Alexandra Burke doesn’t need to look far to find pop-star inspiration. The singer-songwriter-turned-musical-actress tells Andrew Youngson about her new life-changing role
Scotland is suffering from a significant egg donation shortage, leaving many would-be parents waiting desperately in the wings. YL meets the recipients, donors and health professionals working on the front line
Having so much going on culturally is a good problem to have. But nonetheless, it’s a problem Aberdeen needs to solve, writes Andrew Youngson
From June 30 last year all employees received the legal right to request flexible working; a right hitherto reserved for parents or carers. But what does flexible working really mean?
What: Befriend a Child’s 40th Anniversary Big Kids Ball.
What: The Drumossie Hotel Winter Wonderland-themed wedding fair.
What: The Great Granite Cook-Off hosted by Junior Chamber International (JCI) Aberdeen.
A special reception for the Northern Scotland branch of Women in Property (WiP) was held in Aberdeen’s city centre last week to mark the outgoing of its current chair, and welcome her successor.
Elsa, Anna, Olaf and all the Frozen gang are set to glide on to the ice at the AECC next month. Skater Sophia Adams tells Andrew Youngson about the fun and responsibilities of bringing a Disney ice princess to life
What: The Total E&P UK Limited Annual SHE (Safety, Health & Environment) Awards.
What: The 2015 Subsea UK Awards.
An intelligently designed and implemented strategy for upgrading safety systems on ageing assets can deliver significant cost savings and increase productivity.
Spectra, Aberdeen’s festival of light, is currently illuminating the lives of Aberdeen resident. The event runs from Union Terrace Gardens and around the city centre from 5.30-9.30pm each night until this Sunday, February 22.
Scottish fiddler and composer Aidan O’Rourke, 39, is set to return to the north-east following a special art residence in Huntly last year. He tells Andrew Youngson about the latest step in his collaborative journey
While many would attribute obesity to lifestyle choice, the key question is not how the disability arises, but whether an employee is a disabled person or not
Regent’s Park Theatre's production of To Kill a Mockingbird bridges the gap between actor and audience member in a powerful and direct way.
When he’s not steeped in local-government politics in Aberdeen, Councillor Len Ironside CBE is chairman of the Granite City Chorus (GCC). Mr Ironside tells Andrew Youngson about his love of singing, and the current plans to celebrate the all-male chorus in its 25th year
It’s fun being good, but, for Emily Tierney, it’s great being Wicked, as Andrew Youngson discovers
Recruitment has become a global industry and a vast resource of skill and expertise is now sourced and recruited via recruitment businesses based in Aberdeen
Bringing three dimensions to the archetypal good-guy role has been a complicated mission for actor Daniel Betts, but a rewarding one nonetheless, writes Andrew Youngson
The oil and gas industry is, of course, still looking to maximise hydrocarbon recovery in the North Sea. Exploration work is ongoing, existing assets are being revitalised and fresh developments are materialising. Construction work is far from over yet – huge new installations will soon be added to the offshore infrastructure.
Ahead of his trip up north, bekilted comedian Craig Hill discusses with Andrew Youngson where he finds comedy inspiration
It’s time to say goodbye to the Singing Kettle . . . and hello to Fun Box. Andrew Youngson finds out more
The north-east’s theatrical scene was given a boost of new energy last weekend with two original showcases. Andrew Youngson was in the audience at the premiere performances
They say experience is the mother of all wisdom, and in the case of one Ross-shire woman, this certainly rings true. Katy Kitchingham, 38, a mother of two from Tain, has mixed together a dose of experience, a dash of insight and one prizewinning idea to create an invaluable service for parents all over the Highlands.
A north-east corporate removal company is leading the way towards Scotland’s Zero Waste targets by recycling redundant office furniture. As multi-national businesses across the north-east consolidate resources and reduce office space requirements, Aberdeen-based corporate removal company, Corporate Moves, which also has offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh, has partnered with Livingston-based Recycle Scotland to recycle or re-use office furniture and equipment.
A world premiere performance this weekend is set to bring Burns to life once more, writes Andrew Youngson
When young people setting out in life think of the “professions” it is likely that two will immediately come to mind – accountancy and law. Irrespective of age, these two disciplines are upper most in most people’s consciousness. Both are broadly respected, and regarded as a sound career choice and for good reasons.
Gabriel Alhucema-Brown, a graduate structural engineer with Petrofac in Aberdeen, is passionate about promoting engineering, and the industry as a whole, to the younger generation. As a result, he is an active member of ICE (Institution of Civil Engineers) which sees him act as an ambassador for both STEM-related subjects (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and structural engineering.
Throw yourself back to 1999. Paul Lawrie was completing his own great escape with his Open Championship win, Shakespeare in Love was casting a spell at the 71st Academy Awards and plans for the Millennium celebrations were being conjured up by revellers looking ahead to the New Year.
Job cuts in the north-east oil and gas market have been an increasing occurrence recently.
The slate is green and clean for Dean Chisnall. The musical actor tells Andrew Youngson about finding his inner Shrek