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  • 06/09/2017 - Aberdeenshire Broadband Pilot
    Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire is one of the 6 areas chosen to pilot new fibre broadband for offices and public sector buildings.  The Aberdeenshire pilot will receive around £10M to test innovative ways of connecting. The programme is part of the UK Government’s National Productivity Investment Fund. Read more...
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  • 06/09/2017 - Aberdeenshire Company Shortlisted for Prestigious Investors in People Awards 2017
    Aberdeenshire based business Ballogie Estate Enterprises has been named as a leader in people management practice globally, having been shortlisted in the Excellence in Social Responsibility in the annual Investors in People Awards. The Awards celebrate the best people management practices amongst Investors in People accr
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  • 24/03/2017 - Peatland Restoration event at Edinglassie a great success
    The first in a series of peatland restoration events was held at Edinglassie, by Huntly earlier this week. Arranged in conjunction with IUCN UK Peatland Programme, the event was aimed at those who may soon commence their own restoration project as well as those looking to gather more information on how a project can be made t
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  • 09/03/2017 - New North East representative for RSABI
    North East farmer, John Matheson, has been named RSABIs representative for the area. Mr Matheson, who farms near Rothiemay in Aberdeenshire is working with RSABI on a part-time basis to help raise income through the charity’s Support Scheme. RSABI is a Scottish charity providing financial assistance and support to peopl
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  • 24/02/2017 - North East Scotland Agricultural Advisory Group (NESSAG)
    Our North East Regional Manager, Eilidh MacKechnie recently attended a meeting of NESAAG. Aberdeenshire Council hosts NESAAG, a major cross-sectoral forum that lobbies on behalf of the sector as well as providing support and advice both to the agricultural sector and the wider rural economy of the North East. The forum includ
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  • 17/02/2017 - Aberdeen Learning festival
    Our North East Regional Manager, Eilidh MacKechnie attended the Aberdeen Learning festival on 14th February at the AECC. The event is attended by teachers from both Aberdeen City and ‘shire and is for teachers of both primary and secondary pupils. Co-ordinated by the team at Aberdeenshire Council’s Economic Devel
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  • 23/10/2015 - Wildcats on TV
      The Wildcat Action project, of which Scottish Land & Estates is a partner, is getting good media coverage at the moment.  Project Officer, Emma Rawling will be on BBC Landward this Sunday and is seen delivering a wildcat workshop to teenagers.  BBC2 and ITV are also both filming in the Cairngorms in early November fo
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  • 23/10/2015 - Grampian Regional Forestry Forum seeks new members
    Forestry Commission Scotland (FCS) is seeking to recruit four new members for the Grampian Regional Forestry Forum to advise on the development and implementation of the Scottish Forestry Strategy. The Forum, one of five across the country, advises the Commission’s Conservancy staff, who oversee the promotion and regula
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  • 20/10/2015 - Digger theft Aberdeenshire
    Police Scotland has appealed for information following the theft of a digger worth around £26,000 from rural farmland around eight miles north east of Keith. The 6 ton Yellow Thwaites Forward Dumping Digger (SF64 OKG) was stolen between 10am on Monday, 28 September, and 5pm on Wednesday, 30 September, from a wind turbine
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  • 08/10/2015 - Miinister vists Stracathro Estate
    This Monday, Hughie Campbell Adamson at WES-accredited Stracathro Estate, hosted a visit from Minister for Environment, Dr Aileen McLeod, and Hugh Dignon, Head of Landscapes and Habitat Division within the Scottish Government. The meeting and tour provided an opportunity to look at a variety of topical land management issu
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  • 04/09/2015 - Aberdeenshire Forestry and Woodland Strategy Call for Views
    Aberdeenshire Council is developing a Forestry and Woodland Strategy for the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan area. The strategy will be Supplementary Guidance to the 2016 Local Development Plan and will cover the area of Aberdeenshire out with Cairngorms National Park.  The new strategy will replace the Forest and W
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  • 13/07/2015 - New donation takes River Dee Trust fundraising to £25,000
    Generous anglers on the River Dee have donated more than £2,700 in the last year to help support the work of the charitable trust that works to care for the river. The donation scheme operated by Ballogie Estate, which manages the Ballogie, Carlogie and Commonty fishing beats above and below Potarch Bridge, has rais
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  • 30/06/2015 - Innovative partnership between Aberdeenshire school and rural estates celebrates successful inaugural year
    An innovative partnership between landowners and an Aberdeenshire School that sees pupils visit estates to improve their knowledge and understanding of rural business has completed its successful first year. Over the last school year, Aboyne Academy has been working with Ballogie, Glen Tanar and Dinnet Estates to operate
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  • 07/05/2015 - Seafield & Strathspey Estates sponsor Grantown 250
     Seafield & Strathspey Estates are sponsoring Grantown 250, a special festival to marks the 250 year anniversary of Grantown on Spey. Happening between 21st and 28th June this year, the festival is a celebration for local people, but it also aims to attract visitors from the whole of the UK and abroad with its packed program
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  • 27/02/2015 - Glen Tanar Ghillie Nominated as Young Ambassador at Top Tourism Awards
            A young ghillie working on the Glen Tanar Estate has been nominated as a top young tourism ambassador at the 2015 Aberdeen City and Shire Tourism Awards.   Craig McDonald, 24, has secured a nomination in the Young Ambassador category of the respected tourism awards thanks to his hard
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  • 24/09/2014 - River Dee Trust Auction 2014
    The River Dee Trust are holding an online auction with a very special lot donated by Sir Chris Hoy, a signed Team GB cycling suit worn by Sir Chris at the 2012 World Track Cycling Championships. The auction also contains fishing trips and fishing equipment, a bespoke kilt, wildlife watching experiences, limited edition tw
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  • 08/08/2014 - Turriff Show
    This year marked the 150th anniversary of the Turriff Show – the premier north-east agricultural event and the largest two day event of its kind in the country. To mark the anniversary, the Show received a Royal accolade when Her Majesty the Queen arrived by helicopter from Balmoral to tour the showground and meet some of t
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  • 12/06/2014 - Member for Grampian Regional Forestry Forum
    Forestry Commission Scotland is seeking five new members to join the Grampian Regional Forestry Forum to advise on the development and implementation of the Scottish Forestry Strategy. For more details please see advert below.
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  • 06/06/2014 - North East Members' Reception, 5 June 2014
    Around 40 members gathered at House of Monymusk in Aberdeenshire on 5 June to learn of the massive amount of work being carried out by Scottish Land & Estates on behalf of the membership.     Members were updated on areas of work including Land Reform, Agricultural Holdings and CAP Reform as well as the extensive PR and
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  • 04/07/2013 - Managing your Woodland Demonstration Day
    The Farquharson family at Finzean hosted a full house on 2 July for the Scottish Land & Estates demonstration day on “Managing Your Woodland”. With a wide variety of topics covered during the morning session and an interesting site demonstration in the afternoon, everyone seemed to get a positive and informative experienc
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