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    • 24/03/2017 - Peatland Restoration event at Edinglassie a great success
      The first in a series of peatland restoration events was held at Edinglassie, by Huntly earlier this week. Arranged in conjunction with IUCN UK Peatland Programme, the event was aimed at those who may soon commence their own restoration project as well as those looking to gather more information on how a project can be made t
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    • 09/03/2017 - New North East representative for RSABI
      North East farmer, John Matheson, has been named RSABIs representative for the area. Mr Matheson, who farms near Rothiemay in Aberdeenshire is working with RSABI on a part-time basis to help raise income through the charity’s Support Scheme. RSABI is a Scottish charity providing financial assistance and support to peopl
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    • 24/02/2017 - North East Scotland Agricultural Advisory Group (NESSAG)
      Our North East Regional Manager, Eilidh MacKechnie recently attended a meeting of NESAAG. Aberdeenshire Council hosts NESAAG, a major cross-sectoral forum that lobbies on behalf of the sector as well as providing support and advice both to the agricultural sector and the wider rural economy of the North East. The forum includ
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    • 17/02/2017 - Aberdeen Learning festival
      Our North East Regional Manager, Eilidh MacKechnie attended the Aberdeen Learning festival on 14th February at the AECC. The event is attended by teachers from both Aberdeen City and ‘shire and is for teachers of both primary and secondary pupils. Co-ordinated by the team at Aberdeenshire Council’s Economic Devel
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    • 23/10/2015 - Wildcats on TV
        The Wildcat Action project, of which Scottish Land & Estates is a partner, is getting good media coverage at the moment.  Project Officer, Emma Rawling will be on BBC Landward this Sunday and is seen delivering a wildcat workshop to teenagers.  BBC2 and ITV are also both filming in the Cairngorms in early November fo
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    • 23/10/2015 - Grampian Regional Forestry Forum seeks new members
      Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is seeking to recruit four new members for the Grampian Regional Forestry Forum to advise on the development and implementation of the Scottish Forestry Strategy. The Forum, one of five across the country, advises the Commission’s Conservancy staff, who oversee the promotion and regula
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    • 20/10/2015 - Digger theft Aberdeenshire
      Police Scotland has appealed for information following the theft of a digger worth around £26,000 from rural farmland around eight miles north east of Keith. The 6 ton Yellow Thwaites Forward Dumping Digger (SF64 OKG) was stolen between 10am on Monday, 28 September, and 5pm on Wednesday, 30 September, from a wind turbine
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    • 08/10/2015 - Miinister vists Stracathro Estate
      This Monday, Hughie Campbell Adamson at WES-accredited Stracathro Estate, hosted a visit from Minister for Environment, Dr Aileen McLeod, and Hugh Dignon, Head of Landscapes and Habitat Division within the Scottish Government. The meeting and tour provided an opportunity to look at a variety of topical land management issu
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    • 04/09/2015 - Aberdeenshire Forestry and Woodland Strategy Call for Views
      Aberdeenshire Council is developing a Forestry and Woodland Strategy for the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan area. The strategy will be Supplementary Guidance to the 2016 Local Development Plan and will cover the area of Aberdeenshire out with Cairngorms National Park.  The new strategy will replace the Forest and W
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    • 13/07/2015 - New donation takes River Dee Trust fundraising to £25,000
      Generous anglers on the River Dee have donated more than £2,700 in the last year to help support the work of the charitable trust that works to care for the river. The donation scheme operated by Ballogie Estate, which manages the Ballogie, Carlogie and Commonty fishing beats above and below Potarch Bridge, has rais
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    • 30/06/2015 - Innovative partnership between Aberdeenshire school and rural estates celebrates successful inaugural year
      An innovative partnership between landowners and an Aberdeenshire School that sees pupils visit estates to improve their knowledge and understanding of rural business has completed its successful first year. Over the last school year, Aboyne Academy has been working with Ballogie, Glen Tanar and Dinnet Estates to operate
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    • 07/05/2015 - Seafield & Strathspey Estates sponsor Grantown 250
       Seafield & Strathspey Estates are sponsoring Grantown 250, a special festival to marks the 250 year anniversary of Grantown on Spey. Happening between 21st and 28th June this year, the festival is a celebration for local people, but it also aims to attract visitors from the whole of the UK and abroad with its packed program
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    • 27/02/2015 - Glen Tanar Ghillie Nominated as Young Ambassador at Top Tourism Awards
              A young ghillie working on the Glen Tanar Estate has been nominated as a top young tourism ambassador at the 2015 Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards.   Craig McDonald, 24, has secured a nomination in the Young Ambassador category of the respected tourism awards thanks to his hard
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    • 24/09/2014 - River Dee Trust Auction 2014
      The River Dee Trust are holding an online auction with a very special lot donated by Sir Chris Hoy, a signed Team GB cycling suit worn by Sir Chris at the 2012 World Track Cycling Championships. The auction also contains fishing trips and fishing equipment, a bespoke kilt, wildlife watching experiences, limited edition tw
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    • 08/08/2014 - Turriff Show
      This year marked the 150th anniversary of the Turriff Show – the premier north-east agricultural event and the largest two day event of its kind in the country. To mark the anniversary, the Show received a Royal accolade when Her Majesty the Queen arrived by helicopter from Balmoral to tour the showground and meet some of t
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    • 12/06/2014 - Member for Grampian Regional Forestry Forum
      Forestry Commission Scotland is seeking five new members to join the Grampian Regional Forestry Forum to advise on the development and implementation of the Scottish Forestry Strategy. For more details please see advert below.
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    • 06/06/2014 - North East Members' Reception, 5 June 2014
      Around 40 members gathered at House of Monymusk in Aberdeenshire on 5 June to learn of the massive amount of work being carried out by Scottish Land & Estates on behalf of the membership.     Members were updated on areas of work including Land Reform, Agricultural Holdings and CAP Reform as well as the extensive PR and
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    • 04/07/2013 - Managing your Woodland Demonstration Day
      The Farquharson family at Finzean hosted a full house on 2 July for the Scottish Land & Estates demonstration day on “Managing Your Woodland”. With a wide variety of topics covered during the morning session and an interesting site demonstration in the afternoon, everyone seemed to get a positive and informative experienc
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    • 31/05/2013 - Situations Vacant: Loch Lomond And The Trossachs National Park Biodiversity Action Plan - Representative Required
      Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park Authority are currently looking to recruit a new National Park Biodiversity Action Plan group member to represent landownership and management interests in discussions about taking forward biodiversity priorities in the Park. Scottish Land & Estates are asked to fill land manage
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    • 31/05/2013 - Situations Vacant: Local outdoor Access Forum Respresentatives Required
      Aberdeenshire and Loch Lomond and the Trossachs local outdoor access forums are currently looking to recruit new members to represent landownership and management interests in discussions about outdoor access, including dispute resolution, in their areas. Scottish Land & Estates are asked to fill land management represent
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    • 23/05/2013 - Meeting the Challenges Climate Change Presents to Scotland's Historic Environment
      4th & 5th of July 2013 TOWIE BARCLAY CASTLE, ABERDEENSHIRE On Thursday the 4th & Friday the 5th of July 2013, the Scottish Traditional Skills Training Centre is presenting a major two-day education/training programme directed towards providing participants with highly useful information, as well as practical advice and
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    • 10/04/2013 - New Mammal Atlas for North East Scotland
      A new initiative is underway by NESBReC (North East Scotland Biological Records Centre) to produce a Mammal atlas for North East Scotland and the Cairngorms National Park by 2015.  For many of the 40 species of mammal present in North East Scotland records are patchy and there is not a clear understanding of the distribution
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    • 08/04/2013 - River Dee Bursary Scheme
      The Dee District Salmon Fishery Board (Dee DSFB) has launched a bursary to encourage people to undertake a career on the River Dee. The bursary will give them a helping hand to get both vocational qualifications and access to some of the best fishing beats for work experience. The Dee DSFB bursary will contribute towards
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    • 04/04/2013 - Bypass-Affected Owners Urged To Start Claiming Compensation
        Property owners affected by the Aberdeen Bypass have been urged to claim for compensation by land agency firm Strutt & Parker as less than half have done so.   Transport Scotland issued General Vesting Declarations (GVD) to all affected proprietors along the route before Christmas. This formal procedure gave t
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    • 01/04/2013 - Accredited Snaring Legislation Training Courses
      Organised By: SRUC Venue: Craibstone Estate, Bucksburn, Aberdeen.  Dates: From 1 April onwards. From April 1st this year strict new regulations come into force governing who is permitted to set snares for pest control and how snares should be set. Only those accredited to have completed the proper training can use sn
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    • 20/02/2013 - River Dee Trust Spring Raffle
      The River Dee Trust has launched a Spring Raffle to help raise some funds for important work programmes this year. The Raffle has a range of attractive prizes available: 1st prize: 2 days fishing for 1 rod, Balmoral Estate, 2014; 2nd: Hilltrek bespoke wading jacket; 3rd: £250 FishPal voucher; 4th: Rehoboa
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    • 06/02/2013 - Aberdeenshire Council review of Local Nature Conservation Sites
      Aberdeenshire Council has undertaken a review of the region to identify areas of local and regional importance for biological diversity and geological diversity, to be known as Local Nature Conservation Sites.  It is intended that the sites will be identified and mapped in the 2016 Local Development Plan as Supplementary Guidan
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    • 01/02/2013 - New Salmon Season on River Dee
      New salmon season marks 150 years of the Dee District Salmon Fishery Board. Alastair Hume, elder statesman of the Dee, is guest of honour at opening ceremony The start of the 2013 salmon fishing season on the River Dee will be celebrated on Friday February 1st with an official opening ceremony on the riverbank by Potarch Bridge
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    • 29/01/2013 - Aberdeen Local Development Plan Newsletter, January 2013
      The latest edition of the Aberdeen Local Development Plan Newsletter is now available.
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    • 28/01/2013 - Ballogie Biomass
      Ballogie Estate Enterprises is pleased to report that its biomass scheme has been accepted by Ofgem for the Renewable Heat Incentive (RHI). The RHI is the first financial support programme for renewable heat and aims to revolutionalise the way heat is generated and used in buildings and homes. By increasing the generation of hea
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    • 10/01/2013 - Aberdeenshire LEADER & AEFF announces funding towards community projects of almost £538,000
      Community projects across Aberdeenshire are to receive over £500,000 in European funding. Nine projects have been awarded grants by the Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER Programme, which is financed by the European Commission and Scottish Government. Grants worth a combined £518,000 will be used to support projects across the area,
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    • 06/12/2012 - Grampian Police Launch Operation 'Equinox'
      As part of Operation Equinox Grampian Police will be visiting popular coastal shooting areas over the coming months to  raise awareness of offences related to the use of lead shot. Wildfowling takes place in Scotland between the 1st September and 20th February (depending upon species) where certain duck, geese and wading birds
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    • 06/12/2012 - Securing Snaring Operator Identification Numbers in Grampian
      Snaring Operators in Grampian, who have successfully completed a snaring training course, can apply to 8 police stations in Grampian for a unique Identification Number which must be attached to all snares set from 1st April 2013. Applications for Snaring Operator Identification Numbers will be accepted at the following Police
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    • 12/11/2012 - NE Scotland LBAP Autumn Newsletter
      The latest edition of the North East Scotland LBAP e-newsletter is now available online.
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    • 18/10/2012 - AWPR Decision 'a just ruling' - FM
      First Minister Alex Salmond today welcomed a Supreme Court ruling that will now allow the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route (AWPR) to proceed as a “just ruling” for the north east that will bring in billions to the local economy and create 14,000 jobs. Mr Salmond said it was now time to “crack on and deliver” the projec
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    • 18/10/2012 - Mission Investigate
      Last week saw the final week’s salmon fishing on the River Dee for salmon anglers and heralded a large influx of Scandinavian visitors to Deeside to fish and enjoy a week’s holiday in the valley. Not only were there anglers coming to fish, but a film crew also arrived to produce a 55 minute television programme for SVT, the
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    • 05/10/2012 - Grampian Police, WIldlife Crime Unit newsletter
      Please click on the Autumn edition of the Grampian Police Wildlife Crime Unit’s Newsletter.
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    • 02/10/2012 - Aberdeenshire LEADER announces funding of almost £350,000
      Nine projects from across Aberdeenshire have received funding totalling nearly £350,000 in the latest round of grants from the Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER Programme. LEADER is a rural development funding programme financed by the European Commission and the Scottish Government, and administered locally by the Rural Aberdeenshir
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    • 27/09/2012 - North East Merger puts Johnston Carmichael in UK Top 20
      Johnston Carmichael have announced a merger with Aberdeen headquartered Ritson Smith, a move that will significantly bolster the size of our Scotland-wide firm. Ritson Smith was established in 1924 and has 60 staff based at three offices across the North East of Scotland. Following the merger, the combined firm will operate und
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    • 25/09/2012 - Grampian Police Launch Operation 'Lepus'
      Grampian Police are urging farmers and the rural community to be vigilant over the coming weeks as they anticipate an increase in hare coursing and associated rural crime. As part of Operation 'Lepus' the Grampian Police Wildlife Crime Unit will be undertaking targeted patrols in known hare coursing areas in an effort to appreh
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    • 07/08/2012 - Bigger turbines planned for Trump row wind farm
      Published in:  The Herald.  By:  David Ross.  Date: 7 August 2012.  The developers behind a controversial £230 million offshore wind farm, which tycoon Donald Trump claims will spoil views from his golf resort, are proposing to make some turbines even taller. To read the full story, please click here.
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    • 07/08/2012 - Queen rounds off Diamond Jubilee celebrations with Balmoral garden party
      Published in: The Scotsman.  By:  Shan Ross.  Date: 7 August 2012.  THE Queen is to host a garden party at Balmoral as she finishes her main Diamond Jubilee celebrations in Scotland. To read the full story, click here.
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    • 02/08/2012 - Mystery buyer snaps up mansion
      Published in: The Press & Journal.  By:  Shona Gossip.  Date: 02/08/2012.  A prestigious Aberdeenshire mansion which went on sale earlier this year has been sold for more than £1million. Dunecht House has lain empty for more than a decade, but could now by filled with a family’s laughter once again after being snapped u
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    • 02/08/2012 - Once-common corn bunting faces extinction from Scotland
      Published in: The Scotsman.  By:  George Mair.  Date: 2 August 2012.  THE corn bunting, once one of Scotland’s most common birds, is facing extinction north of the Border unless urgent action is taken to save them, according to the findings of a 20-year study. To read the full story, click here.
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    • 01/08/2012 - Aboyne Sheepdog Trials
      The Aboyne Sheepdog Trials Association has been running from the beginning of the last century, and has held annual trials with the exception of the war years ever since. It is run by a small group of volunteers trying to keep an ancient tradition alive in the face of modern farming methods which rely on quad bikes rather than d
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    • 01/08/2012 - Ginger-haired flashmob planned for Drum Castle to mark Brave release
      Published in: The Scotsman.  By:  Frank Urquhart.  Date: 1 August 2012.  THE National Trust for Scotland is planning to stage the country’s first ever “Ginger Snap” – a flashmob of flame-haired folk - at one of Aberdeenshire’s most historic castles. To read the full story, click here.
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    • 27/07/2012 - Fishing Competition Reels in the Entries
      Glen Tanar Estate’s fantastic fishing competition is hotting up. Fishermen have been battling it out since the start of the season to land the heaviest salmon on the Glen Tanar beats. The angler who lands the biggest catch by the close of season in September will be rewarded with a weekend break at one of our luxury self-cater
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    • 27/07/2012 - Glen Tanar Visitor Centre Reopens
      The visitor centre at Braeloine is finally set to reopen after closing last year for refurbishment. Work on the site was halted for several months so as not to disturb a family of bats in the property, and the building work has been undertaken in a way which still allows the creatures into their home in the roof space. Access t
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    • 05/07/2012 - Stalking awareness signs FREE from CNPA
      The Cairngorms National Park Authority, in conjunction with the Cairngorms Deer Advisory Group and others have recently developed signage to help raise awareness of the importance of deer stalking within the Park, especially in areas used by hill walkers. Invercauld Estate has assisted in trialling this process and now have th
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    • 26/06/2012 - RNAS North East Awards Scheme 2012
      The Royal Northern Agricultural Society is currently looking for nominations for the North East Awards Scheme 2012. The annual awards see the Society bring together a panel from a range of leading organisations in the NE to help it to honour individuals who have been nominated for outstanding service to agriculture. Anyo
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    • 19/06/2012 - Parliamentary Questions & Answers
      Parliamentary Questions and Answers from 11-15 June 2012.  To view the questions and answers please click on the attachment below.
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    • 19/06/2012 - Aberdeenshire LEADER programme announces funding of nearly £100,000
      Ten projects from across Aberdeenshire have received funding totalling nearly £100,000 in the latest round of grants from the Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER Programme. LEADER is a rural development funding programme financed by the European Commission and the Scottish Government, and administered locally by the Rural Aberdeenshire
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    • 29/05/2012 - Pupils to take part in inaugural Cairngorms Outdoor Adventure Programme
      A collaborative programme offering school pupils the chance to experience life in the great outdoors begins this week. The Cairngorms Outdoor Adventure Programme is a joint venture by National Trust for Scotland, River Dee Trust, John Muir Trust and the Cairngorms National Park Authority, in conjunction with Aberdeenshire Counc
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    • 23/05/2012 - Local Landowners Learn How to Boost Tourism Through County Sports
      Landowners and tourism stakeholders in North East Scotland have been urged to think about expanding their country sports tourism offerings to boost the regional economy, at an event run by Scottish Land & Estates. The event, sponsored by rural land and property management experts Bell Ingram, was held at Finzean, Royal Deeside,
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    • 10/05/2012 - Eagle versus sheep
      By: Alison Mann. Published By: The Scottish Farmer. Date: 10 May 2012. AN ANGRY sheep farmer has called for greater control of eagles after she filmed one attacking a healthy lamb.Moyra Gray, Scollys Cross, Banchory, was out checking her sheep on May 4 when she saw an eagle swooping at a ewe and its lamb, pecking at them both as
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    • 09/05/2012 - Nairn’s Aberdeen cookery school has an eye on oil industry
      By ERIKKA ASKELAND.  Published by: business.scotsman.com.  Date: Wednesday 9 May 2012.   Celebrity chef Nick Nairn is today due to launch an “urban-format” cook school in Aberdeen, creating 12 jobs and representing £400,000 investment. The chef also has ambitions to take the format, which has already attracted bookings
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    • 04/05/2012 - Sawmilling Insight for Local Timber Co-operative
      DWP Harvesting, the Deeside based timber co-operative, were treated to an excellent presentation by 6th generation family member, David Leslie, of James Jones & Sons Ltd at their 2012 AGM in Kincardine House.   David Leslie congratulated DWP Harvesting on their 25 years in business with 2012 being their Silver Jubilee year. 
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    • 16/04/2012 - Launch of Moray European Fisheries Fund
      By: Jamie MacDougall Date: 11 Apr 2012 The Moray European Fisheries Fund will be officially launched next week by the Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs, Richard Lochhead. Business leaders and managers, tourism groups, local heritage and voluntary action groups and food retailers will be among those attending the event at the
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    • 10/04/2012 - Boost for rural communities as Aberdeenshire LEADER re-opens
      Rural communities across Aberdeenshire received a boost today (Wednesday, April 4) as the Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER Programme announced a call for new applications.  The funding programme, financed by the European Community and Scottish Government, closed to new applications in September 2011 after the Local Action Group (LAG
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    • 28/03/2012 - Farmer Fined £9000 for Waste Offence
      The Courier & Advertiser28 March 2012 A FARMER was fined £9000 yesterday after pleading guilty of managing and disposing of controlled waste at his farm in the Aberdeenshire town of Oldmeldrum. Ian Davidson pled guilty at Aberdeen Sheriff Court of managing and disposing of mixed domestic and agricultural wastes, in a manner l
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    • 06/03/2012 - Understanding the landscapes of the Cairngorms National Park
      From coast to coast and glen to glen, and from village to town and city, the landscapes of Scotland are richly diverse and greatly valued, and nowhere more so than in our National Parks. The Cairngorms National Park has incredibly attractive and locally distinctive landscapes that are good for the soul as well as the economy. T
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    • 09/01/2012 - Sustainable Village Plans for the North-East
      Plans for Scotland's first sustainable village bring together new technologies and a passion for social purpose. The Kincluny Development Trust social enterprise was formed in September with the aim to create an exemplary sustainable community, which provides affordable quality homes for future generations, with a particular emp
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    • 21/12/2011 - Sustainable village plans for the north-east
      Plans for Scotland's first sustainable village bring together new technologies and a passion for social purpose. The Kincluny Development Trust social enterprise was formed in September with the aim to create an exemplary sustainable community, which provides affordable quality homes for future generations, with a particular emp
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    • 22/11/2011 - Invercauld Estate Hosts Ministerial Visit
      The Minister for Environment and Climate Change Stewart Stevenson visited Invercauld Estate this week to learn more about the contribution the estate makes to the local economy and the plans for its continued investment in Aberdeenshire. Banffshire and Buchan MSP Stewart Stevenson was given an insight into the multiple use mana
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    • 11/11/2011 - How Granite Could Spark New Scots Energy Boom
      by David Ross, Highland Correspondent, The Herald. It's widespread use in buildings gave Aberdeen its internationally recognised title of the Granite City, but now the grey rock could herald a second energy-led boom in the north-east. A demonstration geothermal energy plant could be built between Aberdeen and Peterhead, attrac
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    • 10/11/2011 - University of Aberdeen rector named as Maitland Mackie
      by BBC News. The new University of Aberdeen rector has been named as businessman Dr Maitland Mackie. Mr Mackie, chairman of Aberdeen-based Mackie's ice cream firm, takes over the three-year tenure in January after being voted in by students. He will take up the post on 1 January, succeeding Scotland The What? star Stephen Rob
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    • 07/11/2011 - Glowing Appraisal for Lecturer
      ANM Group chairman John McIntosh praised the recipient of the Aberdeen and Northern Marts’ prize for outstanding service locally. Mr McIntosh said SAC lecturer Bill Hutcheon had achieved a great deal during a career that stretched back to 1969. Mr Hutcheon, 66, was initially a botany lecturer at Aberdeen University and worke
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    • 07/11/2011 - Meaty Contribution to Sector
      By Joe Watson, The Press & Journal. THE beef cattle breeder who is chairman of a north-east meat firm said yesterday he was delighted to accept the annual Press and Journal award for his outstanding contribution to the north-east’s agricultural industry. Iain Mathers received the accolade at the Royal Northern Agricultural S
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    • 07/11/2011 - Charities Share £15,600 Payout After Countryside Live Outing
      by Joe Watson, The Press & Journal TWO cancer charities have shared a £15,600 donation from the Royal Northern Agricultural Society. Clan (Cancer Link Aberdeen and North) and Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal have each been presented with £7,800. The cash was raised by the society at its Countryside Live event held at Dunecht Est
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    • 05/11/2011 - Call to Trade Grain at Target Price
      By Joe Watson, The Press & Journal. FARMERS who still have grain to sell have been advised to set a target price and then trade when it is hit. Openfield and Aberdeen Grain general manager Bruce Ferguson expects international markets for wheat, barley and oilseed rape to remain at about current levels for the immediate future.
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    • 04/11/2011 - Calling all Land Based Businesses in the Cairngorms National Park Area
      If you run a land-based enterprise in the Cairngorms National Park area, the CNPA is looking to put together a programme of training and events for the remainder of 2011 and into 2012. The main focus will be on delivering the Deer Stalking Certificate Level 1 (DSC1) course within the Park. Fiona Morris from the CNPA writes:I wo
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    • 23/08/2011 - Scottish Land & Estates Member Gives Tenancy to Award Winning SAC Graduate
      Scottish Land & Estates Member Gives Tenancy to Award Winning SAC Graduate The tenancy of 2,340 acre hill farm has been given to a 21 year old award winning agricultural graduate. Ian Christie, from Alford in Aberdeenshire, fought off 15 other  applicants for the tenancy of Ballaterach Farm, initially on a five-year Sh
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    • 13/08/2011 - Gamekeepers ensure grouse season gets off to a flying start
      Gamekeepers across the north and north-east were hoping for a healthy shooting season despite fears that bad weather would hit grouse numbers. Estates in Aberdeenshire appear to be bucking expectations with bird populations looking healthy yesterday – the day which is otherwise known as the Glorious Twelfth, start of the grou
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    • 15/07/2011 - Scottish Enterprise Rural Property Support Programme
      Scottish Enterprise grant programme aimed at priority sectors (including food, tourism) in a specific geography which includes much of your patch. It should be noted that agriculture is not eligible but members may have qualifying businesses, which do meet the requirements. The essentials are that there may be 20% grant availabl
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    • 11/07/2011 - Greenhouse Gas Mitigation Measures In Agriculture in Scotland
        PhD student Diana Feliciano from The James Hutton Institute and Aberdeen University is undertaking a survey on greenhouse gas mitigation measures in agriculture in Scotland. If you have a farming enterprise and you are interested in the contribution of agriculture to climate change mitigation please spare 5 minutes of your t
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    • 28/06/2011 - Rural Aberdeenshire LEADER Programme
      Aberdeenshire LEADER provides summer boost for rural communities Six exciting new projects have been awarded funding in Round 12 of the Aberdeenshire LEADER Local Action Group (LAG) programme at its meeting in June. 
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    • 12/06/2011 - Taxman targets soft-fruit sector
      HMRC Crackdown on operations employing foreign workersFarm businesses employing foreign workers are facing a clampdown by the taxman. Don Gordon, the Inverurie-based director of tax investigations with chartered accountants Johnston Carmichael, said staff from HM Revenue and Customs were checking an increasing number of agricul
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    • 11/01/2011 - First Minister Visits Fetternear Estate
      Alex Salmond MSP for Gordon, visited Netherton Rural Business Centre, nearKemnay on 31 January 2011 to see first-hand the challenges and opportunitiesfaced by those living and working in rural Aberdeenshire.
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