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£16 million flood protection scheme scheduled for August 2018

A Flood Protection Scheme for Stonehaven has been legally confirmed, meaning engineers can proceed to tender for the £16million of works to be carried out in the town.

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142 houses at Carron Den refused

Councillors in Stonehaven have turned down an application to build 142 homes at Carron Den.

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North Kincardine Councillor Alison Evison (Labour)

Councillors call for sanitary products to be more accessible in school

A motion requesting that sanitary and personal hygiene products be made more readily and easily available for pupils in Aberdeenshire schools has been proposed by opposition councillors.

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Aberdeenshire Concil#s headquarters, Woodhill House.

Fresh measures to improve road safety

A fresh bid to improve road safety in Aberdeenshire is to be considered by councillors.

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The Electoral Reform Society claims that 1.8 million votes cast in Scotland made no impact on the overall result.

1.8 million Scottish votes “wasted” in General Election

Two thirds of the votes cast in the general election in Scotland were “wasted” and had no impact on the result, according to a new report.

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Liam Kerr MSP will hold a surgery in Johnshaven this Friday

MSP to host local tea party

A North East MSP is doing his bit to brew up support for a national charity by hosting a Blooming Great Tea Party during his constituency surgery.

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Aberdeenshire Concil#s headquarters, Woodhill House.

Council seeks views on future priorities

The people of Aberdeenshire are being asked for their views on a plan which could re-map the future of the area.

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MP backing for pavement parking campaign

MP backing for pavement parking campaign

Andrew Bowie MP attended a Guide Dogs event at the House of Commons to show his support for the campaign to end problem pavement parking.

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Mairi Evans MSP with 'Team Mairi' - Chris Beattie, Sandra Fraser and Ewan Smith on the summit of Arthur's Seat.

MSP joins Pillar charity challenge

Mairi Evans MSP has endorsed Pillar Kincardine’s t26.2 campaign, leading her own team of t26.2 challengers to raise funding for the Stonehaven-based mental health charity.

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North Kincardine Councillor Alison Evison (Labour)

Councillor elected CoSLA President

North Kincardine Councillor Alison Evison has been elected president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (CoSLA).

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Dunnottar Primary School

Consultation into zoning of schools

A consultation into a re-zoning exercise for schools in Stonehaven is to be carried out from the end of this month.

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Villagers petition against more houses

Villagers petition against more houses

A petition launched last week against proposals for 123 new houses in Newtonhill has attracted more than 450 signatures.

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Stonehaven's beach pavilion

Uncertain future for beach pavilion

The future of Stonehaven’s Beach pavilion is hanging in the balance this week, as user groups remain uncertain about what will happen after Aberdeenshire Council relinquish their ownership of the facility.

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Aberdeenshire votes Tory

Aberdeenshire votes Tory

The usual bravado and confidence of the SNP was decidedly lacking on Thursday night as it quickly became apparent that things weren’t quite going to go their way.

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Andrew Bowie took the West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine seat from the SNP's Stuart Donaldson.

MPs elected to represent Aberdeenshire’s three constituencies

The MPs who will represent Aberdeenshire’s three UK Parliament constituencies have been confirmed.

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Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Live Blog: General Election 2017 fallout

Our reporters across the country will give you updates and analysis as it happens after the UK was left with a hung parliament following the General Election.

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Scottish Greens co-convener Patrick Harvie at the Glad Cafe in Glasgow as the party publishes its manifesto for the snap General Election

ELECTION 2017: Which of these manifesto pledges from parties in Scotland do you agree with?

As we enter the final week of campaigning, all the major Scottish parties have published their manifestos.

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Around 30 local residents were given details of the project at a public meeting in Fettercairn last month.

Plans lodged for holiday park at former Mearns piggery

Plans to turn a former Mearns piggery into a tourist holiday park consisting of 57 chalets have been submitted.

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ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

ELECTION 2017 ROUND-UP: Polls predict ‘bluewash’ as Emily Thornberry turns airwaves blue

The election machines have well and truly kicked into gear, so who’s had a good week, and who’s had a bad week on the campaign trail?

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