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Investment for St Cyrus nature reserve

A Mearns nature reserve is to receive nearly £200,000 in investment.

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The spectacular cliffs at Fowlsheugh. Picture: RSPB

Drone ban at seabird colony

A drone ban has been imposed around a popular local seabird colony.

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Mill O' Forest pupils enjoy their beach clean at Stonehaven

School’s beach clean effort

Pupils from a Stonehaven primary school have been playing their part in protecting the environment.

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The picturesque coastline at Catterline which is under threat

EU cash to battle Catterline erosion

A Mearns village has secured more than half a million pounds of EU funding to tackle coastal erosion and landslides.

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Councillor Leigh Wilson at the bridge

Mearns bridge funding approved

Aberdeenshire councillors have agreed funding to start remedial work on a Mearns landmark.

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Invasive species go under the spotlight

Invasive species go under the spotlight

A forum created to tackle the challenges and damage caused by invasive non-native plants in Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen City has met for the first time.

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The demolished bridge in Dunnottar Woods

Fallen tree damages footbridge in woods

A tree has been blown over demolishing a footbridge popular with walkers in Stonehaven’s Dunnottar Woods.

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Hillwalkers are being urged to take care and be prepared for all kinds of weather.

Hillwalkers urged to be aware of dangers posed by bad weather

Hillwalkers and people pursuing outdoor activities in the mountains are ebing warned by Police Scotland of the dangers that inclement weather and the terrain can present.

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Aberdeenshires recycling rate is currently only 43.5% and residents are now being asked how council services could be improved to help them to recycle more.

Views sought on how to recycle more

Aberdeenshire residents are being asked to take part in the Big Recycling Challenge by  giving their views on the council’s recycling and waste services to help recycle more materials and send less to landfill.

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One of the fish found washed up on the beach. Pic: Therese Alampo

Exciting marine find on beach

Wildlife experts and local people were left confused and at the same time excited after a collection of unusual deep-sea creatures washed up on an Aberdeenshire beach.

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The quelea is a sparrow-sized bird, common in huge flocks in many areas of Africa.

Misguided feathered visitor from Africa

Leader reader Dennis Collie has sent us this photograph of a rare bird in the UK, spotted in Stonehaven during the recent windy weather.

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Edible trails project for Royal Burgh

Edible trails project for Royal Burgh

Community group Brighter Bervie was joined by representatives from the Scottish Association for Mental Health (SAMH) for a visit to Bervie School recently.

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L-R Scott Fraser, Scottish Water's Scottish Water's corporate affairs regional manager; Bruce Ritchie, head of business operations and visitor experience at RZSS Edinburgh Zoo; Abi Walker waste water treatment modern apprentice.

Launch of new 3P’s campaign

Scottish Water has teamed up with Edinburgh’s famous penguins to raise public awareness of its new 3P’s campaign and prevent toilet and sewer blockages.

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Alex Johnstone Memorial Trophy

Alex Johnstone Memorial Trophy

In December last year, Alex Johnstone, a long serving Conservative MSP for the North East, died after a short illness.

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A celebratory fish and chip lunch awaits for members of Stonehaven's Lion Club, the Horizon Group and Jim Cattanach, who all contributed to the the Wave Garden's new look.

“New lease of life” for beachfront area

A beachfront area has been given a new lease of life thanks to a host of Stonehaven volunteers.

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Gardeners should look out for an impressive autumnal emergence of species such as Comma, Red Admiral and Speckled Wood in the coming weeks.

Can autumn offer a butterfly boost?

Gardeners are being asked to look out for butterflies this autumn after species struggled during the cold and wet summer holiday season.

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Haugh Park in Fife was among the 2017 Scottish award winners. Pic: Katrina Johnstone.

Vote for your favourite Scottish park

Environmental charity, Keep Scotland Beautiful, is encouraging members of the public to vote for their favourite Scottish Green Flag Award park as part of a UK-wide competition.

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Calluna disappeared in suspicious circumstances north of Ballater on August 12. Pic: NTS staff.

More concerns raised about missing hen harrier

The National Trust for Scotland has echoed concerns about the unexplained disappearance of a satellite-tagged hen harrier in the Cairngorms National Park.

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Appeal for information about female hen harrier Calluna.

Appeal for information after young hen harrier’s disappearance

RSPB Scotland has issued an appeal for information after a young hen harrier disappeared on an Aberdeenshire grouse moor.

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