Aberdeen & North East

Aberdeen & North East

Scotland’s “most-advanced” recycling centre opens in Aberdeen

A £27 million recycling and resource facility in Aberdeen has been described as Scotland’s “most advanced” by council chiefs.

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The front of houses ripped off by the waves in Gardenstown, Aberdeenshire, during the storm in 1953. PIC: Contributed.

The great North Sea flood that killed 2,500 people

Eleanor Hepburn was just 12 when her father, an Aberdeenshire coastguard, told her over lunch that she was about to see something that she would never see again in her life.

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The findings may come as little surprise but suggest that Tinder reinforces ancient mating behaviour. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Tinder brings out ancient mating behaviour, finds Scots study

Tinder brings out the basic mating instincts of men and women as they choose between beauty and brains, a study has found.

Gadgets & Gaming
17-year-old Magnus Dixon and sister 14-year-old Ailsa Dixo

Teen Aberdeen siblings make list of top 100 Young Poets of the Year

A pair of teenage siblings have been named in a list of the world’s 100 most promising young poets, beating thousands of other entrants to the accolade.

Lifestyle
Angus Council.

Sale of paintings proposed to fill Angus Council funding gap

Two masterpieces by Pieter Brueghel the Younger, each worth more than £2 million, should be sold off to fund vital services, according to a member of Angus Council.

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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
Edinburghs hospitality sector has been boosted by the success of its festivals. Picture: Ian Georgeson

Edinburgh is Scotland’s economic powerhouse, research shows

Edinburgh’s position as Scotland’s economic powerhouse has been unveiled by new research which shows business activity in the heart of the capital tops other parts of the country.

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Donna Pirie is putting her luxury 6 bedroom house up for grabs in a Christmas competition in hope to raise money for charity.

Picture: Michal Wachucik/Abermedia

Mother offers £1.7m Aberdeenshire mansion for just £25

A mother is offering her £1.7 million six-bedroom Georgian mansion, with a nine-hole golf course and 32 acres, as a competition prize.

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Tattie howking was a way of life for many in October in Scotland. PIC: Contributed.

Remembering the ‘tattie holidays’

Freezing mornings, sore hands and muddy sandwiches were all part of life in the fields during the tattie holidays.

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Mr McGhee  faces charges relating to his time at Harlaw academy in Aberdeen. Picture: Google Maps

Aberdeen teacher accused of making lewd and racist comments to pupils

A Scottish teacher is facing accusations he looked up a colleague’s skirt and made racists comments including asking one pupil: “are you sure you’re not a terrorist?”

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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Union Street in Aberdeen. A small Camorra cell operated in the city for more than a decade.

Life of Camorra mafia in Aberdeen revealed in new book

Mondragone, a coastal Italian municipality 28 miles north of Naples, appears to have little in common with the granite city of Aberdeen.

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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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Police seized the haul after a property search. Picture: John Devlin

Police seize £74,000 drug haul in Aberdeen

Drugs with a street value of £74,000 have been seized in a police operation in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen & North East

Historic Scottish buildings brought back to life up for angel award

They are examples of how to breathe new life into derelict historic properties or use construction to shine a light on Scotland’s past.

People & Places
Ellon Academy. Picture: Iain Cameron/Flickr

Teenager charged over alleged assault at Ellon Academy

A teenager has been charged over an alleged assault against another pupil at an Aberdeenshire school.

Aberdeen & North East
The dining room at Boath House country hotel near Nairn

Award-winning Scottish hotel ‘walks away’ from its Michelin star

An award-winning Scottish country house hotel has said it is “walking away” from its Michelin star, claiming that the accolade had dented its profits and is discouraging customers.

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The treasure was discovered in a closet in Fettercairn House

Fettercairn jewel goes on public display for first time

A precious jewel discovered during the clear-out of a mansion house in Aberdeenshire has gone on public display for the first time.

Heritage
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.

Companies
Hurricane Energy said the announcement was an 'important step in demonstrating the potential of the UK continental shelf' in general. Picture: PA

Lancaster oil field near Shetland wins regulatory approval

A massive oil field to the west of Shetland could begin production in 2019 after winning regulatory approval.

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