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Biodiversity awards for Portlethen Moss and Maryculter

Portlethen Moss Conservation Group have been honoured at the first ever North East Biodiversity Champions Awards.

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Craig Buchanan, operations and safety manager at the AECC, with Not-for-Landfill campaign manager Craig Donoghue

Milestone for eco campaign

A North-east environment campaign has signed its 100th member.

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Council ask for Stonehaven residents’ support in tackling town’s nuisance gulls

Council ask for Stonehaven residents’ support in tackling town’s nuisance gulls

Action will be taken to deal with ongoing complaints from residents and visitors about nuisance gulls in Stonehaven this spring.

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Rural Economy Secretary Fergus Ewing.

New fisheries measures now in effect

Beginning on April 17, fishermen without a licence will be restricted to a daily limit on a number of shellfish species.

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Atlantic puffin.

Iconic Scottish bird species are under threat

Two of Scotland’s most loved species, curlew and puffin, have joined the growing list of threatened bird species, according to a new report.

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Floating windfarm gets go-ahead

Floating windfarm gets go-ahead

An application to develop a floating wind farm off the coast of Stonehaven has been approved by Scottish Government ministers.

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Dog fouling raises a stink

Dog fouling raises a stink

A Stonehaven woman’s campaign to tackle the issue of dog fouling in and around the town is raising quite a stink.

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Roddy has helped to keep the boardwalk clean for the past two years.

Horizon thank Roddy for keeping boardwalk clear

Stonehaven Horizon Group have publicly thanked a volunteer who has ensured that the town’s boardwalk has been swept clean for the last couple of years.

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Free home fire safety visits can be arranged with SFRS.

North east householders urged to take up fire safety visit offer

North east communities are being reminded that their local firefighters are available to help them stay safe at home.

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Pictured are Alick and David Hendry, who run Wester Manbeen dairy farm near Elgin, with consultant Aileen Buchanan.

New advisory group for north east’s organic farmers

A new discussion group for those interested in organic farming in the north east will be holding its first meeting next month.

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Concerns have been expressed for the future of Scotlands landscapes.

Call for development of landscape policy

Two national organisations have joined forces to press the Scottish Government to develop a land use policy which protects Scotland’s world-renowned landscapes, and ensures access for recreation.

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Scottish Water says its charges will still be lower than the UK average after a 1.6 per cent increase.

Increase in Scottish Water charges to fund investment

Household water charges in Scotland remain among the lowest in Great Britain, according to recent figures.

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Livestock worrying can have devastating consequences.

Dog owners warned out of control pets could be shot

Dog owners are being warned that their pets could be killed if they are found anywhere near sheep, regardless of whether or not they have attacked them.

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Wet wipes are just one of the items that can cause blockages.

Campaign to keep sewers clear

Scottish Water is still dealing with almost 100 blocked drains and sewers daily, despite a drop in blockages over the last three years.

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The Trusts specialized research yacht Silurian with Common Dolphins.

Survey records highest number of dolphin species

Record numbers of three dolphin species off Scotland’s west coast were recorded by conservation charity Hebridean Whale and Dolphin Trust in its marine research expeditions in 2016.

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Grampian volunteers at work at Crathes. Pic: National Trust for Scotland.

Grampian conservation volunteers clock up hundreds of hours for heritage

Dedicated volunteers with the National Trust for Scotland’s Grampian Conservation Volunteer Group completed more than 1,806 hours work conserving and promoting Scotland’s heritage last year, the charity has revealed.

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A vacancy has opened up on the board of the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA).

Vacancy for board of national park authority

Nominations are now being sought for a by-election to appoint a new member to the board of the Cairngorms National Park Authority (CNPA).

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Energy minister Paul Wheelhouse.

Scottish fracking consultation begins

A public consultation on whether or not to allow unconventional oil and gas extraction (UOG) has been launched by the Scottish Government.

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Auchenblae village hall

Views sought on conservation areas

A formal consultation is now open into Management Plans for conservation areas including Auchenblae, Kirktown of Fetteresso and Benholm.

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Cabinet Secretary for Rural Economy and Connectivity, Fergus Ewing.

Appointment of Agriculture Champions announced

The Scottish Government has appointed four Agriculture Champions to advise on the development of a strategy for the sector.

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