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Brighter Bervie make their mark

As they mark the 675th anniversary of Inverbervie’s Royal Burgh status, community group Brighter Bervie have been putting the finishing touches to a beautiful outdoor meeting space for residents to enjoy.

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A new forestry and woodland strategy has been approved for Aberdeenshire.

New forestry and woodland strategy for Aberdeenshire

Aberdeenshire has a new forestry and woodland strategy following consultation and input from the public, the forestry industry and public agencies.

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A mild winter, coupled with warmer than usual spring temperatures, could lead to an increase in the number of bugs, like ants, this summer.

Homeowners warned to expect a plague of bugs this summer

Homeowners are being warned to expect a summer of bugs.

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New park project to save rare insects

A new project is being launched in the heart of the Cairngorms National Park to save six of Scotland’s rarest invertebrates.

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Portlethen Conservation Group funding bid

Portlethen Conservation Group funding bid

Portlethen Moss Conservation Group is hoping to scoop a big cash boost from the Tesco Bags of Help initiative.

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This is a hybrid between a Spanish stealth slug and the UKs common black slug. Pic: Leslie Noble

Hybrid ‘super-slugs’ are invading British gardens and we can’t stop them

The Daily Mail calls it a “slime wave”. The Sun calls them “an army”. Either way, both papers have reported 500 billion slugs are set to invade British gardens, after a mild winter created perfect breeding conditions.

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Miss Scotland Lucy Kerr has the key to Scotland's secrets

National Trust launches major recruitment drive

Families across Scotland are being handed the key to Scotland’s treasures this summer - when they join the National Trust for Scotland.

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Biodiversity awards for Portlethen Moss and Maryculter

Biodiversity awards for Portlethen Moss and Maryculter

Portlethen Moss Conservation Group have been honoured at the first ever North East Biodiversity Champions Awards.

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Craig Buchanan, operations and safety manager at the AECC, with Not-for-Landfill campaign manager Craig Donoghue

Milestone for eco campaign

A North-east environment campaign has signed its 100th member.

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Council ask for Stonehaven residents’ support in tackling town’s nuisance gulls

Council ask for Stonehaven residents’ support in tackling town’s nuisance gulls

Action will be taken to deal with ongoing complaints from residents and visitors about nuisance gulls in Stonehaven this spring.

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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.

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Atlantic puffin.

Iconic Scottish bird species are under threat

Two of Scotland’s most loved species, curlew and puffin, have joined the growing list of threatened bird species, according to a new report.

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Floating windfarm gets go-ahead

Floating windfarm gets go-ahead

An application to develop a floating wind farm off the coast of Stonehaven has been approved by Scottish Government ministers.

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Dog fouling raises a stink

Dog fouling raises a stink

A Stonehaven woman’s campaign to tackle the issue of dog fouling in and around the town is raising quite a stink.

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Roddy has helped to keep the boardwalk clean for the past two years.

Horizon thank Roddy for keeping boardwalk clear

Stonehaven Horizon Group have publicly thanked a volunteer who has ensured that the town’s boardwalk has been swept clean for the last couple of years.

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Free home fire safety visits can be arranged with SFRS.

North east householders urged to take up fire safety visit offer

North east communities are being reminded that their local firefighters are available to help them stay safe at home.

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Pictured are Alick and David Hendry, who run Wester Manbeen dairy farm near Elgin, with consultant Aileen Buchanan.

New advisory group for north east’s organic farmers

A new discussion group for those interested in organic farming in the north east will be holding its first meeting next month.

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Concerns have been expressed for the future of Scotlands landscapes.

Call for development of landscape policy

Two national organisations have joined forces to press the Scottish Government to develop a land use policy which protects Scotland’s world-renowned landscapes, and ensures access for recreation.

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Scottish Water says its charges will still be lower than the UK average after a 1.6 per cent increase.

Increase in Scottish Water charges to fund investment

Household water charges in Scotland remain among the lowest in Great Britain, according to recent figures.

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Livestock worrying can have devastating consequences.

Dog owners warned out of control pets could be shot

Dog owners are being warned that their pets could be killed if they are found anywhere near sheep, regardless of whether or not they have attacked them.

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