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Young People urged to 'Stay Safe' over Christmas

The contractor for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project, Aberdeen Roads Limited, is reminding young people across the north east to avoid its construction site and ‘Stay Safe’ during the Christmas holidays.

The Ellon and District Pipe Band entertained the crowds

Community effort at light switch on event

Pitmedden’s Christmas lights were switched on recently at an event run for the community, by the community.

The Ellon Ladies Ball Committee 2017

Over £1k raised at Ball

The Ellon Ladies’ Ball was held at the New Inn Hotel on Friday, December 1.

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 

Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

The snow has been causing disruption throughout the North-east

Snow causes disruption in N-east

Snow and ice have been causing major problems in the North-east.

Transport Scotland

Weekend contraflow for A90 at Tipperty

A contraflow will be in place on the A90 at Tipperty this weekend to enable the AWPR contractor to undertake central reservation and verge works

Bear Scotland

BEAR Scotland preparing for Storm Caroline

BEAR Scotland’s resources are prepared to assist in dealing with the “Storm Caroline” conditions with winds of up to 90mph forecast.


Udny shines bright for Anchor of Light

Hundreds of people from across the region gathered together at the weekend to create a symbol of hope, strength and solidarity against cancer.

Inverurie officers with campaign partners Lisa Godini, Alison Hay, Graeme Benson, Mike Ogg, Richard Jessiman, and Murray Cox from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Festive policing operation launched

Police and partners in Aberdeenshire launched the highly successful ‘Safer Streets’ festive policing campaign in Inverurie today (Wednesday).

Police Scotland

Drivers charged during festive patrols

Ten people were charged with alleged drink-driving offences at the weekend across the North East during high-visibility patrols on Scotland's roads to deter and tackle festive drink-driving.

The Band of the Royal Regiment with some of the school musicians

Special performance for pupils

Pupils from academies across Aberdeenshire performed alongside the Band of the Royal Regiment at Meldrum Academy last month.

Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

Scottish Conservative Shadow Secretary for Rural Economy Peter Chapman

Price cut a “significant blow” for dairy farmers

Dairy farmers in the north-east have been dealt a “significant blow” with news of a cut in prices paid by Muller Milk, Scottish Conservative Shadow Secretary for Rural Economy Peter Chapman said today.

The Ellon RBS branch

Ellon bank at risk of closure

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced that its Ellon branch could close in June next year.
BrewDogs brewery tour was named Best Visitor Attraction

Awards success for firms

A number of local firms have been named as winners at the recent Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards.

The six Ellon officers that were awarded at the Scottish Police Federation Bravery Awards

Officers honoured for bravery

Six police officers from the north east have been recognised for their extraordinery bravery during an emergency rescue.

The councils team of more than 210 staff and over 100 vehicles are geared up to provide support to ensure the regions residents can travel and operate as freely as possible through potentially challenging conditions.

Winter roads programme to keep Aberdeenshire on track

Aberdeenshire residents are being reassured that the local authority is ready to tackle whatever problems winter may throw at the area’s roads network this year.

The MSP spoke on the need for better education from an early age around the dangers of online behaviour.

Student films on social media dangers in nationwide campaign

Students from a North-East college have been commissioned to make films about the dangers of sexting and online abuse as part of a nationwide campaign.

Fireworks over the clubhouse

Christmas arrives at Trump

A big Christmas Light Switch On event was held at Trump International at Menie on Saturday, November 25.

Mid Formartine councillor Andrew Hassan

Councillor to hold surgery for pupils

Mid Formartine councillor Andrew Hassan is to hold his latest Surgery at Meldrum Academy during the school lunch hour next week.

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