Aberdeen & North East

Aberdeen & North East

Airports ready for holidays take-off as thousands fly out for summer breaks

Scotland’s busiest airports will be pulling out all the stops to cope with an unprecedented number of passengers at the start of the holiday rush this week.

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Flights at Edinburgh suffered the most delays in the year to March, according to analysis of official Civil Aviation Authority figures. Picture: Ian Rutherford

Passengers face delays on one in four Scottish flights

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A fishing boat lies idle in Ullapool. Michael Gove has said Brexit will offer the fishing industry an opportunity for expansion. Picture: Jon Savage/TSPL

Michael Gove: Brexit could boost Scots fishing industry

Leaving the European Union will create a “sea of opportunity” for the fishing industry, the new Environment Secretary Michael Gove has said.

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76 workers have been flown off a North Sea oil platform. Picture; PA

BP’s North Sea platform evacuated with 76 workers flown off

More than 70 people have been flown off a North Sea platform after it suffered a loss of power.

Energy
The Oil & Gas Technology Centre is led by chief executive Colette Cohen. Picture: Ross Johnston/Newsline Scotland

Oil & Gas Technology Centre pumps £1.6m into projects

Aberdeen’s Oil & Gas Technology Centre has approved investment of more than £1.6 million in new projects, just four months after opening for business.

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EY praised Cornerstone chief Edel Harris for her 'passion, drive and strategic mindset'. Picture: Contributed

Cornerstone charity boss Edel Harris wins entrepreneur award

Edel Harris was last night named EY Scotland Entrepreneur Of The Year 2017 at an awards ceremony at Gleneagles.

Management
Food Standards Scotland has issued a warning over a batch of Macb flavoured water.

Warning issued over batch of Macb water

Consumers have been advised not to drink a batch of Macb flavoured water following complaints about its taste and smell.

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Kieran's mum is joined on the memorial bench by his classmates Carli Deacon and Mikey Maver. Picture: supplied

Schoolbench unveiled at Moray school in memory of pupil

Classmates at a Moray primary school have unveiled a playground bench in memory of seven-year-old Kieran McQuillan who was tragically killed in a road accident.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
7km Lhanbryde to Elgin cycle route promoted in online film. Picture: John Devline

Video: highlights of River Lossie cycle path

AN ONLINE film has been created to show the delights of the new River Lossie cycle path in Moray.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands

Watchdog clears Standard Life’s £11bn Aberdeen Asset deal

The UK competition watchdog has given the green light to the £11 billion merger of Standard Life and Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM).

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The first phase of HS2 is scheduled to start in December 2026. Picture: Contributed

FirstGroup and Stagecoach shortlisted to run HS2 railway

Aberdeen-based FirstGroup and Perth rival Stagecoach are among three bids to have been shortlisted to operate the HS2 high-speed railway, the UK government announced today.

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EnteroBiotix chief executive James McIlroy. Picture: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media

£500,000 injection for Aberdeen biotech firm EnteroBiotix

A biotechnology company focused on using the body’s own micro-organisms to prevent and treat disease has raised £500,000 in funding.

Tech
Piping championships to attract thousands to Forres. Picture: GnBri Photography/Supplied

European Piping Championships in Forres to attract thousands

THOUSANDS are to descend on a tiny Highland town to witness Moray’s biggest one-day event, Piping At Forres, the European Pipe Band Championships.

Inverness, Highlands & Islands
The Bank of Scotland report found optimism is rising in the North Sea. Picture: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

Scotland’s economy: North Sea oil sector showing improved confidence

North Sea job cuts are starting to slow and energy firms are “cautiously optimistic” about renewed expansion, an influential new report says today.

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Sculptures by Steven Claydon are pressure tested at the National Hyperbaric Centre in Aberdeen. Picture: Mike Davidson/Positive Image

Artistic commission for underwater specialist JFD

A company specialising in complex underwater operations has taken on an unusual task by teaming up with a sculpture artist.

Companies
Standard Life chairman Sir Gerry Grimstone welcomes the vote result at yesterday's meeting. Picture: Contributed

Standard Life plays down Widows talk as AAM deal approved

Standard Life’s chairman has downplayed talk of imminent talks over a tie-up with Scottish Widows after its merger with Aberdeen Asset Management (AAM) was overwhelmingly approved by shareholders of both companies.

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Some of the carved stone balls found in Scotland are currently on display in Glasgow. Picture: Wiki Commons/Johnbod

The mystery of Scotland’s 5,000-year-old ‘stone balls’

More than 400 of them have been found, mostly in Scotland at sites such as Skara Brae in Orkney and Fyvie in Aberdeenshire. But no one really knows what these small, carved stone balls were used for.

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Buffalo Bill, pictured in 1880. Picture: Contributed

When Buffalo Bill brought his Wild West show to Scotland

William F. Cody, or ‘Buffalo Bill’ to give him his more famous moniker, visited Scotland twice as he took his Wild West show to Europe.

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Depleted oil and gas fields could be used for carbon storage on a huge scale. Picture: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire

Carbon capture and storage potential remains appealing

The potential for carbon capture and storage (CCS) to help the UK play its part in tackling climate change has long been talked of.

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PwC said companies that developed more 'agile' business models could survive. Picture: Getty Images/iStockphoto

Oilfield services groups urged to be ‘agile’ to survive

Oilfield services companies need to differentiate their offerings as “speciality plays” around technology and geography if they are to survive the challenges of the North Sea energy industry, a new report out today says.

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