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Photography Exhibition at Acorn Centre

Two local photographers have come together to stage a new exhibition of images at Inverurie Acorn Centre.

Foodbank Manager Jeannie Price with the 1st Inverurie Boys Brigade and their foodbank donations

Challenge success for group

The 1st Inverurie Boys’ Brigade are putting all of their efforts into a special challenge to mark the centenary of their section by helping those in need.

Justice Secretary Michael Matheson launches the Festive Drink Drive campaign with Deputy Chief Constable Iain Livingstone. 

Picture by Chris James.

Festive drink driving campaign warns ‘just one’ drink is one too many

Drivers in Scotland are being reminded that there is zero tolerance for ‘just one’ drink before driving.

The snow has been causing disruption throughout the North-east

Snow causes disruption in N-east

Snow and ice have been causing major problems in the North-east.

Bear Scotland

BEAR Scotland preparing for Storm Caroline

BEAR Scotland’s resources are prepared to assist in dealing with the “Storm Caroline” conditions with winds of up to 90mph forecast.


Udny shines bright for Anchor of Light

Hundreds of people from across the region gathered together at the weekend to create a symbol of hope, strength and solidarity against cancer.

Academy pupils with representatives from local businesses

Business Breakfast for Inverurie pupils

Inverurie Academy pupils attended a Business Breakfast event at Thainstone House Hotel last Wednesday.

Inverurie officers with campaign partners Lisa Godini, Alison Hay, Graeme Benson, Mike Ogg, Richard Jessiman, and Murray Cox from the Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Festive policing operation launched

Police and partners in Aberdeenshire launched the highly successful ‘Safer Streets’ festive policing campaign in Inverurie today (Wednesday).

Police Scotland

Drivers charged during festive patrols

Ten people were charged with alleged drink-driving offences at the weekend across the North East during high-visibility patrols on Scotland's roads to deter and tackle festive drink-driving.

The Band of the Royal Regiment with some of the school musicians

Special performance for pupils

Pupils from academies across Aberdeenshire performed alongside the Band of the Royal Regiment at Meldrum Academy last month.

Driving examiners will strike today and tomorrow.

Driving examiners strike over new tests dispute

Hundreds of driving tests across Scotland today (Monday) and tomorrow have been cancelled due to strike action by examiners over the new test and working patterns.

Colin Clark MP with local volunteers Tim Deegan and Marlene Mitchell

MP lends a hand at food bank collection

Gordon MP Colin Clark took time out on Saturday to volunteer during a collection for the Trussell Trust foodbank.

Scottish Conservative Shadow Secretary for Rural Economy Peter Chapman

Price cut a “significant blow” for dairy farmers

Dairy farmers in the north-east have been dealt a “significant blow” with news of a cut in prices paid by Muller Milk, Scottish Conservative Shadow Secretary for Rural Economy Peter Chapman said today.

BrewDogs brewery tour was named Best Visitor Attraction

Awards success for firms

A number of local firms have been named as winners at the recent Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards.

The councils team of more than 210 staff and over 100 vehicles are geared up to provide support to ensure the regions residents can travel and operate as freely as possible through potentially challenging conditions.

Winter roads programme to keep Aberdeenshire on track

Aberdeenshire residents are being reassured that the local authority is ready to tackle whatever problems winter may throw at the area’s roads network this year.

The St Andrews Day Parade

Town gets into festive spirit

Inverurie Town Centre came to a stand still on Sunday, November 26 as over 400 people took part in the St Andrew’s Day Parade.

Mid Formartine councillor Andrew Hassan

Councillor to hold surgery for pupils

Mid Formartine councillor Andrew Hassan is to hold his latest Surgery at Meldrum Academy during the school lunch hour next week.

Deputy First Minister John Swinney.

Independent panel to oversee named person service

An independent panel is being set up to provide expert advice to ensure the Scottish Government’s named person service is workable.

Colin Clark MP

UNISON members call on MPs to support pay campaign

Members of Aberdeenshire UNISON have delivered postcards to a north east MP today calling on him to support a decent pay rise for public service workers, as part of UNISON’s Pay Up Now! Campaign.

It's been claimed North-east communities are "living in fear" of a Storm Frank repeat

Warning of flood threat for Kemnay

The Scottish Government has been warned that urgent action is needed to protect Kemnay from a repeat of Storm Frank.

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