Police are appealing for information after a north-east man died following a crash in Orkney.
Two cases of measles have been confirmed following ferry journeys between Aberdeen and Shetland.
The current contract to operate the Northern Isle Ferry service in the north-east has been extended.
A FERRY operator serving the north-east has been awarded preferred bidder status to continue its service.
Health bosses have approved a plan for services in the next year.
An airline operator is making changes to its flights in the North-east starting in the new year.