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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.

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Councillor Peter Argyle selected to stand again

Councillor Peter Argyle selected to stand again

Councillor Peter Argyle has been chosen by the Scottish Liberal Democrats as a candidate for the local authority elections in May.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon announced the funding during a visit to South Lanarkshire.

£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Aberdeenshire Council

Council agrees its budget for year ahead

Aberdeenshire Council has agreed its budget for 2017/18 which will see support for local services worth £546 million.

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Scottish Labour selects candidate for Banchory ward

Scottish Labour selects candidate for Banchory ward

Scottish Labour has selected Iain Gillies as its candidate for the Banchory ward in the forthcoming Aberdeenshire Council elections.

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Scottish Labour selects candidate for Aboyne ward

Scottish Labour selects candidate for Aboyne ward

Scottish Labour has selected Claire Millar as its candidate for the Aboyne ward in the forthcoming Aberdeenshire Council elections.

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MSP shows support for Aberdeenshire South Foodbank

MSP shows support for Aberdeenshire South Foodbank

A North-east politician has shown his support for the Aberdeenshire South Foodbank based in Banchory.

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Ann Ross and Councillor Jill Webster

Banchory and Mid Deeside councillor and former Provost to stand down

Long-standing Conservative Councillor for Banchory and Mid Deeside and former Aberdeenshire Provost Jill Webster has announced she will be stepping down at the elections in May.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the NFUS annual general meeting.

Pledge to fight for farming industry

Scotland’s farmers have been assured that the Scottish Government will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe after Brexit.

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Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotlands Place in Europe

MSPs to debate Article 50

The Scottish Parliament will have a vote on Tuesday on the triggering of Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union

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Legal affairs minister Annabelle Ewing.

Review of legal aid system launched

An independent review of the legal aid system has been announced by the Scottish Government.

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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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Areas of Aberdeenshire were badly hit during Storm Frank last winter.

£2 million to tackle storm damage

More than £2 million will be dedicated to dealing with damage caused across Aberdeenshire by last year’s severe storms.

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Local Government minister Kevin Stewart.

New law to aid community buyouts

Scottish communities will find it easier to take over land or buildings currently in public ownership due to a new law which came into force today (Monday).

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Mike Rumbles says the new system will be a huge benefit to the rural economy

Lib Dem plans for rural funding get Holyrood support

Holyrood has backed Scottish Liberal Democrat plans to establish an independent group to examine how rural funding is delivered in Scotland.

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Councillor Karen Clark has endorsed Rosemary Bruce's selection

Lib Dems select Banchory candidate

The Scottish Liberal Democrats have chosen Rosemary Bruce as their candidate for Banchory and Mid Deeside in May’s elections to Aberdeenshire Council.

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The First Minister has announced �29 million of funding to help tackle poverty.

£29 million to tackle poverty

Organisations that tackle poverty can now have access to a new £29 million funding pot set up by the Scottish Government.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Press freedom in Scotland “at risk” from UK Government proposals

Proposals to regulate the press in England and Wales would “pose a potential threat to press freedom” in Scotland, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said.

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Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Scotland is set to pilot a radical scheme to give every citizen a universal basic income (UBI), regardless of whether they work or not.

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First Minister's Christmas party.

First Minister’s Christmas message

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon said: “Christmas is about spending time with those we love, and for thinking about friends and family at home and abroad.

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