Broadband programme failing to deliver for rural properties

It underlines the importance that good broadband now plays in our lives that broadband speeds have become a hot topic in so many conversations in pubs, coffee shops and the living room.

Rural broadband still in slow lane

City Region Deal: is disappointment justified?

It is difficult to know what to make of the City Region Deal announced by the Prime Minister David Cameron on his visit to Aberdeen. Read More...

Good progress on AWPR

Anyone who has driven around Aberdeen recently cannot fail to be impressed by the speed with which the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route is processing.

Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route

Student lock in at shopping mall

Students can bag some style at Bon Accord & St Nicholas this September, as Aberdeen’s top shopping destination hosts its annual student lock-in event. Read More...

Aberdeen oil service worker's luck

Many of us dream about driving a brand new supercar, like an Aston Martin, or a Lamborghini, or a Ferrari. But, although there are quite a number of them on the streets of Aberdeen, few of us ever get the chance to drive, let alone own one. Read More...

Local rally heroes out to beat Scottish champ

The biggest annual motorsport event in the North-east of Scotland, the Coltel Granite City Rally, has attracted a bumper field of almost 120 cars. And once again, the guy the NE crews have to beat is four-times ARR Craib Scottish Rally champ, David Bogie.

Quintin Milne

Excessive card charges outlawed

Most of us have experienced them. You book your flight online and you find that you face a significant surcharge for the privilege of giving the airline your business, because you are paying by credit or debit card. Or, you walk into your local food take-away and find that they charge a hefty surcharge for paying with anything other than cash.

credit card surcharges

Wing walking in St Nicholas Street

To mark the launch of Virgin Atlantic’s new UK domestic service ‘Little Red’ from Aberdeen to London, connecting to Virgin’s long-haul flights around the world, the airline gave the general public the opportunity to experience what life is like 30,000 feet up, down under!

Virgin Atlantic Aberdeen flights

Daughters and friends to run for cancer charity that has helped their mother

Aberdeen sisters Vicki and Kerri Robertson have teamed up with friends Emma Stephen and Laura McIntyre to form a team to run the Edinburgh half marathon in on Sunday, May 26.

The team will be running to raise funds for Mistletoe for Cancer UK, having seen the benefits that mistletoe therapy has brought for the sisters’ mother Karen Foster, who is battling cancer.
Vicki Robertson explains their challenge:

Team Mistletoe

City Garden designs go on display

The six short-listed designs for the City Garden project in Aberdeen have gone on show today at the city’s Academy Shopping Centre.

City Garden design

Aberdeenshire transport strategy consultation

Earlier this year, Aberdeenshire Council undertook public consultations inviting views on what the future transport priorities should be in Aberdeenshire.

Car on Aberdeenshire roads

Employment update for Aberdeen City and Shire

These are the latest figures on employment in the City of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, showing the employment trends and industry types. Read More...

Free summer events for Aberdeen teens

Union Square is tackling the age old ‘nothing to do in the summer holidays’ problem with the launch of the ultimate free events programme for Aberdeen teenagers. Read More...

Run down Aberdeen

An interesting and thought-provoking video that shows the other side of Aberdeen, behind the facade of the prosperous global oil and gas centre. It looks at the state of the city’s fabric and takes an arguably overly-bleak view of the city’s future prospects. Read More...

Extreme arts project

The National Theatre of Scotland is creating a major new arts project in Aberdeen called EXTREME. Read More...
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