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Amendments to Bill proposed to safeguard freedom of speech

Amendments to Bill proposed to safeguard freedom of speech

Amendments to Bill proposed to safeguard freedom of speech

23 September 2020

Conviction for stirring up hatred would be possible only when it was shown that someone intended to stir up hatred through their actions or behaviour.


First Minister addresses the nation as tougher restrictions are introduced

First Minister addresses the nation as tougher restrictions are introduced

First Minister addresses the nation as tougher restrictions are introduced

22 September 2020

"I will never find the words to thank all of you enough for the enormous sacrifices you have made so far and I am sorry to be asking for more."


Conservative plans could see 112% increase in free school meals

Conservative plans could see 112% increase in free school meals

Conservative plans could see 112% increase in free school meals

22 September 2020

11,000 additional primary school pupils in Aberdeenshire could benefit.


Live update: First Minister addresses parliament on further restrictions

Live update: First Minister addresses parliament on further restrictions

Live update: First Minister addresses parliament on further restrictions

22 September 2020

Ban on meeting in houses extended across Scotland


Funding to support domestic abuse victims welcomed

Funding to support domestic abuse victims welcomed

Funding to support domestic abuse victims welcomed

21 September 2020

More than £100,000 has been pledged to the north east.


Coronavirus update: Decision on further restrictions to be made within 24 hours

Coronavirus update: Decision on further restrictions to be made within 24 hours

Coronavirus update: Decision on further restrictions to be made within 24 hours

21 September 2020

The First Minister is due to talk to the Prime Minister this afternoon as a four nation response is instigated to curb the rise being seen again.


Green party announce Ellon ward candidate

Green party announce Ellon ward candidate

Green party announce Ellon ward candidate

17 September 2020

Green activist Peter Kennedy will stand in the election which is set to take place on October 15.


MP joins Drum of Wartle residents calls for road safety improvements

MP joins Drum of Wartle residents calls for road safety improvements

MP joins Drum of Wartle residents calls for road safety improvements

17 September 2020

Despite claims from residents over road safety issues, Aberdeenshire Council says it has no plans to review speed limits.


Polling stations announced for Ellon and District by-election

Polling stations announced for Ellon and District by-election

Polling stations announced for Ellon and District by-election

15 September 2020

Aberdeenshire Council has confirmed both the locations for voting and the full list of candidates standing for the Ellon and District ward.


Coronavirus latest: Major concern over backlog of tests leading to incongruity in figures

Coronavirus latest: Major concern over backlog of tests leading to incongruity in figures

Coronavirus latest: Major concern over backlog of tests leading to incongruity in figures

14 September 2020

NHS Greater Glasgow positive tests dropped from 104 to 27 in 24 hours while NHS Lanarkshire fell from 62 to just eight.


Conservatives announce candidate for Ellon ward by-election

Conservatives announce candidate for Ellon ward by-election

Conservatives announce candidate for Ellon ward by-election

14 September 2020

A business owner and former Royal Navy serviceman will stand for the vacant position on Aberdeenshire Council.


Covid latest: Lockdown rule tightening sets new lowered numbers for meet ups

Covid latest: Lockdown rule tightening sets new lowered numbers for meet ups

Covid latest: Lockdown rule tightening sets new lowered numbers for meet ups

10 September 2020

Changes planned for next week have been put back until at least 5 October.


Innovative Braemar Gathering praised by MSPs

Innovative Braemar Gathering praised by MSPs

Innovative Braemar Gathering praised by MSPs

10 September 2020

The popular event will take place virtually this weekend.


Beware of TV Licensing scammers

Beware of TV Licensing scammers

Beware of TV Licensing scammers

10 September 2020

Gordon MP Richard Thomson is raising awareness of the scams targetting more elderly and vulnerable constituents.


Blood cancer charity hails Aberdeenshire donors

Blood cancer charity hails Aberdeenshire donors

Blood cancer charity hails Aberdeenshire donors

10 September 2020

The north east has the most donors on the Anthony Nolan register.


MSP supports local beach cleans

MSP supports local beach cleans

MSP supports local beach cleans

08 September 2020

Gillian Martin is encouraging constituents to take part in the Great British Beach Clean


MSP praises work of Scottish SPCA

MSP praises work of Scottish SPCA

MSP praises work of Scottish SPCA

08 September 2020

The charity received around 120,000 calls in the first six months of the year.


Local celebrant to stand for council ward

Local celebrant to stand for council ward

Local celebrant to stand for council ward

08 September 2020

Humanist celebrant Louise McAllister will stand as a candidate for the SNP in the Ellon and District.


MSP warns care home residents are "losing the will to live"

MSP warns care home residents are "losing the will to live"

MSP warns care home residents are "losing the will to live"

07 September 2020

Visiting restrictions is having a detrimental impact on those residing in care facilities.


Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire continue to show a net reduction in population from elsewhere in the UK

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire continue to show a net reduction in population from elsewhere in the UK

Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire continue to show a net reduction in population from elsewhere in the UK

03 September 2020

The downturn in the oil and gas industry has been cited as major factor in people leaving the region.


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