The Scottish Government has urged public bodies across the north and north-east to put town centres first when considering new investment decisions.
A new blueprint for deer management on Scotland's forest estate was launched by Environment Minister Paul Wheelhouse yesterday.
Domestic violence and fatal road accidents have risen sharply across the north-east.
Health Secretary Alex Neil has been urged to step in to help solve the carers crisis in the Highlands.
NHS Grampian has bucked a national trend and reported a slight increase in superbug outbreaks during the first three months of this year.
The cost of prescribing antidepressants in Scotland soared by £10million in the last year.
The number of criminal cases resolved within a target time dropped by 10% after a string of court closures, it has been claimed.
The number of C.diff superbug infections acquired by patients in hospital has fallen to its lowest level on record, new figures published today show.
Research by a pro-independence business body has suggested that a Yes vote in September could deliver a £3.5billion "dividend" for Scotland.
A group of MSPs will hold an inquiry into a controversial proposal for a new licensing regime for air guns.
Visitors to the Scottish Parliament got a shock today when they were confronted by thousands of bees.
A £200,000 fund aimed at helping to attract international visitors to Scotland has been launched by Tourism Minister Fergus Ewing.
A Highland man has been appointed Scotland's first veterans commissioner.
A north-east MSP is demanding a timescale for the construction of the new maternity hospital and cancer centre in Aberdeen.
A north-east campaigner has called for an outright ban on all so-called legal highs.
Just 76 overseas-based military personnel have reportedly registered to vote in the independence referendum in the north and north-east.
The Scottish Government are "considering" proposals that would see dietary energy intake recommendations reduced by a half.
North-east GP practices are "creaking" under the growing workload caused by ageing patients and a growing population.
Nearly 200 areas are to be set aside to give seals get extra protection around the Scottish coast.
A group of MSPs are investigating the merits of plans to give communities the right to purchase land.
A group of MSPs are investigating the merits of plans to give communities the right to purchase land. Holyrood’s local government committee wants people to set out the pros and cons of a proposed bill
A north road safety campaigner has been told there are no plans to bring forward restricted driving licences for young motorists in the immediate future.
Minister for Children and Young People Aileen Campbell is pregnant with her second child and will be the first Scottish minister to give birth while in office.
Golden handshakes are failing to cure the rural GP crisis, according to the Scottish health secretary.
Police Scotland has agreed to stop the controversial practice of searching youngsters after a senior officer branded it "fairly indefensible".
Finance Secretary John Swinney has condemned “nutters” who denigrate people online simply because they disagree with their political opinions.
Councils will be able to recover the costs of repairing dangerous buildings thanks to the efforts of a Highland Labour MSP.
North-east business leaders delivered a resounding verdict against Scottish independence after a special debate in Aberdeen last night.
Detailed plans for the £745million Aberdeen bypass will go on display to the public from next week.
See pictures from tonight’s Press and Journal sponsored event, “Stick or Twist – The Referendum Debate” featuring Danny Alexander and John Swinney.