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£5 million boost for Peterhead Port

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing confirmed today (Monday) that a £5 million investment will modernise and enhance Peterhead port.
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Still no progress on North East rail improvement plans

The SNP has offered no sign of progress six months on from a Scottish Conservative request for a timetable for rail improvement works between Aberdeen and the Central Belt.

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Mairi Evans offers support for Small Business Saturday.

MSP supports Small Business Saturday

SNP MSP for Angus North & Mearns, Mairi Evans, has offered her support for this weekend’s Small Business Saturday – which encourages people to shop locally and support their local businesses.

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SFF chief executive, Bertie Armstrong.

Scots fishing industry underlines 'sea of opportunity' from Brexit

With MPs due to debate the future of the UK fishing industry in the House of Commons tomorrow (December 1), the Scottish Fishermen’s Federation (SFF) is underlining the real opportunity for sustainable economic growth that Brexit can deliver for our coastal communities.

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A report reveals there has been no slowing in the job losses in the oil and gas industry this year, and there are further cuts to come.

Energy job losses continue but optimism rises

There has been no slowing in the job losses in the oil and gas industry this year, and there are further cuts to come, but the crisis could be reaching a turning point, according to an industry report released this week.

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For onshore wind, Scotland accounts for 46.2 per cent of all UK employment and 57.2 per cent of all UK turnover.

Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

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Aberdeenshire Council co-leader, Cllr Richard Thomson, signs the historic deal.

Aberdeenshire Council co-leader signs £826 million City Region Deal

Local and national politicians and industry leaders have signed an ambitious City Region Deal for the North East, which has been described as a “transformative” moment for Aberdeenshire’s economy.

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Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Rail services in Scotland could fall back into public hands if performance doesn’t improve drastically over the next three years.

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The CRD will play a catalytic role in maximising the North Sea oil and gas opportunity.

City Region Deal provides significant boost for region

Opportunity North East (ONE), the private sector led and funded economic development company for the region, has welcomed the formalisation of the £250 million Aberdeen City Region Deal (CRD).

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Gillian Martin MSP

Flexible working can help drive economic growth says MSP

Gillian Martin MSP led a debate in the Scottish Parliament last week celebrating the personal and economic benefits of flexible working practices.

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Wendy Marr (left) welcomes Leigh Reid to the team.

Strategic appointment for Genesis Personnel

One of the North East’s oldest recruitment companies has announced a strategic appointment to the team.

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Thursday 17th November 2016, Peterhead, Scotland. 

Peterhead Prison Museum has been awarded a quality qssurance 4* visitor attraction.

Pictured: Former Prison officer Jackie Stewart, Jo Robinson, Regional Director, Visit Scotland Alex Geddes from the from Peterhead Prison Museum

(Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)

Four star success for Peterhead attraction

A new Peterhead tourist attraction has received a four star rating from Visit Scotland just six months after opening its doors.

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Jackie Waring, CEO of Investing Women.

Aberdeenshire’s Female Entrepreneurs invited to enter AccelerateHER Awards

Female entrepreneurs in Aberdeenshire are being urged to consider putting themselves and their businesses forward for Scotland’s only pitch competition for business women.

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Places are filling up fast for NFU Scotlands livestock panel night to be held at Lochter.

Supermarkets, nutrition, Scotmoves and animal health on the agenda at North-east meeting

Places are filling up fast for NFU Scotland’s livestock panel night, to be held at Lochter Activity Centre, Oldmeldrum, next week (Wednesday, November 23, at 7pm).

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The Queenie Bridge in Peterhead

Peterhead’s Queenie Bridge to be taken down and removed next month

A historic bridge in Peterhead will be dismantled in the coming weeks as part of the £49 million redevelopment of the harbour.

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Picture: Greg Macvean

Public consultation on future rail services launched

A consultation on the future of rail services has been launched on a day of chaos across the network for passengers.

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John Gregor, executive director at ANM Group with Joanna  Foubister, Grampian regional events manager.

Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs opens new office at ANM

The Scottish Association of Young Farmers’ Clubs (SAYFC) North Region has opened a new office at Thainstone Agricultural Centre, Inverurie. This is through a new partnership with ANM Group, continued supporters of the Association.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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St. Fergus site visit for NESCoL students

St. Fergus site visit for Shell students

First year NESCol Shell Engineering Scheme students recently attended the Shell St Fergus Gas Plant where the cohort were presented with their Personal Protection Equipment as part of their induction programme.

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