Just a week left to spend or bank your old Bank of England paper fivers

People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status.

Satnam Ner with Grahame Smith. Fraser Band photography.

STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

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Woolworths could be set for a return?

Woolworths set for shock return to the high street

Collapsed retailer Woolworths could be set to make a surprise return to the high street, according to reports.


VIDEO: Goodbye Queenie Bridge!

A new Peterhead aerial imaging and videography company has captured the removal of the town’s Queenie Bridge on a time-lapse video.

Farmer Sandy Ingram pictured with his new Home Cured products bacon with maple syrup and bacon with treacle syrup.

New bacon range to launch at Taste of Grampian

Visitors to this year’s Taste of Grampian food and drink festival at Thainstone on June 3 will have the opportunity to sample two exciting new bacon products which will be officially launched at the event.

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.

New fisheries measures now in effect

Beginning on April 17, fishermen without a licence will be restricted to a daily limit on a number of shellfish species.

Near normal train service promised during strike action

Near normal train service promised during strike action

Virgin Trains is reassuring customers that it will run a near normal timetable during the industrial action announced by the RMT. The union says its members will walk-out for 48 hours on April 28 and 29 on Virgin Trains east coast route.

Heather McGee of Senoritas

Double award success for Senoritas

A Peterhead beauty salon owner is celebrating after winning two prestigious business awards.

Union to ballot local authority workers

Union to ballot local authority workers

UNISON members have instructed their trade union to ballot 70,000 local government members across every local authority in Scotland on industrial action.

Easter commuters face travel delays

Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

The Fulmar 3 bedroom terrace villa at Sunnyside

Bright new homes by the sea in Toon

Deveron Homes are about to launch a new range of 2, 3 and 4 bed homes at Sunnyside in Peterhead.

Pauline Findlay with her dad Bill Bruce outside the Queen Street shop.

Toon shop closes after 
19 years

A popular Peterhead shop has closed its doors for the final time after 19 years in the town centre.

Competition winner Lesley Carle with her poem that will be on display at the hotel reception

Travelodge officially opens in the Blue Toon

Travelodge has officially opened its first hotel in Peterhead, which is also the town’s first branded hotel.
Councillors Fiona McRae and Anne Allan at the new Peterhead Travelodge in Chapel Street

Travelodge opening hailed as boost for Peterhead regeneration

Local councillors Fiona McRae and Anne Allan have hailed the opening of the new Travelodge in Peterhead as a tremendous boost for the town centre.

Drum Castle in Banchory saw a visitor increase of 87.5 per cent

Tourism soars at three north east attractions

Tourism levels in the North East soared last year with three major attractions in Aberdeenshire posting increased visitor numbers of up to 134.5 per cent.

Gyles Brandreth will host the awards ceremony.

Finalists revealed for North-east’s Elevator business awards

Twenty-seven finalists in one of the North-east’s highest profile business awards - the Elevator Awards 2017 – were announced this week.

Stagecoach North Scotland Managing Director Mark Whitelocks on the modified coach

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.

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.

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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