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Get ‘Hitched’ at the Barn

The Barn in Banchory is preparing to host its first wedding fair.

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Horses have been helping to remove trees which have blown down

Volunteers needed for paths project

Strathdon Community Action Plan Paths group (SCAPP) is calling for volunteers after receiving £1500 from Scottish charity Paths for All to improve local routes.

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Ruth Kent will take the class

Parkinson’s dance class

A dance class for people with Parkinson’s is starting in Banchory.

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Young Banchory singer-songwriter Calum Bowie

Calum hits the music scene

A young Banchory musician has just released an EP of songs inspired by the local area and growing up.

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Dylan is a winner in Junior British League

Dylan is a winner in Junior British League

Banchory boy Dylan Curry was part of the winning team in the Junior U18 British 
Table Tennis League.

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Some of the producers who featured in the festival will also attend Spotlight on Food

Food in focus at local event

A celebration of local food craft will take place at The Barn in Banchory tomorrow (Friday) evening.

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Councillor Ann Ross described the vandalism as "totally unacceptable"

Community furious after vandal attacks

Police and community leaders have condemned vandals following two separate incidents in Banchory.

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Izzy Tollometti

Gymnast Izzy is Gold Coast girl

Alford gymnast Izzy Tolometti, 18, is one of Team Scotland’s latest selections for the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.

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A queue builds up ahead of Wilkies opening in Banchory

Opening time at new Banchory retailer

Banchory’s newest store has opened its doors.

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Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Police Scotland is warning the public to be alert after businesses and individuals across the country were scammed out of millions of pounds.

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Shannon is quickly off the mark 
in S Africa

Shannon is quickly off the mark 
in S Africa

Aboyne’s Shannon McWilliam won the Border Ladies Championship by a resounding six strokes in South Africa on Sunday.

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Aberdeenshire Provost Bill Howatson officially marks the start of construction of Banchory Sports Village, flanked by Councillor Anne Stirling and Aberdeenshire Council chief executive Jim Savege

Official ceremony for sports village project

Building work on a £7.7million community sports village in Banchory is now officially underway.

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Tom Chambers as Bobby and Charlotte Wakefield as Polly in Crazy for You

Show to bring glamour to Granite City

High energy, high kicking and gloriously glamorous, ‘Crazy For You’ is the ultimate feel-good musical with a fabulous score from the Gershwin brothers’ songbook, and it will head to Aberdeen next month.

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Fire at Mar Lodge

Fire at Mar Lodge

Staff and guests had to be evacuated after a fire at Mar Lodge early on Monday.

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The RAF open day will be held at Banchory Museum and Library

Shire RAF veterans to celebrate anniversary

A special event to mark the centenary of the Royal Air Force will take place in Banchory.

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Economy secretary Keith Brown said foreign military traffic is a "legitimate" part of Prestwick Airport's business model.

Keith Brown visits Aberdeen bypass site

Economy, Jobs and Fair Work Secretary Keith Brown today met with former Carillion staff and a representative from Aberdeen Roads Limited (ARL) who are currently constructing the impressive Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty project.

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Jacob Whitaker and Richard Kent, of Greenman Woodworking, at their workshop

Scheme offers support for small business

Small businesses in their first stages of growth in Aberdeenshire are being urged to consider whether a recently relaunched grant could help them expand.

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Mintra Group are sponsoring a Scottish school ski team'NAMES (L TO R) ATHLETES ONLY PIC JONNY MARSHALL, CIORSTAIDH (COR) STRUTHERS , ANDRENA GRANT, TABITHA ALLAN AND CALUM SHEPHERD

Tabby takes on world’s best

Alford Academy’s Tabby Allan, 17 (pictured right) is one of 20 young Scottish skiers who took part in the Schools Winter Games in Grenoble, France, representing Scottish schools against the best in the world, with 500 athletes from 19 countries competing in eight sports. Acknowledging sponsorship by Aberdeen-based company Mintra Group, Gordon Ritchie, of GRM sport sponsorship, said: “Mintra Group are providing the athletes and coaches with their Alpine team clothing, but also they are providing communications support, including PR, video and photography, back from Grenoble each day during the championships.”

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