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"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.
"07.02.2017 17:27:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Maternity services facing rising demand Scotland's maternity services are buckling under the pressure of rising demand, according to the Royal College of Midwives (RCM). The RCM says there are signs the service is starting to 'buckle as demand rises'. Do you have any concerns about maternity care in this area? Tell us your experience.
"07.02.2017 15:40:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Local heroes in City shortlist Some familiar Buchan faces have been shortlisted for a 'Hall of Heroes' that will be part of a new Aberdeen visitor attraction. Here's your chance to vote - there are a few familiar names in there from across Aberdeenshire.
"07.02.2017 15:37:03" buchanobserver.co.uk UK Government discrimination threatens Peterhead plant says MSP The SNP has accused the Tories of betraying the North East by delivering another blow to Peterhead power station. MSP reacts to Peterhead Power Station news
"07.02.2017 13:32:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Dance, theatre and story-telling at New Deer hall Plan B for Utopia by Joan Clevillé Dance will be performed at New Deer Hall on Friday, February 24,at 7.30pm. Sounds like a great night
"07.02.2017 13:31:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead set to benefit from Simplified Planning Zone A planning based initiative to support business growth and encourage economic activity has been backed by Aberdeenshire Council. An economic boost for the Blue Toon?
"07.02.2017 13:08:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Avoiding online dangers on Safer Internet Day Today - Tuesday, February 7 - is Safer Internet Day 2017. From always changing the default password, to not opening attachments in emails from people you don't know, here's our top tips for staying safe online on Safer Internet Day.
"07.02.2017 11:43:24" buchanobserver.co.uk SSE confirms Power Station 'under review' Scottish and Southern Energy has confirmed that the future of Peterhead Power Station is 'under review' placing around 90 jobs in jeopardy. Worrying news for all concerned
"06.02.2017 19:48:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Chimney warning to prevent homes going up in smoke Homeowners are being warned that they may have to sweep their chimneys twice a year to prevent a house fire. Does your home have a chimney? Might be worth a read...
"06.02.2017 19:27:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Parents taking more time for chores than children Parents spend more time taking care of household chores than they do playing with their children, a recent study has found. What do you think of this? What's more important - a tidy home for your kids or playtime with them?
"06.02.2017 19:01:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Council to set budget for the year ahead Aberdeenshire Council will meet to set its budget on Thursday, February 9 Crucial meeting to take place on Thursday
"06.02.2017 16:33:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Young farmers' support scheme 'not functioning' The Scottish Conservatives have called for increased support for a young farmers' scheme as questions were raised over a lack of funding.
"06.02.2017 12:29:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead family backs brain tumour campaign A Peterhead family is backing a brain tumour awareness campaign following the tragic loss of their daughter to the disease in 2015.
"05.02.2017 18:09:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Clarkies ice skating rink to music hall Further to Stephen Calder asking about the theatre on Hanover Street, I can provide a bit more information on the subject. Can anyone remember this?
"05.02.2017 09:03:05" Timeline Photos Happy Sunday everyone! Whether it's a lazy day or jam-packed, have a great one.
"04.02.2017 18:28:04" Timeline Photos Another Saturday would be great, right?
"04.02.2017 08:12:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Ten badly named cars Manufacturers spend a lot of time and money thinking up car names – don't they?
Coming up with a name for a car used to be simple. You Do you know any odd names for cars not on this list?
"03.02.2017 16:58:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Grangepark celebrates the Bard Peterhead's Grangepark care home celebrated the Bard in style recently.
"03.02.2017 16:37:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Old sea dogs at the Cannon Pictured is a group of old sea dogs around the Russian cannon in Peterhead, so-called because it was captured by the Russians during the Crimean War. Taking in the scene at the harbour
"03.02.2017 16:07:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Youngster to cut her hair for charities A Peterhead youngster will travel down to Birmingham next month to take part in a charity hair cut event.
"03.02.2017 15:59:34" buchanobserver.co.uk A 191st toast to the Bard at Peterhead Burns Club Friday, January 27, saw the 191st dinner of Peterhead Burns Club, which took place at the town's Palace Hotel. Club members enjoy their annual toast to Rabbie Burns
"03.02.2017 15:39:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Young farmers' support scheme 'not functioning' The Scottish Conservatives have called for increased support for a young farmers' scheme as questions were raised over a lack of funding. Peter Chapman says that constituents are contacting him unable to access the scheme because not enough money has been committed to it.
"03.02.2017 15:36:09" buchanobserver.co.uk Fears of another Tory sell-out on fishing grow Fears of another sell-out of the fishing industry grew this week with the publication of the UK Government's White Paper on leaving the EU. The fisheries debate rumbles on
"03.02.2017 15:27:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Jimmy's A, B, Sea for pupils Peterhead skipper Jimmy Buchan teamed up with Calum Richardson of the Bay Fish and Chip Shop in Stonehaven recently to teach the next generation about Scottish seafood, sustainability and environmentally friendly practice Jimmy is a great ambassador for Scottish fish
"03.02.2017 14:39:33" jplocalbusiness.co.uk Four Ways Your Local Paper Can Help You Reach New Customers | Johnston Press Local Business Your local paper can help promote your business to reach a valuable local audience; read further to learn four ways your local paper can help you reach new customers. Find out the best ways your local paper can help you reach new customers with these 4 top tips on our #LocalBusiness site
"02.02.2017 19:48:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Take a trip back to your childhood in our trivia quiz Many of us will have played with them but how many of these classic toys from the 1980s can you remember? How many do you remember?
"02.02.2017 16:12:43" buchanobserver.co.uk New cash for local authorities announced New cash for local authorities has been announced today during the first stage of the Scottish Budget process at Holyrood.
"02.02.2017 11:25:53" buchanobserver.co.uk SFF to sponsor Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen The Scottish Fishermen's Federation (SFF) has thrown its support behind Skipper Expo Int. Aberdeen 2017 by signing-up once again as official sponsor for Scotland's top fisheries event.
"02.02.2017 11:20:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Take the Crosswalk Challenge Teen Challenge North East Scotland has revealed its latest fundraiser in its bid to Buy Benaiah.
"02.02.2017 09:42:29" buchanobserver.co.uk Man dies following incident at Peterhead Police Scotland can confirm that a man has sadly died following an incident in the Peter Buchan Drive area of Peterhead last week.
"01.02.2017 18:52:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Vehicle safety notices - Land Rover, Vauxhall and VW recall popular models In the last week, Land Rover, Vauxhall and Volkswagen have issued safety notices for some of their cars.
Vehicle recalls are common in the Owners should check if their vehicles are one of those included in the recall notices.
"01.02.2017 16:25:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Istanbul Convention Bill passes Committee unopposed SNP MP for Banff and Buchan, Dr Eilidh Whiteford, welcomed today's decision in Committee to progress her Private Member's Bill to the next stage, unopposed.
"01.02.2017 16:24:33" buchanobserver.co.uk Charity pushes the button on initiative The Sandpiper Trust's cardiac arrest campaign to save 50 local lives every year in Grampian is now live.
"01.02.2017 15:15:48" buchanobserver.co.uk MSPs brand silcence claims over business rates support as 'ludicrous' Two North-East MSPs have hit out at claims they have remained “silent” on business rates by an opposition MSP.
"01.02.2017 15:15:30" Timeline Photos Check out our new site for tips on how to monitor your local business's online reputation Johnston Press Local Business #WednesdayWisdom http://trib.al/7349Qa7
"01.02.2017 13:31:19" buchanobserver.co.uk RDS firefighters wanted at Peterhead Peterhead Community Fire Station is looking to recruit retained firefighters.
"01.02.2017 13:05:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Bid to stamp out dog fouling in Buchan The perennial problem of dog fouling has been raised at a recent meeting of Strichen Community Council.
"01.02.2017 10:34:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Istanbul Convention Bill in committee stage The Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill 2016-17 will begin the Committee Stage in the House of Commons today at 2pm.
"01.02.2017 10:30:53" buchanobserver.co.uk North East SNP MSPs must 'break silence' A North East MSP has challenged his SNP counterparts to “break their silence” amid mounting pressure on the Scottish Government to take action on enormous business rates increases.
"31.01.2017 20:25:09" buchanobserver.co.uk POLL: Who is your favourite Doctor Who? Peter Capaldi has announced he is stepping down from the role of Doctor Who later this year, with the 58-year-old Glasgow-born star telling the BBC it was 'time to move on'. Following on from Scots actor Peter Capaldi's announcement he's to hang up his sonic screwdriver, we want to know - who is your ultimate Doctor Who?
"31.01.2017 20:01:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Seeking Blue Toon family relatives An Australian woman is desperately trying to fill a void in her family tree.
"31.01.2017 19:31:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Fishermen welcome new report on recovering fish stocks Scottish fishermen have welcomed a new report which highlights that most major whitefish stocks have increased in Scottish waters since the mid-2000s while fishing pressure has reduced significantly. A welcome for new fishing report.
"31.01.2017 19:01:18" buchanobserver.co.uk The Quizzards take top spot at RNLI quiz Peterhead's Harbour Lights bar played host to the annual RNLI SOS quiz night rexcently.
"31.01.2017 18:30:41" buchanobserver.co.uk New training course for fishermen A ground-breaking new pilot training course for fishermen aimed at preventing man overboard incidents and improving survival and recovery procedures has just been completed at the RNLI's Training College in Poole, Dorset.
"31.01.2017 17:59:33" buchanobserver.co.uk Common energy mistakes costing homeowners hundreds of pounds each year Households could be wasting hundreds of pounds a year in energy bills through a lack of basic knowledge about energy efficiency, according to new research from Anglian Home Improvements. Do you know what the optimum temperature is for your home?
"31.01.2017 13:43:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Council co-leader welcomes Shire HQ decision Aberdeenshire Council co-leader, Cllr Richard Thomson has warmly welcomed progress on plans for a new Aberdeenshire Council HQ in Inverurie, which could also lead to increased council employment and retail space in Ellon.
"31.01.2017 12:55:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Third of Scottish workforce has ditched the diet New statistics released as part of the British Heart Foundation's (BHF) DECHOX campaign show the true extent of “cake culture” in the office. Are your workmates ruining your diet? Get tagging them...
"31.01.2017 06:30:08" buchanobserver.co.uk April opening date for Crimond hub The Crimond Medical Centre and Community Hub is to be officially opened later this year.
"31.01.2017 06:01:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Cruise ships set sail for Peterhead Peterhead will be the port of call for no less than five cruise ships this year.
"30.01.2017 19:01:25" buchanobserver.co.uk There's a carved moose loose aboot the hoose Intrigued to read Kenny Bruce's article concerning the discovery of the bell belonging to the ancient church on the Kirkburn, Fiona-Jane Brown thought readers would like to hear about St Peter's spiritual descendant which replaced it in the early 19th
"30.01.2017 13:49:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Police inspect more than 60 licensed premises Officers across the North East have carried out a Licensing operation in Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Elgin and Inverurie, visiting more than 60 premises to ensure licensees and staff are suitably trained and adhering to conditions to promote responsible
"30.01.2017 13:12:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Two men charged Two men, aged 32 and 40, are due to appear at Aberdeen Sheriff Court today, Monday, 30 January, 2017, in relation to 11 charges including theft by housebreaking, theft of a motor vehicle and other acquisitive crime.
"30.01.2017 10:59:12" buchanobserver.co.uk More than 30 Guinea Pigs looking for their forever homes The Scottish SPCA is seeking new homes for more than 30 Guinea Pigs currently being cared for at its Aberdeen Rescue and Rehoming Centre.
"30.01.2017 09:56:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Appeal after assault and theft Police Scotland are investigating an incident that occurred in the Sutherland Close area of Mintlaw around 1205 hours on Sunday, January 29, whereby a male was assaulted and personal items stolen from him.
"29.01.2017 20:01:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Facts about Strictly as the live tour comes to Scotland this weekend Scots are in for a real treat when Strictly Come Dancing rumbas north of the border as the second stop on its UK live tour this weekend (January 27-28).
"29.01.2017 19:01:08" buchanobserver.co.uk Investment welcomed by MSP Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson, has backed the Scottish Government announcement of an extra £1.5 million investment for more nursery teachers and graduates in deprived areas across Scotland – with Aberdeenshire Council Area set to
"29.01.2017 18:00:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Lorries achieve top prices at Thainstone sale The North and North East's largest plant, machinery and equipment sale – with 82% of the 3,331 lots sold – attracted more than 2,000 bidders, including a variety of buyers from across the UK and Ireland flocking to Thainstone Centre recently.
"29.01.2017 15:25:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Police investigate serious collision in Peterhead Police Scotland is appealing for information following a life-threatening, one vehicle road traffic collision on Friday in Peterhead. Police Scotland is appealing for information following a life-threatening, one vehicle road traffic collision on Friday in Peterhead.
"29.01.2017 09:03:09" Timeline Photos Happy Sunday everyone... anyone else feeling like this today?
"28.01.2017 20:01:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Amy Macdonald: I want to write songs that mean something It was a very cheery Amy Macdonald that came on the phone when I grabbed her for a chat about her new upcoming album. But then, she has a lot to be happy about.
"28.01.2017 19:00:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Aden Cafe set to re-open The Café at Aden, situated in Mintlaw's Aden Country Park, is set to reopen next week after having been closed over the winter period.
"28.01.2017 18:30:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Police to crack down on uninsured drivers Uninsured drivers are to be targeted next week by Police Scotland, in partnership with the Motor Insurers' Bureau (MIB), in a week of action starting on Monday (January 30) and running through to Sunday (February 5).
"28.01.2017 13:44:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Man charged over attack in Peterhead A 30-year-old man has been charged following an assault in Peterhead that left another man in hospital with serious injuries earlier this week. A 30-year-old man has been charged following an assault in Peterhead that left another man in hospital with serious injuries earlier this week.
"28.01.2017 12:01:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Nearly 2,000 people sign business rates petition in just two days Nearly 2,000 people have signed an online petition in the last two days objecting to massive increases to business rates affecting companies in the North East of Scotland.
"28.01.2017 09:05:06" Timeline Photos Did you know - today is the beginning of Chinese New Year and 2017 is the year of the Rooster. The belief is that babies born this year will be more honest, energetic, intelligent, flexible and confident. Have a great day!
"27.01.2017 12:06:33" buchanobserver.co.uk Appeal for witnesses after man found with unexplained injuries Police in Peterhead are appealing for witnesses after a man was found with unexplained injuries.
"27.01.2017 10:36:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Pupils use maths to predict winner of Australian Open School pupils from across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire will use their maths skills this weekend to calculate the most likely winner of the Australian Open on Sunday.
"26.01.2017 19:31:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Advocacy North East wins support contract A new contract for advocacy services has been awarded to a North-east company.
"26.01.2017 19:01:24" buchanobserver.co.uk South Ugie site on the market Acting on behalf of a private landowner, Shepherd Chartered Surveyors is offering a substantial residential development site at South Ugie Village, Peterhead, for sale.
"26.01.2017 18:30:46" buchanobserver.co.uk Language Cafe celebrates Rabbie Burns Members of Peterhead's Language Cafe held a Burns Supper on Wednesday to celebrate the Bard
"26.01.2017 17:31:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Driving test changes 2017: List of new challenges Driving test hopefuls will need to be aware of changes to how they will be assessed, set to be introduced later in 2017.
Learner drivers don't Know anyone who's due to sit their test this year? The new test includes a few changes, including following directions from a SatNav...
"26.01.2017 15:35:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Daryl gets passport to new career A young Buchan man is one of three previously unemployed people now in full-time work thanks to the Passport to Processing initiative.
"26.01.2017 14:49:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Aikey traveller site to be debated Controversial plans for the creation of a travellers site at Aikey near Old Deer will be discussed by members of the Buchan area committee on Tuesday.
"26.01.2017 14:42:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Council considers innovative planning scheme for Peterhead A planning based initiative, aimed at supporting business growth and encouraging economic activity is to be considered by Aberdeenshire Council's Infrastructure Services Committee next week. What's your view on the proposed scheme?
"26.01.2017 14:10:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Apply now for Mary Salmond Trust funding The next meeting of the Mary Salmond Trust will be held on Thursday, February 9. The closing date for receipt of applications is Monday, February 6.
"26.01.2017 12:42:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Equipment boost for Peterhead Hospital The League of Friends have donated four items to Peterhead Hospital.
"26.01.2017 12:15:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Backing for Community Transport from council Aberdeenshire councillors have approved more than £300,000 in grants for the delivery of community transport projects.
"26.01.2017 11:00:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Blue Toon gets its first defibrillator Peterhead's first public access defibrillator has been installed outside the town's Community Centre.
"26.01.2017 10:12:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Members required for Prince's Trust Team The Peterhead Prince's Trust Team is looking for new members.
"25.01.2017 20:22:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Quiz: How well do you know Robert Burns? On this day in 1759, Robert Burns, the Bard of Ayrshire, was born in Alloway. Do you know which 80s hit single was said to be inspired by Tam o' Shanter, or how many statues there are of Rabbie in Scotland? Have a go...
"25.01.2017 20:01:46" buchanobserver.co.uk Scots urged to unite for World Cancer Day Scots are being asked to unite on World Cancer Day (Saturday, February 4) to help beat cancer sooner.
"25.01.2017 19:01:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Rewind Scotland Festival 2017 line-up announced Fans of 1980s music are in for a real treat this summer when the Rewind Scotland Festival returns for its seventh consecutive year.
"25.01.2017 19:01:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Concern as cancer screening hits 10-year low The number of deaths from cervical cancer has increased by 24 per cent while the number of women attending cervical screening has reached a 10-year low, a national charity has warned.
"25.01.2017 19:00:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Cars to get extra year MOT-free under Government plans New proposals could extend the period before a new car or motorbike requires its first MOT test from three to four years.
In a move which the The period after buying a new car or motorbike until you have to get an MOT might be extended by a year - do you think this is a good idea?
"25.01.2017 18:30:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Call to turn around Tory legacy on renewables North East SNP MPs have called on the Tories to stop “stifling investment” in Carbon Capture Storage technology and put it “at the top of the agenda”.
"25.01.2017 14:56:19" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP urges SNP to boost farm woodland The Scottish Conservatives have called for the SNP government to provide more support for farmers seeking to diversify their business.
"25.01.2017 14:55:48" buchanobserver.co.uk SSEN issues warning after lucky escape Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) is asking its customers and members of communities in the north east to report any damage they see to the electricity network and to stay safe around fallen or damaged power lines.
"25.01.2017 14:55:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Call to turn around Tory legacy on renewables North East SNP MPs have called on the Tories to stop “stifling investment” in Carbon Capture Storage technology and put it “at the top of the agenda”.
"25.01.2017 14:25:40" Timeline Photos Find out 7 easy ideas to help your local business increase social media engagement on our new site Johnston Press Local Business http://trib.al/Rk7amSw #WednesdayWisdom
"25.01.2017 09:38:12" Timeline Photos Will ye be piling yer plate high with haggis, neeps and tatties the nicht?
"25.01.2017 09:15:46" buchanobserver.co.uk Restaurant manager jailed for 32 months for killing friend A restaurant manager, who killed a chef in a row over a tandoori chicken takeaway order, was yesterday (Tues) jailed for 32 months
"24.01.2017 19:56:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Poet Lorna's bard work on Domino's effect A Scottish poet has rewritten the famous words of Robert Burns and his appreciation of the Haggis by publishing an Address to a Domino's to celebrate 20 years of the pizza company in Scotland. Address to a Haggis has had an update for 2017... with pizza taking centre stage!
"24.01.2017 19:31:04" buchanobserver.co.uk Revealed: The bad spending habits leaving Scots skint With another expensive Christmas period behind us, a new survey reveals the bad spending habits leaving Scots struggling to survive in the first month of the new year.
"24.01.2017 19:01:09" buchanobserver.co.uk Active Schools Aberdeenshire launches social media presence A programme which gives Aberdeenshire's school children opportunities to lead active and healthy lifestyles has branched out onto social media to boost links with pupils, parents and local communities across the area and beyond.
"24.01.2017 19:01:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Search is on for gallery's first Scottish heroine Stirling's Wallace Monument is set to add its first female figurehead to its Hall of Heroes gallery within the famous landmark.
"24.01.2017 18:43:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Diesel price hits two-year high The cost of fuel rose for the fourth consecutive month in January, with diesel hitting a two-year high.
The average price paid for diesel in Not such good news for motorists...
"24.01.2017 18:30:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Pharmacy makes national finals Peterhead's Buchanhaven Pharmacy has been shortlisted in the finals of this year's Scottish Pharmacist Awards.
"24.01.2017 18:30:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Councillors welcome plans for more affordable housing SNP Councillors have welcomed plans for a further 95 affordable houses to be built during 2017/18 under the Council's new build programme.
"24.01.2017 12:30:29" buchanobserver.co.uk Councillor in plea to Clydesdale Bank A Buchan councillor has written to Clydesdale Bank boss Jamie Maxton asking him to reconsider the decision to close the Mintlaw branch.
"23.01.2017 20:31:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Joan takes the top spot Members of Peterhead Camera Club got their season off to an exciting start as they eagerly awaited the results of their Natural History print competition.
"23.01.2017 19:57:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Can you name these 80s family cars? Once a familiar sight on driveways across the country, these cars have all but disappeared from British roads in recent years.
How many of Think you know your cars? See if you can identify these classics from the 1980s...
"23.01.2017 19:31:22" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP and councillor urge rethink on Mintlaw closure Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, and Central Buchan councillor Jim Ingram have both written to Clydesdale Bank urging them to reconsider their decision to close their Mintlaw branch.
"23.01.2017 19:01:18" buchanobserver.co.uk When Buffalo Bill rode into the Blue Toon Who would have believed that one of the most famous characters in Wild West history actually visited Peterhead?
"23.01.2017 15:48:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Police Scotland launches BME recruitment project Police Scotland has launched a new programme to encourage potential officers from black and minority ethnic (BME) backgrounds to consider a career in policing.
"23.01.2017 14:17:25" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP demands assurances on future of vital frontline service MSP for Aberdeenshire East, Gillian Martin, has written to the UK government's Secretary of State for Work and Pensions urging him to rethink any potential closures to job centres in Aberdeenshire.
"23.01.2017 13:37:20" buchanobserver.co.uk BCR's urgent appeal to find new premises Buchan Community Radio (BCR) is looking for new premises as they have just one year left at their current location.
"22.01.2017 19:00:56" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP welcomes early years workforce expansion in Shire The Scottish Government announcement that there will be an extra £1.5 million investment for more nursery teachers and graduates in deprived areas across Scotland has been welcomed by local MSP for Aberdeenshire East Gillian Martin – with Aberdeenshire
"22.01.2017 18:00:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Everestmax talk at village A woman who holds the record for the world's longest climb will be giving a talk at Auchnagatt village hall next month.
"22.01.2017 08:54:18" Timeline Photos Whatever you're up to, have a great Sunday!
"21.01.2017 19:30:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Centre to host its largest show to-date Buchanhaven Heritage Society is to host a major art exhibition later this year - the largest exhibition to be held at the auld schoolie to-date.
"21.01.2017 19:01:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Teams encouraged to sign up for Relay for Life Peterhead Teams are being encouraged to sign up for this year's Relay for Life Peterhead.
"21.01.2017 18:01:16" buchanobserver.co.uk University Mental Health expert discusses oil and gas industry A senior lecturer at Robert Gordon University (RGU) has given his views on mental health in the oil and gas industry, as part of a campaign with Petroplan.
"21.01.2017 11:04:39" Timeline Photos It's National Hugging Day today, so remember to give your loved ones a big hug!
"20.01.2017 18:37:37" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP to meet with bank bosses to discuss closures Banffshire & Buchan Coast SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson is to meet with Clydesdale Bank senior management to discuss their planned closures. Stewart Stevenson MSP is to meet with the bosses to discuss the closures which were announced this week.
"20.01.2017 13:56:26" buchanobserver.co.uk 10 most complained-about adverts in 2016 The Advertising Standards Authority has released the 10 most complained-about adverts from last year. Men in hotpants and Scottish football fans are on the list. Did any of these annoy you?
"20.01.2017 13:27:59" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP to meet with bank bosses to discuss closures Banffshire & Buchan Coast SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson is to meet with Clydesdale Bank senior management to discuss their planned closures.
"20.01.2017 13:01:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Carbon capture project cost taxpayers £100 million A report from the National Audit Office has revealed that the UK Government spent around £100 million on a competition for developing ground-breaking carbon capture and storage technology before scrapping the plans.
"19.01.2017 14:56:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Review of health and care public holiday services The Scottish Government is to commission a review of the way health and social care services are provided over public holiday periods. Do you think our health care system should provide a better service during public holiday periods?
"19.01.2017 14:19:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Acquisitive crime figures fall across Shire Acquisitive crimes have fallen in Aberdeenshire against the five-year average as officers continue to tackle this priority for North East Division.
"19.01.2017 14:19:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Office space strategy moves forward A councillor working group set up to consider the consolidation of two of Aberdeenshire Council's largest office buildings, will make a series of recommendations to full council regarding the future of the project.
"19.01.2017 13:09:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Gmail hack: Even tech-savvy users fooled by sophisticated phishing technique Even tech-savvy Gmail users are falling victim to hackers who steal their login credentials, according to a security expert, who notes that increasingly sophisticated phishing techniques are being employed. Gmail users beware: The email could appear to be from someone you know, maybe even with an attachment you've already had.
"19.01.2017 10:11:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Youth Music Initiative concert A Youth Music Initiative concert will be held at Aden Theatre, in Aden Country Park, Mintlaw, on Sunday, February 5.
"18.01.2017 18:57:28" buchanobserver.co.uk BT “declares war” on nuisance calls A service that aims to block nuisance telephone calls before they actually reach the recipients is being launched by BT. Are you plagued by nuisance calls? BT has launched a new free service that could help.
"18.01.2017 15:33:04" buchanobserver.co.uk Warning over Netflix scam Netflix users are being urged to watch out for online scammers who are targeting users' login and bank account details. Got a Netflix or Amazon Prime account? Don't get caught out...
"18.01.2017 14:47:44" buchanobserver.co.uk First Minister to address NFU Scotland AGM Scotland's First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, is to address delegates attending NFU Scotland's AGM, annual dinner and conference being staged in Glasgow next month.
"18.01.2017 14:43:21" buchanobserver.co.uk MP questons PM on Spanish fishermen deal Today, MP for Banff and Buchan, Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP, questioned the Prime Minister on her passing reference to the interests of Spanish fishermen during the negotiations to leave the EU.
"18.01.2017 13:41:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Warrants carried out in days of action under Operation Pine A number of persons have been arrested and a total of 18 warrants executed as Police Scotland continues its high profile crackdown on violent crime across the North East under Operation PINE.
"18.01.2017 13:11:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Shopmobility in search of new cabin Peterhead Shopmobility is appealing for a new portable cabin after dubbing the current one 'old and unwelcoming'.
"18.01.2017 10:17:49" buchanobserver.co.uk SNP urged to get behind UK Government on Brexit fishing talks The Scottish Conservatives have again urged the SNP to get behind the UK negotiating team to secure the best Brexit deal for the fishing industry.
"18.01.2017 10:15:47" fraserburghherald.co.uk SNP urged to get behind UK Government on Brexit fishing talks The Scottish Conservatives have again urged the SNP to get behind the UK negotiating team to secure the best Brexit deal for the fishing industry.
"17.01.2017 18:46:58" buchanobserver.co.uk School breakfast clubs a 'lifeline' New research reveals a third of today's working British mums would have to give up work if it wasn't for the support of school breakfast clubs. Do you think there should be more breakfast clubs available at our schools?
"17.01.2017 17:32:40" buchanobserver.co.uk DVLA VED car tax: Find out how much you will pay New tax rules will end up costing motorists hundreds of pounds when they come into force in April.
The DVLA's VED car tax is set for an overhaul If you were thinking of buying a new car, you might want to do it before these big changes come in after April 1.
"17.01.2017 16:48:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Car found at Buchanhaven pier An unattended car was found at Buchanhaven harbour last night (Monday).
"17.01.2017 15:33:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Heritage society holds Burns Supper The Buchan Heritage Society annual Burns Supper was held at the Bancar Hotel, Lonmay on Friday, January 13, with a company slightly in ecess of 60.
"17.01.2017 15:31:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Carols by Candlelight raises £5,000 for Mission More than 800 people attended Apex Church's Carols by Candlelight on Sunday, December 18.
"17.01.2017 15:29:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Older people to boost workforce in 2017 With increased pressure on health and social care expected throughout 2017, thousands of older people in Scotland plan to step in and help ease the burden by gifting their time. Over 430,000 people in Scotland aged 55+ plan to volunteer this year - are you one of them?
"17.01.2017 15:08:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Opal is on the slow road to recovery Opal, the abandoned terrier which was found on a street in Fraserburgh, is on the slow road to recovery.
"17.01.2017 13:44:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Cream of the crop required for sweet job A dream opportunity awaits an ice cream enthusiast – as one of Scotland's top food brands begins the hunt for the manager of its flagship ice cream parlour.
"16.01.2017 19:31:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Scots are the biggest movie snackers! Movie lovers in Scotland are the biggest snackers, according to a new survey. Eating crisps in our pants? That's how us Scots like to enjoy a movie apparently!
"16.01.2017 17:42:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Don't let January 16 make you blue! This Monday, January 16, otherwise known as Blue Monday, is renowned for being the most depressing day of the year. Been feeling a bit down today? Apparently it's the most depressing day of the year. Not to worry though...here's some ways to cheer yourself up!
"16.01.2017 16:45:24" buchanobserver.co.uk 'Significant' drop in crime during festive patrols in Peterhead Officers in Peterhead carried out more than 700 hours of high visibility foot patrols in the town over Christmas and New Year, recording a significant drop in crime.
"16.01.2017 16:39:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Marion named as Tory candidate for Central Buchan The Scottish Conservative and Unionist party have announced their official candidate for the Central Buchan Ward of Aberdeenshire Council in next year's Local Government Elections.
"16.01.2017 16:07:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Tories 'wrong' on Broadband claims Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has welcomed the Scottish Government's re-iteration of its commitment to provide broadband to 100% of Scottish homes by 2021.
"16.01.2017 13:01:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Call for SNP to help businesses hit by rocketing rates The Scottish Conservatives have called on SNP Ministers to set up a fund for North East councils to provide transitional relief for businesses hit by rocketing rates.
"16.01.2017 10:34:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Home energy advice for Scottish households Scots are being encouraged to save energy and make their homes more energy efficient.
"16.01.2017 10:26:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Home energy advice for Scottish households Scots are being encouraged to save energy and make their homes more energy efficient.
"15.01.2017 20:00:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Raise a dram to town's whisky distillery Believe it or not, Peterhead's Glenugie Distillery was once one of the top producers of whisky in the area as can be seen from a story taken from the Buchan Observer back in 1967.
"15.01.2017 19:01:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Call for action on A90 verges Why Stop at Ellon campaigner, Cllr Gillian Owen, has expressed concern over the deteriorating state of the verges on stretches along the A90 to Peterhead.
"15.01.2017 17:34:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Call issued for young pipers to join the band Young pipers and drummers from the whole of Aberdeenshire are being encouraged to come forward to join a new pipe band for young musicians from Sandend to St Cyrus and Boddam to Braemar.
"15.01.2017 11:54:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Checking in: Travelodge boost for�Blue Toon Travelodge will open its doors in the Blue Toon at the end of the month bringing a much-needed boost to the local economy and the town centre.
"15.01.2017 09:03:52" Timeline Photos Whether you're planning to stay in your jammies all day, or you're heading out for the day, have a fab day.
"14.01.2017 20:01:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Fundraising gets underway at auld schoolie Buchanhaven Heritage Society will get its 2017 fundraising efforts off to a great start later this month.
"14.01.2017 19:30:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Trump dram sells for £6,000 at auction A bottle of 26 years-old GlenDronach single malt whisky signed by President-elect Donald Trump has sold at auction in Glasgow for £6,000 following fierce bidding.
"14.01.2017 18:53:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Start the fans please! Crystal Maze set to return to our screens Channel 4 has announced that hit '90s show Crystal Maze is coming back to our screens. Good news for fans of the Crystal Maze...
"14.01.2017 14:55:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Cold Christmas for Toon family A Peterhead woman has spoken of her anger after she and her family were left with no heating or hot water over the festive period.
"14.01.2017 13:29:53" buchanobserver.co.uk New snow warning issued by Met Office The Met Office has issued an updated yellow 'Be alert' weather warning for snow and ice for the north east. The Met Office has issued a new yellow weather warning for snow and ice.
"14.01.2017 09:39:40" Timeline Photos Whatever your plans are today, we hope you have a great day!
"13.01.2017 18:01:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Press freedom in Scotland “at risk” from UK Government proposals Proposals to regulate the press in England and Wales would “pose a potential threat to press freedom” in Scotland, Culture Secretary Fiona Hyslop has said. What are your thoughts on this?
"13.01.2017 16:10:30" buchanobserver.co.uk MP and MSP welcome increased ambulance cover Dr. Eilidh Whiteford MP and Stewart Stevenson MSP have welcomed news that ambulance cover has been increased in advance of an additional ambulance and paramedic team being established at Peterhead. So, it's finally happening!
"13.01.2017 16:09:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Cold Christmas for Toon family A Peterhead woman has spoken of her anger after she and her family were left with no heating or hot water over the festive period.
"13.01.2017 16:03:43" buchanobserver.co.uk It's not a rat...it's a hamster! A Peterhead youngster was reunited with his beloved missing hamster after five weeks thanks to an amazing twist of fate.
"13.01.2017 15:17:31" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP seeks swift resolution in BrewDog land valuation stand-off Aberdeenshire East MSP is seeking a resolution to a disagreement on land value between Aberdeenshire Council and BrewDog following the publication of statement by the brewing company on its website.
"13.01.2017 10:39:45" buchanobserver.co.uk New Year; new start for Scottish SPCA's longest resident The Scottish SPCA is seeking a new home for Snowflake the cornsnake, who has been at the Aberdeenshire Animal Rescue and Rehoming Centre for over three years. Can you give Snowflake a home?
"12.01.2017 15:28:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Police warn public to remain vigilant following attempted telephone scam Police have urged the public to remain vigilant to attempted telephone scams after an elderly gentleman was recently targeted.
"12.01.2017 14:11:28" buchanobserver.co.uk ACE Winches secures spooling contract with Oceaneering Turriff-based ACE Winches, has secured a spooling contract with Oceaneering for Shell's Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project.
"12.01.2017 13:25:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Andrew gets promotion Peterhead-based residential surveyor Andrew Sykes has been promoted to partner at Shepherd Chartered Surveyors.
"12.01.2017 11:31:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Flood alert for Aberdeenshire Floodline has issued a flood alert for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City.
"12.01.2017 10:29:24" buchanobserver.co.uk GIRFEC hosts community cafe At the end of last month Mintlaw CSN's local Getting It Right for Every Child (GIRFEC) group hosted a v ery successful community cafe event at MACBI.
"12.01.2017 09:58:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Tourism jobs boost for Aberdeenshire The number of people working in tourism in Aberdeenshire increased by 8% in one year, new figures show – with Scotland as a whole seeing an increase of 11%. Do you think our tourism potential has increased over the past 12 months?
"11.01.2017 20:14:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Garden gnomes, prosthetic legs and an apple tree - all left behind in hotel rooms We've all rushed out of a hotel to catch our flight or train back home, and most of us will have forgotten some vital item - our phone, or a pair of socks, or perhaps the papers for that presentation that your business trip was all about. A pair of socks we can understand... but garden gnomes, and even the family pet? Some of these are pretty unbelievable.
"11.01.2017 19:05:18" buchanobserver.co.uk New Monopoly pieces could include emoji, dinosaur, duck and penguin Traditional Monopoly pieces are facing 'the boot' - but you can vote on what you'd like to see in their place. Can you imagine playing the classic game with an emoji or a dinosaur, instead of the beloved dog or iron? What do you think?
"11.01.2017 15:58:37" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP calls for urgent action on broadband connectivity A North East Region MSP has called on the Scottish Government to take more urgent action to address problems with broadband coverage in rural areas of Aberdeenshire.
"11.01.2017 12:44:32" Timeline Photos
"11.01.2017 11:29:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Hundreds of landlords supported to raise standards Private landlords in Scotland need support if they are to give tenants a better service according to housing and homelessness charity Shelter Scotland. Shelter says landlords need more support before they can offer better deals to their tenants. Do you agree?
"11.01.2017 11:07:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Dog found in 'terrible' state The Scottish SPCA is appealing for information after a female terrier cross was found in a terrible state on January 6, in Fraserburgh. Please come forward if you have any information
"11.01.2017 10:26:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Martin hails successes of focus on youth jobs Fair work will be at the heart of the SNP's drive to help more young people into work, as figures show that youth employment in Scotland is higher than in the rest of the UK.
"11.01.2017 10:22:20" buchanobserver.co.uk December passenger figures give cause for optimism Aberdeen International Airport has taken encouragement from its passenger figures for December 2016 which suggest the downturn that impacted the wider North East economy throughout 2016 is beginning to slow.
"10.01.2017 20:03:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Brits throw away £322 by not switching to a better broadband deal UK households could save an average of £322 per year by switching to a better broadband deal, yet 42% have never changed broadband provider, reveals analysis by Ofcom-accredited broadband deals comparison site Cable.co.uk. We all know we should shop around... and apparently it could save us over £300.
"10.01.2017 18:32:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Blizzards set to bring travel disruption across Scotland Snow storms amid winds gusting up to 75mph are forecast to batter Scotland from tomorrow until Friday. Looks like those rumours of snow could be causing big problems at the end of this week.
"10.01.2017 16:43:59" buchanobserver.co.uk School donation to Archie St Fergus School has raised over £1,000 for The Archie Foundation.
"10.01.2017 14:25:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Do you know what a credit score means? One in five UK adults have no idea what a credit score is despite many having been turned down for credit in the past, a new survey looking into the nation's understanding of finances has revealed. Are you one of those people who has never checked their credit score?
"10.01.2017 12:15:40" The Buchan Observer's cover photo Rattray Beach Sunrise by Peter Lewis
"10.01.2017 09:17:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Checking in: Travelodge boost for�Blue Toon Travelodge will open its doors in the Blue Toon at the end of the month bringing a much-needed boost to the local economy and the town centre.
"09.01.2017 19:14:14" deesidepiper.co.uk More than 1 in 3 employees in Scotland hate their job and their managers The most depressing day of the year is fast approaching and there's no surprise it lands on a Monday. Thirty hours a year moaning about work... is that all?
"09.01.2017 16:30:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Plea to motorists not to drink and drive Police in the North East have made a plea to motorists not to drive while under the influence of alcohol after figures released by the Scottish Government revealed the region was one of the worst areas for offending in Scotland.
"09.01.2017 14:05:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Public urged to be cautious when selling valuables online Police Scotland is urging the public to be cautious when selling valuables online and to keep details of your location to a minimum to avoid attracting thieves.
"09.01.2017 14:04:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Fishermen net 1,000th tonne of marine litter Fishermen from around Scotland's coast have recently landed the 1,000th tonne of marine litter caught in their nets during normal fishing trips.
"09.01.2017 13:46:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Arctic blast set to bring snow and bitterly cold temperatures to Scotland Freezing air direct from the Arctic is set to descend over most of the country this week bringing with it the threat of snow. Get ready - temperatures are set to plummet from Wednesday, and snow could be here by the weekend.
"09.01.2017 12:12:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Rise in festive drink drivers The proportion of drivers stopped by police who were found to be over the limit during the festive period has risen, from 2.8% to 3.3% in a year. Assistant Chief Constable Bernard Higgins has called the rise 'an absolute disgrace'. What do you think of the figures?
"09.01.2017 11:48:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Appeal for witnesses following theft Police have appealed for witnesses following a break-in and theft of a van from the Aden Country Park ground maintenance yard in Mintlaw.
"09.01.2017 09:49:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Lifeboat called out to Boddam cliffs Peterhead Lifeboat was requested to launch by UK Coastguard on Saturday, January 7, at around 6pm.
"08.01.2017 19:34:08" buchanobserver.co.uk Score Group plc rewards apprentices Score Group plc has once again celebrated the success and achievements of its apprentices at its annual awards ceremony and Christmas meals.
"08.01.2017 19:01:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Ringing in the New Year with St. Peter's bell For me, the most important historical story about Peterhead in the past 12 months must be the “rediscovery” of the bell in the St Peter's Kirk yard tower.
"08.01.2017 13:14:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Most Haunted team to visit prison museum Peterhead Prison Museum is to be the venue for the renowned TV Programme Most Haunted when the team arrives on February 25, along with some of their most famous presenters, for an evening of events. ICYMI: The Most Haunted TV team are to visit Peterhead Prison Museum...
"08.01.2017 12:21:01" buchanobserver.co.uk Exercise your way to a healthy new you this New Year NHS 24 is encouraging people to take up the challenge of exercise this winter to ward off unwanted illness. Getting fit and healthy is usually at the top of most people's New Year resolution lists and small changes can help protect against common colds Want to be healthier? NHS 24 says get out and exercise...
"08.01.2017 09:02:06" Timeline Photos Happy Sunday! A good response if anyone tries to accuse you of being 'lazy' today...
"07.01.2017 19:30:29" Timeline Photos Don't mind us... just enjoying a wild Saturday night in front of the TV!
"07.01.2017 19:30:18" buchanobserver.co.uk 2016: An incredible year for Modo Modo has reflected on a busy year as it heads into 2017.
"07.01.2017 19:00:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Twelve go plunging into the New Year Twelve brave souls got 2017 off to a chilly start when they braved the Arctic conditions and took the plunge for charity.
"07.01.2017 17:08:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Quiz: Can you spell better than a 9-year-old? You might be able to spell Mississippi, but can you keep up with the brightest young spelling talent in the UK? Think you can spell? Test yourself with our tricky quiz...
"07.01.2017 13:17:57" buchanobserver.co.uk UK's 'highest-paying supermarket' to create 4000 jobs Aldi is to recruit 4000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant's plan to open around 70 new shops this year. The wage increase means Aldi workers will be some of the best paid supermarket staff in the country.
"06.01.2017 19:42:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Second phase of Retail Plus scheme launched Following the delivery of the very successful Retail Plus Scheme in 2015, a second phase of the scheme is to be launched as part of the Peterhead Development Partnership Vision and Action Plan, the regeneration plan for the town. Did you see this earlier?
"06.01.2017 17:53:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Warning over 'convincing' fake Amazon emails Fraud and cybercrime experts Action Fraud are warning the public to be on their guard, following reports of convincing looking emails claiming to be from Amazon. If you get one of these emails, send it straight to the Spam folder...
"06.01.2017 12:43:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Entries open for Scottish Portrait Awards Entries for the nation's first Scottish Portrait Awards (SPA) are now open. Are you an artist or photographer? This is definitely one for you.
"06.01.2017 10:20:30" buchanobserver.co.uk Second phase of Retail Plus scheme launched Following the delivery of the very successful Retail Plus Scheme in 2015, a second phase of the scheme is to be launched as part of the Peterhead Development Partnership Vision and Action Plan, the regeneration plan for the town.
"05.01.2017 20:42:40" buchanobserver.co.uk More than 4 in 10 Scots would struggle with rent or mortgage increase New research has found that 4 in 10 (41%) renters or mortgage holders in Scotland would struggle to afford their monthly payments if they increased by £50. Could you cope with an increase?
"05.01.2017 18:38:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Latest birth, death and marriage records released Entries from important statutory records have been released today onto ScotlandsPeople – the family history website operated by the National Records of Scotland. The new records will make it easier for people to research their family history.
"05.01.2017 15:54:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Trump dram is truly presidential Judging from a bottle of single malt scheduled for auction in Glasgow, it would appear Donald Trump may know a thing or two about whisky.
"05.01.2017 10:10:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Cat trio looking for new home The Scottish SPCA is seeking a new home for three cats who have been together all their lives. Anyone got a forever home for this lovely trio?
"05.01.2017 09:57:01" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP secures fishing debate Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has secured a Parliamentary Members' debate on the Scottish Fishermen Federaton's 'A Sea of Opportunity' campaign.
"04.01.2017 20:18:18" buchanobserver.co.uk Cleaning ears with cotton buds could damage hearing It may be satisfying getting a cotton wool bud to clear your ears of gunk, but cleaning away earwax could damage your hearing, according to a new study. That Old Wives Tale about your elbow... turns out they were probably right.
"04.01.2017 19:06:30" Timeline Photos Some folk are doing it for charity, others for their health, and some have just had more than enough over the last couple of weeks! Yup - thousands of people will spend the next month abstaining from booze as part of Dry January - are you one of them?
"04.01.2017 18:20:20" buchanobserver.co.uk Five things you need to know about the new £1 coin The Royal Mint is preparing to launch a new £1 coin, set to enter circulation in early 2017. It's not long until the new pound coin - the first change to the design in 30 years - is put into circulation.
"04.01.2017 17:21:31" buchanobserver.co.uk New creme egg campaign rolls in The Christmas decorations may only just have come down, but the countdown to Easter is underway after Cadbury launched its first Creme Egg ad campaign for four years. A creme egg fan? Watch the brand new trailer here.
"04.01.2017 15:59:05" Peterhead Jog Scotland along with the Buchan Community Safety Group and the Scottish Fire & Rescue Service will hold a CPR and defibrillator training session tonight at Balmoor Stadium from 7.30pm.
All are welcome to go along.
If you are interested but
"04.01.2017 15:10:19" buchanobserver.co.uk Most Haunted team to visit prison museum Peterhead Prison Museum is to be the venue for the renowned TV Programme Most Haunted when the team arrives on February 25, along with some of their most famous presenters, for an evening of events.
"04.01.2017 15:08:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Posthumous launch for Andy's book A book entitled Whitehills and its Four Harbours has been published following the death of its author.
"04.01.2017 14:50:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Local group to keep public toilets open The New Deer Community Association has taken over the running of the village's public toilets.
"04.01.2017 13:31:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Record year for accountancy firm A leading North-east accountancy firm has reported a record year in business, increasing its turnover by 20%.
"04.01.2017 10:43:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Family fish business lands £50,000 Aldi deal Downies of Whitehills has landed a £50,000 deal to supply ALDI stores in Scotland with freshly prepared Cullen Skink.
"03.01.2017 20:49:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Bank of Mum and Dad 'stretched thin' Grown-up children needing financial assistance from parents have long been benefiting from the 'bank of mum and dad'. The research found that a third of adults had helped their parents out to the tune of £10K a year.
"03.01.2017 18:12:33" Timeline Photos Apparently today has been dubbed 'Take Back Tuesday', with Royal Mail expected to have dealt 50 per cent more returned packages than on the average day in December. Were you one of the people sending stuff back?
"03.01.2017 16:55:04" buchanobserver.co.uk Universal basic income scheme set to trial Scotland is set to pilot a radical scheme to give every citizen a universal basic income (UBI), regardless of whether they work or not. A universal basic income scheme is to be piloted in Scotland - what do you think of the proposal?
"03.01.2017 11:25:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Grangepark residents delighted with donation Residents at Grangepark Care Home received a £500 donation on Christmas Eve thanks to customers of a Peterhead pub.
"02.01.2017 19:47:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Fashion and fizz Hello my darling! Gok Wan greeted me when I grabbed him for a chat ahead of his new fashion shows coming to Scotland next month. The man who encouraged people to get naked on television is coming to Inverurie for a special live show...
"02.01.2017 17:55:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Quiz: Can you recognise Scotland's towns and cities from these old pictures? Test your knowledge of Scotland's cities and towns by trying to identify each one from these old photographs. Think you can figure out where in Scotland these old photographs were taken?
"02.01.2017 17:06:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Childcare consultation - have your say Parents, carers, providers and all those with an interest in early years and childcare are being urged to respond to a Scottish Government consultation before it closes next week. Want a say on childcare in Scotland? You only have until next Monday, January 9, to get involved.
"02.01.2017 15:31:26" buchanobserver.co.uk Poppy – top name for cats and dogs in 2016 Poppy and Charlie may not top the charts for the most popular names for children in the UK, but they do when it comes to pet names. Have you got a Poppy in your house?
"02.01.2017 14:13:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Drive to stamp out 'revenge porn' offences With the new year now underway, it is just three months until a landmark law comes in to force in Scotland, making so-called 'revenge porn' disclosures a criminal offence. From April 1, being convicted of the offence of disclosing or threatening to disclose an intimate photo or video will carry a maximum penalty of five years in jail.
"02.01.2017 13:35:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Cash boost for Buchan Renal Unit David Stewart, organiser of the Lizard Festival, presented a cheque for £550 to the Buchan Renal Unit. A brilliant amount of money, thanks to the Lizard Festival.
"01.01.2017 17:00:49" Timeline Photos Whatever your New Year resolution is - maybe it's to not make any! - we think this is a good mantra to live by....
"01.01.2017 13:17:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Our 2016 sports quiz ... how much do you remember? How much do you remember about the sporting highlights - national and international - of the past 12 months. It may be officially 2017... but how much do you remember about the big sporting highlights from last year? Give it a go!
"01.01.2017 11:56:41" fifetoday.co.uk Jane Austen fiver worth £50k discovered in Scots Christmas card A rare plastic £5 note which features a micro-engraved portrait of Jane Austen has been discovered inside a Christmas card in Scotland. ICYMI: Some lucky Scot was gifted a fiver in a Christmas card - which ended up being worth £50K!
"01.01.2017 10:55:46" fifetoday.co.uk Jane Austen fiver worth £50k discovered in Scots Christmas card A rare plastic £5 note which features a micro-engraved portrait of Jane Austen has been discovered inside a Christmas card in Scotland. ICYMI: Some lucky Scot was gifted a fiver in a Christmas card - which ended up being worth £50K!
"01.01.2017 09:00:58" Timeline Photos We're guessing there might be a few sore heads this morning...
"01.01.2017 00:05:09" Timeline Photos A very Happy New Year to you all!
"31.12.2016 21:00:47" Timeline Photos However you're celebrating tonight, we hope you have a lovely Hogmanay!
"31.12.2016 18:14:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Team 40 complete their final challenge Aberdeen Foyer's Peterhead Prince's Trust Team 40 held their final presentation ceremony at The Apex Church recently.
"31.12.2016 14:42:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Don't let New Year's resolutions 'dog' you! If you're struggling to find the motivation to budge the extra Christmas bulge, the British Veterinary Association (BVA) is offering advice on how pet owners can get fit with their dog. Tips to keep you - and your furry friend - fit and healthy in 2017!
"31.12.2016 13:31:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Top road safety tips for Hogmanay It feels like it was just yesterday that we were heading into 2016 - and now 2017 is nearly here. Stay safe out there tonight folks!
"31.12.2016 12:54:37" buchanobserver.co.uk City's Hogmanay celebrations set to bring in the New Year in style Two top-class bands will be the focal point of Aberdeen's city centre Hogmanay party. Enjoy your night if your off to the city for Hogmanay!
"31.12.2016 10:27:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Celebrating food and drink success Haggis manufacturers, bakeries and breweries are among 47 food and drink manufacturers who will be raising a glass on Hogmanay after securing funding from the Scottish Government during a landmark year for the sector. A year of great success for Scotland's food and drink sector.
"31.12.2016 09:15:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to popular practitioner Dr John F. W. Sutherland, for many years a well known general practitioner in Boddam and Peterhead, died peacefully on Christmas Eve in Ellon. ICYMI: Tributes have been paid to GP John F.W. Sutherland.
"31.12.2016 08:40:07" youtube.com Launching Of A Lifeboat A.K.A. Unused Footage From Duke Of Atholl (1922) Launching of a lifeboat. Peterhead, Grampian, Scotland. Unused material from Film ID 280.19 "Duke of Atholl - on behalf of United Grand Lodge of Freemasons o... Video: Fascinating footage from over 90 years ago of the launch of a new lifeboat in Peterhead.
"30.12.2016 19:06:18" buchanobserver.co.uk RSPCA release pictures of 2016's weirdest animal rescues The RSPCA have released their top ten most bizarre animal rescues of 2016 - including a sheep with a traffic cone stuck on its head and a snake trapped in a vacuum cleaner. This one's from down south, but we couldn't help sharing it. Not to worry though - all of the animals were fine in the end!
"30.12.2016 17:19:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead councillor resigns Councillor Tom Malone is to leave his post as a councillor for Peterhead South and Cruden. Councillor Malone has been a representative since 2012.
"30.12.2016 15:50:46" fifetoday.co.uk Jane Austen fiver worth £50k discovered in Scots Christmas card A rare plastic £5 note which features a micro-engraved portrait of Jane Austen has been discovered inside a Christmas card in Scotland. Imagine getting that Christmas card!
"30.12.2016 15:27:29" buchanobserver.co.uk Five things you can do with your real Christmas tree when the festive period is over It was an exciting time at the start of the month when you got the Christmas decorations down from the loft and went shopping for your new tree. Have you taken your tree down yet? Here's some good advice for what to do if you had a real one...
"30.12.2016 14:10:49" buchanobserver.co.uk Have your say on schools There is one week left for people across Scotland to have their say on how schools should be run, with the Scottish Government's governance review consultation due to close on January 6, 2017. Want a say on education in Scotland? You've only got a few days left...
"30.12.2016 11:22:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead councillor resigns Councillor Tom Malone is to leave his post as a councillor for Peterhead South and Cruden.
"30.12.2016 11:22:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Police wish communities a happy and safe Hogmanay Police in the North East are urging people to enjoy the Hogmanay weekend but are warning against using celebrations as an excuse for anti-social behaviour.
"29.12.2016 20:04:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Your biggest diet questions answered There's the old saying that we are what we eat. We might all still be in a midst of chocolate and cheese right now. But if you fancy getting a little healthier in 2017, we've got some brilliant tips from dietician Anna Daniels...
"29.12.2016 19:40:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to popular practitioner Dr John F. W. Sutherland, for many years a well known general practitioner in Boddam and Peterhead, died peacefully on Christmas Eve in Ellon. Tributes to well known GP Dr Sutherland.
"29.12.2016 17:41:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Our 2016 sports quiz ... how much do you remember? How much do you remember about the sporting highlights - national and international - of the past 12 months. Do you remember the big sporting highlights from this year? See how many you can score...
"29.12.2016 16:41:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Top road safety tips for Hogmanay It feels like it was just yesterday that we were heading into 2016 - and now 2017 is nearly here. Of course, having a great time is what it's all about on Saturday, but it's important to stay safe...
"29.12.2016 12:09:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Tributes paid to popular practitioner Dr John F. W. Sutherland, for many years a well known general practitioner in Boddam and Peterhead, died peacefully on Christmas Eve in Ellon.
"29.12.2016 10:16:56" buchanobserver.co.uk Lidl encouraging community to revive first footing tradition Lidl is encouraging the local community to revive the tradition of 'first footing' by giving its customers a lump of coal from Thursday, December 29 after they've shopped for all their food and drink for the New Year festivities.
"28.12.2016 20:49:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Survey reveals Scotland's top five nuisance calls of 2016 Nine out of ten (90 per cent) people in Scotland receive nuisance calls each month according to a recent survey which has also revealed Scotland's top five nuisance telephone calls of 2016. Unsurprisingly, PPI calls are on the list...
"28.12.2016 20:28:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Rosemary calls it a day after 46 years A payroll worker at Murdoch Allan has retired after 46 years of hard work and dedication to the company. We wish Rosemary all the best in her retirement!
"28.12.2016 19:31:39" buchanobserver.co.uk An expert's guide to low alcohol wines After the excessive indulgence of the Christmas period, it's hardly surprising that so many people want to give their liver a break. Need a bit of a detox after Christmas?
"28.12.2016 18:09:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Preparations made to keep Scotland's trunk roads moving over the winter Transport minister Humza Yousaf has been out viewing the winter preparations being made to keep Scotland's trunk roads moving over the coming months. Keeping Scotland moving this winter...
"28.12.2016 16:15:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Hard-hitting video drives home looped blind cord safety message A hard-hitting video showing the potentially deadly risk of looped blind cords has been released. Since 1999, there have been 30 child deaths linked to looped blind cords in the UK.
"28.12.2016 14:43:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Rosemary calls it a day after 46 years A payroll worker at Murdoch Allan has retired after 46 years of hard work and dedication to the company.
"27.12.2016 19:29:48" buchanobserver.co.uk Usdaw calls for respect for shopworkers over Christmas Shopworkers' trade union leader John Hannett has urged shoppers to keep calm and show respect for retail staff when going out to the Boxing Day sales and throughout the festive period. An appeal to treat shop workers with respect if you're heading out to the sales.
"27.12.2016 19:08:12" buchanobserver.co.uk The most popular Scottish getaway destinations are ... The top five getaway destinations in Scotland have been revealed. What's your favourite destination?
"27.12.2016 18:30:43" buchanobserver.co.uk Mental health support at Christmas No-one experiencing depression, low mood or anxiety should suffer in silence this Christmas, Scotland's Minister for Mental Health has said. A signpost to help this festive period...
"27.12.2016 17:59:23" buchanobserver.co.uk Childline contacts about online sexual abuse soars by nearly a quarter The NSPCC is urging parents to talk to their children about online safety if they buy them internet devices as Christmas presents, following a huge rise in contacts to Childline about online sexual abuse. The charity has urged parents to talk to their kids - especially if they received a computer device this Christmas.
"26.12.2016 09:03:02" Timeline Photos Hope you're all recovering well from yesterday's festivities!
"25.12.2016 19:30:32" buchanobserver.co.uk City's Hogmanay celebrations set to bring in the New Year in style Two top-class bands will be the focal point of Aberdeen's city centre Hogmanay party.
"25.12.2016 17:36:11" buchanobserver.co.uk QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge There's nothing like a good quiz to get competitive family and friends' pulses racing over Christmas. Think you know everything about Christmas? Test your knowledge with our fun festive quiz.
"25.12.2016 16:30:01" media.giphy.com gph.is We hope you're all having a wonderful day. We'd like to take an opportunity to say a big 'Thank You' to all of the folks out there working today, from our doctors and nurses, home carers, police officers and firefighters, hotel and restaurant staff and
"25.12.2016 11:14:08" buchanobserver.co.uk Christmas shame for dads Lazy dads are on the naughty list this Christmas – after a new survey revealed they leave all the work to mum. Come on all you men folk - are you mucking in with the cooking of the Christmas dinner today?
"25.12.2016 09:02:58" Timeline Photos A very Merry Christmas to all of our followers - have a great day!
"24.12.2016 19:00:56" buchanobserver.co.uk A festive Blue Toon night out back in 1905 As we continue to look at Peterhead during the month of December, let's step back this week to 1905 and see what type of entertainment there was on offer and how local residents that year may have spent their time relaxing.
"24.12.2016 17:29:23" buchanobserver.co.uk The best festive movie singalongs Have you been watching any of these to get in the mood for tomorrow? #Christmas
"24.12.2016 16:01:09" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP hails support for farmers Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson has welcomed support for farmers after the Ministerial Statement by Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy, Fergus Ewing, on protecting Scotland's livestock.
"24.12.2016 13:43:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Make sure your dinner is not a 'turkey' this Christmas With families across Scotland preparing for their annual Christmas feast – NHS 24 is reminding people to be vigilant about food safety. Don't let food poisoning ruin the big day tomorrow!
"24.12.2016 13:01:39" buchanobserver.co.uk VIDEO: How to create a Santa flight path straight to YOUR home Air traffic controllers are preparing for the world's most important flight of the year. A great one to do for the kids!
"24.12.2016 11:53:47" Dionne Hickey – Won't You Be Mine For Christmas Here's a cheery Christmas song you won't hear on the radio to get you in the festive spirit for the big day tomorrow.
"24.12.2016 09:00:00" media.giphy.com gph.is Happy Christmas Eve! Only one more sleep to go...
"23.12.2016 13:41:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Have your say on Scotland's National Transport Strategy Transport Scotland has today launched an online survey to gather views to help shape the key themes for the National Transport Strategy (NTS) review. A chance to have your say...
"23.12.2016 12:52:19" buchanobserver.co.uk QUIZ: Test your Christmas trivia knowledge There's nothing like a good quiz to get competitive family and friends' pulses racing over Christmas. Think you know everything about Christmas? Test your knowledge with our fun festive quiz.
"23.12.2016 12:29:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Childline prepares for another surge in young people seeking help this Christmas The NSPCC is preparing for a surge in the amount of children and young people contacting Childline this Christmas as relationship tensions among families come to a head over the festive period. Sadly, the number of calls is expected to rise this Christmas time
"23.12.2016 10:31:41" buchanobserver.co.uk Martin meets Humza as new survey launched MSP Gillian Martin has met with Transport Minister Humza Yousaf and local Councilors to discuss infrastructure improvements between Ellon and Peterhead.
"23.12.2016 09:54:13" buchanobserver.co.uk Staff loyalty and commitment recognised by Stagecoach Local bus operator, Stagecoach, has presented eight members of staff with commemorative long service awards in recognition of their hard work and dedication to celebrate their careers.
"23.12.2016 09:43:38" buchanobserver.co.uk Buchan Broadband bid backed by PPL A Buchan community group is stepping up its bid to bring better internet connectivity to the local area.
"22.12.2016 17:54:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Scotrail announces festive train times ScotRail is asking customers to plan ahead for their journeys during the festive period. Planning to travel this weekend or next? The advice from Scotrail is plan ahead.
"22.12.2016 16:21:27" buchanobserver.co.uk Make sure your dinner is not a 'turkey' this Christmas With families across Scotland preparing for their annual Christmas feast – NHS 24 is reminding people to be vigilant about food safety. Don't let food poisoning ruin the big day this weekend... make sure everything is prepared correctly.
"22.12.2016 15:18:36" buchanobserver.co.uk Several arrests as police crack down on organised crime Police have arrested several people and executed warrants at numerous properties in the Fraserburgh and Peterhead areas as North East Division continues its crackdown on serious organised crime.
"22.12.2016 07:07:03" buchanobserver.co.uk 20 Christmas songs you never hear at Christmas You'd be forgiven for thinking there were only a dozen or so Christmas songs that get played non-stop every year. But there are a lot more out there. Quite a mix of tunes here, but do you have a festive favourite that you never hear at Christmas?
"21.12.2016 16:22:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Amber Storm Barbara warning for Scotland with gusts of 90mph Scots travelling to visit friends and family for festive celebrations are being warned to brace themselves as Storm Barbara blasts parts of the country with 90mph winds on Friday and Christmas Eve. Batten down the hatches... Barbara's on her way this weekend.
"21.12.2016 16:00:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Service users enjoy Christmas party Allandale House hosted a Christmas party for service users in the local area on December 8.
"21.12.2016 15:02:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Unite offshore members give notice of oil dispute Members of Scotland's biggest offshore trade union have gone into official dispute with employers, in a move that could lead to a vote on industrial action.
"21.12.2016 15:00:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Success for Gift Tree Appeal Buchan folk have provided “stunning” support for the Peterhead and Fraserburgh Gift Tree Appeal this year, according to organisers.
"21.12.2016 14:07:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Christmas lunch served up at Dales Park Dales Park School
"21.12.2016 13:53:33" buchanobserver.co.uk Staff ensure it's a Nisa Christmas Nisa stores in Mintlaw, Maud, Stuartfield and Strichen have started reducing food items to as little as 1p to help those who have fallen on hard times.
"21.12.2016 13:43:21" Timeline Photos CHRISTMAS PET PHOTO WINNER!
Well done to Jimmy the cat, belonging to Buchanie reader Carla Duthie, who has been chosen as the winner of our competition.
Carla has won a £15 voucher for R. Coutts the butcher in Peterhead - to claim your prize just pop in
"21.12.2016 13:36:53" buchanobserver.co.uk Foodbank shuts its doors A Peterhead foodbank which provides a vital services to those in need, has closed its doors.
"21.12.2016 11:55:00" buchanobserver.co.uk Five facts about the winter solstice The winter solstice takes place today (Wednesday, December 21) - the shortest day in the northern hemisphere. It's the winter solstice today... but do you know just how short the day will be?
"20.12.2016 19:43:00" Police have released some real examples of the strangest 999 calls they have received - including one call asking the operator for the non-emergency number.
Some have clearly been made through confusion, but others are just bizarre. The operators must
"20.12.2016 19:16:27" buchanobserver.co.uk It's official – Olivia and Jack were the most popular baby names of 2016 The most popular baby names of 2016 have been revealed. Did you or someone you know have an Olivia or a Jack this year? They're in good company...
"20.12.2016 16:31:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Britain's most expensive number plates When little means a lot
Love them or hate them, personalised number plates have a financial value. Sometimes a very high one.
Here are the £1 million for a number plate! More money than sense?
"20.12.2016 16:04:40" buchanobserver.co.uk SSEN lights up Boddam Engineers from Scottish and Southern Electricity Networks (SSEN) have put their skills to use this festive season by helping put up the village Christmas lights in Boddam this winter.
"20.12.2016 15:58:29" Timeline Photos Sign up on our new site for free marketing advice and top tips for your #LocalBusiness Johnston Press Local Business goo.gl/5X7e8V
"20.12.2016 15:29:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Stevenson backs Scottish Government on fishing proposals Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson, has backed the Scottish Government's proposals to keep Scotland outside the Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) but within the European Single Market.
"20.12.2016 13:02:59" buchanobserver.co.uk Martin backs plan to keep Scotland Gillian Martin, MSP for Aberdeenshire East, has backed the Scottish Government's proposals to keep Scotland in the European Single Market and stop the “national disaster” of a hard Brexit.
"20.12.2016 13:01:40" buchanobserver.co.uk Memorial meetings to be held People affected by past practices at Aberdeen Crematorium are invited to attend a meeting next month to discuss the first stages of setting up a memorial.
"19.12.2016 19:01:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Christmas shopping in Toon hey-day As the work of the Buchanhaven Heritage Society grows and develops it would like to share with you some memories of the area and the town of Peterhead starting this week with a look at the town centre in December 1905.
"19.12.2016 17:18:50" Thanks to everyone who kindly shared their festive pet pics with us - don't they look cute!
"19.12.2016 13:48:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Council Tax rise 'necessary' says DIGG Aberdeenshire
"19.12.2016 12:25:37" buchanobserver.co.uk Man sentenced for raping 12 years-old girl A man who raped a 12 years-old girl has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
"19.12.2016 12:20:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Last post for Christmas mail Royal Mail is reminding customers to post Second Class mail by the recommended last posting date of December 20.
"18.12.2016 20:00:32" buchanobserver.co.uk Festive fun at Grange Park Peterhead's Grangepark care home held its annual family and friends Christmas night recently with music from DJ Tommy James.
"18.12.2016 19:00:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Dales Park Christmas Fair success Peterhead's Dales Park School held its annual Christmas Fair recently and a whopping £4,420 was raised!
"18.12.2016 14:47:41" Timeline Photos Have you been helping your pets get into the festive spirit like these little guys? Post your pics below and we'll put together a slideshow of the best next week!
"18.12.2016 12:47:02" buchanobserver.co.uk Tighter controls over high street “blight” The “blight” of pay day lenders and betting operators on Scotland's high streets will be tackled with stricter planning controls from now on. Plans to turn shops into betting operators or payday lenders will have to go through the council now. A good idea?
"18.12.2016 09:12:32" Timeline Photos Happy Sunday everyone! We think this sums up today pretty well...
"17.12.2016 20:00:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Top award for Rachel A Peterhead woman has been crowned Massage Therapist of the Year at the Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards 2016.
"17.12.2016 19:00:53" buchanobserver.co.uk A trip around the world for Clerkhill audience Children of the World was the theme of Clerkhill School's Christmas concert this year.
"17.12.2016 14:58:05" buchanobserver.co.uk Top tips on how to dispose of fats this Christmas As people across Scotland prepare for Christmas and New Year dinners and festive fry-ups, Scottish Water is reminding them that cooking fats, oils and grease poured down the sink or drain can build up and cause blockages and 'fatbergs' in drains and sewer Do you know what can go down the sink and what needs to go in the bin?
"17.12.2016 14:11:57" Timeline Photos Come on parents, have you been taking part in this 'Elf on the Shelf' malarkey? Send us your best Elf poses used to keep the kids in check this Christmas!
"17.12.2016 11:22:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Most popular baby names for Christmas 2016 revealed T'is the season to be jolly but for some people Christmas will not be a silent night. Are you expecting? There might be some inspiration here...
"16.12.2016 14:15:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Record-breaking year at port Peterhead Port Authority and its fisherman have had a sensational year after breaking two different landing records twice in the same year.
"16.12.2016 14:14:38" buchanobserver.co.uk MP secures successful vote for Bill MP for Banff and Buchan, Dr Eilidh Whiteford has welcomed the vote in Parliament today on her Private Member's Bill for the ratification of the Istanbul Convention.
"16.12.2016 11:15:30" Timeline Photos We've got out Christmas jumpers on - how about you?
Send us your best festive pictures to show how you're enjoying the holiday season.
"16.12.2016 10:58:31" buchanobserver.co.uk Charity condemns heartless thieves A Peterhead-based charity has been left out of pocket after heartless theives attacked one of their delivery trucks. 3
"16.12.2016 10:54:08" buchanobserver.co.uk First Minister unable to provide guarantee on next year's farm payments Shadow Rural Economy Secretary Peter Chapman has challenged Nicola Sturgeon to give farmers a guarantee that 2017 subsidy payments will be delivered on time.
"15.12.2016 20:27:03" media.giphy.com gph.is It's Christmas Jumper Day tomorrow - will you be donning your best festive woolly? Maybe the whole office is getting in on the act! We'd love to see your pictures - just comment below or send us a PM
"15.12.2016 19:25:31" buchanobserver.co.uk 18 arrested under Operation Pine A total of 18 people have been arrested following a 16-day initiative to tackle domestic abuse in the North-east. Did you see this earlier? The arrests were made as part of an operation tackling domestic abuse.
"15.12.2016 18:39:11" buchanobserver.co.uk Warning over fake Aldi vouchers The Scottish Business Resilience Centre (SBRC) is warning shoppers to be on high alert following a spate of fake supermarket vouchers appearing on social media. Make sure you don't fall for this scam...
"15.12.2016 16:11:44" The Buchan Observer There's just 10 days to go... are you organised for #Christmas?
"15.12.2016 15:02:20" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP welcomes boost in tourism figures North East MSP Liam Kerr has tabled a motion at parliament hailing new figures showing that 2016 was a bumper year for tourism in the region.
"15.12.2016 10:48:25" buchanobserver.co.uk 18 arrested under Operation Pine A total of 18 people have been arrested following a 16-day initiative to tackle domestic abuse in the North-east.
"14.12.2016 20:28:28" buchanobserver.co.uk Open all hours? Yes please, say 'Shopaholic Brits' Shopaholic Brits see Christmas as just another day to fill their trolleys as new research1 reveals around one in five want department stores, supermarkets and shopping centres to be open on December 25. We had lots of reaction to our story about the petition to close shops on Boxing Day. Now research says one in five Brits want shops to be open on Christmas Day - what do you think?
"14.12.2016 20:01:34" buchanobserver.co.uk REVEALED: Which supermarket is best value for your Christmas dinner? While many like to moan that the cost of Christmas seems to go up every year, the truth may be exactly the opposite. Want to save the pennies (and pounds) on Christmas dinner this year?
"14.12.2016 19:39:57" buchanobserver.co.uk Make sure you know GP opening times, says NHS 24 As part of NHS 24's 'Be Health-Wise this Winter' campaign – Dr Owl is asking people if they know when their GP surgery and local pharmacy are open over the busy festive period. Many doctors surgeries will be closed for two days after Christmas and New Year - do you know who to contact if illness strikes?
"14.12.2016 18:45:52" buchanobserver.co.uk Brexit sprout gag is nation's favourite cracker joke A Brexit-themed joke about Brussels sprouts beat similar puns targeting Jeremy Corbyn, Roy Hodgson and Sports Direct to the title of best modern festive cracker joke. Some of these are pretty bad... but a cracker gag is meant to be terrible, right?
"14.12.2016 16:58:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Police urge retailers to be aware of distraction theft Police are asking retailers to be aware of criminals who use distraction and deception techniques to commit theft and fraud following reports of such activity in the North East.
"14.12.2016 16:57:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Sporty night at Peterhead Camera Club Peterhead Camera Club
"14.12.2016 14:33:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Man for court following drugs recovery A 19 year old man from Aberdeen was expected to appear at Peterhead Sheriff Court today (Wednesday, December 14) following the recovery of diamorphine and cocaine valued at approximately £1,600 from an address in Peterhead on Tuesday, December 13.
"14.12.2016 14:19:15" buchanobserver.co.uk Crisis looming as third of Scotland's GPs plan to retire in five years Scotland is facing a medical timebomb in general practice with more than a third of GPs saying they are planning to retire within the next five years. There could be a GP crisis on the horizon as a third plan to retire by 2021. Does this worry you?
"14.12.2016 12:01:44" buchanobserver.co.uk The Blue Toon castle Castle Street on Keith Inch in Peterhead is the only reminder today that the Blue Toon once had its very own castle to protect the approaches to the town from sea-borne raiders. A fascinating story from Kenny Bruce
"13.12.2016 20:10:17" buchanobserver.co.uk The 12 worst things about Xmas Here's a Christmas list for all the Scrooges out there ...
"13.12.2016 19:00:00" media.giphy.com gph.is Does your house look like this? Or maybe you've got a neighbour that loves to make a #Christmas statement? We want to see the pictures! Comment below or send us a PM, and we'll share the best!
"13.12.2016 16:59:58" buchanobserver.co.uk Police urge retailers to be aware of distraction theft Police are asking retailers to be aware of criminals who use distraction and deception techniques to commit theft and fraud following reports of such activity in the North East.
"13.12.2016 15:07:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Mystery over jump-started helicopter The organisers of the annual Lonach Highland Gathering and Games are asking for the help of the north-east public to unearth the story behind a mysterious photograph.
"13.12.2016 14:57:14" buchanobserver.co.uk Festive patrols continue in Peterhead Officers in Peterhead are continuing with increased patrols of the town centre in the run up to Christmas to ensure people enjoy a safe environment.
"13.12.2016 12:17:20" buchanobserver.co.uk 'Golden ticket' fiver yet to be found A baker's shop in the Scottish Borders was inundated last week with people hoping to win some extra dough. The £50K fiver is still out there somewhere... but the Scottish bakery where it was put into circulation initially had no clue it had even been spent there!
"12.12.2016 16:59:24" buchanobserver.co.uk Rumbles blasts SNP Government Scottish Liberal Democrats transport spokesperson Mike Rumbles MSP has blasted the Scottish Government after it emerged that the Balmedie to Tipperty section of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral route will not now open until Winter 2017/18. This section had
"12.12.2016 16:43:44" buchanobserver.co.uk Search on for Scotland's finest woods The search has begun to find and celebrate the finest and most inspiring woodlands in Scotland. The 2017 Scotland's Finest Woods Awards are an annual recognition of excellence among those who use, own or manage woods and forests - and a celebration of
"12.12.2016 16:42:42" buchanobserver.co.uk Final date set for compensation claims A final date for claims for compensation by those affected by past practices at Aberdeen Crematorium has been set.
"12.12.2016 10:40:10" buchanobserver.co.uk Toon drop points at home Peterhead were made to rue missed opportunities against Alloa on Saturday as the Wasps left Balmoor with a point after a 1-1 draw. MANAGER QUOTES: McInally disappointed not to take all three points
"12.12.2016 10:24:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Peterhead pay the price for not taking chances The Blue Toon's defensive woes continued, dropping two valuable points from a winning position leaving them without a home win in the last four games at Balmoor. MATCH REPORT: Peterhead 1-1 Alloa Athletic
"11.12.2016 18:01:12" buchanobserver.co.uk Crucial talks on fishing set to get underway Negotiations to finalise fish catching opportunities for 2017 will begin at the annual EU Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels this Monday (December 12).
"11.12.2016 13:01:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Stevenson tables Motion congratulating Modo Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson has tabled a motion congratulating Modo – Circus with Purpose on successfully applying to Awards for All Scotland.
"11.12.2016 11:56:12" buchanobserver.co.uk New rail timetable begins on Sunday ScotRail's new timetable starts on Sunday, December 11, and the train operator is asking customers to take a minute to check their own journeys before travelling. Remember, ScotRail's new timetable comes into affect today...
"11.12.2016 10:36:07" buchanobserver.co.uk EXCLUSIVE: interview with Lapland's Santa Claus What do you really know about Santa Claus? Sure he's got a white beard, wears a red suit and likes giving toys but what really makes Santa He is of course extra busy this time of year, but we were lucky enough to get an interview with the man himself, Santa Claus, ahead of the big night in a couple of weeks.
"11.12.2016 09:12:11" Timeline Photos Happy Sunday everyone! A perfectly acceptable response for today we think...
"11.12.2016 08:05:26" buchanobserver.co.uk The 12 myths of Christmas We all love the traditions of the festive season, but how much of the Christmas story is based on fact? Read on...
Jesus was born on Think you know all the facts about Christmas? Think again ...
"10.12.2016 19:00:47" buchanobserver.co.uk Broch artist selected for gallery artwork A Fraserburgh artist has been selected to create the centrepiece of the Remembrance Hall in Aberdeen Art Gallery when it re-opens next year.
"10.12.2016 16:01:03" buchanobserver.co.uk Council to report on regenerating key city centre retail unit A study into regenerating an empty retail unit on Union Street has been given the green light.
"10.12.2016 15:36:06" buchanobserver.co.uk Scots spend £103 over Christmas to avoid upsetting others 'Tis the season to be jolly, yet consumers in Scotland often find themselves wrapped in guilt for all of the things they feel obligated to do to avoid displeasing friends, family and even colleagues and neighbours. Is this you?
"10.12.2016 14:23:39" buchanobserver.co.uk Vote: What's your favourite Christmas song of all time? It's the festive season, so time once again to dust off all the old Christmas songs and ask the question - which is the best of all time? There's been A LOT of debate about this one in the office... but what do you think's the best?
"10.12.2016 14:00:51" buchanobserver.co.uk Shoe-boxes arrive in their hundreds for Stella's Voice Hundreds of Christmas shoe-boxes have been arriving at Stella
"10.12.2016 12:28:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Warning to stay safe this Christmas Families are being urged to stay safe over the festive period by taking easy steps to avoid the risk of fire. There were over 500 accidental dwelling fires in Scotland during Christmas and New Year in 2015 - here's how you can stay safe this year.
"10.12.2016 10:00:57" buchanobserver.co.uk SNP stance on Brexit viewed as 'complete betrayal' by fishermen The SNP stance on Brexit is viewed as a “complete betrayal” by fishermen in Scotland who voted to leave the EU, the Scottish Conservatives have claimed.
"09.12.2016 19:12:34" buchanobserver.co.uk Vote: What's your favourite Christmas film? Everyone loves a Christmas film. But which is your favourite? Is it a newbie like Elf, or a classic like It's a Wonderful Life? Have your say!
"09.12.2016 18:25:02" buchanobserver.co.uk New rail timetable begins on Sunday ScotRail's new timetable starts on Sunday, December 11, and the train operator is asking customers to take a minute to check their own journeys before travelling. Planning to travel by train this weekend? Best to double-check the new timetable, which comes into force on Sunday.
"09.12.2016 14:29:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Fleet to land larger catches at Macduff for first time An agreement has been reached between Macduff Harbour and Marine Scotland to relax designated port status regulations which have been in force for more than a decade.
"09.12.2016 14:25:48" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP backs Scottish Government on renewables Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson has backed the Scottish Government's continuing support for Scottish renewables.
"09.12.2016 14:23:47" buchanobserver.co.uk Stevenson calls for single voice on fishing Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson has called for all political parties to speak with a single voice on fishing.
"09.12.2016 14:01:21" buchanobserver.co.uk Drive for Justice campaign endorsed by First Minister Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has endorsed Johnston Press's Drive for Justice campaign.
"09.12.2016 13:03:54" buchanobserver.co.uk 'Apples' are the new satsumas as technology becomes stocking filler of choice Expensive technology is contributing to a rise in the value of the average Christmas stocking, with items such as smartphones, tablets, action cameras and fitness bands easing out traditional chocolate coins and satsumas as the go-to stocking fillers. A smartphone as a stocking filler? We wonder what the big present was...
"09.12.2016 11:01:54" Calling all pet owners - don't forget to enter our Christmas Pet competition!
We have a £15 voucher for Coutts the Butcher up for grabs and all you have to do is show us your pets getting ready for Christmas.
Head over to our Facebook page and enter via
"08.12.2016 18:39:26" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP urges engagement on opt-out organ donor scheme Gillian Martin MSP is urging constituents in Aberdeenshire East to give their views on organ and tissue donation in the Government's new consultation to help inform policy. What do you think - should Scotland change to an opt-out system?
"08.12.2016 14:53:54" buchanobserver.co.uk Revealed: Is this the face of Robert the Bruce? Scots will finally be able to look at what could have been the face of Scotland's greatest king, after scientists and historians joined forces to create the images. Video: Scientists and historians have joined forces to reveal the face of Robert the Bruce... what do you think?
"08.12.2016 14:24:08" buchanobserver.co.uk Audience hooked by Peter Pan Doric offering It's been a couple of years since I attended the Peterhead Panto so I wasn't quite sure what to expect.
"08.12.2016 13:28:01" buchanobserver.co.uk Christmas fair fun at Aden The Friends of Aden held their annual Christmas Fair last weekend.
"08.12.2016 13:27:07" buchanobserver.co.uk Fit Like? Fantastic actually! Elaine C. Smith, Jordan Young and Alan McHugh were in top form at this year
"08.12.2016 11:30:46" buchanobserver.co.uk MSP urges engagement on opt-out organ donor scheme Gillian Martin MSP is urging constituents in Aberdeenshire East to give their views on organ and tissue donation in the Government's new consultation to help inform policy.
"07.12.2016 19:17:04" buchanobserver.co.uk Vote: What's your favourite Christmas song of all time? It's the festive season, so time once again to dust off all the old Christmas songs and ask the question - which is the best of all time? There's been A LOT of debate about this one in the office... but what do you think's the best?
"07.12.2016 16:23:17" Alex Johnstone, Scottish Conservative MSP for the North East of Scotland, has died at the age of 55 after a short illness. Our thoughts are with his family.
"07.12.2016 14:44:45" buchanobserver.co.uk Volunteers needed for Santa Paws event The Scottish SPCA is appealing to the kind-hearted people of Aberdeen to help at the pets at home Santa Paws event to raise vital funds for abused, abandoned and injured animals over the festive period.
"07.12.2016 12:50:17" buchanobserver.co.uk Fivers with Jane Austen engraving could be worth £50,000 People are being urged to check their new fivers after engraved bank notes worth as much as £50,000 were circulated in a Willie Wonka-style 'Golden Ticket' giveaway. Could you have a £50,000 windfall in your wallet?
"07.12.2016 09:44:16" buchanobserver.co.uk Hamper win for Ellie Ellie Gatt received an early Christmas present from Morrisons recently.
"07.12.2016 09:40:35" buchanobserver.co.uk Private Members' Bill launch Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford will launch her Private Members' Bill later this week.
"07.12.2016 09:39:22" buchanobserver.co.uk Disappointment at catch arrangements Negotiations between the EU and Norway have concluded, with the European Commission deciding to proceed with the signing of the EU/Norway Agreement despite opposition from the UK and Ireland.
"07.12.2016 09:33:50" buchanobserver.co.uk Pupils pedal to victory in challenge Primary school pupils from St. Fergus have put workers at the nearby gas processing terminal to shame with an emphatic victory in a cycling challenge