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Biker caught doing 114mph on rural road

Biker caught doing 114mph on rural road

A BIKER has been charged after being caught driving at 114mph on a B road in Banffshire The driver was one of eight people caught speeding during a…


Drugs worth £60,000 seized in raid

Drugs worth £60,000 seized in raid

DRUGS worth a street value of £60,000 were seized yesterday (Thursday) in a raid at a caravan park. Following the swoop at Burnside Caravan Park, Fochabers…


Science kids have fingerprint on pulse

Science kids have fingerprint on pulse

SCIENCE pupils at Banff Academy are taking part in an innovative project to learn how DNA is used in medicine and research.


Motorists urged to plan for delays at Elgin bridge

Motorists urged to plan for delays at Elgin bridge

MORAY MSP Richard Lochhead is urging motorists to plan more time for journeys and to be as patient as possible in the next fortnight while work is carried…


Police exercise in area

Police exercise in area

GRAMPIAN Police are carrying out a mobilisation exercise at various locations in the Aberdeenshire area. The exercise is a routine test of the capability…


Papers seized in turbine row

Papers seized in turbine row

POLICE took away documents from Aberdeenshire Council’s planning office in Banff last week over alleged serious irregularities surrounding applications…


Sangs jobs saved in US takeover move

Sangs jobs saved in US takeover move

AROUND 60 staff at the Sangs soft drinks firm in Macduff are celebrating following the news that their jobs have been safeguarded.


Appeal for witnesses to motorbike accident

Appeal for witnesses to motorbike accident

POLICE are appealing for witnesses following a motorbike accident in Knock Avenue, Whitehills yesterday (Wednesday). The male rider of the white Suzuki…


Thousands of pounds worth of motorised saws stolen in Banff

Thousands of pounds worth of motorised saws stolen in Banff

GRAMPIAN Police are appealing for information about a theft in Banff which saw thousands of pounds worth of motorised saws stolen. They were stolen…


Police appeal for information on Gardenstown crash

Police appeal for information on Gardenstown crash

POLICE are appealing for witnesses to a single vehicle road collision near Gardenstown which seriously injured a woman on Monday night. The incident…


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,…


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