A revised approach to supported bus service delivery will come under scrutiny from councillors next week .
Locations in Banff, Inverurie and Fyvie could be used as tests for integrated travel routes to boost cycling and walking.
Scottish Gas contractors have temporarily closed the A98 Union Road/Palmer Cove in Macduff in order to carry out emergency repairs.
Plans include converting a former hydrogen fuel cell bus into a video theatre.
Passengers travelling to Scotland from abroad will be required to have proof of a negative test taken a maximum of 72 hours before travel.
Emergency services were called to the scene where a tractor and trailer had left the road near Fyvie and rolled down an embankment.
Almost one in four parent and child parking spaces are misused in Scotland.
The main route out of Auchterless will be closed for two periods of three days and Rothienorman will see no waiting orders on several streets.
Icy conditions led to several incidents including two where even the gritting lorries fell foul of the slippery roads.
A Scottish Government reporter has approved a plan which raised considerable local opposition over road safety and was previously rejected on appeal.
Work which was agreed almost eight years ago is finally going out to tender.