Aberdeenshire businesses win big at the Scottish Rural Awards

Aberdeenshire businesses are celebrating the following award wins at the 2018 Scottish Rural Awards.

Armed police on the streets following a terror alert. Photo by Neil Hanna Photography

Terrorism: Be alert and take action

Members of the public are being encouraged to report suspicious activity in a bid to prevent terrorism.

Hairspray is at His Majesty's Theatre, Aberdeen, from March 19 to 24.

Meet the Nicest Kids in Town when Hairspray hits the stage in Aberdeen

One of the West End’s favourite musical comedies, Hairspray, is returning to His Majesty’s Theatre in Aberdeen from Monday, March 19, to Saturday, March 24.

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Elkie Brooks is performing at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen.

Aberdeen welcomes a Pearl of a singer

Singer Elkie Brooks has been on a musical journey for the past five decades – and has no intention of stopping any time soon.

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Punk favourites Stiff Little Fingers are playing the Lemon Tree, Aberdeen, on Monday, March 19.

No Going Back as Stiff Little Fingers prepare for Aberdeen gig

More than four decades ago, Stiff Little Fingers (SLF) were at the forefront of the punk movement.

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How far will your car run on the fuel warning light?

How far will your car run on the fuel warning light - and can you get in trouble for running out of petrol?

It’s a feeling every motorist has experienced at least once in the run-up to payday: you’re trying to scrape every last drop of fuel out of your tank, and the dreaded fuel warning light comes on.

Musical partners...Felix Slavin and Andrew Pankhurst are ably backed by Rosie Gemmell (13), Sarah Edwards (12), Freya Edwards (14) and Calum Shand (12).

Readers asked to play their part in Pass It On Week 2018

Zero Waste Scotland is asking readers to help make sweet music for this year’s national re-use week, which runs from Saturday, March 10, to Sunday, March 18.

Making their voices heard...Enable's magnificent seven Change Champions have already given their own presentation to MSPs at the Scottish Parliament.

Help Enable Scotland stamp out bullying: Be The Change

Nine out of 10 people with a learning disability have been bullied in their own communities.

All mapped out...VisitScotland celebrated our own stars of the big screen with its Six Degrees of Scotland map, linking this year's Oscar contenders with film locations across the country.

Scotland’s Oscar links mapped out by VisitScotland

There were no big Scottish winners at the 90th Academy Awards but Scotland is out in front in the Hollywood filming stakes, with a host of big-budget movies now being shot here.

Volunteers ready to begin the launch walk

Footpath project launch

A project has been launched to improve footpaths in the Strathdon area.

A new safety campaign is urging all road users to take greater care and consideration when travelling in built-up areas.

New campaign urges drivers to slow down in town

New research reveals over a third of drivers (34 per cent) rush through town if they’re running late for work, with more than half (58 per cent) admitting to taking risks when travelling in built-up areas, such as jumping amber lights (19 per cent) and travelling over the speed limit (19 per cent) in a bid to be ‘on time’.

New legislation on the minimum pricing of alcohol will be introduced on May 1 this year.

Campaign to raise awareness with retailers of alcohol minimum pricing

Owners of the 5300 convenience stores across Scotland will be the focus of a new awareness-raising campaign on the introduction of a minimum unit price for alcohol.

Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Millions of pounds stolen through cyber enabled crime in Scotland

Police Scotland is warning the public to be alert after businesses and individuals across the country were scammed out of millions of pounds.

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MPs must protect the local press from damaging Lords amendment

This week the Prime Minister announced a review into the health of the news media, including the regional and local press.

Killer set...Seal turned on the style with his big band at the Usher Hall in Edinuburgh on Saturday night, performing Standards as well as some of his biggest hits. (Pic: Robert Kidd)

Seal is a sensation singing Standards in Scotland

From the second Seal swaggered onto the stage, clicking his fingers as the big band played the opening chords for Luck Be a Lady, everyone in the audience knew they were in for a treat.

Red flags...should be flying for potential puppy owners if they are ever asked to pick up their new pet from a car park. So it's best to Adopt, Don't Shop. (Pic: Courtesy of the SSPCA)

Readers can help improve animal welfare in Scotland

The Environment Minister, MSP Roseanna Cunningham, has asked our readers to have their say on the public consultation to regulate and license animal sanctuaries and rehoming centres in Scotland.

Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

British Transport Police are supporting the campaign to tackle knife crime.

Transport police take campaign to tackle knife crime on to our railways

British Transport Police officers in Scotland are supporting a national week of action tackling knife crime.

Public to be consulted on the future of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

Public to be consulted on the future of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service

The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is seeking the views of the public on proposed changes to the role of firefighters.

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