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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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%.

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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.

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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.

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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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The deal has has seen an increased quota in 16 of 23 key stocks.

“Positive” fishing deal welcomed

A new quota deal struck with European Union fisheries ministers has been described as “a positive outcome” for Scotland’s fishermen.

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Gaynor Jones,Aquatera director, advises on potential renewable energy developments on Gosong Island, North Sumatra.

Survey reveals Scottish companies’ global reach

Scottish renewable energy businesses are working on projects worth more than £100 million in more than 40 countries around the world, new research has found.

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Council to report on regenerating key city centre retail unit

Council to report on regenerating key city centre retail unit

A study into regenerating an empty retail unit on Union Street has been given the green light.

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SFF chief executive, Bertie Armstrong, says as ever, this years EU Fisheries Council will result in increases in some quotas and decreases in others

Crucial talks on fishing set to get underway

Negotiations to finalise fish catching opportunities for 2017 will begin at the annual EU Fisheries Council meeting in Brussels this Monday (December 12).

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Mr Chapman says that post-Brexit, the UK will have far greater control over who fishes in North Sea waters and the rules governing catches.

SNP stance on Brexit viewed as 'complete betrayal' by fishermen

The SNP stance on Brexit is viewed as a “complete betrayal” by fishermen in Scotland who voted to leave the EU, the Scottish Conservatives have claimed.

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Vessels will now be able to land their catch and use port facilities at Macduff

Fleet to land larger catches at Macduff for first time

An agreement has been reached between Macduff Harbour and Marine Scotland to relax designated port status regulations which have been in force for more than a decade.

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Stewart Stevenson MSP at Peterhead Fish Market with Cabinet Secretary for Fisheries, Fergus Ewing, Eilidh Whiteford MP and Michael Bates of the Scottish Seafood Association.

Stevenson calls for single voice on fishing

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson has called for all political parties to speak with a single voice on fishing.

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