It was the moment the end of one global horror came face-to-face with the height of another.
From Elton John dropping in on Aberdeen for two nights to a Caley Jags player leaving a woman with ‘significant’ injuries after attacking her – here are five stories you might have missed this week.
In the end it took just four brief sentences to inform those on the front line that there really was to be an end to four and a half years of war.
Once the guns and the shelling had been silenced and the war was over, one might have imagined that most of the combatants would have returned home in a matter of weeks.
The wartime diaries of a north-east soldier, only recently unearthed and rescued from oblivion, offer a fascinating insight into the final days of the conflict from the perspective of the frontline.
By the autumn of 1918, many of the Allied combatants were weary of the endless slaughter and shelling which encapsulated their day-to-day lives in the Great War.
It was the global conflict that led to a lost generation and, in the words of Wilfred Owen, created an anthem for doomed youth.
There has been no shortage of bizarre rescue missions in the north and north-east of Scotland.
From an owl-crash landing on an oil rig to Travis frontman Fran Healy paying a visit to Aberdeen - here are five stories you might have missed this week.
His is the gravelly, crisp voice of America’s CNBC news channel, streaming into millions of living rooms across the United States every day.
Only 12% of Brits have had first aid training and when school budgets are tightened, it’s one of the first things to be dropped
When it comes to tightening school budgets, more often than not first aid training is one of the first activities to be dropped. Philippa Gerrard found out the consequences.
The volunteers all describe it in the same way.
He is the north-east teenager who has combined the technical wizardry of Nick Park with the heroes from the Marvel canon to stunning effect.
A disabled climber has had his leg amputated after it became trapped under his wheelchair as he attempted to scale the UK’s highest mountain.
For 40 years, up until the early 1990s, Avro Shackletons were a distinctive sight and sound in the skies above the Moray Firth. The four-engined planes, a development of the famous wartime Lancaster bomber, remained in service much longer than was planned. Now a new book, Shackleton Boys, by Steve Bond, tells the stories of the men who flew “The Shack”, and kept her in the air.
“What will they think of next?” we wonder in amazement, as the world’s first pancake printer automatically dispenses batter in the shape of the Eiffel Tower directly on to a griddle.
When wildflowers are presented in fictional stories, more often than not it is in a romantic vein.
From deadly snakes and crocodiles, to wild cats, primates and even a zebra, nearly 500 dangerous exotic animals are being kept privately right here in Scotland.
Tucked down a single-track road in the middle of the Spey Valley, Knockando Woolmill is a place where time seems to have stood still.
Patients in the Highlands are having to wait up to twice as long for treatments as they did three years ago, shock new figures have revealed.
Digital parenting: What can we do to make sure children are safe in a world that they often know more about than we do?
Facebook, Twitter and WhatsApp are all apps you’re likely familiar with. Share photos with friends, update your status for followers or send private text and voice messages at the touch of a button.
He’s the rock star from Queen who has been involved in such massive hits as Bohemian Rhapsody, Under Pressure and We are the Champions.
A new board game designed to raise money for a charity set up in memory of Piper Alpha has attracted interest from as far afield as Congo and New Zealand.
Our reporter joins the Aberdeen RNLI crew on a training exercise and asks – what does it really take to save lives at sea?
Someone is trapped at the foot of the rocky cliffs around by Nigg Bay.
Police investigating the mystery death of Kevin MacLeod at Wick Harbour 21 years ago have “finally” interviewed his family about the latest alleged eyewitness account – seven months after he came forward.
Wartime diary kept by teenage relative resulted in former north art teacher becoming a family history detective
Some 16-year-olds today would feel lost with without access to their mobile phone or social media, while they take for granted being able to listen to the latest music or watching TV to see what their favourite celebrities are up to.
Mr A is 6ft 1 and he has worked in professional services for more than 20 years.
Can’t sleep? Take a pill to knock you out.
The number of pupils in Aberdeenshire schools who have been suspended for wielding weapons has almost trebled over the last six years.
It was the excitement of travelling on the overnight sleeper train from Inverness to London that sparked Mike Edwards’ sense of wanderlust as a child, while the sound of those old diesel engines became a rhythm that would beat throughout his life...
Aberdeen’s influence on the events leading up to and the creation of the National Health Service in 1948 was extraordinary.
Roger Goodyear can well remember the moment when he became entranced with the maritime charms and nautical nuances of the little village of Portsoy.