The Press and Journal’s series marking the 75th anniversary of D-Day sparked reminiscences for two readers with remarkable tales to tell, writes Susan Welsh
Every day is different for Maureen McDonald, who has come up with increasingly inventive ways to help her patients over the years.
Robbie Gauld is softly spoken, and the retired grandfather can often be found exploring walking routes across Scotland.
People across the north-east are making the most of the Scottish summer, cracking out the barbecue when the temperature rises above a balmy 10 degrees.
Alan Mackay has a keen eye for bargains, and can often be found scouring charity shop rails or trawling eBay.
With his neatly combed hair and perfectly ironed shirt, Eddie Maitland is every inch the dapper gentleman.
“Life as a musician and a single dad can be tumultuous, a bit up and down.
There is one solitary figure on the pitch at Pittodrie, carefully manoeuvring a lawn mower in neat lines across the turf.
With his beady black eyes and proud bushy tail, the red squirrel is an endearing sight in Hazlehead Park.
There’s not much that a cup of tea can’t solve, or so the saying goes.
If you explore the maze of corridors in Aberdeen’s Town House, you might wander into the grand Town and County Hall.
It is almost 9pm when Alex McKinley calls, and his softly spoken lilt floats down the line.
Kev Bailey inspects his canvas, before sterilising the surface and selecting his tool of choice.
Global warming, climate change, Donald Trump, unicorns and slime are just some of the hot topics tackled by school pupils hoping to be named Junior Journalist of the year.
In my day – normally a phrase reserved for reminiscing, or perhaps used to make a point to a sullen youngster.
With their endearing stripy bodies and telltale buzz, there is something rather lovely about bees, as they flit from one flower to the next.
If you happen to be walking through the beautiful woods of Finzean estate in Aberdeenshire, you might be lucky enough to hear a rich Doric voice rising in song.
Holly Gillibrand is no stranger to the media, having suddenly found herself thrust into the spotlight for what she believes in.
The language of the people has aye needed people’s champions to keep it vigorous.
This is the moment cancer survivor Katie Pake's dreams came true when she met her hero, Hannah Miley.
A 24-stone strongman has revealed his 10,000 calorie-a-day diet - which includes a 2,500 calorie 'death shake' and enough steak to feed four people.
Ethel Greig was born in Turriff Cottage Hospital on October 2, 1939. Although she now lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband Selwyn, the close-knit streets of her home village New Byth remain close to her heart. Here, to kick off our new memoirs series in YL, Ethel recalls her childhood in Aberdeenshire and ventures abroad
Josh Hadfield, 10, can be seen watching a film on an iPad and laughing. But the more he enjoys the film the closer he gets to a cataplectic attack - weakening his muscles and making him fall asleep.
An Aberdeen man who was rushed to A&E and almost died after becoming so addicted to painkillers his kidneys and liver nearly failed has told of how he turned his life around - through the power of rap music.
A man “trapped in a burning vehicle” has made an impassioned plea to safeguard the homecare service that guarantees him a smile each day to help ease his private hell.
A mum who had a double mastectomy to prevent getting breast cancer has shared powerful images of her scars in a bid to give strength to others.
Jessica Boyes who can't speak properly and suffers a string of health problems has a permanent smile on her face - due to a rare genetic condition.
Addicted Tara Mooney, spent up to 12-hours every day putting every penny she earned as a bus driver into the gambling machines. Tara, originally from High Wycombe, Bucks has finally managed to kick her decade-long habit – after already losing her home and three children – when she was sacked for missing shifts.
A 14-stone chef saw his weight plummet to just six stone after he developed a fear of swallowing food.
VIDEO: Bullies called her a “monster”, now young woman can finally face looking at herself in a mirror
A young woman who was bullied as a child and called a "monster" in her youth after an accident has spoken out about the accident and her subsequent long term recovery.
A multi-millionaire boyfriend is set to pay out thousands of pounds to transform his partner from a man into a woman.
Guzzling more than 100 pints of coke a week, Graham Waugh weighed 52 stone and was dubbed one of Britain's fattest men.