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"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.
"07.08.2016 19:38:26" buchanobserver.co.uk RGU postgraduate opportunities highlighted at open evening Robert Gordon University (RGU) will showcase its postgraduate study options at an open evening this month.
"07.08.2016 17:40:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Experts call for action on aggressive gulls, following spate of attacks One of the country's leading experts on gull control is warning that the current spate of gull attacks across the UK will only increase if action is not taken by more local authorities and businesses
"07.08.2016 14:14:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Reminder to adhere to speed restriction Police are issuing a further reminder to all motorists to adhere to the speed restrictions in the area of the AWPR road works around the city.
"07.08.2016 13:38:40" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP writes to bank bosses on branch closures North East MSP Liam Kerr has written to the heads of Lloyds Banking Group and Bank of Scotland seeking assurances that customers in rural areas will still be able to access local banking services.
"07.08.2016 07:07:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Stevenson welcomes access to elected office fund for 2017 elections SNP MSP for Banffshire & Buchan Coast, Stewart Stevenson, has warmly welcomed the opening of a £200,000 fund aimed at encouraging more disabled people to participate in politics and stand as councillors in next year's local council elections.
"06.08.2016 18:48:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Experience a day as an Occupational Therapist A one-day workshop for people who are interested in pursuing a career in occupational therapy will be held at Robert Gordon University (RGU) next month.
"06.08.2016 18:11:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Popular course expanded for increasing CSR demand A popular postgraduate course at Robert Gordon University (RGU) has been expanded to provide a range of learning options for those who wish to study Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR).
"06.08.2016 13:39:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Farming unions agree shared ambition for UK farming The farming unions from Scotland, England, Wales, and Northern Ireland have committed to work together on a new shared ambition for a progressive future for farming post-Brexit.
"06.08.2016 10:07:21" buchanobserver.co.uk RGU Pharmacy experts receive Royal Pharmaceutical Society recognition Two leading pharmacy experts at Robert Gordon University (RGU) have been recognised by the Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) for their work to advance the field.
"06.08.2016 09:38:56" What a great day for Buchanhaven Harbour open day. The fun starts at 12.30pm. See you there!
"06.08.2016 09:04:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Quiz: Who plays at these Scottish stadiums? To mark the start of a new Scottish football league season this weekend, test your knowledge of grounds around the country by identifying who plays at them from these aerial photos. A wee quiz to mark the start of a new football league season...
"06.08.2016 07:12:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Exhibition marks 400th anniversary of one of Aberdeen's oldest buildings To mark the 400th anniversary of one of Aberdeen's oldest buildings a new exhibition 'Tales from The Tolbooth' has opened, which explores the early years of one of the best preserved 17th century gaols in Scotland.
"06.08.2016 06:10:44" buchanobserver.co.uk FM sends good luck message to Team GB - including record 53 Scots. A record number of Scottish athletes have travelled to Brazil to compete in the Rio Olympics.
"05.08.2016 14:57:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Rory agrees two-year contract extension with Blue Toon Peterhead FC has announced that top striker Rory McAllister has agreed to a tw- year contract extension thus ending the recent transfer speculation.
"05.08.2016 14:48:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Campaingers' delight at support for Mission A steering group has been formed to push forward with the bid to save Peterhead Fishermen's Mission.
"05.08.2016 14:41:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Three men jailed for ATM attacks A three-man gang from the Liverpool area, who blew up bank ATMs in Aberdeenshire and stole around £130,000, have been jailed for a total of 36 years.
"05.08.2016 10:35:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Planning For Real marks double celebration This year is a very special one for the village of New Deer.
"05.08.2016 09:06:59" buchanobserver.co.uk MP backs anti-scammer initiative Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford has backed a Chartered Trading Standards Institute campaign against scammers who prey on vulnerable customers
"05.08.2016 08:51:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Take bowel screening test urges MSP SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson has called on his constituents living in Banffshire & Buchan Coast to take the potentially life-saving bowel screening test this month – part of a nationwide drive to encourage people to return their test as soon as they receive
"05.08.2016 08:47:13" buchanobserver.co.uk It's that time of the year again... Local volunteers are being sought to help light up Peterhead's town centre this Christmas.
"04.08.2016 16:42:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Quiz: Can you name the Scottish islands? Take a look at these satellite images and identify the Scottish island. Think you know your Scottish islands? Test yourself with our tricky wee quiz ...
"04.08.2016 12:18:09" buchanobserver.co.uk Skipper Jimmy takes his fish on the road Peterhead skipper Jimmy Buchan is hitting the road and heading to the Sandringham Food Festival in Norfolk to spread the word about Scottish seafood.
"04.08.2016 11:35:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Prince's Trust Team seeks new members The Peterhead Prince's Trust Team is recruiting now.
"04.08.2016 10:30:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Locals gear up to go Wild About Aden Families from Buchan and the surrounding areas are gearing up for the annual “Wild About Aden” event in Aden Country Park.
"04.08.2016 09:59:58" deesidepiper.co.uk Road reopens after four-vehicle crash near Aberdeen Four vehicles have been involved in a crash near Aberdeen. A90 reopens after multi-vehicle accident
"04.08.2016 07:56:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Lukie still searching for his fairy tale ending Local dog rehoming charity, DAWGS, is appealing for help to find a new home for one dog on its books who so far has failed to attract any interest.
"03.08.2016 14:26:04" buchanobserver.co.uk New Pitsligo Bank of Scotland to shut The New Pitsligo branch of Bank of Scotland will be one seven to close across the North-East.
"03.08.2016 14:06:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Delight at woodland funding boost The popular Buchan Meadows Community Woodland project on the outkirts of Peterhead has received a £20,000 funding boost thanks to players of the People's Postcode Lottery.
"02.08.2016 15:46:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Police repeat plea to motorists not to drive while under the influence of alcohol Police today repeated their plea of last week for motorists not to drive while under the influence of alcohol or drugs after 15 people were arrested for drink-driving offences during the past weekend across the North-East.
"02.08.2016 14:01:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Traditional talent on display Organisers of this year's Ugie Folk Festival have hailed the event a huge success. http://trib.al/4uOKnyP
"02.08.2016 13:44:13" buchanobserver.co.uk David's life-changing gift to Ivanne A Peterhead man has recently returned from a trip to the Philippines where he met the child he is sponsoring.
"02.08.2016 12:30:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Public urged to be vigilant following telephone scams Police Scotland is urging the public to be vigilant following a spate of telephone scams in the North of Scotland.
"02.08.2016 10:50:08" buchanobserver.co.uk International firefighters in specialist exercise in Aberdeenshire Firefighters from a specialist rapid response team rescued 'casualties' after a simulated building collapse took place in Aberdeenshire.
"01.08.2016 14:17:10" buchanobserver.co.uk I now pronounce you
husb-Ant and wife A Mintlaw couple who got engaged on a popular Saturday night TV show have become the first couple to tie the knot at St Combs Community Hall.
"01.08.2016 08:44:01" buchanobserver.co.uk 'Last chance saloon' for Mission bid A public meeting heard on Thursday that it was the 'last chance saloon' to save Peterhead's Fishermen's Mission.
"31.07.2016 19:40:53" buchanobserver.co.uk RGU launches MSc Applied Sports Performance Analysis course Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new postgraduate sports performance analysis course, which is the first of its kind in Scotland, for those who wish to enhance their knowledge and skills in the industry.
"31.07.2016 18:38:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Become a Mini VIP at Disney on Ice presents Frozen Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) are giving you the chance to upgrade your ticket to become a MINI VIP at Disney On Ice presents Frozen.
"31.07.2016 13:07:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Dedicated 2 Girls Extravaganza Bigger and Better for 2017 Dedicated 2 Girls will return to Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) for its second year and promises to be even more fabulous when it opens its doors on June 9 and 10, 2017!
"31.07.2016 10:35:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Thirty million images of child sexual abuse recovered during nationwide Police Scotland operation Police Scotland's first national operation to tackle online child sexual abuse has resulted in the identification of more than 500 children, aged between three and 18 years, who were either victims or potential victims of online predators, as well as the
"31.07.2016 07:06:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeen gin distillers take home gold at prestigious international awards A trio of distillers from Aberdeen have won the prestigious accolade of a gold medal at the International Wines and Spirits Competition (IWSC) for Aberdeen
"30.07.2016 19:16:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Miss Junior Teen Aberdeenshire raises cash for local charity Miss Junior Teen Aberdeenshire is using a unique idea to raise money for a local charity.
"30.07.2016 18:12:05" buchanobserver.co.uk APD consultation responses and analysis published Responses and analysis to two consultations on plans to introduce a tax replacing Air Passenger Duty (APD) in Scotland have been published.
"30.07.2016 13:11:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Commitment to support levels vital for confidence NFU Scotland has used an evidence session in the Scottish Parliament to reiterate its priorities as the UK prepares to leave the European Union.
"30.07.2016 09:30:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Stagecoach North Scotland extends free travel for children Stagecoach North Scotland is extending its trial offer of free travel for children until the end of the school summer holidays (August 14).
"30.07.2016 09:08:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Training opportunities available to oil and gas workers Training providers around Scotland are offering people leaving the oil and gas sector the chance to gain the skills they need to move into other industries.
"29.07.2016 15:21:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Family demand answers after granny suffers severe bruising at Cruden Bay care home The family of a pensioner who suffered severe bruising to her face at a Cruden Bay care home are demanding answers over what happened.
"29.07.2016 11:08:33" buchanobserver.co.uk Change of weekend opening for Maud Railway Museum In a change to the normal pattern, the next open days at Maud Railway Museum will be on Saturday and Sunday, August 6 and 7, instead of the following weekend.
"29.07.2016 11:01:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Co-ordinator sought for town Applications are being sought for the position of project coordinator to oversee the 15-month development phase of Rediscover Peterhead.
"29.07.2016 10:34:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead Community Council set to dissolve Peterhead Community Council could be dissolved next month due to a lack of interest from people in the town.
"28.07.2016 17:38:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Death or injury every ten days on A90 At least one person dies or has a serious injury every 10 days on the A90 as new figures reveal the road to be the most dangerous in Scotland.
"28.07.2016 15:01:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Ambulance response times below target in Aberdeenshire Ambulance crews in Aberdeenshire are failing to hit response targets for life threatening emergencies in the area.
"28.07.2016 14:15:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Police advice for those attending the Turriff Show and marquee dance With preparations for this year
"28.07.2016 14:01:25" buchanobserver.co.uk Operation carried out to target offenders wanted on warrant in Peterhead Officers in Peterhead have carried out an operation to target offenders wanted on warrant.
"28.07.2016 13:54:25" buchanobserver.co.uk Triple target achieved by Longside's Jamie A Longside man set himself a target to study for a Masters Degree, raise £20,000 for charity and improve his overall level of fitness.
"28.07.2016 11:01:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Join the Summer Party at Sunnybrae Local charity, Teen Challenge North East Scotland, will swing open the doors of its Sunnybrae centre for a Summer Party later this month.
"28.07.2016 09:36:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Bid to name Clochan pupils An Auchnagatt man is seeking to find out the names of 23 former pupils of Clochan School who died during The Great War.
"28.07.2016 08:29:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Public meeting
to save Mission A public meeting will be held this month to try and drum up support to save Peterhead's Fishermen's Mission which is currently for sale. The venue for tonight's public meeting has been changed. Anyone interested in attending should go to the Methodist Church Hall at 7.15pm.
Come on folks, let's get together to save this wonderful service.
"28.07.2016 08:28:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Mattesons takes precautionary step of recalling products Mattessons has recalled the Roast Chicken Flavour Fridge Raider products with
"27.07.2016 15:55:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Scores of youngsters turn out for Kids Party Scores of youngsters turned out for the Kids
"27.07.2016 13:21:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Makeover for Strichen's white horse A party of 25 volunteers took the rickety ride on the back of a tractor and trailer up Mormond Hill on Saturday, July 23, to begin a day
"27.07.2016 13:20:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Threat of terrorism and violent crime are of most concern to citizens, say Police Scotland The main national issue of concern to people across Scotland is the threat of terrorism, followed by violent crime, according to the first results from Police Scotland
"27.07.2016 10:34:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Bob's got himself some new buddies Bobs Buddies, a new family business based in Lonmay, has recently acquired three baby owls to add to their team for their therapeutic and educational work.
"26.07.2016 14:40:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Decision on new Peterhead village postponed The decision on an application for a new village on the outskirts of Peterhead has been postponed after councillors received a late flurry of emails from concerned neighbours.
"26.07.2016 12:28:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Little gull chicks take flight at Loch of Strathbeg The two little gull chicks which made history earlier this month at the Loch of Strathbeg have taken flight for the first time. Little gull chicks take flight at Loch of Strathbeg http://trib.al/MtEL9FW
"26.07.2016 12:27:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Little gull chicks take flight at Loch of Strathbeg The two little gull chicks which made history earlier this month at the Loch of Strathbeg have taken flight for the first time.
"25.07.2016 14:42:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Make It Happen in Peterhead Local residents are invited along to The Make It Happen Café in Peterhead this week.
"25.07.2016 13:39:02" buchanobserver.co.uk 12 arrested for drink driving offences over weekend in the North East Twelve people were arrested this weekend for drink driving in the North East.
"25.07.2016 13:37:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Firm makes key senior appointment Keenan Recycling is gearing up for further growth in the Central Belt after making a key senior appointment at its base in Linlithgow.
"25.07.2016 13:36:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Road show to stop at Peterhead this week Housing Options Scotland will stop at Peterhead Community Centre on Thursday, July 28 between 10am and 4pm.
"24.07.2016 19:05:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Pupils advised not to panic and consider all options More than 142,000 pupils in Scotland will receive their National 5, Higher and Advanced Higher results on Tuesday, August 9.
"24.07.2016 18:38:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeen's only micro-brewery launches to take on national craft beer market The only micro-brewery in Aberdeen has officially launched following a six figure investment into its new headquarters.
"24.07.2016 13:38:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Sunrise Partnership unveils Cala Community Bursary Purchase CALA Homes (North) has donated £500 to Sunrise Partnership to fund four puppets which will be used during loss and bereavement sessions for children and young people across Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire.
"24.07.2016 10:49:27" buchanobserver.co.uk New project aims to raise lamb survival rates by 5% Five focus farmers have been selected for a new “Live Lambs” project, facilitated by Scotland's Rural College and aimed at improving lamb survival. It brings together sheep farmers, advisers, researchers, and members of the supply chain into a group that
"24.07.2016 06:48:45" buchanobserver.co.uk How to keep your pet happy and healthy this summer Summer is a great time for pets and their owners, but vets are warning about the hidden risks to pets during the warmest season of the year.
"23.07.2016 18:39:42" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP welcomes continued support for dairy sector Banffshire & Buchan Coast SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson has been heartened by the new figures that have shown the resilience of the Scottish dairy farming sector in the face of challenging conditions facing the sector.
"23.07.2016 17:06:50" buchanobserver.co.uk North-East Trades event nominated for National Award The Trades Awards, launched in 2013 to recognise the achievements of North-east Scotland's trades people, has today (Wednesday 13thJuly) been shortlisted within the category of 'Best Awards Scheme' at The Drum's prestigious Scottish Event Awards, which
"23.07.2016 10:37:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Search for mental health champions in Aberdeenshire People in Aberdeenshire are being encouraged to join a national programme working on improving mental health and tackling discrimination.
"23.07.2016 06:06:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Reminder to apply for agricultural dispensation to move wide vehicles ahead of harvest NFU Scotland is reminding farmers and crofters to apply for an agricultural dispensation to Police Scotland for wide vehicle movements ahead of harvest.
"22.07.2016 16:06:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeen's Festival of Light nominated for multiple awards SPECTRA 2016 - Aberdeen's spectacular festival of light - has been nominated in three categories of The Drum Scottish Event Awards 2016, which recognise success and innovation within events and festivals nationally.
"22.07.2016 13:10:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Taking a trip down
memory lane with history society The Scottish Week Family History Society photography exhibition has been hailed a huge success by organisers of the event.
"22.07.2016 11:18:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Music at Aden County Park continues with Czech quintet Music at Aden County Park is set to continue with the fourth session being held in collaboration with Aberdeen International Youth Festival (AIYF).
"22.07.2016 10:22:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Anyone for afternoon tea? This year
"22.07.2016 10:22:46" buchanobserver.co.uk A90 speed cameras to go live next week The average speed cameras between Blackdog and Balmedie will finally be operational from Monday, July 25.
"22.07.2016 10:05:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Blades display the cutting edge of entertainment Peterhead
"22.07.2016 09:38:33" buchanobserver.co.uk Raft Race a roaring success Cheered on by big crowds eleven vessels set sail to compete in this year
"22.07.2016 09:11:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Kirsty aiming to be Miss Crown and Glory 2016 A Peterhead woman is preparing to compete in the Miss Crown and Glory Scotland pageant in Glasgow later this year.
"21.07.2016 15:59:19" buchanobserver.co.uk New multi-million pound Peterhead village recommended for approval The application for a new multi-million pound village on the outskirts of Peterhead have been recommended for approval by council planners.
"21.07.2016 15:57:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Sun breaks for Peterhead Hundreds of people turned up for the Peteread Sandcastle Competition at the Lido today despite heavy rain the night before.
"21.07.2016 15:10:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Toon artists awarded at exhibition The Peterhead Scottish Week Artists
"21.07.2016 14:44:55" buchanobserver.co.uk Limited access at Lido tonight Access to Peterhead
"21.07.2016 14:29:09" buchanobserver.co.uk Marathon (x3) for Relay's John A Longside man has raised more than £1,600 for Cancer Research UK after having completed a marathon effort (x3) at this year's Peterhead Relay for Life.
"21.07.2016 12:39:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Green Flag award for Aden Country Park Mintlaw's Aden Country Park has been presented with the coveted Green Flag Award from environmental charity Keep Scotland Beautiful.
"21.07.2016 10:29:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Oh baby...what a show! Organisers of the annual baby show at this Peterhead Scottish Week have hailed the event a huge success.
"21.07.2016 10:27:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Flooding causes tailbacks on A90 Buchan commuters were experiencing delays this morning due to flooding at the Toll of Birness on the A90.
"21.07.2016 10:24:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Keenan eyes
acquisition growth with appointment Keenan Recycling based in New Deer has appointed a strategic commercial director.
"21.07.2016 09:41:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Application lodged for
100 more Mintlaw homes An application has been lodged to build 100 houses in Mintlaw as phase two of an ongoing housing development to the north of the village.
"21.07.2016 08:37:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Sandcastles and rain? Bring those buckets and spades - and waterproofs and wellies - to the Lido this morning.
"20.07.2016 14:53:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Sharing the umbrella The heavy rain and thunder and lightning on Tuesday failed to deter this year
"20.07.2016 14:03:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Latest landings at Peterhead Fishmarket A total of 3,398 boxes of fish were landed at Peterhead Fishmarket this morning from eight boats.
"20.07.2016 14:02:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Explore your fishing heritage at auction hall Margie Davidson and her team of volunteers are on hand all week to speak you through the displays on view at the Scottish Week Fishing Heritage Centre Exhibition.
"20.07.2016 13:50:40" buchanobserver.co.uk A sermon and sandwiches at Congregational Blue Toon folk are getting chance to enjoy a sermon and then sandwiches at the town
"20.07.2016 13:21:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Rise in exotic animals rescued by charity The Scottish SPCA is seeking new homes for exotic pets in its care after reporting a 74% increase in the number rescued over the last five years.
"20.07.2016 12:13:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Youngsters get arty at Rescue Hall Budding young artists have taken part in an Artists
"20.07.2016 12:10:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Huge turnout for RNLI buttery morning The Peterhead branch of the RNLI hosted its annual Buttery Morning on Wednesday as part of Peterhead Scottish Week.
"19.07.2016 14:58:25" buchanobserver.co.uk Catriona's cake rises to the top Peterhead http://trib.al/hx1Sa8S
"19.07.2016 14:54:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Traditional flavour at Ugie Folk Festival This year's Ugie Folk Club Festival will run from July 29 to 31 with a host of entertainers set to wow the crowds.
"19.07.2016 14:51:25" buchanobserver.co.uk Mintlaw team test their 'metal' on TV A Mintlaw team of engineers will test their metal on the new series of a relaunched television classic - Robot Wars.
"19.07.2016 10:58:31" buchanobserver.co.uk £149,500 boost for Aden Country Park Aden Country Park is set to benefit from a £149,500 grant that will be put towards the ongoing £1.4 million redevelopment project at the attraction.
"19.07.2016 10:58:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Thousands flock to Peterhead prison museum More than 8,000 visitors have flocked to a new Peterhead tourist attraction since it opened its prison doors last month.
"19.07.2016 10:49:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Visitors fair impressed at Palace Hundreds of folk head to Peterhead
"19.07.2016 10:36:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Aldi launches search for best SWI recipe Members of the Scottish Women's Institutes (SWI) across Aberdeenshire are being invited to take part in a new Aldi competition to find the nation's best shortbread recipe.
"19.07.2016 10:09:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Daily fish landings Peterhead Fishmarket was busy this morning with more than 3,800 boxes landed.
"18.07.2016 14:27:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Lego fun at Zion Not since 1972 has a Lego event taken place during Peterhead Scottish Week.
"18.07.2016 14:26:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Picnic fun at Eden Park The intermittent rain failed to deter the family fun at this year's Asco Picnic in the Park on Sunday.
"18.07.2016 13:37:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Jimmy is Best of Buchan 2016 Trawlermen star Jimmy Buchan has been named 'Best of Buchan' at the Scottish Week Best of Buchan Awards 2016. http
"18.07.2016 11:46:47" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchanhaven Harbour reap £10,000 award A Peterhead village harbour group have been awarded £10,000 by a new funding body that will go towards their new boat shed.
"18.07.2016 11:22:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Incidents of serious assault up 52% in north east Incidents of serious assault have risen by 52% in the north east since April 2016 compared to the same time period last year.
"18.07.2016 10:54:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Public meeting
to save Mission A public meeting will be held this month to try and drum up support to save Peterhead's Fishermen's Mission which is currently for sale.
"18.07.2016 10:15:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Reign starts under a cloudy sky for Queen The reign of this year's Buchan Queen began under a cloudy sky as the 55th Peterhead Scottish Week got underway.
"17.07.2016 19:22:35" buchanobserver.co.uk UK Government boosts Scottish monkfish industry Scottish fishermen have received a boost with the announcement that the UK Government is to lift the ban on overseas trading of skates and rays quotas. This will help the Scottish industry manage their fishing activity. http://trib.al/hfa1g8T
"17.07.2016 18:37:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Unique Rembrandt etching on show at Duff House A unique Rembrandt etching showing an Amsterdam preacher from 1633 - which was rediscovered in Edinburgh two years ago and was established to be the work of the Dutch master himself - is currently on display at Duff House in Banff.
"17.07.2016 13:21:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Public consultation on Aberdeen Football Club plans A series of public exhibitions in late July and early August will provide the first details of Aberdeen Football Club's plans to develop a community and sports campus, football academy and stadium on land at Kingsford.
"17.07.2016 10:35:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Shire epilepsy fieldwork service in funding boost Quarriers, one of Scotland's largest social care charities, will be expanding two of its major services after it received two significant grants of combined value of nearly £1m from the Big Lottery Fund Scotland.
"17.07.2016 05:05:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Eye-catching wrap unveiled around Aberdeen Art Gallery A huge wrap has been unveiled which covers the front of Aberdeen Art Gallery while it undergoes a £30m transformation.
"16.07.2016 18:35:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Pub closures fall as public urged to continue support The future is looking brighter for Britain's pubs as figures published by the Campaign for Real Ale show that pub closure rates are slowing.
"16.07.2016 18:09:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Firefighters work with bikers to help reduce injuries and death toll Firefighters are working with bikers to reduce the number of motorcyclists killed or injured on Scotland's roads.
"16.07.2016 13:07:20" buchanobserver.co.uk 1,000 new paramedics to be trained The Scottish Government has announced that 1,000 new paramedics will be trained to work in the ambulance service over the next five years.
"16.07.2016 10:07:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Campaign launched to tackle anti-social behaviour in car parks A new campaign has been launched by community safeety partners to crack down on anti-social behaviour in car parks.
"16.07.2016 05:37:24" buchanobserver.co.uk SFF Services welcomes visit from Australian counterparts Following on from earlier meetings, John Harrison, chief executive of the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council (WAFIC) has visited the Scottish Fishermen's Federation looking to pick up pointers for the setting up of a commercial services company
"15.07.2016 15:11:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Mackie's gets creative for #SundaySundae This Sunday (July 17) is National Ice Cream Day – and Scotland's number one producer is looking to make it a special sundae.
"15.07.2016 10:51:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Seafish researchers in North-east for fishing fleet survey Seafish is calling for vessel owners and skippers in Morayshire to participate in its annual economic survey of the UK fishing fleet.
"15.07.2016 10:46:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Charity warns of “untold damage” from cuts as it pulls out of Aberdeenshire A mental health charity will no longer provide care in Aberdeenshire and have said that the Council's new proposals will do “untold damage”.
"15.07.2016 10:39:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Family fun in Duthie Park this Sunday A family event with a host of environmentally-themed activities ranging from a live Harry Potter owl to scientific experiments are on offer in an Aberdeen park on Sunday, July 17.
"15.07.2016 10:15:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Police Scotland issues statement on Nice attacks Assistant Chief Constable Steve Johnson, Police Scotland lead officer for Organised Crime, Counter Terrorism and Safer Communities, said today that Police Scotland has reviewed security and safety arrangements as a precaution following the tragic events
"14.07.2016 12:50:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Change of venue for photo exhibition Craigewan Photographic Club will host this year's Scottish Week photography exhibition at the former Happit shop in Drumer's Corner.
"14.07.2016 12:48:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Police urge Buchan cyclists to review their security Police in the North East are urging cyclists to review their security for the Summer to prevent thefts after it was revealed 177 bikes were reported stolen between April and June this year.
"14.07.2016 12:22:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead pastor publishes book A Peterhead Pastor working in Edinburgh has written a book on Christianity that is on sale throughout Scotland.
"14.07.2016 10:17:13" buchanobserver.co.uk 21-year-old charged in relation to dangerous driving between Crimond and St Fergus A 21-year-old man has been charged following an incident of dangerous driving on the A90 between Crimond and St Fergus on Tuesday July 12.
"14.07.2016 09:52:09" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead woman raises £3,000 for cancer charity following friends death A woman living in Peterhead has raised over £3,000 for a cancer research charity after losing a close friend to the disease.
"14.07.2016 08:49:25" buchanobserver.co.uk Captain's hook surgery is a success A shark at Macduff Marine Aquarium was recently saved from a life threatening situation by two caring fish vets.
"14.07.2016 08:19:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Appeal for witnesses after dangerous driving Officers in Peterhead are appealing for witnesses following a dangerous driving incident on the A90.The incidend occurred on the southbound carriageway of the A90 between Crimond and St. Fergus at around 9pm on Tuesday, July 12, and involved a red Ford
"13.07.2016 13:44:08" buchanobserver.co.uk Video gift for Clerkhill pupils P7 pupils at Clerkhill received a very special leaving gift to mark the end of their time at the school.
"13.07.2016 13:20:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Academy student takes top spot in photo competition A Peterhead Academy student has won this year's Rock Challenge People's Choice Award Photographic Competition.
"13.07.2016 13:01:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Firm completes project for 'one of a kind' system A leading North-east surface preparation and protective coatings company has completed a five-figure project on a unique well intervention system.
"13.07.2016 12:36:55" buchanobserver.co.uk Capture your vision of Shire Entries are open for a brand new photography competition celebrating the best of beautiful Aberdeenshire.
"12.07.2016 14:51:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Apprentices compete for top Craft titles Apprentices from across Scotland competed in the Scottish Engineering Craft Competition last month.
"12.07.2016 14:38:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Local Cubs to benefit from cash donation A Peterhead group have presented a cheque to one of the local Cub Scout Leaders in recognition of his recent stem cell donation.
"12.07.2016 13:47:49" buchanobserver.co.uk A black and white case A Peterhead photographer has caught an unusual bird on camera during a visit to a Highland caravan park.
"12.07.2016 11:06:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Budgies abandoned at side of road The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after several budgies in poor condition were abandoned at the side of an Aberdeenshire road.
"12.07.2016 08:55:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Campaign to save Peterhead's Fishermen's Mission
"11.07.2016 17:07:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Howdens gift to firefighters Peterhead Fire Station crew are pictured with staff of Howdens Joinery of Blackhouse Way, Peterhead, who presented a cheque for £400 to the station's retained staff towards their charity fund and open day which will be held on Sunday, July 24, from 11am
"11.07.2016 16:39:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Daniel is top deckhand Former Scottish Maritime Academy student Daniel Moore was recently presented with the Trainee Deckhand 2016 Award by John Wallace, former chief executive of Peterhead Port Authority – sponsors of the trainee deckhand course.
"11.07.2016 12:36:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead enjoy comfortable win Peterhead eased themselves towards the start of the new season with a comfortable win at Links Park.
"11.07.2016 12:13:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Own-goal settles Buchan Derby in Toon's favour A tight and closely fought Buchan derby was settled by an own goal as Peterhead edged to a narrow victory as both sides continued their build up to the new season.
"11.07.2016 11:13:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Balmoor take the victory in Terry Sutton Memorial Cup Invercairn and Balmoor contested the Terry Sutton Memorial Cup final at the weekend.
"11.07.2016 10:16:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead Relay for Life 2016 was “amazing” Peterhead Relay for Life chairperson Lorraine Coleman has expressed her delight following another successful year.
"11.07.2016 10:09:25" buchanobserver.co.uk New Pitsligo man walks daughter down the aisle thanks to organ donation A New Pitsligo man who underwent a liver transplant so he could walk his daughter down thew aisle has backed a new organ door campaign.
"10.07.2016 18:11:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Acclaimed designer to be keynote speaker at awards Designer Wayne Hemingway MBE will be the keynote speaker for Aberdeenshire's 2016 Innovation, Architecture and Design Awards.
"10.07.2016 17:08:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Oil and gas workforce wellbeing under the spotlight Mindfulness based stress management is growing in popularity across the oil and gas industry as the sector responds to a rise in mental health awareness in its workforce.
"10.07.2016 11:05:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Livestock worrying reports up 55% A Police Scotland co-ordinated rural crime campaign has seen reports of livestock worrying rise 55% from 45 to 70 over the lambing season, and was so successful it is to be run annually.
"10.07.2016 09:15:07" buchanobserver.co.uk New principal for North East Scotland College Following a rigorous selection process, the board of North East Scotland College has appointed Liz mcIntyre as the new principal and chief executive.
"09.07.2016 19:10:49" buchanobserver.co.uk New way of working for survey and inspection programme Plans to make sure there is a full maritime survey and inspection team covering the whole UK will see more remote working and a slight change to where some of the marine offices are based. P
"09.07.2016 17:09:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Promises to support investment in North Sea infrastructure Cabinet Secretary for the Economy, Keith Brown, has welcomed assurances he has secured from the UK Treasury that more will be done to support investment in offshore oil and gas infrastructure.
"09.07.2016 14:11:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Global fisheries economics conference at AECC Fisheries experts from around the world will descend on Aberdeen this week as it plays host to a major global fisheries economics conference.
"09.07.2016 09:36:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Diamond celebration for Mintlaw couple A Mintlaw couple have celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary.
"09.07.2016 08:05:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Over £110m of empty homes back into use The value of long-term private empty homes brought back into use across Scotland in the last year exceeded £110 million, according to newfigures. 7
"08.07.2016 15:37:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Munsters visit Crimond Raceway for action weekend Crimond Raceway enjoyed its annual visit from the Stock Car Munsters recently.
"08.07.2016 12:26:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Two die at T in the Park festival Police Scotland has confirmed that two people have died in separate incidents at T in the Park.
"08.07.2016 09:55:06" buchanobserver.co.uk £25,000 boost for RNLI Volunteer lifeboat crew at Peterhead's RNLI station have been presented with a donation of £25,000 by a dedicated supporter of the RNLI.
"08.07.2016 08:55:04" buchanobserver.co.uk Views sought on care charge
threshold increase Changes to the £16,000 threshold at which people start to pay full cost of care in Aberdeenshire are being prposed following feedback from families and service users that this is too low.
"07.07.2016 15:18:41" buchanobserver.co.uk All roads lead to New Deer for 169th show All roads lead to New Deer this weekend as the annual New Deer Show gets underway at Craigieford Park.
"07.07.2016 15:17:17" buchanobserver.co.uk New kid on the block at Aberdeen park A pigmy goat that stands at just 50cm tall has become the newest attraction at an Aberdeen petting zoo.
"07.07.2016 15:05:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead street named after Toon stalwart A Peterhead street has been named in honour of a local stalwart who was both a shopkeeper and councillor in the Toon.
"07.07.2016 13:45:15" buchanobserver.co.uk MARINATHON FUN AT THE LIDO Organisers of this year's Peterhead Scottish Week Marinathon will be hoping the weather holds out, after last year's downpour affected the turnout.
"07.07.2016 12:18:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Blue Toon gardens to come under inspection Peterhead's green-fingered residents could be in with the chance of winning a £50 gift voucher during the town's Scottish Week with a new attraction, 'Peterhead in Bloom' being added to this year's packed programme.
"07.07.2016 11:17:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Directors sought to bolster Toon board A call has gone out to the North-east community for new directors to join the board of a local development trust.
"07.07.2016 10:57:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Artists challenged at Scottish Week event Peterhead Informal Art Group will host the annual Artists' Challenge at the town's Rescue Hall on Wednesday, July 20.
"06.07.2016 15:38:19" buchanobserver.co.uk History made as two Little Gulls hatch in Buchan Two tiny chicks have made Scottish history after they hatched on a nature reserve near Fraserburgh earlier this week.
"06.07.2016 13:26:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchan MSP calls for organ donor registration Banff and Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has called on his constituents to join the NHS Organ Donor Register following a new campaign.
"06.07.2016 13:25:48" buchanobserver.co.uk REPORT: Peterhead beat Montrose in drab pre-season clash Jamie Stevenson and Nathan Ross grabbed the goals as Peterhead saw off Montrose in a pre-season clash.
"06.07.2016 13:22:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Eight arrested in North East for serious assault Eight men have been arrested in connection with eight separate serious assaults as Police Scotland continue their crackdown on violent crime.
"05.07.2016 10:37:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Young cat abandoned in Peterhead The Scottish SPCA are appealing for information after a cat was abandoned in a car park in Peterhead.
"05.07.2016 08:37:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Oot and Aboot with Modo set to return Following two successful funding bids Modo is delighted to announce the return of its 'Oot and Aboot' programme.
"05.07.2016 08:36:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Community spirit shines through for Peterhead Running Festival Over 300 runners took part in the sixth annual Peterhead Running festival last month.
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"04.07.2016 15:56:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Relay brilliant! Wet weather failed to dampen spirits at this year's Peterhead Relay for Life.
"04.07.2016 14:41:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Counterfeit money warning Police Scotland is urging business owners to exercise caution when accepting high value bank notes.
"04.07.2016 13:37:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Coastguard helicopter lands in Peterhead An HM Coastguard helicopter landed at Links Terrace, Peterhead on Sunday afternoon.
"04.07.2016 13:35:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Dragons visit Longside School Longside School held a Dragon's Den inspired fundraiser recently and three Dragons popped in to see what their funding helped to buy last week.
"04.07.2016 11:40:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Academy do Peterhead proud at Rock finals Peterhead Academy took fourth spot at the finals of this year's Rock Challenge as well as winning a number of Awards for Excellence.
"04.07.2016 11:07:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Cineworld premier for Peterhead brothers film Two brothers from Peterhead will have their new film about a North Korean refugee premiered at Cineworld in Aberdeen this August. http://trib.al/4H0EJWD
"01.07.2016 13:59:00" buchanobserver.co.uk St Fergus pupils gift their Leavers' Legacy P7 pupils at St Fergus 'gifted' their Leavers' Legacy to the school at a special event on Tuesday, June 28 for parents and guests.
"01.07.2016 11:54:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Theatre group cash boost for Society The Buchanhaven Heritage Society are celebrating after a generous donation from Peterhead's Red Brick Theatre group.
"01.07.2016 11:54:04" buchanobserver.co.uk Golf Tournament success for Mission The Peterhead Fishermen's Mission held its annual Golf Tournament last month and it raised over £4,000.
"01.07.2016 11:53:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Get your kids out and about in Aberdeenshire Now the summer holidays are here, parents in Aberdeenshire will be looking for ways to keep their kids occupied over the next few months.
"30.06.2016 15:49:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Lifeboat launched to report of body in sea The Peterhead lifeboat was launched today (Thursday) following an emergency call from the Aberdeen Marine and Coastguard Agency.
"30.06.2016 15:09:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Rock down the old cell block at Peterhead Prison Get some ready for some jailhouse rock down the old cell block as Elvis and Johnny Cash appear at Peterhead Prison this August.
"30.06.2016 11:53:41" Timeline Photos Following on from our front page story this week, the scaffolding on Chapel Street is finally coming down today:
"30.06.2016 10:26:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Huntly goalkeeper gets Peterhead move Huntly goalkeeper Fraser Hobday has signed on with League One side Peterhead on 12-month loan deal.
"30.06.2016 09:15:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Award-winning nature photography on show An exhibition featuring the winning images from the 2015 Scottish Nature Photographer of the Year competition will open in Mintlaw this weekend.
"30.06.2016 09:08:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Community Council recruitment drive A fresh recruitment drive is being launched in Peterhead for pro-active residents to have their say on how the town's future is shaped.
"29.06.2016 15:26:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Allotted allotment means a lot to school A Peterhead community organisation handed over ownership of an allotment to a primary school on Monday to benefit local school kids.
"29.06.2016 15:08:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Vandals smash house window in Peterhead Police are appealing for witnesses after vandals smashed the window of a house in the Peterhead area on Sunday evening.
"29.06.2016 15:01:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Asda donation for Anna Ritchie Asda Peterhead recently presented Anna Ritchie School with £500 that was raised through the Green Token Award Scheme.
"29.06.2016 12:54:49" buchanobserver.co.uk It's coming down! Unsightly scaffolding which has blighted Peterhead's town centre for more than six years is set to come down this week.
"29.06.2016 11:55:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeen Council issue unreserved apology after damning report into crematorium practices Aberdeen City Council have issued an unreserved apology after a damning report into the practices at Aberdeen Crematorium.
"28.06.2016 12:08:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Over forty arrests in North East during crackdown on domestic abuse More than forty people in the North East have been arrested in the last week during a crackdown on incidents of domestic abuse.
"27.06.2016 14:19:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Police tackle people who fail to appear in court Local policing officers in Peterhead have arrested eight people wanted on warrant during a targeted operation in the town.
"27.06.2016 13:29:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Rainbow Riots fun for youngsters A total of 161 rainbows from the Banff and Buchan County attended the 'Rainbow Riots' on Saturday, June 4.
"27.06.2016 12:33:37" buchanobserver.co.uk RAF accused of “bullying” over Boddam road A number of Boddam residents have accused the RAF and a local community group of “bullying” as the pair attempt to reopen a road against the public's will.
"27.06.2016 12:33:04" buchanobserver.co.uk Mixed fortunes for Buchan teams in weekend fixtures In the Deejays Nightclub League, table-toppers Bellslea met Panasonic and the home side raced to a three-goal lead in the first half.
"24.06.2016 15:27:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Country and Western night donation to Cafe A Country and Western night with singer Paula Macaskill arranged in New Pitsligo recently helped to raise money for a local community group.
"24.06.2016 14:34:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Raffle cash boost for Anna Ritchie School Morag and Gordon Rennie from GMR Seafoods donated an iPad mini to be raffled to raise funds for Anna Ritchie Parent Council.
"24.06.2016 14:01:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Nicola Sturgeon announces plans for second indyref First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has confirmed that she is preparing legislation to enable the Scottish Parliament to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence.
"24.06.2016 14:01:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Zoe sets off on a journey of lifetime A former Mintlaw Academy pupil is embarking on the journey of a lifetime as she heads to Zambia.
"24.06.2016 03:57:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeenshire vote on EU membership declared Aberdeenshire voted to remain in the European Union, despite the UK looking likely to leave the EU. The results in Aberdeenshire have been announced:
"24.06.2016 01:41:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeenshire turnout for EU referendum The voter turnout for the EU referendum was 70.6% in Aberdeenshire. Over two-thirds of the electorate in Aberdeenshire voted in the EU referendum:
"24.06.2016 00:09:01" buchanobserver.co.uk EU count underway at AECC The count for the Aberdeenshire votes in the EU referendum is underway at the Aberdeen Exhibition Conference Centre. Follow our coverage of the EU referendum in Aberdeenshire:
"23.06.2016 13:57:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Port Executive parts ways after 15 years The Chief Executive of the Peterhead Port Authority bid goodbye to his colleagues as he stepped down after 15 years with the port.
"23.06.2016 13:34:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Help to put the meadows back on the map This year's National Meadows Day on Saturday, July 2, is promising to be the biggest yet, with up to 100 events taking place across the country.
"23.06.2016 12:27:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Teenager Sean picks up top award A Peterhead teenager has been awarded a prestigious regional apprenticeship award.
"23.06.2016 11:20:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead appoint new General Manager Peterhead Football Club have appointed a new General Manager.
"23.06.2016 10:54:47" buchanobserver.co.uk Care home staff rewarded Culsh House Care Home in New Deer recently held a special awards presentation event to celebrate the outstanding achievements of its staff.
"23.06.2016 10:10:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Singers take centre stage Peterhead's Dales Park School held their annual Singer of the Year competition earlier this month.
"22.06.2016 15:25:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Fraserburgh crash victim's family release statement The family of the 17-year-old male who died following a crash on the A90 south of Fraserburgh released a statement remembering their brother and son.
"21.06.2016 17:49:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Charity shop delights A full dominatrix set, a china doll with a lock of human hair glued under its clothes, a mummified cat, loose teeth with the roots still attached and 40 life-sized plastic pigeons are just some of the strange donations made to Scotland's national housing You won't believe what some people handed in to charity shops ...