THE FLYING PIGS: THEY'VE MADE AN EXAM SEASON SILK PURSE OUT OF A SOW'S EAR - WELL, FOR MOST PUPILS

Jonathon M Lewis; local head teacher

75TH ANNIVERSARY OF VJ DAY: HOW WE MARKED THE MOMENTOUS EVENT

Today marks 75 years since Japan surrendered to the Allied forces on August 15 1945, ending the Second World War's hostilities. Gayle...

 
 
 

STUART KETTLEWELL COULDN'T ASK FOR MORE FROM ROSS COUNTY IN THEIR OPENING THREE GAMES - AND HE WANTS TO SEE THE SAME AGAINST DUNDEE UNITED

Ross County manager Stuart Kettlewell feels the Staggies have set the bar for the remainder of the campaign with their opening three...

CALEY THISTLE BOSS JOHN ROBERTSON THINKS SCOTT ALLARDICE'S QUALITIES COMPLEMENT EXISTING MIDFIELDERS

Caley Thistle manager John Robertson feels the addition of Scott Allardice will equip him with the midfield options he requires for...

 
 
 

CURRENT TESTING PROTOCOLS UNFEASIBLE FOR LOWER LEAGUE CLUBS, SAYS ELGIN CITY CHIEF GRAHAM TATTERS

Elgin City chairman Graham Tatters has warned following the same coronavirus testing protocols as Premiership clubs will be unfeasible...

WREATHS TO BE LAID AND SILENCES OBSERVED AS 75TH ANNIVERARY OF VJ DAY COMMEMMORATED

While the ongoing coronavirus pandemic means there'll be no VJ Day parades, public services or get-togethers, those in the north and...

 
 
 

MAN SENT BACK TO JAIL AFTER THREATENING WOMAN AT ABERDEEN BARBECUE

An Aberdeen man will spend the next year behind bars after punching a woman at a barbecue and threatening to burn down her house.

SCRUTINY NOT OVER FOR ABERDEEN AND CELTIC FOLLOWING COVID-19 BREACHES

Aberdeen have dealt with the eight who broke Covid-19 protocols and Scottish Government guidelines.

 
 
 

THREE HIGHLAND COMMUNITIES AWAIT COUNCILLORS' DECISION ON THEIR ASSET TRANSFER BIDS

Three community asset transfers with a commercial value of £260,000 will be put before Highland councillors for approval next week.

FARM LEVY BODY PROVES UNPOPULAR WITH GROWERS

A damning verdict on the efficacy and relevance of levy body AHDB has been delivered by a ballot of almost 2,000 potato, vegetable...

 
 
 

‘TIMELY' GROWTH PLAN FOR NORTH-EAST JOBS, HOMES AND INFRASTRUCTURE APPROVED BY SCOTTISH MINISTERS

A new 20-year north-east growth plan for jobs, homes and infrastructure has been approved by Scottish ministers.

COVID-HIT PRIMARY SCHOOL IN PETERHEAD TO REMAIN CLOSED FOR AT LEAST ANOTHER WEEK

Peterhead Central School will not reopen to pupils for at least another week.

 
 
 

ABERDEEN FIGHTER DARREN TRAYNOR: TONIGHT'S BOUT WITH RING LEGEND CARL FRAMPTON ‘COULD BE LIFE CHANGING'

Lightweight Darren Traynor aims to put Aberdeen back on the boxing map by shocking ring legend Carl Frampton.

BLACK ISLE SHOW SECRETARY IS ON THE MOVE FOR NEW CHALLENGE AT ANM

The long-standing secretary of the Black Isle Show has left the role to take on a new job at Aberdeen and Northern Marts.

 
 
 

INVERNESS UNAFFECTED BY DELAY FOR CLUBS TO RETURN TO TRAINING, SAYS CHIEF EXECUTIVE SCOT GARDINER

Caley Thistle chief executive Scot Gardiner says the delay until at least August 24 for lower league clubs to return to training does...

‘PRECISION BREEDING OFFERS HUGE OPPORTUNITIES FOR AGRICULTURE'

The UK Government's new consultation on precision breeding techniques is a strong signal to farmers that they will dump the politicised,...

 
 
 

ABERDEEN EIGHT FINED BY CLUB FOLLOWING CITY CENTRE TRIP WHICH BREACHED COVID-19 GUIDANCE

Aberdeen have fined the eight players who breached return to football protocols by visiting a city centre bar and donated the fines...

‘JUGGLING MANY DEMANDS ON THE FARM AFTER SCHOOLS START AGAIN'

I must confess I am never ready for school to go back after the summer break.

 
 
 

THE TERRIFYING FINAL MINUTE ON THE 6:38: GOVERNMENT REPORT OUTLINES TRAGIC CHAIN OF EVENTS THAT LED TO STONEHAVEN RAIL CRASH

The passenger train involved in the north-east railway disaster hurtled along the ground at speed for 100 yards after derailing, before...

THE RAILWAY MAGAZINE EDITOR SAYS INDUSTRY HAS BEEN ‘DEVASTATED' BY STONEHAVEN TRAGEDY

The editor of Britain's biggest railway publication says the industry as a whole has been left “devastated” by the Stonehaven derailment...

 
 
 



Barcelona hero Gerard Pique reacts to ‘embarrassing' and ‘shameful' Bayern...

Barcelona hero Gerard Pique reacts to ‘embarrassing' and ‘shameful' Bayern Munich defeat

Gerard Pique has reacted to Barcelona's ‘embarrassing' defeat to Bayern Munich Gerard Pique has described Barcelona 's 8-2 defeat to Bayern Munich in the quarter-finals of the... Read more ...

Jurgen Klopp named Premier League Manager of the Season after masterminding...

Jurgen Klopp named Premier League Manager of the Season after masterminding Liverpool's title glory 

The Anfield giants dethroned Manchester City after finishing 18 points clear at the top of the table - and ensured the trophy would be heading to Liverpool with seven games to... Read more ...

Many Liverpool fans beg Reds to sign Thiago after masterclass in Barcelona...

Many Liverpool fans beg Reds to sign Thiago after masterclass in Barcelona destruction

Many Liverpool fans took to Twitter to express just how impressed they were with Bayern Munich star Thiago Alcantara as the German champions thrashed Barcelona 8-2. The Spain... Read more ...

Queen thanks the heroes who 'fought so valiantly' to bring the Second World...

Queen thanks the heroes who 'fought so valiantly' to bring the Second World War to an end

In a special message on VJ Day, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh - gave 'grateful thanks' to all those who fought for the Allied nations. Read more ...

Nadia Sawalha breaks her silence after Coleen Nolan's manager branded her a...

Nadia Sawalha breaks her silence after Coleen Nolan's manager branded her a 'total witch'

The Loose Women star, 55, took to social media on Friday evening to share an emotional video where she thanked fans for their support. Read more ...

Leon Goretska says it was fun to see Messi and Barcelona lose 8-2 to Bayern...

Leon Goretska says it was fun to see Messi and Barcelona lose 8-2 to Bayern Munich

Leon Goretska made no effort to avoid rubbing salt in the wounds of Lionel Messi and Barcelona following Bayern Munich's historic Champions League victory on Friday night. Read more ...

Kai Havertz has told Bayer Leverkusen he wants to leave - who say a £90m...

Kai Havertz has told Bayer Leverkusen he wants to leave - who say a £90m Chelsea move is not certain

Bayer Leverkusen chief executive Fernando Carro has confirmed that Kai Havertz wants to leave the Bundesliga club but said a potential transfer to Chelsea is not guaranteed. Read more ...

Newslinks for Saturday 15th August 2020

Newslinks for Saturday 15th August 2020

Williamson pledges no ‘shocking injustices' in A-Level results “Every school in England will be able to appeal against A-level and GCSE grades free of charge, the education... Read more ...

Mountune52 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2020 review - is this tuned GTI an...

Mountune52 Volkswagen Golf GTI 2020 review - is this tuned GTI an alternative Clubsport S?

Aside from the tantalising Clubsport S , the Mk7 and Mk7.5 Golf GTI s have always been cars to admire rather than fall in love with. Of course, that's not necessarily a bad... Read more ...

UFC 252 Cormier vs Miocic UK start time, TV channel and live stream

UFC 252 Cormier vs Miocic UK start time, TV channel and live stream

Daniel Cormier takes on Stipe Miocic tonight in their trilogy clash which will determine the greatest heavyweight in UFC history Read more ...