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£10 million pounds for organisations to tackle climate change

First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has announced that 100 organisations across Scotland are to benefit from £10 million of funding to support local action to tackle climate change.

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Aberdeenshire Council

Council agrees its budget for year ahead

Aberdeenshire Council has agreed its budget for 2017/18 which will see support for local services worth £546 million.

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Stewart Stevenson has condemned the approach taken by the Tories and Lib Dems

MSP votes for landmark Scottish Budget

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson, has hailed the Scottish Government’s Budget which will see communities across Aberdeenshire Council Area benefit from greater support as a result. This includes an additional £8 million in resource and capital funding.

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First Minister Nicola Sturgeon addressed the NFUS annual general meeting.

Pledge to fight for farming industry

Scotland’s farmers have been assured that the Scottish Government will fight for the best possible deal for the industry at home and in Europe after Brexit.

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Cllr Anne Allan has welcomed the funding.

Shire to receive an extra £8m in Scottish Budget

Aberdeenshire Council is to receive an extra £8.189Million as a result of the Scottish Budget which was passed by the Scottish Parliament yesterday.

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Michael Russell, Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotlands Place in Europe

MSPs to debate Article 50

The Scottish Parliament will have a vote on Tuesday on the triggering of Article 50 to begin the formal process of leaving the European Union

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Gillian Martin says the power to do something about rates now lies squarely with local councils.

New cash for local authorities announced

New cash for local authorities has been announced today during the first stage of the Scottish Budget process at Holyrood.

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Legal affairs minister Annabelle Ewing.

Review of legal aid system launched

An independent review of the legal aid system has been announced by the Scottish Government.

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SNP MP for Banff and Buchan, Dr Eilidh Whiteford

Istanbul Convention Bill passes Committee unopposed

SNP MP for Banff and Buchan, Dr Eilidh Whiteford, welcomed today’s decision in Committee to progress her Private Member’s Bill to the next stage, unopposed.

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Aberdeenshire East MSP Gillian Martin and her colleague Stewart Stevenson have branded comments by Scottish Conservatives MSP Peter Chapman as ludicrous.

MSPs brand silcence claims over business rates support as 'ludicrous'

Two North-East MSPs have hit out at claims they have remained “silent” on business rates by an opposition MSP.

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The Government is expected to support the Bill.

Istanbul Convention Bill in committee stage

The Preventing and Combating Violence Against Women and Domestic Violence (Ratification of Convention) Bill 2016-17 will begin the Committee Stage in the House of Commons today at 2pm.

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Peter Chapman has called upon local SNP MSPs Stewart Stevenson and Gillian Martin to speak up on behalf of local companies.

North East SNP MSPs must "break silence" in business rates row

A North East MSP has challenged his SNP counterparts to “break their silence” amid mounting pressure on the Scottish Government to take action on enormous business rates increases.

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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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The petition was set up by Scottish Conservative MSP Ross Thomson

Nearly 2,000 people sign business rates petition in just two days

Nearly 2,000 people have signed an online petition in the last two days objecting to massive increases to business rates affecting companies in the North East of Scotland.

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Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP,Stewart Stevenson, has backed the Scottish Government announceme

Investment welcomed by MSP

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP, Stewart Stevenson, has backed the Scottish Government announcement of an extra £1.5 million investment for more nursery teachers and graduates in deprived areas across Scotland­ – with Aberdeenshire Council Area set to receive six additional teachers or graduates.

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Areas of Aberdeenshire were badly hit during Storm Frank last winter.

£2 million to tackle storm damage

More than £2 million will be dedicated to dealing with damage caused across Aberdeenshire by last year’s severe storms.

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Local Government minister Kevin Stewart.

New law to aid community buyouts

Scottish communities will find it easier to take over land or buildings currently in public ownership due to a new law which came into force today (Monday).

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Gillian Martin says the new funding is very welcome news for Aberdeenshire

MSP welcomes early years workforce expansion in Shire

The Scottish Government announcement that there will be an extra £1.5 million investment for more nursery teachers and graduates in deprived areas across Scotland has been welcomed by local MSP for Aberdeenshire East Gillian Martin – with Aberdeenshire set to receive six additional teachers or graduates.

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Eilidh Whiteford MP has questioned the Prime Minister on her passing reference to the interests of Spanish fishermen during the negotiations to leave theEU.

MP questons PM on Spanish fishermen deal

Today, MP for Banff and Buchan, Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP, questioned the Prime Minister on her passing reference to the interests of Spanish fishermen during the negotiations to leave the EU.

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Stewart Stevenson says the Scottish Government is 100% committed to supplying broadband to 100% of Scottish properties by the end of this Parliamentary term.

Tories 'wrong' on Broadband claims

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has welcomed the Scottish Government’s re-iteration of its commitment to provide broadband to 100% of Scottish homes by 2021.
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