STUC elects its first Black President

At the 120th Congress in Aviemore, the STUC elected Satnam Ner from Prospect trade union as President. Satnam Ner, a Radiochemistry Manager at Babcock International Group and a long-serving member of the STUC Black Workers’ Committee and the General Council, will be the first Black President of the STUC.

Woolworths could be set for a return?

Woolworths set for shock return to the high street

Collapsed retailer Woolworths could be set to make a surprise return to the high street, according to reports.

The brains bhind Stonehaven on a Plate - Kerry Allan.

Serving up ‘Stonehaven on a plate’

A Stonehaven woman has begun an online crusade championing local businesses in the town, and encouraging residents to shop and eat locally.

Farmer Sandy Ingram pictured with his new Home Cured products bacon with maple syrup and bacon with treacle syrup.

New bacon range to launch at Taste of Grampian

Visitors to this year’s Taste of Grampian food and drink festival at Thainstone on June 3 will have the opportunity to sample two exciting new bacon products which will be officially launched at the event.

Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.

New fisheries measures now in effect

Beginning on April 17, fishermen without a licence will be restricted to a daily limit on a number of shellfish species.

Projects in Benholm, Johnshaven, Gourdon, St Cyrus or Inverbervie will be considered.

Local projects in running for £30k

Anyone who has a project that will improve health and wellbeing in Benholm, Johnshaven, St Cyrus, Gourdon or Inverbervie, is invited to apply for a share of £30k.

Near normal train service promised during strike action

Near normal train service promised during strike action

Virgin Trains is reassuring customers that it will run a near normal timetable during the industrial action announced by the RMT. The union says its members will walk-out for 48 hours on April 28 and 29 on Virgin Trains east coast route.

Union to ballot local authority workers

Union to ballot local authority workers

UNISON members have instructed their trade union to ballot 70,000 local government members across every local authority in Scotland on industrial action.

Easter commuters face travel delays

Lengthy delays predicted for Easter travellers

Drivers have been warned to expect “significant delays” over Easter with more than 20 million cars expected on the roads between Maundy Thursday and Easter Monday.

The meeting will be held at the Invercarron Resource Centre at 7.30pm on April 11.

‘Make your voice heard’

A public meeting will take place next week to give local residents the opportunity to quiz AWPR representatives about extensive roadworks on the A90 at Stonehaven.

22 year-old Nikki Howarth is pictured with her parents Sheila and Mick.

New venture suits Nikki down to a tea

An enterprising Stonehaven lass is set to become one of the youngest entrepreneurs in the area by following in her family’s footsteps.

community fund now open

Windfarm community fund now open

The Hillhead of Auquhirie Wind Farm Community Fund opened for applications on April 1.

The Bervie Braes road is a popular route for tourists

Bervie Braes road re-opens for summer

The Bervie Braes road, which leads from Dunnottar Castle down in to Stonehaven, has re-opened today for the summer months.

The Stonehaven branch has seen transactions decline by 30%

‘A blow to local economy’ - RBS closure

The closure of the Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Stonehaven has been described as a “blow to the local economy”.

Average speed cameras

Average speed cameras to be introduced between Stonehaven and Dundee

Average speed cameras are to be introduced on the A90 from Stonehaven to Dundee.

A view of the contraflow system which will be in place from next week.

A90 bridge demolition work to begin on Monday

Demolition of a bridge which carries the A90 dual carriageway at Stonehaven will begin on Monday (April 3).

Drum Castle in Banchory saw a visitor increase of 87.5 per cent

Tourism soars at three north east attractions

Tourism levels in the North East soared last year with three major attractions in Aberdeenshire posting increased visitor numbers of up to 134.5 per cent.

Gyles Brandreth will host the awards ceremony.

Finalists revealed for North-east’s Elevator business awards

Twenty-seven finalists in one of the North-east’s highest profile business awards - the Elevator Awards 2017 – were announced this week.

Resurfacing begins on March 13 and runs for three nights

Road closures and contraflows for A90 at Charleston

Commuters travelling on the A90 south of Aberdeen are to be faced with further roadworks as 14 beams and parapets are installed at Charleston and a contraflow system put in place over the next month.

Royal Bank of Scotland

Stonehaven bank to close

The Royal Bank of Scotland has announced that it will close its Stonehaven branch later this year.
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