Countdown clock ticks down to closing date in Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards

A world-renowned brewery, a former prison and a coastal glamping site – three very different venues which judges in the Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards (ACSTA) say reflect the vibrant and diverse visitor offering across the region.

Stephen Gow, general manager of The Chester Hotel in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen hotel wins North East Scotland Hotel Restaurant of the Year Award

Aberdeen’s luxury venue The Chester Hotel has been named North East of Scotland Hotel Restaurant of the Year.

Keith Brown at the launch of the GoNorthEast campaign

Community events to mark bypass opening

A weekend of community events will be held to mark the opening of the Aberdeen bypass.

Ola Oils director James Ogg

Firm marks a decade of success

A local family-owned business has marked its tenth year of operations by re-launching its award-winning oils.

Company founders Neil and Katie Sime

Distillery celebrates one year of business

A local family-run, micro distillery that produces premium, handcrafted spirits, inspired by the local landscape and Aberdeenshire’s prehistoric past, is celebrating one year in business.

Ailsa Anderson, Victoria Withy IBA Chairperson and Debbie Anderson

AGM for Inverurie Business Association

The Inverurie Business Association (IBA) held its Annual General Meeting on Thursday, May 25 at the Garioch Heritage Centre.

Haddo House & Country Park was the winner of Best Family Attraction

Best local family-friendly businesses awarded at ceremony

A north east magazine announced the winners of the 2018 Raring2go! Awards at the Awards Morning Tea event at Aberdeen Science Centre recently.

Gordon MP Colin Clark

MP highlights “damaging” impact of rates rises on high street

Gordon MP Colin Clark has highlighted the “damaging” impact that business rates rises are having on the Scottish high street.

The new Cotton Traders and Pavers store in Inverurie

Retailers join forces to bring new shopping experience to Inverurie

British leisurewear specialist, Cotton Traders, has joined forces with renowned footwear retailer, Pavers, to bring a new concept store to the Inverurie retail park.

Traffic Commissioner

Two year ban for Newmachar transport firm

A Newmachar transport firm contracted to work on the Aberdeen bypass will be banned from running vehicles at the end of this month, Scotland’s Traffic Commissioner has concluded.
Colin Clark MP on his recent visit to Elevator

MP commends support for entrepreneurs

Social enterprise Elevator has been commended by Gordon MP, Colin Clark, for its dedicated support to aspiring entrepreneurs and business owners during a recent visit.

Sarah-Louise Hay and David Smith

New appointments at north east legal firm

A leading north-east legal firm has been bolstered by two new appointments, signalling growth in their Property and Financial Service teams.

The Gin Cooperative

Couple launch new gin business

A husband and wife team from Oyne have created a new business aimed at promoting Scottish Gin.

Scott McBain with his branded taxi

Cabbies take ice cream 'Knowledge Test'

Taxi drivers are famed for passing the notoriously difficult ‘Knowledge’ test but a north east firm has provided an unconventional twist on the age-old exam.
Be vigilant as surface dressing gets underway across the Shire

Be vigilant as surface dressing gets underway across the Shire

Aberdeenshire Council’s summer programme of surface dressing works is now underway across the area and motorists are being warned of the risks of loose chips on newly dressed roads.

rora dairy's yogurts will soon be in local Morrisons stores

Supermarket support for local dairy

A premium yogurt made at Longside has been named as one of the ‘Nation’s Local Foodmakers’ by supermarket giant Morrisons.

Reflecting the challenging year for the sector, figures also reveal a 14.4% drop in total sales (domestic and international combined) for the year

Scotland’s oil and gas sector sustains strong international reputation

International activity from Scotland’s oil and gas supply chain expanded to account for almost 55% of the industry’s total sales during 2016/17.

Dave Acton and Eddie Moore of Motive FZC with Graeme Chalmers of Flowline Specialists FZE

UAE divisions of NE firms sign partnership agreement

The Middle East divisions of two Scottish energy equipment manufacturers and service providers have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) that will see them collaborate on a number of projects in the region.

Poundworld in Falkirk High Street.

Poundworld to close around 100 stores

Discount chain Poundworld is pursuing a restructuring plan that could see it shut around a third of its stores, putting more than 1500 jobs in doubt.

The new driveway at Thainstone House

Guests celebrate hotel driveway work

Thainstone House in Inverurie showcased its newly resurfaced driveway with a special event for taxi drivers last week.

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