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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.

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Stewart Stevenson has called on David Duguid and Douglas Ross to challenge any attempts at a naked power-grab on the devolved administrations by the Tories in Westminster

NE Tories must stand up for Scottish Parliament says MSP

SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson is calling on MPs David Duguid and Douglas Ross to oppose the UK Tory government’s attempts to use the EU Repeal Bill to strip Holyrood of powers.

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Woodhill House in Aberdeen.

Education policy row over online comments

The leader of Aberdeenshire Council has urged councillors to work together instead of posting “inaccurate and misleading accusations” online.

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The politician has long been an advocate for ensuring more is done to tackle the issue in the North East and across Scotland.

MSP who called for further services backs period poverty scheme

Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has backed the launch of a pilot scheme set-up to support low income households affected by period poverty.

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Ms Martin spoke at the second stage of the debate into the Seatbelts for School Transport (Scotland) Bill.

Seatbelt bill is extended

A bill by Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin to ensure seatbelts are on all school transport Gillian Martin has passed its second stage at Holyrood.

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MP David Duguid, Scottish Secretary David Mundell and Chief Executive of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation Bertie Armstrong at Peterhead Fishmarket

Fishing leaders welcome Secretary of State for Scotland to Peterhead

Scottish Secretary David Mundell visited Peterhead this morning and re-iterated the industry's demand for a clean exit from the Common Fisheries Policy.
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Gillian Martin says it is incredibly important more is done to highlight the challenges our young people face in the digital age

MSP to highlight online safety after North-east incident

A North East politician will be joined by an MSYP tomorrow to talk about sexual harassment and bullying.

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Scottish Conservative David Duguid said the Tories were "in good shape" ahead of the Banff & Buchan announcement.

A night of shocks as Tories hit SNP with triple whammy

The usual bravado and confidence of the SNP was decidedly lacking on Thursday night as it quickly became apparent that things weren’t quite going to go their way.

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Andrew Bowie took the West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine seat from the SNP's Stuart Donaldson.

MPs elected to represent Aberdeenshire’s three constituencies

The MPs who will represent Aberdeenshire’s three UK Parliament constituencies have been confirmed.

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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SNP candidate Eilidh Whiteford

General Election: Whiteford unsure of win

SNP candidate Eilidh Whiteford has admitted that she thinks a win for the SNP in the Banff and Buchan constituency is “quite unlikely”.

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Scottish Conservative candidate for Banff and Buchan, David Duguid

General Election: Tories in "good shape"

Scottish Conservative candidate for Banff and Buchan, David Duguid, is here at the count.
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SNP Candidate Eilidh Whiteford meets with pensioners at the Albert Hotel in Peterhead.

Pensioners warn of fears over Tory plans for social care

Banff and Buchan SNP candidate Eilidh Whiteford has met with pensioners today concerned over Tory plans to ditch the Triple Lock and cut social care.

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Eilidh Whiteford says Peterhead could have been a world leader in CCS

Hundreds back campaign to protect Peterhead Power Station

Hundreds of North East residents have backed a campaign to help save Peterhead Power Station.

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Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson arrives via helicopter.

Davidson in flying visit to Banff and Buchan

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson hit the campaign trail in Banff and Buchan today as part of a whistle-stop helicopter tour of key battleground seats.

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Cllr Peter Argyle says causing alarm to parents and communities, should be seen for what it is; a cynical ploy to distract from the real questions in this election

SNP scare-mongering rejected

Aberdeenshire Council's Liberal Democrat Group Leader has said the SNP is 'scaremongering' over claims that rural schools are to close.

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Eilidh Whiteford says iIn rural Aberdeenshire, where schools have closed, the community has paid a heavy price.

Tory threat to rural schools in Banff and Buchan says SNP

The SNP says the future of rural schools in Banff and Buchan could be under threat as a Tory-led coalition at Aberdeenshire Council revealed plans for a review.
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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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In the SNPs manifesto it was revealed the party would push once again for the technology to be implemented at the site in Peterhead.

SNP manifesto backs calls for CCS at Peterhead Power Station

The SNP manifesto has renewed calls to protect Peterhead Power Station with the revival of plans for Carbon Capture Storage (CCS) in the North East.

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Bosses at some of the biggest employers in the region have endorsed the former Banff Academy and Macduff Primary School pupil.

Leading businessmen give backing to Duguid

Leading businessmen in Banff and Buchan have thrown their weight behind Scottish Conservative candidate David Duguid’s campaign in the general election.

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