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Initiative aims to protect Aberdeenshire sunbed users

Aberdeenshire Council’s Environmental Health Service will soon be measuring the UV output from sunbed tubes used by tanning shops across the area.

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800 Aberdeenshire pupils take part in fun running event

Primary school children in Aberdeenshire came together to take part in a free running event last week.

Lifestyle
A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

Quiz: How good is your Scottish Gaelic?

Take our quiz and see how well you know Scotland's second language
Arts
Ben Nevis via the Carn Mor Dearg Arete is one of Mollie Hughes' favourite Scottish walks (Photo: Shutterstock)

7 of the best walks in Scotland - according to an Everest climber

Edinburgh mountaineer Mollie Hughes reveals her seven favourite climbs in Scotland.
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Mollie Hughes has summited Mount Everest twice

How Scotland's mountains prepared Mollie Hughes for Everest

Edinburgh mountaineer Mollie Hughes explains how living in Scotland prepared her for record-breaking climb of Mount Everest.
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Atholl Palace Hotel in Pitlochry is a great weekend getaway (Photo: Contributed)

10 three-night summer staycations in Scotland for less than £300

Whether you're planning a romantic trip for two, a family excursion or a group holiday with a difference - we’ve put together a list of fantastic places to stay here in Scotland.

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The Fisherfield Forest Munros contain two of Scotlands least climbed mountains (Photo: Shutterstock)

The 10 wildest and least climbed Munros in Scotland

Head into the wilderness and take on one of the most remote Munros.
Lifestyle
The Stroke Association provides support and information to stroke survivors and their families.

Stroke survivors falling through the gaps in care

Stroke survivors’ chances of making the best recovery is being put at significant risk due to insufficient data on the availability of rehabilitation therapy after stroke.

Health
The EIS says teachers' salaries have gone down 20 per cent in real terms in the last decade.

Teachers urged to send clear message to John Swinney calling for a ‘fair pay increase’

Scotland’s biggest teaching union is further pushing its calls for a 10 per cent pay rise for all teachers.

Education
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Why your phone may not be working today

BT are working to sort problems which are affecting phones in parts of Fife, Perthshire, and Aberdeenshire.

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The GMB Union says the pay offer will widen the gap between the highest and lowest paid council workers.

Scottish council workers urged to reject ‘unfair’ pay offer

Council workers across Scotland are being urged to reject an “unfair and unacceptable” pay offer.

Politics
Loch Etchachan and Ben MacDui in the heart of the Cairngorms ' still under snow and ice at the beginning of May.

Don’t slip up in Scotland’s snowy mountains this bank holiday

As the May Bank Holiday approaches, hill walkers are being urged to treat long-lying snow patches with caution.

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Lucie Jones as Elle Woods in Legally Blonde The Musical, currently appearing at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen.

Presenting the case for Legally Blonde The Musical

Oh my God...Oh my God.....the catchy chorus for the opening number of Legally Blonde The Musical at His Majesty's Theatre on Tuesday night had the audience hooked from the start.

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A minimum of 50p per unit is now being added to the price of alcohol. Photo: John Devlin

Scotland leads the way with mininum unit pricing for alcohol

Scotland has become the first country in the world to implement minimum unit pricing for alcohol.

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Reflecting the challenging year for the sector, figures also reveal a 14.4% drop in total sales (domestic and international combined) for the year

Scotland’s oil and gas sector sustains strong international reputation

International activity from Scotland’s oil and gas supply chain expanded to account for almost 55% of the industry’s total sales during 2016/17.

Business
An animated game show based on cases investigated by Police Scotland has been developed to highlight the dangers of shopping online without taking proper steps to protect your security.

Police warn of hidden dangers of shopping online

Police Scotland is warning of the hidden dangers of shopping online after consumers’ details were used to set up websites selling counterfeit products.

Crime
Transport Minister Humza Yousaf is joined by STV presenter Jennifer Reoch and the Capital Radio's Des Clarke to launch Pedal for Scotland's 20th Glasgow to Edinburgh ride, which will take place on Sunday, September 9. (Photo: � Craig Watson)

Pedal for Scotland launches the country’s biggest bike event

Thousands of people are being encouraged to get on their bikes to raise money for charities at milestone event.

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Launch of Citizen Girl...Emma Ritch and Talat Yaqoob from Women 50:50 join up with Girlguiding Scotland members to launch their 2018 campaign.

Girlguiding Scotland steers girls towards politics

Girlguiding Scotland and Women 50:50 have joined forces to empower a new generation of girls, with their joint Citizen Girl project. Here, we find out more about it...

Lifestyle

New digital archive gives snapshot of Scotland in 1970s

Two extensive surveys of rural Scotland undertaken during the 1970s are now more accessible to the public after a project by Historic Environment Scotland to digitise their archives.

Lifestyle
Eating healthy foods could help reduce your risk of cancer.

Reduce your risk of cancer – and watch for signs and symptoms

Many people think that cancer is due to chance, fate or just bad luck. But there is now convincing evidence that around 40 per cent of cancers can be prevented if our lifestyles were to change for the better.

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