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9 hrs ago | The Northern Scot

A beautiful view of Findochty Harbour.

A Four School Action Group has been established to protect Portessie, Findochty, Portknockie and Cullen primaries amid Moray Council's ongoing sustainable education review . Early ideas penned by consultants Caledonian Economics for the future of Moray's school estate showed the primaries could be axed, merged, or become part of a new coastal campus.

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13 hrs ago | Fleetwood Today

How will Seasiders living in Scotland cast their vote?

Slick deal? The Buzzard oil field in the North Sea, 50 miles from Aberdeen's coastline - the oil industry is seen by people in Aberdeenshire and beyond as being a key consideration in the Scottish independence debate. Scottish Independence debate part two...Rob Devey turns the microscope on three people from Blackpool and the Fylde coast who have gone to live in Aberdeenshire and will therefore be able to take part in the historic vote.

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18 hrs ago | Mearns Today

There's trouble at t'mill

In contrast to most coastal communities, Johnshaven was as much a manufacturing village as it was a fishing one. In 1793, for example, more weavers were recorded in the village than fishermen, sailcloth was produced from the end of the18th century and in the 19th century spinning and weaving took place on a fairly large scale at the Boase factory at the west end.

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18 hrs ago | Ellon Times

Ellon ceilidh gives a boost to charity

Local woman Claire Mitchell organised the event in the Station Hotel last Friday to raise money for Maggie's Centres. She said: "I think it's a wonderful charity.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

Business News

Alex Salmond: a solitary man, a singular vision

On Friday he embarked on a helicopter tour of Aberdeen, Inverness, Dundee and Perth, a bewildering eight-hour dash around the citadels of his beloved north-east Scotland . He was the home-town boy entering the home stretch of a race he has been running for 40 years.

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The Independent

Scotland independence vote: 'We will win' says Darling....

James Cusick is political correspondent of The Independent and The Independent on Sunday. As an experienced member of the lobby, he has previously worked at The Sunday Times and the BBC.

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Daily Mail

Rupert Murdoch in whistlestop tour of Scotland to 'find out for...

The media mogul toured pubs in Aberdeen, Fife and Glasgow, giving a wide berth to campaign sites with less than a week before the vote. Murdoch, who owns The Sun and The Times, tweeted on Wednesday: 'Scots better people than to be dependants of London.

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The Northern Scot

Councillor Douglas Ross has condemned the animal cruelty act.

A LEADING member of the Better Together campaign is cheekily attempting to claim a 500 reward from the Yes Moray camp. However Douglas Ross, the Scottish Conservative councillor for Fochabers-Lhanbryde, is requesting the cash after seeing a man allegedly stealing 'No' posters from beside the A96 near Alves.

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Ellon Times

Local charities benefit from fundraising gig at Hopeville

Following a successful and well attended charity night fundraiser held in the Hopeville Social Club in June, local band Four Way Street managed to raise 1500 in aid of local charities and help groups. The band Calum Trail, Nom Gillanders, Davy Hannah, Jim Allan and Roy Calder, wishing to keep the money raised local, the band decided to make donations to Fly Cup Catering and the Harlaw Centre, each receiving the sum of A 650, and a further A 200 was donated to the Inverurie Community Music Festival.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

Marine News

Bibby Offshore Opens Office in Stravanger, Norway

Bibby Offshore Holdings Limited, [the subsea services provider to the oil & gas industry, is pleased to announce its continued international expansion with the opening of an office in Stravanger, Norway. The Norwegian office for Bibby Offshore will be headed by Arne Lier.

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Scotsman.com

Aberdeen teachers asked to house trainee staff

Education chiefs in Aberdeen City Council said the rocketing cost of living in the area, fuelled by high wages on offer in the oil industry, had left the local council struggling to fill teaching vacancies. The Labour-led council has previously offered cash incentives to attract more candidates to the area, where high house values and soaring rents are pricing many out of the market.

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BBC News

Fresh concern over A&E staffing

Accident and emergency consultants have warned NHS Grampian for a second time that Aberdeen staff shortages are at risk of endangering patient safety, BBC Scotland can reveal. The health board had been told in June of concerns doctors would not be able to provide the safe care of patients because of staffing.

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The Daily Record

Fed-up farmer unleashes Diego the bull to beat the bampots who keep...

DIEGO is 900kg of slightly grumpy British beef and Aberdeenshire farmer Allan Moore doesn't think anyone will mess with him. FED-UP farmer Allan Moore has unleashed Diego the bull to beat the bampots who keep tearing down his vote 'No' sign.

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Deeside Today

Kindrochit king of the castles at Design Awards

Braemar's oldest castle was among a number of Deeside and Donside businesses to be successful at the Aberdeenshire Design Awards. Cllr.

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The Northern Scot

Council urged to take care of older men

Officers were asked at the local authority's Health and Social Care Services Committee on Wednesday to make sure older men are catered for. The council has an Older People's Development Team, which is aimed at "delivering sustainable developments" to aid in the prevention of loneliness and isolation among older people.

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CBC News

Scottish referendum: The issues that may decide it

Bagpiper and busker David Whitney of Aberdeen, Scotland, plays the bagpipes near Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament in central London on Sept. 10, 2014.

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Ellon Times

CLAN receive boost from Inverurie firm

Gemma Powell, CLAN Area Service co-ordinator and supporters Alan Eileen and Mary, receive the cheque from Angela, Amy and Gemma of Johnston Carmichael The Inverurie branch of Scottish accountancy and business advisory firm, Johnston Carmichael has raised over 1600 for local charity CLAN. As part of their fundraising initiative staff at Johnston Carmichael held a series of events for CLAN Cancer Support, including a "Deal or No Deal" night at Kintore Village Hall.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

IcNetwork

Scottish independence referendum: 'Scotland is as British as The ...

A set of bagpipes - as played here by Susan Boyle at the launch of the West Lothian Highland Games - has the power to make you want to cry, sing or follow a cause, says Robin Turner Having returned to Swansea Bay after enjoying a heatwave in the whiskey soaked, deer rich, pine studded Highlands of Scotland I'm on tenterhooks over the independence vote gripping our fellow celtic nation and, latterly, the rest of the UK . After falling in love with my own caledonian princess I fell in love with her country, its people, its dramatic, brooding, romantic looks, its history and sheer northern magnificence.

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The News

Area woman recalls role during Battle of Britain in signals office

Scotland-born Anabella Mazur, 95, of Tatamagouche holds a portrait of herself from about 70 years ago as a member of the Royal Signal Corps during the Second World War. Mazur contributed to the war effort in London during the blitz and was nearly struck by a German V-1 rocket in 1944 during an attack on the city.

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Bangkok Post

IEA cuts oil demand outlook on weaker...

The steam driving the oil market has suddenly cooled because of weak growth in Europe and slowdown in China, the IEA said on Thursday, cutting its estimates for demand. A section of the BP ETAP oil platform in the North Sea, east of Aberdeen, Scotland, pictured on February 24, 2014 The growth in demand for oil this year will be markedly lower than expected, the IEA said, and this together with plentiful supply explains why the price of oil has fallen recently below $100 per barrel.

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