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Banchory set to retain Deeside ‘tag’

Campaigners have welcomed revised proposals which would see Banchory remain in Deeside under the Boundary Commission for Scotland’s changes.

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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.

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Aberdeenshire West MSP Alexander Burnett

MSP facing parliamen-tary questi-ons ban

A North-east MSP faces being banned from asking parliamentary questions for two weeks.

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Gillian Martin MSP on a visit to NESCoL recently.

MSP launches film project

An MSP has launched a collaborative project for students at college in the North East to create a film around the dangers of social media including sexting and revenge porn.

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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.

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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.

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Andrew Bowie took the West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine seat from the SNP's Stuart Donaldson.

MPs elected to represent Aberdeenshire’s three constituencies

The MPs who will represent Aberdeenshire’s three UK Parliament constituencies have been confirmed.

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Tory candidate Andrew Bowie

General Election: Great reception for Tory candidate

The Scottish Conservative candidate for West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine has said that he has received a great reception from voters in the constituency.

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SNP candidate Stuart Donaldson

General Election: SNP candidate reckons result will be close

West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine SNP candidate, Stuart Donaldson, has spoken to us at the AECC count.

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Houses of Parliament

It’s decision time

Voters in West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine will go to the polls today to decide who will represent them at Westminster.

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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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Councillor Martin Ford is looking forward to working with Cllr Johnston again to seek improvements to theCouncil anditspolicies.

Democratic Independent and Green Group reformed

Aberdeenshire councillors Paul Johnston (Democratic Independent) and Martin Ford (Green) have announced that they are reforming the Democratic Independent and Green Group (DIGG).

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Councillor Peter Argyle has been elected Liberal Democrat group leader

Shire Lib Dems elect new leader

The Liberal Democrat group on Aberdeenshire Council has a new leader.

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Aberdeenshire Council's Woodhill House headquarters.

Council talks continue

Talks are continuing over who will form the new administration at Aberdeenshire Council.

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Poitical groups are meeting in an attempt to reach a coalition deal for Aberdeenshire

Meetings over new council

Political groups are meeting this weekend in a bid to form a new admininstration in Aberdeenshire.

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The first meeting of the new council is due to take place on Thursday, May 18, when key councillor roles will be decided.

70 councillors elected to form new Aberdeenshire Council

The 70 councillors who will form the next five-year term of Aberdeenshire Council have been elected, following the counting of thousands of votes this morning.

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Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Why the pensions ‘triple lock’ has become a key general election issue

Jonquil Lowe is Senior lecturer in economics and personal finance at The Open University.

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