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Fraserburgh campus venue for business breakfast

The new STEM centre at North East Scotland College’s Fraserburgh Campus is the venue for a business breakfast hosted by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) and the College, open to all construction businesses in the region on Tuesday, February 21.

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BEAR Scotland’s ‘Sir Andy Flurry’, Gritallica’ and ‘Ready, Spready, GO’ gritters get set to tackle wintery conditions!

BEAR Scotland’s ‘Sir Andy Flurry’, Gritallica’ and ‘Ready, Spready, GO’ gritters get set to tackle wintery conditions!

With cold and wintry conditions forecast for the North East, BEAR Scotland are at the ready with their aptly named gritters.

Transport
The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Caravan Club reveals boost to Scottish economy

The Scottish economy has seen an increase in growth courtesy of champions of the great outdoors, The Caravan Club. Members of The Club spent a huge £37 million off-site when in the region in 2016 – an increase of £2 million compared to £35 million in 2015.

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Transport Minister Humza Yousaf.

ScotRail reward patient passengers with a ‘free week’

More details of a package of discounted travel for Scotland’s rail passengers have been confirmed today.

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Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop.

Scottish history sparks tourism rise

Scotland is capitalising on the booming demand from international tourists who wish to explore the country’s history and heritage, Tourism Secretary Fiona Hyslop revealed today.

Business
The report shows that the general overall picture is of increasing abundance of stocks

Fishermen welcome new report on recovering fish stocks

Scottish fishermen have welcomed a new report which highlights that most major whitefish stocks have increased in Scottish waters since the mid-2000s while fishing pressure has reduced significantly.

Business
Elevator Awards 2017 launch.

Pictured (l to r): Professor Gary McEwan, Mark Williams, Russell Whyte with P7 pupils from Kaimhill Primary, Dylan Clark, Amber Ritchie and Sam Byres 

Picture by Michal Wachucik / Abermedia.

Businesses celebrate launch of Elevator Awards 2017

Entrepreneurs and business leaders from throughout the North-east are being invited to enter the biggest celebration of the region’s achievements with the launch of the 17th annual Elevator Awards.

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The Clydesdale Bank Mintlaw branch

MSP to meet with bank bosses to discuss closures

Banffshire & Buchan Coast SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson is to meet with Clydesdale Bank senior management to discuss their planned closures.

Business
Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing.

Crab and lobster conservation measures

Scottish shellfish are to be given additional protection through new conservation measures announced by Fisheries Secretary Fergus Ewing today.

Business
Mackie's delicious chocolate ice cream

Cream of the crop required for sweet job

A dream opportunity awaits an ice cream enthusiast – as one of Scotland’s top food brands begins the hunt for the manager of its flagship ice cream parlour.

Business
The contract will be the first time ACE Winches newly developed 500te reel drive system is used

ACE Winches secures spooling contract with Oceaneering

Turriff-based ACE Winches, has secured a spooling contract with Oceaneering for Shell’s Prelude Floating Liquefied Natural Gas (FLNG) project.

Business
NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

NMA: Section 40 Would Cost Press Industry £100 Million a Year

The introduction of a law designed to force local and national newspapers into a system of statutory press regulation could cost the industry £100 million a year just for telling the truth, the News Media Association has said today.

Business
Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Employers’ bizarre excuses for underpaying staff

Ten of the most bizarre excuses used by unscrupulous bosses found to have underpaid workers the National Minimum Wage have today been revealed by the Government.

Business
Aldi will increase its its minimum wage to �8.53 an hour from next month.

UK’s ‘highest-paying supermarket’ to create 4000 jobs

Aldi is to recruit 4000 new permanent workers in stores and warehouses across the country, as part of the supermarket giant’s plan to open around 70 new shops this year.

Business
Bruce of the Broch won the coveted Diamond award for its chicken & mealie pies.

Award-winning start to year for butcher

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson has tabled a motion congratulating Alistair Bruce of Bruce of the Broch, Fraserburgh, on his shop’s recent haul of awards.

Business
John Hannah, Martin Dalgarno & Alan Masson of SBP are delighted following a record year.

Record year for accountancy firm

A leading North-east accountancy firm has reported a record year in business, increasing its turnover by 20%.

Business
Downies of Whitehills has landed a 50,000 deal with Aldi.

Family fish business lands £50,000 Aldi deal

Downies of Whitehills has landed a £50,000 deal to supply ALDI stores in Scotland with freshly prepared Cullen Skink.

Business
Post Office advice to customers over strike action

Post Office advice to customers over strike action

The Post Office is reminding customers that the CWU has called strike action in 300 of its 11,600 branches on Saturday, December 24, which may result in the closure of some of these branches.

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Some of the items reduced in price at the Maud shop

Staff ensure it’s a Nisa Christmas

Nisa stores in Mintlaw, Maud, Stuartfield and Strichen have started reducing food items to as little as 1p to help those who have fallen on hard times.

Business
Peterhead Prison Museum has proved to be a huge success since it opened in June 2016.

MSP welcomes boost in tourism figures

North East MSP Liam Kerr has tabled a motion at parliament hailing new figures showing that 2016 was a bumper year for tourism in the region.

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