Bank holiday helps Mackie’s ice-cream sales hit record level

Ice cream brand Mackie’s of Scotland has got sales licked – after seeing them reach record levels last month.

Amanda Boyle says there is an economic prerogative due to the cost to business and the economy of people being absent from work because of weight-related ill health. PIcture: Nicholas Frost

The Big Interview: Amanda Boyle, chief executive of Scottish Slimmers

Early on in Amanda Boyle’s career, her boss at a radio station charged her with organising a charity auction, a task that entailed the considerable duty of filling three days of airtime.

Media & Leisure
Debbie Rafferty and her son. Picture: SWNS

Mum who adopted baby to save him ‘devastated’ as he’s denied passport

A woman who adopted a baby to save his life has been left devastated following an unsuccessful three-year battle with officials to get a British passport for her son.

Aberdeen & North East

Clara Ponsatí will appear at SNP conference this weekend

A PRO-INDEPENDENCE Catalan politician will appear at an SNP conference in Aberdeen this weekend.

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Walkers taking part in Aberdeen's biggest ever Kiltwalk, Picture: Scotland Kiltwalk/PA Wire

Kiltwalkers tally up £350k of funding for Aberdeen charities

More than 2,200 people have raised £350,000 for charity by taking part in Aberdeen’s biggest ever Kiltwalk.

Aberdeen & North East
Celebrate the royal wedding in style at one of these Scottish pubs (Photo: Shutterstock)

5 pubs screening the royal wedding near you

Don’t worry, our invite got lost in the post too - but you can still watch the royal wedding this Saturday 19 May without making a trip to Windsor.

The three black bags containing the remains of roe deer which were discovered at a carpark in Ellon, Aberdeenshire. Picture: SWNS

Remains of pregnant deer found dumped in bin bags

The remains of two 
pregnant deer and a fawn which were illegally killed have been found in bin bags at a car park.

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The Pennan Inn was made famous in the 1983 Burt Lancaster film Local Hero. Picture: Top Rooms

Inn made famous by classic Scottish film Local Hero to close

A hotel made famous by a 1980s film classic set in Scotland is due to shut down this summer.

Lifestyle 5
Ben van Bilderbeek's smart technology has helped Plexus strike new deals and diversify. Picture: VisMedia

The Big Interview: Plexus Holdings boss Ben van Bilderbeek

Ingenuity, like virtue, may be its own reward for some, but for Ben van Bilderbeek the excitement of coming up with innovative ideas isn’t enough.

From left to right: AAB Consulting's Bill Kane, Alasdair Green and Graeme Allan. Picture: Contributed

AAB has £5m goal for new consulting arm

Anderson Anderson & Brown (AAB), the Aberdeen-headquartered accountancy practice, is targeting £5 million in consulting revenues within the next three years after rolling out a new division.

Crathes Castle in Aberdeenshire has said it will change format of event which angered mental health campaigners.

NTS apology for ‘escape from the asylum’ Crathes fundraiser

The National Trust for Scotland last night gave in to pressure from mental health campaigners to scrap a controversial fund-raising ‘mental asylum escape game’ due to be held at one of its castles.

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Theo De Geus was last seen on Friday morning.

Appeal launched to trace missing Aberdeen teenager

An appeal has been launched in a desperate attempt to trace the whereabouts of a missing teenager in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen & North East
Labour MSP Monica Lennon, who has been campaigning to end period poverty, has said the 'time is right' for Holyrood to pass legislation to tackle the problem. Picture: contributed

Aberdeen project providing free sanitary products extended

A project to provide free sanitary products to women from low-income households in Aberdeen is to be extended.

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Helicopters are regularly used to transport workers to North Sea oil rigs. Pic: SWNS

North-east specialist in oil services secures work worth £50m

An Aberdeen-headquartered oil services specialist has secured work worth more than £50 million altogether, comprising a mixture of contract awards and renewals for key North Sea clients.

Picture from the recent Gardenstown land slip

Households evacuated after rain causes Aberdeenshire landslip

A landslip-damaged slope above an Aberdeenshire coastal village is being monitored after recent rain caused a temporary retaining wall to collapse.


Aberdeen’s new stadium plans get all-clear from Scottish Government

Aberdeen’s plans to move into a new Kingsford stadium have been boosted after being given the all-clear by the Scottish Government.

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ScotRail announce train cancellations across Scotland

ScotRail has announced train cancellations across eastern Scotland and around Glasgow tomorrow and on Thursday because of the expected snow impact.

Transport 1
Police were called to Invercauld Road in Aberdeen. Google Maps

Aberdeen 4-year-old in criticial condition after falling from flat window

A four-year-old boy is in a critical condition after falling from the window of a block of flats.

Sonya Angus opened her gifts, furniture and interiors boutique at the end of 2016.

Sonya Angus boutique exceeds expectations in first year of trading

An Aberdeen boutique run by a former high-end fashion buyer at Jenners in Edinburgh has exceeded its turnover target for its first year and grown its team to three ahead of schedule.

The incident happened on King Street in Aberdeen. Picture: Google

Man and woman hit by car while walking on pavement

Two people have been taken to hospital after they were hit by a car which had mounted the pavement.

Aberdeen & North East
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