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How an American theme park company made a Stonehaven boy’s day

July 18, 2017 - 12:46
One of the world’s leading entertainment companies came to the aid of a local lad after he lost his towel at Stonehaven’s open air pool.

Video shows how to skip the trip to the tip

July 18, 2017 - 11:06
If you’ve ever struggled to get rid of an old sofa, bed or fridge freezer a new, tongue-in-cheek video showing Scots how to ‘skip the trip to the tip’ is for you.

Helpline to open again next month for pupils waiting on exam results

July 18, 2017 - 11:05
Pupils across the country will be on tenterhooks next month as they anticipate their exam results.

Latest book from Stonehaven diver

July 18, 2017 - 10:36
A renowned shipwreck explorer and international best-selling author from Stonehaven is behind a new centenary edition of a classic guide to diving, ‘Dive Scapa Flow’.

Fall in tractor and quad bike thefts

July 17, 2017 - 12:29
Scottish farms have seen a welcome fall in tractor and quad thefts since an initiative to tackle the theft of farm machinery was launched two years ago.

Poll calls for Scotland’s wild lands to be protected

July 17, 2017 - 12:11
As tourists flock to Scotland’s scenic outdoors for the summer holidays, a clear majority would be put off visits by industrial development.

Role by royal appointment for Aberdeenshire man

July 17, 2017 - 11:29
An Aberdeenshire man has been appointed as The Prince’s Ambassador for Scotland.

There’s much amiss with our domestic bliss

July 16, 2017 - 15:00
You can forget conflicts abroad. It’s all kicking off at home.

Sir David Attenborough warning of butterfly decline - and how you can help

July 14, 2017 - 12:46
This summer is critical for butterflies as common species have fallen into decline, Sir David Attenborough has warned.

Police issue warning ahead of weekend shows

July 14, 2017 - 09:24
Police are warning that alcohol-fuelled disorder or anti-social behaviour of any kind will not be accepted as a busy weekend of shows and events across the North East approaches.

Mearns company ‘most inspirational’

July 14, 2017 - 09:01
A Laurencekirk-based company has been recognised in a prestigious report celebrating Britain’s most inspirational companies.

MP backing for pavement parking campaign

July 14, 2017 - 09:01
Andrew Bowie MP attended a Guide Dogs event at the House of Commons to show his support for the campaign to end problem pavement parking.

Inverbervie Pre-school Graduation

July 11, 2017 - 11:07
Inverbervie Pre-School held a graduation for the children who will leave to start Primary One after the summer holidays.

‘Arctic Robot’ is a first for Scotland

July 11, 2017 - 10:51
Scotland’s first “Arctic robot” has landed in Aberdeenshire as part of an investment programme by leading food ingredients manufacturer Macphie.

Laurencekirk-based Horseshoe Bar saddles up to come to a town near you

July 10, 2017 - 11:47
A Mearns couple are hoping to serve up a glass of ‘Chardoneigh’ at their new equestrian-themed wine and prosecco bar.

A hol lot of vacation worries

July 10, 2017 - 08:00
Going on holiday is supposed to be a time when any cares and worries disappear but Scots manage to find plenty to fret about before flying.

Scotland’s £1.65 per week ‘wrong change’ parking bill

July 7, 2017 - 15:50
Drivers across the UK waste nearly £2.2 billion every year because they don’t have the right change to pay for parking, reveals new research from Churchill Car Insurance.

Local garden holds Open Day

July 7, 2017 - 15:38
A garden at Clayfolds, Bridge of Muchalls was opened under the Scotland’s Garden Scheme last month (Sunday, June 25) and over 120 people turned up to walk round the garden, meander through the tracks of six acres of wild flowers and native trees, and visit the pond.

MSP joins Pillar charity challenge

July 7, 2017 - 12:12
Mairi Evans MSP has endorsed Pillar Kincardine’s t26.2 campaign, leading her own team of t26.2 challengers to raise funding for the Stonehaven-based mental health charity.

Prestigious accolade for young Drumlithie musician

July 7, 2017 - 12:11
A young musician from Drumlithie was named as the winner of the Final Instrumental Challenge at the Aberdeen and North East of Scotland Music Festival last month.