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Branch closures ‘excluding’ those who do not use digital banking, says North-east MSP

The closure of local bank branches is “excluding” those who do not use digital banking, a North-east MSP has said in a motion to the Scottish Parliament.

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Drum Castle in Banchory saw a visitor increase of 87.5 per cent

Tourism soars at three north east attractions

Tourism levels in the North East soared last year with three major attractions in Aberdeenshire posting increased visitor numbers of up to 134.5 per cent.

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Gyles Brandreth will host the awards ceremony.

Finalists revealed for North-east’s Elevator business awards

Twenty-seven finalists in one of the North-east’s highest profile business awards - the Elevator Awards 2017 – were announced this week.

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RBS bank closures are a “blow” to local economy

RBS bank closures are a “blow” to local economy

The closure of three RBS branches in Aberdeenshire has been described as “a blow to the local economy” and high streets.

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Road closed

Road closures planned at Milltimber for AWPR work

A busy route in Deeside is due to close at the end of the month to allow for work on the Aberdeen bypass.

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John Kenned designed four cowled metal seats at Corgarff

New North-east scenic snow road to hit milestone

An ambitious scheme to bolster tourism in the North-east by turning the 90-mile route between Blairgowrie and Grantown into one of the most beautiful drives in Europe will reach a new milestone at the end of March.

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Ecosse Subsea Services managing director Mark Gillespie, left, with chairman Mike Wilson.

Banchory subsea technology company appoints new MD to drive growth

A Banchory based subsea technology company has appointed a new managing director in a move to drive “significant” growth over the next five years.

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Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Jobs optimism in Scotland falls to lowest in UK

Scottish employers plan to cut jobs in the second quarter of this year, according to a new survey by workforce experts ManpowerGroup.

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Asda is cutting prices at the pumps.

Asda cuts fuel prices by 2p per litre

Asda is cutting up to 2p per litre off fuel at its filling stations across the country.

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UK boats are only being allowed to catch a small proportion of fish stocks in our waters.

Aberdeen-based study reveals fish quotas grossly lower than stocks

Most UK fish quotas are tiny relative to the size of stocks in our waters, according to a major new report by university scientists.

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Deeside estates recognised for Aboyne Academy partnership

Deeside estates recognised for Aboyne Academy partnership

A trio of Deeside estates have been recognised for their involvement in an innovative partnership that engages school pupils with rural business.

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Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland

Opening the door to a bright future in law

The law is constantly evolving, both in terms of the legislation itself and the people who are shaping the profession. Where the law was traditionally dominated by educated men of a certain class, work is being – and has been – done to make the profession more accessible to people from backgrounds where a career as a solicitor may never previously have been an option.

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Pictured are: Mairi Docherty (Goal Training), Nicolle Stewart, Alexander Burnett, Marco Rossetti and Jacqueline Reid (Skills Development Scotland)

MSP visits Potarch Café to mark apprentice week

Aberdeenshire West MSP Alexander Burnett visited the Potarch Café and Restaurant In Royal Deeside yesterday to mark Scottish Apprentice Week.

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Businessman Bert McIntosh has criticised the Vodafone service in parts of Deeside

Deeside businessman slates mobile phone reception

A prominent Deeside businessman has taken mobile phone giant Vodafone to task over reception in the area.

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Council workers tackle the snow

High level Deeside roads to get additional winter treatment

Aberdeenshire Council’s roads service has decided to give extra attention to three of its highest level rural routes when carrying out winter maintenance with all of them in Deeside.

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Rob Bain, managing director at Paradigm Flow Services.

10 new jobs at Drumoak based oil and gas services provider

Leading Aberdeenshire-based oil and gas services provider Paradigm Flow Services has secured work worth in excess of £5 million since the beginning of this year – and is now seeking to grow its team as the upward trend looks set to continue.

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A scene from Granite. CityMoves Fusion. Production photography by Michal Wachucik (30th March 2016, Marischal College Quadrangle, Aberdeen).

Cultural groups across Aberdeenshire urged to apply for funding

Cultural organisations across Aberdeenshire are being urged to get their funding applications in now for the next financial year to secure business/arts partnership funding.

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Significant Bypass works at A944

Significant Bypass works at A944

Substantial works are planned to take place on the A944 at South Kingswells from this weekend with a contraflow as part of the construction works for the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) project.

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David and Sophie Littlewood, Nigel and Helen Hake will run the Tor Na Coille and Kildrummy Inn as a family business.

Future of iconic Deeside hotel assured

The future of an iconic, four-star country house hotel in Royal Deeside is assured as it has come under new management.

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Stagecoach Group has launched its 2017 Champions Awards for employees.

Nominate your favourite employee for the Stagecoach Champion Awards

Stagecoach Group has launched its 2017 Champions Awards for employees and is inviting bus and coach passengers in the East of Scotland to nominate their favourite member of staff for the Customer Service Champions Award.

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