Aberdeen's John Lawrie acquired by management

John Lawrie Group has been acquired by its management in partnership with Rubicon Partners and Grovepoint as it gears up for an expansion in the UK and US.

A First Bus. Picture: Contributed.

FirstGroup swings to loss but eyeing return to dividend

Transport giant FirstGroup has swung to a first-half loss, weighed down by the impact of “severe” hurricanes in the US, but said it remains set to hit its full-year targets.

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A woman has died after a fire in Aberdeenshire

Teenagers detained after fire at disused Aberdeen school

Four teenagers have been detained in connection with a wilful fire-raising incident at a disused school in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen & North East
Union Street in Aberdeen. Picture: TSPL

Ten things you (probably) didn’t know about Aberdeen

ABERDEEN is a veritable oil well of intrigue, the kind of town it would take a lifetime to get to know completely. And that’s just the pubs.

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Chloe Miazek, whose body was discovered in a flat in Aberdeen on Friday. Picture: Police Scotland

Police urge public not to donate to Chloe Miazek fundraising page

POLICE Scotland have asked the public not to donate to a fundraising page set up in the name of the family of a 20-year-old woman who was found dead in a flat in Aberdeen on Friday.


Kelpies creator’s ‘Leopard’ goes on public show in Aberdeen

Renowned sculptor Andy Scott has seen his Leopard sculpture go on public show at the prestigious Marischal Square development in Aberdeen.


Aberdeen chief hopes stadium plans will get green light next month

Aberdeen could begin work on their new stadium at the beginning of next year if plans are given the green light by the city council.

Riasat Khan charged with 1978 Aberdeen murder. Picture: Police Scotland

Riasat Khan charged of 1978 Aberdeen murder after 39 years on run

A man will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a jury convicted him of murdering a restaurant owner 39 years ago.

Scottish Celebrity chef Tony Singh MBE teams up with Hilton to launch is foodbank recipes.

‘King of Spice’ creates bespoke foodbank recipes

He’s a celebrity Scottish chef and restauranteur whose glittering career has included high-profile stints at prestigious restaurants such as the Royal Yacht Britannia, the Balmoral Hotel on Edinburgh’s Princes Street and Skibo Castle in the Highlands as well as starring on his own BBC2 television cookery show.

Aberdeen at around 2.40pm. Picture: Peter Williams

Storm Ophelia: Aberdeen shrouded in darkness before 3pm

Aberdeen descended into darkness just after lunch-time despite it still being October.

Aberdeen & North East

Up to 130 millions barrels of oil found in North Sea

Norwegian energy giant Statoil has announced that a new discovery in Scottish waters could contain in the range of 25 to 130 million barrels of oil.

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Professor Dame Sue Black leading the exhumation at Wardlaw Mausoleum near Inverness. PIC: Peter Jolly.

Bones removed from crypt suspected of housing Lord Lovat’s remains

The bones of what appears to be an elderly man have been found in a Highland crypt as work to determine the final resting place of a notorious clan chief beheaded after Culloden gets underway.

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Children performing with Scotland's Big Noise orchestras get glowing report.

Big Noise children’s orchestra gets top inspection report

A youth orchestra charity giving free music tuition in some of Scotland’s most deprived areas has the potential to “transform” children’s lives, a report has found.

John Clark sells a range of marques including Audi, BMW and Renault. Picture: Contributed

John Clark Motor Group turnover keeps on driving ahead

John Clark Motor Group, one of Scotland’s biggest car dealerships with a strong focus on the North-east, has battled the downturn in the oil industry with its turnover doubling over the past five years.

Canadian Governor General Designate Julie Payette meets Queen Elizabeth II during a private audience at Balmoral Castle, Scotland. PIC: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire.

Sneak peak at Queen’s private room at Balmoral Castle

The rare insight to the monarch’s living arrangements was given when Julie Payette, the Governor General Designate of Canada, was welcomed into the Queen’s Deeside residence.

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Kier Construction Scotland employs about 200 people. Picture: Chris Biele

Construction group Kier hails ‘exciting’ Scottish workload

Kier, the construction group behind the restoration of the fire-damaged Glasgow School of Art, today hailed its “exciting” workload north of the Border as it revealed higher annual profits.

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The can exploded and blasted Bud Kane's fridge door open. Picture: John Devlin

Irn-Bru makers launch probe after exploding can frightens dog

The makers of Scotland’s favourite fizzy drink have launched an investigation after a can of Irn-Bru exploded in a man’s fridge and terrified his dog.

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Tems International MD Bill Walkingshaw, left, with international business development manager Colin Bruce. Picture: Contributed

Aberdeen oil and gas firm Tems strikes key African deal

An independent Aberdeen-based oil and gas service firm that launched earlier this year has secured its first major contract, believed to be worth in excess of £1 million, as it targets further work overseas.

Aberdeen Harbour. Picture: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Crew of Indian ship detained in Aberdeen set for home

The crew of an Indian ship whose boat has been detained in Aberdeen Harbour for more than a year look set to finally return home.

Cammach managing director Susan Duguid, left, with Brenda Bryant. Picture: Michal Wachucik/Abermedia

Aberdeen’s Cammach takes over rival recruiter Bryant

An Aberdeen recruitment specialist has acquired a city rival in a deal that is expected to create a business with combined headline revenues of more than £14 million.

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