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Still no progress on North East rail improvement plans

The SNP has offered no sign of progress six months on from a Scottish Conservative request for a timetable for rail improvement works between Aberdeen and the Central Belt.

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Mairi Evans offers support for Small Business Saturday.

MSP supports Small Business Saturday

SNP MSP for Angus North & Mearns, Mairi Evans, has offered her support for this weekend’s Small Business Saturday – which encourages people to shop locally and support their local businesses.

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A report reveals there has been no slowing in the job losses in the oil and gas industry this year, and there are further cuts to come.

Energy job losses continue but optimism rises

There has been no slowing in the job losses in the oil and gas industry this year, and there are further cuts to come, but the crisis could be reaching a turning point, according to an industry report released this week.

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Carole Clark (centre) with Janet Buxton (left) and Kathleen Dawson.

Clearly the right prescription for Carol

When Carole Clark saw an advert in the ‘Kincardineshire Observer’ for a job in the local chemists, she thought it would be fine till she worked out what she really wanted to do.
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For onshore wind, Scotland accounts for 46.2 per cent of all UK employment and 57.2 per cent of all UK turnover.

Low carbon industries worth almost £11bn

Low carbon industries in Scotland generated £10.7 billion in turnover and supported 43,500 jobs in 2014, according to news figures.

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Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Is Freelancing just a disguised Zero Hours Contract?

Small businesses are under increasing pressure to find ways to balance the need to hire staff and the need to stay profitable.

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Christine Watson from World Host, Jo Watson from Visit Aberdeenshire and Jacky Niven gave presentations at the meeting to put the Mearns area on the arts, cultural and heritage tourism map.

Welcome to our world

An event held last weekend at Balmekewan saw the launch of the Our Mearns Tourism Association, which aims to make the Mearns an arts, cultural and heritage tourism destination.

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Aberdeenshire Council co-leader, Cllr Richard Thomson, signs the historic deal.

Aberdeenshire Council co-leader signs £826 million City Region Deal

Local and national politicians and industry leaders have signed an ambitious City Region Deal for the North East, which has been described as a “transformative” moment for Aberdeenshire’s economy.

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Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Call for public ownership of Scotland’s trains

Rail services in Scotland could fall back into public hands if performance doesn’t improve drastically over the next three years.

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The CRD will play a catalytic role in maximising the North Sea oil and gas opportunity.

City Region Deal provides significant boost for region

Opportunity North East (ONE), the private sector led and funded economic development company for the region, has welcomed the formalisation of the £250 million Aberdeen City Region Deal (CRD).

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Woodhill House in Aberdeen where the meeting was held

Financial support to be given to credit unions

Earlier this year at a meeting Aberdeenshire’s Full Council in June a decision was taken to allocate an uncommitted balance of over £200,000 (known as year-end flexibility) to support the work of local credit unions.

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Public consultation on future rail services launched

A consultation on the future of rail services has been launched on a day of chaos across the network for passengers.

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Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Fuel prices fall as big four supermarkets make 3p cuts

Asda has announced it is capping its petrol prices at 110.7p per litre, with diesel at 112.7p from today (Tuesday).

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Protest day over train services

Protest day over train services

Rail union RMT is staging a day of action calling for train services to be publicly owned.

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Voting is required for the presidential and vice-presidential roles.

Starting gun fired on Union elections

NFU Scotland is now taking nominations for the positions of president and its two vice-presidential posts.

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Officeholders highlighted the importance of Scottish farming sector in Brexit negotiations.

Union hosts positive meeting with Secretary of State

The importance of protecting and maintaining Scotland’s unique farming industry in the Brexit negotiations has been highlighted at NFU Scotland’s first meeting with the UK Government’s Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Andrea Leadsom MP.

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Brexit means the UK’s 5m SMEs are even more crucial to our economy

Brexit means the UK’s 5m SMEs are even more crucial to our economy

Marmite-gate might be over, but it has highlighted the increased responsibility being placed on the shoulders of small business owners in the UK.

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The cost of keeping businesses going

The cost of keeping businesses going

More than 550,000 UK small businesses have been forced to halt trading due to a disruption in the last two years, according to new research.

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Raising a glass:  Chairman Jim Brown, director Andy Hall and manager Isabella Williamson.

Sunset Song favourite book

Lewis Grassic Gibbon’s classic book Sunset Song has been voted the nation’s favourite novel in a recent survey conducted by BBC Scotland and The Scottish Book Trust.

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Jim Wands, Castle Custodian, Jo Robinson, Regional Director, Visit Scotland, alongside Stuart Common, Commercial Director, Mackie's of Scotland, at Dunnottar Castle

 
(Photo: Ross Johnston/Newsline Media)

Castle scoops promo

Dunnottar Castle is to adorn 150,000 one-litre tubs of Mackie’s ice cream, as part of a promotion with VisitScotland.

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