Revised legislation will make it easier for councillors to take paid leave, according to the Scottish Government.
The Aberdeenshire councillor, who is also the president of the Convention of Scottish Local Authorities (Cosla), told the Civility in Public Life Event how intimidation and abuse is “fundamentally undermining British democracy”.
A leading north-east Labour politician has come out in support of a second independence referendum.
A leading Scottish Labour politician has called for a second independence referendum.
Angry north-east parents have hit out at over for “outrageous” increases to out-of-school club fees.
Proposals for a nursery near a north-east town have been approved.
Free sanitary products will be available to pupils, students and learners at schools, colleges and universities across Scotland as part of a new £5.2 million fund.
A community group helping those affected by dementia has hosted a vintage garden party in the north-east.
A new two-storey McDonald’s drive-thru has been given the go-ahead.
Floral tributes have been laid after a 14-year-old boy died suddenly while out with friends.
Calls have been made for a second community pitch after concerns were raised over plans to upgrade an existing one.
Aberdeenshire Council is asking businesses to give their opinions on how best to structure a Business Rates Relief Scheme for the area.
Opposition leaders have criticised the appointment of the new co-leader of Aberdeenshire Council.
Aberdeenshire Council has appointed its new co-leader. Former co-leader Martin Kitts-Hayes resigned from his post after he was caught up in the Legogate scandal, leaving his SNP colleague Richard Thomson in charge. Councillors voted 32 votes to 31 to establish co-leadership. Councillor Alison Evison of Labour will join Mr Thomson as co-leader.