Michael Matheson has defied calls to update Aberdeen bypass road signs, despite anger over the lack of directions to Fraserburgh, Peterhead and local businesses.
Almost 350 vulnerable children went missing from council care across the north and north-east last year, new statistics have revealed.
A deer has died after it was apparently attacked by a pack of dogs in a suspected hunting incident.
Nicola Sturgeon admitted hospital waiting times are too long after she was challenged about 9,000 NHS Grampian patients waiting beyond the 12 treatment week target.
The Highlands and Islands MSP behind controversial workplace parking charges has claimed the controversial levy is unlikely to be introduced in remote areas.
Farmers will no longer be stopped by police for using the northbound stretch of the AWPR.
Transport Secretary Michael Matheson said ferry users could be hit by fare rises at peak times this summer when he was tackled over the reliability of CalMac’s ageing fleet.
Vandals have cost a cash-strapped council more than £67,000 in the last two years - with almost 40% of the bill going to damaged schools.
There have been more poaching and hare coursing offences in the north of Scotland than anywhere else in the country, new figures have revealed.
Concerns have been raised about road safety as Aberdeen’s new bypass struggles with inadequate signage.
Calls have been made for reckless dog owners to face tougher punishments when their pets attack livestock.
Concerns that Scottish fishing vessels are being inspected more often than EU boats have been raised by a north-east MSP.
A North East MSP has said he hopes a "line can be drawn" after he was cleared of financial impropriety following a lobbying row.
A north-east MSP has said he hopes a "line can be drawn" after he was cleared of financial impropriety by a standards watchdog following a lobbying row.
A fisherman who claims a specially protected loch in Aberdeen has been polluted by AWPR construction has been robbed of his findings in a mysterious raid.
A north-east MSP mixed up in a lobbying controversy is expected to learn his fate next week.
A north-east primary school is struggling to find a pupil support assistant - despite advertising for the post six times.
A Tory MSP has quit his front bench role at Holyrood after failing to mention he holds 50,000 shares in the business he lobbied councillors to support.
The regional list member for the north-east informed party leader Ruth Davidson by letter of his intention to step down earlier today.
More than £350,000 has been paid out to disgruntled drivers across the north and north-east who have had their cars damaged by potholes.
An ambitious project to modernise and diversify Fraserburgh Harbour has been unveiled.
Youngsters have left their school for what could be the last time.
Motorists have racked up more than £1million in fines for speeding on the A90 road over the last three years.
No plans have been drawn up for post-Brexit farm payments, the Scottish Government has admitted, leading to accusations of a “dereliction of duty”.
A north-east MSP has claimed there is “no evidence” that a specialist task force set up to help people back into work has created a single job.
Police statistics have revealed that the number of livestock worrying incidents across Scotland has more than doubled in the last 10 years.
GP recruitment has stalled or slid backwards in most of the north and north-east, despite soaring numbers of medical staff elsewhere in Scotland.
Up to 20 jobs will be created in a north-east town as part of a £600,000 investment into fish processing.
Scottish fishers could emulate the Norwegians by securing twice as big a share of the catch in home waters after Brexit.
SNP budget demands are merely “manufacturing grievance”, according to a north-east MSP.
Patients will move into a new medical practice next month after a two-decade fight for better facilities.
Ministers have been urged to step in to avert a “disaster” for pupils in schools hit by teacher shortages.