Shock figures have revealed a “staggering” spike in the number of people dying in the north-east last winter.
Campaigners have urged the Scottish Government to act on bed blocking after figures revealed it has risen by 10% in a year.
They are among the country’s most picturesque places.
A new report has exposed the rising blight of isolation and loneliness among Scotland’s senior citizens.
Nick Pilbeam admits he wasn’t sure what the reaction would be when he helped establish Scotland’s first Men’s Shed in Westhill in Aberdeenshire.
Police are considering clamping down on motorists who are "unfit" to drive because of old age or a host of medical complaints.