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£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Freedom Convoy rolls into town

MP for Gordon, Alex Salmond, has praised the success of a ‘Freedom Convoy’ comprised of more than 200 vehicles which arrived on Ellon on Sunday.

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Aberdeenshire Council

Council agrees its budget for year ahead

Aberdeenshire Council has agreed its budget for 2017/18 which will see support for local services worth £546 million.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the NFUS annual general meeting.

Pledge to fight for farming industry

Scotland’s farmers have been assured that the Scottish Government will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe after Brexit.

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Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotlands Place in Europe

MSPs to debate Article 50

The Scottish Parliament will have a vote on Tuesday on the triggering of Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union

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Catriona Mackenzie, Gillian Martin MSP addressing the haggis, Stewart Stevenson MSP, Callum McCaig MP and Cllr Richard Thomson

Local SNP Burns Night success

Cruden Bay, Hatton & Longhaven and Peterhead SNP branches held their 2017 Burns Supper in the Public Hall, Longhaven last Saturday.

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Legal affairs minister Annabelle Ewing.

Review of legal aid system launched

An independent review of the legal aid system has been announced by the Scottish Government.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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Areas of Aberdeenshire were badly hit during Storm Frank last winter.

£2 million to tackle storm damage

More than £2 million will be dedicated to dealing with damage caused across Aberdeenshire by last year’s severe storms.

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Ellon & District councillor Rob Merson stands next to the former petrol filling station

Controversial flats appeal dismissed

A controversial planning application for a block of flats on the site of a former petrol filling station in Ellon has been quashed at appeal by the Department for Planning & Environmental Appeals (DPEA).

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Peter Chapman MSP outside Brewdogs Ellon base

MSP holds talks with BrewDog and Council

North East MSP Peter Chapman has held talks with craft beer company Brewdog and Aberdeenshire Council in an effort to help broker a deal in an ongoing land dispute.

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Local Government minister Kevin Stewart.

New law to aid community buyouts

Scottish communities will find it easier to take over land or buildings currently in public ownership due to a new law which came into force today (Monday).

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The First Minister has announced �29 million of funding to help tackle poverty.

£29 million to tackle poverty

Organisations that tackle poverty can now have access to a new £29 million funding pot set up by the Scottish Government.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Press freedom in Scotland “at risk” from UK Government proposals

Proposals to regulate the press in England and Wales would “pose a potential threat to press freedom” in Scotland, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said.

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Ms Martin says tthe concerted efforts of the SNP administration to focus on youth employment have paid off

Martin hails successes of focus on youth jobs

Fair work will be at the heart of the SNP’s drive to help more young people into work, as figures show that youth employment in Scotland is higher than in the rest of the UK.

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Gillian Owen revealed that the end of the pothole saga at Balmacassie was a highlight of last year

Councillor focusing on crucial decisions

Ellon & District councillor Gillian Owen has revealed her highlights of 2016 and plans for the year ahead.

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MP for Gordon, Alex Salmond

Salmond issues flood support reminder

MP for Gordon, Alex Salmond, has issued a reminder to constituents of the flood support programmes from the Association of British Insurers.

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Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Scotland is set to pilot a radical scheme to give every citizen a universal basic income (UBI), regardless of whether they work or not.

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MP for Gordon, Alex Salmond

Salmond backs better connectivity for Gordon communities

MP for Gordon, Alex Salmond has announced that he is launching a campaign to ensure that constituents are able to gain access to high-quality superfast broadband services.

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First Minister's Christmas party.

First Minister’s Christmas message

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon said: “Christmas is about spending time with those we love, and for thinking about friends and family at home and abroad.

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