Ferguson Marine shipyard is to be nationalised in an attempt to ensure two new west coast ferries are completed.
Derek Mackay said yesterday the Scottish Government is “ready and willing” to take Ferguson shipyard into public ownership to deliver two new ferries for west coast routes.
Scottish Government considers nationalising Ferguson shipyard amid concern over two new island ferries
Finance Secretary Derek Mackay is considering nationalising the Ferguson shipyard, amid rising concern over the multi-million pound increase of two new west coast ferries.
He was one of the north-east’s most renowned horticulturists, a man whose career embraced Balmoral, the Royal Botanic Gardens and Beechgrove.
Neil Drysdale: Critics line up to skewer BBC over decision to scrap free TV licences for most over-75s
Political consensus has been thin on the ground in Britain of late.
Veteran TV gardening guru Jim McColl has accused the BBC of "betraying" fans of the long-running show that made him a household name.
That’s it over for another year!
Aberdeen is famously known as the Granite City, but the influence of those who have worked with the famous stone extends way beyond the north east.
The Beechgrove Garden’s Jim McColl is bowing out after more than four decades with the popular show.
Hardy perennial Jim McColl is hanging up his gardening boots.
A gardening guru joined school children yesterday to officially open a community orchard by planting the project’s final tree.
The family behind one of Scotland’s most successful whisky firms has kept its place at the top of an annual league table of Scotland’s wealthiest people.
The autumn clear-up continues because there is little that can be done with borders and plots during these frosty spells.
P&J gardening columnist Jim McColl will need to make more space on his mantelpiece as he has been presented with another prestigious award.
In recent weeks, I have had one or two questions relating to apples and potatoes and the common denominator is “internal browning”.
Huge congratulations to Bill and Milly Shewan, of 4 Richmond Gardens in Rhynie, for their garden has been selected, from dozens and dozens of entries, to be our Garden of the Year overall winner.
More than 70 north jobs have been saved at engineering firm MacKellar Sub-Sea and related company Tritech Nairn after a business controlled by one of Scotland’s richest men bought them out of administration.
A well-loved television presenter has urged gardeners from across the north-east to help retain his colleague's legacy.
A lifeline has been thrown to a ship builders threatened with closure with a contract for a new CalMac ferry.
Divisions in the business community over independence were highlighted yesterday with 200 bosses coming out in support of a Yes vote.
The sale of an ailing Scottish shipyard could be completed in just two weeks after administrators named their preferred bidder.
In recent weeks, I have been having a dialogue with a chum in Ayrshire who has a lovely garden – the recent spring show from his mature rhododendrons has been pretty spectacular – like so many other reports this year.
Ensure your plants are well-watered
Outside our SW boundary are three sizeable Sycamore trees. They are growing in what was part of the glasshouse nursery attached to Glengarioch Distillery.