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MSP launches film project

An MSP has launched a collaborative project for students at college in the North East to create a film around the dangers of social media including sexting and revenge porn.

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Ms Martin has campaigned around online safety since earlier this year when the case of an 11-year-old girl in the North-East was revealed.

MSP to call on Scottish Government for response to rise in sexting

Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin will call on the Scottish Government for a response on the increase in incidents recorded involving young people and sexting.

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Gillian Martin spoke in Parliament after it was confirmed there would be continued support for more than 1,000 offices in the North-East

MSP backs support for North-east after Barclay review findings

The Scottish Government has revealed it will continue to support businesses in the North-East with continued transitional relief for office spaces.

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David Duguid is one of four Scottish Conservative MPs to have been confirmed as a member of the committee

Banff and Buchan MP secures place on key Westminster committee

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has pledged to make the most of a new opportunity to stand up for his north-east constituency after securing a place on the Scottish Affairs Committee.

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Alex Salmond on the Edinburgh Fringe stage

Curtain call on ex-First Minister’s Fringe show

Following a run of 19 sold-out shows at the Edinburgh Fringe Alex Salmond is refusing to rule out an early return to the stage.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Mr Bowie said a similar celebration had proved a great success when the new roadbridge over the Forth was finished.

MP calls for open day on completed AWPR

A North East MP has called for the Aberdeen bypass to be opened up to pedestrians and cyclists for a day before it opens to traffic to emulate an event to mark the completion of the Queensferry Crossing.

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The politicians support comes after she put forward a joint resolution to the SNPs National Council last year.

MSP backs Labour's calls to help end period poverty in Scotland

Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has backed Scottish Labour’s bid to bring legislation in parliament which could help end period poverty in Scotland.

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Stewart Stevenson MSP with his Mobile Office being welcomed to Whitehills by local councillor Glen Reynolds.

Stevenson completes successful surgery tour

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson completed his annual surgery tour last week, clocking-up nearly 40 surgeries in communities across the constituency.

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Alex Salmond says Donald Trump's opposition to independence should seal the deal for the SNP

Salmond brands Trump a 'complete and utter nincompoop'

Former First Minister Alex Salmond has branded US President Donald Trump 'a complete and utter nincompoop' after he suggested that Scottish independence would be 'terrible'.

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This year's surgery tour will cover 37 communities from Rothiemay in the far west to Boddam at the south-eastern end of the constituency and inland to Aberchirder, New Byth and Memsie.

Stevenson to head off on 17th surgery tour

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has announced details of his forthcoming surgery tour of local communities which commences on Tuesday, August 8.

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Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin fears Brexit is going to be incredibly damaging to the North Sea oil and gas industry.

North-east politicians in plea after damning Brexit report

North East politicians have called on Tory MPs to ensure the region is protected after it was revealed Aberdeen’s economy could take the biggest hit from both a hard or soft Brexit.

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Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin said she met with Humza Yousaf last year to discuss the very issue of transport links

North-east politicans slam 'cheap shot' by MSP

North East politicians have branded claims by a Lib Dem MSP regarding future proposals for a Buchan Railway link as a “cheap shot”.

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Mr Rumbles' comments follows the revelation that the Scottish Government has no plans to re-open rail links between Aberdeen and Peterhead.

"No plans" to re-open Buchan rail link claims MSP

North-east MSP Mike Rumbles has accused former First Minister Alex Salmond of making empty promises during the recent General Election.

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Easter Langlee Landfill Site near Galashiels.

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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