed Exec

Pupils in Scotland suffering due to poverty  Ed Exec

Scottish school pupils are suffering from poverty in their home life, leading to high numbers of sign-ups for free school meals; Aberdeenshire County Council is ...

Published on 25 February 2019 | 8:00 am


A long and winding road: AWPR finally open in its entirety - Press and Journal

A long and winding road: AWPR finally open in its entirety  Press and Journal

The Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) has finally opened to motorists after decades upon decades of political – and literal – gridlock in the north-east ...

Published on 20 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Three pioneering farms shortlisted for NEWBIE award - The Scottish Farmer

Three pioneering farms shortlisted for NEWBIE award  The Scottish Farmer

THREE groundbreaking livestock businesses have been shortlisted for the New Entrant Farm Business of the Year.

Published on 19 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Two Scots farm businesses in running for award - Press and Journal

Two Scots farm businesses in running for award  Press and Journal

Two Scots businesses are in the running to become 'New Entrant Farm Business of the Year' in a contest designed to identify people who have overcome ...

Published on 15 February 2019 | 8:00 am


3 UK farms shortlisted for NEWBIE Awards - Agriland.co.uk

3 UK farms shortlisted for NEWBIE Awards  Agriland.co.uk

Three start-up agricultural businesses have been selected as finalists of a novel award for New Entrant Farm Business of the Year.

Published on 15 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Valentine's Day weather; lovely this year and a look at February 14th records past - Netweather

Valentine's Day weather; lovely this year and a look at February 14th records past  Netweather

It's going to be a lovely day and that's not dependent on what the postie brings. Never mind a mystery card on the mat, flowers delivered to work, chocolates to ...

Published on 14 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Scottish railway worker snared beautiful Nazi spy and stopped enemy in their tracks near Buckie - Daily Record

Scottish railway worker snared beautiful Nazi spy and stopped enemy in their tracks near Buckie  Daily Record

Unsung hero John Geddes's quick thinking at Portgordon station led to the capture of Vera Eriksen and his family want him honoured.

Published on 10 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Scots fisherman lucky to be alive after dinghy capsized in freezing waters - Daily Record

Scots fisherman lucky to be alive after dinghy capsized in freezing waters  Daily Record

Ian Mackay was a few hundred yards out from his home port of Buckie, Banffshire.

Published on 9 February 2019 | 8:00 am


A History of Hendrick's - The Gin Cooperative

A History of Hendrick's  The Gin Cooperative

William Grant & Sons, the Scottish distillers and business behind Hendrick's Gin, is one of Scotland's oldest family owned distillers established in 1886 by ...

Published on 8 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Mutch to admire in Vale's new No.1 - Grampian Online

Mutch to admire in Vale's new No.1  Grampian Online

THERE'S been a reshuffle in the goalkeeping ranks at Deveronvale. Vale have signed highly-rated former Aberdeen keeper Robbie Mutch on loan from ...

Published on 5 February 2019 | 8:00 am


How many Scottish Labour members did your area lose in one year? - The National

How many Scottish Labour members did your area lose in one year?  The National

SCOTTISH Labour has lost nearly 5000 members in just twelve months, according to leaked documents.

Published on 3 February 2019 | 8:00 am


Fisherman airlifted to ARI after medical emergency on boat - Press and Journal

Fisherman airlifted to ARI after medical emergency on boat  Press and Journal

A fisherman has been airlifted to hospital after suffering a stroke on board a boat eight miles off the coast of Macduff. Emergency services rushed to the aid of the ...

Published on 19 January 2019 | 8:00 am


Leslie leads the neeps - The Scottish Farmer

Leslie leads the neeps  The Scottish Farmer

LAST year's long dry summer failed to limit the growth of the winning crop in the Royal Northern Agricultural Society's annual turnip…

Published on 16 January 2019 | 8:00 am


North-east tourism group accused of failing to promote Banffshire coast - Press and Journal

North-east tourism group accused of failing to promote Banffshire coast  Press and Journal

Tourist chiefs have been accused of overlooking huge swathes of the north-east as they prioritise selling the bright lights of Aberdeen to the world.

Published on 12 January 2019 | 8:00 am


North-east MSP praises blood scheme - Aberdeen Evening Express

North-east MSP praises blood scheme  Aberdeen Evening Express

A north-east MSP has praised an initiative which promotes sports participants working together to promote blood donation. The Scottish Ahlul Bayt Society ...

Published on 5 January 2019 | 8:00 am


Call for bin lorries in north of Scotland to be fitted with advanced brakes - The Scotsman

Call for bin lorries in north of Scotland to be fitted with advanced brakes  The Scotsman

Only a quarter of the 267 bin lorries in the north of Scotland have the life-saving braking system recommended after six people died in the Glasgow crash four ...

Published on 27 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Obituary: David Myles, farmer and Scottish Conservative MP - HeraldScotland

Obituary: David Myles, farmer and Scottish Conservative MP  HeraldScotland

Farmer and Scottish Conservative MP.

Published on 19 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Highland show judges unveiled - The Courier

Highland show judges unveiled  The Courier

The task of judging the livestock entries at next year's Royal Highland Show will be shared by 113 highly experienced names in the judging world, drawn from ...

Published on 15 December 2018 | 8:00 am


Tributes to former north-east councillor - Aberdeen Evening Express

Tributes to former north-east councillor  Aberdeen Evening Express

Norma Thomson represented South Buchan until the ward was abolished in 2007. She was known for helping ensure residents of New Deer were able to ...

Published on 30 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Community champion who saved north-east bank dies aged 72 - Press and Journal

Community champion who saved north-east bank dies aged 72  Press and Journal

A north-east woman who saved a village bank during years championing her community as a councillor has died aged 72. Norma Thomson was elected to ...

Published on 30 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Cafe owner from Aberdeen becomes cullen skink world champion - Press and Journal

Cafe owner from Aberdeen becomes cullen skink world champion  Press and Journal

Lynne Watson, originally from Aberdeen, won one of the most coveted food competitions in the world yesterday when the sixth annual World Cullen Skink ...

Published on 26 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Memorial service held to commemorate nine British Indian Army soldiers buried in Kingussie - Press and Journal

Memorial service held to commemorate nine British Indian Army soldiers buried in Kingussie  Press and Journal

Dignitaries, senior military figures and locals gathered yesterday at a Highland cemetery to remember the fallen soldiers of the British Indian Army who rest there ...

Published on 16 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Call for permanent memorial to 'forgotten' British Indian Army soldiers - expressandstar.com

Call for permanent memorial to 'forgotten' British Indian Army soldiers  expressandstar.com

Scottish Labour MSP Anas Sarwar has backed a campaign by the Colourful Heritage initiative to create a permanent memorial.

Published on 15 November 2018 | 8:00 am


UK Government 'idle' on Peterhead CCS plans - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy Voice

UK Government 'idle' on Peterhead CCS plans - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

The UK Government has been condemned for a lack of action to support a major clean energy project near Peterhead. The accusation from the SNP comes four ...

Published on 12 November 2018 | 8:00 am


Honours for founder of Regency Car Sales Vauxhall - AM

Honours for founder of Regency Car Sales Vauxhall  AM

The owner of a Vauxhall dealership has received local honours in Scotland. Charles Milne, who owns Regency Car Sales, based in Buckie, has been appointed ...

Published on 29 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Call for meeting over plans to axe north-east surgery - Aberdeen Evening Express

Call for meeting over plans to axe north-east surgery  Aberdeen Evening Express

An MSP has called for an urgent meeting with the Health Secretary over plans to close a north-east GP surgery. The Deveron Medical Practice in Banff, which ...

Published on 27 October 2018 | 7:00 am


North-east medical practice to close after GP recruitment issues - Press and Journal

North-east medical practice to close after GP recruitment issues  Press and Journal

A Banff medical practice will be forced to close its doors in six months, forcing thousands of patients to seek new care. The Deveron Medical Practice – which ...

Published on 26 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Car dealer and hotel owner appointed Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire - Press and Journal

Car dealer and hotel owner appointed Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire  Press and Journal

A north-east businessman who began his career as a car engineer has been appointed as a Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire. Charles Milne, from Buckie, ...

Published on 24 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Banffshire & Buchan Coast SNP Burns Supper - SNP

Banffshire & Buchan Coast SNP Burns Supper  SNP

Banffshire & Buchan Coast SNP Burns Supper, Fraserburgh Leisure Centre, North Links, Seaforth Street, Fraserburgh. Guest Speakers include: SNP Depute ...

Published on 23 October 2018 | 7:13 am


UK Government ‘must reconsider’ funding £1bn green energy plant in Peterhead - Press and Journal

UK Government ‘must reconsider’ funding £1bn green energy plant in Peterhead  Press and Journal

A north-east politician is demanding that the chancellor stops “starving” the region and unlocks a potential £1 billion investment in Peterhead. The town's power ...

Published on 13 October 2018 | 7:00 am


Mamie Lavery credits gin and tonic as secret to her 100 years of life - Clydebank Post

Mamie Lavery credits gin and tonic as secret to her 100 years of life  Clydebank Post

A GIN and tonic is the key to a long life – claims a Whiteinch native on her 100th birthday.

Published on 6 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Shocking poverty figures will impact attainment and employability - Press and Journal

Shocking poverty figures will impact attainment and employability  Press and Journal

*Fresh* fears have been raised over the welfare of children in Banff and Buchan after a “shocking” council study revealed that child poverty in the area is almost ...

Published on 3 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Plans are being drawn up to capitalise on Fyvie Castle’s potential - Press and Journal

Plans are being drawn up to capitalise on Fyvie Castle’s potential  Press and Journal

Banffshire and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson and Turriff and 3councillor Alastair Forsyth visited Fyvie Castle to learn more about the new strategy ...

Published on 3 September 2018 | 7:00 am


Tribute: AD Cameron - The Scotsman

Tribute: AD Cameron  The Scotsman

AD Cameron, historian. Born 4 January, 1924 in Selkirk, died 9 August, 2018 in Edinburgh.

Published on 1 September 2018 | 7:00 am


ABCs: Sunday Herald suffered 18pc circulation drop - HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk

ABCs: Sunday Herald suffered 18pc circulation drop  HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk

A Sunday newspaper which is set to close this weekend suffered an 18pc year-on-year drop in circulation, today's ABC figures have revealed. HTFP reported ...

Published on 30 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Six north-east treasure trails launched - Press and Journal

Six north-east treasure trails launched  Press and Journal

New walking routes have been launched in six north-east towns as part of efforts to change the way we travel. The Treasure Trails are available in Banchory, ...

Published on 25 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Edinburgh Book Festival: Brian May and Ian Rankin sell out Charlotte Square - The Scotsman

Edinburgh Book Festival: Brian May and Ian Rankin sell out Charlotte Square  The Scotsman

'You probably know who I am,” said Brian May, taking to the stage in a sell-out Book Festival event. But many of those who had queued to see the legendary ...

Published on 17 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Renewed calls to find funds and replace 239-year-old north-east bridge - Press and Journal

Renewed calls to find funds and replace 239-year-old north-east bridge  Press and Journal

Council leaders have been told they must find the money to replace a historic north-east bridge with a brand new crossing as a matter of urgency. Banff Bridge ...

Published on 16 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Heroic mum-of-eight remembered for selfless act which saved lives of 15 stranded sailors - Daily Record

Heroic mum-of-eight remembered for selfless act which saved lives of 15 stranded sailors  Daily Record

Jane Whyte risked her own life to reach sailors stranded in an horrendous storm off Aberdour Bay, Banffshire, in October 1844.

Published on 11 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Your pictures of Scotland: 3-10 August - BBC News

Your pictures of Scotland: 3-10 August  BBC News

A selection of your pictures of Scotland sent in between 3 and 10 August. Send your photos to [email protected] or via Instagram at #bbcscotlandpics.

Published on 10 August 2018 | 7:00 am


In Pictures: Keith Show through the decades - Aberdeen Evening Express

In Pictures: Keith Show through the decades  Aberdeen Evening Express

To coincide with this weekend's Keith Show we've searched our archives for some of our favourite images of the event taken over the past few decades.

Published on 10 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Aberdeen Coastguard Centre receives more hoax calls than rest of Scotland combined - Press and Journal

Aberdeen Coastguard Centre receives more hoax calls than rest of Scotland combined  Press and Journal

More malicious fake calls have been made to the Aberdeen Coastguard Centre than every other Scottish centre combined over the past four years. Shock new ...

Published on 9 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Baker in ‘death knell’ warning for Banff businesses - Press and Journal

Baker in ‘death knell’ warning for Banff businesses  Press and Journal

A Banff baker has suggested setting up a business group amid fears for the future of the town's high street. Angela Wiseman was forced to move her cake ...

Published on 7 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Football caps and medal belonging to Aberdeen-born war hero go under the hammer - Press and Journal

Football caps and medal belonging to Aberdeen-born war hero go under the hammer  Press and Journal

Medals and a football cap awarded to a First World War hero who went on to star for Scotland are to go under the hammer at auction this month. Willie Wiseman ...

Published on 4 August 2018 | 7:00 am


Duff House remembers the ‘out of the blue’ bombing - Press and Journal

Duff House remembers the ‘out of the blue’ bombing  Press and Journal

A memorial *service* was yesterday held to remember the eight people killed in the 1940 bombing of Duff House. The event took place at the Banff mansion ...

Published on 23 July 2018 | 7:00 am


UK government taskforce earmarks North East for carbon capture - three years after pulling £1billion funding - News for the Oil and Gas Sector - Energy Voice

UK government taskforce earmarks North East for carbon capture - three years after pulling £1billion funding - News for the Oil and Gas Sector  Energy Voice

A UK Government taskforce has highlighted Peterhead as a key region to deploy Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) technology, less than three years after ...

Published on 20 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Utterly buttery: the Scottish pastries ‘that look like roadkill croissants’ - The Guardian

Utterly buttery: the Scottish pastries ‘that look like roadkill croissants’  The Guardian

Think of it as a Scottish version of Breakfast at Tiffany's. The setting is a hardware shop in the pretty village of Ballater, gateway to the Cairngorms. Behind the ...

Published on 5 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Thousands flock to Portsoy for boat festival - Press and Journal

Thousands flock to Portsoy for boat festival  Press and Journal

The population of a north-east town swelled at the weekend as thousands of visitors enjoyed one of the country's biggest nautical celebrations. Organisers of the ...

Published on 2 July 2018 | 7:00 am


Thousands expected in Portsoy for boat festival - Press and Journal

Thousands expected in Portsoy for boat festival  Press and Journal

Thousands of people are expected to flock to a north-east harbour this weekend to enjoy one the country's biggest maritime events. The Scottish Traditional Boat ...

Published on 29 June 2018 | 7:00 am


Portsoy Boat festival’s 25th anniversary welcomed - Aberdeen Evening Express

Portsoy Boat festival’s 25th anniversary welcomed  Aberdeen Evening Express

Celebrations to mark the 25th anniversary of a traditional boat festival have been welcomed in parliament by a north-east MSP. Banffshire and Buchan Coast ...

Published on 28 June 2018 | 7:00 am


May was sunniest and warmest ever recorded in the UK - ITV News

May was sunniest and warmest ever recorded in the UK  ITV News

The UK has enjoyed its sunniest and warmest May since records began, provisional figures show. A total of 245.3 hours of sunshine were measured across the ...

Published on 1 June 2018 | 7:00 am


Scotland records warmest May in more than 100 years - The Scotsman

Scotland records warmest May in more than 100 years  The Scotsman

Scotland has enjoyed its warmest May in more than 100 years.

Published on 1 June 2018 | 7:00 am


Witness denies 'prank plan' for work experience boy who died on his last day - Daily Record

Witness denies 'prank plan' for work experience boy who died on his last day  Daily Record

An employee at an oilfield services firm yesterday denied there was a plan to play a prank on a work experience schoolboy who died on his last day.

Published on 1 June 2018 | 7:00 am


Neglected hill transformed into thriving Moray beauty spot following community effort - Press and Journal

Neglected hill transformed into thriving Moray beauty spot following community effort  Press and Journal

A two-year project to transform a neglected peak on the north-east coast into a thriving beauty spot has been completed. Volunteers have spent countless hours ...

Published on 28 May 2018 | 7:00 am


Sandend residents vow to fight windfarm development to the ‘bitter end’ - Press and Journal

Sandend residents vow to fight windfarm development to the ‘bitter end’  Press and Journal

Local residents in Sandend have been battling since the start of the year to stop offshore windfarm cables landing at the village's beach. The sands are regarded ...

Published on 26 May 2018 | 7:00 am


SNP would shackle Scottish fishermen to the EU forever, says David Duguid - Press and Journal

SNP would shackle Scottish fishermen to the EU forever, says David Duguid  Press and Journal

North-east politicians have become embroiled in a war of words over Brexit, each claiming the other is selling-out Scotland's fisherman. Banff and Buchan ...

Published on 14 May 2018 | 7:00 am


Glenfiddich family tops Scottish rich list - The Scotsman

Glenfiddich family tops Scottish rich list  The Scotsman

The distilling family responsible for Glenfiddich whisky have consolidated their position at the top of Scotland's rich list after their wealth grew by over £200 ...

Published on 12 May 2018 | 7:00 am


Scotland's richest billionaires revealed in Sunday Times Rich List - BBC News

Scotland's richest billionaires revealed in Sunday Times Rich List  BBC News

A record number of billionaires with a Scottish connection feature in the Sunday Times Rich List.

Published on 12 May 2018 | 7:00 am


Leaked paper reveals Tory plot to control Scottish fishing post-Brexit - The National

Leaked paper reveals Tory plot to control Scottish fishing post-Brexit  The National

THE UK Government would retain a permanent veto over Scotland in international fisheries negotiations, according to a draft white paper drawn up by…

Published on 4 May 2018 | 7:00 am


Tory Brexit amendment would 'betray' Scotland's fishing industry - The National

Tory Brexit amendment would 'betray' Scotland's fishing industry  The National

SCOTLAND'S fishing industry would be exposed to "further betrayal" by the Tories as a result of amendments to the EU Withdrawal Bill.

Published on 28 April 2018 | 7:00 am


Banff gears up for charity event that helps everyone - Press and Journal

Banff gears up for charity event that helps everyone  Press and Journal

People in the north-east are being urged to get on their bikes to raise money for their own charities. The Banff Cycle Challenge is being held in the town on ...

Published on 26 April 2018 | 7:00 am


View of urban Scotland at new exhibition - Scottish Field

View of urban Scotland at new exhibition  Scottish Field

An art exhibition chronicling Scotland's ever-changing cities, towns and villages is currently on display. Visitors to Duff House in Aberdeenshire can peer into ...

Published on 23 April 2018 | 7:00 am


Former Aberdeen Grammar School pupil dies aged 79 - Aberdeen Evening Express

Former Aberdeen Grammar School pupil dies aged 79  Aberdeen Evening Express

A former Aberdeen school pupil and talented player who gave up his beloved rugby to start a new life across the Atlantic at a remote Arctic trading post has died ...

Published on 18 April 2018 | 7:00 am


Tomintoul Museum reopens after refurbishment and rebranding - The Scotsman

Tomintoul Museum reopens after refurbishment and rebranding  The Scotsman

A village in the Cairngorms has re-opened its museum after significant refurbishment and a rebranding to reflect the area's background and local history.

Published on 4 April 2018 | 7:00 am


Man fined over 'Jo Cox' death threat to Aberdeenshire MSP - BBC News

Man fined over 'Jo Cox' death threat to Aberdeenshire MSP  BBC News

A man has been fined £2,600 after he was found guilty of making a death threat to MSP Stewart Stevenson. Mr Stevenson was holding a constituency surgery in ...

Published on 7 February 2018 | 8:00 am


Look into life at Aberlour Orphanage - The Northern Scot

Look into life at Aberlour Orphanage  The Northern Scot

THE 50th anniversary of the closure of a major Speyside institution is being commemorated within its spiritual home.

Published on 12 November 2017 | 8:00 am


Plans to transform derelict hotel into fishermen’s respite take step forward - Press and Journal

Plans to transform derelict hotel into fishermen’s respite take step forward  Press and Journal

Plans to transform a run-down Banffshire hotel into a trawlermen's respite have taken a step forward. The scheme, spearheaded by husband and wife team ...

Published on 9 September 2017 | 7:00 am


Last dairy farmer in Banffshire to stop milking cows - Press and Journal

Last dairy farmer in Banffshire to stop milking cows  Press and Journal

The last dairy farmer in Banffshire is hanging up his clusters and retiring after a lifetime in the industry. Geddes Chalmers, 64, will disperse the entire milking ...

Published on 20 May 2017 | 7:00 am


Study reveals richest families in Scotland worth £14.71bn - BBC News

Study reveals richest families in Scotland worth £14.71bn  BBC News

The 10 richest individuals or families in Scotland have a combined wealth of £14.71bn, according to a new study. The 2017 Sunday Times Rich List reveals that ...

Published on 5 May 2017 | 7:00 am


Gordon Bennett! The Scot behind the popular saying - The Scotsman

Gordon Bennett! The Scot behind the popular saying  The Scotsman

Gordon Bennett! The origins of the phrase that became a polite way of expressing surprise can be traced back to a small 18th Century farm in the north east of ...

Published on 5 May 2017 | 7:00 am


New Deputy Lieutenants for Banffshire appointed - Press and Journal

New Deputy Lieutenants for Banffshire appointed  Press and Journal

The founder of one of the north-east's most successful manufacturing firms has been appointed as a Deputy Lieutenant of Banffshire. Valerie Cheyne, a former ...

Published on 5 May 2017 | 7:00 am


Holiday home couple moved from the US for a life-changer in Banffshire - Press and Journal

Holiday home couple moved from the US for a life-changer in Banffshire  Press and Journal

Here we speak to Bill Pitt, who runs Banffshire coast self-catering business Mill of Nethermill Holidays, along with his wife, Lynn. How and why did you start in ...

Published on 22 April 2017 | 7:00 am


Obituary: Iona Cameron, inspirational teacher - The Scotsman

Obituary: Iona Cameron, inspirational teacher  The Scotsman

Iona McDonald Cameron, schoolteacher: born Keith, Banffshire, 15 April 1933; died Edinburgh, 2 April 2017. Miss Iona M Cameron, the most senior surviving ...

Published on 17 April 2017 | 7:00 am


Former north-east railway line could be reinstated as tourist attraction - Press and Journal

Former north-east railway line could be reinstated as tourist attraction  Press and Journal

A former north-east railway line could be resurrected as part of a drive to boost tourism on the Banffshire coast. Retired train driver and engineer Bill Scatterty ...

Published on 27 October 2016 | 7:00 am


1,800-year-old “terrifying” Celtic trumpet to go on show - Scotsman

1,800-year-old “terrifying” Celtic trumpet to go on show  Scotsman

A Celtic trumpet which was used to terrify the enemy during battle is to return home to the North East. The Deskford Carnyx, a wind instrument which dates from ...

Published on 27 October 2016 | 7:00 am


Two Banffshire schools show improvements after inspections - Press and Journal

Two Banffshire schools show improvements after inspections  Press and Journal

Ordiquhill Primary and Portsoy School, both in Banffshire, were visited by inspectors from Education Scotland in spring last year. Ordiquhill Primary was branded ...

Published on 27 September 2016 | 7:00 am


Holyrood 2016: Conservatives gain Aberdeenshire West amid SNP wins - BBC News

Holyrood 2016: Conservatives gain Aberdeenshire West amid SNP wins  BBC News

The Conservatives win Aberdeenshire West and four list MSPs on a good night in the north east for the SNP, with the Lib Dems holding Orkney and Shetland.

Published on 6 May 2016 | 7:00 am


Banffshire blacksmith jailed for 1990s child sex attacks - Aberdeen Press and Journal

Banffshire blacksmith jailed for 1990s child sex attacks  Aberdeen Press and Journal

Gordon Wall of Cornhill near Banff was also convicted of sexually assaulting a second girl and has now been registered as a sex offender for life.

Published on 14 April 2015 | 7:00 am


Banffshire windfarm plan sparks major row - Aberdeen Press and Journal

Banffshire windfarm plan sparks major row  Aberdeen Press and Journal

A businessman whose plans for a travellers camp in the countryside left his neighbours furious has now tabled proposals for a major windfarm. Bob Ritchie ...

Published on 11 August 2014 | 7:00 am


Scottish Provincial Press buys Banffshire Advertiser - HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk

Scottish Provincial Press buys Banffshire Advertiser  HoldTheFrontPage.co.uk

A Scottish media group has added three weekly titles to its portfolio with the purchase of a family-owned publisher in what is thought to be a six-figure deal.

Published on 16 May 2014 | 7:00 am


Clare appoints two new deputy lieutenants - The Northern Scot

Clare appoints two new deputy lieutenants  The Northern Scot

THE Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire, Clare Russell, has appointed two new deputy lieutenants.

Published on 30 August 2013 | 7:00 am








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