Scotland assistant Dyer says call-offs ahead of qualifiers are ‘not personal'

SCOTLAND ASSISTANT DYER SAYS CALL-OFFS AHEAD OF QUALIFIERS ARE ‘NOT PERSONAL'

Alex Dyer has worked in football long enough not to take a player's withdrawal from a squad personally. Perhaps it is just as well...

Inverurie Locos prove spot on in feisty Shield encounter with Aberdeen

INVERURIE LOCOS PROVE SPOT ON IN FEISTY SHIELD ENCOUNTER WITH ABERDEEN

Inverurie Locos beat Aberdeen on penalties in a thrilling Shire Shield quarter-final at Harlaw Park. Locos will face Huntly or Turriff...

 
 
 

SCHOOL CLOSURES AND DELAYS ACROSS NORTH OF SCOTLAND

A number of schools are partially or fully closed today across the Highlands and Aberdeenshire this morning. Up north, Durness Primary,...

Iain Maciver: Bonfire night is an utterly dangerous display of historical farce and should be banned

IAIN MACIVER: BONFIRE NIGHT IS AN UTTERLY DANGEROUS DISPLAY OF HISTORICAL FARCE AND SHOULD BE BANNED

Whether it is because some people in this area are becoming very posh or because the youngsters are becoming tech-savvy, we got a shock...

 
 
 

TOM PETERKIN: BORIS JOHNSON AVOIDS THE PUBLIC AT HIS PERIL

The Scottish Parliamentary journalists' brief encounter with Boris Johnson at a distillery in Moray last week was one of the stranger...

SHETLAND SCHOOL GRADED SATISFACTORY BY INSPECTORS FOLLOWING VISIT

Nesting Primary School on Shetland has been graded satisfactory by inspectors following a visit in the summer. A representative from...

 
 
 
Peterhead charity donates pet oxygen kits to region's fire stations

PETERHEAD CHARITY DONATES PET OXYGEN KITS TO REGION'S FIRE STATIONS

A north-east woman is donating dozens of oxygen kits to fire stations across the region - to save more pets. Lorraine Cumming and the...

BAD WEATHER FORCES HIGHLAND SCHOOLS TO OPEN LATE

Bad weather is affecting opening times of four schools in the Highlands this morning. Durness Primary, Kinlochbervie High School, Kinlochbervie...

 
 
 

TWO MULTI-MILLION-POUND FLOOD PROTECTION PROJECTS BACKED BY LOCAL ABERDEENSHIRE COUNCILLORS

Two multi-million-pound flood protection schemes have been backed by local councillors. Inverurie, Port Elphinstone and Insch have...

TRAFFORD CHALLENGED TO CONSOLIDATE CALEY JAGS MIDFIELD PLACE

Caley Thistle manager John Robertson has challenged Charlie Trafford to produce the consistency required to become a fixture in Inverness'...

 
 
 

EARLY MORNING FLAT FIRE CAUSED BY UNATTENDED PAN OF MEAT

A pan of meat was the cause of a blaze in Aberdeen early this morning after the unattended food caught fire. Fire crews from Aberdeen...

POSITIVE INSPECTIONS AT MILLTIMBER AND FRASERBURGH SCHOOLS

A north-east school and nursery have been praised by inspectors for producing “happy” pupils. St Andrews Primary School and nursery...

 
 
 

PETERHEAD SEA CADET OFFICER HAS EYES SET ON LONDON MARATHON

A Peterhead cadet officer is pulling on her running shoes to raise cash for the unit after securing a place in the London Marathon. Marleen...

MAGGIE'S CELEBRATES USERS' STORIES IN NEW CALENDAR

An Aberdeen cancer charity has launched its own calendar to celebrate the stories of some of its users. Maggie's Aberdeen collated...

 
 
 

WINTER BARGAINS BOOSTED OCTOBER'S SELLING FIGURES

The Eastgate Centre in Inverness was among those to feel the benefit as bargain-hunting shoppers brought a slight boost to Scotland's...

REJECTED PLANS TO RESTORE RUINED MORAY FISHING BOTHY AS PART OF HOLIDAY ACCOMMODATION APPEALED TO SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT

The developer behind rejected plans to restore a ruined fishing hut on the Moray coast has appealed to the Scottish Government. More...

 
 
 
Sutherland teacher uses magic to explain chemistry

SUTHERLAND TEACHER USES MAGIC TO EXPLAIN CHEMISTRY

As a busy secondary school teacher, Adrian Allan would be forgiven for using his magical powers to make his paperwork disappear. But...

ABERDEEN UNIVERSITY SCHEME WILL ENCOURAGE BUDDING DOCTORS TO BECOME GPS

Medical students will spend more time working alongside family doctors in an effort to help solve chronic GP shortages. Under the initiative,...

 
 
 
Plans approved for Eilidh MacLeod memorial garden and sculpture on Barra

PLANS APPROVED FOR EILIDH MACLEOD MEMORIAL GARDEN AND SCULPTURE ON BARRA

Plans for a memorial garden and bronze sculpture on the island of Barra in memory of local teenager Eilidh MacLeod have been approved...

ECO-FRIENDLY COMMUNITY GROUPS CELEBRATED AT ABERDEEN AWARDS

A former overgrown bowling green which was transformed into a thriving community space has been given a top north-east award. Bonnymuir...

 
 
 



Daniil Medvedev slammed and told to apologise to coach after Rafael Nadal...

Daniil Medvedev slammed and told to apologise to coach after Rafael Nadal ATP Finals loss

Daniela Hantuchova was not impressed with Daniil Medvedev's behaviour against Rafael Nadal. Read more ...

Bernardo Silva banned for 'racist' tweet comparing Benjamin Mendy to cartoon...

Bernardo Silva banned for 'racist' tweet comparing Benjamin Mendy to cartoon character

Manchester City star Silva will serve a one-match suspension, has been hit with a £50,000 fine and ordered to attend face-to-face education Read more ...

Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger lands new job as FIFA's Chief of Global...

Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger lands new job as FIFA's Chief of Global Football Development

Arsene Wenger has an ‘extremely important challenge' ahead of him Arsene Wenger is back in football, but not in a dugout, as he takes on a new role with FIFA as their Chief of... Read more ...

It's official! 16-inch MacBook Pro debuts with scissor-mechanism keyboard

It's official! 16-inch MacBook Pro debuts with scissor-mechanism keyboard

Apple has unveiled an all-new 16-inch MacBook with up to 8-core processors, up to 64GB of memory, plus all-new graphics with up to 8GB of video memory. The new 16-inch model is... Read more ...

The Crown series 3 premiere: Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter are...

The Crown series 3 premiere: Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter are positively regal

The two stars looked fittingly regal Olivia Colman and Helena Bonham Carter cut figures that were positively regal as they attended the red carpet premiere for the third... Read more ...

Best phone deals for Black Friday 2019: all the best smartphone deals in the UK

Best phone deals for Black Friday 2019: all the best smartphone deals in the UK

All the best phone deals for Black Friday 2019 - including smartphone tariffs and SIM only offers. And some of them are already available to buy Read more ...

How to watch WWE SmackDown and Raw for FREE - TV channel, live stream, UK...

How to watch WWE SmackDown and Raw for FREE - TV channel, live stream, UK start time, Sky or BT Sport?

WWE fans around the world have plenty to enjoy and look forward to in 2019 with SmackDown and Raw set to provide plenty of drama. The weekly shows will be staged around the... Read more ...

Tyson Fury sends message to Dana White urging him to get in the Octagon for...

Tyson Fury sends message to Dana White urging him to get in the Octagon for UFC fight

Dana White has been called out by John Fury - and Tyson Fury wants to see them settle it in the Octagon in a UFC fight Read more ...

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: Where will they spend first Christmas with...

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry: Where will they spend first Christmas with Archie?

MEGHAN MARKLE and Prince Harry are undecided about where to spend Christmas according to reports. Bookmakers have slashed the odds on where the Duke and Duchess of Sussex might... Read more ...

Meet Apprentice 2019 candidate Lewis Ellis: the Digital Marketing Project...

Meet Apprentice 2019 candidate Lewis Ellis: the Digital Marketing Project Manager and YouTube prankster

Fan of YouTube pranksters and fakenews? Then 2019 Apprentice candidate Lewis Ellis is your man. The BBC boardroom show is back with 15 brand new candidates vying to win Lord... Read more ...