More than 200 assaults were committed against north region Scottish Ambulance Service staff at work over the past six years, according to new figures.
Whitehills is in final preparations for its annual summer gala which takes place this weekend.
TV broadcaster Sir David Attenborough has praised the work of two Banffshire schools.
The local authority is recruiting companies who specialise in computer science to benefit from the help of up-and-coming apprentices.
Young people from the Banff area have been presented with their Duke of Edinburgh awards during a ceremony at Holyrood Palace in Edinburgh.
The Schools Technology Challenge, delivered by North East Scotland College (NESCol) saw both Banff Academy and Turriff Academy participate.
Work has begun to transform the site of the former Campbell Hospital in Portsoy, which will now provide social housing for the community.
Would-be racing drivers got to put their skills to the test in home made creations during 1st Marnoch Scout troop's soapbox race.
Households across Aberdeenshire will now be able to upgrade to faster fibre broadband.
Two groups based in Portsoy’s Salmon Bothy were runners-up in the inaugural Doric Film Festival.
Almost £1 million in Government funding will be spent cutting deaths in the country's most dangerous industry.