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Aboyne FP to study for Masters in Law in Boston

A former Aboyne Academy pupil, who was encouraged to go to university after gaining an HND in Legal Services at North East Scotland College, graduates with her second degree from Robert Gordon University this week before heading to Boston to study for her Masters in Law.

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Skills Development Scotland (SDS) is opening its exam results helpline once again on Tuesday, August 8.

Helpline to open again next month for pupils waiting on exam results

Pupils across the country will be on tenterhooks next month as they anticipate their exam results.

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Tarland School band Treble Frets - left to right, are Freya Baikie, Elise Beattie, Alisa Smith, James Davies, Finn OReilly McLean, Zach Laing, Caleb Broere and Eilidh Longino.

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Tarland School band Treble Frets wowed the audience with their final school performance on the last day of term.

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CALA Homes has teamed up with Scotmid Co-operative Bieldside to offer a local green-fingered playgroup the chance to choose healthy snacks and grow their own vegetables. Following a successful application for a Scotmid community grant, Cults Playgroup received vouchers to allow the youngsters to buy healthy daytime snacks from their local store in Bieldside. CALA donated gardening tools including spades, trowels, rakes, watering cans and gloves to the playgroup, as well as an insect sculpture hotel and wildlife attracting seeds.

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CALA Homes has teamed up with Scotmid Co-operative Bieldside to offer a local green-fingered playgroup the chance to choose healthy snacks and grow their own vegetables.

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Aberdeenshire Council has been discussing the school's future

Strachan School to be mothballed

A small primary near Banchory is to be mothballed.

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A proud moment for Braemar Primary school teachers and pupils

Wildlife award for pupils

A Deeside school has won an award for an innovative wildlife project.

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Hill of Banchory School

Five schools face repairs due to wall ‘defects’

Five Aberdeenshire schools - including one in Banchory - have been found to have structural defects similar to those in Edinburgh, which resulted in 17 closures last year.

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Dr Natalie Coull with the training tool

Cybercrime game helps train 100 officers

An innovative game co-developed by Abertay University to train police in handling digital evidence has been live tested by almost 100 officers.

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The festivals Early Years and Primary Programme and the Activity Weekend will take place at RGU at Garthdee

Techfest programme expands to RGU

Aberdeen’s annual science festival TechFest has launched its most exciting and ambitious programme yet for nursery and school pupils, including a new home in bigger premises at Robert Gordon University.

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Aboyne S3 pupils learn about the forestry industry

Aboyne Academy pupils see the forestry industry in Deeside at work

Pupils from Aboyne Academy have paid a visit to Glen Tanar’s ancient pine forests.

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Maria is fundraising for the trip

Aboyne Academy pupil prepares for a year in Chile

An Aboyne Academy pupil is making plans to spend a year carrying out voluntary work in Chile.

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Ewelina Bronk-Myszk, left, and Silvia Fiddes with daughter Seileach Alba

Mums seek improved playpark

A group of young mothers have joined forces to raise money to give Lumphanan playpark a new look.

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Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

Pupils log masses of miles in 2017 Big Pedal

More than 306,000 miles by bike or scooter, have been logged by Scots school pupils during Sustrans’ Big Pedal challenge in March.

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The school has received a �635 donation towards books

Book donation for Cults school

Cults Primary School has received a £635 donation which will be used to purchase new books for its library.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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The community hand-over was marked at a ceremony at Craigievar Castle

Community takes over kitchen garden

Pupils from a rural Aberdeenshire school are preparing to play an important part in caring for their local heritage.

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College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturers vote to strike

College lecturer members of the Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) – the country’s largest union for teachers and lecturers – have overwhelmingly backed strike action in a dispute over broken fair pay promises.

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Paul de Leeuw, Director of RGUs Oil and Gas Institute.

RGU launches new online learning portal for oil and gas industry

Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new set of online short courses to help professional development and address skills needs within the oil and gas industry.

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Echt School Community Group are pictured with the FairActive award they received.

Fairtrade award for Echt Primary School

Echt School Community Group has received a FairActive award.

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‘Stop taxing children’ says North-east nursery owner

‘Stop taxing children’ says North-east nursery owner

Stop taxing children - this is the message from one nursery owner in Donside who announced they are closing one of their facilities and blaming rising business rates and costs.

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