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Witness appeal following Fordoun collision

November 17, 2017 - 14:41
Police are appealing for witnesses following a collision between a car and a pedestrian on the B966 from its junction with the A90 Castleton to Fettercairn road.

Study reveals the uni courses that’ll make you rich - and those that won’t

November 17, 2017 - 13:51
Studying medicine and dentistry will make you the richest after university with graduates earning an average of £46,700 according to new research from the Institute of Fiscal Studies.

Upgrade for Banchory paths

November 17, 2017 - 11:20
Banchory Paths Association (BPA) have confirmed that they are now in a position to progress with the upgrade of two paths in the Burnett Park area.

Exchange students looking for hosts

November 15, 2017 - 15:32
After another successful year of Stonehaven and the Mearns warmly welcoming French and Spanish school students, organisers are now looking ahead to 2018.

Local writer in ‘Nourish

November 15, 2017 - 15:31
A Stonehaven writer is to have her work published in a new book.

Man charged after A90 pursuit

November 15, 2017 - 11:34
A 29 year old man has been charged in relation to alleged road traffic and drug offences following a vehicle pursuit on the A90 in the Newtonhill area at around 3pm yesterday, Tuesday, 14 November.

Appeal to trace missing person

November 13, 2017 - 15:03
Officers in the Highlands are appealing to the public for assistance to help trace Yvonne Hill, 31, who has been reported missing from the Fort William area.

Prizes on offer for new Christmas classic

November 13, 2017 - 10:22
Children from across Scotland are getting in the Christmas spirit early to try and win £1,500 for their school.

AECC to light up red for Poppyscotland

November 10, 2017 - 12:07
The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre is joining a host of Scotland’s most famous buildings, structures and sculptures, in lighting up Poppy red to raise awareness for the annual fundraising campaign run by Poppyscotland.

Seatbelts on School Transport Bill passes final stage

November 10, 2017 - 11:00
A Bill to make it compulsory for all dedicated school transport to be fitted with seatbelts has passed its final stage in the Scottish Parliament.

Brekkie Club is top of the class

November 8, 2017 - 13:27
A breakfast club at Lairhillock Primary School has achieved national recognition after being named the best breakfast club in Scotland in the Kellogs Breakfast Club Awards.

Have your say on proposed bus network changes

November 8, 2017 - 13:26
Stagecoach is inviting customers across Aberdeenshire to provide feedback on new bus timetable proposals.

Mackie triumphs in mock trials

November 8, 2017 - 13:13
Pupils from Mackie Academy took part in a court room drama of their own on last month.

Alarm sounds over fate of fire stations

November 3, 2017 - 15:20
Fears 999 hubs could close as SFRS moves to make service more efficient

Boys’ Brigade Scotland director John Sharp spoke to Kirsty Paterson about how – and why – the organisation is so proud to be celebrating 100 years of the Junior section this year.

November 2, 2017 - 12:23
If you know a member of the Boys’ Brigade – and as one of Scotland’s largest youth organisations, the chances are you will – you might have noticed them baking a giant cake, planting 100 bulbs or learning to play marbles.

‘Red flare’ alert

November 2, 2017 - 10:43
Aberdeen lifeboat was launched on Wednesday evening following a report of a red flare south of the city.

Angered Scots launch campaign to keep Saltires on food packaging

November 1, 2017 - 15:30
An online campaign rallying against the Union Flag replacing the saltire on Scottish produce has been launched.

A90 average speed cameras now live

October 31, 2017 - 15:51
Average speed cameras on the A90 between Stonehaven and Dundee have gone live today.

A90 at Charleston to close for bridge demolition

October 27, 2017 - 14:11
The contractor for the AWPR project is expecting to demolish the ‘old’ bridge carrying the A956 over the A90 at Charleston next weekend.

Two Stonehaven community projects need your votes

October 27, 2017 - 11:43
Two community-based projects in Stonehaven are hoping local residents will get behind them in a bid to win funding in a nationwide competition.