For Sir Ian Wood, the everyday reality for tens of thousands of young Scots is unacceptable.
North of Scotland
Aberdeen hotels continued to be the most expensive outside London in February, according to accountancy firm BDO.
A Highland clan chief was witnessed standing "completely at ease" on the dunes of a bloody Normandy beach seven decades ago, as bagpipes played and machine-gun fire whistled past.
A charity set up by the parents of a north-east youngster with a rare medical condition will benefit from a £10,000 fundraising campaign run by an Aberdeen firm.
PD&MS Energy lands major North Sea contract http://t.co/1aDueKAfFA — Energy Voice (@EnergyVoiceNews) June 3, 2014
Residents, businesses and visitors who travel between the Outer Hebrides and the Aberdeen area are being encouraged to take part in an independent online survey on journey needs.
Wood Group secures £36million Shah Deniz deal http://t.co/88MMCxB2qG — Energy Voice (@EnergyVoiceNews) June 3, 2014
A diver was pulled motionless from the water after carrying out practice rescue drills at an oil platform in the North Sea, a fatal accident inquiry heard yesterday.
When Aberdeen’s previous sponsor Team Recruitment announced it was not renewing its six year partnership with the club Saltire Energy chief executive Mike Loggie was first in the queue to take the company’s place.
Inverness housebuilder Tulloch Homes is plotting a return to the Aberdeen market after home sales return to pre-recession levels.
Shetland's fishermen leaders hope to negotiate concessions on the incoming ban on discards when UK fishing minister George Eustice visits the isles today.
Islands windfarms to get ‘special treatment’ http://t.co/pXek6e3gdx — Energy Voice (@EnergyVoiceNews) June 2, 2014
A north-east charity has received a £45,000 donation to help with the provision of counselling for young people in the area.
Maitland Mackie was director of the former Scottish Agricultural College, now Scotland's Rural College (SRUC), from 1996 to 2003, and chairman from 1998 to 2003.
Aberdeenshire ice-cream businessman Maitland Mackie has died at the age of 76.
The Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre (AECC) will play host to the joint annual conference of the United Kingdom Continence Society (UKCS) and the Scottish Pelvic Floor Network (SPFN) in 2015.
Requests from private companies to use sections of Aberdeen's park and ride sites as overflow parking areas have been turned down by city council officials.
A Skye-based technology firm has won a £300,000 grant from Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) to develop a digital health record for families that could be adopted worldwide.
Scotland's new Tory MEP has been criticised after he claimed the country's fishing industry should not receive vital European funds.
A charity business which was saved from liquidation five years ago has won a major contract to make mattresses for the famous Caledonian Sleeper rail service.
Balfour Beatty's Aberdeen-based construction managing director swapped jobs with an apprentice of the construction and engineering firm this week to demonstrate the importance of embracing new and emerging talent within the industry.
Salmon eggs with improved resistance to sea lice will be made available for sale later this year by aquaculture firm Landcatch in what has been described as a major advance for the industry.
Trawlermen have been told Scotland could put someone forward for the role of European fisheries chief if the nation was an independent EU member state.
Scotland's annual fishing industry showcase is under way in Aberdeen, with this year's Skipper Expo International event boasting a stronger international flavour than any of its three predecessors.
Aberdeenshire's rich but under-recognised whisky heritage is being showcased in a new guide that highlights the history of the region's eight local working distilleries.
The first new tenant of a new multi-million pound science park have now moved in.
The Cock and Bull restaurant at Balmedie in Aberdeenshire and its head chef have added another honour to their growing list of prestigious awards.
Highlands and Islands Enterprise (HIE) has spent £340,000 to support the establishment of a Silicon Valley-style technology "cluster" in Inverness.
Aberdeen City Council's trading standards team is warning local businesses not to respond to a mailshot that could result in a bill of nearly £2,400 over a period of three years.
Almost 200 homes in the north and north-east have been bought using the UK Government's controversial Help to Buy scheme.
New director appointed for Murgitroyd’s Aberdeen office