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"28.04.2017 19:12:34" Timeline Photos Any daydream believers out there?
"28.04.2017 18:01:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Senior pupils presented with awards Peterhead Academy held its senior prize-giving last Wednesday in the town's St. Andrew's Church. Another night of fantastic achievement for Peterhead Academy
"28.04.2017 17:00:59" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP backs support for MS nurses during awareness week Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has shown her support for MS nurses who help those suffering from the neurological condition. MS Awareness Week gets its support
"28.04.2017 16:37:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Just a week left to spend or bank your old Bank of England paper fivers People have just a week left to spend or bank the 155 million paper Bank of England fivers still in circulation before they lose their legal tender status. Still got any paper Bank of England fivers?
"28.04.2017 14:02:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Police warning after spate of crime across the area Officers are urging the public to ensure their home and vehicle security is a priority this weekend following a spate of acquisitive crime across the North East overnight (Thursday, April 27). Lock up or lose out say Police
"28.04.2017 10:13:08" Timeline Photos Is your business website the best it can be? Find out how our Websites & Digital Presence service at http://trib.al/QjP9ii8 could help you stand out from the online crowd #LocalBusiness #OnlineMarketing Also check out our Facebook page Johnston Press
"27.04.2017 18:01:25" buchanobserver.co.uk Don't ignore viral meningitis - make viral visible The UK's leading meningitis charity is calling for those who have suffered from the viral form of the disease to 'Make Viral Visible' to help dispel myths and misconceptions that this form of the disease is not dangerous and always 'mild'. Next week marks Viral Meningitis Week, which aims to raise awareness of the effect the condition can have.
"27.04.2017 18:01:10" buchanobserver.co.uk A thriving Marischal Street Here's a blast from the past from Peterhead. For a wee trip down memory lane this evening, can any of you tell us what shops used to grace Peterhead's Marischal Street back in the day?
"27.04.2017 15:08:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Calling all former Robert Gordon pupils Robert Gordon's College is inviting former pupils to go back to school for various year group reunions to be held this year. Get ready for a special reunion this year
"27.04.2017 12:17:47" buchanobserver.co.uk Smartphone could make injections a thing of the past for some diabetes sufferers A smartphone app that does away with the misery of daily injections for diabetics could be on the horizon. A breakthrough in Type 1 diabetes research which could mean a big change for those living with the condition.
"27.04.2017 11:09:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Dining event serves up North East food tourism inspiration More than 90 representatives from North East businesses explored opportunities to develop food tourism within the region and increase the use of local produce in its foodservice sector at a dinner on Monday, April 24 Local suppliers have their products on the menu at the latest dining event
"27.04.2017 11:08:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Crackdown on violent crime over May Day weekend Offenders have been warned there will be no place to hide this May Day weekend as officers carry out a targeted crackdown on violent crime. This action forms the latest strand of Operation PINE, an overarching initiative to combat violent crime in all its guises across the North East
"27.04.2017 11:06:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Calling all former RGU students Robert Gordon's College is inviting former pupils to go back to school for various year group reunions to be held this year. Were you a former Robert Gordon's student? If so why not head along to one of a number of reunions being held this year.
"27.04.2017 11:05:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Fishing industry challenges election candidates to support Brexit sea of opportunity The UK fishing industry is challenging candidates in the General Election to pledge their support for its priority of restoring control of UK waters. Withdrawal from the Common Fisheries Policy is essential say industry leaders.
"27.04.2017 08:00:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Figures show more women are missing out on breast cancer screening checks New figures have shown growing numbers of women are missing out on potentially life-saving breast cancer checks in Scotland. Figures have revealed that more than a quarter of women are not going for their breast cancer screening tests
"26.04.2017 18:36:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Tooth Fairy, Easter Bunny and Santa cost parents in Scotland £2,830 per child From cash gifts for Easter to decorating the house as though the Tooth Fairy has paid a visit, new research reveals how much money parents in Scotland are spending to keep childhood characters alive for their kids. £3 for one tooth?! And we thought we were lucky with 20p...
"26.04.2017 18:01:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Girls leap in aid of Relay for Life Two Mintlaw Academy pupils have undertaken a leap of faith to raise funds for Cancer Research UK. Yet another great fundraising effort for Relay for Life Peterhead. Well done girls!
"26.04.2017 17:30:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Want to improve your mental health and wellbeing? Get craft-y Want to improve your mental health and well-being? Take up knitting or sewing, says Scotland's textile craft community. Get the knitting needles out if you're feeling a bit stressed...
"26.04.2017 14:10:46" jplocalbusiness.co.uk How To Get Your Local Business Listed On Facebook Professional Services | Johnston Press Local Business Learn how to list your local business on Facebook Professional Services so customers can look up your products or services. Facebook's Professional Services aims to increase trust in businesses by showing people reviews from their friends. Learn how to list your local business on this service so customers can look up your products or services #WednesdayWisdom
"26.04.2017 12:28:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Hatton and Stirling Village safety moves welcomed Buchan councillors have welcomed commitments from BEAR Scotland to review the speed limit on the A90 through Hatton. Do you think the new measures go far enough in making our roads safer?
"26.04.2017 12:26:49" buchanobserver.co.uk MP hails SNP's record on North East investment Banff and Buchan MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford has hailed the SNP's strong record on investment in vital infrastructure across the North-East despite the impact of brutal cuts imposed by the Tory party. Eilidh Whiteford says investment in the North-East would be significantly higher if the Tory government matched the SNP's commitment to the area
"26.04.2017 12:25:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Candidate seeking 'best possible' Brexit deal for Banff and Buchan The Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for Banff and Buchan has pledged to work to secure the best possible Brexit deal for the constituency if elected on June 8. Learn more about the Scottish Conservative and Unionist candidate for Banff and Buchan
"26.04.2017 12:24:05" buchanobserver.co.uk SNP challenged over fishing industry Brexit pledge The Scottish Conservatives have said that fishing communities "will not be fooled" by attempts from SNP MPs to keep the industry onside by signing a pledge for the UK to exit the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF) has called upon all general election candidates to agree that the UK should regain control over its coastal waters and exit the CFP. What do you think?
"26.04.2017 12:22:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Support to promote Scotland's fishing industry globally. Seafood Scotland has been awarded just under £1 million of EU funding to showcase Scottish produce at international trade shows. Good news for Seafood producers in the local area
"25.04.2017 17:49:15" buchanobserver.co.uk E4's Tattoo Fixers looking for ink disasters in Peterhead Do you have an embarrassing tattoo? Got a tattoo that you regret? Or know someone who does? Why not apply...
"25.04.2017 16:07:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Woolworths set for shock return to the high street Collapsed retailer Woolworths could be set to make a surprise return to the high street, according to reports. This could be excellent news for all us pic 'n' mix fans!
"25.04.2017 12:46:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Train travel disruption ahead as upgrade gets underway Customers are being advised to check before they travel as the next phase of the Scotland-wide rail upgrade programme gets under way. Make sure you check your journey times before heading off next month.
"25.04.2017 12:21:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Fellowship donates collection to renal unit Peterhead Baptist Church Women's Fellowship has handed over a cheque for £1,800 to the Buchan Renal Unit at their annual thanksgiving service. What a fantastic donation from the Baptist Church ladies
"25.04.2017 11:36:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Footie mad dads can dine at Pittodrie Pittodrie Stadium is inviting football mad dads to celebrate Father's Day with them at the sporting venue. Fancy a Father's Day gift with a difference this year?
"25.04.2017 09:25:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Give us a sign! Peterhead Prison Museum's lack of official 'VisitScotland' brown tourist signs may have cost it a few visitors. I'm sure the friendly folk of the Blue Toon will point any 'lost' visitors in the right direction until these signs are erected
"25.04.2017 06:00:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Revealed: Conditions researched most on national health website New statistics have revealed that Scots looking for health information online look at muscle, bone and joint injuries more than any other condition. Have you ever looked up your symptoms online? The top ailments in Scotland have been revealed..
"24.04.2017 18:44:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Quiz: Can you tell the difference between Scotland and England? Across the UK, you will find spectacular scenery, quaint villages, dazzling architecture and bustling cities. Here's a wee brainteaser for a Monday night - how many can you get right?
"24.04.2017 18:01:46" buchanobserver.co.uk Tackling abusive behaviour and sexual harm Four new laws aimed at tackling abusive behaviour and sexual harm come into force today (Monday) including a requirement for judges to direct juries when dealing with trials relating to certain sexual offences. New laws come into force today which aim to improve the way the justice system responds to these types of crimes.
"24.04.2017 17:31:55" Timeline Photos Obesity and diabetes now cause more premature deaths than smoking. Do you think things like a sugar tax could make a difference?
"24.04.2017 17:07:04" Timeline Photos These roadworks could make it a nightmare getting into Aberdeen. Read full story here: http://trib.al/gN3texp
"24.04.2017 17:00:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Children really do believe that money grows on trees A pint of milk costs £5, an interest rate is how interesting the bank thinks you are, and money comes from heaven – that's what kids aged 7-12 really think, according to a new study by pensions advice specialist, Portafina. A £200K salary for teachers and a tenner for a weekly shop - if only! Is your seven-year-old more clued-up about money? Why not ask them - and let us know what they say!
"24.04.2017 13:34:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Vintage tractors take to the roads of Buchan The roads of Buchan played host to a convoy of vintage tractors recently as the 17th Buchan Vintage Tractor Run got underway. Two worthy causes are set to benefit from the annual tractor run. Did you see the vintage parade pass by at the weekend?
"24.04.2017 12:50:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Weather warning issued for Grampian A weather warning for snow has been issued for Grampian. If you've just taken off your winter tyres....think again!
"24.04.2017 12:50:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Innovative plans for local town halls Communities are being encouraged to come forward with innovative plans for their local town halls, after councillors agreed to a strategy for a number of premises across Aberdeenshire. What do you think of the plans?
"24.04.2017 10:38:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Road closures for A90 at Blackdog Major traffic management measures are expected to be in place on the A90 near Blackdog over the next month when 12 beams and 44 bridge parapet units will be installed as part of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route/Balmedie to Tipperty (AWPR/B-T) This is probably going to add some time to your journey into Aberdeen.
"23.04.2017 19:09:35" Timeline Photos Unfortunately, it's true...
"23.04.2017 16:34:26" buchanobserver.co.uk SPA chairman Andrew Flanagan discusses Policing 2026 Criminals are becoming ever more sophisticated and Police Scotland needs to rise to meet that challenge. “We are behind the times when you consider that police vehicles don't even have sat nav – something you, me and others use on a daily basis." - Scottish Police Authority chairman Andrew Flanagan
"23.04.2017 13:25:14" Timeline Photos That's a whole lot of hoovering! Is it the same in your house?
"23.04.2017 13:01:47" buchanobserver.co.uk Prisoners' artwork goes on display Fife College's Learning Centre within HMP Grampian held their first Arts Exhibition to display the impressive pieces of work which will be submitted to the annual Koestler Awards competition. Some interesting art pieces have been created for these awards
"23.04.2017 12:23:57" buchanobserver.co.uk DCC Rose Fitzpatrick on Police Scotland's 2026 vision As policing beats go, they don't get much more interesting than the whole of Scotland. Deputy chief constable for Police Scotland, Rose Fitzpatrick, explains in her own words the challenges she faces as part of a force responsible for policing from Shetland to Stranraer.
"23.04.2017 11:18:07" buchanobserver.co.uk 10 places to visit in Scotland you may not know about Scotland is famed for its beautiful landscapes and welcoming people and there are many a tourist guide that cover the length and breadth of the country, however not all attractions are as well known as Edinburgh Castle or the Fairy Pools of Skye. Want to see a 100ft hedge or dinosaur footprints? You can find both, as well as a host of other amazing things, right here in bonny Scotland.
"23.04.2017 09:00:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Well-behaved pupils praised by Inspectors HM Inspectors have praised the leadership of the head teacher at New Pitslgio & St. John's Primary School following a recent inspection visit. Glowing report for school
"23.04.2017 07:03:44" Timeline Photos Good luck to all of the locals in our area who've travelled down to London to take part in the marathon today!
"23.04.2017 06:37:37" buchanobserver.co.uk VIDEO: Goodbye Queenie Bridge! A new Peterhead aerial imaging and videography company has captured the removal of the town's Queenie Bridge on a time-lapse video. ICYMI: This is pretty cool - watch this time-lapse video of the removal of Queenie Bridge in Peterhead which has been taken away for refurbishment.
"22.04.2017 17:37:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Revealed: the UK's favourite TV scenes Brits are a nation of telly watchers, and according to a new survey, comedy is always what has kept us glued to the small screen. Do you agree? Or do you have one that's not made the list?
"22.04.2017 17:01:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Family fun for Good Friday Hundreds of local folk turned out for the Great Friday Family Fun Day which was held at Peterhead's Dales Park Pavilion on Good Friday. Folk of all ages had a fantastic time at the Dales Pitches
"22.04.2017 15:59:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Police Scotland 2026: ten year strategy consultation The public is being asked for its views on the ten year strategy for Police Scotland. Julie Currie finds out more about the force's vision for 2026. How would you like to see policing in Scotland change over the next 10 years? You can have your say - make sure you do it before May 8. You'll find the link in this article.
"22.04.2017 12:38:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Tough new rules could clamp down on irresponsible car loans Financial watchdogs are looking to crack down on car finance deals amid fears too many buyers are borrowing more than they can afford.
The Looking to get a car on finance? It could be harder in the future as the The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) looks to reduce the number of people borrowing when they can't afford re-payments.
"22.04.2017 11:13:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Women winning the race for charity Women are racing ahead of men when it comes to running for good causes, according to new research by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF). Apparently women are miles ahead of the men when it comes to running for charity. Are you donning your trainers for a good cause this year?
"22.04.2017 09:00:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Groups celebrate with funding from Asda Six community groups are celebrating after being awarded charitable grants totalling more than £1,800 from Asda Peterhead, as part of the latest round of Green Token Given donations. Another host of worthy causes will benefit thanks to Asda's green token scheme.
"22.04.2017 09:00:58" buchanobserver.co.uk High praise for Boddam School School inspectors have praised the 'friendly, well-mannered children' at Boddam Primary. Great report for a great school
"22.04.2017 08:07:00" Timeline Photos We're SO glad it's the weekend! What's everyone up to today?
"21.04.2017 19:24:39" buchanobserver.co.uk VIDEO: Goodbye Queenie Bridge! A new Peterhead aerial imaging and videography company has captured the removal of the town's Queenie Bridge on a time-lapse video. Wow! Watch this fascinating time-lapse video of Queenie Bridge in Peterhead being removed for refurbishment.
"21.04.2017 18:18:27" buchanobserver.co.uk 9 maps that tell the history of Scotland Scotland has had a long and varied history, which has been told in word and song down the centuries. A really interesting look at our country's past...
"21.04.2017 16:44:02" buchanobserver.co.uk LGBTI equality in schools is to be reviewed Lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, and/or intersex (LGBTI) equality in schools is to be reviewed. A working group is being established to examine how the education experience for LGBTI young people in Scotland can be improved.
"21.04.2017 13:02:24" jplocalbusiness.co.uk How To Monitor Your Local Reputation Easily | Johnston Press Local Business Here's our guide to keeping an eye on places that customers will review, comment and critique your business. Managing your business's reputation online is essential to make sure feedback from customers is heard and acted upon. Take a look at our new site for top tips on keeping an eye on all of the places your customers might review your #LocalBusiness to help
"21.04.2017 12:29:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Call on candidates to transform school meals Obesity Action Scotland is calling on local government election candidates to commit to transform school meals in Scotland from a feeding culture to an eating culture. We know one thing for sure, school dinners have certainly changed! Now this group wants to see more prominence on vegetables and less on puddings. What do you think?
"21.04.2017 11:47:34" Timeline Photos It's National Tea Day! There's not much that can't be solved by a good cuppa... but how do you like yours? We love this scale from Redbubble on Pinterest. Are you an Earl Gravy? Or maybe an Iron Brew?
"21.04.2017 10:08:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Gillian hopes to have top 'pawlitical dog' Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin and a Dogs Trust resuce dog will compete with other politicians and their pooches to win the first ever title of 'Holyrood Dog of the Year' next month. What a fantastic way to raise awareness of these animal charities
"21.04.2017 08:29:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Donated defibrillator used to save man's life A defibrillator donated to the police by a couple whose son was involved in an accident with his bike and a car has been used successfully in Buchan to help save the life of a 52 years-old man. As a result of these defibrillators being available in emergency response vehicles, a man's life has been saved
"21.04.2017 08:26:18" buchanobserver.co.uk The National Wallace Monument reveals the result of Scotland's Heroine project Mary Slessor and Maggie Keswick Jencks have been unveiled as the first women who will be commemorated in The Hall of Heroes at The National Wallace Monument in Stirling. A lasting legacy for two of Scotland's finest women - a place in the Hall of Heroes.
"20.04.2017 19:18:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Think you're a great driver? This test could prove you wrong New research suggests that age really does bring with it wisdom, at least when it comes to road safety.
A test of drivers' decision making Apparently drivers over 55 are better at decision-making in a tricky situation - while young drivers often act too quickly and make mistakes. Click to see how good you actually are...
"20.04.2017 18:01:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Cycling to work may reduce risk of premature death Using your bike to get to work could cut your risk of developing cancer and heart disease by almost half, according to new research by the University of Glasgow. Did you know cycling to work could help to reduce your risk of heart disease and cancer? Time to saddle up!
"20.04.2017 16:14:00" buchanobserver.co.uk “Kids shouldn't be allowed to cross the road alone until they are 14” say scientists Children aren't safe crossing the road on their own until they're 14, say scientists. We're not sure about this one... what do you think?
"20.04.2017 15:43:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Public urged to support refugees As Christian Aid marks 60 years of Christian Aid Week (May 14-20), the organisation is inviting people to join them in standing in solidarity with refugees around the world. Next month will mark 60 years of Christian Aid Week - and we're all being urged to do our bit to help.
"20.04.2017 13:21:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Glad Rags and Cartridge Bags head to Saplinbrae This Sunday a record breaking 40 ladies will take part in Glad Rags and Cartridge Bags event at Saplinbrae House Hotel Mintlaw. Fancy some shooting in style this weekend ladies?
"20.04.2017 13:14:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Cash boost for Dial-a-Bus A local charity in Buchan has received a generous donation of £1747.00 from the Co-op Local Community Fund. What a fantastic donation to this vital service across the Buchan area.
"20.04.2017 13:14:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Deep Explorer visits Peterhead Peterhead Bay welcomed an unusual visitor last week in the shape of the Deep Explorer. Did you see the port's latest visitor?
"20.04.2017 13:11:13" buchanobserver.co.uk 'Sing' heads to New Deer 'Sing' the movie will be shown in New Deer public hall on Saturday, April 29, at 7pm. Get ready to Sing your heart out!
"20.04.2017 09:14:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Motorcyclist remains in critical condition Police Scotland can confirm that a motorcyclist remains in hospital in a critical condition following a two vehicle collision on Wednesday. Anyone who witnesses the accident is asked to get in touch with Police.
"20.04.2017 09:12:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Co-op's gift to trio of charities For the past six months, customers and staff from Mintlaw and Strichen Co-ops have been earning 1% for local charities,when they buy Coop own brand food. What a fantastic scheme and a great benefit to the community.
"19.04.2017 18:14:53" buchanobserver.co.uk New £3m partnership to help children stay safe from abuse A new partnership between the NSPCC and Lidl UK will enable the children's charity to reach one million primary school children with crucial advice on how to stay safe from abuse. The NSPCC has joined forces with Lidl UK to help educate children and keep them safe.
"19.04.2017 15:36:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Man charged in relation to alleged fraudulent scheme Following complaints in relation to the company Gorgeous Gardens operating in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Police Scotland can confirm that a 30 years-old man has been charged in relation to an alleged fraudulent scheme between December 2015 and February
"19.04.2017 14:03:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Shout! The Mod Musical tour cancelled Due to unforeseen circumstances, the planned UK tour of Shout! The Mod Musical has been cancelled. Let's hope it makes a return to the Granite City soon
"19.04.2017 13:33:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchan still one of safest places to live says Inspector With the schools now back and the Easter holidays now what feels like a distant memory, we are now looking forward to the lighter nights and the approaching summer. Encouraging report from Buchan's Community Policing Inspector
"19.04.2017 13:20:55" buchanobserver.co.uk Motorcyclist seriously hurt A motorcyclist has been seriously injured in an Aberdeenshire road crash. Mintlaw crash leaves motorcyclist in a serious condition
"19.04.2017 12:55:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Kieran's coastline walk for charity A heart transplant patient is walking the Aberdeenshire coastline to help raise £100,000 for the British Heart Foundation's (BHF) life saving research. Have you seen Kieran as he heads around the Buchan coast?
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"18.04.2017 18:47:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Half of motorists take evasive manoeuvres to avoid tricky driving situations One in ten British drivers is too scared to use motorways and almost half go out of their way to avoid difficult manoeuvres, according to new We all know someone who avoids certain driving situations... what's your driving no-no?
"18.04.2017 17:23:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Quiz: Can you tell a flower from a weed? More Brits are gardening than ever before - but many can't tell the difference between flowers and weeds, according to a new poll. How many do you know just from seeing a photograph?
"18.04.2017 16:11:37" buchanobserver.co.uk PM calls snap general election Theresa May has announced a snap general election will be held on June 8 in the wake of the Brexit vote What do you make of the announcement today?
"18.04.2017 11:24:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Enjoy a wild summer with Energetica The Energetica Summer Festival is returning for a fifth year, celebrating the North East's idyllic natural environment and the array of wildlife that call it home. Book your place now for this year's fantastic event.
"18.04.2017 09:01:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Family pays tribute to 'proud mum and devoted nanna' The family of retired primary school teacher Dorothy Cruickshank, who died in hospital on April 15 following a crash on the A90 near the Toll of Birness junction on Wednesday, April 5, have said they are "completely broken and devastated" by their loss. The Buchanie would like to express its condolences to the family at this sad time.
"17.04.2017 12:40:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Plans to transform Bon Accord Centre Aberdeen Shopping Centre Ltd has lodged an application with Aberdeen City Council with proposals to expand and transform the Bon Accord Centre. Exciting news for keen shoppers
"17.04.2017 12:07:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Final competition for photography club Craigewan Photographic Group held their final league photographic competition, which was an open theme. Tough competition for the final.
"17.04.2017 07:22:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Woman dies in hospital after A90 collision A woman who was involved in a road traffic collision on the A90 sadly died in hospital on Saturday. Very sad news. Our thoughts are with her family.
"16.04.2017 16:00:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Women 'more susceptible' to smartphone addiction Women are more hooked on smartphones than men... making them vulnerable to problems at home, work and with friends, according to new research. Know anyone who is 'addicted' to their phone? Get tagging... they'll get the notification pretty quickly!
"16.04.2017 15:30:42" fifetoday.co.uk Scottish rural organisations support “Sheep-wise” campaign A new “sheep-wise” campaign to warn the public about the consequences of failing to control their dogs in the countryside, has been launched this week by the National Sheep Association of Scotland and Quality Meat Scotland. Make sure your dogs are well under control in the countryside
"16.04.2017 15:00:59" buchanobserver.co.uk New paths for park Strichen Community Park has received a grant of £1,500 from Paths For All, a partnership of more than 25 national organisations with a shared vision of a happier, healthier Scotland, to upgrade and resurface existing paths in the park.
"16.04.2017 13:01:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Kirk takes new look at Pilgrimage This year the General Assembly of the Church of Scotland will be asked to reverse centuries of hostility to the ancient practice of pilgrimage and to affirm its place within the life of the church. The pilgrimage is a very powerful tool
"16.04.2017 11:08:48" Timeline Photos Happy Easter Sunday everyone! Have you been decorating eggs this morning? Post a picture of your best designs below!
"16.04.2017 08:05:36" Timeline Photos Have a lovely day everyone - we hope you're enjoying this Easter weekend.
"15.04.2017 17:01:09" buchanobserver.co.uk Town hall hosts open day Strichen Town Hall, which was recently aquired by the local community, will be the venue for a special open day next month. Why not head along and see what's on offer at this great community facility.
"15.04.2017 13:25:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Kids expected to eat 17,000 calories worth of chocolate this Easter According to new research the average child will receive a whopping 17,700 calories worth of chocolate this Easter. That's a whole lot of calories! How many Easter Eggs has your wee one got already?
"15.04.2017 13:01:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Widening access to nursing and midwifery Scotland's Chief Nursing Officer has commissioned a review into widening access to nursing and midwifery education and careers. Will this help the NHS?
"15.04.2017 11:28:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Busy weekend for sports fans on Scotland's railways ScotRail is advising customers that rail services to and from Glasgow over the weekend of April 21-23 will be extremely busy due to three major sporting events taking place. A warning to footie fans for travel next weekend...
"15.04.2017 08:06:40" Timeline Photos Yipee it's Saturday again! Enjoy everyone!
"14.04.2017 18:27:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Dairy Milk set to be Scotland's most popular Easter treat As the Easter eggs roll off the shelves ahead of this Sunday, old favourite Cadbury's Dairy Milk has been named as Scotland's most popular chocolate to have for Easter. Is the trusty Dairy Milk your chocolate of choice at Easter?
"14.04.2017 17:00:11" buchanobserver.co.uk A facility for future generations The 'soft' opening of the Crimond Medical and Community Hub was held, appropriately enough, earlier today on Good Friday. The Buchanie was invited along to the opening of the new Crimond Medical Centre and Community Hub earlier today. It's an amazing facility and one that the trustees and local community should be extremely proud of. Well done to all invovled.
"14.04.2017 16:12:09" buchanobserver.co.uk A third of Britons set to make switch to electric cars Almost one in three drivers is considering an electric car as their next vehicle but fears over costs and a lack of information are still putting Would you ever consider getting an electric car?
"14.04.2017 15:01:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Easter fun at Aden Country Park There is lots going on at Aden Country Park in Mintlaw this Easter weekend. Don't miss out!:
"14.04.2017 14:44:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Pensioners go head-to-head in log-splitting challenge Two Strichen Community park volunteers Allan Hogg and John Farquhar will go head to head at 12 noon this Saturday in a challenge to split half a ton of logs each. Who's your money on for this crazy challenge?
"14.04.2017 10:56:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Lifeboat called out to possible casualty at Peterhead harbour The Peterhead lifeboat was called out last night following reports of a possible casualty at Peterhead harbour. The lifeboat was called out last night:
"14.04.2017 10:05:42" Timeline Photos Is your business mobile-ready? Download the guide on our new site at http://trib.al/g1bFqUe to find out the most affordable and effective ways to use mobile to win more customers #MobileMarketing #LocalBusiness Check out our Facebook page Johnston Press
"13.04.2017 18:40:06" buchanobserver.co.uk One in five retiring this year could be at risk of unnecessary tax bills Nearly one in five people (19%) planning to retire this year with pensions could be risking unexpected tax bills, by withdrawing more than the tax-free lump sum that savers can take from their pensions at retirement, according to new research from Make sure you're not that unlucky one!
"13.04.2017 17:39:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Easter chimney fires spark warning As temperatures drop after last weekend's hot weather, insurer NFU Mutual is warning homeowners to ensure their chimney is clear this Easter to prevent a house fire. Ensure your chimney is clear this Easter
"13.04.2017 16:21:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Vehicle safety notices - Volkswagen, Vauxhall and Honda flag cars over airbag concerns Some of the UK's most popular cars have been recalled by their makers over potential problems with their airbags.
Models from Volkswagen, Best to check if your car is on the recall list...
"13.04.2017 12:15:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Toon Relay Team are on top of the world! Peterhead's Relay for Life organisers and team members were on top of the world this week after picking up three global awards. What a fantastic achievement for Peterhead Relay for Life, for Fiona and for the HK2 team whose members have raised more than £200,000 for Cancer Research since 2008.
"13.04.2017 12:13:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Warning following spate of wildfires The Scottish Fire and Rescue Service is warning the public about the dangers of deliberate fire setting following a recent spate of grass and wild land fires in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. These fires can endanger life, devastate property, affect local businesses and can have an impact on the local environment.
"13.04.2017 12:13:07" buchanobserver.co.uk New homes plan for Mintlaw A North-east house developer has submitted plans for the erection of 100 homes at Northwoods in Mintlaw. A mix of three, four and five-bedroom homes are being proposed at the Northwoods site.
"13.04.2017 12:10:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Criminals can steal PIN by tracking motion of your phone Hackers can steal PINs and passwords simply from the way we tilt smartphones when typing in information, say security experts. The hackers can guess your pin - just by tracking the way you move your phone.
"13.04.2017 09:30:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Double award success for Senoritas A Peterhead beauty salon owner is celebrating after winning two prestigious business awards. Great news for Senoritas:
"12.04.2017 19:02:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Call for Buckfast monks to be stripped of charitable status Campaigners are calling for monks who make a controversial alcoholic drink to be stripped of their charitable status. The Buckfast Abbey Trust does not pay tax on the income from the wine because it is a charity – which the National Secular Society says is an “abuse of the charitable system”.
"12.04.2017 18:38:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Be safe and check those tyres As the warmer weather approaches, caravans, classic cars, horseboxes, motorhomes and many other vehicles will be coming out of winter storage for the first time this year. Take some time to carry out vital checks before you head off on your journey.
"12.04.2017 17:37:01" buchanobserver.co.uk Average Brit hasn't visited a bank in almost two years Are bank branches becoming obsolete to British consumers? When was the last time you visited your local branch?
"12.04.2017 16:36:28" Timeline Photos The lifetime of home buying in one handy graphic. Does your experience line up with these figures? Read more here: http://trib.al/fP9nolZ
"12.04.2017 13:52:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Cafe event raises money for charity A special Conversation Cafe was held at the Old Mart Resource Centre in Maud last week. Looks like everyone had a great time!:
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"12.04.2017 12:35:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Care home's African mission A Peterhead care home has handed over £1,200 to help children of the Matumaini School of Hope in Tanzania, follwoing a successful fundraiser.
"12.04.2017 12:21:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Fakley to stand in Peterhead South & Cruden ward Alan Fakley is to stand in the local government elections on May 4 as the candidate for the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party for the Peterhead South and Cruden ward where he lives. Electronics engineer to stand in Peterhead South & Cruden.
"12.04.2017 12:20:01" buchanobserver.co.uk SNP announces team for Central Buchan SNP members in Central Buchan have re-selected local councillors Lenny Pirie and Jim Ingram to contest the council elections on May 4. Buchan pair have been re-selected to stand.
"12.04.2017 09:14:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Heart transplant man on round-the-coast fund-raiser Kieran Sandwell (45), is a remarkable man. He was born with a serious heart defect; underwent open heart surgery aged three, and at 13 suffered a heart attack. If you see Kieran or walk with him share your photos with us.
"11.04.2017 18:58:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Car insurance price hikes hit Scotland the hardest Drivers in the UK have experienced car insurance premiums rising substantially across the board during the first quarter of 2017, and there's no exception for Scottish motorists. Us Scots are facing the biggest price hikes when it comes to car insurance premiums according to this survey. Have you seen your bills rise?
"11.04.2017 18:30:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeen's cross border trains secured Plans to reduce CrossCountry rail services from the north east of Scotland have been scrapped, following representations from Transport Minister Humza Yousaf. Trains will keep on running.
"11.04.2017 17:35:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Increase in passenger numbers at Aberdeen International Airport Aberdeen International Airport has reported an increase in passenger numbers after 247,000 passengers travelled through its doors in March representing an increase of 1% compared to the same period last year. Good news for Aberdeen International Airport.
"11.04.2017 11:30:58" Timeline Photos It's National Pet Month, and according to this study, dogs are out on top when it comes to our favourites. Do you agree? Send us a pic of your beloved furry (or not so furry) pals!
"11.04.2017 09:17:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Modo participants praised for their work at award ceremony Modo hosted its annual Modo Matters award ceremony last Thursday to celebrate the achievements and accreditations of its participants and volunteers Well done to all the youngsters involved.
"11.04.2017 08:19:43" buchanobserver.co.uk A90 accident toll 'unacceptable' says campaigner A North-east campaigner claimed this week that the number of accidents on the A90 near the Toll of Birness was getting 'unacceptable'. Two accidents in the space of a week has led to campaigner asking residents to write to NESTRANS with their views on this notorious stretch of road.
"10.04.2017 18:16:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Contactless payments could land drive-thru users with £200 bill Drivers could be fined up to £200 for using contactless payment via their mobile phone while at the wheel, police have warned. It does count as using your mobile while the engine is running...
"10.04.2017 16:41:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Scots look forward to sizzling temperatures Scotland could be set to bask in three months of scorching temperatures this spring, according to forecasters. We want to believe this, we really do...
"10.04.2017 13:47:03" buchanobserver.co.uk North-east filmmaker to launch fascinating documentary A seven year-long documentary project, filmed in North-east Scotland, is to be launched this week. Filmmaker's seven-year project finally comes to fruition
"10.04.2017 13:43:53" buchanobserver.co.uk High standards recognised Aberdeenshire Council's Sheltered Housing Support Services continues to perform to a high standard according to the Care Inspectorate's latest report. Well done to the sheltered housing support services team
"10.04.2017 12:27:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Defying gravity It seems only good structure and a big chunk of luck appear to be keeping this wall in place in Old Deer. Has anyone noticed this wall or can explain why it is still standing as it is following a collision a few weeks ago?
"10.04.2017 10:30:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Firm plan donation for landmark anniversary Staff at ASCO have set their sights on a £50,000 fundraising target to celebrate the company's landmark 50th anniversary. Three charities are set to benefit from ASCO's fundraising challenge:
"10.04.2017 09:28:19" buchanobserver.co.uk New truck for charity Charity Stella's Voice has purchased a new truck to help increase the collection of unwanted items in the north east. Good news for Stella's Voice UK:
"09.04.2017 15:01:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Top 20 films Brits claim to have seen (but possibly haven't ...) Consider yourself a movie buff? Turns out four in ten Brits claim to have watched a film they've never actually seen just to appear more cultured in front of friends. We have to admit - we've seen less than 10 of these movies. How many can you tick off? Be honest!
"09.04.2017 14:01:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Improving Scotland's private rented sector properties New proposals to ensure all privately rented homes in Scotland meet a minimum standard of energy efficiency have been published today for consultation. Housing Minister Kevin Stewart: "It is only fair that tenants who rent privately have access to good quality and energy efficient homes."
"09.04.2017 13:24:52" buchanobserver.co.uk NHS urges caution to avoid accidents around the home Householders are being urged by NHS 24 to avoid DIY disasters and garden mishaps this Easter by being mindful of accidents. Planning some DIY this Easter? NHS24 is urging people to be safe when doing so...
"09.04.2017 12:45:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Quiz: Which teams play at these lower league British football grounds? While newer all-seater arenas can look mundane and homogeneous, there are still plenty of traditional grounds in Scotland and England to give the football leagues a mixture of variety and modernity. Okay football fans, how well do you know your grounds?
"09.04.2017 10:41:29" guideandgazette.co.uk Music legend Leo Sayer heading to Scotland Grammy award winning British music legend, Leo Sayer, is heading to Scotland next month as part of his new UK tour. We speak to music legend Leo Sayer ahead of his two tour dates in Scotland next month.
"09.04.2017 08:05:34" Timeline Photos Happy Sunday everyone... or should that be pre-Monday?
"09.04.2017 03:36:32" montrosereview.co.uk NHS urges caution to avoid accidents around the home Householders are being urged by NHS 24 to avoid DIY disasters and garden mishaps this Easter by being mindful of accidents. Planning some DIY this Easter? NHS24 is urging people to be safe when doing so...
"08.04.2017 15:11:31" arbroathherald.co.uk Improving Scotland's private rented sector properties New proposals to ensure all privately rented homes in Scotland meet a minimum standard of energy efficiency have been published today for consultation. Housing Minister Kevin Stewart: "It is only fair that tenants who rent privately have access to good quality and energy efficient homes."
"08.04.2017 14:48:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Scots would rather know their neighbours than grab a bargain when buying property A new survey lifts the lid on the UK property market, with Scots sharing exactly what made them buy their homes. What made you fall in love with your home?
"08.04.2017 14:15:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Top 20 books Brits claim to have read (but probably haven't) Four in ten Brits claim to have read a book they've never picked up in order to appear more cultured in front of friends. Come on then - how many have you actually read?
"08.04.2017 12:35:48" forfardispatch.co.uk Investing in Scotland's tourism sector First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has welcomed plans by Marriott International, which will see them open seven new hotels in Scotland and grow room count by almost 75 per cent. Plans for seven new hotels in Scotland have been welcomed by the First Minister.
"08.04.2017 09:35:07" Timeline Photos Which horse are you backing this afternoon?
"08.04.2017 09:00:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Music legend Leo Sayer heading to Scotland Grammy award winning British music legend, Leo Sayer, is heading to Scotland next month as part of his new UK tour. We speak to music legend Leo Sayer ahead of his two tour dates in Scotland next month:
"08.04.2017 08:08:12" Timeline Photos Finally, Saturday is here! Enjoy everyone :)
"07.04.2017 17:49:15" buchanobserver.co.uk “Looks are all that matter when women choose a man” say scientists Beauty really is only skin deep - when women are looking for a man, say scientists. Ladies, is this the truth?
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"07.04.2017 12:47:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Warning to be on guard against doorstep crime Householders are being warned to be on their guard against doorstep crime in a campaign being run by Aberdeenshire Trading Standards and Police Scotland. Be aware folks!:
"07.04.2017 11:31:10" buchanobserver.co.uk The UK's most expensive personalised number plates The passion of some UK drivers for personalised number plates for cars has generated a profit for the treasury. The organisation estimates If you had the cash, would you buy one of these?
"06.04.2017 18:01:29" buchanobserver.co.uk Almost 710,000 dogs microchipped in past year Vets have welcomed the news that almost 710,000 dogs have been microchipped in the last twelve months, following the introduction of the new dog microchipping law. Great news for dog owners - but if you haven't got your dog mirco-chipped yet, then you're breaking the law
"06.04.2017 17:33:54" Tomorrow is Walk to Work Day - how many of you will be pounding the pavements in the morning? Maybe you could walk with a friend!
"06.04.2017 17:01:27" buchanobserver.co.uk RGU launches new online learning portal for oil and gas industry Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new set of online short courses to help professional development and address skills needs within the oil and gas industry. Further aid for those in the oil and gas industry
"06.04.2017 12:16:22" buchanobserver.co.uk PFC and Boys Club announce official partnership Peterhead Football Club have announced a formal partnership with Peterhead Boys Club. Peterhead Football Club and Peterhead Boys Club have announced a formal partnership to help benefit both clubs.
"06.04.2017 10:47:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Police appeal for information following serious accident Police Scotland is appealing for information following a serious road accident on the A90 Peterhead-Aberdeen yesterday evening (Wednesday April 5) near Toll of Birness. Police are appealing for information after six people were taken to ARI following the two-car crash on the A90 near the Toll of Birness
"06.04.2017 10:32:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Crosswalk heads to town If people in Peterhead see a man walking though the town carrying a 12ft cross, they can rest assured it's for a good cause. Make sure you head out and support the efforts of Gordon and his team to raise funds for Benaiah.
"06.04.2017 10:00:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Bright new homes by the sea in Toon Deveron Homes are about to launch a new range of 2, 3 and 4 bed homes at Sunnyside in Peterhead. Looking for a new home?:
"06.04.2017 08:28:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Police investigate two-vehicle crash on A90 Police Scotland are investigating a two-vehicle collision that occurred on the A90 Peterhead to Ellon road near to the Toll of Birness, Aberdeenshire, about 6pm on Wednesday, April 5. Did anyone see this accident. If so, please contact the Police on 101.
"05.04.2017 19:03:53" Timeline Photos We've definitely come home without a few of these items before... what's the most expensive or precious thing you've ever forgotten?
"05.04.2017 18:30:47" buchanobserver.co.uk Heat exposure leaves firefighters at risk of heart attack Exposure to extreme heat and physical exertion during firefighting can increase blood clotting and impair blood vessel function according to new research funded by the British Heart Foundation (BHF). Worrying news for our firefighters
"05.04.2017 17:30:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Many well kent faces appear on 80s video We can't seem to get enough of nostalgia these days so it wasn't surprising that an earlier story on the arrival of Songs of Praise in Peterhead was a hit with our readers. Why not take a look at our earlier post which had a second video from the programme.
"05.04.2017 17:00:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Owners warned to control their dogs over Easter Dog owners are being warned to keep their pets under control in the countryside as the cost of insurance claims from livestock worrying has reached a record level. Make sure your dogs are kept well under control when you're out and about in the countryside.
"05.04.2017 16:16:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Britain's most stolen cars 10% more cars were pinched in the UK last year than the year before. Here are the ten most vulnerable models
It wasn't so long ago that all Is your car on the list?
"05.04.2017 14:23:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Volunteers required for mackerel study Scientists from the University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute are investigating whether eating mackerel could improve the health of South Asian diabetics Sign up now for Rowett Institute's study
"05.04.2017 13:31:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Research reveals a huge increase in employees feeling stressed at work New research from Specialists4Protection.co.uk, a new specialist life and protection advisory firm, reveals that 46% of employees feel more stressed at work than they did a year ago, compared to 12% who are less stressed. Are we more stressed out at work these days? What do you think?
"05.04.2017 13:24:37" buchanobserver.co.uk A blast from the past for Buchanie editor Buchanie editor Morag Kuc experienced a blast from the past last week while checking her Facebook newsfeed. Take a look at the video and see how many well-kent faces you can identify from this Blue Toon blast from the past.
"05.04.2017 13:20:09" Timeline Photos Are your landing pages working hard enough for your local business? Follow these 6 simple steps on our local business site http://trib.al/iODTnTA to help improve your landing pages and grow your business #WednesdsayWisdom #LocalBusiness Johnston Press
"05.04.2017 11:04:29" buchanobserver.co.uk Ladies to the fore in landscape competition The third themed competition by Craigewan Photographic Club was landscapes and was judged digitally by Dave Hollis from England. Well done to the ladies!
"04.04.2017 18:31:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Hoax ticket website set up to 'scam' fans and bring fraud into the spotlight A fake ticket website set up to raise awareness of ticket fraud fooled more that 1,500 people in the space of a week. The website was set up to highlight the growing number of fraudulent ticket sites out there. Have you ever had to pay over the odds to see your favourite act - or ever been duped into paying for fake tickets?
"04.04.2017 18:01:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead's Wimpy Bar opens on Marischal Street for the first time Do you remember when the first fast-food restaurant opened its doors in Peterhead? It was in August, 1967 and there was a certain excitement as the Blue Toon said hello to The Wimpy. Who remembers when the Wimpy first opened its doors in the Blue Toon?
"04.04.2017 17:01:04" Timeline Photos The shop will be missed - read more here: http://trib.al/M457gJk
"04.04.2017 13:00:25" buchanobserver.co.uk Store team go the extra 412 miles for charity fundraiser Morrisons store colleagues in Peterhead have launched a fundraising drive for children and young people's cancer support charity CLIC Sargent by undertaking a gruelling 664km (412-mile) static bike ride. The Peterhead Morrisons team raised nearly £1,600:
"04.04.2017 12:00:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Great Friday Fun Day with Green Spaces Peterhead Projects' Green Spaces initiative is gearing up for an egg-stravaganza of family fun this Easter. There will be a range of attractions and events for all ages:
"04.04.2017 10:57:04" buchanobserver.co.uk New Honorary Secretary for Burns Club After 18 years as Honorary Secretary of Peterhead Burns Club, Hugh Livingston has handed over the reins of responsibility. Andrew Bruce was formally welcomed to the post last month:
"04.04.2017 09:14:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Toon shop closes after �19 years A popular Peterhead shop has closed its doors for the final time after 19 years in the town centre. The shop closed its doors for the final time on Saturday:
"04.04.2017 08:24:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Missing woman found safe and well Police Scotland can confirm that Seonaid (Shona) Bacon, who was reported missing from the Strichen area, has been traced safe and well this morning (Tuesday April 4). Great news for her friends and family.
"03.04.2017 17:39:15" Timeline Photos Suddenly working from home seems more appealing...Read more here: http://trib.al/BgPucQp
"03.04.2017 15:18:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Residents urged to check outbuildings in search for missing woman Police Scotland are appealing to residents in the Strichen area to check their outbuildings as enquiries continue to trace Seonaid (Shona) Bacon, 52, who has been reported missing. Please ensure you check any outbuildings in the area to assist Police in their search.
"03.04.2017 15:01:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Tractor Road Run to return The popular Buchan Vintage Tractor Road Run will return on Sunday, April 23. The popular annual fundraiser will return later this month:
"03.04.2017 13:54:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Success for Murdoch Allan Murdoch Allan Bakers is celebrating after winning an accolade at the prestigious North East Scotland Food & Drink Awards. Award for local bakers:
"03.04.2017 13:10:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Appeal to help trace missing person Police Scotland are appealing for information to help trace Seonaid (Shona) Bacon who has been reported missing from the Strichen area. Have you seen Seonaid (Shona)?. If so, please get in touch with Police Scotland.
"03.04.2017 12:52:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchan schools Rock! The 2017 Rock Challenge and J Rock events were held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre recently and there was praise for Buchan pupils. Fantastic results for Buchan schools!:
"03.04.2017 12:45:26" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP in bid for free access to sanitary products The Scottish Government's Cabinet Secretary for Social Security and Communities will investigate measures which would give women and girls access to free sanitary products. Let us know your views on this proposal?
"03.04.2017 12:43:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchan and Peterhead candidates confirmed for May election Candidates for the upcoming local government election for Aberdeenshire on Thursday, May 4, have been confirmed by Aberdeenshire Council. Full list of local candidates announced for May 4 election. Who will you be voting for?
"03.04.2017 11:48:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Businessman to stand in local elections A local businessman has announced that he is standing as an Independent candidate for the Peterhead North & Rattray ward in the upcoming local election on May 4. Iain Sutherland will stand in the Peterhead North & Rattray ward:
"02.04.2017 18:43:26" Timeline Photos Some surprising figures here. Are you doing enough to protect your home?
"02.04.2017 14:23:43" buchanobserver.co.uk 65% of people in Scotland don't read the Ts & Cs... and signed up to sing an Ed Sheeran song on one leg A survey has revealed that 65% per cent of Scots blindly tick 'yes' on terms and conditions without reading them in full. So, how carefully do you read the terms and conditions?
"02.04.2017 12:01:44" buchanobserver.co.uk The 12 most expensive auction cars of all time At some classic car auctions, £10 million is bargain basement stuff
Bugatti has just launched its new Chiron at an outrageous-sounding £2.5 If only we had the money...
"02.04.2017 08:06:12" Timeline Photos We think this wee guy has just the right idea today...
"01.04.2017 12:00:44" buchanobserver.co.uk The top ten unmissable Scottish dog walks VisitScotland has teamed up with Scotland's Vets4Pets practices to provide dog owners with a list of ten unmissable walks across Scotland. Dog owners, this one's for you:
"01.04.2017 11:50:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Public thanked after woman found safe and well Police Scotland has confirmed that Stephanie Gallant, who had been reported missing from the Peterhead area, has been traced safe and well. Police Scotland has confirmed that Stephanie Gallant has been traced safe and well.
"01.04.2017 10:06:52" Timeline Photos Come on then, who played an April Fool's Day prank this morning? Or were you an unwitting victim? Share your funnies with us!
"01.04.2017 06:35:30" Timeline Photos Some important info on April 1 that's no joke.
"31.03.2017 19:50:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Woman reported missing from Peterhead Police Scotland is appealing for information to help trace a woman who has been reported missing from Peterhead. Police believe she could have travelled to New Pitsligo:
"31.03.2017 19:27:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Appeal after handbag stolen in Peterhead Police are appealing for witnesses after a handbag was stolen from a woman in Peterhead yesterday. Contact 101 if you have any information:
"31.03.2017 14:59:51" buchanobserver.co.uk MASA to launch Teddy into space A local science and technology group for youngsters in Central Buchan is preparing to send a teddy bear into space. Can you help MASA?:
"31.03.2017 13:39:29" buchanobserver.co.uk Focus on Peterhead Community Campus Members of the Education and Children's Services committee have reviewed the results of an engagement exercise into the site of a new community campus in Peterhead. The engagement took place towards the end of last year:
"31.03.2017 13:05:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Work starts on path to connect villages Work has begun on a new public path between two Buchan villages in a bid to keep pedestrians and cyclists safe. Work started on the path last week:
"31.03.2017 12:31:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Trip to Murrayfield for Mintlaw pupils Pupils from Mintlaw Primary School travelled to Murrayfield recently to watch Scotland v Italy as part of the RBS 6 Nations. The youngsters had a fantastic time:
"30.03.2017 12:56:20" buchanobserver.co.uk CLAN urges runners to race on their behalf A north-east cancer support charity is appealing to runners to consider tackling some of the region's most popular runs on its behalf. CLAN Cancer Support is looking forward to being well represented at events throughout 2017:
"30.03.2017 11:13:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Archie missing from Peterhead Peterhead resident Graham Knight has been in touch in a bid to find his missing cat, Archie. Keep a lookout for wee Archie:
"30.03.2017 09:04:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Police appeal after thefts in North East Police have appealed for witnesses following a number of thefts, theft by housebreaking and attempted theft in the Fraserburgh and Mintlaw areas. Call 101 if you have any information:
"29.03.2017 15:39:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Lib Dems announce candidate The Scottish Liberal Democrats have selected Alistair Massey as a candidate for the Peterhead North & Rattray ward in the upcoming local elections. Candidate announced for Peterhead North and Rattray ward:
"29.03.2017 15:02:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Club go Black and White for competition Peterhead Camera Club welcomed judge, Sandy Cowie, to their recent gathering to give members the results on their latest competition - 'Black and White'. 'The Cloud' by Malcolm Smith was chosen as the top image:
"29.03.2017 13:28:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Travelodge officially opens in the Blue Toon Travelodge has officially opened its first hotel in Peterhead, which is also the town's first branded hotel. Congratulations to Peterhead resident Lesley Carle - she won our Travelodge poem competition and officially opened the new hotel yesterday.
You can read her winning poem by clicking the link below:
"29.03.2017 11:09:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Baby squirrel found in felled tree in Aberdeenshire The Scottish SPCA is caring for a baby squirrel after a nest was discovered in a felled tree in Aberdeenshire. We are glad someone found wee Billy!:
"28.03.2017 19:10:54" Timeline Photos How many of the Top 10 have you ticked off?
"28.03.2017 18:44:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Car ownership and cash 'increasingly absurd' among modern day Scots Car ownership could one day be consigned to the past thanks to advancements in technology, according to new research. So, how many of these have you discarded? And which ones could you still not live without?
"28.03.2017 18:21:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Tourism soars at three north east attractions Tourism levels in the North East soared last year with three major attractions in Aberdeenshire posting increased visitor numbers of up to 134.5 per cent. Good news for tourism in the north east.
"28.03.2017 14:26:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Technology shows the world through the eyes of an autistic child Virtual Reality technology is being taken on tour to help North East residents learn about autism by seeing the world through the eyes of an autistic child. The cutting-edge technology transports users to a busy shopping centre, which they see from the perspective of an autistic child:
"28.03.2017 13:32:19" buchanobserver.co.uk New £1 coin with 'hidden' security feature rolled out today The new 12-sided £1 coin is being rolled out across the country today in a bid to curb the rise of counterfeits. Have you seen the new coins yet?:
"28.03.2017 10:00:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Travelodge opening hailed as boost for Peterhead regeneration Local councillors Fiona McRae and Anne Allan have hailed the opening of the new Travelodge in Peterhead as a tremendous boost for the town centre. The hotel will officially open this afternoon:
"28.03.2017 09:32:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Trawlermen star to launch Your Voice Your Choice event A local skipper and star of BBC series Trawlermen will officially launch this year's Peterhead Your Voice Your Choice today (Tuesday). Local projects are being encouraged to bid for a share of £100,000 to improve health, wellbeing and their community:
"27.03.2017 19:01:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Edinburgh Castle at the peak of paid for attractions Scotland's tourists attractions outperformed the rest of the UK last year with an annual increase of more than 15 per cent in visitors, according to new figures. A few Scottish places on the list here - did you visit any of them last year?:
"27.03.2017 18:01:11" buchanobserver.co.uk 66% of families don't talk at tea time Conversations around the dinner table are fast becoming a dying trend, with British families choosing to either not eat around the table, feeling too tired to talk or too distracted by their gadgets to pay attention to those around them. Does your family sit around the dinner table at tea time?:
"27.03.2017 17:00:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Finalists revealed for North-east's Elevator business awards Twenty-seven finalists in one of the North-east's highest profile business awards - the Elevator Awards 2017 – were announced this week. Gregor Mackintosh of Mackintosh of Glendaveny has been listed in the Emerging Entrepreneur of the Year category:
"27.03.2017 16:00:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Parents urged to park smart The Buchan Community Safety Group and Peterhead community wardens have joined forces in a bid to stop motorists parking dangerously outside local schools. The Park Smart campaign aims to educate and enforce responsible parking around schools:
"27.03.2017 15:37:21" buchanobserver.co.uk New venture for NE author A north-east author has published his first children's book. The book is on sale now:
"27.03.2017 15:12:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Lifeboat called out to rescue dog The Peterhead lifeboat was called out to provide safety cover for the rescue of a dog from cliffs near Slains Castle on Sunday, March 26. The lifeboat was called out to cliffs at Slains Castle:
"27.03.2017 10:24:55" Not local, but something to raise a smile this Monday morning. Dubbed 'Dancing Cow Day', this herd are clearly very excited to be let out into the fields to graze for the summer!
"26.03.2017 16:01:58" buchanobserver.co.uk One in four Scottish millennials care more about their body image than career A new study has revealed that career aspirations are at the bottom rung of the ladder with young Scots, with two thirds happy to take a pay-cut if it meant achieving the perfect body. Would you ever take a pay cut for a flat stomach?
"26.03.2017 14:31:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Status quo 'not an option': Swinney The status quo in education is 'not an option' if Scotland is to close the attainment gap and raise the bar for all, Deputy First Minister John Swinney has said. Deputy First Minister John Swinney: "I am determined to seize the opportunity to transform lives for the better...That is my agenda for Scottish education." What do YOU think need to be the priorities when it comes to education?
"26.03.2017 12:57:54" carricktoday.co.uk Spring into action and embrace the outdoors with your wee ones PlayTalkRead is calling for all parents and carers of young children to embrace the great outdoors and enjoy the extra hour of daylight with their wee ones. With the light nights now a firm fixture thanks to the clocks going forward, the Scottish Government is encouraging parents to get out and enjoy the outdoors with their little ones.
"26.03.2017 09:15:09" Timeline Photos Happy Mother's Day everyone. A day to appreciate everything that our mums do, and remember all the mums we've lost. Share your favourite pic of your mum and tell us why she's so special.
"26.03.2017 08:08:30" Timeline Photos Finally right after six months...anyone else?
"25.03.2017 21:38:14" Timeline Photos A wee reminder...
"25.03.2017 18:50:39" buchanobserver.co.uk 55 per cent of kids think their parents have super powers Kids really do think their parents are superheroes - with more than half believing their mums can read their MINDS, according to a study. We love this - everyone knows mums are mind readers, right?
"25.03.2017 16:26:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Government child care website now online Millions of parents can pre-register from today (Wednesday) for the government's new childcare offers, with the launch of a new Childcare Choices government website www.childcarechoices.gov.uk A new website has been launched to give parents all the info they need to take advantage of free childcare options.
"25.03.2017 12:22:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Striking a healthy balance Bolstering primary care, discharging hospital patients swiftly, and efficiently delegating work away from GPs are among the priorities to transform the health service in Scotland, according to the country's health minister. Deborah Punshon from our Investigations team sat down with Health Minister Shona Robison for an exclusive interview - and she was answering YOUR questions. Find out what she had to say here:
"25.03.2017 09:06:26" Timeline Photos Saturday is here finally - enjoy the weekend everyone!
"24.03.2017 19:14:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Top 10 most popular Mother's Day gift purchases It's Mother's Day this Sunday - but what will you be buying? Mums - how many of these gifts have you received over the years?
"24.03.2017 17:00:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchan artists compilation A group of Buchan artists have come together to create a unique collaboration of specially commissioned songs and the best songs of artists from the region. The album is available to buy online:
"24.03.2017 16:00:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Coaching sessions at PFC Peterhead Football Club has announced that it will host a Coaching Programme for youngsters during the Easter Holidays. Contact the club to book a space:
"24.03.2017 15:49:46" buchanobserver.co.uk Tesco to cut petrol and diesel prices ahead of Mother's Day Tesco is to cut the cost of petrol and diesel by two pence per litre at all of its petrol stations this afternoon, Friday March 24. A wee boost for motorists.
"24.03.2017 15:25:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Be sure your medicines don't make you unsafe to drive this hay fever season Hay fever sufferers need to be aware of the possible effects medication could have on their driving, the Driver and Vehicle Standards Agency (DVSA) have warned. Make sure your hayfever remedies aren't compromising you behind the wheel:
"24.03.2017 15:01:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Mum knows best at Asda Peterhead on Mother's Day Mother's Day is the perfect time to show your mum just how much you care, but for 13 Asda colleagues in Peterhead, every day is Mother's Day, as they spend quality time together in-store. A lovely story for a Friday afternoon:
"24.03.2017 13:29:25" jplocalbusiness.co.uk Winning more customers with mobile | Johnston Press Local Business A mobile-ready website and emails are just two of many ways to retain and gain more customers; download our free guide to winning more customers with mobile. Is your business mobile-ready? Download the guide on our new site to find out the most affordable and effective ways to use mobile to win more customers #MobileMarketing #LocalBusiness Also, check out the dedicated Facebook page Johnston Press Local
"24.03.2017 12:24:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Bill comes out on top in club competition Craigewan Photographic Group recently had their second themed competition which was Street Photography. The next round will be focused on Landscapes:
"24.03.2017 08:35:13" Timeline Photos Today is Red Nose Day! Are you holding or attending a fundraiser? Send us your pics and we'll share them later on!
"23.03.2017 19:10:29" Timeline Photos It's World Meteorological Day - here's some facts you might not have known!
"23.03.2017 17:00:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Pupils put their knowledge to the test at Schools' Quiz The Rotary Club of Peterhead hosted the Peterhead Primary Schools' Quiz recently. Congratulations to the winning team!:
"23.03.2017 16:00:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Popular Prowl set to return The hugely successful Moonlight Prowl is back following a one year break with a new format and this time all ages and genders can take part. Registration for the event is open now:
"23.03.2017 15:28:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Meeting to be held amid Power Station concern Banff and Buchan MP Dr Eilidh Whiteford is to meet with energy bosses to discuss the future of Peterhead Power Station. The MP will meet with representatives from the National Grid and Ofgem:
"23.03.2017 13:01:21" buchanobserver.co.uk When do the clocks go forward this year? The light nights are coming - and hopefully they'll bring some warmer weather with them. Don't forget!
"23.03.2017 10:32:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Creating memories for families A photographer from Old Deer has recently become a volunteer with the Remember My Baby charity and is hoping to raise awareness of the work it does for bereaved parents. The charity is desperate for more photographer volunteers to help provide the sessions to meet growing demand:
"22.03.2017 19:09:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Cost of driving 'jumps 10% in a year' Research released by motoring data provider HPI has suggested that the cost of driving in the UK has risen by 10 per cent in the last year A weak pound is being blamed for the increase - have you seen your car costs rise in the last year?
"22.03.2017 15:49:06" Timeline Photos Check out our local business site and find out how to make your brand recognisable and consistent so that customers are more likely to buy from you #WednesdayWisdom #LocalBusiness Johnston Press Local Business Read more here: http://trib.al/khR1SaV
"22.03.2017 15:00:55" buchanobserver.co.uk New dates for HMT tours His Majesty's Theatre will open its doors for a fantastic array of shows over the coming months. Tickets for the tours are on sale now:
"22.03.2017 13:55:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Brits will drive 556,764 miles in their lifetime The average British motorist will clock up a staggering 556,764 miles, fork out £168,880, have 1,935 rows – and 2,709 episodes of road rage in their lifetime, according to new research. We have to admit - we were a bit surprised that it was ONLY 2700 episodes of road rage in a lifetime of driving!
"22.03.2017 12:00:27" Timeline Photos Comic Relief 's Red Nose Day will take place this Friday.
Are you dressing up or hosting an event to raise some cash? If so then we want to hear from you!
Simply send your photos and some details (and a fundraising total if you have one) to us at
"22.03.2017 10:27:12" buchanobserver.co.uk SNP announce candidates for local election The Scottish National Party has announced the two candidates it will be fielding in the Peterhead South & Cruden ward of Aberdeenshire Council. Sitting councillors Stuart Pratt and Stephen Smith have been unanimously reselected:
"21.03.2017 18:40:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Watch millions of new 12-sided £1 coins being produced at Royal Mint The new £1 coin is within striking distance as the Royal Mint makes preparations for it entering circulation next week. Video: It's just ONE week until the new pound coins start appearing in our change... and by the end of this year, there will be 1.5 billion of them in circulation!
"21.03.2017 16:49:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Local couple to stand in May election A couple from Mintlaw have been selected as the Scottish Liberal Democrat candidates in the forthcoming local elections on May 4. The Mintlaw couple have been selected to stand in the local elections:
"21.03.2017 16:14:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Stagecoach delivers further improvements to Xpress coaches Local bus operator Stagecoach has taken delivery of the first modified Buchan Xpress coach following customer feedback on the £5.5million fleet. The firm made adjustments to its fleet following customer feedback:
"21.03.2017 15:38:21" Modo WE'RE BEING FILMED BY COMIC RELIEF!!!
After receiving funding from Comic Relief, the BBC will be in Drummer's Corner on Wednesday, 16.00-17.00, filming the work we do to feature on the Red Nose Day show on Friday.
Come along and take part in lots of Great news for Modo Scotland!
"21.03.2017 13:11:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Calls to scrap out-of-date driving test Ninety per cent of UK motorists do not believe that the current driving test is fit for purpose, according to a new survey of drivers.
The The majority of those polled thought the current test system is out of date. Do you agree? What do you think needs to change?
"21.03.2017 12:00:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Views vital as academy plan progresses Another step towards a new secondary school for Peterhead was taken last week as local councillors backed plans to work up a business case for the proposals, looking at all options. What are your thoughts on a new academy for Peterhead?:
"21.03.2017 11:21:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchan Rail Link protection welcomed by councillors Peterhead South & Cruden councillor Stephen Smith and Ellon & District councillor Rob Merson have welcomed a decision by the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals to extend the protection of all sections of the former railway line that fall Protection has been further extended to facilitate the possible re-opening of a rail link to Buchan in the future:
"20.03.2017 19:09:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Average Brit spends £1,000 on clothes per year The average Brit spends over £1,000 on new clothes every year, shops for new gear every two months - but leaves a third of it hanging in the wardrobe, according to new research. Do you know anyone who spends this much on new clothes? Get tagging all those shop-a-holics!
"20.03.2017 17:22:08" buchanobserver.co.uk Smokers warned over new cigarette laws coming into force soon Smokers across the UK are being warned about new rules on cigarettes and tobacco that are set to come into force within a matter of weeks. New laws on cigarette packaging are coming into force soon, with plain boxes and health warnings becoming standard. Do you think it will make smoking less appealing?
"20.03.2017 17:00:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Book of Deer to feature on BBC Local historian Derek Jennings recently took part in a TV documentary for Director Patricia Macleod of Midas Media for BBC ALBA about Gaelic in Aberdeenshire. The historian was interviewed for a documentary on the 25th anniversary of Gaelic-medium education in Aberdeen:
"20.03.2017 16:00:34" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP puts pressure on Aldi MSP Stewart Stevenson has contacted Aldi after receiving concerns from local residents over a lack of progress at the former Kirkburn Mill site in Peterhead. The MSP contacted Aldi after the apparent lack of work on the former Kirkburn Mill site:
"20.03.2017 15:00:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Presentation for local apprentices North East Scotland College (NESCol) held a Modern Apprenticeship presentation evening during Scottish Apprenticeship Week. Congratulations to Liam and Mitchell:
"20.03.2017 14:44:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Isabelle steps up for charity challenge A youngster from Maud recently took part in a step count challenge in memory of her late grandad. Well done Isabelle!:
"20.03.2017 14:18:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Residents' praise for local care home Staff at Kirkburn Court in Peterhead are celebrating after it performed strongly in a nationwide survey of care home residents. Fantastic results for Kirkburn Court Care Home:
"20.03.2017 13:28:28" Timeline Photos Today marks International Happiness Day. Our current circumstances can increase happiness levels by up to 15% - so what do you do to make yourself happy?
"19.03.2017 12:37:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Top 50 things everyone should do by the age of 50 Researchers have identified the top 50 things everyone should do before they turn 50 - such as getting a tattoo, seeing the Northern Lights - and having sex on the beach. Know someone who is celebrating the big 5-0 this year? Get tagging! And let us know how many you've done...
"19.03.2017 09:05:17" Timeline Photos This is what we've got planned - but we know some of you will be busy, busy, busy! Have a great day whatever you're up to!
"18.03.2017 13:30:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Turn any surface into Lego with Lego friendly tape Turn any surface into Lego with this AMAZING Lego-friendly sticky tape. Video: One for the kids (and adults!) Make all your Lego dreams come true with this tape...
"18.03.2017 10:46:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Quiz: can you identify these European football clubs by their nicknames? Nicknames are either funny, confusing or sometimes downright nonsensical. Football clubs are no different. This is a tough quiz football fans! See how many you can get right.
"18.03.2017 09:07:06" Timeline Photos Happy Saturday everyone - have a good one!
"17.03.2017 17:39:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Firm picks up Business of the Year accolade A New Deer-based organic waste management firm has been named as Business of the Year at a Scottish awards ceremony. Congratulations to Keenan Recycling:
"17.03.2017 17:30:33" buchanobserver.co.uk Pals need new pad to call their own Local dog re-homing charity, DAWGS, is appealing for help to find a new home for two delightful little chums. Can anyone give these two a new home?:
"17.03.2017 15:09:32" buchanobserver.co.uk 10 things we're sure you won't know about St. Patrick Today's is St. Patrick's Day and Ireland's patron saint's day is commemorated around the world. Happy St Patrick's Day to all our Irish friends! But how much do you know about the patron saint?
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"17.03.2017 14:00:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Pupils getting ready to rock Things are starting to get very exciting at Longside School as pupils make their final preparations for the school's Junior Rock Challenge debut. Longside School are preparing to take part in the Junior Rock Challenge competition:
"17.03.2017 13:00:13" buchanobserver.co.uk St Fergus pupils enjoy Smugglers talk Local historian, Derek Jennings, visited St Fergus Primary School recently to give pupils a talk on the Smugglers, Wreckers and Pirates associated with St Fergus and Rattray. Fascinating talk for St Fergus pupils:
"17.03.2017 12:26:47" buchanobserver.co.uk One-woman show at Hall Award winning musician Mairi Campbell will perform Pulse, her first one-woman theatre show in New Deer Public Hall. The show had a full run at the Edinburgh Fringe last year:
"17.03.2017 08:13:48" buchanobserver.co.uk This simple trick can slash your SKY TV bill Want to save £139 a year on your Sky TV subscription with a single click of a button? We're not saying it will work for everyone, but you never know ...
"16.03.2017 19:22:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Parents unaware of social network age restrictions Half of adults in Scotland are unaware of whether their children are old enough to be using social networks such as Facebook and Snapchat, new figures suggest. For parents, social media can be a daunting thing, especially if your children want to use it. Each page has different restrictions - do you know what they are?
"16.03.2017 17:11:27" buchanobserver.co.uk BBC One to serve up another series of Still Game Iconic comedy series Still Game will return for another series following the success of its long awaited return to TV screens last year. Jack and Victor (and Methadone Mick!) will return later this year
"16.03.2017 16:30:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Local couple celebrate 50th anniversary A Peterhead couple celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on Thursday, March 16. Congratulations to Jill and Ian:
"16.03.2017 15:41:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Toon student named top cadet at UKSA A Peterhead student has swapped a traditional career path for a life on the sea working as an officer on-board luxury superyachts. Well done Jake!:
"16.03.2017 13:44:46" buchanobserver.co.uk Success for project members A new scheme has been launched to enable people with learning difficulties to build and sustain connections with their local community. All the team members are now working in voluntary placements in the Peterhead area:
"16.03.2017 11:14:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Man charged after alleged Peterhead robbery A 33-year-old man has been charged in connection with an alleged robbery at a Peterhead shop on Tuesday, March 14. The man is expected to appear in court today:
"15.03.2017 19:34:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead pub launches free app so customers can avoid the bar and order straight to their table Forget queuing at the bar, a Peterhead pub has launched a free 'Order & Pay' iPhone and android app, so food can be now be delivered directly to customer's tables. Big queue at the bar? Or don't want to lose your seat? A pub in Peterhead has come up with a solution...
"15.03.2017 17:29:25" Timeline Photos The DEC has launched an urgent appeal as millions face famine in East Africa. Read more and how to donate here: http://trib.al/qHs6q0I
"15.03.2017 16:07:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Friends of Buchan Meadows to be established Residents are being encouraged to join the 'Friends of Buchan Meadows' group to help in the development of the community woodland on the outskirts of Peterhead. Know anyone who would be interested in joining this?:
"15.03.2017 15:35:29" buchanobserver.co.uk Businesswoman to judge gin awards A local businesswoman and author has been appointed to the judging panel of high profile business awards celebrating the excellence of gin distilling in Scotland. Great news for Karin:
"15.03.2017 15:21:02" Timeline Photos You're the expert when it comes to your business. But how do you turn your ideas into strong marketing campaigns that help you get the best results? #WednesdayWisdom #LocalBusiness Johnston Press Local Business Read more here: http://trib.al/VzA4SwS
"15.03.2017 11:37:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Mother's Day Country Fair at Aden Treat the family to an enjoyable day out with the annual Aden Country Park Mother Treat Mum to a day out at Aden this weekend:
"15.03.2017 10:10:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Appeal for information after robbery in Peterhead Police Scotland is appealing for information following a robbery at a convenience store in the Marischal Street area of Peterhead yesterday. Contact Police Scotland on 101 if you have any information that can help:
"14.03.2017 19:10:04" buchanobserver.co.uk Supermarkets cut fuel prices as oil costs drop Three of Britain's biggest supermarket chains have announced they are cutting the price of fuel at their filling stations. A wee bit of good news for motorists...
"14.03.2017 15:09:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Traveller site at Aikey Brae approved Councillors have approved plans to create a stopover site for travellers at Aikey Brae near Old Deer. Councillors voted 36 to 18 in favour of the plans:
"14.03.2017 14:10:29" buchanobserver.co.uk Group see red at competition Craigewan Photographic Group held its first themed competition of the year recently. Fantastic images:
"14.03.2017 13:11:22" Timeline Photos When was the last time you made a call using your mobile? It seems we do everything BUT that these days... Read more here: http://trib.al/EPTdA46
"14.03.2017 11:54:10" buchanobserver.co.uk No jobs at risk now but future remains uncertain at Peterhead Power Station Scottish Energy Minister Paul Wheelhouse has confirmed no jobs are at risk of redundancy from Peterhead Power Station. MSP Stewart Stevenson asked the Scottish Government what impact the review by SSE would have for jobs and the local economy:
"14.03.2017 10:20:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Resurfacing improvements for A90 near Peterhead A section of the A90 north of Boddam is set to benefit from £122,000 resurfacing improvements starting on Thursday. Good news for motorists:
"13.03.2017 17:16:15" Timeline Photos What's your view? Read what Nicola Sturgeon had to say in her announcement here: http://trib.al/mXt8GSB
"13.03.2017 16:55:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Longside share points with Ellon United in away game Longside travelled to play Ellon United on Saturday in a McBookie.com First Division East fixture. Longside travelled to Ellon.
"13.03.2017 16:16:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Pupils take to the catwalk Clerkhill School Junior Rock Challenge hosted a Fashion Show on Wednesday, March 8. Clerkhill School pupils strutted their stuff on the catwalk last week:
"13.03.2017 15:20:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Same old same old for Toon's poor run of results It was a case of same-old same-old for Peterhead as they narrowly lost an evenly contested game to keep them precariously close to the Division One trapdoor. Peterhead failed to deliver at the weekend.
"13.03.2017 15:00:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Pupils learn about event Instructors from the Ellon and Peterhead branches of Yee's Hung Ga visited Anna Ritchie School earlier this year. Visitors told the pupils about Chinese New Year:
"13.03.2017 14:06:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Actor praises pupil's painting A Peterhead Academy pupil was delighted to receive handwritten praise from actor Sir Ian McKellen after a photo of his painting was posted online. Fantastic feedback for Peterhead Academy pupil Steven:
"13.03.2017 11:57:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Views sought on Aden Country Park Restoration Project Views are being sought on the Aden Country Park Restoration & Redevelopment project at the Seedy Sunday event this Sunday. Heading to Seedy Sunday this weekend? Why not give your views on the Aden Country Park Restoration Project while you're there:
"12.03.2017 10:52:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Are you guilty of these shameful driving habits? We're forever hearing statistics about driving habits compiled from telephone surveys or online polls - but the thing about surveys is they Come on then... who's going to own up to doing any of these?
"12.03.2017 09:03:53" Timeline Photos And here we were worrying we were just lazy...
"11.03.2017 18:37:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Fraudsters using hold music to convince unsuspecting banking customers Action Fraud - the UK's national reporting centre for cybercrime - has warned of a new tool in the arsenal of online fraudsters. The scammers have come up with yet another way to try and fool us.
"11.03.2017 17:47:16" Timeline Photos If you could ask the health minister one question, what would it be? We've got an exclusive interview with Shona Robison MSP and we need your questions. But you only have until 12 tomorrow to get them to us! Just email email@example.com
"11.03.2017 17:33:13" buchanobserver.co.uk 5 beautiful Scottish beaches you may not have heard of Scots may be more than able to withstand Arctic weather, but there's no denying the pull of fairer climates as the cold winter season rages on. You can't beat a day out at the beach. Have you ever visited any of these Scottish gems?
"11.03.2017 09:06:42" Timeline Photos It's the weekend... finally! Hope you all have a great day.
"10.03.2017 19:28:51" buchanobserver.co.uk 42 drivers caught in first week of new mobile phone penalties Police Scotland has expressed disappointment at the number of drivers continuing to use mobile phones and other devices at the wheel – despite the recent introduction of heavier penalties. The drivers caught face a £200 fine and six points on their licence - is it enough?
"10.03.2017 17:00:47" buchanobserver.co.uk Pupils get creative at RGU Pupils who are underrepresented in art, design and architecture have been given the opportunity to participate in the 5th year of the Access to Creative Education in Scotland (ACES) programme which is delivered locally by Robert Gordon University. Great opportunity for Peterhead and Mintlaw pupils:
"10.03.2017 13:05:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Mobile banking units not 'cost effective' Clydesdale Bank has said it will not consider a new mobile service for residents in Mintlaw as it would not be 'cost effective'. Bad news for Mintlaw Clydesdale Bank customers:
"10.03.2017 12:23:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Call to encourage uptake of benefits A new campaign to raise awareness of how people can claim the benefits they are entitled to, has been launched by the Scottish Government this week. The government wants to make everyone aware of all the benefits available, including Carers Allowance and the Funeral Expenses Payment.
"10.03.2017 12:00:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Firm adds floor coating service to portfolio A family-run Peterhead protective coatings company is building its portfolio of services with the introduction of an innovative resin floor protective coating. Good news for Davidsons Blast Services:
"10.03.2017 11:02:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Pupils to get cracking with maths Peterhead and Mintlaw Academy pupils will put their code-cracking skills to the test this weekend at the final of TechFest's Maths Masterclass series. Good luck to those taking part in Techfest this weekend:
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"09.03.2017 19:11:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Five reasons why diesel is dead Diesel is dead.
Despite being touted for many years by the UK Government as the solution to the pollution crisis, growing concerns have placed Not such great news for those with diesel-run vehicles...
"09.03.2017 18:41:17" buchanobserver.co.uk New figures for births, deaths and other life events in Scotland Provisional figures for births, deaths, adoptions, marriages and civil partnerships registered during 2016 are published today by the National Records of Scotland. Last year saw the lowest recorded number of births in Scotland since 2005 - and the second highest rate of deaths since 2003.
"09.03.2017 17:19:11" buchanobserver.co.uk MP to discuss impact of women against violence bill SNP MP for Banff and Buchan Dr Eilidh Whiteford will return to the North East later this week to talk about her work at Westminster to pass a bill working to protect women against violence. The MP will give a talk at an event at St Mary's Church Hall in Inverurie tomorrow:
"09.03.2017 16:55:14" buchanobserver.co.uk A dog is not just for 'likes' The UK is well documented as a nation of animal lovers, so it should come as no surprise that we have just as avid an interest in our furry friends on social media as we do in the real world. Hard to believe, but new research shows some people are picking their pets based on the number of likes they'll get on social media:
"09.03.2017 15:18:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Cultural groups across Aberdeenshire urged to apply for funding Cultural organisations across Aberdeenshire are being urged to get their funding applications in now for the next financial year to secure business/arts partnership funding. Cultural organisations across Aberdeenshire are being urged to get their funding applications in now for the next financial year to secure business/arts partnership funding.
"08.03.2017 19:11:30" buchanobserver.co.uk 488 youth football coaches suspended over disclosure checks Hundreds of Scottish youth football coaches and officials have been suspended for failing to complete comprehensive background checks. The individuals are now suspended until they complete the checks.
"08.03.2017 17:17:09" buchanobserver.co.uk IWD: 10 major issues still facing women in 2017 It's International Women's Day so here are just 10 of the biggest issues still facing women, and girls, in today's world. It's International Women's Day - and despite how far the world has come in terms of equality, there's still lots more to do...
"08.03.2017 17:00:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Politicians back life-saving campaign MP for Banff & Buchan, Eilidh Whiteford, and NE MSP Ross Thomson have shown their support for the Scottish Ambulance Service (SAS) Registration to Resuscitation campaign. Public places with defibrillators are being urged to register their devices on the Scottish Ambulance Service's website:
"08.03.2017 15:25:54" buchanobserver.co.uk MP backs campaign by women against rise in pension age North East women affected by the rise in pension age have visited parliament to put pressure on the government to look again at the changes. The women met at Westminster today:
"08.03.2017 12:22:37" jplocalbusiness.co.uk Five Ways To Improve A Mobile User's Experience With Your Local Business | Johnston Press Local Business Ensure thinking mobile-first is a key part of your marketing plan to avoid losing sales because your information is too hard to find. Check out our new site to find out the best ways your local business can improve a mobile user's experience http://trib.al/iEoUmBS Johnston Press Local Business #WednesdayWisdom
"08.03.2017 12:00:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Sector supports Apprentices Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin visited Macduff Shellfish to hear about how workers have been supported by the company through Modern Apprenticeships. The local MSP visited Mintlaw to hear about Modern Apprenticeships:
"08.03.2017 11:00:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Charges for station revealed New figures have revealed that Peterhead Power Station pays some of the highest charges for generators in the UK. A staggering difference:
"08.03.2017 10:35:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Academy pupils look to the future Peterhead Academy held its annual Careers Fair on Tuesday, February 28. Pupils received help and advice for their next steps:
"07.03.2017 19:16:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Warning over parking fine scam Drivers are being warned of a potential scam which involves the issuing of fake parking fine letters. The new scam tells people they have been caught parking illegally and demands they pay a fine. Spread the word about this one folks.
"07.03.2017 18:12:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Work begins on new Peterhead pub Work is under way on a new pub/restaurant in Peterhead - with the potential for more than 40 new jobs. Great news for Peterhead as work begins on the new Marstons development - with new jobs to come as well.
"07.03.2017 17:22:29" buchanobserver.co.uk We ask the questions that matter to you ... The woman in charge of the NHS in Scotland is to be put on the spot about the state of the service by our readers. We've got an exclusive interview with the health minister and we need YOUR questions. What is your biggest concern regarding health care in Scotland? Get your question to us by this Sunday.
"07.03.2017 17:01:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Camera equipment donation to Scottish SPCA The Scottish SPCA's centre in Aberdeen received a generous donation of a CCTV camera kit for their horse stables. Great news for the Scottish SPCA:
"07.03.2017 14:01:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Duo raise cash for baby facilities Two local ladies have been fundraising to place baby changing facilities in the Buchan area. A fantastic idea!:
"07.03.2017 12:00:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Toon mum's mission for CuddleCot A Peterhead mum hopes to raise £1,600 to bring a CuddleCot to the town in memory of her late son. A local mum is hoping to raise enough money to bring a CuddleCot to Robert Mackie Funeral Directors in time to mark her late son's first birthday:
"07.03.2017 11:00:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Burnhaven School hosts entertaining Scots Night Pupils at Burnhaven Primary School held a Scots Show at the Zion Tabernacle last month. Sounds like this was a great night!:
"07.03.2017 10:25:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Work begins on new Peterhead pub Work is under way on a new pub/restaurant in Peterhead - with the potential for more than 40 new jobs. Up to 45 jobs are set to be created:
"06.03.2017 17:01:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Information evening to be held for aspiring Secondary teachers An information evening will take place this week for anyone interested in becoming a secondary school teacher in Aberdeenshire. Fancy becoming a teacher? If so, this information evening could help:
"06.03.2017 16:24:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Police dog dies after A90 crash A police dog has sadly died following the serious road crash on the A90 near Longhaven last Tuesday. Sad news:
"06.03.2017 13:16:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Season finale for Peterhead Cyclocross star From Yorkshie to Dingwall and the Isle of Mull, it's been a busy seven months for 14year old Peterhead Academy pupil Callum Cooper, who has been competing in Cyclocross races as a first year under 16 rider. Season finale for Peterhead Cyclocross star
"06.03.2017 12:54:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead Athletics Club Juniors & Seniors in action On Sunday February 21 seniors from Peterhead Athletics Club took part in the Kinloss to Lossiemouth half marathon. Peterhead Athletics Club Juniors & Seniors in action
"06.03.2017 12:34:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Lifeboat called out to rescue youths The Peterhead lifeboat was called out at the weekend after receiving reports that two youths were in trouble off Buchanhaven pier. The lifeboat was called out yesterday evening:
"06.03.2017 12:32:34" buchanobserver.co.uk It's “dog eat dog” says Jim Peterhead manager Jim McInally believes it's now time for full focus on a “dog eat dog” relegation battle in Ladbrokes Scottish League One. Peterhead boss Jim McInally says his side's focus must solely be on avoiding relegation this season
"06.03.2017 12:32:25" buchanobserver.co.uk McAllister shown red as Blue Toon beaten by Stenny Peterhead slumped to a disappointing 3-1 defeat at League One's bottom club Stenhousemuir at Ochilview Park on Saturday. MATCH REPORT: Stenhousemuir 3-1 Peterhead
"06.03.2017 10:31:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Band to put on a 'Steptacular' show at AECC Hold on to your 'boot scootin' baby', Steps are back with a huge UK arena tour, plus a brand-new single and album, all to mark their twentieth anniversary. Good news for Steps Official fans:
"05.03.2017 12:00:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Business seminar to be held at Palace Hotel A free Employment Law and health & safety training event will be held in Peterhead on Monday, March 6. The event will be held tomorrow:
"05.03.2017 09:05:56" Timeline Photos We know what our plans are for today... how about you?
"04.03.2017 19:09:49" Timeline Photos We sure do know how to have a wild Saturday night - in front of the telly!
"04.03.2017 12:01:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Car insurance costs set to soar after 'crazy' compensation rule change Motorists are set to be hit by rises of up to £1,000 in their car insurance premiums after the Government announced changes to the way compensation Not great news for motorists as insurance costs look set to sore. Could the rise impact on your ability to run a car?
"03.03.2017 18:01:48" buchanobserver.co.uk College lecturers across Scotland have voted for industrial action College lecturers across Scotland have voted overwhelmingly for industrial action in a dispute over the non-delivery of a pay agreement that was reached almost exactly one year ago. 97 per cent of the lecturers who took part in the ballot are backing industrial action.
"03.03.2017 14:31:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Birthday donation for Buchan Renal Unit Susan Duthie kindly donated £400 to the Buchan Renal Unit in lieu of presents for her 50th birthday. A wonderful gesture:
"03.03.2017 13:34:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Pharmacy staff set for skydive Five members of staff from Buchanhaven Pharmacy are preparing to take on a fundraising skydive later this year. Good luck to the staff at Buchanhaven Pharmacy!:
"03.03.2017 12:24:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead Sea Cadets appeal for volunteers Peterhead Sea Cadets are looking for new adult volunteers to get involved and make a positive difference to the lives of young people. Can you help?:
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"02.03.2017 19:11:43" buchanobserver.co.uk 10 great books that made great films Bibliophiles rejoice - following the Oscars at the weekend, today (Thursday) is World Book Day. Here's our list - but can you name any more? #worldbookday2017
"02.03.2017 17:37:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Additional £16.2m allocated to Grampian's health services An additional £16.2 million will be allocated to NHS Grampian in the coming financial year, Health Secretary Shona Robison has announced. Great news, which includes £9.4 million for investment in social care.
"02.03.2017 15:55:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Toon author backs novel fundraiser Peterhead teen author Estelle Maskame is offering readers the chance to have a character named after them in her next book to raise money for children with cancer. Calling all Estelle Maskame fans:
"02.03.2017 15:36:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Third of North-east families suffering from fuel poverty The Scottish Government has admitted its failure to meet fuel poverty targets set for the end of 2016 as figures show that around a third on households still struggle to pay their heating bills, according to a North-east MSP. Really shocking figures about fuel poverty. MSP Mike Rumbles has his say.
"02.03.2017 11:40:52" buchanobserver.co.uk 30 brilliant books you can read in a day It's the 20th annual World Book Day today (Thursday) - and what better way to celebrate than curling up with a good book? It's World Book Day (UK & Ireland) today, so we've come up with a list of some literary greats for you to enjoy (if you can spare a few hours!)
"02.03.2017 10:51:53" buchanobserver.co.uk 'Supercats' can help protect the Scottish wildcat Cat owners across Scotland are being asked to help protect a highly endangered native species, the Scottish wildcat. Calling all cat owners - an organisation needs your help to ensure the future of the Scottish wildcat.
"01.03.2017 19:36:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Survey reveals support for a 'soft' opt-out organ donation system Two thirds of people support a 'soft' opt-out organ donation system, a new survey has revealed. Since soft opt-out was adopted in Wales, 160 organs have been transplanted, almost a quarter of which were down to the new system. Do you support a soft opt-out system?
"01.03.2017 18:55:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Warning that parents could be caught out by new car seat rules Parents could fall foul of new car seat regulations coming into force in the UK because of confusion surrounds what the law actually is. New car seat regulations came into force today - but are you one of the 50 per cent of parents who are confused by the new rules?
"01.03.2017 17:31:01" buchanobserver.co.uk Popular Scottish soft drink IRN-BRU set to have less sugar Soft drinks manufacturer A.G. Barr has announced that over 90 per cent of its own soft drinks portfolio will be lower or no sugar by autumn 2017, including its best known and most iconic brand, IRN-BRU. AG Barr is changing the recipe so the original Irn Bru has less sugar... will you still drink it?
"01.03.2017 16:08:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Third of North-east families suffering from fuel poverty The Scottish Government has admitted its failure to meet fuel poverty targets set for the end of 2016 as figures show that around a third on households still struggle to pay their heating bills, according to a North-east MSP. Shocking figures:
"01.03.2017 13:15:50" buchanobserver.co.uk New penalties for drivers using mobile phones come into force New penalties for drivers using mobile phones at the wheel come into force today.
From today the penalties have been doubled, meaning anyone Young drivers, who have less than two years driving experience, could lose their licence if they're caught under the new rules which come into force today.
"01.03.2017 10:04:09" buchanobserver.co.uk Officer in critical condition following two vehicle crash A police officer is in critical condition while another man is stable following a serious collision that happened last night near Peterhead. Anyone with information is asked to call 101:
"01.03.2017 09:22:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Man charged after Boddam robbery A 33-year-old man has been charged in connection with an alleged Robbery at the Londis store near Claymore Crescent, Boddam, yesterday (Tuesday February 28). An update on the Boddam robbery:
"28.02.2017 20:39:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Public consulted on future of Police Scotland People across Scotland are being invited to contribute their views on the futre direction of the police force. Would you like a say on policing in Scotland? A new public consultation has been launched. Click through for the link to get involved.
"28.02.2017 19:48:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Brits tell 20 fibs a week about their 'healthy' living habits! The majority of Brits (61 percent) are in complete denial about their health, according to new research. Ever told someone you go to the gym - and you don't - or said you've given up smoking - when you haven't? Looks like you're not the only one...
"28.02.2017 17:30:51" buchanobserver.co.uk It's all systems go for power superhighway Plans for an electricity superhighway between Scotland and Norway got the backing of the European Union last week, with an agreement to part fund the development phase of the 400-mile interconnector. Great news for the NorthConnect project:
"28.02.2017 17:15:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Top that – Scots are the most adventurous on Pancake Day On this Shrove Tuesday, Brits aren't expected to be particularly adventurous when it comes to pancakes with nearly half (43 per cent) opting for the classic lemon and sugar topping ... Apparently us Scots are much more likely to go for chocolate spread or maple syrup than the classic sugar and lemon. What will you be having on yours?
"28.02.2017 16:43:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Appeal for information following robbery Police Scotland is currently in attendance at the Londis store near Claymore Crescent, Boddam, following reports of a robbery at around 2.30pm this afternoon. Anyone with information is asked to contact Police Scotland:
"28.02.2017 15:45:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Police warning about the dangers of illegal pesticides Officers from Police Scotland are to visit farms and agricultural suppliers across the country to warn of the dangers which illegal and counterfeit pesticides pose to the integrity of the food chain, and to peoples' health. The two-week campaign is part of a European-wide initiative against the trade, often run by serious and organised criminal gangs.
"28.02.2017 15:01:48" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP welcomes £16.2million funding boost for NHS Grampian Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin has welcomed plans to invest more than £16million in the coming financial year for NHS Grampian. NHS Grampian funding welcomed by MSP:
"28.02.2017 14:28:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Feedback on proposed bus changes sought Bus passengers across Aberdeenshire are being asked to for their opinions on proposed changes to bus timetables across the area. There's just 10 days left for you to have your say on proposed bus timetable changes.
"28.02.2017 11:41:31" buchanobserver.co.uk From Bond to Bullitt - how much are those iconic movie cars worth today? Taking a look at the million-pound cars of the silver screen
Forget Dustin Hoffman, Steve McQueen and Daniel Craig, in some movies the car Some iconic vehicles here. What's your favourite car from the movies?
"28.02.2017 11:00:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Aberdeenshire woman on high-profile mission A young Aberdeenshire woman is launching a campaign to raise awareness of a rare neuromuscular disease. Can you or someone you know help Jenna with her mission?:
"28.02.2017 10:20:25" deesidepiper.co.uk 'Tartan Touch' Rugby is coming to Deeside this May Scottish Rugby's new Fun, Simple and Social version of non-contact rugby will make it's debut in a few months time in Banchory. Scottish Rugby's new Fun, Simple and Social version of non-contact rugby will make it's debut in a few months time in Banchory
"28.02.2017 10:12:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Election candidate hears hopes for sport A local Sanshou champion met with the Conservative candidate for Peterhead South and Cruden to discuss his hopes for an indoor sports facility in the Blue Toon. The pair discussed plans for an indoor sports facility in Peterhead - do you think the town would benefit from this sort of facility?:
"27.02.2017 21:01:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Tourist scams are costing holidaymakers hundreds New research has revealed the most widely known tourist scams and the shocking monetary value of 'holiday mishaps' Have you ever fallen victim to these holiday charges you weren't expecting?
"27.02.2017 18:58:05" buchanobserver.co.uk 12 ways to have pancakes this Shrove Tuesday Get the lemons, sugar and chocolate sauce in - because pancake day is almost here! It's Pancake Day tomorrow (in case you didn't know!). What will you be having with yours? Read our list for some inspiration, or tell us about your own pancake creations!
"27.02.2017 17:32:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Families wanted for new smoke alarm study Researchers are seeking hundreds of families across Scotland to help them trial a new smoke alarm sound aimed specifically at waking children. You might have seen on the national news that new evidence shows children might not always wake up when a smoke alarm goes off. Now researchers are looking for families with kids under the age of 16 to test a brand new alarm system.
"27.02.2017 17:01:25" buchanobserver.co.uk Anger over dog mess in Toon The continuing problem of dog mess on town and village streets has been raised yet again by one angry resident. Do you think dog mess is a problem in Peterhead?:
"27.02.2017 16:00:21" buchanobserver.co.uk New vehicle tax rates to be introduced DVLA is reminding motorists that there is just over one month to go until new vehicle tax rates come into force for all cars and some motor homes that are first registered from April 1, 2017. Anyone looking to buy a new car should take note of this:
"27.02.2017 15:30:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Flood alert issued for Aberdeenshire A flood alert has been issued this afternoon for Aberdeen city and Shire. Be aware:
"27.02.2017 15:01:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Group take their message to Holyrood A group of care experienced young people from Aberdeenshire met the First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, at the Scottish Parliament last week. The group met with the First Minister:
"27.02.2017 14:32:55" buchanobserver.co.uk Toon shoppers raise over £25k for charity The Morrisons 'Raise a Smile' partnership with healthcare charity Sue Ryder has come to an end and over £25,000 was raised at the Peterhead store. Morrisons customers in Peterhead have been thanked for their generosity:
"27.02.2017 13:09:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Toon can't ground flying Fifers but still earn a point It wasn't the prettiest 90 minutes the 495 fans at Balmoor will have seen but it ended with a point for Peterhead against an in-form East Fife who made it 10 game unbeaten in a row. MATCH REPORT: Peterhead 1-1 East Fife
"27.02.2017 11:17:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Majority for landmark law A landmark law to tackle violence against women passed its Third Reading in the House of Commons on Friday with an overwhelming majority of 138 in favour to just 1 against. Fantastic news:
"26.02.2017 20:06:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Curtis channels Ol' Blue Eyes The timeless cool of Frank Sinatra met the robust swing of the Count Basie Orchestra on the classic album, 'Sinatra at the Sands' and it has remained a beloved classic ever since, the perfect marriage of old-school pop and big band jazz. Curtis will play in Aberdeen next month. Read what he has to say about the tour here:
"26.02.2017 15:26:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Appeal for volunteers in Peterhead CLAN Cancer Support is on the look-out for volunteers who can help make a lasting difference to the lives of individuals. Do you think you might be able to lend a helping hand?
"26.02.2017 13:38:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms. The best way to avoid catching it is to wash your hands regularly.
"26.02.2017 12:29:29" buchanobserver.co.uk One in six fear they will need money from their kids in retirement Forget the Bank of Mum and Dad – nearly one in six parents worry they will have to turn to their children for financial support in retirement, research from MetLife shows. The future is bright... but not for everyone apparently.
"26.02.2017 11:28:44" buchanobserver.co.uk “What am I thinking right now?” - and 19 more of the hardest interview questions Mind reading, psychology and social justice - just three subjects you might not expect to crop up in an interview for a job in accountancy or computing. So, what's the hardest or strangest interview question you've ever been asked?
"26.02.2017 09:05:04" Timeline Photos Anyone else relate to this guy today...?
"25.02.2017 20:25:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Top illnesses of British travellers revealed An online flight comparison company has discovered the top illnesses and injuries that British travellers have encountered on their holidays where they've had to seek medical assistance. We all know how miserable it can be getting I'll on holiday...
"25.02.2017 19:27:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Focus on Green Spaces with expedition With the better weather and brighter nights heading our way, a local community group is hosting a photography expedition to capture the town's environmental beauty. ICYMI: Great opportunity for Buchan's budding photographers:
"25.02.2017 19:05:29" buchanobserver.co.uk Baz: Come and see our ugly mugs! The Stranglers' story, which began way back in the early 1970s, is both long and complex. And it's one that is still being written. The band play the Aberdeen Beach Ballroom next month. Fancy it?
"25.02.2017 14:38:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Revealed: Britain's worst drivers (and it's not who you'd think) Jaguar owners overtake BMW drivers to become UK's biggest rule-breakers
A new survey has suggested that Jaguar drivers are the worst in Britain, Well, we've all got our own views on which drivers are the worst...
"25.02.2017 11:19:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Shifting the focus from illness to person “It's a very lonely time; it's terrifying. You actually think your life is over. That's how I genuinely felt – life was done, he was dead, it was over.” Feature: When someone in your family is diagnosed with Alzheimers or dementia, you can feel totally helpless. But help is out there...
"25.02.2017 09:40:23" Timeline Photos Whatever you're up to, have a great day!
"24.02.2017 18:13:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Scots warned to hang up on new phone scam People in Scotland are being warned of a new telephone scam which is currently sweeping the United States and is set to hit the UK. If you get a call asking 'Can you hear me', you definitely don't want to say 'Yes'...
"24.02.2017 14:31:37" jplocalbusiness.co.uk The Perfect Double Act: Offline and Online Marketing Work Best Together | Johnston Press Local Business Linking offline and online marketing gives you the opportunity to reach more people; learn why combining these is important and the best ways to do so. Find out why it's important to link up your online and offline marketing and the best ways to do it on our #LocalBusiness site Johnston Press Local Business
"24.02.2017 12:13:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Firm gold sponsor for Boat Festival ACE Winches is pleased to announce its support for the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival held annually in Portsoy. Good news from ACE Winches:
"24.02.2017 11:29:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Festive cheer in Moldova Stella's Voice is thanking all those who donated to its Christmas appeal. Charity thanks public for donations:
"23.02.2017 14:05:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Creative Mintlaw pupils praised at Art Exhibition Talented Mintlaw Academy pupils had their artwork on display at a recent Art Exhibition. SLIDESHOW - Over 100 people attended the event:
"23.02.2017 13:30:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Another win for Malcolm Peterhead Camera Club members gathered to hear the results of their latest internal competition, 'Night Photography' recently. Fantastic pictures!:
"23.02.2017 12:56:09" buchanobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to beloved Bunty The North-east lost one of its most ardent supporters of its culture and heritage on January 20 with the death of Cecilia Penny, better known by the affectionate name of “Bunty”. Our thoughts are with Bunty's family:
"22.02.2017 19:47:38" buchanobserver.co.uk New BBC Scotland channel a “shift in the right direction” Scotland's new BBC television channel is a welcome step in the right direction, but must be properly resourced, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said today. The BBC is launching a new channel for Scotland, with an hour-long nightly news programme. Will you be watching?
"22.02.2017 16:28:22" buchanobserver.co.uk BEAR Scotland plans ahead of expected snow fall In light of The Met Office issuing yellow and amber warnings for snow across much of Scotland tomorrow (Thursday), BEAR Scotland's winter maintenance teams in the North East and North West will complete pre-winter treatments in advance of the expected The firm is getting gritters ready:
"22.02.2017 16:16:06" Timeline Photos Check out our new site and find out the key things you should be measuring in your email marketing #LocalBusiness Johnston Press Local Business http://trib.al/QuyUBd2
"22.02.2017 16:00:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Vote in the Artventurous competition Artventure – the new community culture and arts group for Peterhead – has celebrated its recent launch with a tremendous response to its photography competition. Cast your vote now!:
"22.02.2017 15:01:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Focus on Green Spaces with expedition With the better weather and brighter nights heading our way, a local community group is hosting a photography expedition to capture the town's environmental beauty. Great opportunity for Buchan's budding photographers:
"22.02.2017 14:28:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Actress backs MP's Private Member's Bill Actress Emma Watson has written to all MPs urging them to attend the final stages of Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP's Private Member's Bill, more commonly known as the Istanbul Convention Bill. Harry Potter actress supports the Istanbul Convention Bill:
"22.02.2017 11:01:55" buchanobserver.co.uk Man charged following drugs recovery A 53-year-old man has been charged following the recovery of diamorphine and The man is due in court today:
"21.02.2017 19:22:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Shigellosis: Everything you need to know about this highly infectious bug This highly-infectious vomiting bug is sweeping schools across the UK, leading to a warning to parents to know the symptoms. This bug is highly contagious and most common in kids.
"21.02.2017 18:02:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Youngsters prove there's plenty of talent in Blue Toon On Monday, February 6, an audience of more than 230 people enjoyed a fabulous evening of entertainment by the amazingly talented pupils of Clerkhill School. Pupils from across all stages in school wowed the audience with their performance skills. Well done to everyone that took part!:
"21.02.2017 17:01:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Appeal for volunteers in Peterhead CLAN Cancer Support is on the look-out for volunteers who can help make a lasting difference to the lives of individuals. Can you help CLAN Cancer Support?:
"21.02.2017 16:00:31" buchanobserver.co.uk You could officially open Peterhead Travelodge To celebrate the imminent opening of Peterhead Travelodge, the UK's first budget hotel chain has teamed up with The Buchanie to offer one reader the opportunity of a lifetime - to officially open Peterhead Travelodge. We have teamed up with Travelodge to offer one lucky reader the chance to officially open the new Peterhead hotel! Click the link below for details:
"21.02.2017 15:44:40" buchanobserver.co.uk New PPA Board members The Convenor, Gavin Thain and Chief Executive Ian Laidlaw welcomed two new PPA Board members at the Boards first meeting of the year on Wednesday, February 15. New members for the PPA Board:
"21.02.2017 14:31:22" buchanobserver.co.uk The £16.1bn Great British childcare crutch Nine million (65%) UK grandparents provide childcare for their grandchildren, propping up pressurised UK families, according to new research from insurer Ageas. The 'grandparent army' saves parents £16.1bn each year in formal childcare costs, around £1,786 per family. Do you get help from grandparents? Tag them here to show you're grateful for the help!
"20.02.2017 13:29:18" buchanobserver.co.uk SNP announce Peterhead candidates The Peterhead SNP branch has confirmed its preferred candidates for the upcoming local council elections in May.
"20.02.2017 12:00:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Calling young writers: pen a hero animal story and win! To celebrate World Book Day's 20th anniversary (March 2) vet charity PDSA has teamed up with award-winning children's writer Hilary Robinson to launch its annual writing competition. Fantastic competition for Buchan's budding authors:
"20.02.2017 11:20:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Lifeboat called out to “body” The Peterhead Lifeboat was launched at the weekend to recover a possible human body. Peterhead lifeboat called out to "body" off Peterhead coast:
"19.02.2017 18:49:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Revealed: The car brands costing drivers thousands in repair bills every year Preconceptions about brands are hard to shift from the public consciousness - and nowhere is that more prevalent than the car market.
'German Is your car on the list?
"19.02.2017 16:09:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Scottish homeowners optimistic about house prices Research from Co-op Insurance has revealed that 91% of homeowners think their house value has increased since they bought it - by an average of £27,542. Have you recently sold your house or are you thinking of putting it on the market? Might be worth a read...
"19.02.2017 13:00:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Call for adults in Scotland to get active in their local area A major charity initiative is urging families across Scotland to get active in their area to help protect their wellbeing. Did you know that it's recommended that adults in Scotland get 150 minutes of moderate exercise a week? How much do you think you get?:
"19.02.2017 11:00:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Nearly half of Scottish households unprotected from carbon monoxide Over 47 percent of people in Scotland are exposed to the dangers of carbon monoxide poisoning at home due to the lack of an alarm, despite Scottish households being amongst the most likely in the UK to have a carbon monoxide alarm. Nearly half of us Scots don't have a carbon monoxide alarm fitted, do you have one?:
"19.02.2017 09:08:52" Timeline Photos One of the best things about a Sunday, right? Have a great day everyone.
"18.02.2017 15:56:02" buchanobserver.co.uk The Nokia 3310 is being relaunched - so here are 6 more classic phones we want back Everyone's favourite noughties mobile phone, the Nokia 3310, is expected to make a comeback this year with manufacturer, HMD set to launch the Nokia 3320. Ever find yourself wishing we could go back to when phones just had phone, text, and snake?
"18.02.2017 13:36:03" Timeline Photos Get money off vouchers for The Scotsman everyday for a week. Claim yours today: http://trib.al/NVN6Sey
"18.02.2017 13:00:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Dogs to be helped by coats of many colours Dozens of homeless dogs in Scottish rescue centres are being discriminated against because of the colour of their fur. Dark-furred dogs are getting brightly coloured coats to make them more attractive to potential adopters:
"18.02.2017 11:00:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Scots urged to 'Walk the Walk' Too difficult, too boring and too time consuming, just some of the excuses we're making to avoid walking for fitness. We're all being encouraged to 'Walk the Walk', getting fitter and raising cash at the same time. Are you up for the challenge?
"18.02.2017 09:08:26" Timeline Photos We made it, it's the weekend, enjoy everyone!
"17.02.2017 21:15:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Prosecco prayers answered with launch of new wine 'Progrigio' Prosecco lovers have no reason to panic over a predicted price hike. Fans of Prosecco rejoice!
"17.02.2017 18:38:01" Timeline Photos Find out why it's important to link up your online and offline marketing and the best ways to do it on our #LocalBusiness site Johnston Press Local Business http://trib.al/JArhMva
"17.02.2017 16:11:47" buchanobserver.co.uk Tributes to respected former councillor Heartfelt tributes have been paid to former Peterhead SNP councillor Agnes Strachan, who died peacefully at home on February 6 after a short illness. Our thoughts are with Agnes' family:
"17.02.2017 16:05:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Moves to tackle Aberdeenshire's teacher recruitment problem A recruitment drive to address the shortfall of teachers in Aberdeenshire is continuing, the area's councillors have heard.
"17.02.2017 09:53:46" buchanobserver.co.uk Man charged following break-ins and thefts in Peterhead A 29-year-old local man is due to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today (Friday) in connection with a number of alleged break-ins and thefts in the Peterhead area. The man is expected to appear in court today:
"16.02.2017 19:09:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Video: Distillery cat was just 'feline' like a holiday! The well-loved cat of one of Scotland's most popular distilleries had everyone worried when he failed to turn up for work recently. Watch: Turret the mouse-catching distillery cat didn't turn up for work recently... instead he headed to a luxury spa for a wee pamper session! Staff captured some footage of his fun day off...
"16.02.2017 17:25:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Vitamin D supplements key to combating common cold A daily dose of sunshine via Vitamin D pills keeps coughs and colds at bay, according to new research. You might have heard or seen this on the TV and radio this morning... do you take vitamin D? Do you think it makes a difference?
"16.02.2017 17:00:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Martin to headline Taste of Grampian Celebrity chef James Martin will headline this summer Taste of Grampian 2017 launched today and its special guest has been revealed:
"16.02.2017 16:31:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Charity looking for beauty volunteers Look Good Feel Better (LGFB) is urgently looking for beauty trained volunteers to help run sessions in Peterhead. Can you or anyone you know lend a hand?:
"16.02.2017 16:02:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Raffle win just the ticket for Toon family A Peterhead family has won a new Mini in a popular annual fundraiser which supports a leading cancer charity. Congratulations to the Green family!:
"16.02.2017 13:21:54" buchanobserver.co.uk 200 job applications for Peterhead Travelodge Travelodge received 200 job applications for the 15 positions at the new Peterhead hotel. Just 15 jobs were advertised:
"15.02.2017 17:30:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Business Brunch for pupils Pupils from Peterhead and Mintlaw academies recently had the opportunity to engage with local businesses at a recent Business Brunch in Aberdeen. Pupils from Peterhead and Mintlaw academies attended a Business Brunch in Aberdeen recently:
"15.02.2017 16:53:08" buchanobserver.co.uk Firm converts Subsea Expo leads to RNLI donation A Peterhead-based company has capitalised on the footfall at Europe's largest subsea exhibition to raise funds for the RNLI.
"15.02.2017 13:08:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Survivors and teams invited to join Peterhead Relay for Life Organisers of the Peterhead Relay for Life are inviting survivors and teams to sign up for the popular annual fundraising event. Ever fancied taking part in the Peterhead Relay for Life? Get a team together and sign up today:
"14.02.2017 17:00:30" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP gets down to business in Peterhead Brexit and business rates were on the agenda as a North East MSP visited industry leaders in Peterhead recently. The MSP was in Peterhead on Friday to discuss Brexit and business rates:
"14.02.2017 16:01:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Mintlaw girls play well at Scottish U15 trials Two aspiring young footballers from Mintlaw Academy were recently chosen to represent the North of Scotland in the Regional U15 Scottish trials. Great achievement for Molly and Georgia:
"14.02.2017 15:00:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Ladies rugby could be revived in Peterhead A meeting is being held in Peterhead this week with a view to starting a ladies rugby team in the Blue Toon. Head along to the meeting tomorrow evening if you are interested, click on the article for more details:
"14.02.2017 14:37:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Nicki's photo booth makes awards finals A Peterhead woman's business has been shortlisted in the finals of The Scottish Wedding Awards 2017. Good luck to Nicki and Scott:
"14.02.2017 12:00:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Firm celebrates success with office move A local IT support provider is marking a highly successful third year in business with a move to new premises in response to the increasing demand for its services. Fantastic to see a local business doing so well:
"14.02.2017 11:35:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Council agrees its budget for year ahead Aberdeenshire Council has agreed its budget for 2017/18 which will see support for local services worth £546 million. Aberdeenshire Council has announced its budget for 2017/18 - do you think they have made the right decisions?:
"14.02.2017 10:13:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Man reported missing from Fraserburgh Police are anxious to trace a Fraserburgh man who has been reported missing. Contact Police Scotland if you have any information:
"14.02.2017 08:34:45" Timeline Photos Happy Valentine's Day to all of you! Will you be celebrating? Or is it just another day? Tell us what you're up to...
"13.02.2017 19:25:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Quiz: How much do you know about Valentine's Day? Valentine's Day is just a day away, but how much do you know about the heart-shaped holiday? When was the day made official, and just how many people get gifts for their pets... test your knowledge and let us know how you do!
"13.02.2017 15:39:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Salmond and Whiteford to attend Peterhead event SNP Peterhead will host an Aberdeenshire Council manifesto evening at the Albert Hotel in Peterhead this Thursday (February 16). Thursday's event will mark the 30th anniversary of the 1987 SNP election win:
"13.02.2017 13:42:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Child car seat regulations - everything you need to know about this year's changes The new rules around child car seats are causing widespread confusion among parents and carers - despite the fact that the bit that most people Do you use a booster seat for your child? The rules are changing - find out everything you need to do here:
"13.02.2017 11:24:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Time to 'stand up and be counted' says McInally A draw which was of little use to either side was the outcome of a game that means Peterhead are nervously looking down rather than up in Division One. Boss wants to see more from his players after 1-1 draw with Albion.
"13.02.2017 10:54:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Attempt the Great Escape Prison Break Heroic participants are being asked to sign up for The Great Escape Prison Break which will take place at Peterhead Prison Museum in April. Do you think you could escape from Scotland's most notorious jail?:
"12.02.2017 19:27:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Four in ten British workers think they will never be able to retire Four in 10 workers fear they will never be able to retire, according to new research. What do you think of this? Are you one of the four in 10?
"12.02.2017 15:19:44" Timeline Photos This photograph was sent to us by Mary Kirkwood of Eden Drive, Peterhead, and was taken in the late 1940s outside the former power station at the top of Ugie Street (now used by Speedy Hire).The Peterhead Electricity Co became part of Grampian
"12.02.2017 14:40:40" buchanobserver.co.uk It's the SWI but less admin and more Facebook Segway racing, social media and rum tasting – not the activities you would expect from the ladies of the women's institute. It's still the Scottish Women's Institute... but for the 21st century!
"12.02.2017 11:31:08" buchanobserver.co.uk Attempt the Great Escape Prison Break Heroic participants are being asked to sign up for The Great Escape Prison Break which will take place at Peterhead Prison Museum in April. ICYMI: Do you fancy trying to escape from one of Scotland's most notorious jails? Sign up now!
"12.02.2017 09:02:56" Timeline Photos Happy Sunday. Whatever your plans are, have a great one!
"11.02.2017 18:01:09" buchanobserver.co.uk Boost for Scotland's food and drink More Scottish food and drink could be served in schools, hospitals and other public buildings, under plans to boost the economy by making public-sector catering contracts more accessible to businesses in Scotland. Good news for our producers
"11.02.2017 15:58:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Pharmacy staff give backing to stroke charity Staff at a Peterhead pharamacy will be undertaking a year-long fundraising campaign after one of their colleagues suffered a stroke. We had a great reaction to this story during the week. A great cause and we hope to see Ashley back at the pharmacy soon.
"11.02.2017 14:51:01" Timeline Photos Get money off vouchers for The Scotsman everyday for a week. Claim yours today: http://trib.al/qN9TS6C
"11.02.2017 13:01:02" buchanobserver.co.uk 'Teaching Makes People' campaign launched A new teacher recruitment campaign has been launched by Deputy First Minister John Swinney. The Government wants to attract more people studying STEM subjects as well as those already working in the industry. Is this you? Is teaching something you would consider?
"11.02.2017 12:29:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Child Poverty Bill published For the first time in its history, the Scottish Government will be responsible for meeting ambitious targets to reduce and ultimately eradicate child poverty in Scotland. The government is determined to eradicate child poverty, and the new bill is the first of its kind in the UK.
"11.02.2017 08:05:25" Timeline Photos It's the weekend finally! Have a great day everyone.
"10.02.2017 18:38:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Triple celestial event to take place in UK skies tonight Stargazers will be treated to three astronomical events, when a lunar eclipse, Snow moon and New Year comet will all appear on the same night. Let's hope the skies clear a bit so we can catch a glimpse of this!
"10.02.2017 14:52:49" buchanobserver.co.uk BEAR Scotland's 'Sir Andy Flurry', Gritallica' and 'Ready, Spready, GO' gritters get set to tackle wintery conditions! With cold and wintry conditions forecast for the North East, BEAR Scotland are at the ready with their aptly named gritters. With cold and wintry conditions forecast for the North East, BEAR Scotland are at the ready with their aptly named gritters.
"10.02.2017 11:19:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Blue Toon boss wins award Peterhead manager Jim McInally has sang the praises of his striker Rory McAllister and insists the in-form front-man is priceless to the Ladbrokes League One side. 'Priceless' Rory helps McInally win Ladbrokes League 1 Manager of the Month
"10.02.2017 10:26:33" Timeline Photos Read the top tips on our local business site Johnston Press Local Business to discover the best ways to raise awareness of your #LocalBusiness http://trib.al/tPHQOdJ
"09.02.2017 19:45:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Poll: National Pizza Day - what's your favourite topping? Today is National Pizza Day. Let's settle this, seeing as though it's National Pizza Day and all - what's the best topping?
"09.02.2017 16:03:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Ellon bypass works to get underway Essential drainage improvements are scheduled to take place overnight from Monday, February 14, for four nights next week on the A90 at the Ellon Bypass. These works will help to alleviate any localised issues during periods of heavy rain. More roadworks on the A90!
"09.02.2017 14:51:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Calder to stand as Independent Stephen Calder has announced his intention to stand as Independent candidate for the ward of Peterhead South and Cruden at the forthcoming local elections on May 4.
"09.02.2017 13:22:46" Timeline Photos Not long til the weekend now...
"09.02.2017 13:02:32" buchanobserver.co.uk A new role for Jimmy The Scottish Seafood Association (SSA), national representative body for Scottish seafood processors, has appointed Jimmy Buchan as its new Business Manager. Well done Jimmy! What a great ambassador for the industry you are.
"09.02.2017 12:04:08" buchanobserver.co.uk McInally could be on Rovers Radar Peterhead boss Jim McInally is one of several names being linked to the currently vacant Raith Rovers manager role. The bookies are giving him an outside chance, but would he go?
"09.02.2017 11:06:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Shimmer and Sparkle for charity Peterhead Shimmer and Sparkle will hold its 12th ladies lunch next month, raising funds for Spina Bifida and Hydrocephalus Scotland. Get your tickets now for this fantastic fundraising event.
"09.02.2017 11:02:14" buchanobserver.co.uk The world's most famous steam train Flying Scotsman returns! After a triumphant return to Scotland last summer Flying Scotsman is once again heading north of the border this May. The Flying Scotsman is heading back to Scotland and tickets went on sale this morning! Let us know if you were lucky enough to get any...
"08.02.2017 15:14:26" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP votes for landmark Scottish Budget Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson, has hailed the Scottish Government's Budget which will see communities across Aberdeenshire Council Area benefit from greater support as a result. This includes an additional £8 million in resource and Stewart Stevenson has condemned the approach taken by the Tories and LibDems
"08.02.2017 15:12:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Big paws up for generous donation to SSPCA The Scottish SPCA's Aberdeenshire centre received a generous donation of £2,399 from Pets at Home staff in Aberdeen. Well done to all who donated to this worthy cause.
"08.02.2017 14:08:46" buchanobserver.co.uk New year-round Ryanair link from Aberdeen to Malaga begins The first Ryanair flight to Malaga took off from Aberdeen International Airport this morning, marking the start of a new year-round, twice-weekly route to the popular Spanish hotspot from Aberdeen. Fancy escaping the miserable winter weather?
"07.02.2017 19:54:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Life skills passed on by grandparents in Scotland Playing outside until it got dark, having respect for your elders and knowing your neighbours have been Was it better being a child 50 years ago? Have your say!
"07.02.2017 19:30:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Pharmacy staff give backing to stroke charity Staff at a Peterhead pharamacy will be undertaking a year-long fundraising campaign after one of their colleagues suffered a stroke. What a fantastic cause and let's hope Ashley is back behind the counter very soon.
"07.02.2017 19:01:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Customers advised to check rail times The ScotRail Alliance is urging customers travelling between the north east and the central belt to check their journey times before they travel, as engineering works will be taking place over the coming weeks. Make sure you check your journey times and don't get caught out.