Record crowds lined the streets of Banff at the weekend to see Santa and his reindeer.
Spotty Bag Shop
A popular north-east reindeer parade will go ahead for what could be the final time as fears persist that its organiser may be forced to pull the plug because of business rates increases.
A delighted businessman has been given the go-ahead to demolish a dilapidated C-listed building to expand his popular shop.
A north-east businessman has urged Aberdeenshire Council to take regeneration seriously when it considers plans to expand his shop.
A businessman hopes to boost regeneration efforts in a coastal town with his latest venture.
A north-east business has teamed up with two churches to create a commemoration to mark the centenary of the end of the First World War.
An entrepreneur has warned he may have to pull the plug on a major festive event after a decade - blaming an increase in business rates.
A north-east entrepreneur yesterday described the decision to close the Royal Bank of Scotland branch in Banff as a “devastating blow.”
A major drinks producer has announced it will no longer be making a north-east delicacy – just five years after a massive campaign helped save it from disappearing.
A north-east entrepreneur has condemned a 115% rates rise which hit his department store yesterday and warned it could jeopardise nearly a dozen jobs.
The owner of a north-east department store has unveiled plans to revamp a disused community centre in a bid to stop Banff becoming a “ghost town”.
The owner of a renowned north-east shop has revealed plans to create 30 jobs as part of a £2million expansion are in jeopardy if his business rates go up again.
An annual reindeer procession attracted hundreds of festive revellers and shoppers to a north-east port to catch a glimpse of Santa Claus.
A famous north-east shop is urging local people to help collect more than £25,000 worth of gifts to ensure all children in the area can enjoy Christmas.
Two prominent north-east businessmen have been forced to shelve business plans they say would have created dozens of jobs in Banff.
Councillors have defied the local authority and backed plans for a £2million expansion of the "Harrods of the north-east".
The owner of a well-known Banff shop has said Aberdeenshire Council is "playing Russian roulette" with the livelihoods of working people over plans to block an expansion.
A famous north-east shop has announced plans to expand after submitting an application to the local authority.
It is already a famous name among north-east traders, and now the reputation of Banff's Spotty Bag Shop has spread worldwide.
Overcoming difficulties in life can be essential qualities that employers view favourably and can instil in a worker’s drive and determination that others do not possess. And employers in turn are frequently rewarded with hard-working employees who appreciate the opportunity they have been given.
Needy children can look forward to some festive cheer on Christmas morning, thanks to a partnership between one of the north-east's largest independent shops and a number of local charities.
Businessman Des Cheyne got the entrepreneurial bug when he was 11, delivering pints of milk in his home town of Banff and, later, helping out in his father’s convenience shop.