Aberdeen & North East

Aberdeen & North East

SNP accused of ‘disowning’ Scotland’s oil and gas sector

The Scottish Government has axed a flagship measure of the state of the oil and gas industry - prompting claims it is "actively disowning"  the sector.

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The North Sea was built on innovation and enterprise, says Martin Ewan

Comment: North Sea troubles have been good for tech sector

The trials and tribulations of the North Sea oil and gas sector have been well documented in recent years, but there is growing evidence of an upturn and in recent weeks we have seen the price of Brent crude oil nudging over $70 per barrel.

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Drilling ship called to help search for Scots boys’ pirate ship

An offshore drilling ship has been called in to help the search for a toy pirate ship on an ambitious 3,000-mile-journey across the Atlantic Ocean.

Aberdeen hope to begin construction in June. Picture:

Aberdeen strike legal deal with council over new stadium

Aberdeen are hoping to begin construction on their new Kingsford stadium and training complex in June, after securing a legal deal with the council.


Police investigate after wildcat cameras stolen in Aberdeenshire

It has all the makings of a prime-time television thriller. Dramatic sightings of a rare beast, heroes working in a remote, beautiful location and detectives called in to investigate suspicious events.

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RMS St Helena took over the 1,500-mile link between the island and South Africa in 1990. Picture: St Helena Line

Aberdeen-built island lifeline steers new course against pirates

The last ship built in Aberdeen switched today from providing St Helena’s sole lifeline to joining the fight against Somali pirates.
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More than 820 improvement projects across Britain are planned over the two May holiday weekends. Picture: Network Rail

May Day weekend disruption for Scottish rail travellers

Scottish rail passengers face major disruption over the May Day holiday weekend including no direct trains between Glasgow and England.

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Watchdog identifies Police Scotland failings after man’s suicide

A watchdog investigation has found Police Scotland failed to properly handle a series of complaints from a woman whose brother committed suicide after being released from custody.

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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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Crathes Castle.

NTS apologises for ‘escape from asylum’ fundraiser at Crathes Castle

The National Trust for Scotland (NTS) last night caved in to pressure from mental health campaigners to scrap a controversial fundraising “mental asylum escape game” due to be held at one of its castles.

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Calls for Doric to have same status as English and Gaelic

Doric is to be promoted and protected on a new scale in Scotland with a body now set up in Aberdeen to secure the same status for North-East Scots as English and Gaelic.

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OAP wins Scotland’s ‘Dracula Castle’ battle but vows to fight on

A Scottish pensioner has won his ten-year battle to have Scotland’s internationally-renown Bram Stoker’s ‘Dracula Castle’, saved for the nation.

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Aberdeen goes bold as Nuart street art festival takes over

Aberdeen is undergoing a bold transformation as the world’s leading street art festival takes over gigantic walls, street corners and alleyways across the city with the works to remain on permanent display.

Connor Ward convicted of terrorism charges. Picture: Police Scotland

Scots neo-nazi jailed for life for terror plans against mosques

A neo-Nazi convicted of planning terror attacks against Muslims and mosques in Aberdeen was today jailed for life.

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North Sea oil wealth fund would be worth ‘over £500 billion’

A UK sovereign wealth fund would today be worth more than £500 billion if Westminster had followed the example of Norway by investing North Sea oil revenues, a think tank has found.

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In pictures: The 10 most expensive streets in Scotland

From the home of golf to leafy Edinburgh suburbs, you will need a sizeable bank balance to nab a property on Scotland’s most exclusive streets

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Officers have cordoned off the area.

Worker injured at Aberdeen building site

A construction worker has been injured after material fell from a roof at a building site in Aberdeen.

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Aberdeen War Memorial. Picture: Wiki Commons

Aberdeen woman injured after falling from lion statue

A woman has suffered serious head injuries after falling from a statue of a lion.

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Chloe Miazek was 20 when she was killed. Picture: Handout

Man who strangled woman to death during sex games, jailed

A man who strangled a woman to death while they had sex has been jailed for six years.

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Concern is growing for Mark Hendry, Daniela Do Vale Goncalves and their two babies. Pic: Police Scotland

Concern for young couple and two babies missing from Fraserburgh

Police have launched a search for a family missing from Fraserburgh - with a mum and her two-month-old daughter not seen for two weeks.

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