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Gairnshiel Bridge was damaged only 24 hours after reopening

Bridge damage hours after reopening

A historic Deeside landmark has been damaged - hours after reopening following extensive repairs.

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It's not good news for Scottish residents with a phobia of creepy crawlies (Photo: Charlesjsharp / Wikimedia Commons)

Experts predict an increase in Scotland's daddy longlegs population

Scottish residents should expect to see a rise in the number of daddy longlegs (also known as crane flies) this year, after millions of larvae were discovered underground.

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Restoring Cambus O'May Bridge to its former glory could be years away

Storm damage still affecting Deeside bridges

Work is continuing to restore historic bridges in the Ballater area damaged by Storm Frank.

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Volunteers ready for the litter pick

Litter pick success in Banchory

The annual Spring Clean Litter Pick has taken place in Banchory, organised by local voluntary group Bonnie Banchory.

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Invasive species go under the spotlight

Invasive species go under the spotlight

A forum created to tackle the challenges and damage caused by invasive non-native plants in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City has met for the first time.

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Banchory Spring Clean invite

Banchory Spring Clean invite

Banchory residents are being urged to be part of this years’s Clean Up Scotland national campaign by helping out with the annual community litter pick in the town.

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Pathway upgrading has been completed

Path upgrade at Ballogie

A Deeside estate has completed an upgrade of its paths.

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Broad Cairn ascent overlooking Loch Muick

Mountain path ‘adopted’ by TAQA

Energy company TAQA has recently ‘adopted’ a popular mountain path on Deeside.

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Bill Forbes with the woodland in the background

Fears over future of Banchory woodland

Residents are alarmed by a local authority move to end protection for a popular woodland in Banchory.

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Cllr Petrie, Emma Rawling and Cllr Withey on the fact-finding day

Councillors back local wildcat project

Two local councillors have volunteered as wildcat ‘champions’ for Aberdeenshire Council.

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Volunteers ready to begin the launch walk

Footpath project launch

A project has been launched to improve footpaths in the Strathdon area.

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Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

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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