Aberdeen & North East

Aberdeen & North East

18 amazing images of the Northern Lights over Scotland

It’s been a good week for catching a glimpse of the Aurora Borealis over Scotland.

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Husband and wife team Lara and David Beach. Picture: Contributed

Last push being made for Moray rum distillery plans

TIME is running out to invest in what is the first ever rum distillery in the north of Scotland and only the second in the country.

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Peterhead Sheriff Court. Picture: JP

Doctor suspended after punching patient in street

A family doctor has been suspended for two months after punching an aggressive man he was treating in the street.

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The scheme was originally introduced to help food production. Picture: Esme Allen

Land owner claimed £3m of EU farming subsidies in a year

A Scottish land owner claimed nearly £3 million in farming subsidies from the European Union last year.

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Oil rigs are left in the Cromarty Firth. Picture: Getty

Degree in oil rig decommissioning launched in Aberdeen

The UK’s first degree in decommissioning oil rigs and platforms has been launched in Aberdeen.

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A cyclist tries out a new cycle path in George Street, Edinburgh. Picture: Toby Williams/JP Resell

Which Scottish city will be the most cycle-friendly by 2020?

With the latest figures showing cycling rates have fallen, there is a growing demand for Scotland’s cities to make themselves more bike-friendly.

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Alex Ritchie spent 19 months in Arctic - much of it living with Inuits as she struggled to get home to Scotland. PIC Ritchie family/Maggie Law Museum.

The extraordinary story of the Dundee whaler who joined the Inuits

The family of Alex Ritchie have released the manuscript of the whaler who left Dundee, bound for the Arctic, on the ship called Snowdrop.

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Queen Elizabeth II meets members of the recently reopened Balloter Golf Club. Picture; John Linton

Queen praises residents of Storm Frank

The Queen has praised the residents of Ballater for their response to severe flooding last December.

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Ballater was hit by floods just before New Year.

Queen to visit Ballater as town recovers from flood

The Queen is to visit the recovering flood stricken ‘Jewel of the Cairngorms’ today.

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One fan was hit by a seat in a clip released online.

Rangers fans cause £5,000 damage at Pittodrie

Aberdeen Football Club have been hit with a £5000 bill after Rangers fans ripped up seats at Pittodrie during their clash on Sunday.

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The search for oil has hit a new low. Picture: TSPL

Fresh fears for North Sea as search for oil hits a new low

Scotland’s beleaguered oil and gas industry has shed about 120,000 jobs over the past two years as the impact of the crash in global prices hits home, a new report warns today.

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James Macpherson, Scotland's "Robin Hood". PIC Clan Macpherson Museum.

The “Robin Hood” of Scotland who was tricked to his death

He is described as Scotland’s answer to Robin Hood - an outlaw and freebooter who shared the spoils of his campaign against the gentry with the poor of the north.

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Police taskforce for Aberdeen v Rangers trouble

Police have set up a team to track down those responsible for crowd trouble during Aberdeen’s match against Rangers.

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The clips shows a fan being hit by a chair

Rangers fans accused of throwing seats at Aberdeen fans

Rangers fans have been accused of throwing seats, after a video emerged showing an Aberdeen fan being hit during yesterday’s tense clash at Pittodrie.

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Professor Krukowski was suspended from the Aberdeen Royal Infirmary. Picture: TSPL

Queen’s former surgeon cleared of wrongdoing at Aberdeen hospital

The Queen’s former surgeon has been cleared of any wrongdoing along with seven of his colleagues following an investigation by NHS watchdogs.

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A picture taken of the Rangers team bus. Picture: Calum Bell

Police probe after Rangers team bus vandalised

Rangers have said they are “disgusted and disappointed” after their team bus was vandalised in Aberdeen.

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Greenock is popular with Glasgow commuters. Picture: TSPL

Scotland’s most affordable commuter towns revealed

Motherwell, Greenock and Arbroath have been named as Scotland’s most affordable “commuter towns”.

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The buzzard that was rescued after it was found hanging upside down from a tree on a fishing line. Picture: PA/SSPCA

Buzzard saved after being suspended from tree by fishing line

A buzzard has been rescued after being found hanging upside down from a tree on a fishing line in Aberdeen.

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Susanne Mitschke, chief executive of MindMate, which shared the top Converge Challenge prize with MicroSense. Picture: Lesley Martin

Converge Challenge unveils winning university start-ups

Two start-ups from Scottish universities have shared the top £71,000 prize at this year’s Converge Challenge awards.

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Seven-year-old Ehryn Andrews, from Elgin, is backing the Give Up clothes for Good cancer charity campaig. Picture: Contributed

Brave Ehryn, 7, urges Scots to donate clothes to beat cancer

SHE beat cancer, was given a new heart and overcame blood poisoning - now Ehryn Andrews is rallying people across Scotland to Give Up Clothes for Good to help save lives like hers.

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