A former headteacher at two north-east schools has died at the age of 88 after a battle with Parkinson's.
Residents of a north-east street have raised £7,600 towards a playground for children with additional needs.
An Aberdeenshire school has closed early for the holidays after pupils and staff were hit by a flu-like virus.
A virus has swept through an Aberdeenshire school affecting pupils and staff forcing an early closure before the planned festive break.
A pensioner who brings cheer to children every Christmas has put up his final festive garden display this year.