The Scottish Government was accused of “actively disowning” the North Sea industry last night after it emerged that its oil and gas analytical bulletin had been officially dumped.
Budget-cutting NHS Highland bosses accused of ‘mismanagement’ after £200,000 contract payments were not legally agreed
Health chiefs in the Highlands have been ordered to carry out a major review after investigators found they were paying a £200,000 contract that was not legally agreed.
Health Secretary Shona Robison has signalled that the Scottish Government has no plans to merge NHS Grampian with the crisis-hit Tayside board.
Shamed Aberdeen Donside politician Mark McDonald has been moved from Holyrood’s basement to an office next to other MSPs and staff.
Health Secretary Shona Robison has reiterated her pledge that maternity services in Moray will not be permanently downgraded as she vowed to turn the region into a “centre of excellence” for medical training.
A mothballed fabrication yard on the Western Isles was on the brink of being reborn last night after a landmark deal was struck to take over troubled firm BiFab.
A national child abuse investigation will turn its focus on events at a former Aberdeen children’s home from next week.
Colleges in Scotland are facing a £360million repair bill but may be left short with just £39million allocated for the work this year.
Fears have been raised that thousands of north and north-east pensioners will miss out on early winter fuel payments next year because ministers are “dragging their feet.”
Council workers have been urged by a trade union to reject a pay rise amid claims it would “only increase disparity” between staff and bosses.
Opposition MSPs have claimed the Scottish Government is struggling to meet a pledge to boost health visitor numbers after vacancy rates hit a three-year high.
Shock figures have revealed that more than a third of Western Isles residents are now acting as unpaid carers – the highest rate in Scotland.
Scottish ministers have been warned that north and north-east patients would suffer if local health boards were abolished and replaced with new “super-boards.”
Kinloss Barracks and other Scottish military bases are safe from the axe in the next round of Ministry of Defence cutbacks, it has been revealed.
David Mundell has admitted it is now “almost inevitable” that Holyrood’s Brexit powers bid will be challenged in court - but he insisted the unprecedented move was not a “big deal”.
Prime Minister Theresa May has been told by her Scottish secretary that there can be no “leeway” or “compromise” on fishing powers in the final Brexit deal.
The biggest shake-up of income tax since devolution will take effect from today – hitting higher earners but leaving two-thirds of Scots paying less.
Campaigners have stepped up calls for reforms that would finally lift the “veil of secrecy” that shrouds the identity of many of Scotland’s landowners.
North-east schools have been singled out as under-performing by a powerful local government watchdog.
North councils are facing a demographic “ticking time bomb” that could accelerate cuts and make vital services unsustainable within a few years, according to a new report.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay insisted last night that the Scottish Government had “led the way” on radical redesigns of services to meet the challenges faced by councils.
Concerns have been raised after it emerged that two bikes are stolen every day in north and north-east communities – but only 15% of the culprits are caught.
Communities in the north and north-east have been hit hardest by cuts to vital council services in recent years, new figures suggest.
Scotland’s top prosecutor has signalled that a five-year probe into CIA “torture flights” at north and north-east airports could continue until the US hands over a secret report.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay is facing calls to bring forward the next business rates revaluation to ensure firms are not hit again by “bombshell” rises.
North-east Conservatives have admitted that local fishermen are “understandably angry” after holding a face-to-face meeting with skippers in Peterhead yesterday.
Plans for a major event are being drawn up to mark the official opening of the Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route when the road is finally completed.
Economy Secretary Keith Brown has hinted that the Scottish Government would consider splashing the cash to try to speed-up the delay-hit Aberdeen bypass.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon has pledged to investigate a row over the introduction of controversial parking charges at island airports.
Transport chiefs have officially pushed back the completion date for Aberdeen’s long-awaited bypass – revealing the road is not now due to be open until late autumn.
Theresa May insisted yesterday that fishing fleets will enjoy a “bright future” after Brexit amid claims she had sanctioned the “worst imaginable” transition deal.
Aberdeen South MP Ross Thomson faced criticism last night after taking part in a “bizarre” Brexit stunt in which dead fish were flung into the River Thames.