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New law to aid community buyouts

Scottish communities will find it easier to take over land or buildings currently in public ownership due to a new law which came into force today (Monday).

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Gillian Martin says the new funding is very welcome news for Aberdeenshire

MSP welcomes early years workforce expansion in Shire

The Scottish Government announcement that there will be an extra £1.5 million investment for more nursery teachers and graduates in deprived areas across Scotland has been welcomed by local MSP for Aberdeenshire East Gillian Martin – with Aberdeenshire set to receive six additional teachers or graduates.

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Eilidh Whiteford MP has questioned the Prime Minister on her passing reference to the interests of Spanish fishermen during the negotiations to leave theEU.

MP questons PM on Spanish fishermen deal

Today, MP for Banff and Buchan, Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP, questioned the Prime Minister on her passing reference to the interests of Spanish fishermen during the negotiations to leave the EU.

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Peter Chapman has encouraged Scottish Government ministers to fully engage with their UK counterparts.

SNP urged to get behind UK Government on Brexit fishing talks

The Scottish Conservatives have again urged the SNP to get behind the UK negotiating team to secure the best Brexit deal for the fishing industry.

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Marion Buchan is looking forward to meeting local residents.

Marion named as Tory candidate for Central Buchan

The Scottish Conservative and Unionist party have announced their official candidate for the Central Buchan Ward of Aberdeenshire Council in next year’s Local Government Elections.

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The First Minister has announced �29 million of funding to help tackle poverty.

£29 million to tackle poverty

Organisations that tackle poverty can now have access to a new £29 million funding pot set up by the Scottish Government.

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Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Press freedom in Scotland “at risk” from UK Government proposals

Proposals to regulate the press in England and Wales would “pose a potential threat to press freedom” in Scotland, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said.

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Ms Martin says tthe concerted efforts of the SNP administration to focus on youth employment have paid off

Martin hails successes of focus on youth jobs

Fair work will be at the heart of the SNP’s drive to help more young people into work, as figures show that youth employment in Scotland is higher than in the rest of the UK.

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Stewart Stevenson new picture

MSP secures fishing debate

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has secured a Parliamentary Members’ debate on the Scottish Fishermen Federaton’s ‘A Sea of Opportunity’ campaign.

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Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Universal basic income scheme set to trial

Scotland is set to pilot a radical scheme to give every citizen a universal basic income (UBI), regardless of whether they work or not.

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Councillor Tom Malone

Peterhead councillor resigns

Councillor Tom Malone is to leave his post as a councillor for Peterhead South and Cruden.
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First Minister's Christmas party.

First Minister’s Christmas message

First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon said: “Christmas is about spending time with those we love, and for thinking about friends and family at home and abroad.

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Stewart Stevenson has backed the Scottish Governments proposals to keep Scotland outside the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) but within the European Single Market.

Stevenson backs Scottish Government on fishing proposals

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson, has backed the Scottish Government’s proposals to keep Scotland outside the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) but within the European Single Market.

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Gillian Martin has backed the Scottish Governments proposals to keep Scotland in the European Single Market

Martin backs plan to keep Scotland in EU single market

Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, has backed the Scottish Government’s proposals to keep Scotland in the European Single Market and stop the “national disaster” of a hard Brexit.
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Stewart Stevenson says the Tories are 'clueless' on council funding

Tories 'clueless' on council funding says MSP

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson has criticised the Tories for being clueless on Council Tax and scaremongering in the North-east.Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson has criticised the Tories for being clueless on Council Tax and scaremongering in the North-east.

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Cllr Martin Ford says a Council Tax increase is necessary next year.

Council Tax rise 'necessary' says DIGG

Aberdeenshire's Democratic Independent and Green Group (DIGG) councillors – Paul Johnston and Martin Ford – have made clear their belief that Aberdeenshire Council needs to do all it can to protect vital public services.

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Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford.

MP secures successful vote for Bill

MP for Banff and Buchan, Dr Eilidh Whiteford has welcomed the vote in Parliament today on her Private Member’s Bill for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention.

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New legislation introduced by the Scottish Parliament will tighen up planning controls for pay day lenders and betting shops on Scotlands high streets.

Tighter controls over high street “blight”

The “blight” of pay day lenders and betting operators on Scotland’s high streets will be tackled with stricter planning controls from now on.

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Stewart Stevenson MSP

MSP backs Scottish Government on renewables

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson has backed the Scottish Government’s continuing support for Scottish renewables.

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Scottish Conservative Alex Johnstone MSP

Death of North East MSP Alex Johnstone

Alex Johnstone, the Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East of Scotland, has died at the age of 55.

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