New Machar Primary School latest to adopt the WOW Walk to School Challenge

Lucy Johnston News

News release from Aberdeenshire Council: Aberdeenshire Council has teamed up with Living Streets – the UK charity for everyday walking – to encourage more families to walk to school and promote active daily journeys as part of WOW, the Walk to School Challenge. WOW is an award-winning behavioural change scheme currently adopted in 14 primary schools in Aberdeenshire and more …

New Year bridge replacements along Formartine and Buchan Way in Garioch

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Four bridges along the Formartine & Buchan Way are to be replaced in the new year as part of a programme of funded upgrades. The bridges are located in Garioch between Dyce and Kinmundy at Buckie Farm, Middle Tack, Upper Tack and Kinmundy Home Farm. Works are expected to commence w/c January 5 and we anticipate these will continue through to the end March, weather-dependent. The section of line will be closed for the duration and unfortunately there are no traffic-free diversion …

Tour of Britain stage revealed for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen

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The final stage route for the Tour of Britain in September – which will be in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire – has been announced. Stage 8 will begin in Stonehaven and this year’s overall champion will be crowned in Aberdeen at the end of the most northerly stage ever to feature in the Tour of Britain. By popular demand from local …

Portlethen & Inverurie Walking and Cycling Infrastructure takes a step forward

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Residents of Portlethen and Inverurie are being asked to share their views on proposed new cycle and walking infrastructure being developed for the towns. The proposals, first outlined in the development of the Integrated Travel Town Masterplans, have been progressed following a successful funding allocation from Transport Scotland’s ‘Low Carbon Transport Travel Fund’. Designs have been put forward in Inverurie …