Drive for Justice campaign endorsed by First Minister

Scotland’s First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has endorsed Johnston Press’s Drive for Justice campaign.

Vote: What’s your favourite Christmas film?

Vote: What’s your favourite Christmas film?

Everyone loves a Christmas film. But which is your favourite?

Scots typically stop receiving a stocking at the age of 20, but over one in ten Scots over 30 will be gifted one this Christmas.

‘Apples’ are the new satsumas as technology becomes stocking filler of choice

Expensive technology is contributing to a rise in the value of the average Christmas stocking, with items such as smartphones, tablets, action cameras and fitness bands easing out traditional chocolate coins and satsumas as the go-to stocking fillers.

Good manners do not come cheap with consumers splashing out �27 on thank you cards and even gifts.

Scots spend £103 over Christmas to avoid upsetting others

‘Tis the season to be jolly, yet consumers in Scotland often find themselves wrapped in guilt for all of the things they feel obligated to do to avoid displeasing friends, family and even colleagues and neighbours.

New rail timetable begins on Sunday

New rail timetable begins on Sunday

ScotRail’s new timetable starts on Sunday, December 11, and the train operator is asking customers to take a minute to check their own journeys before travelling.


Revealed: Is this the face of Robert the Bruce?

Scots will finally be able to look at what could have been the face of Scotland’s greatest king, after scientists and historians joined forces to create the images.

Digital depictions of Robert The Bruce -  pre-illness. Credit: Professor Caroline Wilkinson, director of Face Lab, Liverpool John Moores University and the School of Humanities, University of Glasgow.

Face of Robert The Bruce finally revealed ...

For the first time in almost 700 years, Scots will be able to look into the face of Robert the Bruce, King of Scots 1306 – 1329, who won Scotland’s independence at the battle of Bannockburn in 1314.

Captain Hook and his sidekick Smee.

Audience hooked by Peter Pan Doric offering

It’s been a couple of years since I attended the Peterhead Panto so I wasn’t quite sure what to expect.

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All singing, all dancing fun at Dick McWhittington.

Fit Like? Fantastic actually!

Elaine C. Smith, Jordan Young and Alan McHugh were in top form at this year's Aberdeen Panto production of Dick McWhittington.

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The fair was kept busy with visitors throughout the day.

Christmas fair fun at Aden

The Friends of Aden held their annual Christmas Fair last weekend.
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Gillian Martin is urging Aberdeenshire East residents to give their views.

MSP urges engagement on opt-out organ donor scheme

Gillian Martin MSP is urging constituents in Aberdeenshire East to give their views on organ and tissue donation in the Government’s new consultation to help inform policy.

Scottish Conservative Alex Johnstone MSP

Death of North East MSP Alex Johnstone

Alex Johnstone, the Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East of Scotland, has died at the age of 55.

Can you help the SSPCA?

Volunteers needed for Santa Paws event

The Scottish SPCA is appealing to the kind-hearted people of Aberdeen to help at the pets at home Santa Paws event to raise vital funds for abused, abandoned and injured animals over the festive period.

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Police dog, Bodie.

Police welcome new police dog and handler

Police Scotland is pleased to introduce a new police dog and handler pairing to the North East as the division says farewell to a formidable four legged retiree.

Which Christmas song do you like to listen to at parties?

Vote: What’s your favourite Christmas song of all time?

It’s the festive season, so time once again to dust off all the old Christmas songs and ask the question - which is the best of all time?

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon meets with Peter Davidson and Morris Heggies to choose the design of the Christmas Card 2016

Oor Wullie to feature on First Minister’s Christmas card

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has chosen “national treasure” Oor Wullie as the illustration for her official Christmas card this year.

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Bird Flu prevention zone in place

Bird Flu prevention zone in place

In response to the growing number of cases on mainland Europe, Scottish Government declared yesterday (December 6) an Avian Influenza Prevention Zone requiring that all poultry and captive birds in Scotland must be kept indoors, or otherwise kept separate from wild birds, for the next 30 days. Similar measures have been put in place south of the Border.

People are being asked to give their views on a consultation on tissue and organ donation. Pic: Rob McDougall.

Consultation on increasing donor numbers

People across Scotland are being asked to give their views on organ and tissue donation, including the introduction of a potential soft opt out system.

Not one of the Jane Austen fivers ...

Fivers with Jane Austen engraving could be worth £50,000

People are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style ‘Golden Ticket’ giveaway.

Zeki Basan, from Speyside, walked and cycled all 134 miles of the John Muir Way.

Young Scottish film maker captures vision of John Muir

A 16-year-old Scottish filmmaker has followed in the footsteps of John Muir, creating a short film on the wild places found along the John Muir Way.

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