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Malky Mackay says time was right for Tom Grivosti to leave Ross County for St Patrick's Athletic

Malky Mackay says time was right for Tom Grivosti to leave Ross County for St Patrick's Athletic

Tom Grivosti has completed his switch from Ross County to Irish club St Patrick’s Athletic. Defender Grivosti leaves the Staggies after a five-year stint,

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Man accused of attempted murder after alleged stabbing on Aberdeen street

Man accused of attempted murder after alleged stabbing on Aberdeen street

A man has appeared in court charged with attempted murder after a 22-year-old was found with multiple stab wounds on an Aberdeen street. Police were

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Highland Council agrees 1% rent increase for council houses, the lowest annual hike in years

Highland Council agrees 1% rent increase for council houses, the lowest annual hike in years

Highland Council today agreed a modest increase in council house rents, in what many described as a careful "balancing act". Highland has among the

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Bear cleans up after fish guts thrown over busy A96

Bear cleans up after fish guts thrown over busy A96

Bear Scotland helped to clear up fish guts that were accidentally spilt on the busy A96 Inverness to Aberdeen road, near to the Theaplands Garden Centre

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Fans who invade Ross County's pitch face being ejected from stadium and banned

Fans who invade Ross County's pitch face being ejected from stadium and banned

Home or away fans who spill on to Ross County's Victoria Park pitch will be ejected from the ground and banned from the Scottish Premiership club. That

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Woman threw wine bottle at customer after being asked to leave Aberdeen bar

Woman threw wine bottle at customer after being asked to leave Aberdeen bar

A woman threw a wine bottle at a customer when staff asked her to leave an Aberdeen pub after flouting Covid rules. Emma Russell had been drinking in

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Peterhead signing Conor Cullen hopes to make most of SPFL second-chance

Peterhead signing Conor Cullen hopes to make most of SPFL second-chance

New Peterhead signing Conor Cullen is hopeful his switch to Balmoor can be the gateway back into the SPFL. Cullen, who joined the Blue Toon last week, had

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Restaurant review: It's always steak night at Malmaison

Restaurant review: It's always steak night at Malmaison

Having a birthday at the start of January seems like no fun. Everyone is broke, in need of an alcohol detox and has just remembered they need to go back

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Do you know any Eco Heroes? Win £500 in the P&J's new environmental competition

Do you know any Eco Heroes? Win £500 in the P&J's new environmental competition

Never before has the environment had such a prominent place in the news agenda as it does right now. But then again, never in our lifetimes has the

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Gossip Isa from Still Game joins Aberdeen Comic Con line-up

Gossip Isa from Still Game joins Aberdeen Comic Con line-up

Still Game star Jane McCarry has just been confirmed to appear at Comic Con (North East) which will welcome thousands of fans to celebrate cult films and

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New jobs on the horizon as HIE tenders for £1.5m BASF life sciences warehouse on Isle of Lewis

New jobs on the horizon as HIE tenders for £1.5m BASF life sciences warehouse on Isle of Lewis

Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has issued a £1.5million tender for a new warehouse on the Isle of Lewis. The regional development agency issued a

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A popular breakfast bus on the A96 in Inverurie has been put up for sale by its  [...]

A popular breakfast bus on the A96 in Inverurie has been put up for sale by its [...]

A popular breakfast bus on the A96 in Inverurie has been put up for sale by its retiring owner of 24 years.

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Liverpool nail artist takes Aberdeen by storm

Liverpool nail artist takes Aberdeen by storm

You can't help but smile when speaking to Alexandra Holden, with her bubbly personality and Liverpool accent. She may not originally hail from the 'Deen,

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'Naive' young Orcadian avoids jail after indecent images of young children found on phone

'Naive' young Orcadian avoids jail after indecent images of young children found on phone

A 'naive' young Orcadian avoided being sent to jail after indecent images of young children were found on his phone. Carl Goodram, who is already on the

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SaxaVord spaceport overcomes major planning hurdle

SaxaVord spaceport overcomes major planning hurdle

Historic Environment Scotland has withdrawn its objections to the proposed SaxaVord Spaceport in Unst following months of discussions and the submission

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Orkney councillors turn down request for more time to build wind farm

Orkney councillors turn down request for more time to build wind farm

Orkney council's planning committee have turned down an application from a wind farm developer asking for more time to get started on one of their

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First look at spectacular Spectra line-up that will light up Aberdeen

First look at spectacular Spectra line-up that will light up Aberdeen

The full line-up for Aberdeen’s festival of light, Spectra, has been unveiled – ranging from a giant floating Earth in the city’s Art Gallery to massive

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Cove Rangers: Fraser Fyvie highlights club's progress ahead of facing old side Hibernian in the Scottish Cup

Cove Rangers: Fraser Fyvie highlights club's progress ahead of facing old side Hibernian in the Scottish Cup

Fraser Fyvie may have enjoyed one of his most memorable days in football at Hibernian but it is Cove Rangers' progress which excites him the most. Fyvie

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New £20million Speyside distillery unveils management team

New £20million Speyside distillery unveils management team

Family-owned whisky specialist Gordon & MacPhail (G&M) has unveiled the management team set to take charge of its new £20million distillery in

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English clubs ready to step up their interest in Aberdeen's Calvin Ramsay after several send scouts to Rangers clash

English clubs ready to step up their interest in Aberdeen's Calvin Ramsay after several send scouts to Rangers clash

Aberdeen’s resolve to keep Calvin Ramsay at the club beyond the January transfer window has intensified as interest grows in the right-back. Premier

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Jack Gurr reportedly agrees to terminate Aberdeen contract

Jack Gurr reportedly agrees to terminate Aberdeen contract

Jack Gurr's Aberdeen career appears to be over after he reportedly agreed to terminate his contract. Right back Gurr was brought to Pittodrie by manager

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Upper levels of Elgin multi-storey car park closed off as cracks appear on concrete columns sparking public safety fears

Upper levels of Elgin multi-storey car park closed off as cracks appear on concrete columns sparking public safety fears

Inspections are being carried out at St Giles Centre car park after cracks began to show in the building's supporting concrete columns. Moray Council have

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Landmark statue returned to pedestal as £28m Union Terrace Gardens works near completion

Landmark statue returned to pedestal as £28m Union Terrace Gardens works near completion

A landmark statue has been returned to its rightful place on Aberdeen's Granite Mile during the refurbishment of Union Terrace Gardens. The granite statue

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John Fowlie MBE: Buckie guidance teacher and former Banff Vice Lord Lieutenant, 85

John Fowlie MBE: Buckie guidance teacher and former Banff Vice Lord Lieutenant, 85

Buckie teacher and former Vice Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire, John Fowlie MBE, has died aged 85. Described as a true Banffshire gentleman, he was born in

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Head teacher at Aberdeen's largest school to leave role

Head teacher at Aberdeen's largest school to leave role

The head teacher of Aberdeen’s largest school will step down from the role next month. Neil Hendry has been at the helm of Lochside Academy since it

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North of Scotland hit hardest by cost of living crisis

North of Scotland hit hardest by cost of living crisis

The cost of living crisis will hit communities in the north of Scotland hardest, a leading economist has warned. It comes as Britain's rate of inflation

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Genesis G80 eyes top German marques

Genesis G80 eyes top German marques

Genesis is one of the newest and most interesting car makers. The South Korean manufacturer is owned by Hyundai. Instead of offering mid-range cars like

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Central defensive aces Danny Devine and Kirk Broadfoot key for Caley Thistle, says Josh Meekings

Central defensive aces Danny Devine and Kirk Broadfoot key for Caley Thistle, says Josh Meekings

Former Caley Thistle star Josh Meekings reckons defensive duo Danny Devine and Kirk Broadfoot can help drive the club towards Championship success. The

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Couple's Christmas Eve night out turns violent at Aberdeen bar

Couple's Christmas Eve night out turns violent at Aberdeen bar

A couple's festive night out ended with hurled threats and thrown punches after they were ordered to leave an Aberdeen bar on Christmas Eve. James Wilson

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Aberdeen shoot down rumours of damage to Rangers dressing room

Aberdeen shoot down rumours of damage to Rangers dressing room

Aberdeen have dismissed rumours the away dressing room at Pittodrie was damaged after last night’s 1-1 draw with Rangers. There was speculation online the

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Hermes chief executive apologies to Moray MSP after receiving letter about missing parcels

Hermes chief executive apologies to Moray MSP after receiving letter about missing parcels

Hermes chief executive Martijn de Lange has apologised after receiving Moray MSP Richard Lochhead's letter about major delivery delays. Mr Lochhead asked

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Crewman, 32, dies on cargo ship off the Outer Hebrides

Crewman, 32, dies on cargo ship off the Outer Hebrides

A crewman aboard a large cargo ship has died off the Outer Hebrides. Emergency services were alerted to the sudden death on board the Panama-registered

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SPFL release key dates for the 2022-23 season

SPFL release key dates for the 2022-23 season

The SPFL have confirmed the key dates for the 2022-23 season, which includes a break for the World Cup in Qatar. All four SPFL leagues will start on the

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Man taken to hospital following one-car crash at A832 Tore roundabout

Man taken to hospital following one-car crash at A832 Tore roundabout

A man has been taken to hospital after his car overturned near Muir of Ord. Emergency services were called to the A832 Cromarty to Ullapool road, at Tore

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Project to breed climate resilient sheep shares £500,000 of funding

Project to breed climate resilient sheep shares £500,000 of funding

A project to breed climate resilient sheep is among a group of 10 projects to share £500,000 in funding as part of efforts to make UK farming more

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Funding boost for NC500 hotels to create 40 jobs for remote communities

Funding boost for NC500 hotels to create 40 jobs for remote communities

A hotels group with properties along the hugely popular North Coast 500 tourist route has received a £4.45 million publicly-backed investment to boost

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Davy McCracken: Regenerative agriculture matters but let's not forget about High Nature Value farming systems

Davy McCracken: Regenerative agriculture matters but let's not forget about High Nature Value farming systems

Regenerative farming seems to have become the new ‘go to’ phrase in discussions about future agricultural policy here in Scotland. And to be clear - I

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'I cried when I was diagnosed with diabetes': How one man overcame adversity to achieve his life ambitions

'I cried when I was diagnosed with diabetes': How one man overcame adversity to achieve his life ambitions

Richard Tyler-Bemand has found life difficult living with diabetes. After being diagnosed at the age of nine, at a time when so little was understood

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Inverurie's Andy Reid still holds title aspirations

Inverurie's Andy Reid still holds title aspirations

Andy Reid still dreams of winning the Breedon Highland League with Inverurie Locos even though their hopes for this season have been dented. The

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ScotWind: Orkney council leader talks jobs, economic benefit and the future of Scapa Flow

ScotWind: Orkney council leader talks jobs, economic benefit and the future of Scapa Flow

The leader of Orkney Islands Council has called the recent ScotWind announcement "by far, the biggest step-change and opportunity" that has happened in

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Ross County to consider appealing Jordan Tillson red card - says Malky Mackay

Ross County to consider appealing Jordan Tillson red card - says Malky Mackay

Ross County manager Malky Mackay says the Staggies will consider appealing Jordan Tillson’s red card in the 3-1 victory over Motherwell. Tillson was shown

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Player Focus: Italian Job would be folly for Aberdeen's key man Lewis Ferguson

Player Focus: Italian Job would be folly for Aberdeen's key man Lewis Ferguson

Lewis Ferguson may be a man in demand but he once again highlighted why he remains an integral figure for Aberdeen. He capped a solid display with the

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SNP minister to make Holyrood statement on new fire safety law amid calls for delay

SNP minister to make Holyrood statement on new fire safety law amid calls for delay

A senior Scottish Government minister will set out plans to change fire safety regulations on Wednesday as the deadline looms. Housing Secretary Shona

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This offer will auto-renew annually at the price of £59.99, you can cancel at an

This offer will auto-renew annually at the price of £59.99, you can cancel at an

This offer will auto-renew annually at the price of £59.99, you can cancel at any time... This offer will auto-renew annually at the price of £159.99, you can [...]

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Boss Stephen Glass urges Aberdeen to use Ibrox penalty pain as motivation to beat Rangers

Boss Stephen Glass urges Aberdeen to use Ibrox penalty pain as motivation to beat Rangers

Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass will call on his squad to use their Ibrox penalty pain as motivation to overcome Rangers. The Dons host the league leaders at

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'I've read the same books twice during the pandemic': Calls for Aberdeenshire Council to reinstate mobile libraries

'I've read the same books twice during the pandemic': Calls for Aberdeenshire Council to reinstate mobile libraries

A pensioner who has read the same library books twice for "something to do" during the pandemic is urging Aberdeenshire Council to bring back its mobile

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Magnificent 7-bed manse with views over Moray coast on the market for £420,000

Magnificent 7-bed manse with views over Moray coast on the market for £420,000

Dating back to 1887, this majestic former church manse is brimming with character. Set out over three floors, the Victorian period property in Buckie

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'Smart soil bugs' could help farmers tackle potato blight

'Smart soil bugs' could help farmers tackle potato blight

Farmers could reduce their reliance on chemicals to control potato blight and other crop diseases with the use of 'smart soil bugs', according to a new

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George Eustice: Joint fisheries statement 'recognises importance of the industry'

George Eustice: Joint fisheries statement 'recognises importance of the industry'

On December 30 2020 we signed the Trade and Cooperation Agreement, taking back control of our waters. Following our departure from the EU, we have seen

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Firefighters tackle blaze at storage units behind Buckie's Marine Hotel

Firefighters tackle blaze at storage units behind Buckie's Marine Hotel

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at the back of a Moray hotel. Four crews were called to a yard at the back of the Marine Hotel in Buckie, where there

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'I'm just delighted': New head teacher starts at Aberdeenshire primary school

'I'm just delighted': New head teacher starts at Aberdeenshire primary school

There is someone new walking the corridors of Monymusk Primary School this week. Jill Moir has been appointed the head teacher of the Aberdeenshire

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TGI Fridays to open 'world first' takeaway outlet in Dundee

TGI Fridays to open 'world first' takeaway outlet in Dundee

TGI Fridays is set to open a branch in Dundee in what the American chain is describing as its first-ever takeaway-style restaurant. The popular chain,

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Kirk View Café in Aberdeen reveals plans to take a 'gamble' on bigger premises

Kirk View Café in Aberdeen reveals plans to take a 'gamble' on bigger premises

A popular Aberdeen city centre café is on the move to bigger premises. The Kirk View Café Bistro on Union Terrace will take up home on February 17 in the

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Boris Johnson denies lying about parties to Parliament after Dominic Cummings’ claim

Boris Johnson denies lying about parties to Parliament after Dominic Cummings’ claim

Boris Johnson has denied lying to Parliament about a gathering in No 10’s garden during the first lockdown despite Dominic Cummings saying he would swear

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Aviemore pupils sent home following outbreak of Covid cases

Aviemore pupils sent home following outbreak of Covid cases

A group of Highland youngsters have been sent home from school due a rise in Covid cases. Aviemore Primary School has announced the group of senior pupils

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From green baize to black gold: When Stephen Hendry and Dennis Taylor played snooker on a North Sea oil rig

From green baize to black gold: When Stephen Hendry and Dennis Taylor played snooker on a North Sea oil rig

They were more accustomed to the green baize of snooker than the black oil extracted from the North Sea on giant oil platforms. So it was a step into the

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Ross County boss Malky Mackay boosted by quality defensive loan captures

Ross County boss Malky Mackay boosted by quality defensive loan captures

Ross County boss Malky Mackay hopes right-back Kayne Ramsay can go some way to filling the considerable void of losing star loan defender Harry Clarke.

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Hydroden-powered eCargo bikes coming to Aberdeen in UK-first pilot

Hydroden-powered eCargo bikes coming to Aberdeen in UK-first pilot

Keep your eyes peeled for some brand new technology on the streets of Aberdeen as six hydrogen-powered eCargo bikes are set to transform the way our mail

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Wildlife campaigner launches legal challenge over decision to approve housing development on Portessie woodland

Wildlife campaigner launches legal challenge over decision to approve housing development on Portessie woodland

A campaigner has mounted a legal challenge over the decision to approve housing development on Portessie woodlands. Last March, an application from

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Aberdeen's new American signing Dante Polvara has work permit cleared

Aberdeen's new American signing Dante Polvara has work permit cleared

Aberdeen's new signing Dante Polvara has had his work permit cleared. The American midfielder was secured on a two-and-a-half-year contract pending a work

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Bennachie reopens to walkers for first time since Storm Arwen

Bennachie reopens to walkers for first time since Storm Arwen

One of Aberdeenshire's most popular routes for walkers has reopened for the first time since paths were blocked by trees torn down in Storm Arwen. The car

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Here's what to expect from Nicola Sturgeon's Covid update on Tuesday afternoon

Here's what to expect from Nicola Sturgeon's Covid update on Tuesday afternoon

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will give her weekly Covid update in parliament this afternoon, but what is she expected to say? Daily Covid case rates are

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Duncan Shearer: Victory over Rangers can set the tone for 2022 revival for Aberdeen

Duncan Shearer: Victory over Rangers can set the tone for 2022 revival for Aberdeen

Aberdeen have a chance to lay down a marker for the second half of the season as they make their return from the winter break against Rangers tonight.

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Stuart Goodall: BBC's The Green Planet highlights importance of trees

Stuart Goodall: BBC's The Green Planet highlights importance of trees

Watching BBC’s The Green Planet is another opportunity to learn about how plants and trees are an integral part of life on earth as well as a never-ending

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100 Years of Insulin: How the diabetes diet has changed over the years

100 Years of Insulin: How the diabetes diet has changed over the years

Ever heard of beef dripping sandwiches? They were made from the congealed fat that drips from a joint during roasting which was spread on bread and

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Moray road to be closed while 'dangerous' tree is taken down

Moray road to be closed while 'dangerous' tree is taken down

A section of the B9103 will be closed near Cascades on Friday while work gets under way to take down a "dangerous" tree. The tree is currently in danger

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Caley Thistle midfielder Scott Allardice out 'for months' with knee injury, confirms boss Billy Dodds

Caley Thistle midfielder Scott Allardice out 'for months' with knee injury, confirms boss Billy Dodds

Caley Thistle head coach Billy Dodds had to console star midfielder Scott Allardice after he learned a knee injury all but ends his season. The

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As daily Covid-19 cases have been dropping since the start of the month, all res [...]

As daily Covid-19 cases have been dropping since the start of the month, all res [...]

As daily Covid-19 cases have been dropping since the start of the month, all restrictions brought into force in December as part of the battle against the

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'Big boots to fill': Praise for Aberdeen head teacher as news breaks he is leaving

'Big boots to fill': Praise for Aberdeen head teacher as news breaks he is leaving

People have been wishing an Aberdeen head teacher who will leave his job next month all the best for the future. Neil Hendry has been at the helm of

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Nicola Sturgeon accuses Labour of 'throwing open the door' to Tories after Christian Wakeford's defection

Nicola Sturgeon accuses Labour of 'throwing open the door' to Tories after Christian Wakeford's defection

Nicola Sturgeon accused Labour and the Tories of being "interchangeable" after Conservative MP Christian Wakeford defected to Keir Starmer's party. The

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Aberdeenshire nursery staff praised for keeping children safe and protected

Aberdeenshire nursery staff praised for keeping children safe and protected

Macduff Nursery has been praised by the Care Inspectorate for good training procedures and keeping children safe and protected. The Aberdeenshire nursery

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Mum of two launches jewellery business in face of mental health

Mum of two launches jewellery business in face of mental health

When Dani Jackson was advised to take up a hobby, she had no idea it would lead to launching her own business. Like many of us, Dani, who has two young

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'Kids shouldn't have to deal with this': Racism complaint made by Aberdeen youth football team

'Kids shouldn't have to deal with this': Racism complaint made by Aberdeen youth football team

A police probe has been launched after a racism complaint was made following a social media post about a youth football match in Aberdeen. Northfield

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The only way is up! Joy as planning permission granted to bring Scotland’s first Olympic standard bouldering wall to Inverness

The only way is up! Joy as planning permission granted to bring Scotland’s first Olympic standard bouldering wall to Inverness

Inverness is set to become the host of Scotland’s first Olympic standard bouldering wall after planning permission for a climbing centre was granted by

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Cove Rangers: Paul Hartley ready to take on former team-mate Shaun Maloney as he urges side to play their own game against Hibernian

Cove Rangers: Paul Hartley ready to take on former team-mate Shaun Maloney as he urges side to play their own game against Hibernian

Cove Rangers manager Paul Hartley played with Shaun Maloney for long enough to know how the new Hibernian boss likes to play. Hartley worked with Maloney

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Talk of the Town: Gin, burgers and afternoon teas

Talk of the Town: Gin, burgers and afternoon teas

Talk of the Town is Society’s round-up of some of the best north-east food and drink deals, specials and hotspots on offer every week. Still keeping up

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£2.3 million for mobile operating theatre for Orkney and Shetland

£2.3 million for mobile operating theatre for Orkney and Shetland

Over 350 elective procedures will be able to go ahead in Orkney and Shetland thanks to a new mobile operating theatre funded by the Scottish Government.

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Pursuit of points tops agenda after injury for Caley Thistle skipper Sean Welsh

Pursuit of points tops agenda after injury for Caley Thistle skipper Sean Welsh

Caley Thistle captain Sean Welsh has played through the pain barrier to help keep the Highlanders in the Championship title chase. The 31-year-old

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Late-night booze raider used pickaxe to break into Aberdeen Lidl

Late-night booze raider used pickaxe to break into Aberdeen Lidl

An Aberdeen man who was on the hunt for alcohol used a pickaxe to smash his way into a Lidl store in the middle of the night. Graeme Fyfe was caught

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Lewis Ferguson: Standards must be maintained at Aberdeen

Lewis Ferguson: Standards must be maintained at Aberdeen

Aberdeen midfielder Lewis Ferguson believes finding a level of consistency is key to his club rising up the Premiership table. The Dons produced a

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NHS dentists increase across Scotland despite 'perilous situation' faced by practices

NHS dentists increase across Scotland despite 'perilous situation' faced by practices

There has been an increase in NHS dentists across Scotland despite the mounting pressures faced by the service, according to new figures. Over the last

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Laughter is the recipe to baking success

Laughter is the recipe to baking success

When Lois Owusu-Afriyie set up her food blog via Instagram in 2020, she didn’t expect to end up running her own baking business by the following year.

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NHS Western Isles to resume non-urgent care from end of January

NHS Western Isles to resume non-urgent care from end of January

NHS Western Isles plans to resume non-urgent procedures from the end of the month after postponing treatments in November. The health board made the

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Stonehaven and Highland flood defence scheme costs spiral

Stonehaven and Highland flood defence scheme costs spiral

The SNP is accused of being "all at sea" with flood defence schemes - including a £7 million over-budget project in Stonehaven. The Scottish Government

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Ross County defender Tom Grivosti close to sealing permanent transfer to St Patrick's Athletic

Ross County defender Tom Grivosti close to sealing permanent transfer to St Patrick's Athletic

Ross County defender Tom Grivosti is believed to be close to sealing a permanent move to Irish club St Patrick's Athletic. Englishman Grivosti has

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Fraud inquiry probes value of Trump's Aberdeenshire golf resort

Fraud inquiry probes value of Trump's Aberdeenshire golf resort

A US prosecutor probing former President Donald Trump's business practices is focusing on allegedly "fraudulent" valuations of his luxury golf resort in

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Cove Rangers sign former Aberdeen defender Mark Reynolds on 18-month deal

Cove Rangers sign former Aberdeen defender Mark Reynolds on 18-month deal

Cove Rangers have signed former Aberdeen defender Mark Reynolds on an 18-month deal. Reynolds joins the League One leaders from Dundee United, where he

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Inverurie's Carla Banks defeated in semi-final of World Indoor Bowls Championship

Inverurie's Carla Banks defeated in semi-final of World Indoor Bowls Championship

Carla Banks came up just short in her quest to reach the final of the women's singles at the World Indoor Bowls Championship. The 22-year-old from

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Readers' letters: Eco-friendly heating solutions must be practical

Readers' letters: Eco-friendly heating solutions must be practical

Sir, — We built an eco-house and rented a granite cottage whilst doing so. Despite updated insulation in the granite house, we still ended up confining

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Driver tests positive for cocaine - but blames bad driving on methadone

Driver tests positive for cocaine - but blames bad driving on methadone

A driver who tested positive for cocaine it was not the coke that was affecting his driving - it was his methadone prescription. A member of the public

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Analysis: Master of the dark arts Scott Brown provides missing spark for Aberdeen in Rangers showdowns

Analysis: Master of the dark arts Scott Brown provides missing spark for Aberdeen in Rangers showdowns

Scott Brown used to be the man the Aberdeen fans loved to hate. As Celtic captain, the combative midfielder led the Hoops to 22 trophies, including an

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Grand Banchory home flooded with natural light on the market for offers over £850,000

Grand Banchory home flooded with natural light on the market for offers over £850,000

If lots of natural light is high on your property shopping list, then Crianlarich, on Corsee Road, Banchory, will be especially appealing. In 2013 the

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'Eerie and bleak' Peterhead Prison haunts star of new Channel 4 drama Screw

'Eerie and bleak' Peterhead Prison haunts star of new Channel 4 drama Screw

When actor Laura Checkley arrived at Peterhead Prison to film Screw – Channel 4’s major new series – the former most notorious jail in Scotland left a

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TGI Fridays considering opening takeaway restaurant in Inverness following Dundee 'world-first' announcement

TGI Fridays considering opening takeaway restaurant in Inverness following Dundee 'world-first' announcement

TGI Fridays has revealed potential plans to open new takeaway outlets across Scotland - with Inverness on the list of potential locations. It comes after

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Moray Council supports locals by freezing service charges for another year

Moray Council supports locals by freezing service charges for another year

The majority of service charges across Moray will be frozen for the second year as a result of the pandemic. Moray Council announced charges within their

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Former Royal protection chief appointed Moray's top police officer

Former Royal protection chief appointed Moray's top police officer

A former Grampian Police officer who led the VIP protection of the Royals has been appointed in Moray's top police job. Chief Inspector Simon Reid becomes

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Win £20.000 and make a good deed – enter today for FREE

Win £20.000 and make a good deed – enter today for FREE

With a total prize pot worth £20,000 this is a cash draw not to be missed and it could kick-start your year. Aberdeenshire car dealer, Lawrence of Kemnay,

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Upper levels of St Giles Centre car park in Elgin closed due to structural defects

Upper levels of St Giles Centre car park in Elgin closed due to structural defects

Moray Council have been forced to close the upper levels of the St Giles Centre car park in Elgin due to structural defects in the supporting concrete

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Cove Rangers chairman Keith Moorhouse determined to enjoy Scottish Cup tie with Hibernian

Cove Rangers chairman Keith Moorhouse determined to enjoy Scottish Cup tie with Hibernian

Cove Rangers are continuing to rack up the big-game experiences and chairman Keith Moorhouse wants to enjoy it as much as he can. They played Hibernian

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Police believe missing 75-year-old Aberdeen man may have travelled to Keith

Police believe missing 75-year-old Aberdeen man may have travelled to Keith

Officers believe missing Aberdeen pensioner Robin Green could have travelled to Keith. The 75-year-old was last seen at around 9.30am on Tuesday morning

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'I don't understand why they're closing it, it is very busy': Locals disappointed by latest plans to close north-east Post Office counter

'I don't understand why they're closing it, it is very busy': Locals disappointed by latest plans to close north-east Post Office counter

The latest Post Office counter to close in the north-east has been described as a "hammer blow" to the community. Northfield Post Office, located within

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Craig Stewart opens up on some of the difficulties of managing Deveronvale

Craig Stewart opens up on some of the difficulties of managing Deveronvale

Deveronvale manager Craig Stewart admits the challenges that go with the job have been greater than he anticipated. But he still believes the future is

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Moray Council still spending thousands at school which has had no pupils for five years

Moray Council still spending thousands at school which has had no pupils for five years

A mothballed Moray primary school has racked up more than £3,000 in photocopier bills in the last five years – despite no pupils attending. The future of

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Shinty: Caberfeidh sign Kieran MacPherson after greenkeeping duties put paid to his time at champions Kingussie

Shinty: Caberfeidh sign Kieran MacPherson after greenkeeping duties put paid to his time at champions Kingussie

Caberfeidh have teed up Kieran MacPherson, the classy young midfielder from Premiership champions Kingussie - thanks to a clash between golf and shinty.

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Aberdeen boss laughs off reports of Cagliari bid for Lewis Ferguson as one of the 'craziest things' he has ever seen

Aberdeen boss laughs off reports of Cagliari bid for Lewis Ferguson as one of the 'craziest things' he has ever seen

Aberdeen boss Stephen Glass has shot down reports Italian side Cagliari made a loan move for Lewis Ferguson as one of the 'craziest things' he has ever

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Fort William sign former St Johnstone youth player

Fort William sign former St Johnstone youth player

Fort William have bolstered their squad with the signing of former St Johnstone youth player Diste Sylla. The 20-year-old, who left St Johnstone in 2019,

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Kirk appeals for thief to return ornaments taken from historic Inverness church with links to Battle of Culloden

Kirk appeals for thief to return ornaments taken from historic Inverness church with links to Battle of Culloden

A number of ornaments have been stolen from a historic Inverness church. The Church of Scotland is appealing for the return of the items, saying that the

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Rishi Sunak told to reinstate Universal Credit uplift after writing off Covid-19 fraud cash

Rishi Sunak told to reinstate Universal Credit uplift after writing off Covid-19 fraud cash

Struggling households should be given more help by the Chancellor after writing off more than £4 billion of public cash stolen by Covid fraudsters, MPs

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Are French and German disappearing from our schools?

Are French and German disappearing from our schools?

Are French and German in danger of disappearing from our schools? Both have been a staple of the Scottish curriculum for generations. But the number of

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Readers' letters: Time to rework fireworks laws

Readers' letters: Time to rework fireworks laws

The death of someone/something you love seems to trigger the reason for changes in circumstances and law. The recent death of Tango, a horse highlights

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Calls for CCTV to be installed at Aberdeen high-rise badly damaged in deliberate fire

Calls for CCTV to be installed at Aberdeen high-rise badly damaged in deliberate fire

Calls have been made to install CCTV in a set of high rises in Aberdeen after a deliberate fire. Police and fire investigators have confirmed they are

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Readers' letters: AC12 should study Number 10 policing

Readers' letters: AC12 should study Number 10 policing

Sir, – Can I suggest that, in the next series of Line of Duty, AC12 turn their attention to that part of the Met charged with protecting Downing Street?

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Highland licensing committee votes for 'no cap' on sex entertainment venues

Highland licensing committee votes for 'no cap' on sex entertainment venues

There will be no limit on the number of sex entertainment venues (SEVs) which can apply for a licence in the Highlands, councillors agreed today. In

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Pupils learning from home as staff absences continue in Lossiemouth school

Pupils learning from home as staff absences continue in Lossiemouth school

Pupils from both P7 classes at Hythehill Primary School in Lossiemouth have been learning remotely for a second day due to staff absences. Some staff are

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Peterhead councillor quits Tories - but won't say why

Peterhead councillor quits Tories - but won't say why

An Aberdeenshire councillor has quit the Tories - but insists the move is nothing to do with national outrage over rule-breaking parties at Westminster.

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Supercar speeders banned after Highland road trip

Supercar speeders banned after Highland road trip

Four men who drove £600,000 worth of high-performance sports cars into the Highlands then got caught speeding at almost 100mph have been banned from

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Driver uninjured after lorry leaves road on A82 near Inverness

Driver uninjured after lorry leaves road on A82 near Inverness

One lane of the A82 south of Inverness has been closed by police after a lorry left the road. Police were called to the scene, near the Farm Ness shop, at

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Scottish Water says 'difficult location' on A834 at Strathpeffer will be closed for three weeks

Scottish Water says 'difficult location' on A834 at Strathpeffer will be closed for three weeks

"A particularly challenging part" of the main road through Strathpeffer will be closed for up to three weeks to allow Scottish Water to carry out

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Isle of Lewis motorsport engineer drives to prestigious Formula Woman finals

Isle of Lewis motorsport engineer drives to prestigious Formula Woman finals

A motorsport engineer from the Isle of Lewis has made it to the finals of the prestigious Formula Woman motor racing contest. Isla Mackenzie, who was born

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Opinion: RGU professor says Covid-19 highlights why tackling obesity should be more than a New Year resolution

Opinion: RGU professor says Covid-19 highlights why tackling obesity should be more than a New Year resolution

Robert Gordon University’s professor of nutrition Giovanna Bermano has said we should “act now” when tackling excess weight – which is one of the risk

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Man punched police officer in face in Aberdeen garden

Man punched police officer in face in Aberdeen garden

A man punched a cop in the face as officers responded to reports of males "acting aggressively" at an address in Aberdeen. Police officers were sent to

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Athletics: Mhairi Maclennan feels form is returning following Irvine win

Athletics: Mhairi Maclennan feels form is returning following Irvine win

Mhairi Maclennan was relieved to achieve a confidence-boosting victory in the Scottish Inter District cross country championships at Irvine. The

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Burning of the Clavie 2022: In Pictures

Burning of the Clavie 2022: In Pictures

After a lot of uncertainty due to Covid, the ancient tradition of the Burning of the Clavie in Burghead was able to take place tonight. Were you there?

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Red sky in the morning: People across north and north-east share stunning sunrise pictures

People lucky enough to live in the north and north-east of Scotland were marvelling at the sky this morning, as a magnificent sunrise lit it up in pink,

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Aberdeen ready to 'attack' the season to secure European qualification, says midfielder Dylan McGeouch

Aberdeen ready to 'attack' the season to secure European qualification, says midfielder Dylan McGeouch

Midfielder Dylan McGeouch warns Aberdeen aim to 'attack' the season to deliver European football. McGeouch insists the assault must begin tonight at

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What were the most popular baby names of 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011?

What were the most popular baby names of 1981, 1991, 2001 and 2011?

Giving a baby a name that will define them for their whole life is a huge responsibility, and can be the source of many disagreements for prospective

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'Bubble' burst: Flats plans for former Aberdeen oil HQ rejected

'Bubble' burst: Flats plans for former Aberdeen oil HQ rejected

Plans to build flats in the partly-demolished shell of a former Aberdeen oil headquarters have fallen at the first hurdle. Faro Properties' proposals for

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Nicola Sturgeon promises thousands of superfast broadband connections within six months

Nicola Sturgeon promises thousands of superfast broadband connections within six months

The first minister promised households across rural Scoland will have access to 4,000 new superfast broadband connections by the end of June, after being

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Aberdeenshire Council approves controversial changes to bin collections

Aberdeenshire Council approves controversial changes to bin collections

Aberdeenshire Council has approved controversial plans to send an additional bin to every household and only collect non-recyclable waste every three

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The Blue Lamp: Iconic venue serving up community spirit 73 years on

The Blue Lamp: Iconic venue serving up community spirit 73 years on

Hoovering the floor and re-stocking the fridges at The Blue Lamp are some of Lewis Brown’s most treasured childhood memories with his “legendary” grandad

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Athletics: Aberdeen sprinter Zoey Clark bids for Scottish indoor double

Athletics: Aberdeen sprinter Zoey Clark bids for Scottish indoor double

Olympic 400m relay runner Zoey Clark bids for double gold in this Saturday's 4J Scottish indoor championships at Glasgow's Emirates Arena. The Aberdeen

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Worried about eating that takeaway? Aberdeen nutritionist says you can enjoy your chips and still lose weight

Worried about eating that takeaway? Aberdeen nutritionist says you can enjoy your chips and still lose weight

An Aberdeen nutrition expert has penned a new book to empower people on their weight loss journey by busting popular diet myths. Graeme Tomlinson is on a

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John Deere remains the tractor brand of choice for UK farmers

John Deere remains the tractor brand of choice for UK farmers

John Deere remains the tractor brand of choice for UK farmers with green and yellow machines accounting for more than a quarter of all tractor sales. The

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Tilleys, Rayburns and dipping ink: Memories of a 1950s childhood in Sutherland

Tilleys, Rayburns and dipping ink: Memories of a 1950s childhood in Sutherland

“Acres of blindingly yellow gorse or broom in the spring, azure blue sea and sky in the summer and architecturally amazing snow drifts in the winter…

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Rothes planning for the future with extension quartet

Rothes planning for the future with extension quartet

Rothes manager Ross Jack is pleased to have secured four key players on new contracts. Midfielder Fraser Robertson has signed an extension to his deal

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Ross County in running for Ghanaian international defender Emmanuel Lomotey, say reports

Ross County in running for Ghanaian international defender Emmanuel Lomotey, say reports

Ghanaian international defender Emmanuel Lomotey in on Ross County boss Malky Mackay's radar, according to reports this morning. Fresh from beating

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Woodland cover increased by 41% over 70 years at Beinn Eighe

Woodland cover increased by 41% over 70 years at Beinn Eighe

Long-term tree planting has increased one of Scotland's most expansive areas of natural woodland by 41%, which will help combat climate change. According

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Experts predict £5 million price tag as former John Lewis Aberdeen set to hit market

Experts predict £5 million price tag as former John Lewis Aberdeen set to hit market

The former John Lewis department store in Aberdeen is set to go on the market. It is five months since John Lewis staff said an emotional farewell to the

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Commercial property: Aberdeen units sold overseas in £15m deal

Commercial property: Aberdeen units sold overseas in £15m deal

A pair of logistics units in Aberdeen have been sold to an overseas investor for about £15 million. They are on a nine-acre site to the south of the city,

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Chelsea Women boss Emma Hayes’ tenacity and success should inspire everyone involved in football, says Aberdeen co-manager Emma Hunter

Chelsea Women boss Emma Hayes’ tenacity and success should inspire everyone involved in football, says Aberdeen co-manager Emma Hunter

Aberdeen Women co-manager Emma Hunter has nothing but praise for her Chelsea Women counterpart, as the Blues' boss picked up the FIFA Best Coach award.

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Brechin's Jamie Bain has embraced playing in the Highland League

Brechin's Jamie Bain has embraced playing in the Highland League

Brechin City’s Jamie Bain has spoken glowingly of the standard in the Breedon Highland League after committing his future to the Hedgemen. The defender

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Moray councillors decide against forking out for a new survey aimed at tackling problems with gulls

Moray councillors decide against forking out for a new survey aimed at tackling problems with gulls

Gull-proof bins and a public education campaign will be introduced to help Moray communities rid themselves of a much-maligned menace. But nest and egg

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100 Years of Insulin: Elgin mum says insulin saved her life and encourages others to use new technology

100 Years of Insulin: Elgin mum says insulin saved her life and encourages others to use new technology

Heather Hagan was diagnosed with diabetes when she was just three-years-old. It came as a huge shock to her family, who faced the unenviable task of

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Politics Archives

The Press and Journal brings the latest political news, analysis and opinion on the breaking politics news from Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire, Scotland and the UK

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Regan Charles-Cook targeting Hampden glory with Ross County

Regan Charles-Cook targeting Hampden glory with Ross County

Regan Charles-Cook is dreaming of Hampden glory with Ross County this season. The Staggies begin their Scottish Cup campaign on Saturday when they make

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Jack Gurr leaves Aberdeen to join Sacramento Republic

Jack Gurr leaves Aberdeen to join Sacramento Republic

Jack Gurr has left Aberdeen to return to America with Sacramento Republic. Right back Gurr was brought to Pittodrie by manager Stephen Glass last summer,

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All you need to know about new smoke alarm regulations in Scotland

All you need to know about new smoke alarm regulations in Scotland

Laws forcing households to install interlinked smoke alarms across Scotland from February will not be delayed, the SNP Government announced. The

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Fry-ups and downs: The Pitstop breakfast bus on A96 put up for sale by retiring owner

Fry-ups and downs: The Pitstop breakfast bus on A96 put up for sale by retiring owner

After 24 years serving hungry customers, the owner of a popular north-east breakfast bus has decided to hang up his apron. Having acquired The Pitstop

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There's Something About Orkney: Another island chef is onto a winner

There's Something About Orkney: Another island chef is onto a winner

There is definitely something about those Orkney school chefs. Papdale Primary cook supervisor Ellie Newlands is in the running for a national award to

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Readers' letters: Good new use for old offices

Readers' letters: Good new use for old offices

It’s encouraging to read about a developer’s plans to convert a former Altens office block, Quattro House, into flats. This is a sensible and sustainable

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Where and when to see spectacular starling murmurations

Where and when to see spectacular starling murmurations

Time is running out to see one of Scotland's most "incredible natural spectacles" — the winter aerial acrobatics of starling flocks. The synchronised

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Review: Dine on the wild side on this East Lothian foodie adventure

Review: Dine on the wild side on this East Lothian foodie adventure

East Lothian has become somewhat of a foodie haven over the past few years with top restaurants and food and drink producers popping up across the region.

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Scottish dairy herd decline continues with 11 farmers quitting in 2021

Scottish dairy herd decline continues with 11 farmers quitting in 2021

The number of dairy herds in Scotland continues to decline with 11 farmers quitting the industry last year, however new herds started in the far north and

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Trialists in spotlight as Elgin City seek to bolster squad in time for Kelty Hearts clash

Trialists in spotlight as Elgin City seek to bolster squad in time for Kelty Hearts clash

Elgin City boss Gavin Price will run the rule over trialists on Thursday night – with two defenders and striker on his wanted list. The League 2 side, who

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Highland Council to consider 1% rent increase for council tenants

Highland Council to consider 1% rent increase for council tenants

Council tenants may be looking at a 1% rent increase come April, if Highland councillors vote it through tomorrow. The council's housing and property

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NHS Grampian records more than 1,000 new positive Covid cases

NHS Grampian records more than 1,000 new positive Covid cases

NHS Grampian has recorded more than 1,000 positive Covid cases in the last 24 hours. According to the latest Scottish Government statistics, the health

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'In the name of God, go!' How stunned Boris Johnson was told to quit by MPs in every party

Boris Johnson was visibly shocked when former Tory Brexit secretary David Davis begged him to quit over the Westminster party scandal in a bruising Prime

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A man has been taken to hospital after his car overturned near Muir of Ord. Poli [...]

A man has been taken to hospital after his car overturned near Muir of Ord. Poli [...]

A man has been taken to hospital after his car overturned near Muir of Ord. Police, fire and ambulance crews were called to the A832 Cromarty to Ullapool

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Moray MSP asks Hermes chief executive for an explanation following reports of missing parcels

Moray MSP asks Hermes chief executive for an explanation following reports of missing parcels

Moray MSP Richard Lochhead has written to the chief executive of Hermes following a raft of complaints about delivery delays. One constituent told Mr

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Mr Bronson was the terrifying teacher from Grange Hill who went to school in Aberdeen

Mr Bronson was the terrifying teacher from Grange Hill who went to school in Aberdeen

Everyone stood still when he bellowed: “You, boy!” Michael Sheard struck terror into the hearts of pupils in TV’s Grange Hill in the 1980s as the tyrant

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Watch as 'desperate' otter cub scampers up to dog walkers after crying for help overnight

Watch as 'desperate' otter cub scampers up to dog walkers after crying for help overnight

The unbelievable moment a wild otter cub approached a family on the Isle of Whalsay has been captured on video. The female cub, believed to have lost its

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Highland leisure businesses urged to apply for Omicron support grant

Highland leisure businesses urged to apply for Omicron support grant

Leisure businesses in the Highlands are being encouraged to apply for financial grants to help offset the impact of the Omicron-based restrictions.

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Councillors warn planners not to forget rural drivers as regeneration plans for six Moray towns go out for consultation

Councillors warn planners not to forget rural drivers as regeneration plans for six Moray towns go out for consultation

Parking must be retained for people living in rural areas if communities are to be regenerated and inclusive. That was the message from some councillors

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DOUGLAS ROSS: Court ruling proves oil and gas death knell is premature

DOUGLAS ROSS: Court ruling proves oil and gas death knell is premature

It's been a tough few months for those working in Scotland’s oil and gas industry - but yesterday they finally received some good news. The decision by

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Scottish SPCA say snake seen in Inverness park may be an escaped domestic pet

Scottish SPCA say snake seen in Inverness park may be an escaped domestic pet

The Scottish SPCA has said a snake witnessed in an Inverness park may be a domestic pet that has escaped. After a mum raised the alarm on Monday evening,

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Aberdeen draw 1-1 with Premiership leaders Rangers but still left frustrated at referee call

Aberdeen draw 1-1 with Premiership leaders Rangers but still left frustrated at referee call

Aberdeen served notice that they aim to be on the rise in 2022 by holding Premiership leaders Rangers to a 1-1 draw. There will be a a sense of

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Hospitality industry can 'get back up and running' as First Minister announces easing of restrictions

Hospitality industry can 'get back up and running' as First Minister announces easing of restrictions

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon today announced the lifting of several restrictions that were having a detrimental impact on the hospitality industry.

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Inverness flat party ends in 'extremely violent' attempted murder

Inverness flat party ends in 'extremely violent' attempted murder

A man was almost killed in a sustained and violent attack after he asked a group of people to leave his house they had been partying for two days. Gary

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5 north and north-east bakers and butchers recognised in top Scotch pie awards

5 north and north-east bakers and butchers recognised in top Scotch pie awards

Five bakers and butchers from across the north and north-east have been recognised in the World Championship Scotch Pie Awards 2022. Businesses from up

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Billy Dodds needs funds to bolster squad for title shot, says Caley Jags legend Ross Tokely

Billy Dodds needs funds to bolster squad for title shot, says Caley Jags legend Ross Tokely

Ross Tokely hopes the Caley Thistle board free up funds to give head coach Billy Dodds a helping hand in the winter transfer window. The Inverness legend

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Builder caught while more than four times the drink-drive limit on Christmas Eve

Builder caught while more than four times the drink-drive limit on Christmas Eve

A driver has been banned from the roads after he was caught while more than four times the drink-drive limit on Christmas Eve. Vladut Hostina, 27,

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Plans for 15 parking bays at Hopeman rejected because of environmental concerns

Plans for 15 parking bays at Hopeman rejected because of environmental concerns

Proposals to add 15 parking bays near a sports pavilion in a Moray coastal village have been rejected. Moray Council submitted an application for spaces

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The 5 changes you need to know as Nicola Sturgeon lifts emergency Covid rules

The 5 changes you need to know as Nicola Sturgeon lifts emergency Covid rules

Nicola Sturgeon further eased Covid rules with restrictions on pubs scrapped, a return to indoor sports and household socialising guidance relaxed. The

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Applause for return of live theatre and shows in north and north-east as Covid restrictions eased

Applause for return of live theatre and shows in north and north-east as Covid restrictions eased

The easing of Covid restrictions and the return of live theatre and music from Monday has been welcomed by arts organisations in the north-east and north.

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Storm Arwen: Scottish Power boss admits communication errors as households left in dark

Storm Arwen: Scottish Power boss admits communication errors as households left in dark

An energy firm boss revealed he is "disappointed" customers were given inaccurate deadlines for getting electricity and gas restored after the devastation

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Live updates as Nicola Sturgeon gives Covid statement to parliament

Live updates as Nicola Sturgeon gives Covid statement to parliament

Follow our live blog for all the latest updates from Nicola Sturgeon's Covid update at Holyrood.

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Lifeboat station in Leverburgh saved from closure

Lifeboat station in Leverburgh saved from closure

A new lifeboat will be stationed at Leverburgh on Harris for the first time in two years after struggling to retain crew for life-saving operations. RNLI

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Willie Miller: Aberdeen must believe they will beat league leaders Rangers

Willie Miller: Aberdeen must believe they will beat league leaders Rangers

Aberdeen must believe they can defeat Premiership leaders Rangers at Pittodrie tonight. If they go into the match with that positive mindset, Aberdeen can

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Daughter's tribute to Banks O' Dee FC stalwart Tom Ewan, 75

Daughter's tribute to Banks O' Dee FC stalwart Tom Ewan, 75

For three decades there hasn't been a Banks O' Dee Football Club without Tom Ewan. The 75-year-old Fittie-born football fan went from weekend supporter to

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Governments unite to deliver UK-wide fishing policy

Governments unite to deliver UK-wide fishing policy

The UK Government and devolved administrations have set out their "shared vision" for a sustainable fishing industry. The joint fisheries statement (JFS)

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Cove Rangers defender Morgyn Neill putting friendship with Chris Cadden aside in Scottish Cup tie with Hibernian

Cove Rangers defender Morgyn Neill putting friendship with Chris Cadden aside in Scottish Cup tie with Hibernian

Cove Rangers defender Morgyn Neill and Chris Cadden grew up together in the Motherwell academy and may well be at each other's weddings. But when Cove

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Lossiemouth increase attacking options with addition of Elgin loan pair

Lossiemouth increase attacking options with addition of Elgin loan pair

Lossiemouth manager Joe Russell is pleased to have added to his attacking options with two loan additions from Elgin City. Teenagers Max Taylor and Alek

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Scotland's jobs market shakes off Omicron but raises chance of interest rate increase

Scotland's jobs market shakes off Omicron but raises chance of interest rate increase

Scotland's jobs market improved last month despite the spread of the Omicron virus and restrictions imposed to prevent its spread. All regions are now

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Injured crewman on North Sea rig taken to hospital by helicopter

Injured crewman on North Sea rig taken to hospital by helicopter

A crewman who was injured on a North Sea rig has been taken to hospital on an early-morning helicopter flight. Shetland coastguard's Rescue 900 flew to

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Southampton defender Kayne Ramsay cool about handling Scottish Premiership heat at Ross County

Southampton defender Kayne Ramsay cool about handling Scottish Premiership heat at Ross County

Forward-thinking defender Kayne Ramsay is confident he can continue his football education – but also cope with the cut and thrust of the Scottish

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Clach boss Jordan MacDonald pleased to keep Caley Thistle loanees

Clach boss Jordan MacDonald pleased to keep Caley Thistle loanees

Clachnacuddin manager Jordan MacDonald is thrilled loanees Harry Nicolson and Robbie Thompson will be remaining at Grant Street Park. The Inverness Caley

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Paul Young glad to help Fraserburgh to victory after isolation

Paul Young glad to help Fraserburgh to victory after isolation

Paul Young was pleased to help Fraserburgh to victory against Inverurie Locos on his return from isolation. The midfielder had tested positive for

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