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Years of grime and gum - gone!

As part of the ongoing Fraserburgh regeneration, streets in the town centre were recently steam cleaned.

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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Litter costs Scotland over �1m a year, says Zero Waste Scotland

Picking up some good tips on tackling litter

Did you know that 475 items of litter are dropped every minute in Scotland? Or that 2.5 billion single-use coffee cups are given out in the UK every day?

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The Met Office issued this weather warning for Saturday

Met Office issue weather warning for weekend

Heavy rain is forecast to wipe out the sunshine tomorrow across Scotland.

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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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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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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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5p ‘bags of cash’ from Tesco

5p ‘bags of cash’ from Tesco

Community projects in Fraserburgh could receive a cash injection thanks to Tesco’s Bags of Help initiative.

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Councillor Ian Tait at Boothby Road.

Councillor getting to the root of the weed problem

Residents of the Broch are never happy to see weeds growing in the town, and last year a large number made their feelings known to Councillor Ian Tait.

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SPEAKERS AT THE LAUNCH OF FRASERBURGH 2021, (L TO R)ABERDEENSHIRE PROVOST HAMISH VERNAL, HERITAGE CONSULTANT ANDREW WRIGHT AND PROJECT CO-ORDINATOR ROSS MCLEARY.

It’s a new life for Broch town centre

Provost Hamish Vernal has explained details of the £5.8 million Fraserburgh 2021 regeneration scheme, at a meeting at the Dalrymple Hall.

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Project to revitalise look of Fraserburgh’s Conservation Area

Project to revitalise look of Fraserburgh’s Conservation Area

Local people in Fraserburgh are being encouraged to get involved in the launch of a project this week designed to revitalise the look of the town’s Conservation Area.

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£5.8m regeneration scheme

£5.8m regeneration scheme

The launch of the regeneration programme Fraserburgh 2021 will take place on Saturday, March 11, at 10am in the Dalrymple Hall, Seafield Street. Refreshments will be available from 9.30am.

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THE STREETLIGHTS IN MAIN STREET, BROADSEA

Broadsea lamp-posts not up to standard!

Locals in Main Street, Broadsea, have noticed that all is not well with their street lights and lamp standards.

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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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