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Deeside dig unearths exciting new ‘finds’

A dig on Deeside has uncovered exciting new evidence of prehistoric Aberdeenshire.

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L-R Scott Fraser, Scottish Waters Scottish Waters corporate affairs regional manager; Bruce Ritchie, head of business operations and visitor experience at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo; Abi Walker waste water treatment modern apprentice.

Launch of new 3P’s campaign

Scottish Water has teamed up with Edinburgh’s famous penguins to raise public awareness of its new 3P’s campaign and prevent toilet and sewer blockages.

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Assessing young fish numbers on the River Dee

Brighter prospects for Dee fish numbers

Who on Deeside can forget the events of December, 2015, when the Dee valley experienced the most devastating flood in its history?

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Buy-out plan for Estate passes target

Buy-out plan for Estate passes target

A JustGiving crowdfunding page to help pay for a community buy-out of the Cairngorn Estate, including the skiing and furnicular railway infrastructure has passed its fundraising target.

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Pictured (left to right) are Lukas Ruiter, friend and motorcyclist Ron Knoops wiht Duncan McKenize at the Kildrummy Inn.

Dutch riders donate to Wildcat Action

A Dutch motorcycle tour operator has fallen so in love with Scotland and its endangered wildcat that the company and its clients have donated a massive £1,000 to Scottish Wildcat Action (SWA).

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Gardeners should look out for an impressive autumnal emergence of species such as Comma, Red Admiral and Speckled Wood in the coming weeks.

Can autumn offer a butterfly boost?

Gardeners are being asked to look out for butterflies this autumn after species struggled during the cold and wet summer holiday season.

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Haugh Park in Fife was among the 2017 Scottish award winners. Pic: Katrina Johnstone.

Vote for your favourite Scottish park

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, is encouraging members of the public to vote for their favourite Scottish Green Flag Award park as part of a UK-wide competition.

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Calluna disappeared in suspicious circumstances north of Ballater on August 12. Pic: NTS staff.

More concerns raised about missing hen harrier

The National Trust for Scotland has echoed concerns about the unexplained disappearance of a satellite-tagged hen harrier in the Cairngorms National Park.

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Calluna was tagged earlier this summer. Picture: RSPB Scotland

Young hen harrier vanishes on Deeside

A young tagged hen harrier has gone missing on Deeside.

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Appeal for information about female hen harrier Calluna.

Appeal for information after young hen harrier’s disappearance

RSPB Scotland has issued an appeal for information after a young hen harrier disappeared on an Aberdeenshire grouse moor.

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Environment Minister, Roseanna Cunningham is encouraging people to recycle more. Pic: Michael Gillen.

Businesses urged to be ‘Waste Warriors’

Zero Waste Scotland is calling on local authorities, businesses and organisations to sign up and join its Recycle Week army of ambassadors in a bid to get people to recycle more.

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Kevin Stewart joins Rachael Gifford, Leon Kinsman, Ben Ramsey and Kyle Mcinnes from Newtongrange Silver Band

Funding boost for Scottish mining towns

An organisation which supports former mining towns and villages has been awarded £800,000.

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Experts are issuing advice as wasps emerge this autumn.

Take action to prevent wasps having an autumn sugar rush

Wasp figures could be set to rise after the mixed summer weather created a delay in their usual pattern of emergence.

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People are urged to sign up for the Great British Beach Clean.

Sign up for the Great British Beach Clean

A leading marine charity is looking for volunteers to get on board with the UK’s biggest beach clean event.

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Trainees at work on the tree project on the  Balmoral Estate

Trainees have key role in tree project

A group of trainees is helping to establish trees in an important habitat project in Upper Deeside.

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