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Council cleared of cover-up and wasting public cash money charge

Scottish Borders Council did the right thing by scrapping a deal for a £21m waste transfer plant at Easter Langlee near Galashiels, even though the cost to the public purse was £2.4m, according to Audit Scotland.


Floral displays are blooming marvellous

The New Parish Church of Peterhead hosted its annual Scottish Week flower festival throughout last week.

A wealth of fishing history was on display at the port auction room.

Hundreds find out about fishing past

This year's Scottish Fishing Heritage Centre Exhibition has proved extremely popular, with a steady flow of visitors throughout the week.

The Arena hosts a wide range of events each year

AECC announces arena sponsor title change

Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) has unveiled the title change of its key sponsor, with the Aberdeen arena now named the BHGE Arena.

Andy Duncan and Ellis Mutch

Aberdeen & Northern Marts strengthens team with two Livestock Fieldsmen

Aberdeen & Northern Marts, part of ANM Group has announced the appointment of Andy Duncan and Ellis Mutch as Livestock Fieldsmen.

The drop-in surgery, to be held at Thainstone Mart on Friday, August 11, is open to all NFU Scotland members.

Free cash flow surgery for NFUS members

With the current financial climate continuing to prove challenging for farming and crofting businesses, and the need for agricultural businesses to plan ahead, a free cash flow surgery is being run for NFU Scotland members.

Club members (left to right): Dave Johnston, Michele Emslie, George Cordiner, Corine Hutchison and Dougie Gauld at the exhibition in the Encounter Cafe at Drummer's Corner.

Top tips offered from camera club members

Members of Craigewan Camera Club were kept busy throughout Scottish Week with their exhibition at the Encounter Cafe in Drummer's Corner.

A fantastic display by Dan Harris.

Lego mania at the prison museum

Lego fans were treated to a fantastic display of models at Peterhead Prison Museum at the start of Scottish Week.

There was an impressive array of talent on show at this year's Peterhead's Got Talent show at the community theatre.

Peterhead is brimming with talent!

This year's Scottish Week Peterhead's Got Talent proved that there is a wealth of future stars in our midst.

The Saga Pearl II arrive in Peterhead on Wednesday.

Cruise ship arrives in Peterhead

The third of five cruise ships to visit Peterhead arrived in the port on Wednesday morning - and was greeted with glorious sunshine.

The 3-6 months winners

Amelie wins 2017 Bonny Baby competition

The Scottish Week Bonny Baby competiton returned to the Palace Hotel on Wednesday.

The menareexpectedto appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court later today (Friday, July 21).

Two charged following wilflul fireraising

Two men aged 33 have been charged in relation to an alleged wilful fireraising at a storage building adjacent to the Social Club at Market Street, Maud, on May 27.

Buchan Queen Bonnie-Leigh Wilson with her tea dance partners Charles and Kathleen Simpson.

Packed house for tea dance

Peterhead's Palace Hotel was packed to the rafters for this year's Scottish Week League of Friends cream tea dance.

Robert Cook with Buchan Queen, Bonnie-Leigh Wilson and princesses Karla Innes and Patricia Strachan beside the 1958 Russian diving helmet at this year's antiques valuation and buying day.

A few gems unearthed at antiques event

A few gems have been unearthed at this year's Scottish Week antiques valuation and buying day at the Palace Hotel.

From left: John Fairweather, regional resilience advisor, Karen Macaulay, national emergency preparedness communications and liaison manager (both Scottish Ambulance Service), Mark Ilderton, head of ScotRail Alliance Integrated Control.

Early interventions help unwell customers and cut delays

Delays to trains where a customer has taken ill and needs urgent medical treatment have been cut by 37 per cent due to a new partnership between the ScotRail Alliance and the Scottish Ambulance Service.

The contraflow is expected to be in place from 8pm on Friday, July 21 until 6am on Monday, July 24

A90 Contraflow this weekend at Blackdog

A contraflow will be in place on the A90 at Blackdog this weekend to enable the contractor for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral/Balmedie to Tipperty project to dismantle scaffolding from a new structure at Blackdog Junction.

The CLD team in Peterhead are looking for volunteers to help adults to brush up on basic literacy, numeracy and IT skills.

Call for volunteers in Peterhead

Can you spare an hour or two a week? Would you like to give something back to your community?

The Peterhead Lido Caravan Park

Future of Toon caravan park ‘uncertain’

The site manager of the Peterhead Lido Caravan Park has voiced her concern about its future following the collapse of Peterhead Projects.

The Trust currently has 12 volunteer threat detectors in Scotland but wants to add a further ten

Woodland Trust Scotland seeks “Threat Detectors”

Woodland Trust Scotland is recruiting volunteers to spot planning applications which will harm or destroy ancient trees and woodland.

The 2017 update of the Aberdeenshire Action Programme is now available online.

Update sets out progress on latest Local Development Plan

The team behind the delivery of Aberdeenshire’s latest planning blueprint for future development has given an update on its progress.

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