For decades the tug o' war has been one of Scotland's most iconic tests of strength.
Secondary school teaching vacancies have risen in Aberdeen, according to new data revealing the city now has the most unfilled posts of any Scottish local authority.
Scotland’s retailers are bracing themselves for a £12 million rise in business rates that will batter already struggling firms, the Scottish Retail Consortium (SRC) has warned.
Leading health experts and charity bosses have called for action to tackle the "worrying" trend of unhealthy habits that could lead to life-threatening illnesses in the north of Scotland.
The closure of an Aberdeenshire drug rehabilitation clinic is to be raised at Holyrood this week amid concerns over Scotland’s rising number of drug deaths.
Thousands of patients in the north and north east are waiting longer than the six week target for eight key diagnostic tests which can pick up cancer and other diseases, it has emerged.
Calls to make Aberdeen Scotland’s centre for world-leading method of treating lung and heart patients
Aberdeen should be made Scotland’s centre for a world-leading method of treating patients with life-threatening heart and lung conditions, local politicians have said.
The north-east is suffering from a falling population, according to official data which found people are moving away from rural areas and islands.
Angry local politicians have claimed the north and north-east is missing out on a £60million package to encourage cycling and walking.
Ruth Davidson yesterday formally backed Jeremy Hunt to become prime minister, arguing he is the best candidate to protect the Union.
A north-east Tory claimed the Scottish Government's reputation has been damaged after it emerged ministers sent letters committing themselves to abolishing Air Departure Tax (ADT).
North and north-east firms are “roundly snubbing” one of Nicola Sturgeon’s key business policies, it was claimed last night.
Nicola Sturgeon has been accused of failing on her childcare expansion pledge in the north-east, with new figures showing a lack of progress on new nurseries.
A popular Aberdeenshire walking route has been restored after three years of hard work by dedicated volunteers.
MSPs will vote this week on scrapping a £150 million tax break for the airline industry in an attempt to force Nicola Sturgeon to axe the controversial policy.
NHS Grampian spends more than £200,000 on leasing 130 cars – but whistleblower claims few have been used
A whistleblower has claimed the north-east's health board has wasted hundreds of thousands of pounds on cars that have not been used.
NHS Grampian was Scotland’s worst performing health board when it came meeting key 18-week referral to treatment time in December last year, NHS figures show.
A MSP campaigning for a Kemnay man stuck in Carstairs has said taxpayers would be “astonished” to learn that keeping a patient at the State Hospital costs £5,837 per week.
The Scottish Government has been urged to “get a move on” with the inquiry into the case of an Aberdeenshire man with learning difficulties who has spent his adult life in a maximum security hospital.
The Scottish Government and Greens were last night edging closer to striking a deal to get the budget through Holyrood - on the basis that local councils get more support.
The NHS has not had to discipline a single Scottish hospital worker for failing to wash their hands in the last two years.
Flood-hit communities in the north-east have been left "high and dry" by the Scottish Government's draft budget.
The scale of the north and north-east schools’ staffing crisis has been laid bare by figures revealing around £585,000 was spent on teacher relocation packages in the last year.
Concerns have been raised about the declining number of patients being treated for eating disorders in north-east hospitals, despite a national spike of cases.
New legislation has been called for to let pharmacists ease the pressure on GPs during flu season.
Thousands of people could at risk after new figures revealed that less than half of health workers get the flu jab.
Guidance teachers and classroom assistants are being trained to become therapists as part of a trial scheme to ease a growing mental health crisis.
The shocking level of mistreatment pensioners were subjected to by “cruel” workers at a north-east care home has been revealed by inspectors.
Plans have been unveiled for nearly 30 turbines on a Mearns estate.
Stunning aerial images showing the work of the nation’s charity air ambulance have spurred fresh calls for a second life-saving helicopter to be based in the north-east.
Patients have failed to turn up for more than 30,000 hospital appointments so far this year, potentially costing NHS Grampian millions of pounds.
Staff shortages at NHS Grampian have seen some hospitals’ ability to perform operations slashed by almost one-third in just two years.