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Area’s natural history is the star in “The Wild North East – Scotland’s Natural Gem”

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A short film highlighting the wonderful wildlife and wild places throughout the north east of Scotland was launched last week.

“The Wild North East – Scotland’s Natural Gem” was commissioned by the North East Scotland Biodiversity Partnership, of which Aberdeenshire Council is an active member and supporter.

The film was the idea of Doug Gooday, one of Aberdeenshire Council’s Rangers, who wanted to create a short film to promote the wonderful wildlife and wild places we are so fortunate to enjoy here.
“As a Council Ranger I’m very privileged to spend a lot of time in the many wild places we have in Aberdeenshire, from the Cairngorms to the Coast,” he said.
“I wanted to inspire others to enjoy these wild places as well, to understand about the services nature provides and the importance of caring for the natural environment for the benefit of ourselves and future generations.”
The new film was produced by the nature media company Scotland: The Big Picture.
The collective specialises in producing high-quality short films which inspire and inform people on the importance of looking after our natural world.
The film was produced with the support of Aberdeenshire Council, Aberdeen City Council, Scottish Natural Heritage, Outdoor and Woodland Learning Scotland, the North East Biodiversity Partnership and Forestry Commission Scotland – Grampian Conservancy.
It was launched on Friday, April 13 at the James Hutton Institute in Aberdeen and is freely available for anyone to use and distribute for education and to promote the natural heritage of our region.
You can see the video on the council’s YouTube channel​.

More Aberdeenshire Council Services Now Online!

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Did you know there’s a whole range of Aberdeenshire Council services you can access online?

By registering with myaccount you can access these using just one username and password.

myaccount is already being used by Aberdeenshire parents as a secure and easy way of making school meal payments but it offers many other benefits, including:
– Showing your bin collection dates, local councillors and nearest recycling centres
– Allowing you to sign up for notifications about school closures, local events, job alerts and council news
– And, coming soon, a way of hooking into free wifi at key council sites
To register with myaccount or find out more about accessing these digital services visit the Aberdeenshire Council website.

Kincardine & Mearns Community Plan

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Priority 3 Housing – 3rd review

Portlethen housing development
Portlethen housing development

 Intended Outcomes:

Awareness of the need and options for appropriate and  affordable housing is raised. Levels of homelessness are reduced  through early intervention, education and the development of  supportive social networks. Read the rest of this entry »