Advice and support for Fifers struggling with debt worries

Many Fifers will be feeling the pinch after Christmas after spending money on food, drink and presents for loved ones.

The poll is being organised by the Scottish Nature Photography Awards.

Votes sought in Scottish nature photography poll

There’s still time for the public to cast their vote in an online poll celebrating Scottish nature photography books.

Property expert and TV presenter Amanda Lamb.

Scottish home sellers pay out £156 million in the great commisery sleepwalk

Home owners in Scotland paid estate agents a staggering £156.7 million in commission for selling property over the last year.

Sleep Stories are a new way of winding down and drifting off.

‘Bedtime stories for adults’ prove online hit

First there were colouring books for adults, which started as a new way to beat stress, then became a publishing sensation.

Those who borrowed to fund their festivities expect to have paid it back by May.

Christmas costs expected to reach until spring

On average UK adults spent £158 more than they intended over the Christmas period, according to research from Post Office Money Credit Cards, with only 30 per cent managing to keep within their budget.

Douglas Craig (left) and Professor Stephen Logan in the scanning room at the Craig MRI Centre.

New MRI scanner for NE

More patients will benefit from potentially life-saving diagnoses in the North-east after NHS Grampian took delivery of the very latest MRI scanner, following a sizeable donation by the Craig family.

The serious nature of flu has been highlighted by Scotlands Deputy Chief Medical Officer.

Seriousness of flu highlighted to those at risk in Grampian

Scotland’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer issued the call for people at risk of flu to get their flu vaccine as early as possible this year.

The Scotsman reporters' room, 1948.

BBC documentary celebrates 200 years of The Scotsman

As The Scotsman prepares to celebrate its 200th birthday from Wednesday 25th January, its full story is about to be told in a major new television documentary, airing tonight on BBC Two Scotland, at 9pm.

Minister for Public Health and Sport Aileen Campbell.

Projects given a sporting chance

Six projects that will deliver programmes to improve access to physical activities for people across Scotland are sharing £210,000 of funding.

Applications for council vacancies are on the up.

Surge in applications for local authority roles

A sharp spike in the number of applications for jobs with Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Councils has prompted the creation of a scheme to help guide people through the process of applying for local authority jobs.

The Scottish Government is to commission a review of the way health and social care services are provided over public holiday periods. The move has been backed by Shona Robison, health secretary.

Review of health and care public holiday services

The Scottish Government is to commission a review of the way health and social care services are provided over public holiday periods.

New platform makes it easy to buy local

New platform makes it easy to buy local

North East businesses can put supporting the local economy at the top of their New Year’s resolutions thanks to a new website designed to make buying local easy.

A report has been published by the Institute of Physics.

Physics businesses bring in over £15 bn to the Scottish economy

Physics-based industries contribute more than £15 bn annually to the Scottish economy and are responsible for the employment of more than half a million people, according to a new report published today by the Institute of Physics.

Consumers in Scotland are splashing cash on new goals they are likely to give up on before the end of January.

Scots spend £121 a month on broken New Year resolutions

With each New Year comes New Year resolutions, but research reveals consumers in Scotland are splashing cash on new goals they are likely to give up on before the end of January.

Royal Voluntary Service has revealed over 432,000 people in Scotland aged 55 and over plan to volunteer in 2017.

Older people to boost workforce in 2017

With increased pressure on health and social care expected throughout 2017, thousands of older people in Scotland plan to step in and help ease the burden by gifting their time.

Aberdeens Union Street.

Aberdeen streets among Scotland’s most polluted

Aberdeen streets have featured in a list of Scotland’s most polluted streets, published today by Friends of the Earth Scotland.

Children give the lowdown on their dream homes.

Kids describe their dream homes

Kids have the wildest imaginations, and it seems this is definitely true when it comes to what they want from their future home.

UK working parents can save more than �50 every week by sending their children to breakfast clubs.

School breakfast clubs a ‘lifeline’

New research reveals a third of today’s working British mums would have to give up work if it wasn’t for the support of school breakfast clubs.

Movie lovers in Scotland are the biggest snackers when watching movies in the UK

Scots are the biggest movie snackers!

Movie lovers in Scotland are the biggest snackers, according to a new survey.

The Scottish Schools Pipe Band Championships attracts more than 700 young people from around 120 schools.

Last chance for youngsters to pipe up for Championships

Time is running out for schools across Scotland to get their entries in for the world’s biggest schools pipe band event before the final deadline for this year passes.

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