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Firm gold sponsor for Boat Festival

ACE Winches is pleased to announce its support for the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival held annually in Portsoy.

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New PPA Board members

New PPA Board members

The Convenor, Gavin Thain and Chief Executive Ian Laidlaw welcomed two new PPA Board members at the Boards first meeting of the year on Wednesday, February 15.

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The new Travelodge in Peterhead will open in the coming weeks

200 job applications for Peterhead Travelodge

Travelodge received 200 job applications for the 15 positions at the new Peterhead hotel.

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Alex Salmond and Phil Rennie at the opening of the new Tekserv office

Firm celebrates success with office move

A local IT support provider is marking a highly successful third year in business with a move to new premises in response to the increasing demand for its services.

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BEAR Scotland’s ‘Sir Andy Flurry’, Gritallica’ and ‘Ready, Spready, GO’ gritters get set to tackle wintery conditions!

BEAR Scotland’s ‘Sir Andy Flurry’, Gritallica’ and ‘Ready, Spready, GO’ gritters get set to tackle wintery conditions!

With cold and wintry conditions forecast for the North East, BEAR Scotland are at the ready with their aptly named gritters.

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The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Scottish economy has seen an increase in growth courtesy of champions of the great outdoors, The Caravan Club. Members of The Club spent a huge £37 million off-site when in the region in 2016 – an increase of £2 million compared to £35 million in 2015.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Scottish history sparks tourism rise

Scotland is capitalising on the booming demand from international tourists who wish to explore the country’s history and heritage, Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop revealed today.

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The report shows that the general overall picture is of increasing abundance of stocks

Fishermen welcome new report on recovering fish stocks

Scottish fishermen have welcomed a new report which highlights that most major whitefish stocks have increased in Scottish waters since the mid-2000s while fishing pressure has reduced significantly.

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Elevator Awards 2017 launch.

Pictured (l to r): Professor Gary McEwan, Mark Williams, Russell Whyte with P7 pupils from Kaimhill Primary, Dylan Clark, Amber Ritchie and Sam Byres 

Picture by Michal Wachucik / Abermedia.

Businesses celebrate launch of Elevator Awards 2017

Entrepreneurs and business leaders from throughout the North-east are being invited to enter the biggest celebration of the region’s achievements with the launch of the 17th annual Elevator Awards.

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John Cropley of Buchan Community Radio

BCR’s urgent appeal to find new premises

Buchan Community Radio (BCR) is looking for new premises as they have just one year left at their current location.

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The Clydesdale Bank Mintlaw branch

MSP to meet with bank bosses to discuss closures

Banffshire & Buchan Coast SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson is to meet with Clydesdale Bank senior management to discuss their planned closures.

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An artist's impression of the carbon capture development at Peterhead

Carbon capture project cost taxpayers £100 million

A report from the National Audit Office has revealed that the UK Government spent around £100 million on a competition for developing ground-breaking carbon capture and storage technology before scrapping the plans.

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Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing.

Crab and lobster conservation measures

Scottish shellfish are to be given additional protection through new conservation measures announced by Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing today.

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The Clydesdale branch in Mintlaw

Call for bank closure rethink

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Mackie's delicious chocolate ice cream

Cream of the crop required for sweet job

A dream opportunity awaits an ice cream enthusiast – as one of Scotland’s top food brands begins the hunt for the manager of its flagship ice cream parlour.

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The contract will be the first time ACE Winches newly developed 500te reel drive system is used

ACE Winches secures spooling contract with Oceaneering

Turriff-based ACE Winches, has secured a spooling contract with Oceaneering for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project.

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MSP Gillian Martin says our tourism industry is going from strength to strength.

Tourism jobs boost for Aberdeenshire

The number of people working in tourism in Aberdeenshire increased by 8% in one year, new figures show – with Scotland as a whole seeing an increase of 11%.

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NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

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Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have today been revealed by the Government.

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