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Tourism soars at three north east attractions

Tourism levels in the North East soared last year with three major attractions in Aberdeenshire posting increased visitor numbers of up to 134.5 per cent.

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Thousands of workers have lost their jobs following the industry downturn

Non-hiring of oil workers “misguided”

A reluctance by employers to hire former North Sea oil and gas workers has been described as “misguided” by a UK minister.

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Gyles Brandreth will host the awards ceremony.

Finalists revealed for North-east’s Elevator business awards

Twenty-seven finalists in one of the North-east’s highest profile business awards - the Elevator Awards 2017 – were announced this week.

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An aerial view of the Blackdog project

£150m Blackdog project approved

Councillors have backed plans for a £150million development at Blackdog in Aberdeenshire.

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Councillor Stephen Smith, Transport Minister Humza Yousaf, Stewart Stevenson and Councillor Rob Merson following their meeting at Holyrood

Buchan rail link protection welcomed

SNP councillors have welcomed a decision to extend the protection of all sections of the former railway line falling within the Ellon settlement boundary.

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Stagecoach North Scotland Managing Director Mark Whitelocks on the modified coach

Stagecoach delivers further improvements to Xpress coaches

Local bus operator Stagecoach has taken delivery of the first modified Buchan Xpress coach following customer feedback on the £5.5million fleet.

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The business park is proposed for a site at Balmacassie

Business park plan for Ellon deferred

Councillors have deferred a decision on a new business park in Ellon.

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LFH Engineerings Les Hill, left, with Ellon Rotarys Richard Fox, who is organising the event

Ellon Rotary quiz sponsor

This year’s gold sponsor of the annual Ellon Rotary Club Corporate Quiz has been announced.

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The judging panel, left to right, Kevin Shand, Cate Devine, Angus Bell

Food and drink ‘oscars’ finalists

The finalists have been announced for the North East Scotland Food and Drink Awards 2017.

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Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Scottish employers plan to cut jobs in the second quarter of this year, according to a new survey by workforce experts ManpowerGroup.

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Asda is cutting prices at the pumps.

Asda cuts fuel prices by 2p per litre

Asda is cutting up to 2p per litre off fuel at its filling stations across the country.

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UK boats are only being allowed to catch a small proportion of fish stocks in our waters.

Aberdeen-based study reveals fish quotas grossly lower than stocks

Most UK fish quotas are tiny relative to the size of stocks in our waters, according to a major new report by university scientists.

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BrewDog 's plant in Ellon

Council and BrewDog still in talks

Aberdeenshire Council has confirmed it is still in negotiations with BrewDog over the company’s expansion plans.

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The 2016 Northern Star business awards

Launch of Northern Star business awards

Businesses in the North-east are being invited to nominate themselves as “Northern Stars”.

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The AECC

Oil and gas job event at AECC

Employers based in the north east are being urged to take the opportunity to introduce themselves to hundreds of talented potential workers at a special employment event later this month.

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The business rates relief scheme was approved by the full council

Council agrees rates relief deal for local businesses

Councillors have agreed measures to ease the burden on firms in Aberdeenshire impacted by huge rises in rates.

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Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Opening the door to a bright future in law

The law is constantly evolving, both in terms of the legislation itself and the people who are shaping the profession. Where the law was traditionally dominated by educated men of a certain class, work is being – and has been – done to make the profession more accessible to people from backgrounds where a career as a solicitor may never previously have been an option.

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Thousands of workers have lost their jobs following the industry downturn

Jobs event aimed at oil and gas industry

Employers in the North-east are being urged to take the opportunity to introduce themselves to hundreds of potential recruits at a special employment event later this month.

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The full council will vote on the rates relief package

Councillors to vote on rates deal

Councillors are to vote on a package of measures drawn up by Aberdeenshire Council to ease the burden on firms hit by rocketing rises in business rates.

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A scene from Granite. CityMoves Fusion. Production photography by Michal Wachucik (30th March 2016, Marischal College Quadrangle, Aberdeen).

Cultural groups across Aberdeenshire urged to apply for funding

Cultural organisations across Aberdeenshire are being urged to get their funding applications in now for the next financial year to secure business/arts partnership funding.

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