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Shire business praised by MSP

An award-winning Aberdeenshire business has been praised by the local MSP for its achievements in international trade and the firm’s commitment to youth employment.

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Finance Secretary Derek Mackay made a statement on business rates to MSPs

Business rate rises capped

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has announced measures to help North-east firms facing massive business rate rises.

Business
BEAR Scotland’s ‘Sir Andy Flurry’, Gritallica’ and ‘Ready, Spready, GO’ gritters get set to tackle wintery conditions!

BEAR Scotland’s ‘Sir Andy Flurry’, Gritallica’ and ‘Ready, Spready, GO’ gritters get set to tackle wintery conditions!

With cold and wintry conditions forecast for the North East, BEAR Scotland are at the ready with their aptly named gritters.

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The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Scottish economy has seen an increase in growth courtesy of champions of the great outdoors, The Caravan Club. Members of The Club spent a huge £37 million off-site when in the region in 2016 – an increase of £2 million compared to £35 million in 2015.

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The indoor trampoline arena would be located at the former Andersons of Inverurie storage unit

Step forward for trampoline centre

Councillors at the Garioch Area Committee have given the go-ahead to change the use of an Inverurie storage building to a trampoline arena.

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Rebecca Carr opened her own hair salon in Kintore in February last year

London Fashion Week for Rebecca

A local hairdresser is celebrating success in qualifying to work at London Fashion Week as her salon reaches its first birthday milestone.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Scottish history sparks tourism rise

Scotland is capitalising on the booming demand from international tourists who wish to explore the country’s history and heritage, Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop revealed today.

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Food and beverage manager James Forbes with chef Victor Garcia and general manager Graham Fryers

VisitScotland award for the Porterhouse

Porterhouse Steakhouse & Coffee Bar, based at Thainstone Centre, has recently received the Taste Our Best award from VisitScotland.

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Elevator Awards 2017 launch.

Pictured (l to r): Professor Gary McEwan, Mark Williams, Russell Whyte with P7 pupils from Kaimhill Primary, Dylan Clark, Amber Ritchie and Sam Byres 

Picture by Michal Wachucik / Abermedia.

Businesses celebrate launch of Elevator Awards 2017

Entrepreneurs and business leaders from throughout the North-east are being invited to enter the biggest celebration of the region’s achievements with the launch of the 17th annual Elevator Awards.

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Murray Kerr, managing director of SengS

Meet the Entrepreneur event aims to inspire

The founder and managing director of engineering services firm SengS will speak at an event aimed to inspire the next generation of north-east entrepreneurs.

Business
Mike Rumbles MSP

MSP urges Scotrail to improve access

Mike Rumbles MSP has called on Scotrail to improve disabled access at Insch Railway Station.

Transport
Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing.

Crab and lobster conservation measures

Scottish shellfish are to be given additional protection through new conservation measures announced by Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing today.

Business
BEAR Scotland

Work to begin on the Upperboat Overbridge

Maintenance improvements worth £80,000 are scheduled to take place on the Upperboat Overbridge at Inverurie next week.

Transport
Mackie's delicious chocolate ice cream

Cream of the crop required for sweet job

A dream opportunity awaits an ice cream enthusiast – as one of Scotland’s top food brands begins the hunt for the manager of its flagship ice cream parlour.

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John Davidson of Davidson Specialist Butchers

Butchers celebrate award success

An Inverurie butcher has won a gold award for Scotland’s other national pudding – the White, or Mealie as it is known as in these quarters.

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NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

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Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have today been revealed by the Government.

Business
Michael Bauman has been appointed General Manager of Pittodrie House Hotel

Key appointment at Pittodrie House Hotel

Leading international hotel operator Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of a key member of staff to oversee its flagship Aberdeenshire property.

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