Dusk is slowly creeping in and the night air feels fresh and sharp, whilst pools of light from the street lamps spill onto the cobbles.
It is May 26, 1940.
It all began with a journey to the Western Isles, a meeting with a roguish sea dog called Cubby MacKinnon, and the purchase of a Danish boat.
A Shetlander who admits she "is not a runner" will be striving to beat her mum when she puts her best feet forward this summer to raise much needed funds for a local charity.
Scotland has an estimated 745,000 adults and 44,000 young people (approx 10% of the population) who provide unpaid care to relatives and friends who are in need of help because they are ill, frail, have a disability, mental illness or have a substance misuse.
Leeanne Drake is 37 and from Mintlaw. She cares for her nine-year-old son Finlay.
Carers are being asked for their views on what is important to them.
Shannon Jamieson is one of 44,000 young people in Scotland providing unpaid care for friends and family.
“Dear people of north-east: Volunteer writes open letter as appeal continues for Gordon Highlanders Museum
After a few months volunteering at The Gordon Highlanders Musuem, Aberdeen mother-of-three Lisa McKenna already feels like part of the family.
After losing his teenage son to cancer, Walter Sutherland found support from Moray's diverse cycling community.
A researcher at the Gordon Highlanders Museum is set to launch a new work, recounting incredible tales of north-east soldiers' experiences during the Second World War.
A message in a bottle which lay undiscovered for 83 years has incredibly found its way back to the original owner's family.
‘It’s been an amazing journey’: Friends hold last charity ball after raising more than £100k for charities
A group of friends behind a popular charity ball are calling it a day after raising more than £100,000 for good causes.
An Iraqi archbishop has appealed for support for Christians as they face a "critical time" of recovery from brutal persecution.
North-east family ‘reunited’ with brother they never knew they had – 61 years after he was abandoned
A north-east family has had an emotional meeting with a brother they never knew they had - 61 years after he was abandoned in a Birmingham cinema.
One of these pictures shows a party-loving socialite who made a name for herself as a gracious hostess to the great, the good and the royal.
For almost 200 years, the men of Lonach have marched through the ancient glens of Strathdon proudly wielding their traditional pikes and sporting their historic tartans.
Annie Gabb always thought her grandfather PJ Darby's boat - The Anne - had been lost in the war.
It should have been one of the happiest times in Julie Hunter's life.
Three men are to swim 21 miles from an Outer Hebridean island at the centre of one of the world's greatest mysteries.
Cosmo Linzee Gordon knows every inch of his childhood home, from the touching beauty of the chapel to the stunning walled gardens where he played with his little brother, Guy.
A World War I hero will be remembered in his home village next month.
Mia Mackintosh is only 17, but has already demonstrated she can derive artistic inspiration from adversity.
Dougie Kay, from Insch, arrived in Nepal in 2015 with the intention of climbing to the base camp of Mount Everest, but was still in Kathmandu City when the earthquake hit. On the two-year anniversary of the disaster, the north-east man looks back at the minute that changed his life. "On the 17th of April 2015 I arrived in Nepal with the intention of trekking through the Himalayas.
Random acts of kindness from complete strangers tend to be few and far between these days.
An Aberdeenshire tourist facility unveiled its new look yesterday and marked the occasion with a tribute event for two founding members.
Every day for the past 35 years, Brother Michael has been roused from sleep at 4.15am, before taking part in the first of eight services at Pluscarden Abbey near Elgin.
A marathon man whose family was hit by a heart-breaking double cancer blow is set to pound the streets of London this month with his wife at his side, inspired by the memories of his mother and grandma.
A hero Scot has become the first double leg amputee to run six marathons in as many days in the Sahara desert.
A unique letter penned by a Gordon Highlanders quartermaster 167 years ago has been presented to an Aberdeen museum.
A plaque commemorating one of the "all-time piping greats" has been unveiled outside his former workshop in Aberdeen.
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Terry had been with his girlfriend Anna almost a year when he decided he’d make her something unique.