Aberdeen Donside MSP Mark McDonald will officially begin his one-month suspension from the Scottish Parliament today.
Aberdeenshire Council has the ball rolling on work to protect a community devastated by the floods which heralded in 2016.
Campaigners have voiced concerns after learning that the installation of flood defences in a storm-hit Aberdeenshire village will take longer than envisaged.
Aberdeen Donside was the scene of a shock upset this morning as the Tories beat Labour to second place.
On the banks of the River Don, the determined father and son behind one north-east business have taken matters into their own hands to address flooding concerns.
In the first days of 2016, the protracted clear-up of a flood-damaged landscape began along Deeside, but it was soon clear that Mother Nature had more in store for the region.
Aberdeenshire Council is facing a £7.6million repair bill in the aftermath of Storm Frank.
Roughly 600 homes and 100 businesses were devastated by the worst flooding to hit the north-east in recent memory, it was revealed yesterday.
While the merger of the north-east's two police divisions was always going to have its challenges, the officer charged with heading the region could not have anticipated the "unprecedented" flooding crisis the emergency services would be faced with.
Further flood warnings are in place across the north-east after a week of weather chaos which wrecked local homes and brought roads to a standstill.
Visitors are being encouraged to get out their selfie sticks for the 174th year of an Aberdeenshire gathering next weekend.
A major Donside road will be partially shut until at least next week due to a landslip caused by this week's stormy weather.
A landowner who has been fighting to build more homes on his Donside estate will attempt to persuade councillors to finally support him today.
Aberdeen residents should be given the chance to name the new bridge over the River Don, a local MSP has argued.