Category Archives: Aberdeenshire

No way on the F & B Way today

Le Grand Départ After a week away with work, I was back in the saddle for my normal ride down to the office in Aberdeen this morning and as I rode along enjoying the sound of birds singing, I noticed … Continue reading

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Trumpie’s words of wisdom

In April 2012, following the erection of a wind turbine on an industrial site in the north of Aberdeen adjacent to a golf course, Donald Trump was quoted as saying : “Royal Aberdeen is a wonderful course – one of … Continue reading

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Moo-nicipal art in Inverurie

We’ve all seen them – ugly, often grubby boxes on the pavement or roadside that contain “stuff” … telephone “stuff”, traffic signalling “stuff” etc. etc. They get rusty, they get negelected they get vandalised … now assuming that we do need … Continue reading

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Reid Harlaw – 600 years after the battle

We will not dwell on the history. There was a battle at Harlaw ( or Cath Gairbheach ) 600 years ago which has been written about often.  The ballad Battle o’ Harlaw (which you can listen to here) has been passed from … Continue reading

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Trump’s “five-year-old” Boeing 757

First of a series of posts in which we will look at examples of the Press & Journal printing factually incorrect information. So lets get started … DATE : 21st June 2011  EDITION : Aberdeen STORY : “Wife to fly … Continue reading

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You’ve Been Trumped Première

Last night I attended the Scottish première of Anthony Baxter’s new documentary You’ve Been Trumped – it’s actually the second time I’ve been to a première in Aberdeen having seen the debut of Fraser Denholm’s Run Down Aberdeen earlier in the year. Trump’s PR … Continue reading

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Public plastic pays for £3,550.37 Pom Pom purchase. Priceless!

On the 27th May 2011, the Daily Telegraph published a list of spending on council credit cards above a £500 threshold and it was with great interest that we perused the section detailing the £566,929 spent using Aberdeenshire Council credit cards. Now for an … Continue reading

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Does puppet press merely peddle property developers PR?

In the wake of local residents expressing their concerns at the plans for Stewart Milne FC’s new stadium at Loriston Loch, the Press & Journal saw fit to spout out “Obstacles shouldn’t hinder stadium bid” which goes on among other … Continue reading

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