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9 hrs ago | The Northern Scot
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.
13 hrs ago | Fleetwood Today
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.
18 hrs ago | Mearns Today
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Braemar's oldest castle was among a number of Deeside and Donside businesses to be successful at the Aberdeenshire Design Awards. Cllr.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Updated: Sun Sep 14, 2014 09:49 am
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