Here are the latest live news updates from the north and the north-east, as well as the major national and international stories breaking throughout the day.
The north and north-east will enjoy some of the warmest temperatures in the UK this weekend.
With the end of the stay-at-home rule, long walks along the most scenic locations across the north and north-east are back on the cards.
Firefighters were called to a car fire on a busy north-east road this morning.
Covid-19 cases in the north-east have risen by 18 in the past 24 hours, the latest figures show.
NSPCC issue statement after Aberdeen football coach found guilty of 35-years of abuse towards young boys
A children’s charity has said the victims of an Aberdeen abuser showed "enormous bravery" when speaking out against him.
A horse rescued from a housing estate is settling into his new, greener home in the north-east.
Rescuers are searching for several missing people after a vessel capsized in the US Gulf of Mexico during a storm yesterday afternoon.
Police are continuing to appeal for help to find a pensioner last seen on his bike on Monday.
People across Scotland have reacted with joy to the news that travel rules will be relaxed this weekend.
Moray craft beer-maker WooHa Brewing Company has collapsed into administration, with 12 workers made redundant.
The first minister has announced a £500,000 cash boost to health boards to offer support to health and social care workers.
A north-east schoolgirl has penned a thank-you letter to the staff at NHS Grampian.
Deputy First Minister John Swinney announced the start of a campaign to encourage people to get the vaccine when they're contacted to do so.
An Aberdeen cafe has been forced to close after part of a neighbouring building collapsed.
A number of properties in the north-east are without power this morning.
Joe Biden will officially become the 46th president of the United States today in an unconventional inaugural ceremony.
A 29-year-old man has been charged in connection with a disturbance at a house in Aberdeen.
US oilfield equipment and services firm Weatherford this morning confirmed plans to shut down its Aberdeen-based manufacturing facilities.
Storm Christoph is expected to bring strong winds and rain across the region this week.
The north-east has confirmed 131 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours.
Officers have been called to a crash at an Aberdeen roundabout.
Police are calling on the public's help to trace a man reported missing from Aberdeen.
Motorists are being advised that the snow gates on Lecht Road have reopened this morning.
A 45-year-old man has been charged in connection with the theft of tools from a north-east boat.
New footage shows engineers onsite today after the side wall of a bridge near Stonehaven gave way – close to the scene of the crash at Carmont last August.
Three more deaths of people with coronavirus from the north-east have been recorded in the last 24 hours.
Mars Petcare UK is recalling several of its dog food products because they may contain high levels of vitamin D which exceed the maximum permitted intake.
Police are appealing for witnesses after the sudden death of a cyclist on a north-east road.
A planning application has been submitted for 99 homes to be built in an Aberdeen community as part of a bid to deliver 2,000 new council homes.