Most of us will be looking forward to some time off with our families over Christmas and New Year. But spare a thought for the people working in the NHS across Scotland who will be on duty night and day, and are gearing up for one of the busiest times of the year.
Police in the Western Isles are urging local residents to keep heating fuels secure to prevent thefts this winter.
A Moray food bank has been forced to close one of its bases - to pool its resources to meet growing demand.
A storm named Diana has brought strong winds and heavy rain to parts of the UK as a number of flood warnings were issued for the South West.
A group of parents who launched a crowdfunding campaign to keep their children's school safe during the winter have been left needing council help after raising just 7% of the required total.
More than half of frontline medical staff fear their hospitals will not be able to keep patients safe this winter, an “alarming” new poll has revealed.
A surge in broken boilers has left some people on Moray in need of alternative heating and financial assistance to cope with spiralling bills.
Scottish motorists have been urged to take care when driving on seven routes branded the country’s most dangerous during winter.
An annual campaign to improve road safety over the winter period launched yesterday.
A Moray ski centre has guaranteed a start date to their skiing season in early December following a £200,000 investment from Highland and Islands Enterprise.
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Motorists are being urged to be vigilant for deer now the nights are drawing in.
Ross and Cromarty residents have been warned that some of their roads will not be gritted over the weekend, in a departure from previous years.
A campaign aiming to share Scotland’s “shared values and inclusive view of the world” has been launched.
NHS Grampian has drafted up its winter plan - using the "lessons" learned from last year.
A stockpile of 11,726 tonnes of salt, about 180 staff, half of the city’s roads treated before 7.30am, and new big community salt bins are just some of the ways Aberdeen City Council is prioritising this year’s winter maintenance.
Improvements in weekend gritting arrangements head up Highland Council’s winter maintenance programme for 2018/19.
Gritter drivers are to be offered free flu vaccinations in an effort to safeguard their vital role during severe weather.
Gritters are expected to be out in force this weekend as a chilly snap from the Arctic sweeps the country.
Social workers could be drafted in to keep casualty departments moving during winter, while weekly bed-checks could be carried out at care homes.
It’s only the beginning of October but it is much colder already. Mind you the chilling wind of Brexit could be the cause. It makes my blood run cold.
Aberdeenshire Council has revealed it will cost about £100,000 a month to keep grit bins stocked-up over the winter.
NHS Grampian has welcomed almost £1million in additional funding to cover health services this winter.
The council used more than three times as much salt to de-ice Aberdeen’s roads in the past year than in the previous financial year.
Communication vital in responding to repeat of severe winter weather, says Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure boss
Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure boss has said communication is the most vital tool in coping with another severe winter.
It felt a bit more like winter than spring this morning as a blanket of snow accompanied a drop in temperatures across the north-east. Snow covered the north-east this morning and forced a road to close due to wintry conditions. Snowy conditions forces north-east road to shut
Communities across the UK have been warned to brace themselves for a “mini” Beast from the East this weekend.
The Beast from the East has wreaked havoc with Scottish football's calendar this week but it's far from the first time that adverse weather conditions have disrupted matches.
Andy Meldrum has a big smile on his face. As the owner and managing director of the Glencoe Mountain Resort, he’s enjoying a busy winter.
Curling skip Kyle Smith vowed to learn lessons after finishing with one win and one defeat in PyeongChang
Great Britain men’s skip Kyle Smith vowed to learn lessons in defeat after his curling rink finished with one win and one defeat from their opening day of competition in PyeongChang.
The snowy winter weather is expected to continue causing problems across the north and north-east throughout the week.
Wintry conditions returned to the north causing snow gates to be closed and one school to shut its doors.