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Fundraising drive to put Rob Roy back on the rock

The historic Rob Roy Bridge at Peterculter has reopened, however the famous statue of the outlaw has not returned in time for the opening as it is damaged beyond repair.

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Stuart Donaldson MP visited the Old Royal Station in Ballater

MP says Ballater is on track to ‘bounce back’

Stuart Donaldson MP believes the £3 million redevelopment of the Old Royal Station in Ballater can be a catalyst in revitalising the village.

Transport
Historic Rob Roy Bridge to reopen

Historic Rob Roy Bridge to reopen

The historic Rob Roy bridge at Peterculter is to re-open after £530,000 worth of reconstruction work.

Transport
Campaigners set sights on saving ATM in Aboyne

Campaigners set sights on saving ATM in Aboyne

Campaigners fighting to keep the Clydesdale Bank in Aboyne are now focused on saving the ATM - after the bank refused to overturn plans to close their Ballater Road branch.

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POST OFFICE WITHIN SAFEWAY, GYLE SHOPPING CENTRE

New home for Alford Post Office gets stamp of approval

The Post Office is opening a new local service in Alford.

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Pictured, left to right, are: Chris Parry, geophysicist TEPUK; Brooke the horse from HBUK; Louise Cook, HR Aasistant TEPUK; Jay Hare from HBUK; Bruce Lawson, SHE director TEPUK; and Shiju Joseph, geophysicist TEP UK.

Total team donates to Horseback UK

Deeside charity Horseback UK has received a cash boost thanks to a team from an energy company.

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Banchory Academy pupils at the business brunch.

Banchory pupils take part in business breakfast

Young people from seven Aberdeenshire schools had the opportunity to engage with local businesses at the Beach Ballroom in Aberdeen.

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Clydesdale Bank Aboyne branch

Meeting to discuss withdrawal of Clydesdale Bank’s Aboyne branch

A meeting is set to be held today at the Clydesdale Bank in Aboyne following a campaign to save the branch from closure.

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Banchory hotel finalist in the Scottish Wedding Awards 2017

Banchory hotel finalist in the Scottish Wedding Awards 2017

A hotel in Banchory has been selected as finalist in the Scottish Wedding Awards 2017.

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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.

Transport
Chap Group has withdrawn plans for Park Quarry

Kincluny village plans withdrawn

Community leaders have welcomed the withdrawal of plans for a new village in Lower Deeside.

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Aberdeenshire Provost Hamish Vernal marked the start of the project by cutting the first turf with a ceremonial spade and wheelbarrow used to start the construction of Ballater Railway Station by the Great North of Scotland Railway Company in 1865. Photograph courtesy of: Aberdeenshire Council.

Redevelopment of Ballater Old Royal Station starts

The first turf was cut today (Wednesday) on a project to reinstate Ballater’s popular Old Royal Station, destroyed by fire nearly two years ago.

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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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Bert McIntosh is facing a quadrupling of his business rates

Fury mounts over business rates rise

A leading Deeside businessman is prepared to take his fight against crippling rates rises to Holyrood.

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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.

Business
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay is meeting business leaders in the North-east

Nearly 2000 sign business rates petition

Nearly 2,000 people have signed an online petition in the last two days objecting to massive increases to business rates affecting companies in the North-east.

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The petition was launched in Aboyne on Saturday

Campaign launched to save bank

A major campaign is under way on Deeside to save the Clydesdale Bank in Aboyne.

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Newly-elected chair of NFU Scotlands North East Region Davie Winton, centre, and regional manager Lorna Paterson present outgoing chair Roddy Catto with a painting to mark his three years in charge of the region

Aboyne farmer is new NFU Scotland regional chairman

NFU Scotland’s North East region has a new chairman.

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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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