One area to be praised by inspectors was the prison's family centre services - but yesterday it was revealed these have since been slashed due to funding cuts.
More than £500,000 of Moray LEADER funds has been allocated to seven new projects.
Northern Scotland is in danger of being "short-changed" by the UK Government after European Union funding ceases, an MP has claimed.
Stonehaven’s popular beach boardwalk will undergo a £250,000 transformation after receiving funding from the Scottish Government.
All but three of Scotland’s councils had to rely on cash reserves to cover day-to-day running costs last year.
A north-east bowling club has secured funding to repair its precious green.
An Inverness playgroup that has run for 30 years has become a casualty of the Scottish Government's new childcare pledge.
Councillors have agreed to spend £75,000 to spruce up Peterhead town centre.
Fraserburgh's Super Saturday events have been axed after councillors decided to pull funding.
A new multi-million funding pledge to upgrade a Highland harbour near the Dounreay nuclear site could bring a profits windfall to the area.
MSPs were told yesterday that funding for NHS Grampian has been £239million short of its official target over the last decade.
Two Aberdeenshire firms will be receiving a six-figure sum from Scottish Government and European Union funding.
One of the most enjoyable aspects of my return to Aberdeen has been to start a programme of visits to schools across the north-east.
Northern Scotland would have benefited from more than £320 million in European Union funding over the next eight years had the UK not voted Leave, new analysis has revealed.
It will greet locals and visitors to the coastal town for many years to come.
A mental health support group could be facing a bleak future due to its struggles to meet running costs.
Shares in beleaguered Flybe received a boost yesterday after the regional airline agreed to a rebel shareholder’s “valid” request for a general meeting.
Funding for NHS Grampian will be £7.7 million short of its official target in the forthcoming financial year, official figures have revealed.
With a focus on accelerating growth and diversification across the region, companies of all sizes are being encouraged to explore their options to diversify, innovate, invest in their businesses and expand.
A community group has launched a scheme to reduce poverty and inequality in Caithness after receiving a funding boost worth nearly £200,000.
A charity founded by an iconic Moray business has revealed it will give away £1 million to local causes.
Rape crisis centres in the north and north-east will be given an extra £95,000 to boost the “invaluable” work they do to help people coming to terms with being sexually assaulted.
Magical cash boost for fans of Harry Potter as Glenfinnan car park one of several projects to receive vital funding
“Magical” funding for rural tourism projects - including parking for the the Harry Potter railway - in the north will help to create the infrastructure required for an ever increasing number of tourists in Scotland.
A hugely successful life-saving scheme aimed at reducing crashes on north-east roads has been spared the axe after businesses pledged £40,000 to secure its survival.
High Life Highland has won substantial funding for its leadership programme from the Year of Young People National Lottery Fund.
An investigation into the running of Moray Leisure Centre over the past 25 years has highlighted the flawed funding agreement between Moray Council and the company in charge of the centre.
Wind farm funds have delivered more than £44,000 in support for community-based projects in Moray during 2017-18.
An Aberdeen school that offers uniquely tailored support for children with additional supports needs is seeking an architect to lead a £10 million improvement plan.
It is one of Britain’s most remote locations, with a population of just 60.
A Moray-based mental health charity has been able to improve the support it provides to men who have experienced childhood sexual abuse thanks to a funding boost.
An Aberdeen charity has been given a four-figure donation from Aberdeen Standard Investments’ charitable foundation.
It is rich in military tradition and history.