Tuesday 27th June
Nicola Sturgeon's told the Scottish Parliament there'll be no second independence referendum until "the terms of Brexit are clearer". The first minister's backtracked on calls earlier this year for a vote as soon as the autumn of 2018. She's been forced to reconsider after the SNP lost 21 seats at Westminster in this month's general election. But, Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson says the SNP leader should go further.
Meanwhile, Scottish Finance Secretary Derek Mackay has written to Treasury chief Liz Truss over the £1bn Conservative deal with the DUP at Westminster. Ministers in Scotland believe that funding should also be heading north of the border in light of the agreement of extra money for Northern Ireland. The UK government insists the deal is not subject to Barnett formula rules.
Police Scotland is appealing for information following a Theft by Housebreaking in Aberdeen in which valuables worth a five-figure sum were taken. Officers received a report of a break-in which occurred between Friday and Sunday this past weekend in the Countesswells Road area. Jewellery, electrical items and money worth £30,000 have been reported missing, and officers are urging anyone with information to contact Police.
A 14 year old boy was rescued by Coastguards teams after falling on rocks off the coast of Portknockie last night. Lifeboats from Buckie, Banff and Portsoy were called to Bow Fiddle Rock at around 8:55pm. The coastguard helicopter from Inverness was also sent to the scene. The teenager was taken to hospital by ambulance and is not thought to have any serious injuries.
A local primary school has joined a growing UK-wide list of Schools that have expressed concern over a new feature on an app which is popular with young teenagers. Buchanhaven Primary School has warned parents on social media following national concern over Snapchats latest ‘snap map’ feature which shares users location with any Snapchat friends who can see where they are on a map. Paresnts are being urged to active the apps ‘ghost mode’ which prevents users exact location from being revealed.
Dispensing at six General Practitioners is to be considered by the NHS Grampian board early next month following a public consultation last year, which was the largest ever undertaken by NHS Grampian. Around 1,300 people responded to the public consultation, with 200 attending public drop-in sessions. A decision on dispensing at Auchenblae, Gardenstown, Portlethen, Rhynie, Skene and Udny Station general practitioners (GP) will be made on Thursday 6th July.
Fraserburgh is set for an action packed few days as Active Fraserburgh Week gets underway in August, encouraging people to get involved in a new sport or activity. Now in its third year and the biggest event to date, it will take place from August 14 to 18, offering a range of taster sessions encouraging people to get more active and improve their lifestyle. More than 100 sessions will be available throughout the week in venues across the town including Fraserburgh Community and Sports Centre, James Ramsay Park and the JIC.
A woman was rescued from the water at Aberdeen beach by a member of the public yesterday afternoon. Emergency services attended the incident near Links Road at around 4.15. She was taken to Aberdeen Royal Infirmary by ambulance and her condition is not life threatening.
It is not known why she was in the water.
The death of a woman in Aberdeen is being investigated by police. The emergency services were called to a flat on Great Northern Road, close to the Woodside Fountain Centre, shortly before 8 o’clock on Sunday night. The death is currently being treated as unexplained.
The Royal Navy's new aircraft carrier passed under the Forth Bridge just before midnight last night as it left its home port for the first time. HMS Queen Elizabeth - one of two new carriers being built at Rosyth dockyard in Fife at a cost of more than £6bn - is to begin sea trials. It’s the largest warship ever built for the Royal Navy with a crew of 1,000 and 40 aircraft. The flight deck alone is the size of three football pitches.