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 Council Area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland

Aberdeenshire is one of the 32 Council Areas of Scotland.


It takes its name from the old County of Aberdeen which had substantially different boundaries. Modern Aberdeenshire includes all of what was once Kincardineshire, as well as part of Banffshire. The old boundaries are still officially used for a few purposes, namely land registration and lieutenancy.


Aberdeenshire Council is headquartered at Woodhill House, in Aberdeen, making it the only Scottish council whose headquarters are based outwith its jurisdiction, as Aberdeen itself forms a different council area (Aberdeen City). Aberdeenshire borders Angus and Perth and Kinross to the south, and Highland and Moray to the west.


Traditionally, it has been economically dependent upon the primary sector (agriculture, fishing, and forestry) and related processing industries. Over the last 40 years, the development of the oil and gas industry and associated service sector has broadened Aberdeenshire's economic base, and contributed to a rapid population growth of some 50% since 1975, while the land covered represents 8% of Scotland's overall territory. It covers an area of 6,313 square kilometres (2,437 sq mi).

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A drunk thug claimed he was an "FBI agent" and repeatedly tried to attack a family while accusing them of being "rapists and murderers". Daniel Whyte admitted targeting the Mackies while they were enjoying a meal in the Gordon Arms, Huntly, on January 4. He also pleaded guilty to assaulting a police ...
A move to soften the blow of fast-rising burial charges has been rejected - with one councillor arguing it was unnecessary because people "only die once". Aberdeenshire's infrastructure services committee yesterday approved a 25% increase in the fee - up £195 to £978 - over the next two years.

police investigating the alleged theft of heating oil from an Aberdeenshire school have said no crime was committed. Methlick School had to close on 10 January and the fuel tank incident was being investigated. Police Scotland said enquiries had concluded and it had been established that no crime was ...
A veteran businessman has branded a north-east council "out of touch" after it revealed it was considering abolishing free parking in town centres. Aberdeenshire Council is considering reviewing its parking policy at more than a dozen car parks in towns including Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Turriff, Ellon, ...
River levels across the region are expected to remain high tonight and into tomorrow as a result of melting and recent heavy rain. Some areas may see some rivers bursting their banks and increased surface water on roads. Low-lying land and roads, as well as area around the lower River Dee, are at ...
FIVE crooks have been snared for drugs offences after cops retrieved over £200,000 with of cannabis and cocaine in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Anthony Shrimpton, 39, John Campbell, 49, Lee Shrimpton, 37, Harald Reid, 25, and Elliot Edwards, 22, have been sentenced in the High Court of Glasgow.

Free parking rolled out across Aberdeenshire to entice people to visit their local high street could be scrapped. Cash-strapped Aberdeenshire Council wants to review its parking policy at more than a dozen car parks in towns including Peterhead, Fraserburgh, Turriff, Ellon, Inverurie and Banchory. Currently ...
Global online travel company Expedia has voiced its desire to promote more tourism businesses in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire to further strengthen the north-east of Scotland as a top international visitor destination. Speaking at a VisitAberdeenshire's business to business networking event, more than 50 ...
An Aberdeenshire group who hope to win the Press and Journal's minibus competition said it would help them to take their youngsters on trips across the north-east. Methlick Scout Group are one of the many community organisations in the running to secure a brand new 17-seater Ford Transit from AM ...
police were called to an Aberdeenshire road tonight after a head-on crash between two cars. The vehicles came into collision on the B9170 route between Oldmeldrum and Inverurie, near Hoodles Playbarn - a popular activity centre for children near Barra Castle. The incident took place at 7pm and the ...
Three people are expected to appear in court in connection with an incident where a firearm was allegedly discharged in a North-east town. Two men, aged 38 and 29 and one woman aged 40 were arrested after an incident at a property on Gray Street in Fraserburgh. police had launched a probe into a ...
firefighters are battling a "well developed" blaze that has ripped through the living room of an Aberdeenshire home. Crews are at Station Road in Ellon, after a fire took hold in the sitting room of a first-floor property. Two men are being treated by paramedics for smoke inhalation. A spokeswoman for the fire ...
police have urged motorists to take care when driving through parts of Aberdeenshire tonight, amid reports of strong winds felling several trees. The force tweeted the advice this evening, explaining that the weather was causing problems in Alford, Aboyne and Ballater. The statement said: "police would like ...
Stewart Clark has not been seen since leaving his home in Oldmeldrum ten days ago. Sign up to our Daily newsletter. Subscribe todaySubscribe today from 99p Subscribe today from 99p. police have confirmed that missing a Aberdeenshire man has been traced safe and well. Stewart Clark had not been ...
He was last seen at around 8.40am on his way to work and hasn't been heard from since. Mr Clark is described as 5ft 8in, white, medium build, with short black hair and has a styled beard. He was last seen wearing grey checked trousers, light blue shirt and a grey wooly jacket. Anybody with information regarding the ...
police are currently investigating investigating a North-east house break-in where two cars were stolen. The incident occurred in the Bridge Of Feugh area of Banchory between January 8 and 11. A blue Renault Clio with the registration SW04VNZ and a silver Mitsubishi Shogun with the registration ...
A new speed limit has been put in place on a North-east road while assessment work is carried out. The 10mph speed limit has been implemented on the Ardlethen to Esslemont road. Aberdeenshire Council says the restriction on the road, west of Ellon is to allow for structural assessments to be carried out ...

National park authority to make decision on Aberdeenshire holiday homes. by Laura Ferguson. 13/01/2018 ... Gerry Robb Architectural design Services had submitted the proposals to Aberdeenshire Council on behalf of Cairngorm Lodges next to Allalogie Cottage on the A97. Planning documents said the ...
A yellow weather warning for snow and ice has been issued by the Met Office. The alert, which covers western parts of Aberdeenshire and Moray, will come into effect at 6pm on Monday and will remain in place until 11.55pm on Tuesday. In a post on their website, the forecaster is warning of "frequent and ...
A FOUL-MOUTHED teacher has been slapped with a six-month 'penalty' after after allegedly asking a pupil to give a "little s***" classmate a Chinese burn. Drama teacher Katie Berker, from Aberdeenshire, lost the rag with one of her pupils and asked other students "would someone give that boy a Chinese ...
A 40-year-old man has been injured after he was assaulted during an armed robbery in Aberdeenshire. The man sustained minor injuries within a property on Gray Street, Fraserburgh, during the early hours of Sunday. Officers confirmed that a firearm had been discharged during the incident, but that it had ...
FOR many Scottish people interested in history, the recent news that traces had been found of an ancient lost monastery in Aberdeenshire probably didn't mean too much to them. If confirmed, and the evidence is looking pretty good, then the lost monastery is close to ruined Deer Abbey in the ancient ...
The items were taken during a break-in at a property in the Midmill area of Kintore, near the B977, at some point between 12pm last Wednesday and 12pm on Friday. The owners of the property, which is undergoing renovation, have been left upset after the theft. DC Emma Wright said: "The property is ...
A councillor has revealed doctors found out she needed a major operation completely by chance. Cllr Gillian Owen, who is one of four Ellon and District representatives on Aberdeenshire Council, went into hospital for a routine scan for a knee problem. Doctors analysing the scan of her knee and hips ...
Cops recover body in tragic search for missing Aberdeenshire man. Daniel Wilson, 31, was reported ... for a missing man have recovered a body. A search was launched for Daniel Wilson, 31, after he was reported missing from his home in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire , in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
A senior Aberdeenshire councillor has promised any lessons will be learned after roads and pavements suffered icy conditions for more than a week. Snowploughs and gritters were repeatedly called into action to tackle worsening conditions on the area's list of priority roads, meaning many other routes ...
Aberdeenshire Council is to press ahead with plans to ensure a planning enforcement notice is complied with by the residents of an unauthorised traveller site at St Cyrus. Scottish ministers last year overturned retrospective planning permission for the land at North Esk, which is home to more than 100 ...
Aberdeenshire Council has renewed its objection to Aberdeen FC's proposals for a new stadium. The club put plans for the £50m stadium and training facilities at Kingsford, near Westhill, on hold in October. A special meeting of Aberdeen City Council will rule on the plans on 29 January. Aberdeenshire ...
A high school has advertised six times for an English teacher, prompting fresh claims the government is presiding over a "crisis" in education. Aberdeenshire Council has advertised the post at Peterhead Academy on half a dozen occasions since July 2017 - but has so far received just two applications, data ...
In a statement released by police this evening they confirmed the body of a man had been discovered. The 31-year-old's family have been informed. Inspector Sheila McDerment said: "Our thoughts are with Mr Wilson's family at what will be an extremely sad and difficult time. "I would like to take this ...
firefighters are battling a blaze in an Aberdeenshire village after a vehicle is believed to have caught alight in an outbuilding. police have sealed off part of Rothienorman amid the ongoing emergency, as fire crews fight to get the flames under control. It is understood that the fire broke out just off the main ...
Cops recover body in tragic search for missing Aberdeenshire man. Daniel Wilson, 31, was reported ... for a missing man have recovered a body. A search was launched for Daniel Wilson, 31, after he was reported missing from his home in Inverurie, Aberdeenshire , in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
The Scotland real estate team at DAC Beachcroft has advised Liberty Retirement Living (Chapelton) Limited on the acquisition of a site in Aberdeenshire, which closed at the beginning of September. The site is to be developed as a bespoke retirement village, which will house self-contained apartments as ...
THE owner of a Rolex watch thought it could be worth a few quid and decided to take it along to an Antiques Roadshow-style valuation day being held for charity by auctioneers Lyon & Turnbull. After submitting the watch at the event in Leith Hall gardens and Estate in Huntly, Aberdeenshire, in October, the ...
The 23-year-old's vehicle, a black Mazda, was seized in Banff last night under antisocial behaviour legislation. A 23 year old man has been charged & reported to PF in relation to road traffic offences in #Banff last night (6 Dec) and the black mazda he was driving (pictured) was seized using anti-social ...
Kemnay Autobody was broken into at some point between 8pm on Tuesday and 6.30am yesterday. Detective Constable Matt McCall said: "Kemnay Autobody was targeted overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday and we are appealing for anyone with any knowledge to contact us. "We would ask that ...
engineers are currently working towards restoring power to an area of Aberdeenshire as Storm Caroline begins to batter the region. A problem in the Abyone area was first reported to the Scottish and Southern Electricity Network at 06.31 and is expected to be restored by around 10.30am. Warnings of ...
A number of residents have been evacuated from an area near Netherley, Aberdeenshire, after a leak was detected at the Forties pipeline. Petrochemicals giant Ineos, which completed its acquisition of the pipeline system in October, said the people had been offered temporary accommodation.
police and partners in Aberdeenshire launched the highly successful 'Safer Streets' festive policing campaign in Inverurie today (Wednesday). The operation will see additional high-visibility patrols across Aberdeenshire and officers will be targeting anti-social behaviour, theft and violence. Local Area ...
An inflatable Ninja Warrior-style assault course is to land in the North-east next year. Fun-runners and serious competitors will be given the chance to tackle the Gung-Ho! Seriously Fun 5k at Castle Fraser. The event differs from other obstacle races because each of its 10 hurdles is inflatable. Contenders ...
A man has been charged after more than £5,000 of drugs was seized from a property in Aberdeenshire. The haul of cannabis and more than £100 in cash was found at a property in the Broomhill Close area of Kingseat, Newmachar yesterday. A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with the ...
A man has been charged after more than £5,000 of drugs was seized from a property in Aberdeenshire. cannabis and more than £100 in cash was found at a property in the Broomhill Close area of Kingseat, Newmachar yesterday. A 21-year-old man has been charged in connection with the seizure and is ...
The yellow level alert is in place from midnight on Friday until 6pm on Saturday. The Met Office warned: "Snow showers are expected to become increasingly frequent over northern Scotland late on Thursday and are expected across many other parts of Scotland, Northern Ireland, Wales and western ...
Crews were called to a building at Foreside farm, at Premnay near Insch, at 4.45pm. A spokesman for the fire service confirmed that one engine from Insch was in attendance while another one from Alford is on its way. He added: "We have had reports of a farm building on fire at Premnay, which two crews ...
police, firefighters and paramedics descended on market Place in Inverurie at 7.10pm after a blue Ford Fiesta and a red Mitsubishi Colt came into collision. Despite the response causing concern among witnesses, police advise that nobody was injured in the crash. A spokesman said: "There was a ...
A North-east school has been forced to shut today after the outbreak of a virus among staff and pupils. Boddam Primary School is set to remain closed tomorrow after a suspected norovirus outbreak. It is understood that 20 of the 120 pupils and a number members of staff have taken ill. Aberdeenshire ...
It's fair to say that 11 Woodland gardens isn't your average family home, and this ultra-trendy pad will provide the ultimate welcome in time for ...
Learn the Aberdeenshire lingo as you go! The uncontrollable heat in the bedroom was the only downside.The bathroom feels fresh and new, with excellent ...
An Aberdeen community has called on the local authority to put speed restraints in place on a busy road close to a school. Inverurie Community ...
It has never been a better time for a LGBTI person to visit Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Landscapes of green fields and farmland, there's a lot more ...


 

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