Aberdeen & North East

Aberdeen & North East

PwC moves into Aberdeen’s landmark Capitol building

Accountancy and advisory giant PwC has moved into the £30 million transformed Aberdeen landmark building The Capitol, pledging it is a sign of its commitment to the region that is Scotland’s energy hub.

Katie Williams is the new head of Pinsent Masons' Aberdeen office. Picture: Simon Price

First female head for law firm Pinsent Masons in Aberdeen

Pinsent Masons has announced that employment law specialist Katie Williams is set to become the first female in the legal firm’s history to head up its Aberdeen office.

Broadcaster Robbie Shepherd stood down from presenting 'Take The Floor' on Radio Scotland in September.

Robbie Shepherd honoured at Scots Trad Music Awards

Robbie Shepherd, one of the most distinctive voices in Scottish broadcasting for more than three decades, was given a special honour at the nation’s annual “trad music” Oscars.
Tyler Rust, 8, has been found after being reported missing on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Police Scotland

Second eight-year-old missing in Aberdeen as boy is found

Police are appealing for information after an eight-year-old girl was reported missing in Aberdeen - just hours after an eight-year-old boy was found safe and well.

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The Reul A' Chuain (Star of the Sea) fishes for scallops near the Inner Hebrides.
 Picture: Allan Milligan/TSPL

Scottish fishing industry could be ‘Brexit bargaining chip’

Scotland’s fishing industry fears it could be used as a bargaining chip as ministers negotiate the UK’s exit from the European Union.

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The girl was in a car that left the road near Ellon. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Girl, 14, fighting for life in Aberdeenshire car crash

A 14-year-old girl is in a critical condition in hospital following a serious road crash in Aberdeenshire.

New designs aim to improve accessibility and facilities at the park. PIC LDA Design

£20m vision for controversial Aberdeen park unveiled

The £20m vision to overhaul a controversial city centre park in Aberdeen has been revealed.

A previously-unseen drawing by Joan Eardley from the new exhibition.

Unseen Joan Eardley works revealed in new exhibition

They would sit patiently for hours in her studio, glad of the warmth from the stove, and looking forward to the treacle sandwiches that were usually offered up as a treat.
Fierce Beer was set up by David McHardy, left, and Dave Grant. Picture: Contributed

Fierce Beer doubling up after early sales surge

Aberdeen’s only micro-brewery has doubled its projected start-up figures within the first six months of operations.

Craig Buchan, founder of Qpal. Picture: Michal Wachucik

Contactless payments are the future, says Qpal founder

Mobile payments will soon become the norm across the UK with chip and pin viewed as painfully slow in comparison.

Kinnaird Head Lighthouse near Fraserburgh, Scotland's first modern lighthouse, lit in 1787. PIC The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses.

On this day 1787: Scotland’s first lighthouse is lit at 3.31pm

On this day in 1787, the first modern lighthouse in Scotland was lit at 3.31pm with sailors up to 14 miles away instantly guided by the 17 lamps of burning whale oil.

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Overhauling the LBTT system could help stimulate the wider economy, argues John Boyle. Picture: Emma Mitchell

John Boyle: Time to change Scotland’s property tax

Land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT), the system that replaced stamp duty on all property transactions in Scotland in April 2015, has now been in place for a sufficient amount of time to crunch some of the key numbers and assess what kind of impact it is having on the property market and the economy as a whole.

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Revolution Bars Group currently has 65 venues across its estate. Picture: Greg Macvean

Revolution Bars grows in size north of the Border

The company behind the the Revolución de Cuba brand has opened four bars as part of its plans to launch five new sites per financial year.

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Aberdeen was the only Scottish city to make the list of top start-up locations. Picture: Robert Perry

Granite City ranked among UK’s top start-up hotspots

Aberdeen has been named in a list of the top ten locations in the UK to start up a small ­business.

Brewin Dolphin said the uncertain landscape was driving demand for wealth advice. Picture: John Devlin

Wealth firm Brewin upbeat as clients seek timely advice

The head of Brewin Dolphin has said that economic uncertainty is helping to drive organic growth at the wealth management firm as savers increasingly seek advice in unsettled times.

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 chief Stephen Gibb said Aberdeen remains a 'cornerstone' of the Scottish economy. Picture: Contributed

Shepherd & Wedderburn acquires Aberdeen law firm CLP

Law firm Shepherd & Wedderburn is expanding its presence in Aberdeen with the acquisition of the city’s Commercial Law Practice (CLP).

The study shows firms around the Aberdeen area fared best at growing their revenues above three million pounds. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Scottish firms struggling to break £1m revenue mark

Scotland tops the UK league table for small firms creating new jobs, but the time taken to scale-up to critical mass is slower than elsewhere, according to new research.

Scottish research suggests woman who become pregnant soon after having a miscarriage are more likely to have a successful pregnancy.

Scots study finds no need to wait to conceive after miscarriage

Women who become pregnant soon after having a miscarriage are more likely to have a successful pregnancy than those who wait to conceive, research suggests.

Kinmore Station has been closed since 1964 but could reopen within the next 3 years. Picture: Contributed.

Aberdeenshire railway station requires £3m to reopen

AN ABERDEENSHIRE railway station which closed over 50 years ago will be revived - if authorities can plug a £2.9m funding gap.

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The e-fit of the man police want to speak to in connection with a series of attacks on females near Aberdeen University. PIC Police Scotland.

E-fit issued after females assaulted near university

Police want to trace this man following a series of assaults on females close to Aberdeen University.

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