Lynette Kirkpatrick

In pictures: Aberdeen treated to stunning sunset


Amateur photographers across the north-east captured stunning pictures of this evening’s sunset. Evening Express readers shared their pictures with us as the sky turned pink, red and blue at the end of the day. Here are some of the photos sent in to us over Facebook:

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North-east lifeboat called out after clothing spotted in water


A north-east lifeboat was called after clothing was spotted in the water. The Stonehaven lifeboat was called out at around 11.45am after reports of clothing and tools were found off the coast of the town. A Coastguard spokesman said: “The matter was investigated and no suspicious circumstances were found. “The lifeboat was then stood down.”

Better Read Books.

North-east bookshop to host poetry evening


An independent north-east bookshop is to host a poetry evening in the new year. Better Read Books, on Ythan Terrace in Ellon, is inviting members of the public to the first poetry evening of the year on January 10 from 7-9pm at the shop. The shop sells new, secondhand and antiquarian books.