Aberdeen City Council chiefs have said they are "working towards a solution" with the Scottish Government to try to avert a potentially crippling rise in business rates.
The Scottish Government will give more than £2million to Aberdeenshire Council to help deal with damage caused by last year's flooding.
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay will hold crunch talks with Aberdeen business leaders today over soaring business rates.
Dozens of rival nightspots have united to defend jobs and livelihoods from crippling business rates rises.
Scottish Tory leader Ruth Davidson has called for “meaningful action" from the SNP government to help north-east firms hit by massive increases in business rates.
Senior north-east councillors have claimed the Scottish Government's budget process is keeping them "left in the dark".
A row broke out between senior north-east councillors yesterday amid claims opposition members were not consulted on an official response to the Scottish Government's budget proposals.
The Scottish Government has been warned the fragile hospitality sector will be plunged into crisis if it does nothing to halt huge business rate rises.
A north-east businessman facing a near-quadrupling of his rates has warned that controversial across-the-board rises will be the "final nail in the coffin" for many firms.
Opposition parties have pledged to challenge the SNP over its controversial changes to business rates, which could hammer north-east businesses.
The embattled Highlands and Islands Enterprise has had its budget slashed by the Scottish Government.
The Scottish Parliament was built on principles of openness and transparency.
The Scottish Government has pledged to work with Moray Council to prepare a city deal for the region.
The Scottish Government's finance secretary has branded the Autumn Statement "deeply disappointing".
The SNP have demanded the chancellor abandons his party's "damaging austerity agenda" ahead of his first Autumn Statement.
Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has seized on a leaked cabinet committee paper that claims Treasury coffers would take an annual hit of up to £66billion if the UK goes for a so-called hard Brexit.
The Scottish Government has told Moray Council to take lessons from local authorities in other parts of the country to plug the gaps in its finances.
Crunch talks between the leader of Moray Council and the Scottish Government about the authority's perilous financial position have been postponed at the eleventh hour.
Moray firms are shying away from investment due to the escalating cost of business rates, it was claimed yesterday.
The leader of Moray Council has revealed the authority could resurrect plans to increase council tax - with the public's backing.
The Scottish transport minister has once again been accused of snubbing north-east residents whose lives have been made "a misery" by the Aberdeen bypass construction.
A new Scottish Government report has delivered the message that the needs of island communities should be considered in all legislation.
Scottish airline Loganair has unveiled the first aeroplane to be upgraded through a £3.5million aircraft renewal programme for its 13-strong fleet of passenger service Saab 340s.
Residents living near the Aberdeen bypass have claimed the works are making their lives a misery.
Controversial average speed cameras have failed to lower the number of deadly accidents on the A9 between Perth and Inverness.
Potholes, it is often said, are the first sign of a failed state.
The chairman of Scottish Seafood Association has warned that the Forth Road Bridge closure will have a "huge" impact on the industry in the north and north-east of Scotland.
The Forth Road Bridge will be completely shut until the New Year after engineers found a crack in a key part of the structure - by accident.
Opposition politicians have rounded on the SNP after it emerged the Forth Road Bridge would be shut until the New Year.
The new Transport Minister has insisted that controversial A9 speed cameras ARE operational.
Scottish Secretary Alistair Carmichael has cautiously welcomed the creation of a new SNP ministerial post to promote the interests of island communities.
A group established to try and breathe new life into flagging town centres has been awarded a £186,000 grant.