The chairman of crisis-hit Robert Gordon University has admitted that the board did not follow “normal custom and practice” in the way it appointed its new principal.
A north-east Conservative councillor has issued a fresh apology after becoming embroiled in a burka row.
The Robert Gordon University’s new principal was immediately thrust into the centre of a fresh row last night after a leading trade union branded his appointment an example of “jobs for the boys”.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson is facing demands to outline how he will resolve a dispute that has delayed the introduction of cheaper fares on ferries to Orkney.
Whisky producers should face extra taxes in an independent Scotland in order to boost the public purse, a leading economist has said.
Concerns have been raised about a drop in the number of “bobbies on the beat” in the north-east after new figures showed the region lost 27 police officers in a year.
Campaigners have urged the Scottish Government to act on bed blocking after figures revealed it has risen by 10% in a year.
Prime Minister Theresa May has spoken of the “iconic importance” of Scotch whisky as she vowed to fight to safeguard vital protections for the sector.
The north-east is feared to be in the grip of a “crisis” after almost 40 fatalities in the last 18 months were linked to a drug made infamous by celebrity deaths.
Skye has been backed to become Scotland’s next “national park” in an effort to protect its stunning scenery for future generations.
The UK and Scottish governments were under pressure last night to step in and help Highland Council save rural banking services.
A failure to agree on the future of special protections for famous goods such as Scotch whisky and Stornoway black pudding could be holding up the UK’s Brexit deal.
Free bus passes for over-60s have been spared the axe – and the scheme will now be extended to cover family members accompanying a disabled child.
Furious teachers from the north and north-east have told Scottish ministers that controversial Primary 1 tests are “cruel nonsense” and “completely inappropriate”.
The population of the north-east fell last year after more than 20,000 people moved away and far fewer arrived to make the region their home.
The Scottish Government has again been forced to deny that it is plotting to merge health boards covering Grampian, Tayside and the Highlands and islands.
Crisis-cash applications are still growing in the north-east - but the number of struggling families seeking emergency grants fell in the Highlands and Moray last year.
Highland Council is considering taking over closed bank buildings and saving local services amid growing fears over the impact of axing branches.
Shock new figures show that ambulance crews are failing to meet their target response time in almost 40% of “life threatening” call-outs in the north and north-east.
Plans to build 500 homes would pave the way for Donald Trump’s north-east golf resort to make its first community payments – a decade after they were agreed.
RGU vice-principal quits over ‘unacceptable’ conduct of bosses and ‘extraordinary’ decision not to punish them
An Aberdeen university has been plunged into turmoil after its vice-principal quit in protest at the “unacceptable” conduct of its principal and another senior colleague.
MPs have told the UK and Scottish governments to stop bickering over broadband provision and get on with delivering investment.
Major projects worth a combined total of £1.5 billion are currently delayed or running over budget in the north and north-east, it has emerged.
Scottish MPs have witnessed the escalating labour crisis facing soft fruit farms after a fact-finding mission to local producers yesterday.
Concerns have been raised after it emerged an average of almost five people are injured every day in mental health units in the north and north-east.
New Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab was under fresh pressure last night to guarantee special protections for Scotch whisky after the UK quits the EU.
A Labour frontbencher has claimed that north Sutherland was chosen to host the UK’s first spaceport because it is “close” to Tory seats – despite the nearest being 100-miles away.
Shetland has moved a major step towards hosting its own space centre – just days after plans for a satellite-launching site in Sutherland won backing.
A UK Government minister has said he is “open to the idea” of bringing back concessions to allow more migrant workers into the inshore fishing sector.
The boss of Robert Gordon University has expressed “deep regret” after a probe found he did not declare his business relationship with the newly-appointed vice-principal.
A dossier sent by an unnamed whistleblower raised the alarm about a conflict of interest at the top of Robert Gordon University in Aberdeen.
An investigation has found that Robert Gordon University's principal and vice-principal breached its conflict of interest policy by failing to declare their business relationship.