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The Princess Royal opens new Chalmers Hospital redevelopment

The Princess Royal opens new Chalmers Hospital redevelopment

PRINCESS Anne was in Banff yesterday (Thursday) to open the £15 million redevelopment at Chalmers Hospital. For full story and pictures see Tuesday's…


Police appeal for information on Turriff building damage

Police appeal for information on Turriff building damage

POLICE are appealing for information about an extension being built at Craigston, Turriff being severely damaged. A police spokesman said it is suspected…


Woman killed in road collision named

Woman killed in road collision named

A PENSIONER killed in a road traffic collision on the A947 near Birkenhills on Wednesday has been named as Margaret Masson. The 66-year-old woman,…


Macduff heritage centre plan scuppered

Macduff heritage centre plan scuppered

A BID to establish a heritage centre at the site of the recently closed Harbour Cafe at Macduff Harbour has fallen at the first hurdle.


Body discovered off Portsoy coast identified

Body discovered off Portsoy coast identified

A BODY discovered off the coast of Portsoy last Thursday was confirmed by police as Dufftown man William Riddoch. The 70-year-old was found just hours…


Speed restrictions on road

Speed restrictions on road

A TEMPORARY speed restriction will be in place on a section of the A98 Banff to Portsoy road from Monday, February 20 for four weeks. The restriction…


Recruitment drive for police cadets

Recruitment drive for police cadets

GRAMPIAN Police has launched its latest recruitment drive for a new intake of police cadets. The cadetship will run for a year from August and cadets…


Police appeal for witnesses in Turriff metal theft

Police appeal for witnesses in Turriff metal theft

GRAMPIAN Police are appealing for witnesses following the theft of metal in Turriff. Guttering was stolen from a house at Chapel Street and an attempt…


New salmon fishing season opens

New salmon fishing season opens

ANGLERS on the River Deveron and its tributaries are optimistic of tight lines after the new salmon fishing season was officially opened on Saturday. They…


Police carry out drugs raids

Police carry out drugs raids

TEAMS of Grampian Police officers carried out a series of early morning raids in Aberdeenshire this week, seizing illegal drugs including heroin, cannabis,…


Council tax freeze agreed by councillors

Council tax freeze agreed by councillors

A COUNCIL tax freeze has been agreed as part of Aberdeenshire Council’s budget for 2012/13. Councillors last week also backed a series of Scottish…


Agnes says 'tea-rio' as cafe closes doors

Agnes says 'tea-rio' as cafe closes doors

IT WAS a cold day and also very special day – which meant a lot of the warming home-made favourites were on the menu at Macduff’s Harbour Cafè last Tuesday. And…


TV date for former herring lassie

TV date for former herring lassie

A FORMER ‘herring lassie’ and a Banffshire heritage group are set to be among the star attractions on ‘The One Show’ on BBC1 on Thursday night. The…


Woman provides 'irresistible lure'

Woman provides 'irresistible lure'

?A STUNNING new solid silver trophy to celebrate the story of a woman catching the largest UK salmon on a fly, on the River Deveron, is to be presented…


Wages slashed as council cuts back

Wages slashed as council cuts back

HUNDREDS of workers in Banffshire face substantial pay cuts following plans by Aberdeenshire Council to slash their terms and conditions. Unions warn…


Crackdown on river wildlife crime

Crackdown on river wildlife crime

WITH THE salmon fishing season about to commence on all of Grampian’s rivers, police have launched an initiative to raise awareness of the potential impact…


Road closures

Road closures

THE B9139 Portsoy (Old Coast) road from Craigherbs to the junction of the C25L road at Loch of Auds will be closed from Monday, February 13 for three…


Pensioner killed in road crash

Pensioner killed in road crash

A PENSIONER killed in a road crash on the A95 Keith-Banff road last Thursday has been named by police as Keith man Gordon Stephen. Mr Stephen (71)…


Police report serious accident

Police report serious accident

POLICE, ambulance and fire service crews remain at the scene of scene of a serious two-vehicle road traffic accident on the A95 between Ladyhill and…


Moblie phone stolen in Buckie robbery

Moblie phone stolen in Buckie robbery

?POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a woman had her mobile phone stolen in Buckie. The incident happened at Land Street, near its junction with…


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