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"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.
"24.10.2016 11:32:04" buchanobserver.co.uk Mintlaw Gala group seek new chairperson The deadline for applicants interested in taking on the role of Mintlaw Gala chairperson has been extended.
"23.10.2016 19:30:33" buchanobserver.co.uk Spate of high-value thefts prompts warning As the darker nights draw in and the clocks change for winter, farmers, crofters and those working in the industry are urged to remain vigilant and take measures to protect their property.
"23.10.2016 18:15:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeen Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme signs up 60 city centre businesses An ambitious new Breastfeeding Welcome Scheme (BFWS) is being launched in Aberdeen to make sure nursing mums can feed their infants in with confidence in city shops and cafes.
"23.10.2016 15:15:10" buchanobserver.co.uk RGU to welcome prospective students at its Undergraduate Open Day Robert Gordon University (RGU) will open its doors to prospective students this month for its final Undergraduate Open Day of 2016.
"23.10.2016 13:15:09" buchanobserver.co.uk Ladies On Saturday, November 12, the Granite Suite of the Chester Hotel (Queens Road, Aberdeen) will welcome the very first Ladies' Diamond Lunch for Marie Curie
"23.10.2016 09:15:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Fundraising vintage tea party just grand! More than £1,000 has been raised for cancer charities following a very successful tea party in Peterhead.
"22.10.2016 11:10:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Call for total ban on Chinese lantern use Farmers and crofters across the area are calling on the public to have a happy - but lantern-free and considerate - bonfire night this November.
"22.10.2016 09:11:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Bay author vies for Saltire Book Award A Cruden Bay author's book has been nominated in this year's Saltire Awards.
"22.10.2016 06:15:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Leadership course a first for town prison Prisoners at HMP Grampian in Peterhead are set to trial a new community action and leadership course.
"21.10.2016 09:38:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Two males charged following Class A drugs recovery Officers from the North East Division Proactive Unit executed a drug search warrant at an address in the Peterhead area on Thursday October 20, as part of an intelligence led operation.
"20.10.2016 15:22:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Diamond day for Mintlaw couple A Mintlaw couple today celebrated 60 years of marriage saying friendship was key to a long and happy marriage.
"20.10.2016 14:19:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Beat bogus callers by following 'Three Cs rule' With the clocks going back on Sunday, October 30, and darker nights coming, Scottish Water is urging customers to help stop bogus callers by using our three Cs rule to beat these callous conmen.
"20.10.2016 14:18:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Consultation launched on Independence Referendum Bill A draft bill giving Scotland the ability to reconsider the question of independence before the UK leaves the EU has been published for consultation.
"20.10.2016 12:34:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Good news for Scottish mackerel fishers following quota agreement for 2017 Scottish fishermen will have increased catching opportunities for north-east Atlantic mackerel in 2017 following an agreement reached at coastal state negotiations between the EU, Norway and the Faroe Islands.
"20.10.2016 11:02:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Stevenson lays motion congratulating Lead Scotland Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson, has laid a motion before Scottish Parliament congratulating Lead Scotland on securing a grant that will allow them to adapt leadership award.
"20.10.2016 10:44:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeenshire Council appoints new Head of Housing Following a successful recruitment process Aberdeenshire Council has appointed Rob Simpson as its new Head of Housing.
"20.10.2016 09:32:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Sport and culture on the agenda Councillors will this week be asked to comment on initial work undertaken by Aberdeenshire Council to consider how sport and cultural services in the area will be delivered in the future.
"20.10.2016 09:31:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Police seek missing man Police in Aberdeen are anxious to trace Edward Reynolds (37) who has been reported missing from the Cummings Park area of Aberdeen.
"20.10.2016 09:28:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Bingo Night at New Deer New Deer Disabled and Senior Club will host a Bingo Night in the village on Friday.
"19.10.2016 14:29:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Police take action to tackle human trafficking on Anti-Slavery Day Police Scotland has identified and is ensuring the welfare of 11 potential victims of trafficking, following a national day of action which took place across Scotland yesterday - coinciding with Anti-Slavery Day - in a major initiative to identify and
"19.10.2016 13:31:28" buchanobserver.co.uk A90 Bridge of Dee repairs Overnight masonry repairs and essential maintenance works are to take place on the A90 Bridge of Dee in Aberdeen starting from Monday, October 24, for up to three weeks.
"19.10.2016 10:53:03" buchanobserver.co.uk New book dedicated to the folk of Buchan A former Peterhead Academy student has recently published a book dedicated to the folk of Buchan.
"19.10.2016 10:32:58" buchanobserver.co.uk New sponsor for Flyers Wheelchair Basketball Grampian Flyers Wheelchair Basketball were delighted last week to announce Michael Duncan Builders Ltd as the Clubs new main sponsor.
"19.10.2016 08:30:21" Timeline Photos Not local but it made us chuckle - the moment security cameras captured an alleged thief trying to steal a Venetian blind from a furniture store - by stuffing it down his jacket...
"18.10.2016 15:15:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Police appeal for public to lock up Officers in the Banff and Buchan area are appealing for the public to be vigilant and keep their valuables locked away and secure following opportunistic and acquisitive crime in the area.
"18.10.2016 13:35:02" buchanobserver.co.uk catto park pitches opened Football teams from around Peterhead recently celebrated the opening of new all-weather pitches and sports facilities at Catto Park.
"18.10.2016 12:41:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Stevenson supports call to scale down cancer Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson, is backing Cancer Research UK's new Scale Down Cancer campaign to help prevent obesity-related cancers across Scotland.
"18.10.2016 12:40:47" buchanobserver.co.uk Beards are taking on bowel cancer this Christmas Look out for beards everywhere in Scotland this winter as Decembeard is on its way.
"18.10.2016 12:30:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Stevenson demands protection of Scottish fishing interests MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, Stewart Stevenson has demanded the Westminster Government protect the Scottish fishing sector and coastal communities.
"18.10.2016 09:20:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Blue Toon 'will be biggest and best!' Peterhead will not only be the biggest town in Aberdeenshire, but the biggest and the best!
"18.10.2016 09:19:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Warning issued to public over use of counterfeit bank notes Police Scotland are further alerting the public, particularly those who are employed in shops or regularly handle cash to be aware of counterfeit banknotes which have recently been tendered in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
"17.10.2016 09:35:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Council co-leader responds to council tax loss claims The co-leader of Aberdeenshire Council has hit back at claims that the area will face a loss of £8.6million in council tax revenue to the Central Belt.
"16.10.2016 17:45:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Dales Park pupils have a hoot with visiting owls Dales Park School children in the ELCC (nursery) and primary 1 and 1/2 classes have been finding out about owls recently.
"16.10.2016 17:15:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Online petition calls for halt to traveller site More than 100 people have signed a petition calling for a halt to proposals to locate a travellers' site at Aikey Brae near Old Deer.
"16.10.2016 14:15:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Bollywood heads to New Deer for latest show at hall Northumberland Theatre will be making a return to New Deer on October 28, with the play 'How to Make a Killing in Bollywood'.
"16.10.2016 10:30:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Museum's Christmas market is a cell-out! Peterhead Prison Museum will host an indoor Christmas market next month.
"16.10.2016 09:30:21" buchanobserver.co.uk RGU Pharmacist takes prestigious European role An acclaimed Pharmacy professor at Robert Gordon University (RGU) has been handed a senior role within the European Society of Clinical Pharmacy.
"15.10.2016 18:13:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead road reopens after accident The A950 South Road in Peterhead has reopened following a road traffic collision earlier today (Saturday). Road reopens after accident
"15.10.2016 15:37:24" arbroathherald.co.uk Good news on future of damaged Reaper “The damage is not as bad as we thought, but it's bad enough.” That was the verdict of Mackay Boatbuilders' Harry Simpson on The Reaper. Good news for The Reaper. The vessel's skipper, Mike Barton, has said the damage done by a freak gust had turned out to be less serious than he had feared.
"15.10.2016 14:21:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Overseas visitor boost International tourists visiting Scotland broke through the £500 million spend barrier in the second quarter of the year for the first time, according to figures published this week.
"15.10.2016 12:13:20" buchanobserver.co.uk SFF Services is a finalist in Scottish Business Awards SFF Services Ltd (SFFSL), a subsidiary of the Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF), has been selected as a finalist in the Scottish Business Awards 2016.
"15.10.2016 09:26:00" buchanobserver.co.uk RGU academic's book adopts a more global perspective A Robert Gordon University (RGU) lecturer has responded to his textbook's worldwide popularity by taking a global approach with the latest edition.
"15.10.2016 07:30:21" fraserburghherald.co.uk Cafe to close for winter season A popular North East café will be taking a temporary break this winter.
"15.10.2016 06:45:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Farming NFU Scotland's President Allan Bowie has used his website blog to outline farming's take on the public spat between multinational manufacturer Unilever and the UK's biggest retailer Tesco.
"14.10.2016 13:05:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Marc set to be 'One to Watch' at awards A young Peterhead musician has been nominated in the
"14.10.2016 12:51:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Employment skills event in Peterhead An employment and skills event is taking place on Wednesday, October 26 at the Palace Hotel, Peterhead.
"14.10.2016 12:41:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Summer Riga route returns to Aberdeen Latvian low-cost airline Air Baltic has announced its return to Aberdeen International Airport with a route to Riga for summer 2017.
"14.10.2016 12:40:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Visit to Auschwitz is more than a history lesson We begin at a “place of life” as we travel towards a place that will forever be associated with death.
"14.10.2016 12:37:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Swimming Club looking for help with morning sessions Peterhead Swimming Club are currently on the look out for volunteers to help with their morning training sessions. 7
"14.10.2016 10:39:25" buchanobserver.co.uk Burnhaven pupils host coffee morning Burnhaven School pupils held a coffee morning in aid of Macmillan Cancer Support on Thursday, September 29 and raised a total of £323.
"13.10.2016 15:04:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Entier launches only MCA Approved Training Centre in North of Scotland Following on from the success of its bespoke in-house training academy, Entier has launched the only Marine Coastguard Agency (MCA) Approved Centre in the North of Scotland for Ship's Cook Competency.
"13.10.2016 12:02:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Police remind public to remain vigilant against opportunistic thieves Police Scotland is reminding the public to remain vigilant against opportunistic thieves as the darker nights approach and following recent reports of housebreaking and thefts in the region.
"13.10.2016 10:45:30" buchanobserver.co.uk A very proud day for Mintlaw's Kerry During her time at Mintlaw Academy, Kerry Taylor (21) found that she was fascinated by finding out how things work and she particularly enjoyed studying physics.
"13.10.2016 10:32:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Keeping the Dons on track for League Cup semi-final ScotRail has confirmed it will run a 'football special' service to help Aberdeen fans get to the Aberdeen v Greenock Morton Scottish League Cup semi-final at Hampden Park on October 22. http://trib.al/1nmBtjs
"12.10.2016 13:12:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Latest phase of rail improvements means changes for travel through central belt The ScotRail Alliance is urging people whose travel plans will take them through the central belt to check their journey before setting off, as a number of timetable alterations come into force on Saturday, October 22.
"12.10.2016 12:51:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Sweet incentive as HMT tours take on a new format With chillier weather and darker nights drawing in, there's nothing quite like a hot cuppa and a slice of cake to warm you through.
"12.10.2016 12:49:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Increase in underage tobacco sales in Aberdeenshire The number of undercover enforcement visits to local shops will increase this year, after a “disappointing” rise in non-compliance with tobacco sales laws.
"12.10.2016 10:52:04" buchanobserver.co.uk Trawler exhibition hauls in the crowds A special photographic exhibition featuring a Peterhead trawler has already proved a hit with visitors.
"12.10.2016 10:51:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Aden-een photo exhibiton at Peterhead A gallery of colourful photographs from Aden-een, the Shell Fireworks Parade across the years, is currently on display in Peterhead.
"12.10.2016 09:19:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Appeal following frauds in Aberdeen Police are urging local shops and supermarkets in the North East to be on their guard following a number of reported frauds in the area.
"12.10.2016 09:18:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Almost 5,000 attend five-day Celebration of Hope Evangelist Will Graham has completed five consecutive days of preaching the Gospel in Peterhead, with more than 4,800 attended the North East Scotland Celebration of Hope.
"11.10.2016 13:16:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Working together for Aden-een success With less than two weeks to go before this year's Shakespeare-inspired Aden-een, The Shell Fireworks Parade, a massive amount of work is going on behind the scenes.
"11.10.2016 13:02:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Scream mask prank 'absolutely crazy' The Creepy Clown craze that has caused mayhem across parts of the UK has taken a new twist in Peterhead.
"11.10.2016 12:15:16" buchanobserver.co.uk North-east pipe band targets success A leading north-east pipe band will compete against elite musicians from across the globe after securing promotion to the world's top tier competition class.
"11.10.2016 12:13:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Don't miss what's round the corner Firefighter Iain McGarry is backing a new road safety campaign urging drivers to watch their speed and help save lives.
"11.10.2016 10:24:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Charities get a chance to join Dick McWhittington on his adventure at HMT There's no time quite like Christmas for special deliveries, and this year Santa isn't the only one delivering gifts.
"11.10.2016 10:15:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Adventure runners urged to lace up for CLAN at Mud Madness A leading north-east cancer charity has urged residents to lace up for a unique fundraising event which promises to be an action packed day for all the family.
"11.10.2016 08:51:14" buchanobserver.co.uk EU catches more fish in UK waters than British say Scots fishermen The release of a report which reveals that EU boats catch more fish in the UK's Exclusive Economic (EEZ) zone than the British fishing fleet underlines why Brexit provides a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to regain control of our national waters, say
"11.10.2016 08:31:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Chapel Street is
back in business It's finally back to business for Peterhead's Chapel Street with the first retail unit of the new development now open for business.
"10.10.2016 14:59:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Martin welcomes funding to promote farming careers Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has welcomed an award of £20,000 to the Scottish Association of Young Farmers to create a support network for young farmers in rural communities.
"10.10.2016 14:13:03" buchanobserver.co.uk No place in Scotland for any form of hate crime say Police There is no place in Scotland for any form of Hate Crime, intolerance or prejudice, says Police Scotland at the launch of national Hate Crime Awareness Week.
"10.10.2016 12:44:06" buchanobserver.co.uk New video on innovative herring survey study A new video has been produced highlighting the work of an innovative multi-partner scientific survey to assess the composition of herring stocks to the West of Scotland.
"10.10.2016 12:24:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Police warning over iTunes voucher scam Police Scotland would like to warn the public that they have received a number of complaints of a scam involving iTunes vouchers.
"09.10.2016 13:12:14" buchanobserver.co.uk MP offers support to fair pensions campaigners Women Against State Pension Inequality Campaigners in the North east have welcomed support from Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford, following a meeting at her constituency office in Peterhead.
"09.10.2016 10:12:14" buchanobserver.co.uk The Barn to host mini-fest for children throughout the region Award-winning multi-arts venue The Barn in Banchory, is to host Mini-Fest: Out and About following on from the success of its Source Weekender.
"08.10.2016 11:12:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Presentation was a surprise for Stuartfield's Lisa Stuartfield woman Lisa Stuart was presented with the Rotary Endeavour Award at the recent North East Scotland College Fraserburgh graduation ceremony.
"08.10.2016 08:12:02" buchanobserver.co.uk No protected status for Mormond Hill Mormond Hill near Strichen, which boasts the area's famous white horse, has failed to gain protected status from Aberdeenshire Council.
"08.10.2016 07:08:14" buchanobserver.co.uk A proud day for Peterhead's Mitchell Mitchell Bartram (21), from Peterhead, was presented with a special award by Score Group at the North East Scotland College Fraserburgh Graduation Ceremony recently.
"07.10.2016 13:34:05" buchanobserver.co.uk The week that Will came to town There was a very, very long queue of people....and still 15 minutes until the doors opened for Will Graham's Celebration of Hope outreach in Peterhead. Have you been to see Will Graham? If so, let us know what you thought.
"07.10.2016 10:23:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Think Pink Day success at MACBI hub The second 'Think Pink' Day at MACBI community hub in Mintlaw proved to be a huge success - with £6,000 raised for charity.
"06.10.2016 08:46:54" buchanobserver.co.uk MSPs welcome additional consideration on healthcare challenges North-east MSPs Gillian Martin and Stewart Stevenson have welcomed additional consideration from the Cabinet Secretary for Health and Sport, Shona Robison on the healthcare challenges facing the North-east.
"06.10.2016 08:41:04" buchanobserver.co.uk Lifeboat launched to Boddam cliffs The Peterhead lifeboat was called out yesterday (Wednesday) to rescue a possible casualty from the Boddam area.
"06.10.2016 08:37:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Former academy pupils set for special reunion Former Peterhead Academy pupils who turn 40 this year are being asked to join in a special reunion.
"05.10.2016 13:21:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Class A drugs recovered in Peterhead and Aberdeen Two people are expected to appear at court today (Wednesday October 5) following the recovery of Class A drugs at a property in the Balnagask area of Aberdeen.
"05.10.2016 11:33:25" buchanobserver.co.uk Edinburgh Fringe comes to Peterhead A sell-out Edinburgh Fringe show will take to the Peterhead Community Theatre stage later this month.
"05.10.2016 10:05:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Will Graham begins five-day outreach “I'm 75 percent Scottish, so I kind of feel like I've come home,” said evangelist Will Graham on Tuesday morning, having arrived in Peterhead just 24 hours earlier Are you planning to head along to hear Will Graham? If so, tell us about your experience.
"04.10.2016 09:21:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Inquiries following Boddam death An investigation is underway following the unexplained death of a man in Boddam on Monday afternoon (October 3).
"03.10.2016 14:44:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Fireworks Against Cancer event aims to raise £10k The Fireworks Against Cancer group in support of cancer charity UCAN will hold a fireworks spectacular in New Deer later this month.
"03.10.2016 13:14:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Two charged following drugs recovery Police Scotland can confirm that a 28-year-old male from Liverpool and a 44-year-old local male have been charged following the recovery of diamorphine and
"03.10.2016 13:07:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Service to be held for those affected by past practices at Aberdeen Crematorium A cross-denominational service is to be held in November for the people affected by the recent Baby Ashes sadness at Aberdeen Crematorium.
"03.10.2016 13:06:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Funding boost for Aden glamping pods Buchan Development Initiative has been awarded a LEADER grant of more than £33,500 to help install a new Glamping area at Aden Caravan and Camping Park in Mintlaw. Anyone fancy some glamping at Aden?
"03.10.2016 12:57:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Connie celebrates 15 years of business in the Blue Toon A Peterhead businesswoman is celebrating 15 years in business in the town. Well done Connie!
"03.10.2016 09:42:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to distinguished Blue Toon resident A distinguished resident of Peterhead, Miss Margaret Cassie, has died in her 88th year, writes Jack Webster.
"03.10.2016 09:13:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Trawler a 'challenging climate' for photographer A trip aboard a Peterhead trawler will be the focus of a special exhibition to be held at the town's Fishing Heritage Centre at the weekend.
"03.10.2016 08:58:48" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP welcomes Government action on fuel poverty Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has welcomed the announcement that £660,700 has been allocated to improve energy efficiency in Aberdeenshire.
"03.10.2016 08:58:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Youngsters set to toddle for Benaiah A group of Peterhead youngsters are set to take part in a unique charity walk in aid of a local women's addiction recovery home.
"02.10.2016 11:00:41" More P1 pictures in Tuesdays paper so make sure you get your copy.
"30.09.2016 12:48:46" buchanobserver.co.uk £2000 of drugs found in Peterhead and Fraserburgh Heroin and cocaine with a street value of £2000 has been recovered in the Peterhead and Fraserburgh areas.
"30.09.2016 11:50:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Another great performance from the Blue Toon Allstars The Blue Toon All Stars pulled off yet another great performance in Peterhead recently.
"29.09.2016 14:59:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Former Buchan woman celebrates 105th birthday A former Longside woman has celebrated her 105th birthday.
"29.09.2016 13:25:39" buchanobserver.co.uk New Aberdeenshire Council co-leader elected Aberdeenshire Council have elected its new co-leader following the resignation of Martin Kitts-Hayes.
"29.09.2016 10:33:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Man charged following series of housebreakings in Peterhead A 40-year-old man has been charged in relation to a series of theft by housebreaking and attempted theft by housebreaking in the Peterhead area.
"28.09.2016 15:03:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Society celebrates after successful soup and sweet The Buchanhaven Heritage Society are celebrating after their first soup and sweet event was deemed a huge success by visitors to the centre.
"28.09.2016 14:59:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Modo workshops set for school holidays Modo has announced details of its school holiday programme which runs from October 10 to 14 and 17-21.
"28.09.2016 14:54:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Jailhouse set to rock once again with 2017 concert Jailhouse Rock is set to become a firm annual date on the Peterhead calendar after the success of this year's event at the former prison.
"28.09.2016 10:33:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Job losses at Score due to oil downturn A major Peterhead employer has announced that it will enter a consultation process regarding potential redundancies at the company.
"28.09.2016 10:28:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Appeal for information following alleged attempted robbery Police Scotland is appealing for information following an alleged attempted robbery in Peterhead.
"28.09.2016 10:26:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Preacher Will Graham heads to Toon Peterhead will be the focus of a five-day outreach when Will Graham, grandson of evangelist Billy Graham, arrives in town next month.
"27.09.2016 13:32:09" buchanobserver.co.uk Officers target domestic abuse as part of Operation Pine Police Scotland carried out a day of action across Moray, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City on Friday, September 23, as part of a continued crackdown on violence in the North East under Operation Pine.
"27.09.2016 13:31:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Stephanie dances her way to the top A twelve years-old dancer from Peterhead has won a top prize at a recent Highland Dancing Championship.
"27.09.2016 12:53:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Shakespeare theme for annual parade Shakespeare's 400th anniversary will set the scene for this year's Aden-een, The Shell Fireworks Parade. http://trib.al/6rz3Suq
"27.09.2016 10:22:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Positive response to Brian McKandie appeal on Crimewatch Officers investigating the murder of Rothienorman pensioner Brian McKandie say they have had an "encouraging" response to a nationwide TV appeal on Crimewatch.
"27.09.2016 09:48:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Two charged following weekend match Following the Aberdeen FC v Rangers FC match at Pittodrie on Sunday September 25, Chief Superintendent Campbell Thomson has issued the following statement.
"27.09.2016 07:50:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Do you remember these kids' comics from your childhood? Kids' favourite The Beano is getting a revamp. The DC Thompson-published comic has had its print edition redesigned and has launched a brand-new website they're calling the 'Ultimate Feed of Awesome'. Any of your favourites not on the list?
"26.09.2016 08:57:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Murder appeal to air on BBC Crimewatch Officers investigating the murder of Aberdeenshire pensioner Brian McKandie are to make a national television appeal for information.
"25.09.2016 15:10:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Museum to undergo £1.5m refurbishment A North-east museum is to be given a major refurbishment ahead of taking on an enhanced role as a city centre attraction.
"25.09.2016 13:09:32" buchanobserver.co.uk RGU to hold part-time jobs fair Robert Gordon University
"25.09.2016 10:08:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Help with Hallowe Haddo House near Ellon is on the hunt for volunteers to help with its Halloween Magic at Haddo event on Friday 21 and Sunday 23 October (with a possible extra date on Saturday, October 22 if the others are very popular)
"25.09.2016 08:08:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Stevenson welcomes national loan scheme SNP MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, Stewart Stevenson has welcomed a new loan scheme which will provide certainty for farmers and crofters over winter 2016 and seek to inject up to £300 million into the rural economy, safeguarding jobs and local
"24.09.2016 18:15:45" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP backs Eye Health Week SNP MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, Stewart Stevenson has backed Eye Health Week and its role in promoting eye health.
"24.09.2016 17:10:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Top tips for keeping pets calm on Bonfire Night Trick or treating, fireworks, dressing up and sweets – it's a very exciting time of year for humans, but loud noises, constant knocks on the door and unfamiliar faces can be particularly distressing for our pets.
"24.09.2016 12:09:03" buchanobserver.co.uk 2ReUse in urgent town storage plea A popular community enterprise in Peterhead is urgently appealing for help in securing a new storage facility within the town.
"24.09.2016 10:08:47" buchanobserver.co.uk Cruden Bay Gala hailed a huge success This year's Cruden Bay Gala has been hailed as a huge success.
"24.09.2016 08:08:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Equipment will help scale up training Equipment presented by Seafish and the Scottish Seafood Association on Thursday to the Scottish Seafood Training Network will mean specialist skills will be more readily available in Scotland.
"23.09.2016 14:16:29" buchanobserver.co.uk Police issue advice ahead of weekend match As Aberdeen FC prepares to welcome Rangers FC to Pittodrie for the first league fixture between the sides since Rangers was promoted to the SPL, as always Police Scotland is urging fans to enjoy themselves but behave responsibly.
"22.09.2016 14:37:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Residents urged to be on lookout for Asian Hornet PEST experts are residents in Aberdeenshire to remain vigilant following the first sighting of an Asian hornet in the UK.
"22.09.2016 13:46:46" buchanobserver.co.uk Cubs celebrate centenary Some 1,000 Cub Scouts from across the North East held a huge party at Aden Country Park recently to celebrate the organisation's centenary.
"22.09.2016 13:11:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Toon Lego club builds on success A Peterhead club has becoming Scotland's first recognised LEGO club, having received official user group status from the brand.
"22.09.2016 08:31:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Red Brick Theatre's decade of treading the boards Peterhead's very own Red Brick Theatre Group is celebrating ten years of treading the boards in the Blue Toon.
"21.09.2016 13:40:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeenshire man urges others to #ShareYourSpare A Banchory man is among 500 people who have generously donated one of his healthy kidneys to a stranger.
"21.09.2016 13:27:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Choir raises the roof...and £1,000 A Buchan choir has raised £1,000 for charity following a successful concert.
"20.09.2016 14:02:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Dogs will become superheroes at Aden County Park Dog lovers are being asked to turn their pet pooches into superheroes at Aden County Park next month for a charity fundraising walk. With great power comes great res-bones-ability
"20.09.2016 13:10:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Don't give a dog a bone, vets warn pet owners Despite that satisfied look on their faces when they are busy gnawing away on them, dogs should not be given bones, vets are increasingly warning. So, dog lovers. Where do you stand on the bone debate?
"20.09.2016 10:01:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Major milestone reached in upgrade work at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary A major milestone has been reached in an extensive programme of improvements at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary (ARI) being undertaken by Robertson Construction. What do you think of the improvements to ARI?
"20.09.2016 09:07:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Met Office storm names - is your name on the list? The Met Office has announced the names of this year's winter storms. Will your name go down a storm this winter?
"20.09.2016 09:04:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Missing youngsters found safe Police Scotland is pleased to confirm that missing people Aimee Wheelhouse (13) and Elliott Lister (12), who were reported missing from the Banff area, have been traced safe and well in the town.
"19.09.2016 14:51:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Gillian wears it pink Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, has shown support for women affected by breast cancer by dressing up in pink and encouraging her constituents to take part in the UK's biggest, brightest and pinkest fundraiser - Wear it Pink on Friday, October
"19.09.2016 13:44:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Gumtree shoppers can get more than they bargain for Eagle-eyed shoppers and bargain hunters are being urged by Scottish cyber security chiefs to be wary of scammers operating on a popular classified sales website.
"19.09.2016 11:53:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Bid made for Peterhead Fishermen's Mission centre A bid has been lodged to buy the Fishermen's Mission building in Peterhead as the fishing charity vows to stay in the town.
"19.09.2016 10:01:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead biker, 29, killed in weekend crash has been named A motorcyclist from the Peterhead area was killed on Sunday following a one vehicle collision on the A98 Banff to Portsoy road.
"19.09.2016 09:54:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Strawberry Bank residents donate money to Peterhead dementia service Residents of an older persons housing unit in Peterhead made a donation to a dementia service in the town last Wednesday.
"19.09.2016 08:38:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead fashion show raises over £1.7k for charity A Peterhead Relay for Life team have raised named in memory of a members brother and nephew have raised over £1700 at a fashion show.
"18.09.2016 19:10:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Zesty new Mackie's ice-cream Natural oil from sweet and fresh Brazilian oranges is to give Mackie's chocolate extra zest, as the firm's latest seasonal ice cream flavour hits the freezer aisles.
"18.09.2016 17:34:08" buchanobserver.co.uk Largest North Sea production increase in 15 years The oil and gas industry in Scotland is adapting to the sustained period of low prices, with production up more than a fifth in the latest year.
"18.09.2016 17:15:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Major food and drink festival returns to AECC Lovers of craft beverages are in for a treat next April when North Hop returns to Aberdeen.
"18.09.2016 15:09:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Design consultancy appointed for Union Terrace Gardens Aberdeen City Council has announced that LDA Design has been chosen to draw up detailed design proposals for the city's Union Terrace Gardens in the Denburn Valley.
"17.09.2016 19:06:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Passenger numbers drop in August Figures released by Aberdeen International Airport have shown that 283,739 passengers travelled through the airport in August, a decrease of 11.7% compared to the same period last year.
"17.09.2016 18:14:08" buchanobserver.co.uk Thomson comments on future of EU funding for council projects Councillors on Aberdeenshire Council's Policy & Resources Committee have discused the future of European funding for council projects and the implications of Brexit.
"17.09.2016 13:11:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Stock up for Christmas at SECC show Full of creative craft ideas and supplies, the award-winning Crafts for Christmas show returns to the SECC this October alongside the much loved Stitching, Sewing and Hobbycrafts show.
"17.09.2016 09:07:22" buchanobserver.co.uk RGU to advise Mexican Government on skills development for its oil and gas sector Robert Gordon University (RGU) has been awarded funding to create a skills development framework for the oil and gas sector in Mexico.
"17.09.2016 07:11:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Three local breweries secure listings in ALDI's 67 Scottish stores Honey Bee Good Beer from Six°North, Elvis Juice from Brewdog and Red Rye from Deeside Brewery have been hand-picked by ALDI to be included in the supermarket's tenth Scottish Beer Festival – on sale now.
"16.09.2016 14:33:42" buchanobserver.co.uk MP to undertake annual surgery tour Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford will undertake her annual surgery tour on September 22 and 28.
"16.09.2016 14:20:16" buchanobserver.co.uk How good are you at lipreading? Take the test People around the country are being challenged to see how they would cope without their hearing to mark Lipreading Awareness Week.
"16.09.2016 14:13:01" buchanobserver.co.uk Most convincing picture of the Loch Ness monster ever taken? A whisky warehouse worker has taken a picture of what could be one of the most convincing Loch Ness Monster sightings to date.
"16.09.2016 11:26:44" Timeline Photos Perhaps Google Street View has taken its approach to privacy a little far this time. This photograph of a cow with a blurred face has gone viral. Maybe it was underage ...
"16.09.2016 10:01:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Young engineering winners recognised An award ceremony was recently held in Peterhead to recognise the winners of the Scottish Engineering Craft Competition - an annual event that brings together the best mechanical and electrical engineering trainees in Scotland.
"16.09.2016 09:54:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Eilidh backing 'Wear it Pink' for October campaign Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford is backing cancer charity Breast Cancer Now's 'Wear it Pink' campaign, which raises awareness of breast cancer and also raises around two million pounds every year that funds world-class breast cancer research across the
"15.09.2016 14:31:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeenshire councillors approve new mental health contract Aberdeenshire councillors have approved the award of the new Mental Health Services for the Shire contract at a meeting in Aberdeen today.
"15.09.2016 14:07:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Modo volunteers honoured at awards Two young academy pupils have received awards for their contribution to Modo and the work it does.
"15.09.2016 11:05:46" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP: Let Scotland lead the fisheries
negotiations Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson, has called on the Conservative UK Government to let Scotland lead on fisheries negotiations and allow significant local input.
"15.09.2016 10:51:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Gift Tree initiative launched in Buchan The 2016 Peterhead and Fraserburgh Gift Tree Appeal has been launched this week.
"13.09.2016 17:11:20" buchanobserver.co.uk 'Moobs', 'Cheeseballs' and 'Gender-fluid' new entries in Oxford English Dictionary 'Moobs' and 'gender-fluid' are among more than 1,000 new words and phrases in the latest edition of the Oxford English Dictionary - along with 'Westminster bubble.' What word would you add to the dictionary? Keep it clean please!
"13.09.2016 13:03:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchan line can't suffer from trend of pessimistic figures Campaigners in favour of re-opening the Buchan rail line say that figures for forecasted passenger numbers can't be overly pessimistic.
"13.09.2016 12:27:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Greggs introduces 'healthy' pasties in lower calorie drive Those who relish the greasy-lipped indulgence of a fatty Greggs treat, look away now. "We recognise that our customers are increasingly looking for lower calorie and lower fat options.”
"12.09.2016 13:43:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Man charged in connection with thefts from Peterhead farm shop A 39-year-old man has been charged in relation to two thefts from farm shops in the Peterhead and Rothienorman areas.
"12.09.2016 13:42:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead disability campaigner stands for election against frontbench MPs for equality role A disability rights campaigner working in Peterhead has been nominated by his local SNP branch to stand as an equal rights officer.
"12.09.2016 12:03:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead's scrapped CCS project could have saved the taxpayer billions The UK Government have been told that Carbon Capture technology could save the taxpayer billions - 10 months after pulling the plug on Peterhead's £1 billion project.
"12.09.2016 10:41:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Councillors to decide on Aberdeenshire mental health contract Aberdeenshire Councillors will be asked to approve the award of a new Mental Health Services contract when they meet on Thursday.
"09.09.2016 13:34:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Princess Anne forced to cancel Peterhead visit Princess Anne was forced to cancel an engagement in Peterhead yesterday after she was taken to hospital when she became unwell.
"09.09.2016 13:33:01" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead dad raises £15,000 for charity that helps his son A Peterhead dad has raised £15,000 for Spina Bifida, which his son suffers from, by zip-lining across the River Clyde.
"09.09.2016 10:09:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Blooming good result at Longside The Longside Garden Competition was held recently.
"08.09.2016 17:02:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Father raises safety concerns after 4-year-old goes missing from Peterhead nursery The father of a four-year-old girl who disappeared from her Peterhead nursery school yesterday afternoon has hit out at the council for not doing enough to ensure their child
"08.09.2016 09:32:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Diamond day for Peterhead couple A Peterhead couple celebrated their diamond wedding anniversary this week.
"07.09.2016 14:57:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead dog owner admits to ordering bull-terrier attack A Peterhead dog owner admitted ordering her Staffordshire bull terrier to attack another woman in the town last year.
"05.09.2016 12:01:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Over £25,000 raised in memory of Peterhead teenager Over £25,000 has been raised in memory of a Peterhead teenager who tragically died last year after developing a brain tumour.
"05.09.2016 10:53:46" buchanobserver.co.uk Equipment donations for Maternity units The Banff and Buchan Sands group have presented donations to Peterhead, Aberdeen and Elgin Maternity units.
"05.09.2016 09:54:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Lifeboat called out to distress beacon The Peterhead lifeboat was called out on Friday afternoon to locate an active distress beacon off the Boddam coast.
"05.09.2016 09:47:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Toon schools asked to make war documentary Peterhead primary schools are being asked to make a two minute documentary about war and win a chance to be on live radio.
"05.09.2016 09:43:29" buchanobserver.co.uk Ribbon cut on latest museum attraction Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford officially unveiled the latest attraction at Maud Railway Museum on Saturday.
"02.09.2016 12:01:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Keenan's growth in line to be one of the top Scottish deals A multi-million pound deal between leading Scottish food waste recycling firm, Keenan Recycling, and Business Growth Fund (BGF) is in the running to be named one of the top investment deals struck in the past year.
"02.09.2016 12:01:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Tenants can compare their landlords' performances Social housing tenants in Aberdeenshire can compare landlords' performances in reports published by the Scottish Housing Regulator.
"02.09.2016 11:53:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Night-time climb of Ben Nevis to fight MS for New Deer group A group of hikers from New Deer climbed Ben Nevis at night to raise money for MS after one of the hikers was diagnosed 10 years ago.
"02.09.2016 09:26:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Big Lottery Fund boost for Toon project Peterhead Projects has been awarded a grant of £145,484 from the Big Lottery Fund to develop a town-wide green spaces initiative.
"01.09.2016 14:46:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Port Erroll exhibition A heritage exhibition will be held at Port Erroll Village Hall in Cruden Bay next Saturday.
"01.09.2016 13:56:01" buchanobserver.co.uk Video - Lorry driver banned for 'bad error of judgement' A lorry driver whose overtaking went viral online after he forced oncoming cars off the road has been banned from driving.
"01.09.2016 12:07:25" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchan families told to be wary of bogus pest controllers following court case Families in Buchan are being urged to demand formal identification before allowing pest controllers into their home.
"01.09.2016 11:51:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Glad Rags & Cartridges Bags ladies enjoy clay shoot at Saplinbrae Saplinbrae House Hotel in Mintlaw was the latest venue to host a Glad Rags and Cartridge Bags ladies clay shoot.
"01.09.2016 08:39:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Cruden Bay to hold gala There will be an end-of-summer gala fun day held in Cruden Bay this weekend with all money raised going back into the community.
"31.08.2016 16:21:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Polite children key strength at Port Errol school Polite children were seen as one of the key strengths of a Buchan primary school and nursery according to a recent report.
"31.08.2016 13:08:29" buchanobserver.co.uk MP congratulates Gala organisers Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford has congratulated the organisers of this year's Hatton Gala on another successful event.
"30.08.2016 13:28:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Cops walk Broch to Ballater for Kilimanjaro climb Three men have walked from Fraserburgh to Ballater raising money for Fraserburgh pupils World Challenge trip to Tanzania and Kilimanjaro.
"30.08.2016 10:24:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Murderer dies in Peterhead prison A convicted murderer has died at HMP Grampian three years into his 16 year sentence for killing a man in Inverness.
"30.08.2016 08:44:04" buchanobserver.co.uk Record Relay Organisers of the Peterhead Relay for Life 2016 have announced their final total and are delighted to say it �has beaten their previous �UK best .
"29.08.2016 19:12:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Consultation begins on sports charges A public consultation on the cost of sports and physical activities offered by Aberdeenshire Council will open on Monday, August 29.
"29.08.2016 18:50:35" buchanobserver.co.uk CLAN seeking views on service provision A leading north-east charity is seeking the views of residents in Inverurie and North Aberdeenshire with a view to developing local services.
"29.08.2016 18:50:00" buchanobserver.co.uk “They gave us a reaction” Peterhead are still looking for their first league win of the new season after a 1-0 defeat to Stranraer at Stair Park at the weekend.
"29.08.2016 18:47:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Nicole set for Miss European pageant A Peterhead woman is preparing to compete against over 100 girls in the Miss European beauty pageant.
"29.08.2016 15:37:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Toon unlucky to leave Stranraer with nothing Peterhead made the long trip to the south west to take on a Stranraer side equally keen to register their first victory of the season.
"29.08.2016 15:24:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Crack cocaine and heroin worth £1700 recovered in Peterhead Crack cocaine and heroin with a street value of around £1700 has been recovered from an address in the Peterhead area.
"29.08.2016 11:09:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Enjoy a 'bosie' from
The Blue Toon Allstars The Blue Toon All Stars (formerly The Willowbank Show Group) are working incredibly hard towards their next performance.
"26.08.2016 14:12:25" buchanobserver.co.uk A 'T' in the Park discovered at Aden Two stone structures have been uncovered in Aden Country Park following a search carried out by the Book of Deer Project.
"26.08.2016 13:21:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Bright future ahead for Albert Hotel The Albert Hotel in Peterhead may be on the market but it is onward and upward as far as the current owner and her team of staff are concerned.
"26.08.2016 11:06:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Surprise for Freddie The New Deer Young Farmers Club managed to put the biggest smile on Freddie MacLeod's face with the delivery of a ride on a John Deere tractor last weekend.
"24.08.2016 13:32:04" buchanobserver.co.uk More than 100 people arrested as officers target violent crime More than 100 people have been arrested and nearly 150 warrants executed as Police Scotland continues its high profile crackdown on violent crime across the North East
"24.08.2016 12:28:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Man charged following £35,000 drugs recovery Police Scotland can confirm a 24-year-old male from Birmingham has been charged in connection with the recovery of diamorphine and
"23.08.2016 15:44:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Acoustic cafe agreed for Strichen's Templar Hall A village hall in Strichen will be turned into a multiuse complex with a cafe and retail shops after councillors agreed on the proposal today.
"23.08.2016 12:31:19" buchanobserver.co.uk New date for Dine in the Dark event A Dine in the Dark event in aid of North East Sensory Services has been rescheduled until next month.
"23.08.2016 12:27:11" buchanobserver.co.uk The next generation of Girl Power! Fifteen female students from across Scotland have recently taken part in a unique two-week industry experience with Shell.
"23.08.2016 12:26:46" buchanobserver.co.uk Fisheries Secretary to champion industry In his first speech to the fishing industry, Cabinet Secretary for Fisheries, Fergus Ewing sought to give assurance to the industry following the uncertainty created by Brexit.
"23.08.2016 09:19:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Morrisons £22k for 2ReUse van Morrisons Peterhead Store Community Champion Sheena Irvine has handed over a £22,870 donation from the Morrisons Foundation to Peterhead Projects
"22.08.2016 13:27:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead residents are being encouraged to 'Be Inspired' The exciting new initiative at 2ReUse's Skelton Street premises in Buchanhaven is now offering a wide range of upcycled products, shabby chic furniture and collectibles. And there's also the opportunity to have a go yourself at reinventing an older piece
"22.08.2016 12:55:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead teen begins fundraising for World Challenge A Peterhead Academy pupil will head to China next year as part of the school's World Challenge.
"22.08.2016 08:52:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Local lads set to appear on HMT stage Two Peterhead actors will take to the stage at His Majesty's Theatre in Aberdeen this week in a new stage production.
"21.08.2016 18:36:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Charity launches search for inspirational people A leading provider of British Sign Language (BSL) and other deaf and deafblind qualifications in the UK has launched its search for the Aberdeen City and Shire's most inspirational people involved in the deaf and deafblind community.
"21.08.2016 18:11:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeen smoked salmon producer scoops 2016 Great British Food Award John Ross Jr has been crowned national artisan food and drink champion after winning the Smoked Fish category in the 2016 Great British Food Awards for its Balmoral Fillet – the fillet steak of the smoked salmon.
"21.08.2016 15:11:20" buchanobserver.co.uk New short course for professionals launched at RGU Robert Gordon University (RGU) have launched a new short course on Optimisation in Production Processes in collaboration with Scottish Enterprise and Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service (SMAS).
"21.08.2016 13:11:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Multi-million pound bid for Union Street buildings agreed Aberdeen City Council is to bid for £1.5million of funding from Historic Environment Scotland to help repair and preserve key buildings on Union Street.
"21.08.2016 08:07:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Smart multi-operator travel launched Smarter travel is being introduced across the North East as local bus operators and local authorities have launched Scotland's first smart multi-operator travel.
"20.08.2016 18:17:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Stevenson hails Scottish Government action on monkfish quota SNP MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, Stewart Stevenson, has welcomed the Scottish Government's securing a lift the ban imposed by the UK Government on overseas trading of skates and rays quotas.
"20.08.2016 17:14:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Cyclists gear up to raise money for charity A group of 21 keen cyclists are preparing to take on the Ride The North charity cycle for Maggie's Aberdeen later this month (27-28 August). The 175-mile ride will begin and finish in Rhynie after a loop up to Inverness and taking in the picturesque
"20.08.2016 13:42:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Conquer the Accursed Mountains in aid of Inspire Intrepid, would-be explorers are being offered the opportunity to embark on a picturesque trekking adventure through the Accursed Mountains of northern Albania, thanks to local charity Inspire and outdoor adventure specialists BackStrong Adventures.
"20.08.2016 11:11:26" buchanobserver.co.uk A new home for Scotbeef at Thainstone Business Park ANM Group, one of Scotland's largest producer-owned farming, food and finance businesses, has announced that Scotbeef Inverurie is set to relocate its abattoir to Thainstone Business Park if the proposed extension goes ahead.
"20.08.2016 08:10:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeen fishing memorial agreed by councillors A memorial commemorating the men and women who worked in Aberdeen's fishing industry through peacetime and wartime has taken a step forward with the approval of a report at full council this week.
"19.08.2016 13:14:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Extended opening for railway museum Maud Railway Museum will open its doors to the public from Saturday, September 3 to Sunday, September 11, to mark the arrival of a special piece of memorabilia.
"19.08.2016 11:21:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchan Xpress coaches to have steps modified Activist groups and politicians met with representatives from Stagecoach yesterday to discuss accessibility issues on the Buchan Xpress coaches.
"19.08.2016 10:49:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Skipper Jimmy's offshore visit showcases prime of Scottish seafood Peterhead skipper Jimmy Buchan is toasting a successful trip with a difference after spending three days last week with ESS offshore on accommodation rig the COSLRival as part of a showcase of local Aberdeenshire suppliers.
"19.08.2016 10:43:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Book of Deer Project at Aden The Book of Deer Project has been relocated to the Farming Museum at Aden Country Park.
"19.08.2016 09:54:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead Academy closed following lightning strike Peterhead Academy is closed today due to a fault with the fire alarm system caused by a lightning strike.
"18.08.2016 15:30:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Key milestone for Energetica as roadside signage unveiled A custom-made structure designed to identify the Energetica corridor, from the Bridge of Don in Aberdeen to Peterhead, has been unveiled today
"18.08.2016 15:24:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Police Scotland is urging people in the North East to continue to watch out for bogus callers and workmen at their doors offering their services for excessive amounts of money.
"17.08.2016 15:45:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Man charged following reports of antisocial use of motorbikes Police Scotland can confirm that a 30 year-old man has been charged and will be reported to the Procurator Fiscal in relation to road traffic offences following reports from members of the public of the antisocial use of motorbikes in the Meethill area of
"17.08.2016 15:23:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Drugs worth more than £2,000 recovered in Fraserburgh Heroin, cocaine and cannabis worth more than £2,000 has been recovered after drugs warrants were carried out in the Fraserburgh area on Monday, August 15..
"17.08.2016 15:21:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Electoral Canvass 2016 - online saves time! Canvass forms for the revised electoral register to be published on December 1 are being to every household in Grampian this week
"17.08.2016 12:54:09" buchanobserver.co.uk Rosie's chop raises £900 for charity A Buchan teenager has had 14cm of her hair chopped for charity, raising around £900 in the process.
"17.08.2016 10:13:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Stevenson holds 1,000th surgery for constituents Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has held his 1,000th surgery for constituents.
"16.08.2016 16:25:01" This isn't local but worth a watch to once again wonder at the sheer stupidity of some people driving on our roads ...
"16.08.2016 16:01:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Modo's got its mojo back in Mintlaw Thanks to funding from CashBack for Communities and individual fundraising efforts, Modo will be returning to Mintlaw with its popular programme of workshops
"16.08.2016 15:46:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Chelsea hits a high note with fundraising Blue Toon concert Theatre goers in Peterhead were treated to a fantastic evening of singing, dancing and music at a fundraising variety show recently.
"16.08.2016 09:29:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Firefighters tackle trawler blaze Firefighters were called out to Peterhead Harbour early this morning after fire broke out on a fishing vessel.
"15.08.2016 13:16:32" buchanobserver.co.uk House branded 'a hovel' by Toon mum A Peterhead mother has branded her allocated council flat a “disgrace” and “hovel” due to the mess she found when she moved in.
"15.08.2016 13:15:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Doug shares his fond memories of Mintlaw A former Mintlaw man has collected his memories of growing up in the village and published them in a new book.
"15.08.2016 09:03:58" buchanobserver.co.uk More than 100 drivers stopped during road speedchecks at AWPR sites Police Scotland Road Policing Officers have been carrying out high visibility patrols on roads forming part of the AWPR construction sites in response to repeated widespread concerns.
"14.08.2016 19:15:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Heatwave warning for pet owners It's time to prepare for some sun, as forecasters predict a heatwave is due to hit the UK in the next few days.
"14.08.2016 18:14:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Macdonald Hotels & Resorts announces key north appointment Leading international hotel operator Macdonald Hotels & Resorts has announced the addition of a key member of staff to oversee its portfolio in the North of Scotland.
"14.08.2016 15:10:52" buchanobserver.co.uk On the way to Cruden Bay Peacock Visual Arts in Aberdeen has announced the release of
"14.08.2016 09:15:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Bus timetable revisions in North Scotland From Monday, August 15, bus passengers across North Scotland will see changes to some of their services.
"13.08.2016 18:15:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Techfest 2016 to celebrate the best of the North-east The North-east's annual festival of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), was launched on Wednesday with a new programme of workshops, shows and presentations set to showcase the best of the North-east.
"13.08.2016 18:11:12" buchanobserver.co.uk CDA Scholarships for the Graduate Certificate Petroleum Data Management Industry-funded scholarships are being offered for a newly launched pioneering petroleum data management course for the energy industry, which is being taught at Robert Gordon University (RGU) in partnership with Common Data Access Limited (CDA).
"13.08.2016 15:11:28" buchanobserver.co.uk RGU team to attend UCAS fairs across Scotland Robert Gordon University's (RGU) Education Liaison Team is gearing up to attend UCAS fairs across Scotland to promote courses to young people the length and breadth of the country.
"13.08.2016 13:09:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Showcase your start-up at Scottish Home Show 2016 The Scottish Home Show team are once again lending support to new businesses - within the home improvement sector, by launching this year's competition for the chance to win a stand at what is now one of the largest home improvement exhibitions in
"13.08.2016 09:10:15" fraserburghherald.co.uk New Energy Secretary told to live up to North Sea pledges The SNP has demanded that the new Energy Secretary puts his money where his mouth is and supports the oil and gas sector – after he claimed it was a “huge priority” for the UK government on a recent trip to Aberdeen.
"13.08.2016 08:07:36" buchanobserver.co.uk New Energy Secretary told to live up to North Sea pledges The SNP has demanded that the new Energy Secretary puts his money where his mouth is and supports the oil and gas sector – after he claimed it was a “huge priority” for the UK government on a recent trip to Aberdeen.
"12.08.2016 13:31:51" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP appeals to Council on mental health support A North East MSP has appealed to Aberdeenshire Council to provide reassurance to the public that no local drop-in centres will be closed as a result of a planned shake-up in mental health support.
"12.08.2016 12:49:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Three for court following drugs recovery Three people - two males aged 46 and 31 and a female aged 31 - are expected to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today (Friday August 12) following the recovery of heroin with a street value of more than £1,000 at a property in the Whitehills area on
"12.08.2016 10:12:46" buchanobserver.co.uk Turkish men jailed for smuggling cocaine worth £500m Two Turkish men convicted of smuggling £500 million worth of cocaine on board a ship in the North Sea have each been jailed for at least 20 years. Biggest single cocaine haul ever recovered at sea in Europe
"11.08.2016 14:02:34" buchanobserver.co.uk The 21 best jokes in the history of the Edinburgh Festival A study has claimed to have found the 21 most popular jokes in the history of the Edinburgh Festival.
"11.08.2016 13:26:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Business park proposal could create Mintlaw jobs An application to build a new business park in Mintlaw that could help bring jobs to the area has been lodged with Aberdeenshire Council.
"11.08.2016 13:19:32" buchanobserver.co.uk SNP depute leadership campaign kicks-off in Buchan Buchan hosted the first hustings of the SNP's depute leadership campaign on Wednesday, at an event attended by three of the contest's challengers.
"11.08.2016 13:19:04" buchanobserver.co.uk Gearing up for the Big Buchan Bridal Bash at NESCol The Big Buchan Bridal Bash Wedding and Gift Exhibition 2016 is building up to be the largest wedding exhibition outside Aberdeen. h
"11.08.2016 13:17:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Theatre company to visit Dales Park Dales Park School in Peterhead is one of two schools in Aberdeenshire which will host a visit from Theatre in Schools Scotland.
"11.08.2016 13:16:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Business park proposal could create Mintlaw jobs An application to build a new business park in Mintlaw that could help bring jobs to the area has been lodged with Aberdeenshire Council.
"11.08.2016 13:16:00" buchanobserver.co.uk DNA secures first custodial sentence for hare coursing DNA taken from a hunting dog has helped secure the first custodial sentence in Scotland for hare-coursing, at Forfar Sheriff Court today (August 11).
"11.08.2016 08:19:05" buchanobserver.co.uk It's a record-breaking gala at the harbour Hundreds of Blue Toon folk headed down to Buchanhaven Harbour last weekend for what turned out to be a record-breaking event. Apologies to Mr McKenzie for the error!
"10.08.2016 14:28:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Ditch the technology and Dine in the Dark A North-east charity, which provides sensory services for blind and deaf people across the North-east of Scotland, is urging people to take part in a dining experience with a difference, by ditching their technology and delving into darkness for an
"10.08.2016 14:27:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Salmond pledges continuing support for Trust Alex Salmond MP, has pledged continuing support for a North East of Scotland charity, formed when he became First Minister of Scotland in 2007.
"10.08.2016 13:59:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Mission bus run to visit Kirkcaldy The annual Fishermen's Mission bus run for Fishermen's Widows in the Peterhead area will take place later this month.
"10.08.2016 13:59:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Peter Pan-to for 2016 - a first for Blue Toon group Peterhead Pantomime Group are set to stage a Disney classic for 2016.
"10.08.2016 13:34:41" buchanobserver.co.uk It's a record-breaking gala at the harbour Hundreds of Blue Toon folk headed down to Buchanhaven Harbour last weekend for what turned out to be a record-breaking event.
"09.08.2016 15:52:36" buchanobserver.co.uk ScotRail to host open day ScotRail is to host a Rail Awareness Open Day at Aberdeen railway station on August 17 for customers who may need extra assistance when travelling.
"09.08.2016 12:25:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Macduff Marine Aquarium releases octopus Macduff Marine Aquarium has recently developed a new octopus exhibit featuring the lesser octopus (Eledone cirrhosa). Watch the fascinating video of the release
"09.08.2016 10:35:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Man rescued by Peterhead lifeboat The Peterhead lifeboat was called out by Aberdeen Coastguard last night (Monday) to rescue a man from the harbour.
"09.08.2016 09:21:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Two vehicle crash on A975 Police Scotland were called out to attend a two vehicle crash on the A975 this morning.
"09.08.2016 08:36:27" buchanobserver.co.uk PFC hosts Terry McDermott tour Peterhead Football Club will play host at The Voice USA winner Terry McDermott later this year as part of his autumn tour.
"09.08.2016 08:35:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Shire pupils celebrate outstanding exam success Thousands of senior school pupils are receiving their exam results today and this year's figures show a 5% increase in S6 pupils in Aberdeenshire leaving school with five or more Highers.
"08.08.2016 15:17:05" Timeline Photos We have two tickets for this Friday's darts exhibition with PDC star Robert 'The Thorn' Thornton at Balmoor Stadium up for grabs.
To be in with a chance of winning simply answer the following question:
"What song does Robert Thornton use as his walk-on
"08.08.2016 09:45:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Four-star Wasps sting Blue Toon Peterhead's league campaign got off to a frustrating start, as they succumbed 4-0 to Alloa on the opening day of the season.
"08.08.2016 09:08:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Record landings in Peterhead The new chief executive of the Peterhead Port Authority has revealed there were record landings at the port's market last month.
"08.08.2016 08:58:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Picture spotlight Hundreds of folk headed to Buchanhaven Harbour on Saturday for the annual gala day.
"08.08.2016 08:57:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Still Game's Winston to head The Broons family Casting has been announced for The Broons stage show which comes to theatres across the country from next month.