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Weekend convoy and contraflow for A90 at Tipperty

A convoy and contraflow are expected to be in place on the A90 at Tipperty this week to enable essential surfacing works to get underway.

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SengS' two-metre by six metre hyperbaric chamber

Ellon firm’s project is out of this world

An Ellon engineering services firm has completed its first ‘space’ mission as part of the company’s strategy to diversify into new industry sectors.

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The Ellon RBS branch

Politicians call for meeting over RBS cuts

A call has been made for a rethink on changes for new mobile banking van services in areas impacted by branch closures.
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Contraflow this weekend at Tipperty

A contraflow is expected to be in place on the A90 at Tipperty this weekend as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.

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The Xcerts perform at the Aberdeen store

Dr. Martens Aberdeen store opens

Dr. Martens launched their highly anticipated new store in Aberdeen last month with music act The Xcerts who provided a night of raucous celebration.

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Yvonne brings more than30 years of tourism experience to the role

VisitAberdeenshire appoints head of tourism development

VisitAberdeenshire, the lead tourism agency for Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire has confirmed the appointment of Yvonne Cook as its head of tourism development.

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Temporary closure for Newburgh slip road

The A90 southbound slip road to Newburgh is expected to close this Sunday night (April 8) for surfacing works.

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AWPR work at Blackdog (picture: Transport Scotland)

Temporary A90 diversion to be in place for five weeks

Drivers travelling on the A90 at Blackdog are expected to be diverted via the new slip roads for around five weeks from Friday evening to enable essential works to be carried out on the A90 carriageway.

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Gordon MP Colin Clark sits on the horse drawn carriage with Mark Whitelocks, MD of Stagecoach North Scotland

Bus company launches contactless payments

Stagecoach has introduced contactless payments on their buses.

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The overall champion  a 518kg British Blue-cross steer

Young farmer captures top prizes at Thainstone competition

The Young Farmers Overwintering Show and Sale of cattle, held at Thainstone Centre last week saw Mark Robertson sweep the competition with his strong line-up of livestock, winning the Calladrum cup, the overall champion, the top-priced animal, and the homebred champion titles.

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The AWPR opening is now scheduled for the autumn of this year. Picture: Transport Scotland

Autumn opening for bypass

The Aberdeen bypass opening has been delayed until the autumn.

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Weekend contraflow for A90 at Blackdog

A contraflow is expected to be in place on the A90 at Blackdog this weekend to enable barrier works to be undertaken on the northbound carriageway.
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Local councillors Anouk Kloppert and Richard Thomson were joined by colleagues from across Aberdeenshire

Campaign to keep Ellon RBS open

Aberdeenshire councillors were out in Ellon on Saturday, as part of ongoing efforts by campaigners to force a rethink by RBS on their plans to close local bank branches across the region.

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Top-selling item from the sale was this  2007 John Deere 6930 premium tractor which fetched �26,500

Strong demand for tractors at plant sale

Thainstone Centre attracted more than 2,000 attendees last weekend for the second Saturday collective sale of the year last week, with the top-priced items at the auction emerging from the tractor and plant class.

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John Buttar and Craig Hill present the Chilled Retailer of the Year to Lynn Boyd of the Tarves Spar

Chilled out and a real winner

A Tarves store has taken a top accolade in this year’s Scottish Grocer Awards.

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Apprentice Leanne in showcase project

Apprentice Leanne in showcase project

An Ellon woman is one of the latest intake of Sparrows Group apprentices to showcase their work on the East Anglia ONE offshore wind project as part of National Apprenticeship Week.

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Stock pic: John Devlin

Weather update: Job centres closed

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced that all job centres in areas affected by adverse weather be closed until 12pm tomorrow (March 1).

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Ellon & District councillor Gillian Owen and Gordon MP Colin Clark with Bruce Bultitude of Power Jacks

Politicians visit Power Jacks

Two local politicians visited Power Jacks recently following the announcement that the firm would be moving to Westhill.

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An artist's impression of the DogHouse Hotel and Brewery on the current Power Jacks site

World’s first ‘beer hotel’ to open in Ellon

Independent craft brewer, BrewDog, has announced plans to open an immersive craft beer hotel and brewery expansion in Ellon.

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Economy secretary Keith Brown said foreign military traffic is a "legitimate" part of Prestwick Airport's business model.

Keith Brown visits Aberdeen bypass site

Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Secretary Keith Brown today met with former Carillion staff and a representative from Aberdeen Roads Limited (ARL) who are currently constructing the impressive Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty project.

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