Peter Chapman MSP quits front bench role over shares 'oversight'

North East MSP Peter Chapman has resigned from his front bench role at Holyrood after it emerged he used his position to lobby on behalf of a firm he owns shares in.
The GMB Union says the pay offer will widen the gap between the highest and lowest paid council workers.

Scottish council workers urged to reject ‘unfair’ pay offer

Council workers across Scotland are being urged to reject an “unfair and unacceptable” pay offer.

Gordon MP Colin Clark pledges his support

MP backs shock collar ban

Gordon MP Colin Clark attended a drop in event at the House of Commons recently to pledge his support to help ban the use and sale of electric shock collars.

Ashley Highfield

MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

The First Minister will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow t mark 100 years of women's suffrage.

Debate to mark 100 years of women’s suffrage

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon will lead a debate in the Scottish Parliament tomorrow (Tuesday) to celebrate the centenary of women having the right to vote in the UK.

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.

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.

Education Secretary 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.

A shot from last year's Christmas light switch on

Xmas light charge a ‘travesty’

Two local councillors have spoken out against proposals by Aberdeenshire Council to charge community groups for the cost of electricity used by Christmas light displays.

Council officers Audrey Hendry, Iain Bell and Margaret Kahn are pictured with Stephen MacGregor from the Scottish Government, Skene School head teacher Amanda Hampton and Jackie Bird who presented the award.

Award for recruitment scheme

An innovative Aberdeenshire Council scheme which encourages people to become teachers has received a major award at a recent ceremony.

Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate Lesley Berry takes to the podium following her election win

New Inverurie & District councillor elected

Conservative candidate Lesley Berry has been chosen as the new Aberdeenshire councillor for Inverurie and District.

East Garioch councillor Martin Ford

Bid to end 11-year wait for play park

Two planning enforcement notices have been served by Aberdeenshire Council on Avant Homes in respect of the former Kingseat Hospital development near Newmachar.

Aberdeenshire Council

Inverurie & District by-election approaches

A by-election for an Aberdeenshire Council vacancy in the Inverurie and District Ward will take place on Thursday (October 12).

Colin Clark MP with Peter Clark and Flora Watson, Senior Charge Nurse at Roxburghe House

MP donates salary to charities

MP for Gordon, Colin Clark, has handed over his council salary to two local causes.

Alex Salmond on the Edinburgh Fringe stage

Curtain call on ex-First Minister’s Fringe show

Following a run of 19 sold-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Alex Salmond is refusing to rule out an early return to the stage.

The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

Mr Bowie said a similar celebration had proved a great success when the new roadbridge over the Forth was finished.

MP calls for open day on completed AWPR

A North East MP has called for the Aberdeen bypass to be opened up to pedestrians and cyclists for a day before it opens to traffic to emulate an event to mark the completion of the Queensferry Crossing.

Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin

App guidance to be issued

Guidance will be issued to schools across Aberdeenshire after a new social media app feature was introduced which enables users to show their exact locations.

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