AN INVESTIGATION has been launched by a Scottish health board after two patients from an understaffed psychiatric hospital in Aberdeen died.
DUNDEE has made a shortlist of four cities to be considered for City of Culture status in 2017.5 comments
Ukip leader Nigel Farage has said there is “something unpleasant going on” in Scotland after a chaotic day’s campaigning, with a senior party figure claiming there is a “problem with democracy” north of the border.445 comments
SURVIVORS of the Piper Alpha Tragedy relive the full horror of the disaster in a searing new documentary set to get a high-profile world premiere this week at the Edinburgh International Film Festival.
SAFETY risks on offshore oil rigs are better managed than they were 25 years, but the industry must guard against complacency, a conference in Aberdeen marking the anniversary of Piper Alpha heard.7 comments
POLICE have confirmed the identity of the body found dead at the coastline near to Dunnottar Castle in Aberdeenshire as missing woman Carole Corbet.
Controversial UKIP leader Nigel Farage’s return north of the border suffered a major set back before he even touched down on Scottish soil yesterday – after it was revealed a party campaign letter was sent to the home of the late MSP Brian Adam.124 comments
POLICE have released CCTV images in a bid to track down two men connected with a serious attack in Aberdeen city centre last year – leaving the victim with a serious facial injury.
A man and 14-year-old boy have been charged with alleged salmon poaching at a Scottish beach.
A body of a woman has been recovered from the coastline near to Dunnottar Castle in Aberdeenshire.
THE consortium behind the offshore wind farm being opposed by Donald Trump today announced plans to begin exploratory tests at the landfall site for the controversial development in response to community concerns about possible contaminated land in the area.15 comments
AN investigation has been launched into claims that taxi drivers in Aberdeen are refusing to allow guide dogs into their cars on “religious” grounds.22 comments
A LAND and sea search resumed this morning for a 49 year-old woman who has gone missing in Aberdeen.
ABERDEENSHIRE councillors today approved plans to spend £300,000 on essential repairs to safeguard the future of a decaying art deco swimming pool complex - granted Category-A listed status because of its outstanding architectural and historic importance.3 comments
MORE than 40,000 tonnes of solid rock were blown apart today to mark the launch of one of Scotland’s most eccentric festivals.1 comment
THE family of a 32 year-old woman, who died after her car veered off a rural road and crashed into a tree in Aberdeenshire, have paid tribute to the devoted mother of two children.
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A UNIVERSITY chapel, a Hebridean turf house and a “vanishing” building are among the 12 winners of the Royal Incorporation of Architects in Scotland (RIAS) awards, announced last night.
Ukip leader Nigel Farage has confirmed he will return to campaign in Scotland, one month after angry demonstrators hounded him out of an Edinburgh pub.117 comments
SCOTTISH singer-songwriter Emeli Sande has been handed an honorary degree by Glasgow University for her “outstanding contribution to the music industry.”12 comments
ONE of two motorcyclists, seriously injured in a crash on Royal Deeside on Sunday, 2 June, has died in hospital.
PUPILS at a Scottish secondary had to be escorted to their classes today after travellers set up an illegal caravan camp in their school’s playing fields.17 comments
MORAY councillors today approved controversial plans for a major retail development on Common Good land at Forres.
ABERDEEN is running ahead of Dundee in the betting stakes to win the coveted City of Culture title in 2017.9 comments
A TOTAL of £2 million, recovered from a North Sea drilling company after admitting it had benefited from corrupt payments, is to be used to help bankroll a £3.15m fund to help install a network of synthetic football and rugby pitches across Scotland, it was revealed today.4 comments
HUNDREDS of items of counterfeit clothing, worth around £50,000, have been donated to a Christian charity for the homeless after being seized by Trading Standards officers in Aberdeenshire.
TWO teenagers - aged 15 and 16 - have been charged in relation to two grassland fires which were deliberately started in Moray.
THE UK government has announced the biggest independent review of the North Sea oil and gas industry in its history, in a bid to unlock the potential of Britain’s remaining offshore reserves.41 comments
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The Duchess of Cornwall has been installed as chancellor of Aberdeen University, following a ceremony at the university today.4 comments
TOURISM chiefs today urged the people of Scotland to get behind a campaign to have Dunnottar Castle in Aberdeenshire, which inspired Princess Merida’s family home in Disney-Pixar’s Brave, named as the “8th Wonder of the World.”7 comments
POLICE have appealed for information after fish valued at over £1,000 were stolen from a pond in an Aberdeenshire village.
NORTH Sea cod stocks are recovering after decades of overfishing, according to new research, with estimates suggesting the species could return to sustainability within a few years.4 comments
DONALD Trump’s dream of building the world’s greatest golf course led to him being branded a “bullyboy billionaire” who had turned one of Scotland’s most environmentally coastline into an “alien landscape” - and a seven-year battle with environmentalists and local residents.35 comments
A MAN was detained today in connection with wasting police time after armed police officers laid siege to house in Aberdeen for almost five hours - only to find the property was empty.
WITH bodies more suited to the chilly conditions of the Antarctic, penguins Forrest and Joss cool off in a shower as the sun gets too much for them.3 comments
THE citizens of Aberdeen are being given the chance to watch one of the city’s most notorious eyesores - Aberdeen City Council’s former headquarters at St Nicholas House - being razed to the ground on a special webcam.2 comments
ALEX Salmond hit back at claims today that independence was “the love that dare not speak its name” as he responded to Labour taunts that the SNP had binned the referendum campaign in the Aberdeen Donside by-election.63 comments
ABERDEEN and Grampian Chamber of Commerce today announced plans to assess the views of more 4,000 businessmen and women in the North east as part of the Independence referendum debate.2 comments
MEMBERS of the public are to be given a rare chance this weekend to step inside a remote cottage once used for picnics by the Queen Mother on Royal Deeside.1 comment
KEITH Brown, Scotland’s transport minister, visited Aberdeen today to see the preparations for construction work finally begin on the long awaited city bypass.2 comments
WORK will begin later this month on the new £36 million secondary school campus to replace Ellon Academy in Aberdeenshire, it was announced today.1 comment
LEADING Scottish crime writer Val McDermid is one of the prominent figures from literature, design, and medicine who are to be honoured by Dundee University at its summer graduations later this month.
THE retail sector in Aberdeen, the buoyant oil capital of Europe, is continuing to thrive in comparison to others parts of the UK, according to a new report.2 comments
THE confidence of the vast majority of the offshore workforce in the safety of the North Sea’s helicopter workhorse has been shaken as a result of the two Super Puma ditchings last year, an aviation summit meeting in Aberdeen heard today.
ABERDEEN City Council’s Common Good Fund is set for a £30 million boost following the sale of a prime residential development site in the city’s west end, it was revealed today.4 comments
A HISTORIC bridge in Aberdeenshire, which partially collapsed due to severe winter weather more than four years ago, is to receive a £100,000 grant to pave the way for vital repairs.1 comment
THE pensioner who was killed on Monday in a two car crash on the A98 Banff to Elgin road near Cullen has been named as Sandy Reid, 66, a retired council worker from Banff.
TRIBUTES were paid today to a teenager who died after plunging almost 100ft from a cliff on the Aberdeenshire coast.
SCOTLAND’S first free public lending library has been gifted an “astonishing” collection of more than 200 first editions, valued at more than £650,000, by a wealthy American collector.
DONALD Trump is to fly into Scotland later this week to spell out his ambitious plans for a second championship course at his £750 million Aberdeenshire golf resort which he plans to name after his Scottish mother.16 comments
PRODUCTION has been shutdown on one of the North Sea’s largest producing oil fields for the second time in four weeks.
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