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Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

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Councillor Geva Blackett is calling on HGV drivers to avoid using the bridge

Steer clear of Gairnshiel Bridge!

A local politician is urging HGV drivers to avoid using a historic Deeside landmark.

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Piles of rubbish have been dumped on land at Dunecht

MP condemns menace of fly-tipping

An MP has condemned fly-tippers in Aberdeenshire after reports from constituents about rubbish being illegally dumped.

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Aberdeenshires recycling rate is currently only 43.5% and residents are now being asked how council services could be improved to help them to recycle more.

Views sought on how to recycle more

Aberdeenshire residents are being asked to take part in the Big Recycling Challenge by  giving their views on the council’s recycling and waste services to help recycle more materials and send less to landfill.

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One of the fish found washed up on the beach. Pic: Therese Alampo

Exciting marine find on beach

Wildlife experts and local people were left confused and at the same time excited after a collection of unusual deep-sea creatures washed up on an Aberdeenshire beach.

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The restoration of the Old Royal Station continues

Duke to open Ballater bistro

The Duke of Rothesay is continuing his efforts to help Ballater recover from damage to retail and tourism caused by flooding and fire.

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The team get the dig started - stonework is found immediately under the turf

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 Water's Scottish Water's 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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