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"22.01.2017 08:54:18" Timeline Photos Whatever you're up to, have a great Sunday!
"21.01.2017 19:30:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Centre to host its largest show to-date Buchanhaven Heritage Society is to host a major art exhibition later this year - the largest exhibition to be held at the auld schoolie to-date.
"21.01.2017 19:01:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Teams encouraged to sign up for Relay for Life Peterhead Teams are being encouraged to sign up for this year's Relay for Life Peterhead.
"21.01.2017 18:01:16" buchanobserver.co.uk University Mental Health expert discusses oil and gas industry A senior lecturer at Robert Gordon University (RGU) has given his views on mental health in the oil and gas industry, as part of a campaign with Petroplan.
"21.01.2017 11:04:39" Timeline Photos It's National Hugging Day today, so remember to give your loved ones a big hug!
"20.01.2017 18:37:37" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP to meet with bank bosses to discuss closures Banffshire & Buchan Coast SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson is to meet with Clydesdale Bank senior management to discuss their planned closures. Stewart Stevenson MSP is to meet with the bosses to discuss the closures which were announced this week.
"20.01.2017 13:56:26" buchanobserver.co.uk 10 most complained-about adverts in 2016 The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year. Men in hotpants and Scottish football fans are on the list. Did any of these annoy you?
"20.01.2017 13:27:59" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP to meet with bank bosses to discuss closures Banffshire & Buchan Coast SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson is to meet with Clydesdale Bank senior management to discuss their planned closures.
"20.01.2017 13:01:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Carbon capture project cost taxpayers £100 million A report from the National Audit Office has revealed that the UK Government spent around £100 million on a competition for developing ground-breaking carbon capture and storage technology before scrapping the plans.
"19.01.2017 14:56:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Review of health and care public holiday services The Scottish Government is to commission a review of the way health and social care services are provided over public holiday periods. Do you think our health care system should provide a better service during public holiday periods?
"19.01.2017 14:19:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Acquisitive crime figures fall across Shire Acquisitive crimes have fallen in Aberdeenshire against the five-year average as officers continue to tackle this priority for North East Division.
"19.01.2017 14:19:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Office space strategy moves forward A councillor working group set up to consider the consolidation of two of Aberdeenshire Council's largest office buildings, will make a series of recommendations to full council regarding the future of the project.
"19.01.2017 13:09:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed. Gmail users beware: The email could appear to be from someone you know, maybe even with an attachment you've already had.
"19.01.2017 10:11:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Youth Music Initiative concert A Youth Music Initiative concert will be held at Aden Theatre, in Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, on Sunday, February 5.
"18.01.2017 18:57:28" buchanobserver.co.uk BT “declares war” on nuisance calls A service that aims to block nuisance telephone calls before they actually reach the recipients is being launched by BT. Are you plagued by nuisance calls? BT has launched a new free service that could help.
"18.01.2017 15:33:04" buchanobserver.co.uk Warning over Netflix scam Netflix users are being urged to watch out for online scammers who are targeting users' login and bank account details. Got a Netflix or Amazon Prime account? Don't get caught out...
"18.01.2017 14:47:44" buchanobserver.co.uk First Minister to address NFU Scotland AGM Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is to address delegates attending NFU Scotland's AGM, annual dinner and conference being staged in Glasgow next month.
"18.01.2017 14:43:21" buchanobserver.co.uk 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.
"18.01.2017 13:41:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Warrants carried out in days of action under Operation Pine A number of persons have been arrested and a total of 18 warrants executed as Police Scotland continues its high profile crackdown on violent crime across the North East under Operation PINE.
"18.01.2017 13:11:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Shopmobility in search of new cabin Peterhead Shopmobility is appealing for a new portable cabin after dubbing the current one 'old and unwelcoming'.
"18.01.2017 10:17:49" buchanobserver.co.uk 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.
"18.01.2017 10:15:47" fraserburghherald.co.uk 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.
"17.01.2017 18:46:58" buchanobserver.co.uk School breakfast clubs a 'lifeline' New research reveals a third of today's working British mums would have to give up work if it wasn't for the support of school breakfast clubs. Do you think there should be more breakfast clubs available at our schools?
"17.01.2017 17:32:40" buchanobserver.co.uk DVLA VED car tax: Find out how much you will pay New tax rules will end up costing motorists hundreds of pounds when they come into force in April.
The DVLA's VED car tax is set for an overhaul If you were thinking of buying a new car, you might want to do it before these big changes come in after April 1.
"17.01.2017 16:48:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Car found at Buchanhaven pier An unattended car was found at Buchanhaven harbour last night (Monday).
"17.01.2017 15:33:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Heritage society holds Burns Supper The Buchan Heritage Society annual Burns Supper was held at the Bancar Hotel, Lonmay on Friday, January 13, with a company slightly in ecess of 60.
"17.01.2017 15:31:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Carols by Candlelight raises £5,000 for Mission More than 800 people attended Apex Church's Carols by Candlelight on Sunday, December 18.
"17.01.2017 15:29:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Older people to boost workforce in 2017 With increased pressure on health and social care expected throughout 2017, thousands of older people in Scotland plan to step in and help ease the burden by gifting their time. Over 430,000 people in Scotland aged 55+ plan to volunteer this year - are you one of them?
"17.01.2017 15:08:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Opal is on the slow road to recovery Opal, the abandoned terrier which was found on a street in Fraserburgh, is on the slow road to recovery.
"17.01.2017 13:44:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Cream of the crop required for sweet job A dream opportunity awaits an ice cream enthusiast – as one of Scotland's top food brands begins the hunt for the manager of its flagship ice cream parlour.
"16.01.2017 19:31:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Scots are the biggest movie snackers! Movie lovers in Scotland are the biggest snackers, according to a new survey. Eating crisps in our pants? That's how us Scots like to enjoy a movie apparently!
"16.01.2017 17:42:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Don't let January 16 make you blue! This Monday, January 16, otherwise known as Blue Monday, is renowned for being the most depressing day of the year. Been feeling a bit down today? Apparently it's the most depressing day of the year. Not to worry though...here's some ways to cheer yourself up!
"16.01.2017 16:45:24" buchanobserver.co.uk 'Significant' drop in crime during festive patrols in Peterhead Officers in Peterhead carried out more than 700 hours of high visibility foot patrols in the town over Christmas and New Year, recording a significant drop in crime.
"16.01.2017 16:39:35" buchanobserver.co.uk 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.
"16.01.2017 16:07:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Tories 'wrong' on Broadband claims Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has welcomed the Scottish Government's re-iteration of its commitment to provide broadband to 100% of Scottish homes by 2021.
"16.01.2017 13:01:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Call for SNP to help businesses hit by rocketing rates The Scottish Conservatives have called on SNP Ministers to set up a fund for North East councils to provide transitional relief for businesses hit by rocketing rates.
"16.01.2017 10:34:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Home energy advice for Scottish households Scots are being encouraged to save energy and make their homes more energy efficient.
"16.01.2017 10:26:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Home energy advice for Scottish households Scots are being encouraged to save energy and make their homes more energy efficient.
"15.01.2017 20:00:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Raise a dram to town's whisky distillery Believe it or not, Peterhead's Glenugie Distillery was once one of the top producers of whisky in the area as can be seen from a story taken from the Buchan Observer back in 1967.
"15.01.2017 19:01:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Call for action on A90 verges Why Stop at Ellon campaigner, Cllr Gillian Owen, has expressed concern over the deteriorating state of the verges on stretches along the A90 to Peterhead.
"15.01.2017 17:34:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Call issued for young pipers to join the band Young pipers and drummers from the whole of Aberdeenshire are being encouraged to come forward to join a new pipe band for young musicians from Sandend to St Cyrus and Boddam to Braemar.
"15.01.2017 11:54:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Checking in: Travelodge boost for�Blue Toon Travelodge will open its doors in the Blue Toon at the end of the month bringing a much-needed boost to the local economy and the town centre.
"15.01.2017 09:03:52" Timeline Photos Whether you're planning to stay in your jammies all day, or you're heading out for the day, have a fab day.
"14.01.2017 20:01:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Fundraising gets underway at auld schoolie Buchanhaven Heritage Society will get its 2017 fundraising efforts off to a great start later this month.
"14.01.2017 19:30:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Trump dram sells for £6,000 at auction A bottle of 26 years-old GlenDronach single malt whisky signed by President-elect Donald Trump has sold at auction in Glasgow for £6,000 following fierce bidding.
"14.01.2017 18:53:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens Channel 4 has announced that hit '90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens. Good news for fans of the Crystal Maze...
"14.01.2017 14:55:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Cold Christmas for Toon family A Peterhead woman has spoken of her anger after she and her family were left with no heating or hot water over the festive period.
"14.01.2017 13:29:53" buchanobserver.co.uk New snow warning issued by Met Office The Met Office has issued an updated yellow 'Be alert' weather warning for snow and ice for the north east. The Met Office has issued a new yellow weather warning for snow and ice.
"14.01.2017 09:39:40" Timeline Photos Whatever your plans are today, we hope you have a great day!
"13.01.2017 18:01:30" buchanobserver.co.uk 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. What are your thoughts on this?
"13.01.2017 16:10:30" buchanobserver.co.uk MP and MSP welcome increased ambulance cover Dr. Eilidh Whiteford MP and Stewart Stevenson MSP have welcomed news that ambulance cover has been increased in advance of an additional ambulance and paramedic team being established at Peterhead. So, it's finally happening!
"13.01.2017 16:09:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Cold Christmas for Toon family A Peterhead woman has spoken of her anger after she and her family were left with no heating or hot water over the festive period.
"13.01.2017 16:03:43" buchanobserver.co.uk It's not a rat...it's a hamster! A Peterhead youngster was reunited with his beloved missing hamster after five weeks thanks to an amazing twist of fate.
"13.01.2017 15:17:31" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP seeks swift resolution in BrewDog land valuation stand-off Aberdeenshire East MSP is seeking a resolution to a disagreement on land value between Aberdeenshire Council and BrewDog following the publication of statement by the brewing company on its website.
"13.01.2017 10:39:45" buchanobserver.co.uk New Year; new start for Scottish SPCA's longest resident The Scottish SPCA is seeking a new home for Snowflake the cornsnake, who has been at the Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre for over three years. Can you give Snowflake a home?
"12.01.2017 15:28:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Police warn public to remain vigilant following attempted telephone scam Police have urged the public to remain vigilant to attempted telephone scams after an elderly gentleman was recently targeted.
"12.01.2017 14:11:28" buchanobserver.co.uk ACE Winches secures spooling contract with Oceaneering Turriff-based ACE Winches, has secured a spooling contract with Oceaneering for Shell's Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project.
"12.01.2017 13:25:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Andrew gets promotion Peterhead-based residential surveyor Andrew Sykes has been promoted to partner at Shepherd Chartered Surveyors.
"12.01.2017 11:31:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Flood alert for Aberdeenshire Floodline has issued a flood alert for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.
"12.01.2017 10:29:24" buchanobserver.co.uk GIRFEC hosts community cafe At the end of last month Mintlaw CSN's local Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) group hosted a v ery successful community cafe event at MACBI.
"12.01.2017 09:58:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Tourism jobs boost for Aberdeenshire The number of people working in tourism in Aberdeenshire increased by 8% in one year, new figures show – with Scotland as a whole seeing an increase of 11%. Do you think our tourism potential has increased over the past 12 months?
"11.01.2017 20:14:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Garden gnomes, prosthetic legs and an apple tree - all left behind in hotel rooms We've all rushed out of a hotel to catch our flight or train back home, and most of us will have forgotten some vital item - our phone, or a pair of socks, or perhaps the papers for that presentation that your business trip was all about. A pair of socks we can understand... but garden gnomes, and even the family pet? Some of these are pretty unbelievable.
"11.01.2017 19:05:18" buchanobserver.co.uk New Monopoly pieces could include emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin Traditional Monopoly pieces are facing 'the boot' - but you can vote on what you'd like to see in their place. Can you imagine playing the classic game with an emoji or a dinosaur, instead of the beloved dog or iron? What do you think?
"11.01.2017 15:58:37" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP calls for urgent action on broadband connectivity A North East Region MSP has called on the Scottish Government to take more urgent action to address problems with broadband coverage in rural areas of Aberdeenshire.
"11.01.2017 12:44:32" Timeline Photos
"11.01.2017 11:29:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Hundreds of landlords supported to raise standards Private landlords in Scotland need support if they are to give tenants a better service according to housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland. Shelter says landlords need more support before they can offer better deals to their tenants. Do you agree?
"11.01.2017 11:07:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Dog found in 'terrible' state The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a female terrier cross was found in a terrible state on January 6, in Fraserburgh. Please come forward if you have any information
"11.01.2017 10:26:56" buchanobserver.co.uk 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.
"11.01.2017 10:22:20" buchanobserver.co.uk December passenger figures give cause for optimism Aberdeen International Airport has taken encouragement from its passenger figures for December 2016 which suggest the downturn that impacted the wider North East economy throughout 2016 is beginning to slow.
"10.01.2017 20:03:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Brits throw away £322 by not switching to a better broadband deal UK households could save an average of £322 per year by switching to a better broadband deal, yet 42% have never changed broadband provider, reveals analysis by Ofcom-accredited broadband deals comparison site Cable.co.uk. We all know we should shop around... and apparently it could save us over £300.
"10.01.2017 18:32:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Blizzards set to bring travel disruption across Scotland Snow storms amid winds gusting up to 75mph are forecast to batter Scotland from tomorrow until Friday. Looks like those rumours of snow could be causing big problems at the end of this week.
"10.01.2017 16:43:59" buchanobserver.co.uk School donation to Archie St Fergus School has raised over £1,000 for The Archie Foundation.
"10.01.2017 14:25:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Do you know what a credit score means? One in five UK adults have no idea what a credit score is despite many having been turned down for credit in the past, a new survey looking into the nation's understanding of finances has revealed. Are you one of those people who has never checked their credit score?
"10.01.2017 12:15:40" The Buchan Observer's cover photo Rattray Beach Sunrise by Peter Lewis
"10.01.2017 09:17:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Checking in: Travelodge boost for�Blue Toon Travelodge will open its doors in the Blue Toon at the end of the month bringing a much-needed boost to the local economy and the town centre.
"09.01.2017 19:14:14" deesidepiper.co.uk More than 1 in 3 employees in Scotland hate their job and their managers The most depressing day of the year is fast approaching and there's no surprise it lands on a Monday. Thirty hours a year moaning about work... is that all?
"09.01.2017 16:30:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Plea to motorists not to drink and drive Police in the North East have made a plea to motorists not to drive while under the influence of alcohol after figures released by the Scottish Government revealed the region was one of the worst areas for offending in Scotland.
"09.01.2017 14:05:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Public urged to be cautious when selling valuables online Police Scotland is urging the public to be cautious when selling valuables online and to keep details of your location to a minimum to avoid attracting thieves.
"09.01.2017 14:04:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Fishermen net 1,000th tonne of marine litter Fishermen from around Scotland's coast have recently landed the 1,000th tonne of marine litter caught in their nets during normal fishing trips.
"09.01.2017 13:46:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Arctic blast set to bring snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Scotland Freezing air direct from the Arctic is set to descend over most of the country this week bringing with it the threat of snow. Get ready - temperatures are set to plummet from Wednesday, and snow could be here by the weekend.
"09.01.2017 12:12:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Rise in festive drink drivers The proportion of drivers stopped by police who were found to be over the limit during the festive period has risen, from 2.8% to 3.3% in a year. Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins has called the rise 'an absolute disgrace'. What do you think of the figures?
"09.01.2017 11:48:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Appeal for witnesses following theft Police have appealed for witnesses following a break-in and theft of a van from the Aden Country Park ground maintenance yard in Mintlaw.
"09.01.2017 09:49:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Lifeboat called out to Boddam cliffs Peterhead Lifeboat was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Saturday, January 7, at around 6pm.
"08.01.2017 19:34:08" buchanobserver.co.uk Score Group plc rewards apprentices Score Group plc has once again celebrated the success and achievements of its apprentices at its annual awards ceremony and Christmas meals.
"08.01.2017 19:01:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Ringing in the New Year with St. Peter's bell For me, the most important historical story about Peterhead in the past 12 months must be the “rediscovery” of the bell in the St Peter's Kirk yard tower.
"08.01.2017 13:14:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Most Haunted team to visit prison museum Peterhead Prison Museum is to be the venue for the renowned TV Programme Most Haunted when the team arrives on February 25, along with some of their most famous presenters, for an evening of events. ICYMI: The Most Haunted TV team are to visit Peterhead Prison Museum...
"08.01.2017 12:21:01" buchanobserver.co.uk Exercise your way to a healthy new you this New Year NHS 24 is encouraging people to take up the challenge of exercise this winter to ward off unwanted illness. Getting fit and healthy is usually at the top of most people's New Year resolution lists and small changes can help protect against common colds Want to be healthier? NHS 24 says get out and exercise...
"08.01.2017 09:02:06" Timeline Photos Happy Sunday! A good response if anyone tries to accuse you of being 'lazy' today...
"07.01.2017 19:30:29" Timeline Photos Don't mind us... just enjoying a wild Saturday night in front of the TV!
"07.01.2017 19:30:18" buchanobserver.co.uk 2016: An incredible year for Modo Modo has reflected on a busy year as it heads into 2017.
"07.01.2017 19:00:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Twelve go plunging into the New Year Twelve brave souls got 2017 off to a chilly start when they braved the Arctic conditions and took the plunge for charity.
"07.01.2017 17:08:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Quiz: Can you spell better than a 9-year-old? You might be able to spell Mississippi, but can you keep up with the brightest young spelling talent in the UK? Think you can spell? Test yourself with our tricky quiz...
"07.01.2017 13:17:57" buchanobserver.co.uk UK's 'highest-paying supermarket' to create 4000 jobs Aldi is to recruit 4000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant's plan to open around 70 new shops this year. The wage increase means Aldi workers will be some of the best paid supermarket staff in the country.
"06.01.2017 19:42:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Second phase of Retail Plus scheme launched Following the delivery of the very successful Retail Plus Scheme in 2015, a second phase of the scheme is to be launched as part of the Peterhead Development Partnership Vision and Action Plan, the regeneration plan for the town. Did you see this earlier?
"06.01.2017 17:53:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Warning over 'convincing' fake Amazon emails Fraud and cybercrime experts Action Fraud are warning the public to be on their guard, following reports of convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. If you get one of these emails, send it straight to the Spam folder...
"06.01.2017 12:43:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Entries open for Scottish Portrait Awards Entries for the nation's first Scottish Portrait Awards (SPA) are now open. Are you an artist or photographer? This is definitely one for you.
"06.01.2017 10:20:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Second phase of Retail Plus scheme launched Following the delivery of the very successful Retail Plus Scheme in 2015, a second phase of the scheme is to be launched as part of the Peterhead Development Partnership Vision and Action Plan, the regeneration plan for the town.
"05.01.2017 20:42:40" buchanobserver.co.uk More than 4 in 10 Scots would struggle with rent or mortgage increase New research has found that 4 in 10 (41%) renters or mortgage holders in Scotland would struggle to afford their monthly payments if they increased by £50. Could you cope with an increase?
"05.01.2017 18:38:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Latest birth, death and marriage records released Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland. The new records will make it easier for people to research their family history.
"05.01.2017 15:54:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Trump dram is truly presidential Judging from a bottle of single malt scheduled for auction in Glasgow, it would appear Donald Trump may know a thing or two about whisky.
"05.01.2017 10:10:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Cat trio looking for new home The Scottish SPCA is seeking a new home for three cats who have been together all their lives. Anyone got a forever home for this lovely trio?
"05.01.2017 09:57:01" buchanobserver.co.uk 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.
"04.01.2017 20:18:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Cleaning ears with cotton buds could damage hearing It may be satisfying getting a cotton wool bud to clear your ears of gunk, but cleaning away earwax could damage your hearing, according to a new study. That Old Wives Tale about your elbow... turns out they were probably right.
"04.01.2017 19:06:30" Timeline Photos Some folk are doing it for charity, others for their health, and some have just had more than enough over the last couple of weeks! Yup - thousands of people will spend the next month abstaining from booze as part of Dry January - are you one of them?
"04.01.2017 18:20:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Five things you need to know about the new £1 coin The Royal Mint is preparing to launch a new £1 coin, set to enter circulation in early 2017. It's not long until the new pound coin - the first change to the design in 30 years - is put into circulation.
"04.01.2017 17:21:31" buchanobserver.co.uk New creme egg campaign rolls in The Christmas decorations may only just have come down, but the countdown to Easter is underway after Cadbury launched its first Creme Egg ad campaign for four years. A creme egg fan? Watch the brand new trailer here.
"04.01.2017 15:59:05" Peterhead Jog Scotland along with the Buchan Community Safety Group and the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service will hold a CPR and defibrillator training session tonight at Balmoor Stadium from 7.30pm.
All are welcome to go along.
If you are interested but
"04.01.2017 15:10:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Most Haunted team to visit prison museum Peterhead Prison Museum is to be the venue for the renowned TV Programme Most Haunted when the team arrives on February 25, along with some of their most famous presenters, for an evening of events.
"04.01.2017 15:08:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Posthumous launch for Andy's book A book entitled Whitehills and its Four Harbours has been published following the death of its author.
"04.01.2017 14:50:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Local group to keep public toilets open The New Deer Community Association has taken over the running of the village's public toilets.
"04.01.2017 13:31:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Record year for accountancy firm A leading North-east accountancy firm has reported a record year in business, increasing its turnover by 20%.
"04.01.2017 10:43:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Family fish business lands £50,000 Aldi deal Downies of Whitehills has landed a £50,000 deal to supply ALDI stores in Scotland with freshly prepared Cullen Skink.
"03.01.2017 20:49:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Bank of Mum and Dad 'stretched thin' Grown-up children needing financial assistance from parents have long been benefiting from the 'bank of mum and dad'. The research found that a third of adults had helped their parents out to the tune of £10K a year.
"03.01.2017 18:12:33" Timeline Photos Apparently today has been dubbed 'Take Back Tuesday', with Royal Mail expected to have dealt 50 per cent more returned packages than on the average day in December. Were you one of the people sending stuff back?
"03.01.2017 16:55:04" buchanobserver.co.uk 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. A universal basic income scheme is to be piloted in Scotland - what do you think of the proposal?
"03.01.2017 11:25:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Grangepark residents delighted with donation Residents at Grangepark Care Home received a £500 donation on Christmas Eve thanks to customers of a Peterhead pub.
"02.01.2017 19:47:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Fashion and fizz Hello my darling! Gok Wan greeted me when I grabbed him for a chat ahead of his new fashion shows coming to Scotland next month. The man who encouraged people to get naked on television is coming to Inverurie for a special live show...
"02.01.2017 17:55:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Quiz: Can you recognise Scotland's towns and cities from these old pictures? Test your knowledge of Scotland's cities and towns by trying to identify each one from these old photographs. Think you can figure out where in Scotland these old photographs were taken?
"02.01.2017 17:06:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Childcare consultation - have your say Parents, carers, providers and all those with an interest in early years and childcare are being urged to respond to a Scottish Government consultation before it closes next week. Want a say on childcare in Scotland? You only have until next Monday, January 9, to get involved.
"02.01.2017 15:31:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Poppy – top name for cats and dogs in 2016 Poppy and Charlie may not top the charts for the most popular names for children in the UK, but they do when it comes to pet names. Have you got a Poppy in your house?
"02.01.2017 14:13:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Drive to stamp out 'revenge porn' offences With the new year now underway, it is just three months until a landmark law comes in to force in Scotland, making so-called 'revenge porn' disclosures a criminal offence. From April 1, being convicted of the offence of disclosing or threatening to disclose an intimate photo or video will carry a maximum penalty of five years in jail.
"02.01.2017 13:35:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Cash boost for Buchan Renal Unit David Stewart, organiser of the Lizard Festival, presented a cheque for £550 to the Buchan Renal Unit. A brilliant amount of money, thanks to the Lizard Festival.
"01.01.2017 17:00:49" Timeline Photos Whatever your New Year resolution is - maybe it's to not make any! - we think this is a good mantra to live by....
"01.01.2017 13:17:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Our 2016 sports quiz ... how much do you remember? How much do you remember about the sporting highlights - national and international - of the past 12 months. It may be officially 2017... but how much do you remember about the big sporting highlights from last year? Give it a go!
"01.01.2017 11:56:41" fifetoday.co.uk Jane Austen fiver worth £50k discovered in Scots Christmas card A rare plastic £5 note which features a micro-engraved portrait of Jane Austen has been discovered inside a Christmas card in Scotland. ICYMI: Some lucky Scot was gifted a fiver in a Christmas card - which ended up being worth £50K!
"01.01.2017 10:55:46" fifetoday.co.uk Jane Austen fiver worth £50k discovered in Scots Christmas card A rare plastic £5 note which features a micro-engraved portrait of Jane Austen has been discovered inside a Christmas card in Scotland. ICYMI: Some lucky Scot was gifted a fiver in a Christmas card - which ended up being worth £50K!
"01.01.2017 09:00:58" Timeline Photos We're guessing there might be a few sore heads this morning...
"01.01.2017 00:05:09" Timeline Photos A very Happy New Year to you all!
"31.12.2016 21:00:47" Timeline Photos However you're celebrating tonight, we hope you have a lovely Hogmanay!
"31.12.2016 18:14:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Team 40 complete their final challenge Aberdeen Foyer's Peterhead Prince's Trust Team 40 held their final presentation ceremony at The Apex Church recently.
"31.12.2016 14:42:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Don't let New Year's resolutions 'dog' you! If you're struggling to find the motivation to budge the extra Christmas bulge, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is offering advice on how pet owners can get fit with their dog. Tips to keep you - and your furry friend - fit and healthy in 2017!
"31.12.2016 13:31:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Top road safety tips for Hogmanay It feels like it was just yesterday that we were heading into 2016 - and now 2017 is nearly here. Stay safe out there tonight folks!
"31.12.2016 12:54:37" buchanobserver.co.uk City's Hogmanay celebrations set to bring in the New Year in style Two top-class bands will be the focal point of Aberdeen's city centre Hogmanay party. Enjoy your night if your off to the city for Hogmanay!
"31.12.2016 10:27:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Celebrating food and drink success Haggis manufacturers, bakeries and breweries are among 47 food and drink manufacturers who will be raising a glass on Hogmanay after securing funding from the Scottish Government during a landmark year for the sector. A year of great success for Scotland's food and drink sector.
"31.12.2016 09:15:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to popular practitioner Dr John F. W. Sutherland, for many years a well known general practitioner in Boddam and Peterhead, died peacefully on Christmas Eve in Ellon. ICYMI: Tributes have been paid to GP John F.W. Sutherland.
"31.12.2016 08:40:07" youtube.com Launching Of A Lifeboat A.K.A. Unused Footage From Duke Of Atholl (1922) Launching of a lifeboat. Peterhead, Grampian, Scotland. Unused material from Film ID 280.19 "Duke of Atholl - on behalf of United Grand Lodge of Freemasons o... Video: Fascinating footage from over 90 years ago of the launch of a new lifeboat in Peterhead.
"30.12.2016 19:06:18" buchanobserver.co.uk RSPCA release pictures of 2016's weirdest animal rescues The RSPCA have released their top ten most bizarre animal rescues of 2016 - including a sheep with a traffic cone stuck on its head and a snake trapped in a vacuum cleaner. This one's from down south, but we couldn't help sharing it. Not to worry though - all of the animals were fine in the end!
"30.12.2016 17:19:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead councillor resigns Councillor Tom Malone is to leave his post as a councillor for Peterhead South and Cruden. Councillor Malone has been a representative since 2012.
"30.12.2016 15:50:46" fifetoday.co.uk Jane Austen fiver worth £50k discovered in Scots Christmas card A rare plastic £5 note which features a micro-engraved portrait of Jane Austen has been discovered inside a Christmas card in Scotland. Imagine getting that Christmas card!
"30.12.2016 15:27:29" buchanobserver.co.uk Five things you can do with your real Christmas tree when the festive period is over It was an exciting time at the start of the month when you got the Christmas decorations down from the loft and went shopping for your new tree. Have you taken your tree down yet? Here's some good advice for what to do if you had a real one...
"30.12.2016 14:10:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Have your say on schools There is one week left for people across Scotland to have their say on how schools should be run, with the Scottish Government's governance review consultation due to close on January 6, 2017. Want a say on education in Scotland? You've only got a few days left...
"30.12.2016 11:22:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead councillor resigns Councillor Tom Malone is to leave his post as a councillor for Peterhead South and Cruden.
"30.12.2016 11:22:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Police wish communities a happy and safe Hogmanay Police in the North East are urging people to enjoy the Hogmanay weekend but are warning against using celebrations as an excuse for anti-social behaviour.
"29.12.2016 20:04:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Your biggest diet questions answered There's the old saying that we are what we eat. We might all still be in a midst of chocolate and cheese right now. But if you fancy getting a little healthier in 2017, we've got some brilliant tips from dietician Anna Daniels...
"29.12.2016 19:40:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to popular practitioner Dr John F. W. Sutherland, for many years a well known general practitioner in Boddam and Peterhead, died peacefully on Christmas Eve in Ellon. Tributes to well known GP Dr Sutherland.
"29.12.2016 17:41:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Our 2016 sports quiz ... how much do you remember? How much do you remember about the sporting highlights - national and international - of the past 12 months. Do you remember the big sporting highlights from this year? See how many you can score...
"29.12.2016 16:41:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Top road safety tips for Hogmanay It feels like it was just yesterday that we were heading into 2016 - and now 2017 is nearly here. Of course, having a great time is what it's all about on Saturday, but it's important to stay safe...
"29.12.2016 12:09:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to popular practitioner Dr John F. W. Sutherland, for many years a well known general practitioner in Boddam and Peterhead, died peacefully on Christmas Eve in Ellon.
"29.12.2016 10:16:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Lidl encouraging community to revive first footing tradition Lidl is encouraging the local community to revive the tradition of 'first footing' by giving its customers a lump of coal from Thursday, December 29 after they've shopped for all their food and drink for the New Year festivities.
"28.12.2016 20:49:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Survey reveals Scotland's top five nuisance calls of 2016 Nine out of ten (90 per cent) people in Scotland receive nuisance calls each month according to a recent survey which has also revealed Scotland's top five nuisance telephone calls of 2016. Unsurprisingly, PPI calls are on the list...
"28.12.2016 20:28:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Rosemary calls it a day after 46 years A payroll worker at Murdoch Allan has retired after 46 years of hard work and dedication to the company. We wish Rosemary all the best in her retirement!
"28.12.2016 19:31:39" buchanobserver.co.uk An expert's guide to low alcohol wines After the excessive indulgence of the Christmas period, it's hardly surprising that so many people want to give their liver a break. Need a bit of a detox after Christmas?
"28.12.2016 18:09:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Preparations made to keep Scotland's trunk roads moving over the winter Transport minister Humza Yousaf has been out viewing the winter preparations being made to keep Scotland's trunk roads moving over the coming months. Keeping Scotland moving this winter...
"28.12.2016 16:15:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Hard-hitting video drives home looped blind cord safety message A hard-hitting video showing the potentially deadly risk of looped blind cords has been released. Since 1999, there have been 30 child deaths linked to looped blind cords in the UK.
"28.12.2016 14:43:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Rosemary calls it a day after 46 years A payroll worker at Murdoch Allan has retired after 46 years of hard work and dedication to the company.
"27.12.2016 19:29:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Usdaw calls for respect for shopworkers over Christmas Shopworkers' trade union leader John Hannett has urged shoppers to keep calm and show respect for retail staff when going out to the Boxing Day sales and throughout the festive period. An appeal to treat shop workers with respect if you're heading out to the sales.
"27.12.2016 19:08:12" buchanobserver.co.uk The most popular Scottish getaway destinations are ... The top five getaway destinations in Scotland have been revealed. What's your favourite destination?
"27.12.2016 18:30:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Mental health support at Christmas No-one experiencing depression, low mood or anxiety should suffer in silence this Christmas, Scotland's Minister for Mental Health has said. A signpost to help this festive period...
"27.12.2016 17:59:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Childline contacts about online sexual abuse soars by nearly a quarter The NSPCC is urging parents to talk to their children about online safety if they buy them internet devices as Christmas presents, following a huge rise in contacts to Childline about online sexual abuse. The charity has urged parents to talk to their kids - especially if they received a computer device this Christmas.
"26.12.2016 09:03:02" Timeline Photos Hope you're all recovering well from yesterday's festivities!
"25.12.2016 19:30:32" buchanobserver.co.uk City's Hogmanay celebrations set to bring in the New Year in style Two top-class bands will be the focal point of Aberdeen's city centre Hogmanay party.
"25.12.2016 17:36:11" buchanobserver.co.uk QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge There's nothing like a good quiz to get competitive family and friends' pulses racing over Christmas. Think you know everything about Christmas? Test your knowledge with our fun festive quiz.
"25.12.2016 16:30:01" media.giphy.com gph.is We hope you're all having a wonderful day. We'd like to take an opportunity to say a big 'Thank You' to all of the folks out there working today, from our doctors and nurses, home carers, police officers and firefighters, hotel and restaurant staff and
"25.12.2016 11:14:08" buchanobserver.co.uk Christmas shame for dads Lazy dads are on the naughty list this Christmas – after a new survey revealed they leave all the work to mum. Come on all you men folk - are you mucking in with the cooking of the Christmas dinner today?
"25.12.2016 09:02:58" Timeline Photos A very Merry Christmas to all of our followers - have a great day!
"24.12.2016 19:00:56" buchanobserver.co.uk A festive Blue Toon night out back in 1905 As we continue to look at Peterhead during the month of December, let's step back this week to 1905 and see what type of entertainment there was on offer and how local residents that year may have spent their time relaxing.
"24.12.2016 17:29:23" buchanobserver.co.uk The best festive movie singalongs Have you been watching any of these to get in the mood for tomorrow? #Christmas
"24.12.2016 16:01:09" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP hails support for farmers Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson has welcomed support for farmers after the Ministerial Statement by Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing, on protecting Scotland's livestock.
"24.12.2016 13:43:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Make sure your dinner is not a 'turkey' this Christmas With families across Scotland preparing for their annual Christmas feast – NHS 24 is reminding people to be vigilant about food safety. Don't let food poisoning ruin the big day tomorrow!
"24.12.2016 13:01:39" buchanobserver.co.uk VIDEO: How to create a Santa flight path straight to YOUR home Air traffic controllers are preparing for the world's most important flight of the year. A great one to do for the kids!
"24.12.2016 11:53:47" Dionne Hickey – Won't You Be Mine For Christmas Here's a cheery Christmas song you won't hear on the radio to get you in the festive spirit for the big day tomorrow.
"24.12.2016 09:00:00" media.giphy.com gph.is Happy Christmas Eve! Only one more sleep to go...
"23.12.2016 13:41:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Have your say on Scotland's National Transport Strategy Transport Scotland has today launched an online survey to gather views to help shape the key themes for the National Transport Strategy (NTS) review. A chance to have your say...
"23.12.2016 12:52:19" buchanobserver.co.uk QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge There's nothing like a good quiz to get competitive family and friends' pulses racing over Christmas. Think you know everything about Christmas? Test your knowledge with our fun festive quiz.
"23.12.2016 12:29:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Childline prepares for another surge in young people seeking help this Christmas The NSPCC is preparing for a surge in the amount of children and young people contacting Childline this Christmas as relationship tensions among families come to a head over the festive period. Sadly, the number of calls is expected to rise this Christmas time
"23.12.2016 10:31:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Martin meets Humza as new survey launched MSP Gillian Martin has met with Transport Minister Humza Yousaf and local Councilors to discuss infrastructure improvements between Ellon and Peterhead.
"23.12.2016 09:54:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Staff loyalty and commitment recognised by Stagecoach Local bus operator, Stagecoach, has presented eight members of staff with commemorative long service awards in recognition of their hard work and dedication to celebrate their careers.
"23.12.2016 09:43:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchan Broadband bid backed by PPL A Buchan community group is stepping up its bid to bring better internet connectivity to the local area.
"22.12.2016 17:54:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Scotrail announces festive train times ScotRail is asking customers to plan ahead for their journeys during the festive period. Planning to travel this weekend or next? The advice from Scotrail is plan ahead.
"22.12.2016 16:21:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Make sure your dinner is not a 'turkey' this Christmas With families across Scotland preparing for their annual Christmas feast – NHS 24 is reminding people to be vigilant about food safety. Don't let food poisoning ruin the big day this weekend... make sure everything is prepared correctly.
"22.12.2016 15:18:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Several arrests as police crack down on organised crime Police have arrested several people and executed warrants at numerous properties in the Fraserburgh and Peterhead areas as North East Division continues its crackdown on serious organised crime.
"22.12.2016 07:07:03" buchanobserver.co.uk 20 Christmas songs you never hear at Christmas You'd be forgiven for thinking there were only a dozen or so Christmas songs that get played non-stop every year. But there are a lot more out there. Quite a mix of tunes here, but do you have a festive favourite that you never hear at Christmas?
"21.12.2016 16:22:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Amber Storm Barbara warning for Scotland with gusts of 90mph Scots travelling to visit friends and family for festive celebrations are being warned to brace themselves as Storm Barbara blasts parts of the country with 90mph winds on Friday and Christmas Eve. Batten down the hatches... Barbara's on her way this weekend.
"21.12.2016 16:00:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Service users enjoy Christmas party Allandale House hosted a Christmas party for service users in the local area on December 8.
"21.12.2016 15:02:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Unite offshore members give notice of oil dispute Members of Scotland's biggest offshore trade union have gone into official dispute with employers, in a move that could lead to a vote on industrial action.
"21.12.2016 15:00:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Success for Gift Tree Appeal Buchan folk have provided “stunning” support for the Peterhead and Fraserburgh Gift Tree Appeal this year, according to organisers.
"21.12.2016 14:07:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Christmas lunch served up at Dales Park Dales Park School
"21.12.2016 13:53:33" buchanobserver.co.uk Staff ensure it's a Nisa Christmas Nisa stores in Mintlaw, Maud, Stuartfield and Strichen have started reducing food items to as little as 1p to help those who have fallen on hard times.
"21.12.2016 13:43:21" Timeline Photos CHRISTMAS PET PHOTO WINNER!
Well done to Jimmy the cat, belonging to Buchanie reader Carla Duthie, who has been chosen as the winner of our competition.
Carla has won a £15 voucher for R. Coutts the butcher in Peterhead - to claim your prize just pop in
"21.12.2016 13:36:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Foodbank shuts its doors A Peterhead foodbank which provides a vital services to those in need, has closed its doors.
"21.12.2016 11:55:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Five facts about the winter solstice The winter solstice takes place today (Wednesday, December 21) - the shortest day in the northern hemisphere. It's the winter solstice today... but do you know just how short the day will be?
"20.12.2016 19:43:00" Police have released some real examples of the strangest 999 calls they have received - including one call asking the operator for the non-emergency number.
Some have clearly been made through confusion, but others are just bizarre. The operators must
"20.12.2016 19:16:27" buchanobserver.co.uk It's official – Olivia and Jack were the most popular baby names of 2016 The most popular baby names of 2016 have been revealed. Did you or someone you know have an Olivia or a Jack this year? They're in good company...
"20.12.2016 16:31:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Britain's most expensive number plates When little means a lot
Love them or hate them, personalised number plates have a financial value. Sometimes a very high one.
Here are the £1 million for a number plate! More money than sense?
"20.12.2016 16:04:40" buchanobserver.co.uk SSEN lights up Boddam Engineers from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) have put their skills to use this festive season by helping put up the village Christmas lights in Boddam this winter.
"20.12.2016 15:58:29" Timeline Photos Sign up on our new site for free marketing advice and top tips for your #LocalBusiness Johnston Press Local Business goo.gl/5X7e8V
"20.12.2016 15:29:45" buchanobserver.co.uk 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.
"20.12.2016 13:02:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Martin backs plan to keep Scotland 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.
"20.12.2016 13:01:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Memorial meetings to be held People affected by past practices at Aberdeen Crematorium are invited to attend a meeting next month to discuss the first stages of setting up a memorial.
"19.12.2016 19:01:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Christmas shopping in Toon hey-day As the work of the Buchanhaven Heritage Society grows and develops it would like to share with you some memories of the area and the town of Peterhead starting this week with a look at the town centre in December 1905.
"19.12.2016 17:18:50" Thanks to everyone who kindly shared their festive pet pics with us - don't they look cute!
"19.12.2016 13:48:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Council Tax rise 'necessary' says DIGG Aberdeenshire
"19.12.2016 12:25:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Man sentenced for raping 12 years-old girl A man who raped a 12 years-old girl has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
"19.12.2016 12:20:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Last post for Christmas mail Royal Mail is reminding customers to post Second Class mail by the recommended last posting date of December 20.
"18.12.2016 20:00:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Festive fun at Grange Park Peterhead's Grangepark care home held its annual family and friends Christmas night recently with music from DJ Tommy James.
"18.12.2016 19:00:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Dales Park Christmas Fair success Peterhead's Dales Park School held its annual Christmas Fair recently and a whopping £4,420 was raised!
"18.12.2016 14:47:41" Timeline Photos Have you been helping your pets get into the festive spirit like these little guys? Post your pics below and we'll put together a slideshow of the best next week!
"18.12.2016 12:47:02" buchanobserver.co.uk 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. Plans to turn shops into betting operators or payday lenders will have to go through the council now. A good idea?
"18.12.2016 09:12:32" Timeline Photos Happy Sunday everyone! We think this sums up today pretty well...
"17.12.2016 20:00:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Top award for Rachel A Peterhead woman has been crowned Massage Therapist of the Year at the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2016.
"17.12.2016 19:00:53" buchanobserver.co.uk A trip around the world for Clerkhill audience Children of the World was the theme of Clerkhill School's Christmas concert this year.
"17.12.2016 14:58:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Top tips on how to dispose of fats this Christmas As people across Scotland prepare for Christmas and New Year dinners and festive fry-ups, Scottish Water is reminding them that cooking fats, oils and grease poured down the sink or drain can build up and cause blockages and 'fatbergs' in drains and sewer Do you know what can go down the sink and what needs to go in the bin?
"17.12.2016 14:11:57" Timeline Photos Come on parents, have you been taking part in this 'Elf on the Shelf' malarkey? Send us your best Elf poses used to keep the kids in check this Christmas!
"17.12.2016 11:22:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Most popular baby names for Christmas 2016 revealed T'is the season to be jolly but for some people Christmas will not be a silent night. Are you expecting? There might be some inspiration here...
"16.12.2016 14:15:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Record-breaking year at port Peterhead Port Authority and its fisherman have had a sensational year after breaking two different landing records twice in the same year.
"16.12.2016 14:14:38" buchanobserver.co.uk 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.
"16.12.2016 11:15:30" Timeline Photos We've got out Christmas jumpers on - how about you?
Send us your best festive pictures to show how you're enjoying the holiday season.
"16.12.2016 10:58:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Charity condemns heartless thieves A Peterhead-based charity has been left out of pocket after heartless theives attacked one of their delivery trucks. 3
"16.12.2016 10:54:08" buchanobserver.co.uk First Minister unable to provide guarantee on next year's farm payments Shadow Rural Economy Secretary Peter Chapman has challenged Nicola Sturgeon to give farmers a guarantee that 2017 subsidy payments will be delivered on time.
"15.12.2016 20:27:03" media.giphy.com gph.is It's Christmas Jumper Day tomorrow - will you be donning your best festive woolly? Maybe the whole office is getting in on the act! We'd love to see your pictures - just comment below or send us a PM
"15.12.2016 19:25:31" buchanobserver.co.uk 18 arrested under Operation Pine A total of 18 people have been arrested following a 16-day initiative to tackle domestic abuse in the North-east. Did you see this earlier? The arrests were made as part of an operation tackling domestic abuse.
"15.12.2016 18:39:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Warning over fake Aldi vouchers The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is warning shoppers to be on high alert following a spate of fake supermarket vouchers appearing on social media. Make sure you don't fall for this scam...
"15.12.2016 16:11:44" The Buchan Observer There's just 10 days to go... are you organised for #Christmas?
"15.12.2016 15:02:20" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP welcomes boost in tourism figures North East MSP Liam Kerr has tabled a motion at parliament hailing new figures showing that 2016 was a bumper year for tourism in the region.
"15.12.2016 10:48:25" buchanobserver.co.uk 18 arrested under Operation Pine A total of 18 people have been arrested following a 16-day initiative to tackle domestic abuse in the North-east.
"14.12.2016 20:28:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Open all hours? Yes please, say 'Shopaholic Brits' Shopaholic Brits see Christmas as just another day to fill their trolleys as new research1 reveals around one in five want department stores, supermarkets and shopping centres to be open on December 25. We had lots of reaction to our story about the petition to close shops on Boxing Day. Now research says one in five Brits want shops to be open on Christmas Day - what do you think?
"14.12.2016 20:01:34" buchanobserver.co.uk REVEALED: Which supermarket is best value for your Christmas dinner? While many like to moan that the cost of Christmas seems to go up every year, the truth may be exactly the opposite. Want to save the pennies (and pounds) on Christmas dinner this year?
"14.12.2016 19:39:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Make sure you know GP opening times, says NHS 24 As part of NHS 24's 'Be Health-Wise this Winter' campaign – Dr Owl is asking people if they know when their GP surgery and local pharmacy are open over the busy festive period. Many doctors surgeries will be closed for two days after Christmas and New Year - do you know who to contact if illness strikes?
"14.12.2016 18:45:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Brexit sprout gag is nation's favourite cracker joke A Brexit-themed joke about Brussels sprouts beat similar puns targeting Jeremy Corbyn, Roy Hodgson and Sports Direct to the title of best modern festive cracker joke. Some of these are pretty bad... but a cracker gag is meant to be terrible, right?
"14.12.2016 16:58:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Police urge retailers to be aware of distraction theft Police are asking retailers to be aware of criminals who use distraction and deception techniques to commit theft and fraud following reports of such activity in the North East.
"14.12.2016 16:57:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Sporty night at Peterhead Camera Club Peterhead Camera Club
"14.12.2016 14:33:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Man for court following drugs recovery A 19 year old man from Aberdeen was expected to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today (Wednesday, December 14) following the recovery of diamorphine and cocaine valued at approximately £1,600 from an address in Peterhead on Tuesday, December 13.
"14.12.2016 14:19:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Crisis looming as third of Scotland's GPs plan to retire in five years Scotland is facing a medical timebomb in general practice with more than a third of GPs saying they are planning to retire within the next five years. There could be a GP crisis on the horizon as a third plan to retire by 2021. Does this worry you?
"14.12.2016 12:01:44" buchanobserver.co.uk The Blue Toon castle Castle Street on Keith Inch in Peterhead is the only reminder today that the Blue Toon once had its very own castle to protect the approaches to the town from sea-borne raiders. A fascinating story from Kenny Bruce
"13.12.2016 20:10:17" buchanobserver.co.uk The 12 worst things about Xmas Here's a Christmas list for all the Scrooges out there ...
"13.12.2016 19:00:00" media.giphy.com gph.is Does your house look like this? Or maybe you've got a neighbour that loves to make a #Christmas statement? We want to see the pictures! Comment below or send us a PM, and we'll share the best!
"13.12.2016 16:59:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Police urge retailers to be aware of distraction theft Police are asking retailers to be aware of criminals who use distraction and deception techniques to commit theft and fraud following reports of such activity in the North East.
"13.12.2016 15:07:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Mystery over jump-started helicopter The organisers of the annual Lonach Highland Gathering and Games are asking for the help of the north-east public to unearth the story behind a mysterious photograph.
"13.12.2016 14:57:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Festive patrols continue in Peterhead Officers in Peterhead are continuing with increased patrols of the town centre in the run up to Christmas to ensure people enjoy a safe environment.
"13.12.2016 12:17:20" buchanobserver.co.uk 'Golden ticket' fiver yet to be found A baker's shop in the Scottish Borders was inundated last week with people hoping to win some extra dough. The £50K fiver is still out there somewhere... but the Scottish bakery where it was put into circulation initially had no clue it had even been spent there!
"12.12.2016 16:59:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Rumbles blasts SNP Government Scottish Liberal Democrats transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has blasted the Scottish Government after it emerged that the Balmedie to Tipperty section of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral route will not now open until Winter 2017/18. This section had
"12.12.2016 16:43:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Search on for Scotland's finest woods The search has begun to find and celebrate the finest and most inspiring woodlands in Scotland. The 2017 Scotland's Finest Woods Awards are an annual recognition of excellence among those who use, own or manage woods and forests - and a celebration of
"12.12.2016 16:42:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Final date set for compensation claims A final date for claims for compensation by those affected by past practices at Aberdeen Crematorium has been set.
"12.12.2016 10:40:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Toon drop points at home Peterhead were made to rue missed opportunities against Alloa on Saturday as the Wasps left Balmoor with a point after a 1-1 draw. MANAGER QUOTES: McInally disappointed not to take all three points
"12.12.2016 10:24:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead pay the price for not taking chances The Blue Toon's defensive woes continued, dropping two valuable points from a winning position leaving them without a home win in the last four games at Balmoor. MATCH REPORT: Peterhead 1-1 Alloa Athletic
"11.12.2016 18:01:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Crucial talks on fishing set to get underway Negotiations to finalise fish catching opportunities for 2017 will begin at the annual EU Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels this Monday (December 12).
"11.12.2016 13:01:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Stevenson tables Motion congratulating Modo Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson has tabled a motion congratulating Modo – Circus with Purpose on successfully applying to Awards for All Scotland.
"11.12.2016 11:56:12" buchanobserver.co.uk New rail timetable begins on Sunday ScotRail's new timetable starts on Sunday, December 11, and the train operator is asking customers to take a minute to check their own journeys before travelling. Remember, ScotRail's new timetable comes into affect today...
"11.12.2016 10:36:07" buchanobserver.co.uk EXCLUSIVE: interview with Lapland's Santa Claus What do you really know about Santa Claus? Sure he's got a white beard, wears a red suit and likes giving toys but what really makes Santa He is of course extra busy this time of year, but we were lucky enough to get an interview with the man himself, Santa Claus, ahead of the big night in a couple of weeks.
"11.12.2016 09:12:11" Timeline Photos Happy Sunday everyone! A perfectly acceptable response for today we think...
"11.12.2016 08:05:26" buchanobserver.co.uk The 12 myths of Christmas We all love the traditions of the festive season, but how much of the Christmas story is based on fact? Read on...
Jesus was born on Think you know all the facts about Christmas? Think again ...
"10.12.2016 19:00:47" buchanobserver.co.uk Broch artist selected for gallery artwork A Fraserburgh artist has been selected to create the centrepiece of the Remembrance Hall in Aberdeen Art Gallery when it re-opens next year.
"10.12.2016 16:01:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Council to report on regenerating key city centre retail unit A study into regenerating an empty retail unit on Union Street has been given the green light.
"10.12.2016 15:36:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Scots spend £103 over Christmas to avoid upsetting others 'Tis the season to be jolly, yet consumers in Scotland often find themselves wrapped in guilt for all of the things they feel obligated to do to avoid displeasing friends, family and even colleagues and neighbours. Is this you?
"10.12.2016 14:23:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Vote: What's your favourite Christmas song of all time? It's the festive season, so time once again to dust off all the old Christmas songs and ask the question - which is the best of all time? There's been A LOT of debate about this one in the office... but what do you think's the best?
"10.12.2016 14:00:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Shoe-boxes arrive in their hundreds for Stella's Voice Hundreds of Christmas shoe-boxes have been arriving at Stella
"10.12.2016 12:28:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Warning to stay safe this Christmas Families are being urged to stay safe over the festive period by taking easy steps to avoid the risk of fire. There were over 500 accidental dwelling fires in Scotland during Christmas and New Year in 2015 - here's how you can stay safe this year.
"10.12.2016 10:00:57" buchanobserver.co.uk SNP stance on Brexit viewed as 'complete betrayal' by fishermen The SNP stance on Brexit is viewed as a “complete betrayal” by fishermen in Scotland who voted to leave the EU, the Scottish Conservatives have claimed.
"09.12.2016 19:12:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Vote: What's your favourite Christmas film? Everyone loves a Christmas film. But which is your favourite? Is it a newbie like Elf, or a classic like It's a Wonderful Life? Have your say!
"09.12.2016 18:25:02" buchanobserver.co.uk New rail timetable begins on Sunday ScotRail's new timetable starts on Sunday, December 11, and the train operator is asking customers to take a minute to check their own journeys before travelling. Planning to travel by train this weekend? Best to double-check the new timetable, which comes into force on Sunday.
"09.12.2016 14:29:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Fleet to land larger catches at Macduff for first time An agreement has been reached between Macduff Harbour and Marine Scotland to relax designated port status regulations which have been in force for more than a decade.
"09.12.2016 14:25:48" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP backs Scottish Government on renewables Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson has backed the Scottish Government's continuing support for Scottish renewables.
"09.12.2016 14:23:47" buchanobserver.co.uk Stevenson calls for single voice on fishing Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson has called for all political parties to speak with a single voice on fishing.
"09.12.2016 14:01:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Drive for Justice campaign endorsed by First Minister Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has endorsed Johnston Press's Drive for Justice campaign.
"09.12.2016 13:03:54" buchanobserver.co.uk 'Apples' are the new satsumas as technology becomes stocking filler of choice Expensive technology is contributing to a rise in the value of the average Christmas stocking, with items such as smartphones, tablets, action cameras and fitness bands easing out traditional chocolate coins and satsumas as the go-to stocking fillers. A smartphone as a stocking filler? We wonder what the big present was...
"09.12.2016 11:01:54" Calling all pet owners - don't forget to enter our Christmas Pet competition!
We have a £15 voucher for Coutts the Butcher up for grabs and all you have to do is show us your pets getting ready for Christmas.
Head over to our Facebook page and enter via
"08.12.2016 18:39:26" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP urges engagement on opt-out organ donor scheme Gillian Martin MSP is urging constituents in Aberdeenshire East to give their views on organ and tissue donation in the Government's new consultation to help inform policy. What do you think - should Scotland change to an opt-out system?
"08.12.2016 14:53:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Revealed: Is this the face of Robert the Bruce? Scots will finally be able to look at what could have been the face of Scotland's greatest king, after scientists and historians joined forces to create the images. Video: Scientists and historians have joined forces to reveal the face of Robert the Bruce... what do you think?
"08.12.2016 14:24:08" buchanobserver.co.uk Audience hooked by Peter Pan Doric offering It's been a couple of years since I attended the Peterhead Panto so I wasn't quite sure what to expect.
"08.12.2016 13:28:01" buchanobserver.co.uk Christmas fair fun at Aden The Friends of Aden held their annual Christmas Fair last weekend.
"08.12.2016 13:27:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Fit Like? Fantastic actually! Elaine C. Smith, Jordan Young and Alan McHugh were in top form at this year
"08.12.2016 11:30:46" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP urges engagement on opt-out organ donor scheme Gillian Martin MSP is urging constituents in Aberdeenshire East to give their views on organ and tissue donation in the Government's new consultation to help inform policy.
"07.12.2016 19:17:04" buchanobserver.co.uk Vote: What's your favourite Christmas song of all time? It's the festive season, so time once again to dust off all the old Christmas songs and ask the question - which is the best of all time? There's been A LOT of debate about this one in the office... but what do you think's the best?
"07.12.2016 16:23:17" Alex Johnstone, Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East of Scotland, has died at the age of 55 after a short illness. Our thoughts are with his family.
"07.12.2016 14:44:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Volunteers needed for Santa Paws event The Scottish SPCA is appealing to the kind-hearted people of Aberdeen to help at the pets at home Santa Paws event to raise vital funds for abused, abandoned and injured animals over the festive period.
"07.12.2016 12:50:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Fivers with Jane Austen engraving could be worth £50,000 People are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style 'Golden Ticket' giveaway. Could you have a £50,000 windfall in your wallet?
"07.12.2016 09:44:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Hamper win for Ellie Ellie Gatt received an early Christmas present from Morrisons recently.
"07.12.2016 09:40:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Private Members' Bill launch Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford will launch her Private Members' Bill later this week.
"07.12.2016 09:39:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Disappointment at catch arrangements Negotiations between the EU and Norway have concluded, with the European Commission deciding to proceed with the signing of the EU/Norway Agreement despite opposition from the UK and Ireland.
"07.12.2016 09:33:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Pupils pedal to victory in challenge Primary school pupils from St. Fergus have put workers at the nearby gas processing terminal to shame with an emphatic victory in a cycling challenge
"06.12.2016 19:55:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Revealed: Scots blind to the world's most endangered species A new survey has revealed what Scots don't know about the most endangered animal species on Earth. Do you know which animals are most at risk?
"06.12.2016 19:02:09" buchanobserver.co.uk Spuds on top as celery named as UK's most hated veg Brits are turning up their noses at 'trending' veg people post in recipes on social media - with celery named as the most hated. The humble spud feeling the love - is it your favourite?
"06.12.2016 18:13:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Is it time to scrap the office Christmas party? Health experts have said that the office Christmas party should be scrapped in favour of no-booze leisure treats for staff. What do you reckon - a good night out or a waste of time?
"06.12.2016 17:46:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Festive patrols for Peterhead Police in Peterhead will be carrying out increased foot patrols in Peterhead town centre over the festive period in order to prevent anti-social behaviour and retail theft within the town. There will be increased patrols during the festive period.
"05.12.2016 18:15:24" www.buchanobserver.co.uk £5 million boost for Peterhead Port Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing confirmed today (Monday) that a £5 million investment will modernise and enhance Peterhead port.
"05.12.2016 16:11:01" buchanobserver.co.uk Festive patrols for Peterhead Police in Peterhead will be carrying out increased foot patrols in Peterhead town centre over the festive period in order to prevent anti-social behaviour and retail theft within the town.
"05.12.2016 16:05:08" buchanobserver.co.uk Farmers have 'lost all confidence' in SNP says MSP Farmers will approach 2017 having “lost all confidence” in the SNP Government's ability to process farm payments, the Scottish Conservatives have said this week.
"05.12.2016 14:55:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Tartan Army warned over email scam Members of the Scotland supporters' association have been warned to ignore an email from the organisation today.
"05.12.2016 14:54:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Make home security a priority say Police Police Scotland is once again urging the public to lock up and not give thieves a chance as the force continues to tackle opportunistic crime in the area.
"05.12.2016 14:24:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Volunteers needed for Super Saturdays stall The Scottish SPCA is appealing to the kind-hearted people of Fraserburgh to help at the society's Super Saturdays stall on Saturday, December 10.
"04.12.2016 12:00:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Research to help integrate Syrian refugees in Scotland Researchers at the School of Creative and Cultural Business at Robert Gordon University (RGU) have been awarded funding to help integrate Syrian refugees in Scotland.
"04.12.2016 11:00:46" buchanobserver.co.uk Charity jumps for donation joy Port Erroll School and Active Schools raised over £800 for the British Heart Foundation (BHF) and handed over a cheque to the charity last week.
"04.12.2016 09:00:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Still no progress on North East rail improvement plans The SNP has offered no sign of progress six months on from a Scottish Conservative request for a timetable for rail improvement works between Aberdeen and the Central Belt.
"03.12.2016 20:04:49" ellontimes.co.uk Girl, 14, dies after Ellon crash A 14-year-old girl has died after suffering serious injuries when a car overturned and ended up in a burn near Ellon. Girl, 14, dies following Ellon crash
"03.12.2016 12:48:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Supermarket solves 'mince pie gap problem' Supermarket chefs have solved a culinary conundrum which has baffled Christmas cooks for generations … how to remove the 'air gap' from a mince pie. No, we didn't know it was a problem either ... But the video is strangely fascinating
"03.12.2016 11:00:47" buchanobserver.co.uk SNP taking action to reduce nuisance calls in North East SNP MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, Stewart Stevenson has pledged to support Scottish Government efforts to cut down on nuisance calls – after it was announced that a new commission is meeting this week to tackle the issue in Scotland.
"03.12.2016 09:00:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Preferred bidder selected for existing and new AECC A leading world-wide venue management company has been selected as the preferred bidder for the operator for the new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre which is part of the £333million site.
"02.12.2016 16:01:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Get a personalised letter from Santa Letters posted to Santa at Bon Bon will receive a personalised reply from the man himself.
"02.12.2016 14:50:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Man's body formally identified The body discovered on the shore at St Fergus on Monday, November 28 has been identified.
"02.12.2016 12:05:09" buchanobserver.co.uk Telling a story in a brand new way Each year, Aberdeenshire Council carries out a consultation on budget plans.
"02.12.2016 12:01:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Committee says thanks for switch-on success The Light Up Peterhead Committee have almost reached their £10,000 target for this year
"02.12.2016 11:33:26" Timeline Photos The countdown to Christmas is officially on and today we are excited to launch a very special competition.
We have a £15 voucher for Coutts the Butcher up for grabs and all you have to do is show us your pets getting ready for Christmas.
From cats and
"02.12.2016 11:26:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Fun for all at Clerkhill Christmas Fair Peterhead's Clerkhill School held its annual Christmas fair recently and raised a whopping £4,668.75.
"02.12.2016 10:34:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Properties searched across Buchan area Search warrants have been executed at 16 properties in the Buchan area as Police Scotland
"02.12.2016 10:00:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Pupils get introduction to health sector at RGU Academy pupils from Peterhead and Mintlaw were among a host of secondary school pupils across Aberdeenshire who enjoyed a taste of university life and gained an insight into the careers of health professionals at Robert Gordon University (RGU).
"01.12.2016 17:48:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Christmas traditions around the world Ah, the traditional British Christmas.... you know how it is.
On Christmas Eve, the stockings go up and the kids are early to bed. Some time How other nations celebrate the festive season – we quite like the Japanese idea!
"01.12.2016 15:39:29" buchanobserver.co.uk Man killed in Mintlaw over argument about a chicken takeaway order The owner of a Mintlaw Indian restaurant was killed after a row erupted over a tandoori chicken takeaway order, a court has heard.
"01.12.2016 15:30:08" buchanobserver.co.uk Royal Mail Christmas posting dates - make sure your cards arrive on time! It's not just Santa who spreads festive cheer at Christmas time, Royal Mail does too!
Posties deliver millions of cards and Christmas presents Final Christmas posting dates – get those cards and parcels sent!
"01.12.2016 15:08:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Tesco cash boost for Buchan Development Partnership The Buchan Development Partnership has bagged a share of a £12.5m carrier bag charge fund.
"01.12.2016 14:26:09" buchanobserver.co.uk Dianne to stand for council elections The Scottish Conservative and Unionist party has selected Dianne Beagrie as its candidate for next year's council elections for the Peterhead North and Rattray ward.
"01.12.2016 13:58:48" buchanobserver.co.uk BCR goes back on FM Buchan Community Radio will be broadcasting live on FM this Christmas.
"01.12.2016 13:58:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Health of Shire's town centres to be considered in all decision-making The health of town centres is now enshrined in local decision making by Aberdeenshire Council, in the interest of economic recovery and sustainable economic growth.
"01.12.2016 11:55:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Michael joins Surelift (UK) Ltd Peterhead-based Surelift UK Ltd has recently appointed Michael Sim as its Level III NDT Inspection Manager.
"01.12.2016 11:54:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Consultation on future delivery of sport agreed A consultation which will ask members of the public for their views on the concept of a charitable trust delivering sport and cultural services on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council will take place in December following discussions by councillors on
"01.12.2016 11:54:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Wreaths raise cash for Cancer Research Ellon couple John and Caroline Docherty have raised £633 for Peterhead Relay for Life's HK2 team from the sale of hand-made Christmas wreaths.
"30.11.2016 18:11:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Revealed: The top baby names of 2016 The most popular names for your little bundles of joy have been announced for another year - but is your chosen name on the list? Yep, that time of the year again. Is your baby's name on the list?
"30.11.2016 17:07:29" buchanobserver.co.uk Test yourself with our St Andrew's Day trivia quiz As Scots across the world celebrate St Andrew's Day, we're giving you the chance to show how much you know about your country. A Scottish quiz for St Andrew's Day
"30.11.2016 16:33:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Charity hair chop for Dakota A Cruden Bay youngster has had nine inches of hair chopped off in aid of two charities.
"30.11.2016 16:19:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Thousands of dogs will be poisoned by chocolate this Christmas Thousands of dogs could be fatally poisoned this Christmas by gobbling down festive chocolate treats left lying around by their owners, new research has shown. A timely warning for dog owners
"30.11.2016 10:09:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Take the Peterhead plunge this New Year Specialist charity Spina Bifida Hydrocephalus (SBH) Scotland, is look for brr-ave souls to start the year with a splash and take on the Peterhead Plunge! Are you brrr...ave enough to take on this challenge?
"30.11.2016 10:04:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Scots fishing industry underlines 'sea of opportunity' from Brexit With MPs due to debate the future of the UK fishing industry in the House of Commons tomorrow (December 1), the Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF) is underlining the real opportunity for sustainable economic growth that Brexit can deliver for our
"29.11.2016 19:05:47" buchanobserver.co.uk 20 best spirits and liqueurs for Christmas With the nights fair drawing in and the festive season upon us, it's the season to settle down by the fireside and forget the cold night outside. Enjoy a festive tipple on us ...
"29.11.2016 18:04:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Shops could be a thing of the past by 2050 High Street retailers could be consigned to history by 2050 as virtual reality takes over the way we shop, experts predict. No more trips to 'the shops'?
"29.11.2016 16:38:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Keeper in a flap over gull kick Fans at Saturday's Scottish Cup match between Peterhead and Alloa Athletic got all in a flap after a goal kick incident at Balmoor.
"29.11.2016 16:04:01" buchanobserver.co.uk Energy job losses continue but optimism rises There has been no slowing in the job losses in the oil and gas industry this year, and there are further cuts to come, but the crisis could be reaching a turning point, according to an industry report released this week.
"29.11.2016 08:15:04" Well today's the day! Have you got The Buchanie yet? Remember to pick up your vouchers entitling you to 50% off till December 16. And please let us know your views not your new look paper.
"28.11.2016 11:33:29" buchanobserver.co.uk Town Green Spaces Officer gets hands-on Peterhead's new Green Spaces Officer has been getting hands-on with the local community with plans for a pocket park in the town centre.
"28.11.2016 11:16:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead family raise over 3k in Marlene's memory The family of a Peterhead woman who died from a rare disease that left her unable to eat have raised over £3,000 for charity.
"28.11.2016 10:16:01" buchanobserver.co.uk Man's body recovered at St Fergus At around 9pm last night (Sunday,November 27) a member of the public alerted emergency services to a man's body in the sea near St Fergus.
"27.11.2016 19:30:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchanhaven School gets into festive spirit Buchanhaven School staff and pupils did a fantastic job at spreading some festive cheer at their recent Christmas lights switch-on event.
"27.11.2016 18:01:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Hair today, gone tomorrow! This year
"27.11.2016 17:00:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Be Artventurous in our great photo competition! A prestigious prize awaits the winner of an exciting new photography competition being launched in Peterhead.
"27.11.2016 09:02:55" Timeline Photos Good morning everyone! We hope you have a lovely Sunday. Let us know what you've got planned for the day!
"26.11.2016 19:30:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Christmas comes early at Connie's Fair Connie Chiappino
"26.11.2016 19:00:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Light-up fun at Buchanhaven The festive spirit arrived in Peterhead in barrowloads last week as the official switch-on of the displays at Buchanhaven Heritage Centre took place.
"26.11.2016 15:44:51" Remember to pick up your money-off vouchers for the new-look Buchanie which is being launched on Tuesday. For the next four weeks you can get your favourite weekly newspaper for just 35p! And you can save even more if you subscribe. Pop down to the
"26.11.2016 12:00:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Mischief La-Bas at Aden Christmas Fair Mischief La-Bas will be performing The Spirits of Christmas from their Scottish Winter Tour 2016 at this year
"26.11.2016 10:00:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Toddler Kieran walks off with £213 for Children In Need A Buchan toddler has raised more than £200 following a Children In Need fundraising effort.
"26.11.2016 09:00:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Youngster's charity walk A local youngster took part in a walk from Peterhead to Mintlaw recently for Children in Need.
"25.11.2016 19:28:09" Peterhead switch on part 2
"25.11.2016 17:39:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Missing out on support taking its toll on carers: charity Those looking after older or disabled loved ones in Scotland are missing out on vital practical and financial support with disastrous consequences for their own health and finances, according to new findings released today (November 25) on Carers Rights Do you care for a relative? You could be missing out on vital benefits.
"25.11.2016 16:46:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Countering the threat of terrorism in communities across Scotland “Be alert, not alarmed” is the key message from Police Scotland as they carry out a range of activities to raise awareness on countering the threat of terrorism and offer reassurance to the public. 'Be alert, not alarmed' - That's the message as Police Scotland carries out a range of activities and patrols as part of Counter Terrorism Awareness Week which kicked off today.
"25.11.2016 14:14:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Get ready for Christmas with a lovely film in New Deer Hall Miracle on 34th Street (1994) is being shown in New Deer Public Hall on Sunday, December 4, at 2pm.
"25.11.2016 14:13:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Police Scotland unveils Online Reporting Form to support Stalking victims Police Scotland has launched an Online Reporting Form to encourage victims of stalking to come forward and report abuse.
"25.11.2016 13:17:01" buchanobserver.co.uk Record sale at Peterhead fishmarket To continue the positive news from Peterhead Port Authority, it has just set a new weekly record for fish sold through its market
"25.11.2016 09:59:04" buchanobserver.co.uk Twa Bawbees and a Bodle, an Unexpected Castle Local historian, Derek Jennings will hold a walk and talk on Aden Castle on Sunday, November 27, from 2pm to 4pm.
"24.11.2016 18:32:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Parents urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real Parents have been urged to stop pretending Father Christmas is real in case the “lie” damages relations with their children. We reckon these professors have lost their Christmas spirit...
"24.11.2016 17:55:27" Buchanhaven Heritage Centre light-up
"24.11.2016 17:31:16" Buchanhaven Heritage Centre light-up
"24.11.2016 16:04:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Friday is Wear Your Old Band T-shirt to Work Day Tomorrow (Nov 25) is Wear Your Old Band T-Shirt To Work Day, so get rummaging through the closet tonight to check for armpit stains and moth holes. Will you be taking part in this tomorrow? Send us a picture if you are!
"24.11.2016 15:25:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Council budgets under the spotlight Aberdeenshire councillors have been debating the future of public services and the shape of things to come.
"24.11.2016 14:58:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Vehicles recovered following acquisitive crime spate across North East Police Scotland can confirm that two vehicles taken from properties in the North East were recovered overnight (Thursday November 24).
"24.11.2016 11:53:40" buchanobserver.co.uk BDP to hold Winter Forum Buchan Development Partnership will be holding its Winter Forum on Thursday, December 8, at the MACBI Centre, Newlands Road, Mintlaw, at 7.30pm.
"24.11.2016 11:29:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Prestigious award for Jake Peterhead Sea Cadet and UKSA Professional Yacht Cadet Jake Strachan (18), has been awarded the prestigious Fisgard Plate in recognition of his achievements in his Sea Cadet Class One Marine Engineering examinations.
"24.11.2016 11:12:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Major award for Peterhead Sea Cadets Peterhead Sea Cadets
"23.11.2016 16:55:09" buchanobserver.co.uk Millions of Brits don't know their home phone number Millions of Brits have no idea what their home telephone number is, according to new research. Once a staple in every home, millions don't even know the number now. Do you use yours?
"23.11.2016 16:34:25" buchanobserver.co.uk Plea following spate of crimes in rural locations Police Scotland is once again repeating a plea to the public to ensure their homes, vehicles and valuables are locked and secure following a spate of thefts across the North East where insecure properties have been the main target.
"23.11.2016 16:05:38" buchanobserver.co.uk One for the album! Craigewan Photographic Group recently donated SD cars and memory sticks to Peterhead Academy
"23.11.2016 15:12:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Heinz rapped over baked beans ad safety A Heinz baked beans ad which showed children drumming on empty tins has been banned because young viewers could copy it and slice their fingers open on sharp edges. A sensible move - or health and safety gone mad?
"23.11.2016 14:01:16" buchanobserver.co.uk More than half of shoppers unaware of online consumer rights With the Black Friday shopping bonanza approaching, a survey has found that the majority of UK shoppers don't know that their rights differ when we shop in store and online. Many of us will be doing some or all of our Christmas shopping online, but do you know your rights when it comes to refunds or faulty goods bought from a website?
"23.11.2016 13:36:26" buchanobserver.co.uk £63m state-of-the-art education makeover with new Academy A £63 million plan to revolutionise education in Peterhead and build a new state-of-the-art Academy was unveiled to the public last night.
"23.11.2016 11:35:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Stockjudging for young farmers New Deer Young Farmers Club headed to West Auchmaliddie recently for their stockjudging evening by kind permission of the Wilson Family.
"23.11.2016 11:35:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Increase in car parking charges could fund safer roads says DIGG Aberdeenshire
"23.11.2016 11:13:52" We're all excited about next Tuesday's relaunch. We have vouchers at our offices on 28-30 Seagate allowing you to get your favourite weekly newspaper for just 35p for the first four weeks, plus details of our great 50% off subscription to keep saving.
"23.11.2016 11:05:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Union considering action in college pay dispute The union UNISON is condering its next move in a bid to bring to an end a dispute over pay for support staff in Scotland's colleges. The union's Further Education Committee meets today to consider its next move - and strike action hasn't been ruled out.
"22.11.2016 17:21:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Winter safety in the Scottish mountains Scotland's mountains are a winter playground for thousands of hill walkers, climbers and mountaineers, with a wide range of experience levels. Examination of the fatal accident statistics for the last year shows it isn't just novices getting into Scotland's outdoors are some of the most beautiful in the world. But it's important to stay safe when exploring them this winter.
"22.11.2016 15:10:46" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchan Observer to relaunch next week Your favourite weekly newspaper is set to undergo somewhat of a transformation on November 29.
"22.11.2016 14:35:21" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP urges more Shire businesses to become Living Wage employers Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, has become one of the growing number of accredited Living Wage MSPs in the North East and urged other employers to join her.
"22.11.2016 14:31:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeenshire Council co-leader signs £826 million City Region Deal Local and national politicians and industry leaders have signed an ambitious City Region Deal for the North East, which has been described as a “transformative” moment for Aberdeenshire's economy.
"22.11.2016 10:01:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Call for public ownership of Scotland's trains Rail services in Scotland could fall back into public hands if performance doesn't improve drastically over the next three years. What do you think - would trains in Scotland run better under a public sector operator?
"21.11.2016 19:23:11" buchanobserver.co.uk New campaign highlights smoking ban in cars A campaign to raise awareness of Scotland's imminent ban on smoking in cars carrying children launched today (November 21, 2016). The new legislation, which comes into force on December 5, 2016, will make it illegal to smoke in a car or other vehicle This comes into force next month - but do you support it?
"21.11.2016 14:36:26" buchanobserver.co.uk First public showcase for Aberdeenshire's young entrepreneurs A team from Peterhead Academy will be among 30 small businesses created and managed by pupils from schools throughout Aberdeenshire selling their wares to the public at Christmas fayres over the next few weeks.
"21.11.2016 14:34:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Pedestrians urged to take extra care in dark and winter conditions Police Scotland is urging pedestrians to take extra care when crossing roads, now that the clocks have gone back and it is darker both in the mornings and in evenings.
"21.11.2016 14:16:42" buchanobserver.co.uk City Region Deal provides significant boost for region Opportunity North East (ONE), the private sector led and funded economic development company for the region, has welcomed the formalisation of the £250 million Aberdeen City Region Deal (CRD).
"21.11.2016 09:58:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Town language cafe shares experiences A new language cafe based in Peterhead has proved to be a huge success.
"20.11.2016 18:01:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeenshire's Female Entrepreneurs invited to enter AccelerateHER Awards Female entrepreneurs in Aberdeenshire are being urged to consider putting themselves and their businesses forward for Scotland's only pitch competition for business women.
"20.11.2016 17:21:57" buchanobserver.co.uk When should you put your Christmas decorations up? We're not even into December and we've already spotted a few houses with their Christmas decorations up. When do you put your decorations up? And post a pic if you already have!
"20.11.2016 16:01:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Flexible working can help drive economic growth says MSP Gillian Martin MSP led a debate in the Scottish Parliament last week celebrating the personal and economic benefits of flexible working practices.
"20.11.2016 12:00:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Strategic appointment for Genesis Personnel One of the North East's oldest recruitment companies has announced a strategic appointment to the team.
"20.11.2016 10:45:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Quiz: Do you know these 25 Scottish words and phrases? The Scots language is famous the world over for being rich, varied and difficult for non-natives to understand. Even locals struggle sometimes! Think you know your Scottish words? Have a go at our fun quiz then tell us how you got on.
"20.11.2016 10:22:38" Timeline Photos Happy Sunday... who do we need to speak to about making this happen?
"20.11.2016 10:00:20" buchanobserver.co.uk University recognises Moonlight Prowl founders The founders of Fraserburgh
"19.11.2016 18:01:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Volunteers needed for Christmas collection The Scottish SPCA is appealing to kind hearted people in Aberdeen to help at the Society's Christmas street collection in Aberdeen City Centre on Thursday, December 15. Can you help?
"19.11.2016 12:00:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Let's end violence against women together says MP Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford has called for cross-party unity to support her Private Members
"19.11.2016 10:00:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Young scientists experiment with Pathology at RGU School pupils from across the North-East travelled to Robert Gordon University (RGU) this week to mark International Pathology Day.
"18.11.2016 17:18:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Film Review: The Accountant (15) Starring Ben Affleck, Anna Kendrick, J. K. Simmons, Jon Bernthal, Jeffrey Tambor, John Lithgow If you see it, tell us what you think...
"18.11.2016 16:00:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Supermarkets, nutrition, Scotmoves and animal health on the agenda at North-east meeting Places are filling up fast for NFU Scotland's livestock panel night, to be held at Lochter Activity Centre, Oldmeldrum, next week (Wednesday, November 23, at 7pm).
"18.11.2016 14:30:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Four star success for Peterhead attraction A new Peterhead tourist attraction has received a four star rating from Visit Scotland just six months after opening its doors.
"18.11.2016 10:42:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Public meeting on emerging proposals for new Peterhead Community Campus Communities in Peterhead and the surrounding area will get their first chance to see and comment on emerging proposals for a new Peterhead Community Campus at an event next week.
"17.11.2016 16:34:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Public consultation on future rail services launched A consultation on the future of rail services has been launched on a day of chaos across the network for passengers. Want to help shape the future of rail services in Scotland? Get involved and have your say.
"17.11.2016 15:42:25" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead's Queenie Bridge to be taken down and removed next month A historic bridge in Peterhead will be dismantled in the coming weeks as part of the £49 million redevelopment of the harbour.
"17.11.2016 13:32:01" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeenshire has lowest number of accidental house fires per head of population in Scotland Aberdeenshire has the lowest number of accidental house fires per head of the population when compared to figures for the north service delivery area and the national average.
"17.11.2016 11:38:33" buchanobserver.co.uk Man charged in relation to series of thefts A 25 year old man is anticipated to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today in relation to a series of thefts which happened in the Cairnbulg and Inverallochy areas on November 15.
"17.11.2016 11:38:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Ministers 'failing to address issues on traveller sites': MSP Ministers are failing to address a clear gulf between Police Scotland procedure and Scottish Government policy on traveller encampments, a North East MSP has claimed.
"16.11.2016 15:45:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead woman shaves head for Alzheimer Scotland A Peterhead woman has shaved her head and helped raise over £5,000 for Alzheimer's after her friend's husband was diagnosed.
"16.11.2016 15:38:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Girls in Energy powers ahead Pupils from Peterhead Academy, enrolled in the Shell sponsored Girls in Energy course, were recently presented with Net books by Steve Anderson, WPSE Team Lead from Shell U.K. Limited. http://trib.al/X2uTWPn
"16.11.2016 14:28:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Charity tartan is launched with Christmas advert While John Lewis and M&S battle it out for the title of best Christmas advert, a Scottish dementia charity has a poignant offering of its own. Another new Christmas advert, but this one has a really important message...
"16.11.2016 12:06:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Work, earn and learn celebrations North East Scotland College recently celebrated the achievements of students across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire who have successfully completed their Modern Apprenticeship programme during the last 12 months. 4
"15.11.2016 19:18:47" buchanobserver.co.uk Battle of the Christmas ads 2016: Which is your favourite? With less than six weeks to go until Christmas Day, the annual round of festive adverts are now in full swing. Mrs Claus? Buster? Or something else? Vote for your top Christmas ad.
"15.11.2016 17:19:42" buchanobserver.co.uk POLL: Should shops be banned from opening on Boxing Day? Boxing Day – for many, a day reserved for munching Christmas leftovers, watching festive films and recovering from the high spirits of the day before. A petition calling on shops to be banned from opening on Boxing Day has gathered huge support, with over 181K signatures at last count. But would you support it? Take our poll to have your say.
"15.11.2016 16:50:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Connie's fair set to draw in the crowds Connie Chiappino will host her popular Christmas fair at the Palace Hotel in Peterhead this weekend.
"15.11.2016 16:32:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday). Good news for motorists
"15.11.2016 16:12:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Eilidh goes back to school Peterhead Academy pupils enjoyed a visit from their local MP on Wednesday, with Dr Eilidh Whiteford giving a speech to the Advanced Higher Modern Studies class.
"15.11.2016 15:35:18" buchanobserver.co.uk MP praises Peterhead youth cafe Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford and rising political star Mhairi Black met with youth workers and youngsters on Wednesday, following a drop-in at the Peterhead Youth Café project.
"15.11.2016 15:34:52" buchanobserver.co.uk 200-strong audience for Peterhead Independence meeting Local Yes campaigners have hailed a productive public meeting on Scotland's future, following a debate and discussion at Peterhead's Palace Hotel last week.
"15.11.2016 15:33:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Roanheads residents get better connected A group of residents at Roanheads Sheltered Housing Scheme have just completed a ten-week Digital Inclusion course to help them make better use of “smart” gadgets such as mobile phones and tablets.
"15.11.2016 15:31:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Decommissioning body elects new directors On the eve of the Offshore Decommissioning Conference 2016, Decom North Sea, the offshore oil and gas decommissioning forum held its seventh Annual General Meeting in St Andrews. Last night (14th November), the AGM saw eight new board directors elected
"15.11.2016 15:30:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Police Scotland staff sign up to Child Rescue Alert Police Scotland officers and staff are signing up for Child Rescue Alert mobile text notifications to boost the scheme's aim to have one million people registered.
"15.11.2016 15:28:42" buchanobserver.co.uk TV Licensing reminds over 75s to claim free TV licence Almost half a million people could potentially apply for a free TV Licence over the next 12 months, as more than 460,000 people across the UK celebrate their 75th birthday in the coming year.
"14.11.2016 17:29:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Largest supermoon in 70 years visible tonight Tonight (Monday), get set for an incredible supermoon – when the full moon will be at its biggest and brightest for almost 70 years. Apparently, it will shine around 30 per cent more light onto Earth, making it appear unusually bright. If you manage to capture any photographs, we'd love to see them. Just comment below!
"14.11.2016 15:43:56" buchanobserver.co.uk NHS ready for winter challenges The NHS in Scotland is preparing to be on the “front foot” this winter and the public and local communities are being encourage to do the same to do the same.
"14.11.2016 13:28:46" arbroathherald.co.uk Jail and £600,000 fine for embezzler A former oil industry manager with Angus ties is to hand over nearly £600,000 crime profits to a firm she embezzled out of more than £1.3 million to fund her lifestyle. A former oil industry manager with Angus ties is to hand over nearly £600,000 crime profits to a firm she embezzled out of more than £1.3 million to fund her lifestyle.
"14.11.2016 12:17:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Lifeboat launches to aid of disabled pleasure boat Peterhead Lifeboat went to the aid of a stricken pleasure boat to the east of the port on Friday.
"13.11.2016 18:02:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Names for Blue Toon cinema girls The Buchanie posted up a picture from down memory lane recently and asked if anyone could identify the girls.
"13.11.2016 18:01:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Names for Blue Toon cinema girls The Buchanie posted up a picture from down memory lane recently and asked if anyone could identify the girls.
"13.11.2016 10:00:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Anna Ritchie pupils remember the fallen Pupils from Peterhead
"13.11.2016 09:16:26" Timeline Photos Happy Sunday everyone! This checklist looks pretty perfect to us...
"12.11.2016 18:01:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Leading Aberdeenshire hotel revealed as competition venue Meldrum House Country Hotel will be the venue for the wedding ceremony and reception for the winners of Cash for Kids' 2017 Win Your Wedding competition.
"12.11.2016 14:30:39" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP urges action as universities fear 'financially fatal' Tory proposals Gillian Martin MSP has urged the UK government to address the concerns of Scotland's Higher Education sector.
"12.11.2016 11:33:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Further fall in passenger numbers at airport Figures released by Aberdeen International Airport have shown that 272,292 passengers travelled through the airport in October, a decrease of 9.7% compared to the same month last year.
"12.11.2016 09:03:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Stewart is new season's first winner Members of Peterhead Camera Club met recently to hear the results of their first competition of season 2016-17
"11.11.2016 18:46:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Taurid meteor shower to bring 'fireballs' to UK skies this weekend Look up into the night sky this weekend, and you may just see a fireball streaking through the darkness. Take a look at the sky this weekend...
"11.11.2016 16:19:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Chapel Street to re-open to traffic Traffic will once more be able to travel on Chapel Street in Peterhead, from next week.
"11.11.2016 15:58:02" Timeline Photos Read the article on our local business site on why you should be planning your Christmas campaign now http://trib.al/WL60Xkp @[Johnston Press Local Business] #LocalChristmas
"11.11.2016 15:35:25" buchanobserver.co.uk Toddle for Benaiah raises £2,250 A group of Peterhead mothers and their youngsters have raised £2,250 for a local women's addiction recovery home after a unique fundraiser.
"11.11.2016 15:32:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Scottish Conservatives hold 'positive and constructive' talks Scottish Conservative MSPs have held “positive and constructive” talks at Westminster with key UK Government ministers over the future of the agriculture and fishing sectors post-Brexit.
"11.11.2016 14:29:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Family launch charity campaign in memory of Peterhead woman who died from rare disease The family of a Peterhead woman who died from a rare condition that turned her insides “to china” have launched a charity campaign to raise awareness of the disease.
"11.11.2016 11:00:47" Timeline Photos
"10.11.2016 17:35:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Meet Buster the Boxer: John Lewis releases 2016 Christmas Advert Get your tissues at the ready (for both laughter and tears) as you tune into this year's John Lewis Christmas advert. Come on then, what's the verdict on the John Lewis Christmas ad? Are you loving Buster the Boxer, or do you wish it was a bit more sentimental? Or could you not care less?!
"10.11.2016 16:49:01" Timeline Photos Find out what's working best for your #LocalBusiness with the Buchanie's tips on how to track print marketing through digital methods Johnston Press Local Business http://trib.al/65s86as
"10.11.2016 16:06:14" Timeline Photos Pick up today's copy of i for your essential daily briefing on the US Election result
"10.11.2016 13:48:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Lifeboat flies off with bird club donation Buchan Bird Club members have handed over a cheque to Fraserburgh Lifeboat - the proceeds from an inaugural sale held in April.
"10.11.2016 13:43:40" buchanobserver.co.uk St. Fergus site visit for Shell students First year NESCol Shell Engineering Scheme students recently attended the Shell St Fergus Gas Plant where the cohort were presented with their Personal Protection Equipment as part of their induction programme.
"10.11.2016 13:41:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Camera gift to school from parent council Longside School Parent Council recently donated eight brand new camers to the school. http://trib.al/RNQjJKi
"09.11.2016 19:36:39" Timeline Photos Get your copy tomorrow.
"09.11.2016 14:43:08" Timeline Photos The Buchanie getting a mention on Sky regarding a wee story we ran this morning.
"09.11.2016 13:47:20" Timeline Photos Remember to get yours...
"09.11.2016 10:48:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeenshire business owner wins presidential election Donald Trump, owner of Trump International Golf Links at Balmedie, has been elected as the next President of the USA. So what's your view on the new President Elect? Do you think it will be good for the area?
"08.11.2016 11:54:01" buchanobserver.co.uk Dons Express set for Cup Final ScotRail has confirmed it will run a 'Dons Express' football special to help Aberdeen supporters get to the Scottish League Cup Final at Hampden Park on November 27.
"08.11.2016 11:11:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Latest community priorities survey results published The results of the latest phase of the Your View Counts survey which helps determine the policing priorities of communities throughout Scotland have been published.
"08.11.2016 10:53:08" buchanobserver.co.uk Farmers urged to highlight vital role Farmers across Scotland are being urged to open their gates and welcome the public to showcase their achievements and the goods and services they deliver.
"07.11.2016 16:05:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Met Office issue snow warning for Aberdeenshire The Met office have issued a yellow warning for snow across the Aberdeenshire and Grampian.
"07.11.2016 11:52:58" buchanobserver.co.uk £52,440 for village hall Buchan area councillors will be asked to approve the allocation of £52,440 of Developer Obligations funding to Stuartfield hall, when they meet in Peterhead on Tuesday.
"07.11.2016 11:52:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Modo gives thanks for incredible event Modo, organisers of this year's Aden-een Shell Fireworks Parade, has expressed thanks to all who made the event such a success.
"07.11.2016 11:51:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead Academy warns against term time holidays Peterhead Academy's Head Teacher has appealed to parents to stop taking their children on holidays during term time.
"06.11.2016 10:22:28" Timeline Photos Happy Sunday folks! Anyone else feel like this today?
"06.11.2016 09:04:05" buchanobserver.co.uk New President for Scottish Fishermen's Federation Ian Gatt, the chief executive of the Scottish Pelagic Fishermen's Association, has been elected as the new President of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF) at its annual general meeting.
"05.11.2016 19:10:13" buchanobserver.co.uk RGU postgraduate opportunities highlighted at open evening Robert Gordon University's (RGU) wide portfolio of postgraduate study options will be showcased at its open evening next week.
"05.11.2016 18:00:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Potential Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, warned that a “perfect storm” was brewing for Scotland's universities post-Brexit as the institutions face the loss of vital research funding and staff.
"05.11.2016 16:10:33" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchan author pens latest book A Stuartfield author has just written his latest book, based on his love of aviation.
"05.11.2016 14:05:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Brexit will help our coastal communities prosper Brexit will deliver a sea of opportunity that will reinvigorate coastal and island communities and turn Scotland into a world class seafood harvesting nation, Bertie Armstrong, chief executive of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF), told guests at
"04.11.2016 14:28:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Three charged in connection with alleged acquisitive crime across North East Police Scotland can confirm that three men - one aged 18, two aged 20 - are expected to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today (Friday November 4, 2016) in connection with 24 charges relating to acquisitive crime in the North East in recent weeks.
"04.11.2016 09:51:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Christmas fun at Aden Park This year's Aden Country Park Christmas Fair will be held indoors for the first time.
"03.11.2016 16:01:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Free training for Scottish fishermen Additional funding has now become available for the Scottish fishing industry via the European Maritime & Fisheries Fund (EMFF), Seafish and the Maritime Coastguard Agency (MCA).
"03.11.2016 15:01:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Daunting decision leads to HND for Diane A former Peterhead Academy pupil has recently graduated with an HND in Fitness, Health & Exercise from North East Scotland College.
"03.11.2016 13:41:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Service to be held for people affected by past practices at city crematorium A service is to be held on Sunday (November 6) for those affected by past practices relating to baby ashes at Aberdeen Crematorium.
"03.11.2016 13:41:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Cell block H-orror for Hallowe'en tours The atmosphere couldn't have been better - a dark, cold, rainy evening in one of Scotland's most notorious prisons.
"03.11.2016 13:05:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Mormond Inn staff dare to bare for Lupus Staff at a Buchan pub have taken the bold decision to bare almost all in the name of charity.
"03.11.2016 11:42:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Hundreds of vehicles found speeding on A90 over four day period Over 350 vehicles were found to be speeding during four day operation last month on the A90 and M90 from Fraserburgh to Edinburgh.
"03.11.2016 11:30:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Launch date for Relay for Life Peterhead 2017 After raising a staggering £219,353 in 2016, Peterhead Relay for Life is set to do it all over again.
"03.11.2016 11:21:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Appeal to trace missing person Police Scotland is appealing for information to trace missing person Amanda Pickens who was last seen on Tuesday, November 1, 2016, and failed to keep an appointment with her sister during the afternoon of Wednesday, November 2.
"02.11.2016 16:32:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead thefts - review security urge police Police in the North East are urging the public to ensure their home and vehicle security is as good as it can be following a spate of thefts and break-ins across the region
"02.11.2016 16:26:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Starting gun fired on Union elections NFU Scotland is now taking nominations for the positions of president and its two vice-presidential posts.
"02.11.2016 16:00:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Christmas tea at Longside to raise money for cancer A Christmas afternoon tea event will take place in Longside to raise money for a Relay for Life team named in memory of a brother and nephew who died from cancer within a month of each other.
"02.11.2016 15:58:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Union hosts positive meeting with Secretary of State The importance of protecting and maintaining Scotland's unique farming industry in the Brexit negotiations has been highlighted at NFU Scotland's first meeting with the UK Government's Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrea
"02.11.2016 15:57:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Police urge members of the public to enjoy Fireworks Night responsibly As Fireworks Night approaches Police Scotland is urging people to enjoy the festivities but to use fireworks safely, responsibly and with consideration for others.
"02.11.2016 12:14:25" buchanobserver.co.uk Seal pup rescued from Newburgh beach The Scottish SPCA is caring for an orphaned grey seal pup that was found alone on Newburgh beach.
"02.11.2016 10:26:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Play, share and win in new #30daysofplay campaign PlayTalkRead is calling for all parents and carers of pre-school children to “play, share and win” throughout November as part of its #30daysofplay campaign.
"02.11.2016 09:57:13" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP calls for action on A90 A North East MSP has made a renewed appeal for action to improve road safety on the A90 following another road traffic collision.
"01.11.2016 19:18:55" thestar.co.uk Man "chopped toe off with bolt cutters and ate it" Shoppers at an English branch of Wilkinson were left shocked when a man reportedly chopped off his big toe. Not local, but no less shocking. The man reportedly walked in to the store, picked up a pair of bolt cutters and chopped off his toe - then ate it.
"01.11.2016 14:55:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Jamie's tractor caption takes top prize Reading, Doric and Aberdeenshire were all celebrated this weekend as the prizes for a hugely popular annual reading challenge were announced.
"01.11.2016 13:00:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchan Support Worker in running for national award A local support worker has been named a finalist in this year's Scottish Health Awards.
"01.11.2016 12:00:50" buchanobserver.co.uk It's high time for Afternoon Tea event Two Peterhead ladies are preparing to host a Pink Sparkle Afternoon Tea this Saturday in aid of Breast Cancer Research.
"01.11.2016 11:00:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Aldi confirm work will begin on Toon site next year German supermarket giant Aldi have announced that work will begin on the site of its new Peterhead store next year.
"01.11.2016 10:37:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Mhairi Black to speak at Toon meeting Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford is urging local Independence supporters, and those wanting to know what the future holds post-Brexit, to make their voices heard at a special meeting in Peterhead's Palace Hotel.
"31.10.2016 16:01:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Road to Mintlaw closed as lorry overturns The A952 near Mintlaw was closed this afternoon after a lorry overturned around 12.30 pm.
"31.10.2016 15:38:33" falkirkherald.co.uk Fang-tastic wedding for happy couple A happy couple turned their big day into a fang-tastic event with a Halloween themed wedding yesterday. Check out these newlyweds from our sister paper in Falkirk. They got married over the weekend and chose a Halloween theme for the day. Do you know a couple who would do this?
"31.10.2016 15:09:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Aden-een celebrates the Bard with a bang The biggest Hallowe'en festival in Aberdeenshire went off with a bang on Friday night as Aden-een celebrated 400 years since The Bard's death.
"31.10.2016 13:40:58" Timeline Photos Happy Hallowe'en to all our FB friends. Post your spookiest and best Hallowe'en costume pictures and we'll pick a winner!
"31.10.2016 13:38:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Three wins in a row as Toon turn fortunes around What a difference a fortnight makes, foot of the table going into the game at Airdrieonians, their third win in a row moved them into a far healthier sixth spot with a promotion play-off place now a realistic ambition.
"31.10.2016 13:37:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Toon continue moving up Peterhead look to have put their slow start to the season firmly behind them after winning their third game in a row at home to Stranraer.
"31.10.2016 13:37:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Police Scotland urges HGV drivers to cut blowover risk Police Scotland and the road haulage industry are joining forces to help lorry drivers stay safe this winter, especially when crossing the country's high level and exposed roads and bridges.
"31.10.2016 13:36:33" buchanobserver.co.uk Blue Toon firm gets expansion go-ahead A leading North-east surface preparation and protective coatings company has been given the green light to develop its facilities in Peterhead.
"30.10.2016 11:01:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Daylight savings at 100 – a century of wasted opportunity As the daylight savings system reaches 100 years old in 2016, family safety charity RoSPA – which also celebrates its centenary this year – is calling for a time-shift fit for the 21st century. As daylight savings turns 100 (did you remember this morning?) a national safety organisation wants to shake things up, bringing the clocks forward in summer AND winter. They say it will reduce accidents - do you think it's worth a try?
"30.10.2016 08:33:58" Timeline Photos Remember when Halloween looked like this in Scotland? Are you heading out guising with the kids tomorrow?
"29.10.2016 16:31:10" Timeline Photos Remember, the clocks go back at 2am, meaning an extra hour in bed. Hurrah!
"28.10.2016 15:48:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchan nature reserve unveils new £300k renovations A Buchan nature reserve unveiled its new £300,000 refurbishments on Friday which have been nearly 10 years in planning.
"28.10.2016 11:52:44" buchanobserver.co.uk £30,000 of drugs found in Peterhead Two people have been charged after £30,000 of heroin and cocaine was found in an area of Peterhead.
"28.10.2016 11:16:18" buchanobserver.co.uk A toast to the Bard of Avon at annual Aden-een spectacular A cornucopia of Shakespearean delight is how Aden-een is being billed this year! Don't forget the Aden-een: The Shell Fireworks Parade takes place tonight:
"28.10.2016 10:18:12" buchanobserver.co.uk One of UK Morrisons Peterhead have a Are you brave enough to take on the 'Hotter Than Hell' pizza this Halloween?
"27.10.2016 13:00:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Firework display raises over £4k The third Fireworks Against Cancer event at New Deer Show Ground has been hailed a success with over £4,000 raised.
"27.10.2016 11:54:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Double harbour support for appeal The first financial donations to the 2016 Peterhead and Fraserburgh Gift Tree Appeal have come in from two local harbour sources.
"26.10.2016 18:13:40" buchanobserver.co.uk 16 dogs with a Hallowe'en costume better than yours Man's best friend may have a rough time of it on November 5. If these pictures don't put a smile on your face, we don't know what will. Marilyn Monroe is a particular favourite...
"26.10.2016 16:19:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Stop your Halloween from becoming a real life Fright Night! Halloween and Bonfire Night are perfect holidays for all the family to enjoy, with plenty of firework displays and trick-or-treating trips, but unfortunately this means that homes are more at risk of burglaries and thefts due to more people being out Figures show 13 per cent of people leave the front door open on Halloween - an ideal opportunity for thieves. It's also the worst time of the year for vandalism to homes. Here's some top tips to keep your house safe.
"26.10.2016 13:55:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Girls to run night marathon in aid of New Pitsligo animal sanctuary Two girls will undergo a nighttime half marathon and a 10k run to raise money for an animal sanctuary in New Pitsligo.
"25.10.2016 10:34:17" Timeline Photos More bad news for our high streets as new figures show over 200 businesses closed their doors in Scotland in the first six months of this year. Read the full story here: http://trib.al/ffGbVlc
"24.10.2016 15:20:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Cyclists urged to “Be Seen and Be Safe” The Buchan Community Safety Group and Peterhead Community Wardens are asking cyclists to “Be Seen and Be Safe” as the nights draw in.
"24.10.2016 13:41:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Campaign group outlines rail revamp plans for Buchan, Ellon and Inverurie A national rail campaigning organisation have unveiled plans that would see rail services return to Peterhead, Fraserburgh Ellon and Inverurie.
"24.10.2016 12:15:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Fitness, fun and community spirit key for new Peterhead venture The first outing of a new Peterhead venture to encourage fitness and community spirit has been hailed a success despite heavy rain threatening to ruin the occasion.