Councillor hails plastic straw ban

Plastic straws are to be removed from all Aberdeenshire schools in a landmark move to reduce the amount of waste and protect the local environment.

At the Catterline School end of year assembly last Thursday, the first winner of the Joan Eardley Memorial Quaich was P4 pupil Belle McMurtrie, from Barras. Belle is pictured with her winning artwork and the replica of the Historic Scotland plaque which was presented to the school by local heritage pioneer Dave Ramsay.

Belle wins Joan Eardley Memorial Quaich

At the Catterline School end of year assembly, the first winner of the Joan Eardley Memorial Quaich was P4 pupil Belle McMurtrie, from Barras.

Pupils, parents and members of the community who took part in the Portlethen event

Getting a taste for the Edibles Trail

An inaugural community walk around Portlethen Edibles Trail was held earlier this week.

Top college award for Ewan

Top college award for Ewan

Former Mearns Academy pupil Ewan Mowatt, 16, of Dovecot Farm, Laurencekirk, with his employer Ross Leitch, of Ross Leitch Joinery Services Ltd, Montrose.

The Kinneff School drivers who took part in the Goblin Car Race

Kinneff team in top form

Kinneff School recently took part in the Goblin Car Race at the Grampian Transport Museum in Alford, competing against 39 other teams from schools across the North-east.

Councillor Leigh Wilson with local pupils promoting the clothing grant

School clothing grant increase

Mearns families are to benefit as Aberdeenshire Council is set to double the school clothing grant in a move to help close the attainment gap in education.

The First Aid at Work course was held at Mackie Academy

First aid training course at Mackie Academy

A First Aid at Work event was held at Mackie Academy on Monday through an initiative by local community councillor Phil Mills-Bishop.

Geena Hay, right, and Carol Herd with their awards

Stonehaven students are honoured at college awards

Two Stonehaven students have been given awards at a formal ceremony held recently at North East Scotland College.

Midmill School

Information event for future primary teachers

Aberdeenshire Council will host an information evening for those considering studying part-time to become a primary school teacher next week.

The event will be held at Strathburn School

Council to hold teaching information night

Aberdeenshire Council is holding an information evening for anyone considering studying part-time to become a secondary school teacher.
Cllr Gillian Owen, Education and Childrens Services Committee chair and Provost of Aberdeenshire, Cllr Bill Howatson with children from Kintore School

Council launches Play Policy

Aberdeenshire Council launched a policy this week to give guidance on children’s play.

Lathallan pupils during their visit to Woodview

Lathallan pupils’ Woodview visit

Lathallan pupils studying National 5 Business Management have visited a social enterprise in Stonehaven as part of their project research.

Some of the Mackie Academy pupils who took part in the challenge

Local pupils complete the Pillar challenge

Mackie Academy pupils took part in the “Pillar Kincardine TEAM 26.2 Campaign” as part of Mental Health Awareness week.

A Scots Gaelic sign on the Isle of Skye

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The EIS says teachers' salaries have gone down 20 per cent in real terms in the last decade.

Teachers urged to send clear message to John Swinney calling for a ‘fair pay increase’

Scotland’s biggest teaching union is further pushing its calls for a 10 per cent pay rise for all teachers.

Pupils have had a say in what is planned for the new-look playground

School playground in need of attention

A Stonehaven school has issued a plea for funding to help spruce up its playground.

A land train treat for Arduthie pupils

Land train treat for local pupils

Stonehaven Town Partnership (STP) treated P1 pupils from Arduthie Primary School to a trip on the land train on Tuesday of last week.

Pupils set for five weeks of exams

Pupils set for five weeks of exams

Monday is E-Day for tens of thousands of Scottish school pupils – the start of their exams.


Top Shire musical 
students are hitting all the right notes

Aberdeenshire pupils have recorded a double music success.

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