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Stagecoach delivers further improvements to Xpress coaches

Local bus operator Stagecoach has taken delivery of the first modified Buchan Xpress coach following customer feedback on the £5.5million fleet.

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The former Formartine-Buchan railway line

Buchan Rail Link protection welcomed by councillors

Peterhead South & Cruden councillor Stephen Smith and Ellon & District councillor Rob Merson have welcomed a decision by the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals to extend the protection of all sections of the former railway line that fall within the settlement boundary of Ellon.

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The Kirkburn Mill site

MSP puts pressure on Aldi

MSP Stewart Stevenson has contacted Aldi after receiving concerns from local residents over a lack of progress at the former Kirkburn Mill site in Peterhead.

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Claire and Grant Keenan

Firm picks up Business of the Year accolade

A New Deer-based organic waste management firm has been named as Business of the Year at a Scottish awards ceremony.

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North-east businesswoman and author, Karin McGivern

Businesswoman to judge gin awards

A local businesswoman and author has been appointed to the judging panel of high profile business awards celebrating the excellence of gin distilling in Scotland.

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Peterhead Power Station

No jobs at risk now but future remains uncertain at Peterhead Power Station

Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse has confirmed no jobs are at risk of redundancy from Peterhead Power Station.

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The A90 north of Boddam

Resurfacing improvements for A90 near Peterhead

A section of the A90 north of Boddam is set to benefit from £122,000 resurfacing improvements starting on Thursday.

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Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Scottish employers plan to cut jobs in the second quarter of this year, according to a new survey by workforce experts ManpowerGroup.

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Asda is cutting prices at the pumps.

Asda cuts fuel prices by 2p per litre

Asda is cutting up to 2p per litre off fuel at its filling stations across the country.

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UK boats are only being allowed to catch a small proportion of fish stocks in our waters.

Aberdeen-based study reveals fish quotas grossly lower than stocks

Most UK fish quotas are tiny relative to the size of stocks in our waters, according to a major new report by university scientists.

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The AECC

Oil and gas job event at AECC

Employers based in the north east are being urged to take the opportunity to introduce themselves to hundreds of talented potential workers at a special employment event later this month.

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The Clydesdale Bank branch in Mintlaw

Mobile banking units not ‘cost effective’

Clydesdale Bank has said it will not consider a new mobile service for residents in Mintlaw as it would not be ‘cost effective’.

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Alexander Davidson, resin flooring director of Davidsons Blast Services

Firm adds floor coating service to portfolio

A family-run Peterhead protective coatings company is building its portfolio of services with the introduction of an innovative resin floor protective coating.

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Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Opening the door to a bright future in law

The law is constantly evolving, both in terms of the legislation itself and the people who are shaping the profession. Where the law was traditionally dominated by educated men of a certain class, work is being – and has been – done to make the profession more accessible to people from backgrounds where a career as a solicitor may never previously have been an option.

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A scene from Granite. CityMoves Fusion. Production photography by Michal Wachucik (30th March 2016, Marischal College Quadrangle, Aberdeen).

Cultural groups across Aberdeenshire urged to apply for funding

Cultural organisations across Aberdeenshire are being urged to get their funding applications in now for the next financial year to secure business/arts partnership funding.

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Gordon Gibb of Polaris Learning, Gillian Martin Aberdeenshire MSP, Quality Control team leader Katrina Smuksta and Factory Quality Manger Jo Ackers both of Macduff Shellfish

Sector supports Apprentices

Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin visited Macduff Shellfish to hear about how workers have been supported by the company through Modern Apprenticeships.

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Peterhead Power Station

Charges for station revealed

New figures have revealed that Peterhead Power Station pays some of the highest charges for generators in the UK.

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Construction has just started on the new pub

Work begins on new Peterhead pub

Work is under way on a new pub/restaurant in Peterhead - with the potential for more than 40 new jobs.

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Stagecoach Group has launched its 2017 Champions Awards for employees.

Nominate your favourite employee for the Stagecoach Champion Awards

Stagecoach Group has launched its 2017 Champions Awards for employees and is inviting bus and coach passengers in the East of Scotland to nominate their favourite member of staff for the Customer Service Champions Award.

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An artists impression of the converter station to be built at Boddam

It’s all systems go for power superhighway

Plans for an electricity superhighway between Scotland and Norway got the backing of the European Union last week, with an agreement to part fund the development phase of the 400-mile interconnector.

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