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Garioch Community Council Contacts

Find the contact details of our community councils in the Garioch area. View our map of community councils.  Community Council Contact Bennachie Wendy Glasspool(Secretary)BennachieCC@outlook.com Cluny, Midmar and Monymusk Richard Fyffe(Acting Secretary)richard@corsindae.com Echt and Skene Klaus Wahle (Secretary) klaus.wahle@btinternet.com...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/garioch/

Community councils

Contains information on Community Councils, The Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils, Community Council Handbook, Code of Practice, Contact Banff and Buchan Community Councils, Contact Buchan Community Councils, Contact Formartine Community Councils, Contact Garioch Community Councils, Contact Kincardine and Mearns Community Councils, Contact Marr Community Councils, Community councils elections.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/

Aberdeenshire Council Plan 2017 – 2022

In November 2017 Aberdeenshire Council agreed the council plan. This gives strategic direction to the wider council and will be used to inform decision making in the coming years. The plan is laid out in full below, all centred around the 11 priorities. On this page you can find out more about how the plan was developed, learn a little more about t...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-plan/

The role of community councils

Community councils are voluntary bodies, which exist within a statutory framework, and which have been granted statutory rights of consultation. Community councils, unlike other community organisations, are statutorily included in the consultation process for all planning applications affecting their area. There are also specific powers in relation...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/community-councils/

Emergency Contacts

Who to call if you are concerned about flooding For flood warnings, phone Floodline 0345 988 11 88 In an emergency where there is a threat to public safety, call emergency service 999 and ask for Fire or Coastguard For help with flood defences (eg sandbags): - Aberdeen City Council - Tel: 01224 522000 - Aberdeenshire Council - Tel: Monday to Fri...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/flooding/emergency-contacts/

Local Government Elections 2017 - Results

More on Local Government Elections 2017 Local Government Elections took place on Thursday, 4 May 2017 to elect Councillors to all 19 wards in the Aberdeenshire Council area. Voting took place between 7am and 10pm for all registered voters over the age of 16. Votes were counted electronically on Friday, 5th of May at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conf...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/local-government-elections-2017/

Formartine Community Council Contacts

Find the contact details of our community councils in the Formartine area. View our map of community councils.  Community Council Contact Auchterless and Inverkeithny and Fisherford Cathy Vincent (Secretary) Auchterless Inverkeithny Community Council Foulie Newmill Croft Auchterless Turriff AB53 8BB Telephone: 01888 511331 Email: AIFCC@outlo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/formartine/

Childcare contacts

Our contacts can provide you with more information, help and advice about childcare and early learning: Early learning application help Family support services Early learning application help Our Early Years team help parents and carers find and apply for early learning and childcare.  Early Years teamWoodhill HouseWestburn RoadAberdeenAB16 5GBEm...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/childcare-contacts/

Buchan Community Council Contacts

Find the contact details of our community councils in the Buchan area. View our map of community councils.  Community Council Contact Boddam Colin Moir(Chair)Email: boddamdcc@hotmail.com Buchan East Alison Gardner (Secretary)Email: buchaneast@outlook.com Cruden Lynn Smith(Secretary) Email: secretarycrudencc@gmail.com Deer Ali MacLeod(...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/buchan/

Communities and events

Contains information on Community centres, Community councils, Funding, Events and anniversaries, Asset Transfer, Armed Forces, Bereavement, Community Learning and Development, Community planning.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/

Community centres

Contains information on Aboyne - Deeside Community Centre, Alford Community Campus, Banchory Community Centre, Banff - Deveron Community and Sports Centre, Ellon Community Centre, Fraserburgh Community and Sports Centre, Huntly - Linden Community Centre, Inverurie - Garioch Community Centre, Kemnay Academy and Community Learning Centre, Laurencekirk - Mearns Academy Community Campus, Meldrum Community Education Centre, Mintlaw - Central Buchan Lifelong Learning and Leisure, Peterhead Leisure and Community Centre, Portlethen Swimming Pool and Academy Sports Facilities, Stonehaven Community Centre, Turriff - Gateway Community Centre, Westhill Community Centre, Insch Community Centre.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-centres/

Marr Area Community Council Contacts

Find the contact details of our community councils in the Marr area. View our map of community councils.  Community Council Contact Ballater and Crathie Joanne Croll(Secretary - Temporary)bcccsecretary@outlook.com Banchory Ms Mary Lennox(Chair)banchorycommunity@hotmail.com Birse and Ballogie Ms Sarah Wright (Secretary) Birse & Ball...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/marr/

Community Empowerment

As a council, we have a formal duty to enable our local communities to be involved in decision-making about the services we provide. You can help us shape your local services. This duty has been set out in the Scottish Government’s Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act which came into effect in 2015.   Information about how many requests we receive ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/community-empowerment/

Community council elections

Candidate nominations are being sought to fill vacancies on a number of community councils in Aberdeenshire. Elections will be held if nominees outnumber the roles available. Find out how to get nominations forms. You can also view successful candidates for 2019 elections. Westhill (Garioch): Number of vacancies: 17 Nominations opening date: 23rd ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/community-council-elections/

Banff and Buchan Community Council Contacts

Find the contact details of our community councils in the Banff and Buchan area. View our map of community councils.  Alvah and Forglen Secretary James Bayne 01261 821671 or 07795 181476 secretary.alvahforglencc@gmail.com  Banff and Macduff Secretary Jenny Saunders   07852135779 bandmcommunitycouncil@gmail.com Cornhill and Ordiquhill Secreta...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/banff-and-buchan/

Asset Transfer

The Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015 introduces a right for community groups (known as community transfer bodies in the Act) to make requests to all local authorities for any land or buildings they feel they could make better use of. Find out more: How it works How to make a request Evaluation Asset list Asset Transfer privacy notice (pdf...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/asset-transfer/

Council priorities

As a result of our evidence based approach, supported by the extensive community engagement, we believe that the priorities set out here provide Aberdeenshire Council with the best chance of meeting our ambitions over the next five years. Through the delivery of our priorities and resulting Service Plans, we will ensure that Aberdeenshire continues...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-plan/council-priorities/

Kincardine and Mearns Area Community Council Contacts

Find the contact details of our community councils in the Kincardine and Mearns area. View our map of community councils.  Community Council Contact Arbuthnott Isabella Williamson(Secretary)Kirkton Farm Arbuthnott AB30 1NATelephone: 01561 361668 Email: Isabella@grassicgibbon.com Benholm and Johnshaven Chris Greene(Secretary) Telephone: 015...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/kincardine-and-mearns/

Reach a Council Office

View details of the following council offices:. Area offices Collection offices Service points Other council offices Headquarters Area offices Our area manager teams can help with matters relating to community councils, area committees, community planning (and projects) as well as area initiative funding. View their contact details: Banff and Bu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/contact-us/reach-a-council-office/

Community Alarm and Telecare Service

Our Community Alarm and Telecare Service is called Aberdeenshire Lifeline. Community alarms and telecare cover a range of devices that use modern technology to help keep you safe and independent in your own home. Find out more about Aberdeenshire Lifeline: Community alarms Telecare Types of equipment Eligibility for Aberdeenshire Lifeline Making a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/community-alarm-telecare/

Contact the council

If you have any queries about our services, you can contact Abshire Help on Twitter. For general news and information on council's services and activities including social media, view our news centre.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/contact-us/

Inverurie Community Campus

Work is progressing on this exciting new community campus for the Inverurie area. Once complete, the campus will house a range of facilities: Inverurie Academy and St Andrew’s School will sit alongside community spaces. The wider communities of Inverurie, Garioch and beyond will benefit from the new facilities. This page will keep you updated on th...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/building-improvements/inverurie-community-campus/

Armed Forces

The council recognises the value Serving personnel; Regular and Reservists, Cadets, Volunteers, Veterans and Military Families, contribute to our organisation, community and country. We have pledged our support for the Armed Forces Community by signing the Armed Forces Covenant in November 2017 and are fully committed to ensuring that those who ser...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/armed-forces/

Community transport

Contains information on Community transport, Request minibus hire, Register as a minibus driver.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/community-transport/

Apply for council housing

We have approximately 13,000 council properties.  The properties that become vacant are allocated to people on our waiting list. The waiting list is based on a person's housing need. Our waiting list has over 6,600 people on it - including direct applicants, transfers and homeless applicants. Admission to waiting list How are properties allocated?...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/apply-for-housing/

Council priorities - community engagement

You told us what you think of the draft priorities. The engagement summary report (pdf 1.36MB) gives the summary of the results of what you said, along with feedback from elected members, our Citizens Panel, and community based sessions. The results have been used to help create our council plan. We have also taken the results of what you said, and...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-plan/strategic-focus/council-priorities-engagement/

Council Tax bands and charges

Council Tax is a form of local taxation in which householders make contributions towards council funding, to enable us to provide services to the community including education, roads, social care. It is not a direct charge based on usage of these services. We have produced this electronic leaflet to explain how bills are calculated and the role Cou...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/charges/

Community Learning and Development

The Community Learning and Development (CLD) Service works to improve the communities and personal lives of people in the area: CLD Service Our work with young people Our work with adults Our work with communities Contact CLD Service The CLD Service sits within the wider Education and Children’s Service and aims to meet the expectations set by th...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/cld/

Community Council Pilot Project (CCPP) Elections 2013

A Schools Election project, organised by the Council’s Electoral Participation Sub-Group and involving Ellon Academy, Ellon Community Council and Foveran Community Council, has just reached a successful conclusion.         from left: Christian Alland (MSP), Aqib Pervaiz, Brittany Langley, Colin D Mackenzie (Chief Executive, Aberdeenshire Council),...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/community-council-pilot-project-ccpp-elections-2013/

Council's daily business

On any given day, the council’s core business involves: Educating around 35,495 children and young people in 87 nurseries, 152 primaries, 4 special schools, 17 academies Operating 45 community centres, 4 sports centres, 36 libraries, 15 swimming pools Being a social landlord, renting and maintaining 12,966 council homes Looking after and maintaini...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-plan/daily-business/

Social Care and Health

Contains information on Children and families, Community care, Criminal justice, Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership, Social care and health services, Early learning, nurseries and childcare.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/

Council and Democracy

Contains information on Invite the Provost to your Event, Community Engagement Events and News.

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Housing

Contains information on Housing options, Private housing, Homelessness, Find your local Housing office, Minority ethnic communities, Housing support, Tenant information, Empty homes.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/

Community mediation

Our Housing Service provides a free mediation service to all residents, irrespective of tenure. Mediation can help resolve disagreements between neighbours and other groups relating, for instance, to noise, parking, rubbish, children, pets, fences, damage to property.  We have used mediation with great success since 2004 and while it is often seen ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/safety-and-emergencies/antisocial-behaviour/community-mediation/

Community care policies and strategies

Social Care and Health corporate policies. Assisted Transport Policy for Adult Social Work services The ability to access Health and Social Care services by appropriate transport is an essential part of a person's treatment or care pathway. The Assisted Transport Policy for Adult Social Work services (pdf 176KB) provides a consistent approach to tr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/community-care-policies-and-strategies/

Community Council Handbook

This handbook has been designed to meet the needs of all community councillors in Aberdeenshire, and particularly new members who may be unfamiliar with the work of their community councils or with local government in general. The aim is to provide some of the essential background information that community councillors will need in order to operate...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/handbook/

The Scheme for the Establishment of Community Councils

Community councils have a key role to play and the scheme provides a framework within which they and the council can co-operate and work together. The council is committed to ensuring successful consultation and working together with community councils in all areas of the council's responsibilities. Following consultation with the public, we finali...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/establishment-of-community-councils-scheme/

Community care

Contains information on Living independently, Protection and support, Caring for others, Financial help, Getting around, Community care policies and strategies.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/

Community Led Local Development

A new funding opportunity has arisen for Aberdeenshire’s communities. European Union and Scottish Government funding is available to support Community-Led Local Development (CLLD) Programmes. Funds are managed by local partnerships known as Local Action Groups. Aberdeenshire Council has also made a funding award to a South Aberdeenshire Local Actio...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/communities/community-led-local-development/

Strategic focus

Aberdeenshire Council will focus on those priorities which, over the long term are important to Aberdeenshire and will improve outcomes for our communities. Following the formation of the new council in May 2017, the strategic priorities were identified through political direction and an evidence based approach - articulated in the strategic assess...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-plan/strategic-focus/

Single person Council Tax discount

You may be able to get a 25% discount on your Council Tax bill if you are the only adult living in a property. This discount reduces your Council Tax, water and sewerage charges. How to apply To be able to apply for the single person Council Tax discount you must:  be aged 18 or over  live in Aberdeenshire and be registered with us Find out how t...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/exemption-or-discount/living-on-my-own/

Who to phone in an emergency

Find out who to contact in urgent situations: Out of hours emergency service Urgent social care or someone at risk of harm Concerned about flooding If the emergency or crisis is life threatening, phone 999. If you are worried about someone who is ill, call NHS 24 on 111. Out of hours emergency service Our out of hours emergency service is availab...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/contact-us/emergency-contacts/

Community Engagement Events and News

There are currently no planned corporate community engagement events. Information regarding upcoming community engagement events will be listed below once confirmed. Please follow our social media channels to keep up to date with future events. Our twitter account is @aberdeenshire and our Facebook account is Aberdeenshire. If you would like to reg...

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Council Care Homes

Our care homes provide round the clock care and support from trained staff. They provide nursing care through the district nurse team when needed. Except Edenholme and Bennachie View, which have an in-house nurse team providing 24/7 nursing cover. If you think you may need to move into a care home, please contact your local social work office. We h...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/

Council's political make up

Aberdeenshire Council is made up of 70 elected councillors. They represent the 19 wards within the authority area. 6 wards have 3 councillors each and 13 wards have 4 councillors. The 70 councillors make up the following groups: 7 - Aligned Independent 22 - Conservative 2 - Democratic Independent and Green Group 3 - Independent 1 - Scottish Labour...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/council-makeup/

About Aberdeenshire Council

Information about Aberdeenshire Council - who we are, where to find us, how to contact us, how we are managed and our external relations. About us Aberdeenshire Council is a Scottish public authority as defined in Part 3 of Schedule 1 of the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002. View our about us section for more information. Contacting us Ho...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/model-publication-scheme/class-1/

Council vision

Aberdeenshire Council has a vision that sets out what the council wants to do and how it wants to do it.Serving Aberdeenshire from mountain to sea – the very best of Scotland. The best area Helping to create and sustain the best quality of life for all through: happy, healthy and confident people safe, friendly and lively communities an enterprisi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/about-the-council/

Council Minibuses and the Law

 Do you drive, or want to drive a Council minibus? Please read the information below about the legal requirements affecting minibus hire. If members of a non-commercial body (eg voluntary groups, or an employee driving a minibus on council business) wish to use a minibus belonging to Aberdeenshire Council, they must ensure that they meet the requir...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/community-transport/council-minibuses-and-the-law/

Successful candidates - community council elections

View successful candidates for 2019 community council elections. Area Community council Successful candidates Banff and Buchan Alvah and Forglen Christina Roebuck and Jacky Player Banff and Buchan Banff and Macduff Kathleen Mustard, Rob McArthur, Ian Hardie, David Locke, Lynn Menard, Richard Menard, Bill Mustard, Rab McArthur, Kenny Grant, M...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/community-council-elections/successful-candidates/

Community Payback Orders

The Community Payback Order was introduced as the main community based sentence to Scottish courts by the Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010. It can be imposed for offences committed after 1 February 2011. This will ultimately replace the sentencing options of Probation Orders, Community Service Orders and Supervised Attendance Orde...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/criminal-justice/community-payback-orders/

Benefits and grants

Contains information on Welfare Reform, Council Tax Reduction, Housing Benefit, Contact Benefits team, Free School Meals, Scottish Welfare Fund, Discretionary Housing Payments, School Clothing Grant, Blue Badge scheme.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/

Banff & Macduff Sports, Leisure and Community Facilities

Aberdeenshire Council is committed to delivering the best possible sport, leisure and community facilities for Banff and Macduff. It is important that these facilities meet the needs of the communities now and in the years to come.   Review of Community Engagement on Replacement Community Facilities in Banff and Macduff Aberdeensh...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/public-consultations-and-engagement/banff-amp-macduff-sports-leisure-and-community-facilities/

Plans and reports

This section of our website contains some of the plans and reports that help guide the council's main priorities.  Council Plan The Council Plan 2017-22 sets out our ambitions during the five year period and highlights 11 priorities essential to help us reach these goals.  Community planning We have plans that we develop and agree in partnership wi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/plans-and-reports/

Children's rights service contacts

Use these contact details to call or write to the children's rights officer or to request an information pack. Free telephone: 0800 917 8275 You can leave a message giving your name and how you can be contacted, if the children's rights officer is out. We will call you back quickly. Only the children's rights officer will listen to your message. Fr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/childrens-rights-service/childrens-rights-service-contacts/

Council Tax Reduction

Council Tax Reduction is a Scottish Government scheme which replaced Council Tax Benefit on 1st April 2013.  It is means tested, which means it is based on your income and savings and is available to people who are on a low income or benefits. From 1 April 2017 if you are living in a band E, F, G or H property and you are not currently in receipt o...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/welfare-reform/council-tax-reduction/

Contact Council Tax team

Our Council Tax team is available to deal with your enquiry by: Post (correspondence address): PO Box 18533, Inverurie, AB51 5WX Email: council.tax@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Please contact us if your surname has changed, for example due to marriage or divorce.  If you wish to speak to someone in person regarding your Council Tax enquiry, visit one of ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/contact-council-tax/

Renting a council property

How are properties allocated? What sort of properties do you have? Where are the properties? How much rent will I have to pay? How do I apply for a council property? What happens once I have applied?   How are properties allocated? When a property becomes vacant it is offered to people on our waiting list. When we offer properties to prospective...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/renting-a-council-property/

Community based transport services

Community transport services Aberdeenshire Community Transport Forum (ACTF) Community transport training Community transport funding Community transport services This list highlights some of the community transport services operating within the Aberdeenshire area. Please note that this list is not comprehensive - there are other projects that pro...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/community-transport/advice/

Business and industry support - Contacts

Find the contact details of the economic development officers in your area.  Banff and Buchan June BurnettBanffTelephone: 01467 535252Email: june.burnett@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Buchan Suzanne RobertsonPeterheadTelephone: 01467 535767Email: suzanne.robertson@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Formartine and Garioch Douglas RennieInverurieTelephone: 01467 532664Emai...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/business-and-industry-support-contacts/

Council plan - foreword

There is already much to celebrate in this unique part of Scotland. It is our responsibility to work towards a shared aspiration for Aberdeenshire as the best area and the best council. I am aware that the shape of local services will change in the next five years. It may be hard to predict how change is going to affect our council or our residents...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-plan/plan-foreword/

Council plan - commitment

I am often asked what it is that I love about my job. And, unquestionably, the answer is the people and the pride they have in doing their job well. People who work for Aberdeenshire Council do so with an immense amount of pride and a desire to do the very best for this area and the people who live here. Each day we see that demonstrated, from the ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-plan/commitment/

Gardenstown landslip

Following landslides in Gardenstown that occurred on 28th November 2017, 31st December 2017 and 6th March 2018, Harbour Road was fully reopened to traffic and pedestrians on 27th April 2018 with local businesses and the community ready to welcome tourists during the summer season. For more details view landslip fact sheet (pdf 164KB) and ground inv...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/local/gardenstown-landslip/

Schools and learning

Contains information on Educational Psychology Service, Outdoor learning, Instrumental music lessons, Education offices, Schools, Nurseries and childcare, Community Learning and Development, Parental involvement and engagement, Work placement opportunities.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/

Choose how to pay Council Tax

You can pay your Council Tax by: Direct Debit Pay online Over the phone Internet banking At a collection office At a post office In a lump sum View direct debit and card payments privacy notice (pdf 136KB). Direct Debit Complete the Direct Debit form only if you have registered for Council Tax and have received a Council Tax bill for the property...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/ways-to-pay/

Council Tax - change of address

If you move house it is important that you tell us as soon as possible. If your moving date is within the next 21 days, we will process your form as soon as we can. If not, we will hold onto the information and process it within 21 days prior to your move. If you are looking to add or remove someone from your Council Tax, the person who is moving n...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/report-a-change/

Greenspace biodiversity

A greenspace is any area of land or water within or next to an urban area. This can include parks, playing fields, play areas, natural and wild areas, woodlands, food growing areas and cemeteries. They play an important part in improving the variety of plants and animals in Aberdeenshire and help strengthen communities. Our greenspace project aims ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/greenspace/

Banchory Sports Village

Banchory Sports Village will provide the town and surrounding area with enhanced sports facilities and is expected to open to the public in early 2019. The new facility will be located behind Hill of Banchory Primary School in the north-east of the town. It will include a six lane swimming pool suitable for competitions, as well as a training pool,...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/building-improvements/banchory-community/

Parent Council

A Parent Council is a group of parents selected by members of the Parent Forum to represent all the parents of children at a school. The Parent Council works with the Head Teacher to support learning and teaching, school improvement and parental and community engagement. They are allocated a small amount of funding by local authorities to support w...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/parent-councils/

Apply for it

Contains information on Building warrant, Housing Benefit and Universal Credit, Discretionary housing payments, Scottish Welfare Fund, Join a library, Blue Badge, Free school meals, Council Tax discount or exemption, Council Tax Reduction, Disabled parking bay, Primary school place.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/apply/

Council Sheltered Housing

We have sheltered housing schemes throughout Aberdeenshire. The schemes are grouped by area and listed alphabetically by town. Where applicable, click on the link for more information about the sheltered house. Banff and Buchan Buchan Formartine Garioch Kincardine and Mearns Marr Banff and Buchan Location Sheltered housing scheme Phone Aber...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/

Provost of Aberdeenshire

The Provost is Aberdeenshire's first citizen and civic head of Aberdeenshire. This role is wide ranging, involving all sectors of the local community and representing Aberdeenshire at local, national and international events. The current Provost is Councillor Bill Howatson. The Provost is keen to attend events and activities taking place across Ab...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/council-leadership/

Community Economic Development

Community Economic Development activities help release the enterprise potential within local communities, working with social enterprises, development trusts and community organisations Where possible, Economic Development provides: real support to developing communities guidance in project development assistance in organisational development Ab...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/communities/community-economic-development/

Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme - progress and timeline

On this page you can find out how the Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme is progressing. You can also view detailed construction works schedule, high level timeline as well as scheme reports and public consultation documents.Updates on works View Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme newsletter for community updates. You can also view a map with const...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/flooding/stonehaven-fps/sfps-works-update/

Community Learning Disability Service

Our Community Learning Disability Service helps people with learning disabilities and complex needs to cope independently, understand information and learn new skills. We have three Community Learning Disability Teams providing support to adults with a learning disability, their families and carers. The teams cover North, South and Central Aberdeen...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/community-learning-disability-service/

Community care services

We provide a range of care and support services in the community for people with different care needs - mainstream services, which are available to all, and specialist services designed for more complex needs. These services can help you, or the person you care for, live as independently as possible at home. They are are coordinated by the Aberdeen...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/community-care-services/

Medium term financial planning

In agreeing this council plan, we commit to aligning our finances in support of these strategic priorities. Whilst funding will be directed towards the priorities, we will look to achieve maximum efficiency across all our services and consider new and innovative methods of service delivery. Responsible financial planning encapsulates all our fundin...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-plan/financial-planning/

Europe and Aberdeenshire Council

Economic Development  aims to work with European partners for the development of the area and to further promote the regions profile in Europe. The team is primarily involved in securing and managing European funding. Funding There are a large number of funding programmes open to business, communities and public bodies throughout Aberdeenshire. The...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/european-matters/europe-and-aberdeenshire-council/

Aberdeenshire - from mountain to sea, the very best of Scotland

We serve more than 260,000 residents of Aberdeenshire by delivering high quality services, by spending your money wisely and planning services that will sustain our communities both now and in the future. Aberdeenshire is a diverse and vibrant region with a strong sense of identity. Our communities are welcoming, safe and culturally diverse. We hav...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/council-plan/aberdeenshire-profile/

Apply for Council Tax discount or exemption

Contains information on Single person Council Tax discount, Student Council Tax discount.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/apply/council-tax-discount/

Strategy and performance

Contains information on About our performance, How we compare to others, Public Reports Calendar, Frequently Asked Questions, Schools and Learning, Planning and building, Environmental health.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/

Council budget 2020/21

As part of our budget planning for 2020/21 we launched a budget simulator, an online tool which helped the people of Aberdeenshire have their say in setting our budget. The simulator was open for completions until 20th October 2019, and any Aberdeenshire resident could take part and attempt to set a balanced budget.Budget challenge The simulator sh...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/our-budget/budget-simulator/

Council Tax Reduction

Apply for Council Tax Reduction / Housing Benefit Online here To qualify for Council Tax Reduction and/or Housing Benefit, you must be: On a low income, whether benefits or low paid work You (and your partner, if you have one) don't have more than £16,000 capital or savings, unless you are getting Pension Credit(Guarantee Credit) We will need to...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/council-tax-benefit/council-tax-reduction/

Aberdeenshire Council Archaeology Service

Aberdeenshire Council Archaeology Service (ACAS) not only provide a service for Aberdeenshire Council, but also for The Moray Council, Angus Council and Aberdeen City Council areas. ACAS has the role of locating, evaluating, safeguarding, and interpreting all archaeological sites within these four Council areas. This information is held in the His...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/contact-us/aberdeenshire-council-archaeology-service/

Council Tax Form Submitted

Thank you for submitting your online Change of Address. We will endeavour to process this within the next 28 days and at this time, a Council Tax bill will be issued to you. If however you do not receive a bill within this timescale you should contact a member of the Council Tax team on 03456 08 12 01. Telling us that you have moved house does not ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/report-a-change/council-tax-form-submitted/

Purchase your council property

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 ended the Right to Buy on 31st July 2016 for all tenants in social rented properties in Scotland. Therefore, we can't accept any new applications to buy a council property received after this date.  

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/house-sales/purchase-your-council-property/

Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding is the method of raising money, typically using the internet and social media, to ask a large number of people each for a sum of money in return for equity, rewards or the loan returned with interest. Money pledged is combined to help reach the funding target.  Pledged money falls into two categories: all or nothing or keep what you ra...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/communities/crowdfunding/

Report it

Contains information on Council Tax - change of address, Roads, street lighting or car parks, Benefits - change in circumstances, Dog fouling incident, Report an archaeology find, Report a non-emergency housing repair, Business rates - change of circumstances, Report a comment, compliment or a complaint, Report flytipping, Report abandoned vehicles, Report invasive plants, Report a missed bin collection, Report a Blue Badge fraud, Report a breach to planning enforcement.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/report/

Find council home upgrades

We have a database of records showing: details of all our houses and flats what facilities they currently have when we last renewed them We record the estimated life expectancy of each part of your home in our database. We use this information, together with visits, to decide which houses and flats we need to upgrade and plan when we will do the ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/improvement-works/find-council-home-upgrades/

Before council home upgrades

We will write to you at least 4 months before the start of the 12 month period in which your home is due for an upgrade. We will also send you further information including our guides to upgrade covering what’s involved and what you need to do. If, when you get our letter, you are worried about coping with the level of disturbance, please contact u...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/improvement-works/before-council-home-upgrades/

During council home upgrades

To make sure your home improvements go smoothly for everyone:   What you need to do Assistance and support Tenant feedback What you need to do The contractor will tell you when they need to access your home to do the work. Please help us by: keeping any appointment they make with you giving access to them to do the work supervising children and...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/improvement-works/during-council-home-upgrades/

Self-directed Support payment card queries and contact us

This page has contact information to help you with any questions about your Self-directed Support (SDS) payment card and account. The card is provided by our partner Prepaid Financial Services (PFS). If you have any questions about your care and support, please contact your Social Worker, Care Manager, Enablement and Support Coordinator, Local Area...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/financial-support/self-directed-support/sds-payment-card/sds-payment-card-contacts/

Improvement works

Contains information on Doing your own improvements, Council housing improvement works.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/improvement-works/

Sitemap

Services and information A to Z index Benefits and grants Bins and recycling Business Communities and events Council and democracy Council Tax Environment Help and access to information Housing Jobs and careers Leisure, tourism and outdoors Licensing  Local information Paths and outdoor access Planning and building Publications Registrars Roads an...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/sitemap/

Council tax reduction for householders residing in a band E, F, G or H property

From 1 April 2017 if you are living in a band E, F, G or H property and you are not currently in receipt of council tax reduction you may qualify for a reduction equivalent to the difference between the new multiplier and the old multiplier, as explained in the example below. Who can claim To qualify for the maximum reduction you must meet one of t...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/council-tax-benefit/council-tax-reduction-band-e-f-g-and-h/

Council Tax bill explained

We send your Council Tax bill in February or March each year. Besides telling you how much Council Tax you have to pay, your tax bills contain quite a lot of other information: Your bill explained Who pays the bill Request a revised copy of your bill Your bill explained Your Council Tax bill will show details such as your current method of paymen...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/your-bill-explained/

Kemnay

      Community Centre Name Kemnay Academy and Community Learning Centre Address Bremner Way, Kemnay, Aberdeenshire. AB51 5FW Tel No 01467 539853 Location Map of Kemnay Community Centre Opening times 9.00 – 5.00 (Mon – Fri) and 6.30 – 9.30 (Mon – Thurs) Facilities in the Centre Daytime – Community Office only Evening – access to all c...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-centres/kemnay/

Difficulty paying Council Tax

Find out what happens if you don't pay your Council Tax: Stage 1 - overdue account notice Stage 2 - second overdue account notice Stage 3 - final notice Stage 4 - summary warrant Should you wish to make a payment arrangement to pay the outstanding balance, contact our Council Tax team. Stage 1 - overdue account notice If you have not paid your Co...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/difficulty-paying/

Meldrum

    Community Centre Name Meldrum Community Education Centre (Oldmeldrum) Address Meldrum Academy, Colpy Road, Oldmeldrum, AB51 0NT Tel No 01651 871323 meldrum.c.e.c@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Location Map of Meldrum Community Education Centre Opening times Monday to Friday 9.00am-4.30pm Facilities in the Centre Multi-purpose community room...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-centres/meldrum/

Turriff

      Community Centre Name Gateway Community Centre Address Victoria Terrace, Turriff, AB53 4EE Tel No 01888 530834 Location Map of Gateway Community Centre Opening times 8.45am – 5.00pm Facilities in the Centre Meeting room and some bookable areas. FACEBOOK PAGE The Gateway Centre    

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-centres/turriff/

Banchory

Whats on     Community Centre Name Banchory Community Centre     Address Schoolhill, Banchory, Aberdeenshire, AB31 5TQ and Hill of Banchory Community Learning & Development, Fir Brae, Banchory, AB31 5ZT     Tel No 01330 700360     Location Map of Banchory Community Centre     Opening times Monday to Tuesday 9am to 5.30pm Wedn...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-centres/banchory/

Huntly

What's On View Linden Community Centre programme (pdf 221KB).                          Community Centre Name Linden Centre Address Castle Street, Huntly , AB54 4SE Tel No 01466 405953 Location Map of The Linden Centre Opening times 8.30a.m.- 6.00p.m. evenings and weekends (open for various groups) Facilities in the Centre Basement you...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-centres/huntly/

Stonehaven

Community Centre Name Stonehaven Community Centre Address Bath Street, Stonehaven, AB39 2DH Telephone number 01569 690536 Location Map of Stonehaven Community Centre Opening times 8.45am to 4.30pm and 6pm to 9.45pm, Monday to Friday  Facilities in the Centre Crèche, Stonehaven Pre-School Gymnastics, Adult Classes, Children’s activitie...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-centres/stonehaven/

Westhill

Community Centre Name Westhill Community Centre Address Hays Way, Westhill, Aberdeenshire, AB32 6XZ Tel No 01224 472874 Location Map of Westhill Community Centre Opening times Monday – Thursday 9.00am – 10.00pm; Friday 9.00am – 5.15pm Facilities in the Centre Coffee Bar, Lounge Area, Practice Hall, Multi-Purpose Rooms, Meeting Room,...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-centres/westhill/

Public consultations and engagement

Contains information on Consultation database, Community engagement events and news, Citizens Panel, Consultation tools, Register for consultation alerts, Council plan engagement results.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/public-consultations-and-engagement/

Inverurie

      Community Centre Name Garioch Community Centre Address Victoria Street Inverurie AB51 3QZ Telephone 01467 539553 Location Map of Garioch Community Centre Opening times 8am to 10pm Facilities in the Centre Coffee bar which can provide light lunches Soft play area for pre 5 year olds Meeting rooms Dedicated arts and craft room Gam...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-centres/inverurie/

Mintlaw

  Mintlaw Community Learning and Development Programme 2014 Central Buchan Community Learning Office - Youth   Community Centre Name Central Buchan Lifelong Learning & Leisure Address Mintlaw Academy, Station Road, Mintlaw, AB42 5FN Tel No 01467 535479 Location Map of Central Buchan Lifelong Learning & Leisure Opening times 8....

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-centres/mintlaw/

Vacant property Council Tax discounts

We offer various exemptions or discounts from Council Tax for: Property undergoing major repair Vacant agricultural property Repossessed property Property vacant for care purposes Vacant caravan Household member in prison View Council Tax privacy notice (pdf 152KB). Property undergoing major repair If your property is unoccupied and undergoing ma...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/exemption-or-discount/unoccupied-property/vacant-property/

Emergency community care service

If you need an urgent community care service call 03456 08 12 06. Our Out of Hours Emergency Service helps anyone experiencing personal or family problems that reach a crisis at nights, weekends or bank holidays. We provide an emergency social care service in situations that can't wait until the social work offices reopen. Calls are screened by exp...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/out-of-hours-emergency-service/

Student Council Tax discount or exemption

To qualify for a Council Tax discount or exemption as a student, you must either: study for 24 weeks for 21 hours per week in each academic year  be a foreign language assistant working in a school or other educational establishment and be registered with the British Council  be under 20 years old and be studying for a non-advanced course for at l...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/exemption-or-discount/occupied-by-students/

Carer Council Tax discounts

If someone lives in your home as a carer to look after a household member you may be eligible for a discount. Conditions If the carer is full-time, they must: be resident in the home where they are providing the care not be the spouse or partner of the cared for person or the parent where the cared for person is under 18 provide care for more than...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/exemption-or-discount/a-carer/

Summary of Comments from Community Engagement Events August 2011

A series of Community Engagement events took place in August and a summary of the issues raised by each community is listed below. Stonehaven Community Engagement Event 16/08/11 Retaining artists in the area Marketing of different tourist attractions; large and small – link with inter-regional activity (ies) Coastal walking route – linking tourist...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/summary-of-comments-from-community-engagement-events-august-2011/

How nursery places are allocated

Find out what happens after you apply for early learning and childcare place. The process differs depending on the type of setting you apply for: Council nurseries Funded providers Council nurseries How we allocate places at council nurseries depends on a number of factors such as your situation, your child's age and your chosen nursery: Priorit...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/admission-process/

Severely mentally impaired Council Tax discounts

When a property is occupied by a severely mentally impaired person(s), an exemption or discount may be applicable on the Council Tax charge. Council Tax regulations define a person as being severely mentally impaired if they have a severe impairment of intelligence and social functioning (however caused) which appears to be permanent. To apply for ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/exemption-or-discount/severely-mentally-impaired/

Young people and apprentices Council Tax discounts

We offer various exemptions or discounts from Council Tax for: People under 18 School leavers People over 18 with child benefit  Apprentices View Council Tax privacy notice (pdf 152KB). People under 18 Exemption from Council Tax will be awarded if your property is solely occupied by person(s) under the age of 18 and if it's their main residence. ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/exemption-or-discount/people-in-education/

Empty and unfurnished property Council Tax discounts

Where a property is both unoccupied and completely unfurnished an exemption may be awarded for a period of up to 6 months from the date the property was last occupied, provided that the last period of occupation lasted for at least 3 months. To be considered unfurnished, a property must be devoid of all moveable items. Although white goods (built-i...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/exemption-or-discount/unoccupied-property/empty-and-unfurnished-property/

Council Tax discounts and exemptions

Contains information on Single person, Unoccupied property, Students, Young people and apprentices, Person in hospital or care home, Severely mentally impaired person, Disabled person, Care providers, Second home or job related, Low income households.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/exemption-or-discount/

Person in hospital or care home Council Tax discounts

If a member of your household is a patient in a hospital, residential or nursing home, an exemption or discount may be applicable on your Council Tax. Conditions To qualify for a discount the patient must: be resident in the hospital, residential or nursing home continuously for more than 6 weeks their residence must be permanent If you feel that...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/exemption-or-discount/a-patient-in-a-hospital-or-home/

Community economic development contact

Community economic development co-ordinator Economic development and protective servicesInfrastructure ServiceAberdeenshire CouncilGordon HouseBlackhall RoadInverurieAB51 3WA Telephone: 01467 533193Email: economic.development@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/communities/contact/

Minority ethnic communities

View minority ethnic communities information on: Tenants in the Private Rented Sector Living and Working in the North East of Scotland Reporting Prejudice Incidents Gypsy Travellers Tenants in the Private Rented Sector You can view our information for Tenants in the Private Rented Sector (pdf 384KB). It provides information in Latvian, Lithuanian...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/minority-ethnic-communities/

Council's performance

Aberdeenshire Performs is the council's performance improvement framework and encompasses all of our key strategies and plans. The Council Plan and strategic priorities help to set out the direction of the council. Services also develop three year Service Plans which identify key priorities for service delivery, as well as supporting the core outco...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/about-performance/

Council service structure

Contains information on Chief Executive Service, Education and Children's Services, Infrastructure Services, Health and Social Care, Area Managers, Business Services, Service structure and Senior Management.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/

Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme

Stonehaven has historically suffered from flooding which affected local residences and businesses within the lower reach of the River Carron. Major flooding events have occurred in Stonehaven over many years, most recently in 1988, 1995, 2001, 2002, 2007, 2009 and 2012 which have caused the evacuation of nearby residents.Stonehaven Flood Protection...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/flooding/stonehaven-fps/

Grangepark Care Home

Grangepark care home is in Peterhead, close to local amenities. It is on one level and can accommodate 32 residents. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each room has: en-suite toilet and wash hand basin adjustable heating a bed wardrobe ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/grangepark-care-home-peterhead/

School and leisure building improvements

Contains information on Banchory Sports Village, School building improvement, Inverurie Community Campus, Condition assessment.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/building-improvements/

Inspiring Aberdeenshire

Inspiring Aberdeenshire is one of the council’s biggest annual events. The awards celebrate the achievements and successes of our people across Aberdeenshire who go the extra mile for their communities, often with little official recognition. Winners in the past have included residents, council staff, community groups and young people. We have now ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/events/inspiringaberdeenshire/

Caring for others

Contains information on Support for carers, Carer support organisations, Support for young carers, Carers' rights and legislation, Training and qualifications, Short breaks and respite care.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/

Aberdeenshire Council Archaeology Service War Memorials Recording Project

Since 2001, the Archaeology Service has been systematically recording all of the war memorials in Aberdeenshire, Moray and Angus, and using the information to update the Historic Environment Records for the three Local Authority areas. Much of this work was carried out initially by local volunteers, whose assistance with the project has been greatl...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/aberdeenshire-council-archaeology-service-war-memorials-recording-project/

Bennachie View Care Home

Bennachie View care home is in Inverurie. It can accommodate 48 residents, with four households of 12 bedrooms. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each bedroom has: a bed chest of drawers bedside cabinet armchair blinds curtains bedding ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/bennachie-view-care-home-inverurie/

Westbank Care Home

Westbank Care Home is in Oldmeldrum, close to the shops. It has three floors, each with a small balcony area, and can accommodate 32 residents. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each room has: a bed wardrobe space chest of drawers bedsi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/westbank-care-home-oldmeldrum/

Elections and voting

Contains information on Electoral participation, Election results, Who represents you, How to vote, Where to vote, Contact Election team, Reviews, Register to vote, Access to Elected Office Fund Scotland, General Election 2019.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/

Faithlie Care Home

Faithlie care home is in Fraserburgh. It has four wings, over two levels, and can accommodate 33 residents. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each bedroom has: a hand washing basin a bed chest of drawers bedside cabinet armchair blinds ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/faithlie-care-home-fraserburgh/

Durnhythe Care Home

Durnhythe care home is in peaceful surroundings in Portsoy, close to the village centre. It is a two storey building and can accommodate 33 residents. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each bedroom has a lockable space for safe keeping o...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/durnhythe-care-home-portsoy/

Ythanvale Care Home

Ythanvale care home is in the heart of Ellon, close to Gordon Park and local amenities. It has three wings and can accommodate 30 residents. All bedrooms are fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each room has: en-suite toilet and wash hand basin adjustable...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/ythanvale-care-home-ellon/

Edenholme Care Home

Edenholme care home is in Stonehaven. It can accommodate 60 residents and is divided into five households of 12 rooms. Each bedroom is fully furnished. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal items. Each bedroom has: a bed chest of drawers bedside cabinet armchair blinds curtains be...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/edenholme-care-home-stonehaven/

Allachburn Care Home

Allachburn is in a quiet part of Aboyne, in extensive grounds. It is on one floor and can accommodate 30 residents, in three wings. Each bedroom is fully furnished and has a lockable space for safe keeping of small valuables and belongings. You can personalise your room by bringing some of your favourite furniture, photographs or other personal ite...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/council-care-homes/allachburn-care-home-aboyne/

Early learning and childcare 1140 hours expansion

The Scottish Government has set out plans to increase the number of funded early learning and childcare hours children across the country can access.  At the moment, all three and four year olds, and some two year olds who meet specific criteria, receive 600 hours of funded early learning and childcare per year. Under the new plans, this will alm...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/childcare-extended-hours/

Area Managers

Aberdeenshire Council is too large to run as a single unit and Scottish Councils were required to bring forward proposals for decentralisation. Aberdeenshire Council has established six areas within which local decisions will be taken locally by elected Members. Corporate and policy matters will be decided at Council headquarters. Aberdeenshire's s...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/area-managers/

Council Tax appeals

You must continue to pay your Council Tax while your appeal is being considered. You can make a Council Tax appeal if: we are charging you Council Tax and you do not think that you are the person who should pay you think you should get a discount and we are not giving you one, or we are not giving you the correct amount of discount you think your ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/appeals/

Changes to car parking tariffs

In January 2019 changes to car parking tariffs were discussed by the Full Council, where local councillors had a full and wide ranging debate on the issues. It was agreed that proposed tariffs would be included as a Schedule to go out with an Aberdeenshire wide Off-Street Parking Order for Statutory and Public Consultation. The new Off-Street Parki...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/parking-charges-changes/

Election results

Contains information on Previous Local Government Election results, Scottish Parliamentary Election results, Previous UK Parliamentary Elections results, Scottish Independence Referendum results, Cairngorms National Park Authority Election results, Previous EU Parliamentary Elections results, European Union Referendum results, Local Government Elections 2017 results, UK Parliamentary Elections 2017 results, Inverurie and District By-Election, Peterhead Business Improvement District Ballot.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/

Where to vote - polling places

Find out where to vote on our polling places interactive map. You can also view the polling places for your constituency: Banff and Buchan Gordon West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine Banff and Buchan Polling District Polling Place Portsoy (BB0101) Destiny Church and Community Hall Fordyce (BB0102) Fordyce Community Hall Boyndie/Whitehills (...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/where-to-vote/

Early learning and childcare places

Find out when and how to enrol your child at a nursery. Unlike school, your child doesn't legally have to attend one or any kind of pre-school. Before you apply for a place there are some things you need to know: Funded hours Council nurseries Funded providers Additional support needs Find a nursery or playgroup Moving your child to a different nu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/find-nurseries/

Reporting Antisocial Behaviour

Police Scotland Report Antisocial Behaviour to Police Scotland on their non-emergency number, 101. Neighbour Complaints/Disputes and Other Forms of Antisocial Behaviour Aberdeenshire Council does not currently have one dedicated telephone helpline to report antisocial behaviour.  If you are a Council tenant experiencing problems with antisocial beh...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/safety-and-emergencies/antisocial-behaviour/reporting-antisocial-behaviour/

Aberdeenshire Adult Protection Committee

The Aberdeenshire Adult Protection Committee is a strategic partnership responsible for the development, publication, dissemination, implementation and evaluation of adult protection policy and practice across the public, private and third sector organisations. The Committee is part of a larger framework of Public Protection arrangements in Aberdee...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/community-care-policies-and-strategies/aberdeenshire-adult-protection-committee/

Engagement and consultation

We would like to involve you in the decision making about the health and social care services we provide to you and your community. We want to hear your views. Health and social care services in Aberdeenshire are provided by Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP). Every so often we want to seek the views of the public, professiona...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/ahscp/engagement/

Economic development for communities

Contains information on About community economic development, Digital Connectivity, Regeneration in Aberdeenshire, Business Improvement Districts, The Employment Support Team, Crowdfunding.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/communities/

Budget Savings 2019/20

The Revenue Budget for 2019/20 was debated by Councillors on February 14th 2019. View the budget report (pdf 1.6MB). As part of preparing the proposed Revenue Budget, Equality Impact Assessments were undertaken and are available as listed below. View summary of EIA outcomes infographics (103KB). Business Services Savings proposals for Business Serv...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/budget-savings-2019-2020/

Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards - 2018 winners

View Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards winners from the 2018 scheme: Conservation and building adaption Innovative solutions to meeting housing need Future proof living (student submission) Building communities for the future Innovative single house design Business enterprise Conservation and building adaption Coldstone Hous...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/built-heritage/aberdeenshire-design-awards/aalda-2018/

Self-directed Support

Self-directed Support (SDS) is the Scottish Government’s strategy for putting you in control of your own life if you need social care or support to help you live in the community. SDS allows you to choose how your support is provided, and gives you as much control as you want of your individual budget. It is backed by the Social Care (Self-directed...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/financial-support/self-directed-support/

Open data

We publish various open data feeds for the use of the public and other organisations. Find out about our Open Data Strategy. All spatial data will be in KML format unless otherwise stated. KML is a format for the exchange of geographic information. KMZ is a compressed version of KML. KML files can be viewed directly in Google Earth (Windows, Mac or...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/open-data/

Scheme of Governance - How the council makes decisions

The council follow clear procedures to ensure that all decisions are lawful, accessible and transparent. Decisions made by Members Members are responsible for making strategic decisions both in Full Council and Committee meetings.  Members also monitor and scrutinise delivery of council services carried out by officers. View committees system for f...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/scheme-of-governance/

Lost Dogs

What to do if you Find a Dog Try and secure the dog either by a lead or piece of rope, or put it in a shed, garage or garden, until the dog warden can get there. Only try these things if the dog appears to be friendly. Never approach a dog if it is growling at you. Monday to Friday - 8.45 am to 5pm - contact your local dog warden and inform them: ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/animal-health/dogs/lost-dogs/

Hearing loss services

Our sensory impairment services includes care and support for people who have hearing loss and their families. The term "deaf" is used to describe those with a hearing loss, including: hard of hearing deafened deafblind people who use British Sign Language Deaf Action We have commissioned Deaf Action to provide information, advice and specialist...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/sensory-impairment-services/hearing-loss-services/

Parks and Open Spaces

Contains information on Parks and Open Spaces, Parks and Open spaces in Banff and Buchan, Parks and Open Spaces in Buchan, Parks and Open Spaces in Formartine, Parks and Open Spaces in the Garioch area, Parks and Open Spaces in the Kincardine and Mearns Area, Parks and Open Spaces in the Marr Area, Tree Issues, Customer Feedback Form, Circuses and Funfairs, Open Space Strategy Audit, Banff and Buchan Open Space Audit, Buchan Open Space Audit, Formartine Open Space Audit, Garioch Open Space Audit, Kincardine and Mearns Open Space Audit, Marr Open Space Audit, Greenspace biodiversity.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/

Code of Practice

Code of Practice for the Exchange of Information between Community Councils and Aberdeenshire Council It is for the mutual benefit of Aberdeenshire Council (the Council), Community Councils in the Aberdeenshire area and the communities they serve that: constructive discussion consultation information exchange takes place in a positive and meaningf...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-councils/code-of-practice/

Have your say: budget proposals 2017/18

As part of our budget planning for 2017/18, a set of infographics was developed and used to seek your views on a range of service themes. Each of them painted a picture of a different part of council budget-setting. For example, there was a section on the pressures that the council faces, one which focused on Council Tax, and one which laid out som...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/budget-engagement/

Travel Planning

Contains information on Aberdeenshire Travel Plan, School Travel Planning, Travel planning for your business.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/travel-planning/

Schools Election 2015

Community Council Pilot Project (CCPP) - Elections 2015 On 18, June, 2015, Ellon Academy pupils residing in those two Community Council areas voted at the school for fellow pupils, who stood for election as part of this year’s Community Council Pilot Project. The successful election candidates - Kain Mcleod (Ellon Community Council) and Emma Sleith...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/schools-election-2015/

Occupational Therapy equipment and adaptations

Our Occupational Therapy service aims to help people to be independent and well in their own homes for as long as possible. It may identify what is required to support your needs: Equipment Adaptations Equipment The correct equipment can promote independence, encourage normal movement and prevent further deterioration. There are many everyday ite...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/occupational-therapy/ot-equipment-and-adaptations/

myAberdeenshire mobile app

We have developed a mobile app that allows you to access council services on the move. You can use it on a smartphone or tablet to: check your recycling and waste collection dates and set reminders find out what to put in each bin check Aberdeenshire school and term dates, and set up notifications for planned and unplanned closures find your local...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/my/mobile-app/

Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards

The 12th biennial Aberdeenshire Architectural and Landscape Design Awards (AALDA) is now closed, for the 2020 scheme we have received a wide range of exciting submissions across the 7 categories. The judging stages will commence in March 2020 resulting in the panel getting out and about in Aberdeenshire to view the projects on the ground in May 202...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/built-heritage/aberdeenshire-design-awards/

Off Street Parking Orders

All of the Council's Off Street Car Parks are regulated and managed under The Aberdeenshire Council (Off-Street Parking) Order 2019. Off street parking orders are the legal basis for off street parking provision, spaces, restrictions, charges, enforcement and so on. This page provides links to current and historical orders. View details of The Aber...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/aberdeenshire-council-off-street-parking-orders/

Issues for the Main Issues Report

A key part of preparing a Main Issues Report is identifying the 'main issues', at both a settlement and policy level. This will enable the preparation of the next Local Development Plan (LDP) to focus on what needs to change, in terms of the policy framework and the scale and location of new development allocations. The Development Plan Scheme note...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/issues-for-the-main-issues-report/

Care homes

Care homes provide round the clock care and support to people who have an assessed need for the service. All care homes offer: a room of your own all meals, snacks and refreshments care and support staff, 24 hours a day help with personal care and everyday activities help with continuing your social and leisure pursuits and developing new interest...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-homes/

Schools Election 2014

Community Council Pilot Project (CCPP) Elections 2014  A Schools Election project was organised by the Council’s Electoral Participation Group  involving Ellon Academy, Turriff Academy and Meldrum Academy, together with Ellon, Foveran, King Edward & Gamrie, Fyvie Rothienorman & Monquhitter, Turriff & District, Auchterless, Inverkeithy &...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/schools-election-2014/

Request it

Contains information on Benefits and grants, Request private water supply sample, Hire Minibus, Business, Register for Music Tuition, Freedom of Information, Request a bulky waste collection, Grit bins, Request childcare training, Occupational Therapy self-assessment.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/request/

Disability banding reduction

Where your property contains certain facilities to meet the needs of a disabled person then you may qualify for a reduction in your Council Tax. Where certain conditions are met, Council Tax is charged as if the property had been placed in one band below that at which the property is currently valued. If the property is in band D and qualifies for ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/exemption-or-discount/property-occupied-by-a-disabled-person/

Flooding in Aberdeenshire

As much as anywhere else, flooding affects the North East of Scotland SEPA has prepared the following short animation which provides both information on why flooding occurs and also an overview to Scotland's approach to flood risk management, including how public bodies are working together to reduce flood risk in the future. Flooding, why it happe...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/flooding/flooding/

Apply for funded early learning - 2 year olds

Usually children start nursery when they are 3 or 4 but some 2 year olds are also eligible to attend. If your child was born between 1st March 2018 and 28th February 2019 and meet the qualifying criteria, they are entitled to a free nursery place in the school term 2020 to 2021: 2 year olds who qualify When they can start Apply for a place Nurser...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/2-year-olds/

Find childcare options

Choosing childcare and early education is a big step for you and your child. There are many different types of childcare services available for children from birth to age 13: Childminders Nurseries - 3 and 4 year olds and some 2 year olds Out of school care Parent and toddler groups Childcare costs vary between different services and providers an...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/local-childcare/

Second homes and job related dwellings

Find out more about Council Tax rates for second homes and job related dwellings. Second homes A second home is a property that you own or rent but don’t occupy as your main residence. If it is used as a second home (for example as holiday home), in an intermittent way, it is classified as a second home. Properties which are classed as second homes...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-tax/exemption-or-discount/job-related-or-second-home/

Mainstream School Transport

The council provides free school transport to all children who live more than two miles walking distance from their zoned primary school and three miles walking distance from their zoned secondary school. They can also receive free school transport if their walk route is deemed unsafe for a child accompanied by a responsible adult. Pupils who do no...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/school-transport/school-transport/

Masterplans

Contains information on Marr, Formartine, Buchan, Garioch, Kincardine and Mearns, Banff and Buchan.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/masterplans/

Sport and fitness

Contains information on Find your sport centre, Sports and activity charges, Book sport activities and equipment, Community sport, Active memberships, Aberdeenshire Sports Council, Sign up for a sport event, Active Schools, Swim Aberdeenshire, Talented athlete – SportsPass, Move More, Sport awards nominations.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/sport-and-fitness/

Available property

Legend  - Properties for sale - Industrial development sites - Properties to let - Miscellaneous Welcome to our property portfolio. We are the largest single provider of business land and premises in Aberdeenshire. We own and manage in excess of 500 sites/units in 41 business locations throughout the North-East of Scotland, from our offices...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/available-property/available-property/

Parental involvement and engagement

Contains information on Parent Councils, Home education, Parent factsheets, Learning at home, Additional Support Needs, Have your say.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/

Flooding

Contains information on Flooding in Aberdeenshire, Coast Protection, Flooding - publications, Flood Warning and Information, Flood Protection Products, Stonehaven Flood Protection Scheme, Huntly Flood Protection Scheme, Roles and Responsibilities, Emergency Contacts, Flood Recovery Plan 2016, Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009, Insch Flood Study, Ellon Flood Study, Inverurie Flood Study, Ballater Flood Study, Stonehaven Bay Coastal Flood Study.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/flooding/

Regeneration in Aberdeenshire

In Scotland, local authorities like Aberdeenshire Council have responsibility for Local Regeneration. The Scottish Government defines regeneration as “the holistic process of reversing the economic, physical and social decline of places where market forces alone won’t suffice.”  In March 2016, Aberdeenshire Council approved a new regeneration strat...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/communities/regeneration-in-aberdeenshire/

Coast Protection

Responsibilities Aberdeenshire Council’s prime responsibility is to carry out duties imposed by the Coast Protection Act 1949 and to inspect and maintain coast protection structures in its ownership with the objective of preventing erosion and damage, all in the interests of public safety. Legislation The Coast Protection Act 1949 empowers Local Au...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/flooding/coast-protection/

Eligibility for care services

We receive a high volume of referrals for care services. To help us prioritise those people whose independence or wellbeing is most at risk, or who have the most urgent need for care, we use eligibility criteria. We aim to make sure everyone asking for help is dealt with fairly, and that people understand how decisions are made about allocating ser...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/eligibility/

School catchments

Find out more about school catchment areas in Aberdeenshire in our guide to school catchment areas (pdf 516KB). Please note that Kellands School, Strathburn School and Uryside School zones are changing from August 2020. For more details please contact the school directly. You can also view them on a map: secondary school zones secondary school loc...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/admissions/school-zones/

Chief Executive

The Chief Executive leads the overall direction of the Council's services ensuring that its decisions and policies are put into action. He and his staff are responsible for managing the relationship between Councillors and officers, supporting the Council's Management Team in delivering services. The Chief Executive's Service role: Supports Counci...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/chief-executive/

Business support

Contains information on Business Continuity Planning, Business Gateway, Support for Aberdeenshire Business Scheme, Community-Led Local Development, Rural Shop Support Scheme, EU Referendum Service, Start-up Loan, First Employee Grant scheme, Business Loans Scotland, Connection voucher scheme, Invest Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire Training Allowance.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/business-support/

Local Nature Reserves

A Local Nature Reserve is a protected area of land designated by the local authority because of its local special natural interest and/or educational value. Local Nature Reserves (LNRs) can be all sorts of places - woodlands, wetlands, meadows or coastal sand dunes. They provide wild spaces where plants and animals, both common and rare, can thrive...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/natural-heritage/local-nature-reserves/

Care and support at home

We provide a range of Care at Home services for people who need support to live independently at home. The services provide support and practical help in your own home. Care at Home is available from early morning to late evening, every day of the year. In exceptional circumstances, or where people experience a crisis, we can arrange for Home Carer...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/care-at-home-services/

Fishing industry sector

Economic Development acts as a link between the council and the fishing industry both onshore and offshore. The service provides advice on all development issues relevant to fishing and access to a variety of networks and information including trade development opportunities and EU schemes to assist fishing dependent communities adjust to changes i...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/industry-sectors/fishing/

Business Continuity Planning

What is Business Continuity Planning? Business Continuity Planning is a management process that provides a framework for building resilience of an organisation with respect to any eventuality. It provides a basis for planning to ensure continuity of key services, in the event of a disruption. A business continuity plan involves thinking ahead and p...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/business-support/business-continuity-planning/

Consultation and Engagement Tools

Every year Aberdeenshire Council consults with residents and service users with the aim of improving and developing services. Staff who are consulting on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council have a range of tools and support options available to them to help ensure that they carry out effective and meaningful engagements. Consultation Code of Practise T...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/public-consultations-and-engagement/consultation-and-engagement-tools/

Business Improvement Districts

A Business Improvement District (BID) is a partnership between a local authority and the local business community to develop projects and services that will benefit the trading environment within the boundary of a clearly defined commercial area. BIDs are developed, managed and paid for by the business sector through an additional levy calculat...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/communities/business-improvement-districts/

What we spend and how we spend it

Information about our strategy for, and management of, financial resources. It explains how we plan to spend public money and what has been spent: Council plan Our performance including annual reports Annual accounts Audit committee Budget proposals Council Tax bands and charges Revenue and capital budgets Finance service Financial regulations Com...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/model-publication-scheme/class-4/

House sales

Contains information on Purchase your council property.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/house-sales/

Renting sheltered housing

Sheltered Housing allows older people or people with particular needs to live independently, with the right support, in a comfortable and secure environment. It also gives the opportunity for social contact and companionship, but equally respects an individual’s right to privacy. Security and peace of mind are offered through an alarm system and a ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/renting-sheltered-housing/

Waste and recycling service changes - 2019 to 2023 strategy

We are still putting too much recyclable waste into our black non-recyclable bins. Over 50% of what goes into a typical black bin could be recycled if sorted correctly.  In 2017 Aberdeenshire’s recycling rate was 43.7%, slightly below the Scottish average of 45.6%. If all recyclable materials were recycled effectively, Aberdeenshire's recycling rat...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/waste-strategy/

Children and Families team offices

View locations and contact details of your local Children and Families team. Worried about a child or young personIf you are worried that a child or young person is at risk or is being abused phone 01467 537111 (9am - 5pm).For out of hours support phone 03456 08 12 06 (weekdays and all weekend).In an emergency phone 999 for police assistance. Ar...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/children-and-families-team-offices/

List of Members

  While working as a cohesive group, the Forum aims to provide a balanced representation from the 4 sectors with an interest in outdoor access, namely public agencies, land managers, community interests and access users. Members selected by consensus or election are expected to represent their sector generally, rather than confining their represent...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/paths-and-outdoor-access/local-outdoor-access-forum/list-of-members/

Aberdeenshire statistics

You can find a wide range of facts, figures and information about Aberdeenshire and its areas, towns, and villages on these pages. This information is published as regular bulletins, reports and audits or included in profiles of areas and towns.Information about Aberdeenshire, administrative areas and main towns with details of population, the loca...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/statistics/

Contact by phone

View office hours telephone numbers for our services and help to contact the council: Office hours telephone numbers Help for British Sign Language users For out of hours, evenings and weekends view our emergency contact numbers. Office hours telephone numbers Please phone the appropriate number for your query. View Customer Services privacy noti...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/contact-us/contact-by-phone/

Living independently

Contains information on Community care services, How to get care services - care assessment, Eligibility for care services, Self-directed support, Care and support at home, Can't manage at home, Community alarm or telecare, Housing and care homes, Day care for older people, Day care services for adults with disabilities, Day service base closures, Advocacy services.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/

Economy

View economy statistics: Aberdeenshire’s Economy Agriculture Deprivation Employment land and industrial estates Fishing Income Services and facilities Aberdeenshire's economy Aberdeenshire’s Economy Annual Review 2019 (pdf 1.2MB) provides a snap shot of Aberdeenshire’s economy with information on employment, housing, business, tourism, fishing, a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/statistics/economy/

Statutory Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places

Statutory Review of Polling Districts and Polling Places 2011 As required by Section 16 of the Electoral Administration Act 2006, Aberdeenshire Council has conducted a review of polling districts and polling places within the UK parliamentary constituencies of Banff and Buchan, Gordon and West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine. Each local authority is r...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/statutory-review-of-polling-districts-and-polling-places/

Dog training classes in Aberdeen City

Find details of dog training classes in Aberdeen City: 4 Paws Canine Academy Aberdeen Canine Training Society B & B Munro Callimuir Canines (Dog Training Services) Grampian German Shepherd Dog Association Northern Lights Dog Training Club Pawprints Pawsability Silver City Ringcraft Club 4 Paws Canine Academy Classes take place on Sundays bet...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/animal-health/dogs/aberdeen-city/

Education and Children's Services

As an integrated service, Education and Children's Services provides a wide range of services including, schools, nurseries, cultural services, sport and leisure and community learning and development. We believe that learning should be a lifelong experience and is at the heart of the services we offer. Our four main objectives are: To improve lea...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/ecs/

Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA)

The Management of Offenders (Scotland) Act 2005 introduced a statutory responsibility on the local responsible authorities to put in place joint arrangements for the identification, assessment and management of risk posed by certain groups of offenders. The responsible authorities are: the council police health board, and Scottish Prison Service ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/criminal-justice/multi-agency-public-protection-arrangements-mappa/

Aden Country Park

Aden Country Park is  is a 230 acre country park in Mintlaw. It has been recognised as one of the country's best green spaces with a prestigious Green Flag award. The awards recognise and reward the best parks in the country and Aden impressed the judges with its excellent use of green space, well maintained facilities and high standard of safety a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/country-parks/mintlaw-aden-country-park/

How we take decisions and what we have decided

Information about the decisions we take, how we make decisions, and how we involve others. Community empowerment  View information about community empowerment and the policies and procedures that communities can access to submit a participation request or an asset transfer request. Scheme of governance  The scheme of governance is a set of document...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/model-publication-scheme/class-3/

Local Social Work offices

This page has details of your nearest Social Work office open to the public and the services they deal with.  For children and families matters such as worried about a child or reporting a child's safety concern you need to contact your local Children and Families team directly. The Social Work offices cover these services: Community care Criminal...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/local-social-work-office/

Inverurie DAYS skills development and training

People who use Inverurie DAYS (Day Activities with Support) can take part in the day services' projects. These can help you develop and learn new skills, giving you greater independence. Our projects include: Pitscurry project Buzzard café Community kitchen  Pitscurry Project The Pitscurry Project in Pitcaple provides craft and work activities fo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/inverurie-days/projects/

Integrated Travel Towns

Following the success of the council's Peterhead Cycle Demonstration Town project, we are working with communities in Huntly, Inverurie, Fraserburgh, Portlethen and Ellon to help support more sustainable and active travel in these towns. The Integrated Travel Town (ITT) project, supported by Sustrans and Paths for All, engaged with local communitie...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/integrated-travel-towns/

Armed Forces - engagement

The council takes every opportunity to encourage partner bodies, stakeholders and residents of Aberdeenshire to become armed forces friendly organisations like us and to support our military personnel. The Regional Employer Engagement Director has spoken at the Senior Leadership Forum to all Directors, Heads of Service and Head Teachers about the c...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/armed-forces/engagement/

Getting Around

This section gives you information on the Blue Badge scheme, transport concessions and community transport for people with a disability. Blue Badge scheme The Blue Badge scheme is for drivers or passengers with severe mobility problems. The scheme gives a range of on-street parking concessions letting Blue Badge holders park closer to where they ne...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/getting-around/

Care and Support for Older People

Contains information on Older people care and support services, Care and support at home, Community alarm or telecare, Day care services, Occupational Therapy services, Support for people living with dementia, Accommodation with care, Older people care policies and strategies, Care assessment.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/local-care-for-an-older-person/

About us

Contains information on Customer Service Commitment, FairShare campaign, Council leadership, Council service structure, Make up of the Council, Plans and reports, Customer Experience Panel.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/

European Parliamentary Election 2019 - results

Polls to elect the 6 members of the European Parliament for the Electoral Region of Scotland took place on Thursday, 23rd May 2019 between 7am and 10pm. The count for the Aberdeenshire local counting area was held on Sunday, 26th May 2019 at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre.  The final electorate for the European Parliamentary Election...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/european-parliamentary-election-results/

How we deliver our functions and services

Information about our work, our strategy and policies for delivering functions and services and information for our service users. Service structure and functions Find out more about Chief Executive's role and view our service structure. Council directorates and their functions: Business Services Education and Children's Services Health and Social...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/model-publication-scheme/class-2/

Hire Minibus

Aberdeenshire council Minibuses are charged at 94 pence a mile. If a council driver is required then a charge of £10.41 per hour is made. All minibuses must be returned in a clean and tidy condition, a surcharge of up to £30 may be levied if cleaning needs to be undertaken.  Terms and Conditions of Hire Aberdeenshire Council minibuses are only ava...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/community-transport/minibus-hire/

Services for people with sensory impairment

We provide a range of services and support for people with sensory impairment in the community. There are mainstream care and support services for those with a range of different needs, which are available to all. There are also specialist services designed to meet the needs of people who have a significant sight or hearing loss or have both. These...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/sensory-impairment-services/

Information and Records Management

Contains information on Information Management, Records Management Plan, Archive Service.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/info-and-records-mgmt/

Fraserburgh Day Opportunities skills development and training

People using Fraserburgh Day Opportunities can take part in the day service's projects. These projects can help you develop and learn new skills and become more independent. Our projects include: Can-Do Community Recycling, Can-Do Furniture and Bike projects Café Connect Coffee Bar The Hatch Community Foods Initiatives North East (CFine) Conversat...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/robertson-road-resource-centre/projects/

Previous European Parliament Election results

The European Parliament Election was held in the UK on Thursday, 22nd May 2014. Electors cast their vote for one of nine political parties on the ballot paper.Votes cast within the electoral region of Scotland were aggregated from each local authority area and six MEPs were elected. The counting of votes in the Aberdeenshire Council area took place...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/eu-elections/

Agriculture and rural development

Food, drink and agriculture are a significant part of North East Scotland's economy, with more than 22,000 people employed in the sector: 51% in agriculture 32% in food manufacturing 11% in fishing 6% in drinks and beverages The north east accounts for less than 12% of Scotland’s agricultural area but produces over 20% of Scotland’s agricultural...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/industry-sectors/agriculture-and-rural-development/agriculture-and-rural-development/

IDEA project

Our adult day services are in a process of transformation to bring them in to line with national policy and good practice principles. The key principle for service delivery improvement is to shift the day services for adults with disabilities from an exclusively buildings approach to mainstream community based opportunities for all. The IDEA proje...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/idea-project/

Previous UK General Election results

A UK Parliamentary General Election was held on Thursday, 7th May, 2015. Aberdeenshire Council administered the elections in the Banff & Buchan, Gordon and West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine constituencies. The successful candidates in the above constituencies were Eilidh Whiteford, Alex Salmond and Stuart Donaldson respectively. The full resu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/uk-general-election/

Day care for older people

Our Day Care Service is for older people, aged 65 or over, who are less able to get out and about, or need support to manage day to day tasks. The service provides a range of social activities for you to do during the day and can give support and advice with everyday problems. Day Care is a place to meet and make friends in a warm, friendly atmosph...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-care-for-older-people/

Inverurie DAYS

Inverurie DAYS (Day Activities with Support) provides a service to and helps meet the needs of adults with a learning disability, living in Inverurie and surrounding areas. We support you to be as independent as possible. For some, this means moving on to community based opportunities, employment, further education and social groups. For those with...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/inverurie-days/

Mental Health and Wellbeing services

We provide a range of care and support services for adults experiencing mental health problems. Mental health involves our emotional, psychological and social wellbeing, and affects how we think feel and act. We all experience times where we are anxious or sad. Usually these feelings pass, but sometimes they can develop into more serious problems. ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/mental-health-wellbeing-services/

Armed Forces - commitment

The Armed Forces Covenant is a commitment to support those who are serving, have served and their families, to ensure they are not disadvantaged. The aim is to increase understanding and awareness amongst the public and employers of the issues affecting the Armed Forces community. Our Chief Executive Jim Savege signed the Armed Forces Covenant on 2...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/armed-forces/commitment/

Purchasing Services

Conditions of Contracting with the Council The Council have terms and conditions that suppliers are required to adhere to when they deal with the Council. Where there are larger value contracts that deal with particular goods, works or services specific bespoke terms and conditions may be issued with tender documents for these. However, attached ar...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/purchasing-services/

Budget and finance

Contains information on Revenue and Capital Budgets, Council budget, Annual accounts, Council Tax bills and our budget.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/our-budget/

Procurement

View procurement information on: Contracts register Conditions of contracting with the council Tender opportunities Other publications Larger contracts Community Care and Support Services Schools Tender documents Tender return and evaluation Contract award Seeking feedback Payment Supplier development Joint procurement strategy Procurement annual ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/procurement/

Services for older people

We provide a range of care and support services for older people in the community. These services are coordinated by the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership. We aim to support people to be independent and well for as long as possible. Most older people lead active independent lives, but you may feel you need more support if you are: b...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/older-people-services/

Support for carers

A carer is generally defined as an individual who provides, or intends to provide, care for another individual. Adult Carer Support Plan or Young Carer Statement The Adult Carer Support Plan (ACSP) or Young Carer Statement (YCS) are the new tools under the Carers (Scotland) Act 2016 to work out a carer's needs and personal outcomes. They look at a ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/support-for-carers/

Equalities

Contains information on Equality duty, Specific duties, Impact assessment, Budget process, Prejudice Incident reporting, About Equalities, British Sign Language (BSL) plan.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/

Common good property

Common good property is property owned by the council, which was inherited from one of the former 17 burgh councils situated within Aberdeenshire. Not all former burgh property is common good. Establishing what property is common good can only be determined by researching the fact and circumstances of its acquisition and its subsequent use. Once a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/community-empowerment/common-good-properties/

Education and Children's Services

Developing our Systems, Structures and Staff Development - Policies and Guidelines Systems, structure and staff development within the Education and Children's Services service are: the procedures and tools which enable management of and access to information the organisational structures and methods of communication within the Service and wider c...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/education-and-childrens-services-4/

Education Appeals - Further Advice and Information

Useful publications The following publications and websites may be of interest: COSLA Revised code of practice for the constitution and procedures of education appeal committees in Scotland - published July 2001. A-Z of Scots Education Law A Guide for Parents 3rd Edition ISBN 978-011-497346-9 Scottish Executive circular 1/2001 Placing Requests for...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/education-appeals/education-appeals-further-advice-and-information/

Drumoak School

Aberdeenshire Council's Education and Children's Services has identified that Drumoak Primary School can no longer cope with the number of pupils zoned to attend it. As a result of this it has been agreed that a replacement Drumoak Primary School will be built in the village. The proposed site for the new school is off Sunnyside Drive, with access ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/building-improvements/drumoak-school/

Kintore Primary

Aberdeenshire Council's Education and Children's Services has identified that Kintore Primary School can no longer cope with the number of pupils zoned to attend it. As a result of this it has been agreed that a second Kintore Primary School will be built in the town. The proposed site for the new school is Midmill. To date a series of stakeholder ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/building-improvements/kintore-primary/

Closed education consultations

Find out more about closed consultations: Relocation of Peterhead Academy Review of Inverurie Primary School Catchment Area Blairs housing development rezoning Fraserburgh Primary Schools Peterhead Community Campus Relocation of St Andrew’s School to Inverurie Community Campus Review of Stonehaven Town Primary School zones 2017 Review of Mintlaw N...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/education-consultations/education-consultations-archive/

Benchmarking

  What is the Local Government Benchmarking Framework?   Local councils provide a wide range of services for their communities. The information shown here is provided to help you understand how well Aberdeenshire Council is performing across this range of services. The framework covers most major areas of public service delivery in Scotland and inc...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/benchmarking/

Young Person's National Entitlement Card

Young Person's National Entitlement Card is a scheme for young people aged 11 to 25 inclusive. On this page you can find out: How to apply for a card Travel concessions for Young Scot aged 16-18 yrs inclusive Using your card Get a replacement card Council offices validating NEC Young Person applications Aberdeenshire Council is currently making a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/concessionary-travel/young-persons-national-entitlement-card/

Funding

Contains information on Banff and Buchan area funding, Buchan area funding, Formartine area funding, Garioch area funding, Kincardine and Mearns area funding, Marr area funding, War-wounded support funding, Gordon Leisure Projects Trust, First Employee Grant scheme.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/funding/

Bereavement

Contains information on Bereavement, Burial Grounds, Buchan Burial Grounds, Banff and Buchan Burial Grounds, Formartine Burial Grounds, Garioch Burial Grounds, Kincardine and Mearns Burial Grounds, Marr Burial Grounds, Funerals, Monuments and Memorials, Ornamentation of Lairs.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/bereavement/

Antisocial behaviour

Contains information on Reporting Antisocial Behaviour, Acceptable Behaviour Contracts, Community Mediation, Graffiti.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/safety-and-emergencies/antisocial-behaviour/

Public Access Defibrillators

Scotland is committed to improving the response to, and survival rates after, out-of-hospital cardiac arrest and you can play a vital role in helping save lives in your local community. To help someone who is in cardiac arrest effectively, a defibrillator needs to be found as quickly as possible. A range of organisations, businesses, groups and com...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/heartstart-pad/

Landfill - what you need to know

Did you know that as a community we only recycle 43.5% of the waste we produce across Aberdeenshire? On this page you can find out what happens to the waste you throw into your landfill bin, the impact it has on the environment, what it costs communities and what we can do to reduce landfill waste together.    The world has evolved significantly co...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/landfill/

Car Share Scheme

“You tend to notice you haven’t been to the petrol station for a while.” David Jason As part of Aberdeenshire Council’s commitment to promoting alternatives to single occupancy car use the Council encourages car sharing.  Aberdeenshire Council fund a FREE online service for anyone interested in car sharing in Aberdeenshire.  The scheme is open to ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/commuting/car-share-scheme/

Fraserburgh Day Opportunities

Fraserburgh Day Opportunities provides day service opportunities for adults with disabilities living in Fraserburgh and surrounding areas. The service provides the opportunity for personal development in the areas of social, physical and mental wellbeing. We use group and vocational activities to help with self-advocacy, confidence building, assert...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/robertson-road-resource-centre/

Culture and Leisure Services

Service Overview The majority of Cultural Services indicators fall under the remit of the Education & Children?s Service Directorate. The service provides a cultural and sport and leisure services to the residents of Aberdeenshire. Our parks and open spaces are overseen by Infrastructure Services.   We have 36 fixed and 5 mobile libraries We ha...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/culture-and-leisure-services/

Buchan Day Opportunities

Buchan Day Opportunities helps adults with learning disability, autism and multiple disabilities to meet their needs in their local communities. The service covers Peterhead, Mintlaw and the surrounding areas. It provides a range of services and activities run from the day service base or in the local community through projects. Our building based ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/willowbank-day-service/

Ellon Day Opportunities Skills Development and Training

People who use Ellon Day Opportunities can take part in the day services' projects. These projects can help you develop and learn new skills, providing work experience and training opportunities in real working environments in the local community. They can help increase your self-confidence, make you feel respected and valued, give you a sense of a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/ellon-resource-centre/projects/

Scottish Welfare Fund

The Scottish Welfare Fund is administered by councils in Scotland to provide financial support to people who are facing a crisis or need help to live in the community. It is normally a one-off grant for living expenses or household goods: Crisis Grants Community Care Grants Who can apply How to apply Appeal a decision View The Scottish Welfare Fu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/welfare-reform/scottish-welfare-fund/

Health and Social Care

The way Adult Social Care and Health services are delivered in Aberdeenshire has changed. These services are provided by the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP), a partnership of Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian. AHSCP Adult Social Care and Health services include: Older people service Support for people living with deme...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/health-and-social-care/

Supporting and protecting adults from harm policy

The Grampian Interagency policy and procedures for support and protection of adults at risk provide a framework for recognising and responding to situations where adults may be at risk of harm. They have been reviewed and revised by the Grampian Adult Support and Protection Working Group, taking into account the Adult Support and Protection (Scotla...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/community-care-policies-and-strategies/supporting-and-protecting-adults-from-harm-policy/

Banff Day Opportunities skills development and training

Banff Day Opportunities has a range of community and group opportunities, activities and projects to help people using the day service develop and learn new skills, giving you greater independence. Some people use the projects to develop skills so they can move onto other opportunities. Others access the projects as part of their daily activities. ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/banff-day-opportunities/projects/

Early learning, nurseries and childcare

Contains information on Childcare options, Childcare contacts, Become a childminder, Nursery places, Help paying for childcare, Early learning and childcare expansion, Best start grant, Apply for nursery for a 3 or 4 year old, Apply for nursery for a 2 year old.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/

Banff Day Opportunities

Banff Day Opportunities is a community based day service supporting adults with disabilities (learning difficulties, mental health problem or physical impairments) living in Banff, Macduff, Turriff and the surrounding area. The service provides work, learning and social education opportunities in the local community. Services are provided based on ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/banff-day-opportunities/

Gypsy Travellers

Gypsy Travellers, or as per official term Gypsy/Travellers, are a recognised ethnic group. They consider the travelling lifestyle part of their ethnic identity and culture. It’s difficult to give an exact figure of how many live in Aberdeenshire. A study has suggested there are 100 to 200 Gypsy Travellers living in Aberdeenshire at any one time. Fo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/minority-ethnic-communities/about-gypsy-travellers/

Ellon Day Opportunities

Ellon Day Opportunities provides a range of activities to adults with learning disabilities living in Ellon and the surrounding area.  Your individual needs are met through programmed activities and work experience in your local community. Helping you develop and work towards your personal goals and giving you the opportunity for personal developme...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/ellon-resource-centre/

Finance

The Finance Service exists to provide a range of financial services to: the Council its committees and working parties Councillors services taxpayers clients communities Scottish Executive other external bodies The overall aim of the Finance Service is to provide a forward looking and innovative range of quality financial services to clients. Qua...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/finance/

Previous Local Government Election results

View past results of: Local Government Elections By-elections Local Government Elections 2012 The breakdown of seats won in 2012 Local Government Elections: SNP - 28 Conservatives -14 Liberal Democrats - 12 Independent - 11 Labour - 2 Scottish Greens - 1 View results by ward: Banff and District - result declared Troup - result declared Fraserb...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/

UK Parliamentary Election 2017

View results of the UK Parliamentary General Election which took place on Thursday 8th of June 2017.  Find out more about the UK Parliamentary Election 2017: Results Notice of Poll Notice of Election Notice of Situation of Polling Stations Contact Election team Results View election results for each constituency: Banff and Buchan - results decla...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/general-election/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 1, Banff and District

3 Seats                                                                                Candidate Party         Result     John B COX     Scottish National Party (SNP) Elected at stage 1     Ian GRAY     Scottish National Party (SNP)  Elected at stage 2     Mike ROY     Scottish Conservative and Unionist Elected at stage 4     Alistair Fr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-1-banff-and-district/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 2, Troup

3 Seats                                                                                                                       Candidate Party         Result             John DUNCAN                 Scottish Conservative and Unionist           Elected at stage 7             Mark FINDLATER                 Independent          Elected at stage 7...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-2-troup/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 3, Fraserburgh and District

4 Seats Candidate Party         Result             Charles Cummin BUCHAN                        Scottish National Party (SNP)                 Elected at stage 6                     Ian TAIT                        Independent                 Elected at stage 9                     Brian TOPPING                        Scottish National Party ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-3-fraserburgh-and-district/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 4, Central Buchan

4 Seats                                                            Candidate Party         Result             Edie CHAPMAN                        Scottish Conservative and Unionist                  Elected at stage 2                     Jim INGRAM                        Scottish National Party (SNP)                 Elected at stage 1        ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-4-central-buchan/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 5, Peterhead North and Rattray

4 Seats                                                                        Candidate Party         Result             Anne ALLAN                        Scottish National Party (SNP)                 Elected at stage 5                     Alan S BUCHAN                        Independent                 Elected at stage 6                 ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-5-peterhead-north-and-rattray/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 6, Peterhead South and Cruden

3 Seats                 Candidate Party         Result             Tom MALONE                        Independent                 Elected at stage 6                     Stuart Wallace PRATT                        Scottish National Party (SNP)                 Elected at stage 2                     Stephen William SMITH                       ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-6-peterhead-south-and-cruden/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 7, Turriff and District

3 Seats                                                                                                     Candidate Party         Result             Sandy DUNCAN                        Scottish National Party (SNP)                 Elected at stage 1                     Alisan Keith NORRIE                        Independent                 ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-7-turriff-and-district/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 8, Mid Formartine

4 Seats      Candidate Party         Result             Jim GIFFORD                        Scottish Conservative and Unionist                  Elected at stage 5                     Allan HENDRY                        Scottish National Party (SNP)                 Elected at stage 1                     Paul JOHNSTON                        I...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-8-mid-formartine/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 9, Ellon and District

4 Seats                   Candidate Party         Result             Isobel DAVIDSON                        Scottish Liberal Democrats                 Elected at stage 4                     Rob MERSON                        Scottish National Party (SNP)                 Elected at stage 1                     Gillian Louise OWEN             ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-9-ellon-and-district/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 10, West Garioch

3 Seats                                                                                   Candidate Party         Result             Allison GRANT                        Scottish National Party (SNP)                 Elected at stage 1                     Sheena Margaret LONCHAY                        Scottish Liberal Democrats               ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-10-west-garioch/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 11, Inverurie and District

4 Seats           Candidate Party         Result             Richard COWLING                        Scottish Conservative and Unionist                  Elected at stage 7                     Martin Christopher KITTS-HAYES                        Scottish Liberal Democrats                 Elected at stage 5                     Bryan STUART  ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-11-inverurie-and-district/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 12, East Garioch

3 Seats Candidate Party         Result     Nan CULLINANE Scottish Liberal Democrats Elected at stage 6 Martin Anthony FORD        Scottish Green Party    Elected at stage 4               Fergie HOOD Scottish National Party (SNP)            Elected at stage 1              Amanda Louise CLARK      Independent Eliminated at stage 5        ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-12-east-garioch/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 13, Westhill and District

4 Seats                                                                                         Candidate Party         Result             David Robert AITCHISON                        Scottish National Party (SNP)                 Elected at stage 5                     Amanda ALLAN                        Scottish National Party (SNP)        ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-13-westhill-and-district/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 14, Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford

4 Seats                                                                                                     Candidate Party         Result             Moira INGLEBY                        Scottish Conservative and Unionist                  Elected at stage 1                     John LATHAM                        Independent                 E...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-14-huntly-strathbogie-and-howe-of-alford/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 15, Aboyne, Upper Deeside and Donside

3 Seats                                                                                          Candidate Party         Result             Peter ARGYLE                        Scottish Liberal Democrats                 Elected at stage 5                     Geva BLACKETT                        Scottish National Party (SNP)                 El...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-15-aboyne-upper-deeside-and-donside/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 16, Banchory and Mid Deeside

3 Seats                                                                                        Candidate Party         Result             Karen CLARK                        Scottish Liberal Democrats                 Elected at stage 2                     Linda CLARK                        Scottish National Party (SNP)                 Elected...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-16-banchory-and-mid-deeside/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 17, North Kincardine

4 Seats          Candidate Party         Result             Alastair BEWS                        Scottish National Party (SNP)                 Elected at stage 1                     Alison EVISON                        Scottish Labour Party                 Elected at stage 1                     Ian MOLLISON                        Scottish ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-17-north-kincardine/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 18, Stonehaven and Lower Deeside

4 Seats                                                           Candidate Party         Result             Wendy AGNEW                        Scottish Conservative and Unionist                  Elected at stage 1                     Peter BELLARBY                        Scottish Liberal Democrats                 Elected at stage 9         ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-18-stonehaven-and-lower-deeside/

Local Government Elections 2012 - Ward 19, Mearns

4 Seats                                                                                                                 Candidate Party         Result             George CARR                        Scottish Conservative and Unionist                  Elected at stage 1                     Jean DICK                        Scottish National Par...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/previous-local-elections/ward-19-mearns/

Areas and towns

View statistics, facts and figures about Aberdeenshire in our profiles: Aberdeenshire profiles Area profiles Town profiles Aberdeenshire profile Aberdeenshire Profile 2018 (pdf 927KB) presents facts, figures and information about the area including population, age structure, housing, economy, employment, transport links, broadband, environment, c...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/statistics/areas-and-towns/

Occupational therapy service

Our Occupational Therapy service helps people manage their health and well-being. Our Occupational Therapists can help maintain or improve your ability to do the activities you need, or choose, to do so you can continue living actively and independently in your community. This service is part of a team of health, social care and third sector profes...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/occupational-therapy/

Public Toilets

Find your nearest public toilet on the map. You can also find precise locations and information of public toilets in your local area: Banff and Buchan Buchan Formartine Garioch Kincardine and Mearns Marr Festive closures The public toilets will be closed on the following dates: 25 December 26 December 1 January 2 January Comfort Partnership Sch...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/public-toilets/

Statement of public task

The council is a public sector body for the purposes of the Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations 2015. Our powers include: mandatory powers such as providing schooling and social work services permissive powers such as economic development and recreation services regulatory powers such as planning control, trading standards, environment...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/re-use-information/statement-of-public-task/

Local Tenant Voice

A Local Tenant Voice (LTV), sometimes called a Village Voice, is a tenant volunteer who acts as a link between you, our tenants, and us in a defined community in areas where there is not a tenant or resident association. Local Tenant Voices must have the backing of fellow council tenants in order to be able to represent your views on housing and re...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/tenant-participation/local-tenant-voice/

The Local Development Plan 2012

The development plan currently consists of the Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Plan 2014 and Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2012.   Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan and Supplementary Guidance Aberdeenshire Council adopted the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan on 1 June 2012. The Plan sets out statements of the policies we...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/the-local-development-plan-2012-1/

Area Bus Forums

Area Bus Forums were established in spring 2000 in each of Aberdeenshire Council's 6 administrative areas (details below), to act as the principal focus for consultation on public transport matters. Find out more: Objectives Attendance Venues and dates Meeting minutes Objectives The principal objectives of the Forums are to: discuss and review s...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/area-bus-forums/

Planning and Environmental Services

Planning and Environmental Services have several principal functions. Planning Environment Community Information and Research Outdoor Services Archaeology Environmental Health and Consumer Protection Planning Development Planning The Development plan consists of two parts: the Structure Plan which deals with broad strategic issues and the Local P...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/planning-and-environmental-services/

Financial help

This page has information about the financial support available to help with the cost of your care. This could be care and support services at home or in a care home. Free personal and nursing care Free personal and nursing care is available for all adults in Scotland who are assessed as needing these services. More information is available on the ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/financial-support/

Services for people affected by domestic abuse

Our Children and Families teams provide support to parents or carers who are affected by domestic abuse. Services are provided based on our GIRFEC (Getting it Right for Every Child) arrangements. We provide a broad range of mainstream and specialised services, working in partnership with other agencies, health services, Police and the voluntary sec...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/domestic-abuse-services/

Adult protection and support

We all know that children need to be protected but sometimes adults, due to their vulnerabilities, need to be protected too. Adult protection is everyone's responsibility. Watch our video about the importance of adult protection: What to do and who to contact If you're being harmed, or are concerned that someone you know may be at risk of harm, yo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/protection-and-support/adult-protection-and-support/

Short breaks and respite care

Short breaks let a carer and the person they care for have a break from their normal routine. They are sometimes described as respite care. They are an essential part of the overall support that families and carers need to help them care for a family member, partner or friend. Short breaks can involve either time apart or time together with extra s...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/short-breaks-respite-care/

UK General Election 2019

UK Parliamentary General Election took place on Thursday, 12th December 2019 to elect Members of Parliament (MPs) to the UK Parliament. View: Results Statement of Persons Nominated and Notice of Poll Notice of Election Agents Notice of election (pdf 115KB) Election timetable (pdf 69KB) Notice of inspection of election expenses returns (pdf 47KB) ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/uk-parliamentary-election-2019/

Doocot View Very Sheltered Housing

Doocot View is a purpose built very sheltered housing complex in a quiet residential area of Banff. There are 30 self-contained flats on one level and a day care centre. Each flat has a: lounge kitchen one or two bedrooms shower room There is also a respite flat for respite care or short breaks.  The facilities at Doocot View include: a communal...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/doocot-view-very-sheltered-housing/

About the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership

Adult Social Care and Health services in Aberdeenshire are delivered by a partnership of Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian. The Scottish Government legislated to integrate health and social care. As a result the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP) was launched on 1 April 2016. Why change It can be difficult for Health and...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/ahscp/about-ahscp/

Buchan Day Opportunities Skills Development and Training

People who use Buchan Day Opportunities can take part in the day services' projects. These projects can help you develop and learn new skills. Some people use the projects as training opportunities with a plan to developing skills to move onto other opportunities. Others access the projects as part of their daily activities. Our projects are: Glen...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/willowbank-day-service/projects/

Fairtrade

Fairtrade is a way to ensure that farmers and producers get fair prices for their products and raw materials, can benefit from the Fairtrade premium to invest in their communities and can also improve workers’ rights and working conditions. The council passed a resolution back in November 2013 to support Fairtrade. A number of towns and villages ri...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/green-living/fairtrade/

Kincardine and Mearns Day Opportunities skills development and training

People who use Kincardine and Mearns Day Opportunities can take part in the day services' projects and activities. These can help you develop and learn new skills. Our projects and activities include: Training courses IdeA tek Kindling project Sea View Café Training courses We offer a mixture of ASDAN accredited courses and non-accredited subject...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/forest-view-day-service/projects/

Multi-member wards

One of the most important changes to the way Local Government operates was the introduction, in time for the Council Elections in May 2007, of multi-member Wards. There are at present nineteen wards in Aberdeenshire, each with either three or four elected members. Each of these members has an equal responsibility for the whole ward. To make this wo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/councillors/multi-member-wards/

Development phase of Aden project

During the project development phase, the project board appointed Ironside Farrar Ltd and Jura Consultants to focus on the capital and activity work. The board also commissioned Buchan Development Partnership to deliver a series of community consultation and engagement work and appointed Project and Funding Officer responsible for overall project c...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/country-parks/mintlaw-aden-country-park/aden-development-phase/

Developer Obligations

Developer Obligations cover both developer contributions and affordable housing. When a development takes place there is a need for infrastructure and services to accompany it. This can include roads, schools or a wide range of facilities depending on the scale and location of development. Developer contributions are intended to ensure that develop...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/developer-obligations/

Education Appeals

Contains information on About education appeals, Appeal process, Appeals Committee, Further advice on education appeal.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/education-appeals/

Placing Request and Exclusion Appeals

The School Placings and Exclusions Appeal Committee  Appeals about most placing requests and all exclusions are heard by the SPEAC. View more information about this committee. Details of the appeals process can be found below. Procedures before notice of appeal Placing requests can be made and decisions appealed at anytime but usually occur during ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/education-appeals/placing-request-and-exclusion-appeals/

Population

In 2018 Aberdeenshire’s population was 261,470. This represents a small fall of 330 people since 2017 and is the second consecutive year that Aberdeenshire’s population has fallen. On this page you can find out about: Aberdeenshire total population by years Population of administrative areas Population of largest towns Population and household es...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/statistics/population/

Carer Support Organisations

We are responsible for supporting unpaid adult and young carers. This page provides information about carer support services. Aberdeenshire carer support organisations  We work in partnership with, or commission services from, organisations to support unpaid carers in Aberdeenshire. These organisations offer impartial advice, information and suppor...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/carer-support-organisations/

Service specific privacy policies

Some of our service areas may need to collect further personal information, transfer, store or use your data in other ways than are mentioned in this privacy policy. If this is the case then that service area will have its own additional service specific privacy policy: Aberdeenshire design awards privacy notice Archaeology privacy notices Arts an...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/legal-notices/data-protection/service-specific-privacy-notices/

Animal Welfare Charter

Aberdeenshire Council believes that it has a moral responsibility for the welfare of all captive and domestic animals, and all wild animals in so far that its activities impinge upon them. Download the Charter (147 Kb) The Council promotes the responsible ownership of pets, and high standards of animal welfare and husbandry at licensed premises, ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/animal-health/animal-welfare-charter/

Self-directed support - Option 1

As part of Self-directed support (SDS), there are several options for managing your care. Option 1, Direct Payment is one of these options. You can choose to have your individual budget paid into a SDS payment card account. The account will be opened in the name of the person managing the budget, so in your own name or the name of a nominated perso...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/financial-support/self-directed-support/self-directed-support-option-1/

Self-directed support - Option 2

As part of Self-directed support (SDS), there are several options for managing your care. Option 2 is one of these options. You choose how the budget is used but the money is managed by someone else. This is known as an Option 2. You can choose to have all or part of your individual budget paid to an Individual Service Fund (ISF) provider. A SDS pa...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/financial-support/self-directed-support/self-directed-support-option-2/

Shared Lives carer

A Shared Lives carer shares hobbies, interests, communities, holidays and friends with people with a disability. The carer gives personalised support to help them make real choices in life. People are carefully matched by the Shared Lives Scheme. Find out more about Shared Lives carers: Shared Lives carer profile What a Shared Lives carer does Sh...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/shared-lives-scheme/shared-lives-carer/

Kincardine and Mearns Day Opportunities

Kincardine and Mearns Day Opportunities provides a service to, and helps meet the needs of, adults with a learning disability, living in Stonehaven and surrounding areas. We support you to be as independent as possible through knowledge, improving skills and building confidence. For many, this means moving on to community based opportunities, emplo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/forest-view-day-service/

Deeside Day Opportunities

Deeside Day Opportunities provides a day service to, and helps meet the needs of, adults with a learning disability living in Deeside and surrounding areas. We support people using the service to be as independent as possible through knowledge, improving skills and building confidence. For many people this means moving on to community based opportu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/deeside-day-opportunities/

Performance - how we compare to others

The Local Government Benchmarking Framework (LGBF) brings together a wide range of information about how all Scottish councils perform in delivering services to local communities. The framework covers most major areas of public service delivery in Scotland and includes information about the cost of services, what outcomes are being achieved and how...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/how-we-compare-to-others/

Dog Training Classes in Moray

SPEY VALLEY DOG TRAINING CLUB St Thomas's Hall, Keith Tuesday Evenings Ringcraft - 6.30 - 7.15 pm Puppies - 7.15 - 8.00 pm Pet Obedience - 8.00 - 8.45pm Advanced - 8.45 - 9.30pm Sundays - Contact club for times Competitive Obedience & Working Trials (Outdoors) Cost: £2.00 per dog per class, £5.00 membership fee Contacts: Mrs L Walker Tel: 01...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/animal-health/dogs/moray/

Support for young carers

Young carers are children and young people, aged 18 and under, who provide, or intend to provide, care for another individual. This would be on an on-going basis and may include physical, practical and/or emotional support. This may be due to a disability, long-term illness, mental ill-health or drug or alcohol dependency. It would also include sup...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/support-for-young-carers/

Apply for a school outside your catchment

Your child would normally attend a school within the school zone (catchment area) close to where you live. However, you can request that your child attends a school in another zone: How to apply Appeals Contact If you are unsure about which school is in your catchment area you can email education@aberdeenshire.gov.uk for advice. How to apply Befo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/admissions/out-of-zone-school/

Gypsy Travellers unauthorised encampments

Gypsy Travellers encampments are usually unauthorised and may be subject to enforcement action. There are a number of unauthorised encampments in Aberdeenshire every year. Responsibility for dealing with unauthorised encampments depends on who owns the land. Council owned the land If the council owns the land, we are responsible for dealing with th...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/minority-ethnic-communities/about-gypsy-travellers/gypsy-travellers-encampments/

SustAccess

Bridging Environment and Transportation What is SustAccess The SustAccess IT Hot Stop Project The SustAccess Aberdeenshire Park and Ride Review The SustAccess Regional Rail Freight Study The SustAccess Transport Problems and Solution Study Contact What is SustAccess SustAccess is a European Union sponsored project within the Interreg North Sea Pr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/transport-strategies-projects/sustaccess/

Neighbour Noise

Neighbour Noise Noise from neighbours is a common source of disturbance. The most frequent complaints are about loud music or TV, shouting, banging doors and DIY activities. Remember that no house or flat is totally soundproof, and gardens and garages can be particularly noisy.  You could be disturbed for the following reasons: The neighbours are ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-protection/neighbour-noise/

Census

The Scottish Census takes place every ten years, alongside similar information gathering exercises in all UK countries. The data gathered gives a snapshot of the characteristics of the people who live in Scotland on that particular day. The information is used to inform decisions and facilitate discussion about present and future service delivery. ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/statistics/census/

Protection and support

Contains information on Child protection, Domestic abuse, Adult protection and support, Adults with incapacity, Out of hours emergency service.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/protection-and-support/

Business rates charges

Business rates, or non-domestic rates, is a form of local taxation in which owners, tenants or occupiers of non-domestic subjects make contributions towards council funding, to enable us to provide services to the community. Business rates charges for 2019/20 The amount you pay is calculated by multiplying the rateable value of the property by the ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/business-rates/charges/

Graffiti

Graffiti can be offensive, cause damage to property and can make our communities look untidy and uncared for. Whilst the Council has powers to enforce graffiti removal on certain organisations including education buildings and transport operators, partner organisations recognise that the owners of such property are also the victims of antisocial be...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/safety-and-emergencies/antisocial-behaviour/graffiti/

Volunteer snow wardens

We introduced the Volunteer Snow Warden Scheme to actively support members of the local community who wish to offer their spare time to manually clear snow from publicly-adopted footways and footpaths. The scheme runs from approximately 1st November to 31st March. It requires groups of volunteers to nominate a snow warden leader who is responsible ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/winter-maintenance/snow-wardens/

i-Bike project

The council, in partnership with sustrans, is one of 12 local authorities taking part in the I-Bike project. The role of the I-Bike officer is to: increase cycling to school levels in upper stage primary and secondary close the gender gap with those who cycle (statistics show a drop off with the number of girls who cycle) The I-bike officer works...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/travel-planning/school-travel-planning/i-bike-project/

Recycling centre permits

You are not currently able to apply for a permit. We will update this page with more information about how to apply in the future. In 2020, we will be introducing recycling centre permits. This means that householders using vans, pick-up trucks, minibuses or trailers will need a permit to use recycling centres. The permits will be free and need to ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/waste-strategy/recycling-centres-permit/

Woodlands in and around Towns

Woodlands close to our towns and villages are important to the communities surrounding them. Woodlands are important to surrounding landscape, they provide valuable habitats for wildlife and they offer an opportunity to reconnect with nature and take part in informal recreation. The Scottish Forestry Strategy sets priorities for action to provide w...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/natural-heritage/woodlands-in-and-around-towns/

Marr / Cairngorms National Park Ranger

Helen Marr / Cairngorms National Park Ranger Burn O'Vat Centre Dinnet Aboyne AB34 5NBTelephone: 01467 538171 Email: marr.ranger@aberdeenshire.gov.uk   Marr Area The Marr/Cairngorms National Park Ranger covers western Aberdeenshire. This extends along Deeside from Crathes to beyond Braemar, up Donside from Alford to Corgarff and on Strathb...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/ranger-service/marr-cairngorms-national-park-ranger/

Insch

  Whats on ..................   Community Centre Name Insch Community Centre Address 35 Commerce Street, Insch, Aberdeenshire, AB52 6JB Tel No All enquires to Linden Community Centre Location  Map of Insch Community Centre Opening times Please Note: This is an unmanned centre if you have enquires regarding Letting of facilities please...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/community-centres/insch/

Top tips to reduce waste

Waste prevention is the most efficient way to reduce the environmental impact of waste – the biggest environmental impact from many everyday items we use comes from making them in the first place. Hence thinking what we buy and making things last are the best ways to reduce this impact and also the amount of waste that goes into your bin. Here are ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/household-rubbish/reduce-and-reuse-waste/

Whole System Approach

The Scottish Government’s Whole System Approach (WSA) was introduced in 2011 aiming to address the needs of young people who offend. It is underpinned by Getting it Right For Every Child (GIRFEC) and based on research which shows that the long term outcomes for young people involved in offending behaviour could be improved by diverting them away fr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/whole-system-approach/

Bus Stop!

The Bus Stop! campaign is a new DVD and education pack designed to help save young lives on the roads of North East Scotland. Following the loss of two Aberdeenshire pupils after coming off their schools bus, Aberdeenshire's Director of Education and Children's Services was determined to look for a way to try and prevent another similar tragedy hap...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/bus-stop/

Welcome

Introduction The Land Reform (Scotland) Act 2003 requires that 'local access forums' be set up across Scotland to advise local authorities on putting the new legislation into effect. The Aberdeenshire Local Outdoor Access Forum (ALOAF) covers the area of Aberdeenshire apart from the Cairngorm's National Park and Aberdeen city. ALOAF members are ind...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/paths-and-outdoor-access/local-outdoor-access-forum/welcome/

Dalvenie Gardens Very Sheltered Housing

Dalvenie Gardens is a modern, purpose built very sheltered housing complex set in a secluded area in Banchory. There are 24 one bedroom self-contained flats in a three storey block. Each flat has a: lounge kitchen bedroom shower room There is also a respite flat for respite care or short breaks.   The facilities at Dalvenie Gardens include: doo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/dalvenie-gardens-very-sheltered-housing/

Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA)

Resources Reports Statutory Notices Appropriate Assessment Environmental Impact Assessment Further Information Important Links General Information As part of the preparation or modification of plans, programmes and strategies, local authorities have been undertaking Strategic Environmental Assessments (SEA) since 21 July 2004. The process is regu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/green-living/strategic-environmental-assessment-sea/

Health and Safety

Every year, hundreds of people are killed, with several hundred thousand suffering from injuries and illness through work related activities. In addition to the personal loss and suffering this can incur, there are huge monetary losses through time off work and material damage, much of which is not covered by insurance. The Health and Safety Execut...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/health-and-safety/

SAC Report No. 11

Developer Contributions in Aberdeenshire Summary This report sets out the process, conclusions and recommendations of the eleventh investigation undertaken by the Scrutiny and Audit Committee.  The investigation was into developer contributions in Aberdeenshire. The purpose of the investigation as described in the approved Terms of Re...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/sac-report-no-11/

European Matters

Contains information on Europe and Aberdeenshire Council, The North Sea Commission (NSC), European Social Fund (ESF), The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe - CPMR.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/european-matters/

Children's Services

Service Overview All Children's Services indicators fall under the remit of Education & Children's Services. An integrated service, it provides a wide range of services including schools, nurseries, early intervention and targeted support for children and families, child protection, cultural services, sport and leisure and community learning an...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/childrens-services/

Deeside Day Opportunities skills development and training

People who use Deeside Day Opportunities can take part in the day services' projects and activities. These can help you develop and learn new skills. Our projects and activities include: Training courses KRAFTWORK Kindling project Training courses We offer a mixture of ASDAN accredited courses and non-accredited subjects. ASDAN is an education ch...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/deeside-day-opportunities/projects/

School Transport

Contains information on School transport in adverse weather, Mainstream school transport, School travel planning.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/school-transport/

Criminal justice

Contains information on About us, Diversion from prosecution, Reports and risk assessments, Community payback orders, Drug Treatment Orders, Prison based social work, Throughcare services, Caledonian system, Joint sex offender project, Multi Agency Public Protection Arrangements (MAPPA).

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/criminal-justice/

Public Transport

Contains information on Fares and ticketing, Concessionary travel, Public transport policies, strategies and contracts, Area Bus Forums, Contact us, Bus information, Community transport, A2B Dial-a-bus.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/

Gardenstown landslip - media statements

View Gardenstown landslip media statements in reverse time order. You can also read the latest media releases. 18th June 2018 - First phase of Gardenstown landslip protection complete as final nails secure mesh to slope The first phase of work to secure the unstable slope above Gardenstown’s Harbour Road has been completed with the final soil nails...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/local/gardenstown-landslip/media-statements/

Available property

Contains information on Property for sale and lease, Noted interest, Contact Property team.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/available-property/

Roads and car park faults

Contains information on Car parks, Road or street lighting, Grit bins.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/report/infrastructure/

Benefits and Grants

Contains information on Backdating, Under occupancy/bedroom tax.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/request/benefits-and-grants/

Major and national developments

Carrying out major and national developments always requires planning permission. Making an application for this kind of works is similar to applying for planning permission for household and local developments but it involves additional steps: Major developments National developments Planning Processing Agreements Pre-Application Consultation App...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/planning-applications/major-and-national-developments/

Festive lights, banners and bunting

If you wish to erect festive lighting or any other feature (such as banners or bunting) within the public road you must first apply for permission. The council recognises the contribution festive lights and other seasonal decorations can make to enhancing our streetscapes and in creating a sense of place. We will cooperate with community groups to ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/roads-festive-lighting/

Glass and textiles recycling points

There are a number of recycling points across Aberdeenshire where you can recycle glass and textiles. You can also visit one of our recycling centres where we accept a wide range of items. View recycling point for your area:       Buchan Banff and Buchan Formartine Garioch Kincardine and Mearns Marr If you have any suggestions for sites for new r...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/recycling/recycling-point/

Disabled Parking

The Blue Badge Scheme is designed to help severely disabled people to travel independently, as either a driver or a passenger, by allowing them to park close to their destination. A blue badge is issued to a person, not to a vehicle. This means that you do not need to own a car to have a blue badge and you are not limited to travelling in only one ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/disabled-parking/

Day Care Services

Day care is available for older people, aged 65 or over, and people with disabilities who enjoy social contact, but are less able to get out and about, or need support to manage day to day tasks. Find out what day care services are available in your local area: Area Contact details Day care services Banff Doocot ViewSt Combs, Banff, AB45 1GA01...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-care-services/

Support for people living with dementia

Dementia is an illness that affects the brain. It is most common among older people but can affect people under the age of 65. The four most common types of dementia are: Alzheimer’s disease vascular dementia frontotemporal dementia Lewy body dementia A diagnosis of dementia may be made by your GP or a Psychiatrist. They will refer you to a Nurse...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/dementia-support/

Abbey Court respite flat

Abbey Court is a very sheltered housing complex in Mintlaw. We lease one of the flats for use as a short term respite facility. It is available for use mainly by older people, but people with learning and/or physical disabilities and people experiencing mental health difficulties can also be considered for a short break here too. The respite flat i...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/short-breaks-respite-care/abbey-court-respite/

Dalvenie Gardens respite flat

Dalvenie Gardens is a modern, purpose built very sheltered housing complex in Banchory for older people and people with complex care needs. We lease and furnish a flat at Dalvenie Gardens to provide a short break respite service so we can work out the need for this type of facility. The flat is self-contained and spacious. It has its own front do...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/short-breaks-respite-care/dalvenie-gardens-respite/

Dawson Court respite flat

Dawson Court is a modern, purpose built very sheltered housing complex in Turriff for older people and people with complex care needs. A flat at Dawson Court is furnished to provide a short break respite service, so we can work out if there is a need for this facility. Short break respite accommodation gives you the opportunity for a relaxed and en...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/short-breaks-respite-care/dawson-court-respite/

Doocot View respite flat

Doocot View is a very sheltered housing complex with an attached day care centre in Banff. We lease one flat for use as a short term respite facility. It is available for use by older people, people with learning and/or physical disabilities and people experiencing mental health difficulties. The respite flat is self-contained. The accommodation c...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/short-breaks-respite-care/doocot-view-respite/

Jarvis Court respite flat

Jarvis Court is a modern purpose built development of very sheltered housing complex for older people and people with complex care needs. We lease and furnish a flat at Jarvis Court to provide a short break respite service, so we can work out if there is a need for this type of facility. Short break respite accommodation is provided to give you the...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/short-breaks-respite-care/jarvis-court-respite/

Very Sheltered Housing Schemes

Very sheltered housing provides a higher degree of support to older people, people with a disability or people at risk. There are six very sheltered housing schemes across Aberdeenshire:  Area Contact details Banchory Dalvenie GardensRaemoir Lane, Banchory, AB31 5QY01330 700420 Banff Doocot ViewSt. Combs Court, Banff, AB45 1GD01261 455570 ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/

Kincardine and Mearns area funding

View grants and funding available in the Kincardine and Mearns area: Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee funding Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Common Good Fund applications Kincardine and Mearns Area Committee funding The area committee has a small budget which can be used to 'top up' other funding sources in cases where otherwise there ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/funding/kincardine-and-mearns/

Sport - Rules and admissions policy

The rules regulate the use of and the conduct of persons while on or in any leisure facility managed by the council:  Conditions of use Under eight years old admission policy Additional rules - discipline Diving restrictions Dress code Opening hours Charges Valuables Games Letting of the facility Expulsion and exclusion Conditions of use At all t...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/rules-and-admissions-policy/

Haddo Regeneration Project

In 2005 the Haddo Country Park Consultative Forum was set up. The Forum includes stakeholder representation from Aberdeenshire Council, Haddo Estate, The National Trust for Scotland and the local community. A key objective is to develop Haddo as a high quality visitor destination encompassing the Country Park, Haddo House, Haddo Estate and the musi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/country-parks/haddo-regeneration-project/

Transport strategies and projects

Local Transport Strategy (pdf 1.4MB) SustAAccess CONCEPT Transportation Strategy Northern Maritime Corridor Walking and cycling action plan (pdf 1.52MB) Walking and cycling consultation report (457KB) A947 Route Improvement Strategy Council’s response to consultation on initial route options for dualling of the A96 – East of Huntly to Aberdeen - D...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/transport-strategies-projects/

Children's rights service

The children's rights service helps children and young people who are being looked after. We help you understand your rights and make sure that they are being respected. The service is independent from social workers, teachers, residential care staff, foster carers, educational psychologists and all other adults concerned with your care. In this se...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/childrens-rights-service/

Budget Savings 2017/18

The Revenue Budget 2017/18 will be debated by Councillors on 9th February 2017. In preparing the proposed Revenue Budget, Equality Impact Assessments were undertaken and are available as listed below. A summary of all Equality Impact Assessments with supporting infographic, provides a high level overview. View the budget summary report and infograp...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/budget-savings-2017-2018/

Working Together to Support Autism"

Background Aims of these Guidelines Legal Framework Context Support within Community School Networks Support for Parents Pupil Involvement Professional Development Staged Approach and Good Practice Evaluation Contact the Inclusion team Background Autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) is a developmental disability, which affects the way that children...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/asn/working-together-to-support-autism/

Banff and Buchan area funding

View grants and funding available in the Banff and Buchan area: Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Common Good Fund applications Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Aberdeenshire Charities Trust (ACT2) administers charitable funds in Aberdeenshire and is a registered charity (SC045539). There are designated funds available to the council war...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/funding/banff-and-buchan/

Marr area funding

View grants and funding available for the Marr area: Marr Area Committee funding Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Common Good Fund applications Marr Area Committee funding Grants of up to £2,000  are available from the Marr Area Committee Small Grant Scheme for projects which aim to help improve local communities in the Marr Area. To apply, ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/funding/marr/

Banff and District - polling places

View polling places for Ward 1 Banff and District. Portsoy polling place has changed from Portsoy Church Hall to Destiny Church and Community Hall. Polling District Polling Place Portsoy (BB0101) Destiny Church and Community Hall Fordyce (BB0102) Fordyce Community Hall Boyndie/Whitehills (BB0103) Whitehills Public Hall Banff Town (BB0104...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/where-to-vote/ward-1-banff-and-district/

Budget Savings 2018/19

The Revenue Budget 2018/19 was debated by Councillors on 8th February 2018. In preparing the proposed Revenue Budget, Equality Impact Assessments were undertaken and are available as listed below. A summary of all Equality Impact Assessments with supporting infographic, provides a high level overview. View the budget summary report (pdf 303KB) and ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/budget-savings-2018-2019/

Ornamentation of Lairs

In recent times the practice of ornamentation and adornment of lair space around memorials has greatly increased. Additional vases of flowers, trees, shrubs, small toys, wind chimes, fences and solar lights are now being installed in some cases. Aberdeenshire Council understands that relatives wish to remember loved ones and, in attempting to deal ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/bereavement/ornamentation-of-lairs/

Commuter routes

We have developed maps to help encourage you to think more about walking or cycling for short journeys to work, school, shops or simply for leisure. Use them to see just how easy it is to travel around your area: Walking maps Cycling and walking maps Contact Walking maps Walking is an easy and affordable way to develop an active lifestyle, simply...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/cycling/commuter-routes/

School Catering Service

What about Aberdeenshire School Meals? Aberdeenshire Primary school meals and menus are the culmination of work that involves comprehensive recipe and menu planning. All Primary school pupils receive a copy of our menus and additional information in an attractive leaflet to take home. This gives parents the opportunity to discuss and plan menu choi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/meals/school-catering-service/

Aberdeenshire Local Licencing Forum

The Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 required each council in Scotland to establish a Licensing Forum, or divisional Licensing Forums for their area. It has 5 licensing objectives: preventing crime and disorder securing public safety preventing public nuisance protecting and improving public health protecting children and young persons from harm  Th...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/alcohol/forums/local-forums/

Midmar Old Kirk

Midmar is one of those deeply interesting places where we can study the traces of its former inhabitants from remote prehistoric times. The earliest ‘Religious Centre’ here is the stone circle on the site of the present Parish Kirk and Kirkyard on the North slope of the picturesque hollow in which the old Kirk was constructed in t...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/historic-kirkyards/midmar-old-kirk/

Abbey Court Very Sheltered Housing

Abbey Court is a modern, purpose built very sheltered housing complex in Mintlaw. It is set in a quiet residential development close to Aden Country Park. Unlike other very sheltered housing complexes, Abbey Court isn't specifically aimed at older people. There are tenants of various ages. Abbey Court has 22 flats over two floors, each designed to ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/abbey-court-very-sheltered-housing/

Reasons not valid for a parking fine appeal

They are some circumstances that we do not accept as valid reasons for an appeal. We will not cancel your parking fine if: the disabled Blue Badge has expired you were unable to obtain a ticket due to health reasons as a council employee or elected member you did not follow the regulations the appeal is made out with the 14 day timescale you had n...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/parking-fines/invalid-reasons/

SAC Report No. 13

The Bigger Issue - A report on climate change Summary This report sets out the process, conclusions and recommendations of the thirteenth investigation undertaken by Aberdeenshire Council’s Audit Committee. The subject of the investigation was the issue of climate change its implications for Aberdeenshire and Aberdeenshire Council. The investigatio...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/sac-report-no-13/

Residents Surveys

Every month we ask 150 residents (25 in each of Aberdeenshire’s six geographical areas) if they agree or disagree with five reputational statements: I am satisfied with services Aberdeenshire Council provide Aberdeenshire Council is efficient and well run Aberdeenshire Council services are value for money I would speak highly of Aberdeenshire Coun...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/public-consultations-and-engagement/residents-surveys/

Odours

An odour can be defined as a smell that is detectable. People have different abilities and tolerances of odours, and as such, we are faced with an often difficult task of establishing whether the odour is bad enough to cause a 'nuisance' or simply causes annoyance. There are no laws that relate specifically to odour, nor is there a fixed level whic...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-protection/odours/

Other Information

Supplementary Guidance - Energetica Placemaking The Buchan Area Committee on 31 January 2012, the Formartine Area Committee on 7 February 2012, and the Enterprise, Planning and Infrastructure Committee of Aberdeen City Council on 15 November 2011 agreed the Energetica Placemaking Supplementary Guidance. The Supplementary Guidance is a ‘design and p...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/other-information/

Renting a property

Contains information on Renting a council property, Renting from a registered landlord, Renting a private property, Renting sheltered housing, Housing support, Affordable rented housing.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/

Very Sheltered Housing

Very Sheltered Housing lets older people or people with disabilities keep their independence and privacy while making sure care and support is provided. It is usually offered to people who are 60 years of age or above and vulnerable in their current accommodation. Younger applicants may be considered depending on their circumstances. Applicants are...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/

Sports grounds safety certificate

If you operate a sports ground in England, Scotland or Wales that holds more than 10,000 spectators or a covered enclosure that accommodates 500 or more spectators, you will require to hold a safety certificate. To be eligible for a safety certificate, you must be likely to be in a position to prevent contravention of the terms and conditions of a ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/sports-grounds-safety-certificate-licence/

Schools

Contains information on School meals and payments, School places, School transport, School inspections, Financial support for pupils, Additional support needs, Contact a school, Gaelic in schools, School communications.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/

Market operator licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire Council is consulting on proposed amendments to the fees it charges for licences issued under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. If you would like to have a say, please complete our onli...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/market-operator/

Premises licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire is currently divided into three divisional licensing boards. Consideration is being given to changing this so that instead of three boards there would be one board covering the whole of Aberdee...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/new-premises-licences/

Provisional premises licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire is currently divided into three divisional licensing boards. Consideration is being given to changing this so that instead of three boards there would be one board covering the whole of Aberdee...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/provisional-premises-licence/

Tenant working groups

Tenant working groups discuss general issues raised by, and affecting, tenants. They look at ways of dealing with them, as well as discussing the wider issues affecting the housing service and increasingly have a charter role in helping implement “tenant scrutiny” of the housing service being provided. There are five main working groups: Tenancy s...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/tenant-participation/tenant-working-groups/

Understanding planning advice

Under the new planning legislation, the term "supplementary guidance" has been introduced to reflect that guidance which is part of the development plan and has "material weight" in deciding planning applications. To avoid confusion with other historic advice termed "supplementary planning guidance" Aberdeenshire Council has republished all of this...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/planning-advice/

Apply for planning permission

Planning is concerned with how a development looks, fits in with its surroundings, its effect on the local neighbourhood, community, traffic and the historic and natural environment. You need planning permission as an authorisation to do a development work. Planning permission is different from building warrant. To carry out work legally, you usual...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/planning-applications/apply-for-planning-permission/

Peterhead North and Rattray - polling places

View polling places for Ward 5 Peterhead North and Rattray. Crimond polling place has changed from Crimond New School to Crimond Community Centre. Polling District Polling Place St Combs/Charleston (BB0501) St Combs Roads Community Cafe Lonmay (BB0502) Lonmay Public Hall Crimond (BB0503) Crimond Community Centre St Fergus (BB0504) St Fer...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/where-to-vote/ward-5-peterhead-north-and-rattray/

Have Your Say guide and complaints process

We value complaints and use information from them to help us improve our services. If something goes wrong or you are dissatisfied with our services, please tell us. We regard a complaint as any expression of dissatisfaction about our action or lack of action, or about the standard of service provided by us or on our behalf. Anyone can make a compl...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/contact-us/have-your-say/have-your-say-guide/

Planning For Emergencies

This information has been put together by Aberdeenshire Council to give you and your family basic information about what to do if there is an emergency in your area. What is an emergency Effect on your family How family can protect themselves 'Grab Bag' How family can contact each other Evacuation procedures Useful contact numbers     Many dif...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/safety-and-emergencies/planning-for-emergencies/

Youth Music Initiative

We offer instrumental music programmes and courses funded by the Scottish Government’s Youth Music Initiative (YMI) through Creative Scotland. Youth Music Initiative for schools We offer YMI music education projects to ensure that all school children have access to free music tuition for one year by the time they reach p6: Kodaly Singing and Music...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/music-lessons/youth-music-initiative/

Civic Licensing Standards Officers

Licensing Standards Officers (LSOs) are responsible under the Licensing (Scotland) Act 2005 and the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982 for providing guidance and information on the operation of these Acts to interested parties, ensuring compliance by Licence Holders, and providing a mediation service for the purpose of avoiding or resolving dispu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/alcohol/contact-us/

Hotel / Public House

The health and safety policy document consists of 3 main parts: The general policy statement The organisation and responsibilities for carrying out the policy The arrangements for ensuring health and safety of employees Accident Arrangements Details of the first aid facilities and trained members ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/hotel-public-house/

Offices

The health and safety policy document consists of 3 main parts: The general policy statement The organisation and responsibilities for carrying out the policy The arrangements for ensuring health and safety of employees Accident Arrangements Details of the first aid facilities and trained members of staff Acc...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/offices/

Retail Premises

The health and safety policy document consists of 3 main parts: The general policy statement The organisation and responsibilities for carrying out the policy The arrangements for ensuring health and safety of employees. Accident Arrangements Details of the first aid facilities and trained members of staff ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/retail-premises/

Sports Centre

The health and safety policy document consists of 3 main parts: The general policy statement The organisation and responsibilities for carrying out the policy The arrangements for ensuring health and safety of employees Accident Arrangements Details of the first aid facilities and trained members of staff Acc...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/sports-centre/

Warehouse

HSE Storage & Warehousing HSE Example Risk Assessment   The health and safety policy document consists of 3 main parts: The general policy statement The organisation and responsibilities for carrying out the policy The arrangements for ensuring health and safety of employees Accident Arrangements Details of the first aid facilities and tr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/warehouse/

Application for grant of personal licences

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire is currently divided into three divisional licensing boards. Consideration is being given to changing this so that instead of three boards there would be one board covering the whole of Aberdee...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/personal-licences/

Energy industry sector

On this page you can find out more information about the energy industry in Aberdeenshire. Energy Aberdeenshire is home to some key energy assets including St Fergus Gas Terminal, which processes around 15% of the UK’s natural gas requirements, Peterhead Power Station, which has a production capacity of over 1300 Megawatts, capacity to supply most ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/industry-sectors/energy/

Tenant information

Contains information on Energy efficiency, Healthy, safe and secure home, House sales, Improvement works, Moving house, Neighbourhood issues, Rent and service charges, Repairs and maintenance, Tenancy agreement, Tenant participation, Significant Performance Failure, Changes to housing allocations and tenancies.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/

About us

Our Criminal Justice social work service aims to: enhance community safety and public protection reduce re-offending support social inclusion to support desistance from offending Services are delivered across Aberdeenshire to offenders, their families, courts, prisons, parole board and the wider community. What we do The Criminal Justice services...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/criminal-justice/about-us/

Mid-Formartine - polling places

View polling places for Ward 8 Mid-Formartine. Polling District Polling Place Daviot (EB0801 and EG0802) Daviot Village Hall Oldmeldrum (EG0803) British Legion Hall Tarves (EG0804) Melvin Hall, Tarves Udny (EG0805) Pitmedden Public Hall Udny Station (EG0806) Udny Station Community Centre Belhelvie (EG0807) Potterton Community Centre ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/where-to-vote/ward-8-mid-formartine/

Inverurie and District - polling places

View polling places for Ward 11 Inverurie and District. Polling District Polling Place Inverurie West (EG1101) Garioch Community Centre Inverurie North (EG1102) Garioch Indoor Bowling Centre  Inverurie Central (EG1103) Inverurie Town Hall Keithhall (EG1104) Keithhall Village Hall Inverurie South (EG1105) St Andrew's Church Hall Port ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/where-to-vote/ward-11-inverurie-and-district/

North Kincardine - polling places

View polling places for Ward 17 North Kincardine. Polling District Polling Place Maryculter (SW1701) Maryculter Community Hall Banchory-Devenick (SW1702) Banchory-Devenick School Hillside (SW1703) The Porty Cabin Portlethen North (SW1704) The Jubilee Hall Portlethen South (SW1705) Bourtree Community Hall Cookney (SW1706) Cookney Publ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/where-to-vote/ward-17-north-kincardine/

Stonehaven and Lower Deeside - polling places

View polling places for Ward 18 Stonehaven and Lower Deeside. Polling District Polling Place Drumoak (WW1801) Drumoak Church Hall Durris (WW1802) Kirkton Hall, Durris Stonehaven North (part) (WW1803) Kirkton Hall, Durris Stonehaven North (AW1804) Stonehaven Community Education Centre Stonehaven West (AW1805) Stonehaven Community Educa...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/where-to-vote/ward-18-stonehaven-and-lower-deeside/

Environment

Contains information on Animal Health, Environmental Protection, Flooding, Food Safety, Green Living, Built Heritage, Natural Heritage, Green Dog Walkers, Climate change, Wind Turbine Applications, Aberdeenshire Land Use Strategy Pilot, Greenspace biodiversity.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/

Transportation

Contains information on Sustainable travel, Walking and cycling, Road safety, Travel planning, Transport strategies and projects, Integrated Travel Towns, Electric vehicles.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/

Developer obligations funding application form

How to apply Please complete this form if you wish to apply for developer obligation funding. Projects such as the building of a new community or sports centre or the enhancement of existing centres may be eligible for funding. Community representatives structures, community groups, community trusts, community sports trusts and charities are able t...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/developer-obligations/developer-obligations-funds-application/

Business Services

The Business Services directorate is responsible for ensuring the good governance of the council. It provides a range of essential services to Aberdeenshire residents and other stakeholders, the Council and its many services. These services cover Legal and Financial advice, Information and Communications Technology (ICT), Customer Service, Procurem...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/business-services/

Gaelic in schools - Assessment request

If you would like your child to access Gaelic Medium Education (GME) and they have not yet started to attend a primary school you can make a request for an assessment of need for Gaelic Medium Primary Education (GMPE). The parent or carer of any child or young person can make a request to attend any school which offers GME.  This will enable your c...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/gaelic-in-schools/

Housing Market

Find out more about the housing market in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire: Housing Land Audit House prices Housing and need demand Housing Land Audit Find out more about Housing Land Audit 2019 and Housing Land Audit 2018. Housing Land Audit 2019 The Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Housing Land Audit 2019 (pdf 4.96MB) provides information on the ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/statistics/housing-market/

Valid reasons for a parking fine appeal

They are some circumstances we can accept as valid reasons for an appeal if its your first ticket. We may cancel your fine on a first occasion if: vehicle had broken down (we require proof from a garage or recovery organisation) disabled Blue Badge had fallen from view or was not on display (we require proof of valid Blue Badge) you were delayed i...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/parking-fines/valid-reasons/

Travel Planning for Business

A Travel Plan is something many companies now include as part of their approach to operational management. It can show that they are a responsible and caring employer by taking into consideration how their employees get to and from work. What is a travel plan Benefits to your business Travel planning guidance Apply for sustainable travel grants W...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/travel-planning/travel-planning-for-business/

St Mary's Chapel Rattray

This ancient site has associations with people and families who have influenced the course of history in Scotland and beyond. The Chapel, which was constructed in the 13th century, is one of the oldest structures still standing in North East Scotland. The use of this site for religious purposes almost certainly predates the Chapel thr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/historic-kirkyards/st-marys-chapel-rattray/

Car Parking

Contains information on Car parks in Aberdeenshire, Pay and display, Disabled parking and Blue Badge, Resident permits, Car park Excess Charge Notices, Oldmeldrum disc parking, Report issue with car park, Off Street Parking Orders, Cashless parking.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/

Housing Benefit

Contains information on Housing Benefit, Local Housing Allowance, Social Sector Size Criteria, Frequently Asked Questions, Disputes and Appeals, Contact us, Change in circumstances, Benefit fraud.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/housing-benefit/

Green Living

Contains information on Biodiversity Duty, Environmental Information, Buying Green, Encouraging Consultation, Reducing Greenhouse Gases, North East Scotland Climate Change Partnership, Strategic Environmental Assessment, Eco Schools, Fairtrade.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/green-living/

Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership

Contains information on Strategies, plans, reports and publications, Health and Social Care Equalities, Engagement and consultation, Stakeholder members, About the Partnership, Integration Joint Board.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/ahscp/

Equality Impact Assessments

This page contains the following information: - 1. Equality Impact Assessments (EIAs) 2. Justification statements explaining why an EIA is not required If the document opens with a Committee Report, please refer to section three 'Equalities, Staffing and Financial Implications'. This will detail whether an Equality Impact Assessment has been carr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/eias/

Joint sex offender project

The Joint Sex Offender Project works with offenders convicted of sexual offences, providing assessment and structured interventions to reduce the risk of re-offending. This includes offence focused ?behaviour change? programmes on either an individual or group basis. The team are managed by Aberdeenshire Council, but also work across the Aberdeen C...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/criminal-justice/joint-sex-offender-project/

Day services for adults with disabilities

Our Adult Day Services are for people over 16 with learning disabilities and additional support needs who are eligible for Social Work Services. The services are designed to build on your abilities, support you with making choices and developing skills. Where possible they are provided in your local community. Adult Day Services can offer you lots ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/

Ready Aberdeenshire

The arrival of winter can bring a number of challenges for individuals and communities. Darker nights, bad weather and illness can all cause disruption, but there are some simple steps all of us can take to be best prepared for the season.   Your home Is your home ready for winter? Any odd jobs and basic repairs are best completed before the weathe...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/safety-and-emergencies/ready-aberdeenshire/

Registration of tenant organisations

Non-registered tenant organisations Criteria for registration of tenant organisations Applying for registered tenant organisation status Other aspects of the registration of tenant organisations More information Non-registered tenant organisations We support the delivery of tenant participation in Aberdeenshire by registered tenant organisations...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/tenant-participation/registration-of-tenant-organisations/

Tenants Handbook

A brief reference guide, with important information about your tenancy: Tenants Handbook Summary (pdf 1.61MB) View council tenancy privacy notice (pdf 315KB).

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/tenancy-agreement/tenants-handbook/

Unpaid work by offenders

Unpaid work - previously referred to as Community Service - is an option available to the courts as part of a Community Payback Order. Offenders carry out work across Aberdeenshire in either small groups or in individual placements. The work is supervised either directly by the service or by another party in agreement with the service. In 2011 / 12...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/criminal-justice/unpaid-work-by-offenders/

Services for people with problems from drug or alcohol use

Our social work service provides support to people experiencing difficulties from their own, or someone else's, misuse of drugs or alcohol. Our Community Substance Misuse Team is an integrated Health and Social Care team. The team works with other agencies to provide a broad range of specialist services to help individuals and their families.  If y...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/substance-misuse-services/

Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford - polling places

View polling places for Ward 14 Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford. Rhynie polling place has changed from Rhynie Community Education Centre to Rhynie School. Polling District Polling Place Cairnie (WG1401) Cairnie Public Hall Glass (WG1402) Glass Village Hall Huntly (WG1403) Stewart's Hall, Huntly Drumblade (WG1404) Drumblade School ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/where-to-vote/ward-14-huntly-strathbogie-and-howe-of-alford/

Doune Court sheltered housing

Doune Court sheltered housing scheme is located in the attractive hamlet of Bellabeg near Strathdon. The scheme has 13 one bed self-contained flats. The flats have their own kitchens and bathrooms and are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a spacious communal lounge where all activities are held a communal k...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/doune-court-strathdon/

Kinbroom House sheltered housing

Kinbroom House sheltered housing scheme is situated in the small village of Rothienorman. The scheme has 12 one bedroom self-contained flats, connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include communal: lounge laundry kitchen bathroom/shower room a garden There is one guest bedroom available for use by relatives or friends ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/kinbroom-house-rothienorman/

Green Living

Aberdeenshire Council is committed to making Aberdeenshire a better place to live, and we recognise that Aberdeenshire does not stand in isolation, rather the things that we do have wider impacts beyond our boundaries. Photograph courtesy of Ian Doyle Further information on what Aberdeenshire Council is doing to help tackle climate change and impro...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/green-living/green-living/

News centre

Our communications team is available by phone or email to answer media enquiries. Our main media line is open from 09:00 to 17:30 each week day, and we have an out-of-hours line for use in emergency situations. We monitor our news inbox and our social media channels regularly between the same hours. Please note, special arrangements will be in plac...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/news/

Caravan and camping site licence

To run a caravan and camping site you need a licence from the local authority. Conditions may be attached to a licence to cover any of the following: restricting when caravans can be on the site for human habitation or restricting the number of caravans that can be on the site at any one time controlling the types of caravans on the site controlli...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/caravan-and-camping-site-licence/

Fraserburgh and District - polling places

View polling places for Ward 3 Fraserburgh and District. Polling District Polling Place Fraserburgh West (BB0301) Westfield School Fraserburgh North (BB0302) JIC Building Fraserburgh East (BB0303) Dalrymple Hall Cairnbulg (BB0304) Invercairn Community Hall Rathen/Memsie (BB0305) Rathen Public Hall

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/where-to-vote/ward-3-fraserburgh-and-district/

East Garioch - polling places

View polling places for Ward 12 East Garioch. Polling District Polling Place Fintray (EG1201) Fintray Public Hall Newmachar (EG1202) Axis Centre Kintore (WG1203) Kintore Public Hall Kinellar (WW1204) Kinellar Community Hall

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/where-to-vote/ward-12-east-garioch/

Changes to housing allocations and tenancies

The Housing (Scotland) Act 2014 introduced changes to help landlords improve their use of housing stock. The changes involve the allocation of properties and tenancies. Changes regarding allocations will come into effect in April 2019 while changes regarding tenancies will come into effect in November 2019.  Find out more information about changes ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/changes-to-housing-allocations-and-tenancies/

Rent and service charges

Contains information on Your rent, How your rent is set, How and where you can pay your rent, Your rent card, What to do if your rent is based on the wrong characteristics, Improvements to your property, Other charges, Rent arrears, Legal actions for non-payment of rent, Former Tenant arrears, Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Home contents insurance, Universal Credit.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/rent-and-service-charges/

Prison based social work

We provide prison based social work services to Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) Grampian by arrangement with the Scottish Prison Service. Our service includes: risk assessment to help decide a prisoner’s level of risk of re-offending and their risk of harm to the public preparing Parole and other reports to help with decisions about sentence management...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/criminal-justice/prison-based-social-work/

Throughcare services

Statutory throughcare services are aimed at the community supervision and support of offenders released from prison on supervision, such as: parole or non parole licence life license supervised release order extended sentence   Offenders not released on supervision - usually those who have served shorter sentences - are offered advice and support...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/criminal-justice/throughcare-services/

Public toilets in Buchan

View full list and facilities details of toilets in Buchan area. All toilets are opened from:  Summer (April - September) 8am-8pm  Winter (October - March) 8am-6pm With the exception of New Deer public toilet, open from 7am to 8pm during the summer (April - September) and 7am to 5pm during the winter (October - March). View all public toilets on ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/public-toilets/buchan/

Public toilets in Formartine

View full list and facilities details of toilets in Formartine area. All toilets are opened from:  Summer (April - September) 8am-8pm  Winter (October - March) 8am-6pm View all public toilets on map. Location  Disabled Access   Baby Changing  Collieston - Low Town, AB41 8RQ (Community Run)  No No Ellon - Market Street, AB41 9JD Yes Yes M...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/public-toilets/formartine/

Contact Building Standards

There are a number of ways to contact the Building Standards team:  general enquiries correspondence address arrange a meeting management team contacts local offices General enquiries For general help and advice with Building Warrant issues you can call us at 01467 534333 or email building.standards@aberdeenshire.gov.uk. Correspondence address Al...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/building-standards/contact-us/

Golf Courses

In the case of most Golf Clubs there will usually be 4 main areas to consider for health and safety: the Clubhouse and employees the Greenkeeper's sheds and employees the Driving range the Professional For further information contact the Greenkeepers Training Committee With each it may be easier t...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/golf-courses/

Hairdressers/Tanning Shops

Advice can also be found on the Health & Safety Executive (HSE) website. The health and safety policy document consists of 3 main parts: The general policy statement The organisation and responsibilities for carrying out the policy The arrangements for ensuring health and safety of employees Accident Arrangements Details of the first aid fac...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/hairdresserstanning-shops/

Tyre and Exhaust Centre

The health and safety policy document consists of 3 main parts: The general policy statement The organisation and responsibilities for carrying out the policy The arrangements for ensuring health and safety of employees Accident Arrangements Details of the first aid facilities and trained members of staff Acc...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/tyre-and-exhaust-centre/

Food Poisoning

Food poisoning occurs where certain harmful germs are introduced into the body via food. These germs may themselves be poisonous and, if in sufficient numbers will cause a short sharp illness a few hours after eating contaminated food. Vomiting is the most common symptom in this case. Some germs do not produce their poisons until they are in the bo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/food-safety/what-we-do/food-poisoning/

Help and access to information

Find out about help and access to information

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/

Financial support for pupils

Contains information on Education Maintenance Allowance, Free school meals, Clothing grant, Free school transport.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/assistance/

Neighbourhood issues

Contains information on Settling in visits, Parking, Abandoned cars, Television aerials, Common areas, Communal gardens and paths, Animals, Anti-social behaviour, Laminate flooring, Snow clearing, Health hazards, Security lights and CCTV, Bonfires and fireworks.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/neighbourhood-issues/

Buchan Ranger

Buchan Ranger Aden Country Park Mintlaw Peterhead AB42 5FQ Telephone or Fax: 01467 534874Email: buchan.ranger@aberdeenshire.gov.uk  Buchan area The Buchan area is a mix of flat farmland and a wonderful coastline which includes rugged cliffs like the Bullers of Buchan and long sandy beaches at Cruden Bay and from Peterhead to St Combs just east of ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/ranger-service/buchan-ranger/

Work placement opportunities for pupils

Education Scotland’s Work Placements Standard (pdf 654KB) states that work placements should allow young people to experience a relevant, challenging, enjoyable and appropriate learning experience in a workplace. A placement should help young people make informed decisions about their future careers. Within the context of Curriculum for Excellence ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/work-placement-unit/

Property and Facilities Management

Property has responsibility for the Council's property related interests and provides services for the following functions: cost planning and cost control of building construction projects design services for new and existing buildings electrical and mechanical building engineering services management and development of the Council's industrial / ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/property-and-facilities-management/

Roads and travel

Contains information on Roads, Public transport, Transportation, Harbours, Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route, School transport, Car parking.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/

Natural Heritage

Contains information on Trees, Forests and Woodlands, Nature Conservation, Landscape, North East Scotland Biodiversity Records Centre, Outdoor Access, Local Nature Reserves, Ranger Service.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/natural-heritage/

Sites to Visit

Contains information on Stone Circles, Standing Stones, Round Burial Cairns, Clava Cairns, Henges, Pictish Symbol Stones, Long Cairns and Barrows, Hill Forts and Castles, Souterrains, Churches.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/sites-to-visit/

ICT

ICT (Information and Communications Technology) provides a range of professional services that enable Aberdeenshire Council to develop its people and improve its ways of working. ICT Digital Strategy The council’s ICT digital strategy – Innovate Aberdeenshire - defines how this council vision will be supported by technology and an effective digital...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/ict/

Buildings of Aberdeenshire: A Celebration

To help celebrate the region’s built environment in 2016, the Scottish Government’s Year of Innovation Architecture & Design, the Council’s Archaeology Service invited Councillors and staff working with the historic built environment to nominate their favourite building or built structure in Aberdeenshire. The buildings and monuments of Aberde...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/2016-year-of-innovation-architecture-design/buildingsofaberdeenshire/

Fostering in Aberdeenshire

Why do children need foster carers? Children come into foster care for various reasons, but mainly for their own health and safety. Sometimes there are problems at home and breakdowns in family relationships. Some children may be neglected or abused in other ways. There may have been a sudden family illness and there are no other relatives availabl...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/fostering/fostering-in-aberdeenshire/

Reductions and relief schemes

We offer various business rate reductions and rate reliefs: Small Business Bonus Scheme (SBBS) Empty property relief Charitable relief Discretionary relief Rural relief Disabled relief Renewable energy producers relief Fresh start relief New and improved property relief Transitional Relief Day Nursery Relief View business rates privacy notice (pd...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/business-rates/reductions-and-relief-schemes/

Public toilets in Banff and Buchan

View full list and facilities details of toilets in Banff and Buchan area. All toilets are opened from:  Summer (April - September) 8am-8pm  Winter (October - March) 8am-6pm View all public toilets on map. Location  Disabled Access   Baby Changing  Aberchirder - Market Street, AB54 7TN Yes No Banff - St Mary's Car Park, AB45 1AU Yes Yes ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/public-toilets/banff-and-buchan/

Renting from a registered social landlord

Housing associations are ‘not-for-profit’ organisations who offer affordable accommodation. Some specialise in accommodation for particular groups of people such as older people or disabled people. Many are registered social landlords which means they are required to register with the Government. Housing association rents are generally cheaper than...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/renting-from-a-registered-social-landlord/

What others say about us

Find out more about what others say about the council's performance. Feedback from customers To support the council's approach to continuous improvement it is important that we have a full picture of what we do well and where we could do things better. As well as reporting on our own performance we also collect information and feedback from a range...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/scrutiny-customer-feedback/

The Riggs sheltered housing

The Riggs sheltered housing scheme is situated in a quiet location in the village of Longside. The scheme has 16 self-contained one bedroom flats, all connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge a communal laundry There is one guest bedroom available for use by relatives or friends who don't live l...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/the-riggs-longside/

Fechnie Brae House sheltered housing

Fechnie Brae House sheltered housing scheme is situated in the commuter town of Blackburn. The scheme has 22 one bedroom and three two bedroom self-contained flats. All the flats are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one guest bedroom available for use by relativ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/fechnie-brae-house-blackburn/

James Cullen Court and Fraser Court sheltered housing

James Cullen Court and Fraser Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in the small market town of Huntly. The scheme has 27 self-contained one bedroom flats, all are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one guest bedroom available for use by relatives or friends ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/james-cullen-court-fraser-court-huntly/

Bathing Water Quality

In Aberdeenshire 12 beaches are currently sampled for bathing water quality on a weekly basis by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) during the summer months (June to September). The sampling results are then passed on to Aberdeenshire Council. The Council make the information available to the public by displaying it on notice board...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-protection/bathing-water-quality/

Encouraging Consultation

Sustainability Sub Committee The Sustainability Sub Committee is a Sub Committee of the Business Services Committee, the Sub Committee meets 4 times per year. Membership of the group comprises 7 elected members, they consider matters pertinent to the sustainability of Council operations and policies and monitor work carried out under the Sustainabi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/green-living/encouraging-consultation/

Equality Impact Assessments

The Council has a duty to demonstrate that we consciously consider or have due regard to our equality obligations. Assessing the impact of our policies and practices on equality is one of the most effective means of demonstrating that we have met the Public Sector Equality Duty. The Equality Impact Assessment (EIA) aims to assess the impact of the ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/equality-impact-assessments/

How to Report a Problem

Aberdeenshire Council has a statutory duty to assert and protect public rights of responsible access. First Steps As a first step to resolving any access issues we would initially encourage dialogue between the parties concerned. Once you have undertaken the initial dialogue if the issue is not resolved you should contact the Council. When cases pr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/paths-and-outdoor-access/outdoor-access/how-to-report-a-problem/

Experiencing Financial Difficulties?

Aberdeenshire Council recognises that for those facing financial problems it can be confusing trying to access the right help and advice for your personal circumstances. The Council, in common with a number of other agencies and voluntary organisations, offers a range of services, support and advice relating to money matters or benefit entitlement....

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/welfare-reform/experiencing-financial-difficulties/

Our open data

Information about the council's open data publication plans and open data sets. We publish several open data feeds in spatial and non-spatial formats for use by the public and other organisations. Find out more about open data: Aberdeenshire Council's open data strategy Scottish Government's open data strategy Scottish Government's  open data reso...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/model-publication-scheme/class-9/

Legal and Governance

Legal and Governance primarily provides legal, corporate, committee and administrative support services to the Council, its Elected Members and all the other Council Services. It also provides or supports a range of services: Children's Panel Registration of births, deaths and marriages Licensing Planning Gain Legal and Governance operates from f...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/legal-and-governance/

Dog Wardens

Aberdeenshire Council Dog Wardens promote the responsible ownership of dogs. Contact the Dog Wardens for information on the following: Green Dog Walking Campaign Microchipping Dog fouling Barking or nuisance dogs Lost or found dogs Your dog and the law Your responsibilities as a dog owner Licenses Dog training classes The Dog Wardens also have a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/animal-health/dogs/dog-wardens/

Education and Children's Services

Community Learning and Development - Policies and Guidelines National Policies/Statutory Guidance Working and Learning Together to Build Stronger Communities (2004) (pdf 328 kb) National Youth Work Strategy (2007) (pdf 1492kb) More Choices, More Chances Strategy (2006) (pdf 454kb) Aberdeenshire Policies Working a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/education-and-childrens-services-1/

Turriff and District - polling places

View polling places for Ward 7 Turriff and District. Polling District Polling Place Turriff West (EB0701) St. Ninian's Church Hall Turriff East (EB0702) St. Andrew's Church Hall Monquhitter (EB0703) Monquhitter Church Hall Inverkeithny (EB0704) Easterfield School Auchterless (EB0705) Auchterless Community Hall Fyvie (EB0706, EG0708 a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/where-to-vote/ward-7-turriff-and-district/

Ellon and District - polling places

View polling places for Ward 9 Ellon and District. Polling District Polling Place Arnage (EG0901) Arnage School Ythan (EG0902) Auchterellon Primary School Logie Buchan (EG0903) Meiklemill Primary School Slains (EG0904 and EB0905) Collieston Community Education Centre Ellon Town (EG0906) Kirk Centre, Ellon Foveran (EG0907) Newburgh Pu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/where-to-vote/ward-9-ellon-and-district/

West Garioch - polling places

View polling places for Ward 10 West Garioch. Polling District Polling Place Insch (WG1001) Insch Community Centre Culsamond - Rayne (WG1002) St Lawrence Hall, Old Rayne Leslie (WG1003) Premnay Village Hall Oyne (WG1004) Victoria Jubilee Hall, Oyne Chapel of Garioch (WG1005) Chapel of Garioch Village Hall Kemnay (WW1006) Kemnay Villa...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/where-to-vote/ward-10-west-garioch/

Public toilets in Garioch

View full list and facilities details of toilets in Garioch area. All toilets are opened from:  Summer (April - September) 8am-8pm  Winter (October - March) 8am-6pm View all public toilets on map. Location  Disabled Access   Baby Changing  Bennachie - Rowan Tree Car Park, AB51 5HZ (Community Run) Yes No Inverurie - Station Road, AB51 3PY Y...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/public-toilets/garioch/

Performance reports

We collect information on the council's performance for two reasons: So we know how we are doing and can make improvements To keep ourselves accountable to the people of Aberdeenshire and others with an interest in the council We want to ensure our residents, service users and partners can access information that is relevant to them quickly and e...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/performance-reports/

Exporting and Internationalisation

Aberdeenshire Council recognises the importance of exporting to our companies and in association with Aberdeen City Council it has agreed that we will draw on the resources and expertise of the international staff within Aberdeen City Council. Services on Exporting are very much customer driven through the Export Survey and the 2008 edition of thi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/exporting-and-internationalisation/

North East Scotland Fisheries Development Partnership (NESFDP)

North East Scotland Fisheries Development Partnership (NESFDP) is a cross party, cross-sectoral group hosted by Aberdeenshire Council which seeks to provide a communication channel between the wider industry and its political representatives at all levels. NESFDP meetings The next NESFDP meetings will take place at:  1pm on Friday 1st November 201...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/industry-sectors/north-east-scotland-fisheries-development-partnership-nesfdp/

Research in Schools

Aberdeenshire council welcomes and supports research in our schools. We particularly support research that: Encourages learning Has the potential to contribute to new knowledge and practice in education Investigates what appears to be working well so that practitioners and policy makers can learn from the most successful experiences or examples He...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/research-in-schools/

Built Heritage

Contains information on Listed Buildings, Conservation Areas, Inventory of Historic Battlefields and Inventory of Gardens and Designed Landscapes, Aberdeenshire Design Awards, Doors Open Days, Regeneration schemes for town centres, HAMP project, Contact Planning team.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/built-heritage/

Archaeology

Contains information on What to do if I am a..., Sites to Visit, Historical Maps, Our Projects and Publications, Reporting Your Finds, A Brief History of the North East, Treasure Trove Law in Scotland, North-East Scotland Regional Research Framework, Search our online databases (HERs), About us.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/

Welfare Reform

Contains information on Universal Credit, Benefit Cap, Social Sector Size Criteria, Personal Independence Payment, Experiencing Financial Difficulties?, Social Security Scotland.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/welfare-reform/

Archaeology Projects and Publications

Contains information on Mason's Marks Project, Historic Kirkyards Project, War Memorials Project, 2016 Year of Innovation, Architecture & Design, Famous Faces, Aberdeen Western Peripheral Route Archaeology, Aberdeen Archaeological Surveys.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/

Ranger Contact Details

Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service is based in the following areas: Banff and Buchan, Buchan, Formartine, Garioch, Marr/Cairngorms National Park, Kincardine and Mearns, and The Bennachie Centre. Click on the interactive map below to find contact details and information about each area.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/contact-us/ranger-contact-details/

Significant Performance Failure

A significant performance failure occurs where Aberdeenshire Council puts the interests of many or all of its tenants at risk. This could be a result of something the council does, or something the council has failed to do, and it will normally relate to a failure to meet our legal requirements or tenant commitments. You can find more information a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/significant-performance-failure/

Career in Environmental Health

Student Environmental Health Officer (September 2014) If you are interested in the environment and health this is the job for you.  Aberdeenshire Council is looking for an enthusiastic individual with a genuine concern for the environment and the health and wellbeing of the public and communities in Aberdeenshire. Find out more about Environmental ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/built-heritage/career-in-environmental-health/

Second Adult Rebate

Second adult rebate is a form of council tax reduction, which can reduce your council tax bill by up to 25%. If your income is too high or you have too much in savings or investments to qualify for main council tax reduction you may be entitled to second adult rebate. Second adult rebate is a form of council tax reduction for people who are solely ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/council-tax-benefit/second-adult-rebate/

How we procure goods and services from external providers

Information about how we procure goods and services, and our contracts with external providers: Procurement information including contracts register Financial regulations Joint procurement strategy with Aberdeen City and Highland councils Purchasing goods and services - conditions of contracting with the council

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/model-publication-scheme/class-6/

Care service inspection report

The Care Inspectorate annual inspection of our fostering service took place in February 2015. The full inspection report found many strengths and good practice examples and is available to read: Care service inspection report Aberdeenshire Council - Fostering Service (PDF 668KB)    

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/fostering/care-service-inspection-report/

Security lights and CCTV

Security lights You need to get our permission first before fitting external security lights to your Council property. Any external lights should not adversely affect your attached neighbours.    CCTV You need to get our permission before installing your own CCTV for security.    

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/neighbourhood-issues/security-lights-and-cctv/

Public weighbridge locations

View locations of public weighbridges in Aberdeenshire. Name Address Scotgrain Rosehall Mills, Rosehall, Turriff, Aberdeenshire, AB53 7HD Aberdeenshire Council (Roads) Macduff Harbour, Macduff, Aberdeenshire Fraserburgh Harbour Commission Shore Street, Fraserburgh, Aberdeenshire, AB43 5BR J C Innes and Sons Dunscroft, Huntly, Aberdeenshi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/business/public-weighbridges/

Public Transport Guides

This Public Transport Guide has been produced by Aberdeenshire council's Passenger Transport Unit in partnership with Stagecoach Bluebird and The Moray council. The guide includes details of all rail links, commercial local bus services, Aberdeenshire Local supported services and those bus services supported by Moray council. Aberdeenshire Council ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/bus-information/public-transport-guides/

Reducing Greenhouse Gases

The UK Government’s Sustainable Development Strategy, Securing the Future, says that: "The effects of a changing climate can already be seen. Temperatures and sea levels are rising, ice and snow cover are declining. The consequences could be catastrophic for the natural world and society. The scientific consensus is that most of the warming observe...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/green-living/reducing-greenhouse-gases/

Low Cost Shared Equity - how it works

The Low Cost Shared Equity scheme is administered by Aberdeenshire Council and allows the nominated purchaser to buy the majority equity share in a property. Planning agreements between the council and developers enable properties to be offered for sale on an equity share basis. You will have full title for the property and will not have to pay ren...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/buying/affordable-housing-for-sale/about-affordable-homes/

Revenue and Capital Budgets for 2017 to 2022

More detailed information on the council and its finances may be obtained from the Head of Finance for Aberdeenshire Council, Alan Wood, by email: alan.wood@aberdeenshire.gov.uk, call: 03456 08 12 08, or write to: Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen, AB16 5GB. Revenue and capital budgets: Revenue Budget 2017 to 2022 (pdf 44.7KB) Housing Revenu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/revenue-and-capital-budgets-facts-and-figures/

Flood Recovery Plan 2016

Aberdeenshire Council has launched an action plan to support communities to recover from flooding and is committing resources to its delivery across all services and alongside partners. After floods and persistent rainfall swept parts of Aberdeenshire at the end of 2015 and in the first weeks of 2016 widespread and large scale damage was caused acr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/flooding/flood-recovery-plan-2016/

How we are performing

Information about how we perform as an organisation, and how well we deliver our functions and services. Performance: Council’s performance Annual strategic assessment reports Performance scorecards Annual performance reports Performance reporting calendar How we compare to others What others say about us Customer feedback statistics  Schools Nati...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/model-publication-scheme/class-7/

Northern Maritime Corridor

Northern Maritime Corridor (NMCII) is an EU-sponsored Interreg IIIB project that focuses on maritime transportation and regional development. Aberdeenshire Council is a full partner in the project with various sub-partners including Orkney Islands Council and Aberdeen Harbour Board. The project aims to connect coastal areas and enhance regional dev...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/transport-strategies-projects/northern-maritime-corridor/

The North East Global Footprint Project

How big is our Footprint? An Ecological Footprint measures how much land and sea area we need to provide us with all the energy, food, water and materials to sustain our lifestyles. Today, the average Scot has a footprint of more than 5 global hectares. Worldwide, however, less than 2 global hectares are available per person. This tells us that ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/green-living/the-north-east-global-footprint-project/

Culture, sport and physical activity - service delivery

In February 2018 we held a wider engagement to help us shape the future of culture, sport and physical activity services. These services include libraries, museums, arts developments, sport programmes and development, community sport hubs, leisure and sports facilities, support to clubs and grants. We gathered views from the public, councillors, lo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/live-life-aberdeenshire/culture-sport-strategy/

Eco Schools

The Eco-Schools Scotland programme is part of the international initiative, managed in Scotland by Keep Scotland Beautiful. It  aims to make environmental awareness and action an intrinsic part of the life and ethos of the school for both pupils and for staff and to engage the wider community. The Eco-Schools programme can help schools to:     Imp...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/green-living/eco-schools/

The Revenue Budget 2015-2020

The 2015-16 Revenue Budget was debated by Councillors on 12 February 2015. The Equality Impact Assessments for each service which were prepared in relation to the budget for 2015-16 are available below. Equality Impact Assessments have only been carried out where a change has been identified in comparison to last year's (2014-15) budget figure. Bus...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/the-revenue-budget-2015-2020/

Support if you feel you can't manage at home

Many people who think they can't manage at home anymore often can with a little bit of help and support. Our community care and support services are available to help people needing extra support so they can continue living as independently as possible at home. You can refer yourself for these services or someone else can do this for you. We can pr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/cannot-manage-at-home/

Local tenant groups and what they do

Local tenant groups provide help and advice to tenants on housing and community matters. They work together to safeguard and promote the interests of residents in their area on matters concerning housing, the environment and community life. The simplest way of getting involved would be to go along to one of your local group meetings. Local groups w...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/tenant-participation/local-tenant-groups-and-what-they/

Aden project vision

The vision of the Aden project is to enhance, promote, and conserve Aden’s rich cultural, architectural, archaeological and natural heritage. The aim is to create a sustainable, high quality visitor destination in rural Aberdeenshire for present and future generations to enjoy.  Our project will tell the story of farming from the North East of Scot...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/country-parks/mintlaw-aden-country-park/aden-vision/

Public toilets in Marr

View full list and facilities details of toilets in Marr area. All toilets are opened from:  Summer (April - September) 8am-8pm  Winter (October - March) 8am-6pm View all public toilets on map. Location  Disabled Access   Baby Changing  Aboyne - Ballater Road, AB34 5HN Yes No Alford - Car Park, AB33 8AE Yes No Alford - Southfield Toilet ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/public-toilets/marr/

Crichie Court sheltered housing

Crichie Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in a quiet location of the rural village of Stuartfield. Crichie Court gets its name from the byname for the village. The scheme has 14 one bedroom and two two bedroom self-contained flats. The flats have fitted kitchens, central heating and double-glazing. They are all fitted with a door entry sys...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/crichie-court-stuartfield/

Jamie Nicol Court sheltered housing

Jamie Nicol Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in a quiet residential area of the picturesque village of Strichen. The scheme has 12 self-contained one flats and four linked cottages, all connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one guest bedroom available for u...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/jamie-nicol-court-strichen/

Summerhill House sheltered housing

Summerhill House sheltered housing scheme is situated in the village of Newmachar. The scheme has 24 self-contained one bedroom flats and eight linked cottages. The properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one guest bedroom available for use by relatives ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/summerhill-house-newmachar/

Blackhills Court sheltered housing

Blackhills Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in Westhill. The scheme has 25 one bedroom and six two bedroom self-contained flats and eight one bedroom and two two bedroom cottages. The properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There are two guest bedrooms,...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/blackhills-court-westhill/

James Presly Court and Kennedy Court sheltered housing

James Presly Court and Kennedy Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in the small market town of Huntly. The scheme has 45 one bedroom and two two bedroom self-contained flats. All are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one guest bedroom available for use by ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/james-presly-court-kennedy-court-huntly/

Callum Court, Park Street North, Pat McBoyle Court and Donaldson Court sheltered housing

Callum Court, Park Street North, Pat McBoyle Court and Donaldson Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in the small market town of Huntly. The scheme has 34 self-contained one bedroom flats, all are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one guest bedroom availab...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/callum-court-park-street-north-pat-mcboyle-court-donaldson-court-huntly/

Contact Public Transport

A2B dial-a-busTelephone: 01467 535333 Bus stops and sheltersTelephone: 01467 539525 Bus timetable informationTelephone: 0871 2002233 (Traveline Scotland. Calls cost 12p per minute plus your phone company's access charge) Community transportTelephone: 01467 539084 Concessionary bus travelTelephone: 03456 081208 Fares and ticketingTelephone: 01467 53...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/contact/

Troup - polling places

View polling places for Ward 2 Troup. Rosehearty polling place has changed from Masonic Hall to Fordyce Street Public Hall. Polling District Polling Place Macduff Town (BB0201) Macduff Town Hall Myrus/Macduff (BB0202) Macduff Town Hall Gamrie (BB0203) Gardenstown Public Hall Aberdour (BB0204) Aberdour Parish Hall Rosehearty (BB0205) Fo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/where-to-vote/ward-2-troup/

Review of Polling Districts, Polling Places and Polling Stations

Each council is required by law to carry out a review every four years to ensure that it provides reasonable facilities for voting and that polling places are accessible to all electors, including voters with a disability. In accordance with Section 18 of the Representation of the People Act 1983 (as amended by Section 17 of the Electoral Registrat...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/review-of-polling-districts-polling-places-and-polling-stations/

Planning your child’s Self-directed Support

You are ready to start planning how your child’s support will be provided when you get confirmation of the indicative budget. The support plan is a constantly updated document that we use to record information about your child and their needs. Find out more about the support plan and how it is created: Planning for support What you need to conside...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/sds-child-young-person-support-plan/

Infrastructure Services

Infrastructure Services cover five main functional areas: Economic Development and Protective Services Planning and Building Standards Housing Roads, Landscape Services and Waste Management Transportation Economic Development and Protective Services Economic Development and Protective Services are responsible for business and community support, t...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/infrastructure-services/

Examination of the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan

Examination Report Aberdeenshire Council has now received the Report of Examination for the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan from the Directorate of Planning and Environmental Appeals. You can view the Report of Examination using the link below. Please note that if you are intending to download or print the report it is large document and y...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/examination-of-the-aberdeenshire-local-development-plan/

Aberdeenshire and Moray Records

Since local government reorganisation in 1996, the historic documents of Aberdeenshire Council along with some for the Moray Council have been administered by Aberdeen City Council. The records include those of the former counties of Aberdeen, Kincardine, Banff and Moray up to 1975 and Grampian Region from 1975 to 1996. From 1996 the holdings inclu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/registrars/aberdeenshire-and-moray-records/

Housing Services

Service Overview   The Housing indicators in the Local Government Benchmarking Framework fall under the remit of the Communities service. Aberdeenshire has a number of plans which underpin how we deliver housing services. These include the Local Housing Strategy 2012-17, the Scottish Quality Housing Standard delivery plan and the Housing Allocation...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/housing-services/

Scottish Social Housing Charter

The Scottish Social Housing Charter sets the standards and outcomes that all social landlords should aim to achieve when performing their housing activities. Before submitting the Charter for approval, the Scottish Government completed a long consultation. Many of our tenants were involved in this process and our Tenant Participation Promotion Team...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-policies-and-strategies/scottish-social-housing-charter/

How we tested this website

This website was last tested on 17th September 2019. We performed automated and manual accessibility tests. We tested: main website platform forms platform website publications We use Siteimprove, an automated testing system, to help us monitor and fix accessibility issues as they occur on both, the main website and our forms platform. We perform...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/accessibility/accessibility-tests/

How we manage our human, physical and information resources

Information about how we manage the human, physical and information resources of Aberdeenshire Council. Human resources Find out about our Human Resources and Organisational Development team. View our list of council policies on areas including economic development, education, environmental health, housing and transport. You can also view our emplo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/model-publication-scheme/class-5/

Horse Riding and Pony Trekking

Guidance for Leaders Qualifying Awards Glossary Weil's and Lyme's Disease (pdf 20.3 kb) Riding has a wide appeal to all age groups and abilities with many establishments offering opportunities for disabled people. Riding instruction covers all standards in riding skills, jumping and dressage. Instruction is normally given in a menage area. Many ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/horse-riding-and-pony-trekking/

Environmental Protection

Contains information on Noise, Atmospheric Pollution, Light Pollution, Drainage - Septic Tanks, Bathing Water Quality, Private Water Supplies, Odours, Bats, Contaminated Land, Gypsy travellers, Caravan Site Licenses, Contact Environmental Health, Environmental health performance indicators.

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-protection/

Contact Benefits team

Aberdeenshire Council Support and Advice Team can help with Housing Benefit, Council Tax Reduction, Blue Badges, Free School Meals, School Clothing Grants and Scottish Welfare fund enquiries. The team are available Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm by: Email: asat@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Phone: 03456 08 12 00 Letter: PO Box 18533, Inverurie, AB51 5WX ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/contact-us/

Forms - their purpose and disclosures

We support the objectives and principles of the Data Protection Act 1998.  Online benefits (including trial calculator) Purposes: Administration of Benefits, establishing benefit requirements Disclosures: Department of Work and Pensions Contact:   Phone: 03456 08 12 00 Email: benefits@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Address: Aberdeenshire Council Po Bo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/forms-purpose-and-disclosures/

Aberdeenshire 2050

In August 2014, Aberdeenshire Council launched a vision for Aberdeenshire – Visioning 2050. The purpose of the vision is to provide guidance to the council as it considers its strategic long term aims in order to secure economic, environmental, social and cultural sustainability. The vision is aspirational, however it is based on what we know to...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/aberdeenshire-2050/

Information Management

Policies and Strategies The Council’s current Information Management Strategy was approved in December 2013 and covers the period 2013-16. A new Strategy for 2016-20 is currently being produced, which will be integrated with the broader Digital Strategy. The Information Management Strategy and Digital Strategy are available below: Information Mana...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/info-and-records-mgmt/information-management/

Investigatory powers in planning enforcement

To assist investigations into alleged breaches of planning control, there are a number of tools that Planning Enforcement team can use. These tools are defined in the Town and Country Planning (Scotland) Act 1997. Planning Contravention Notice - section 125 This is used to obtain information about activities on land where a breach of planning contr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/planning-breach-processing/investigatory-powers/

Aberdeen City and Shire Film Office

The Film Office provides advice and information on all film related issues in the North East of Scotland. We offer assistance with locations, sourcing crew and equipment and provide business advice for those who look to acquire funding for a particular project. The Film Office is a successful partnership between Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeens...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/aberdeen-city-and-shire-film-ofiice/film-office/

Local Development Plan 2021

Over the course of the next few years the council will be developing a new Local Development Plan (LDP). Once in every 5 years the council is required to publish a new plan for the area, excluding the Cairngorms National Park. This is to inform and advise developers and communities on the principles that built development should follow and where it...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/ldp-2021/

Backdating

Housing Benefit and Council Tax Reduction are normally awarded from the Monday after you submit your claim. If there has been a reason which stopped or delayed you applying for Housing Benefit or Council Tax Reduction you can ask for your claim to be 'backdated' so that it starts from an earlier date. Backdating for claimants under 60 years of age ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/request/benefits-and-grants/backdating/

Financial difficulties

Aberdeenshire Council recognises that, for those of you facing financial problems or the loss of your job as a result of the current economic downturn, it can be confusing trying to access the right help and advice for your personal circumstances. The Council in common with a number of other agencies and voluntary organisations offers a ra...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/financial-difficulties/

Climate change

The Climate Change (Scotland) Act 2009 requires us to act sustainably, contribute to carbon emissions reduction targets and to climate change adaptation. We are expected, along with all Scotland's public bodies, to lead by example in combating climate change and making a valuable contribution towards achieving our emissions reduction targets. Aberd...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-policy/

Change in circumstances

If you are claiming Housing Benefit and/or Council Tax Reduction and have a change in your circumstances you can report it using our online form. When things change at home or at work you need to tell us. You also need to tell us when your income and/or savings change. This includes when your income from other benefits change. This applies to all m...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/report/change-in-circumstances/

Policies, Strategies and Contracts

Public transport forms a key element of the council's transportation system, providing travel opportunities both within and to and from Aberdeenshire. It also offers the potential to combat the adverse economic and environmental effects of increasing traffic congestion in and around urban areas. We are seeking views of Aberdeenshire residents and c...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/policies-strategies-and-contracts/

Sustainable travel

There are many options for commuting in Aberdeenshire. Aberdeenshire Council aims to support employers and employees in minimising the impact commuting has on time, finances, health and the environment. Aberdeenshire Council provides guidance and in some cases practical support for commuting options: Your car Car Sharing Remote working Bus Rail W...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/commuting/

Notification of Anniversaries

Previously, Aberdeenshire Council was notified of significant milestones such as 60th wedding anniversaries or 100th birthdays via the National Records Office. We would still like to share in these milestones with our residents and be part of the celebrations so we are asking people to notify us directly of any pending events. If you, or any friend...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/events/notification-of-anniversaries/

Guidance on Biomass Energy Developments

On 26th January 2006 the Infrastructure Services Committee approved the use of supplementary planning guidance on Policy Inf\8 Other Renewable Energy Sources. This is the second of three planned guidelines on renewable energy technologies, entitled “Use of Biomass Energy in Aberdeenshire – Information Requirements and Policy Interpretation”. The gu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/guidance-on-biomass-energy-developments/

Education and Children's Services

Effective Resources Management Aberdeenshire Council aims to ensure the allocation of resource policies in an effective, efficient and robust manner. Transparency of allocation is led by identified need and best value principles. Allocations will respond flexibly to local and national requirements. Aberdeenshire Council pledges that available reso...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/education-and-childrens-services-5/

Service Structure and Senior Management

Aberdeenshire Council's activities are organised into five Services, supported by six Area Managers. Services Chief ExecutiveJim Savege Salary: £140,102 Business ServicesDirector: Ritchie JohnsonSalary: £114,853 Education and Children's ServicesDirector: Laurence Findlay Salary: £114,853 Health and Social CareInterim Chief Officer – Aberdeen...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/service-structure/

Register as a minibus driver

If you would like to drive a council minibus, you can find out how to do so on this page. Find out more about how to become a council minibus driver: Conditions How to apply What happens next Guide to Policy, Practice and Procedures (pdf 76KB) Contact us Conditions If you want to become a council minibus driver you must hold a valid driving licen...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/community-transport/minibus-policy-practice-and-procedures/

Corporate Services

Service Overview   The majority of the Corporate indicators fall under the remit of Business Services. The directorate is ultimately responsible for ensuring the good governance of the council. Business Services deliver a range of essential services to residents and staff including legal and financial services, ICT provision, committee services, cu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/corporate-services/

Learning at home

Your home is a great place to support learning. It is where your child comes back to rest and play. Your child can try out new activities and practice familiar learning at home and in their wider community. Learning at home can happen through a range of everyday activities which can be fun and informative. You can support your child’s learning thro...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/learning-at-home/

Palliative end of life care

Palliative care is an approach that improves the quality of life of patients and their families facing the problems associated with life limiting illness. End of life care is an important part of palliative care. It involves treatment, care and support for people who are nearing the end of their life. It helps you live as comfortably as possible by...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/palliative-end-of-life-care/

Respite care for older people and people with physical disabilities

Respite care is important to both carer and the cared for person. For the carer it provides a break from their normal caring routine. For the cared for person it is an opportunity to enjoy a different environment or activity.  A Care Manager assesses the carer and cared for person to work out the care needed. The most appropriate type and length of...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/short-breaks-respite-care/respite-care-physical-disabilities-or-older-people/

Reports and risk assessments

Our Criminal Justice service are asked to write reports by courts to help sentencers decide the most appropriate way to deal with offenders. These are known as Criminal Justice Social Work Reports. The reports include: background information on the offender their attitude to the offence an assessment of ongoing risk, and a review of the likely imp...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/criminal-justice/reports-and-risk-assessments/

Citizens' Panel

The Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership runs a Citizens' Panel which aims to increase the effectiveness of how we consult with communities. Citizens' panels are a way for local people to give their opinion on services in their local area and influence decision makers. We have recruited approximately 1250 residents in Aberdeenshire who agre...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/public-consultations-and-engagement/citizens-panel/

Huntly Flood Protection Scheme

Why is the Scheme Needed? Major flooding events over the last century have significantly impacted local residences and businesses within the Meadow's Park Area of Huntly. Latest News Site establishment works have commenced on site 18/10/2016. The works have a completion date of July 2017. Wills Bros Civil Engineering Ltd have won the tend.er to de...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/flooding/huntly-flood-protection-scheme/

Unplanned or urgent care at home

Aberdeenshire Responders for Care at Home (ARCH) is a 24 hour service for unplanned and urgent care needs. The service is available 365 days a year. Responder teams are based across Aberdeenshire. They work with you, and your families, to prevent a hospital admission and, once medically fit, to promote as early a discharge as possible. To access th...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/unplanned-urgent-home-care/

Education and Children's Services Policy Framework

The Education and Children's Services Service uses a series of national and local policies to govern how the services are delivered. In addition, our National Improvement Framework plan details how we will make improvements to experiences and education of young people in Aberdeenshire. The Education and Children's Services Policy Framework sets out...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/education-and-childrens-services-policy-framework/

Redwell Court sheltered housing

Redwell Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in the Banffshire coastal village of Whitehills. The scheme has 20 properties, 16 self-contained one bedroom flats and four linked cottages. The properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge a communal drying area Regular social activi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/redwell-court-whitehills/

Inverugie Court sheltered housing

Inverugie Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in a quiet residential area in the large coastal town of Peterhead. The scheme has 32 one bedroom and four two bedroom self-contained flats and six linked cottages. All the properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge a lift There i...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/inverugie-court-peterhead/

Renouard Court sheltered housing

Renouard Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in a quiet residential area in the small village of St Fergus. The scheme has 13 one bedroom and three two bedroom self-contained flats. All the flats are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a residents lounge and conservatory communal laundry a lift There ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/renouard-court-st-fergus/

Cumyre sheltered housing

Cumyre sheltered housing scheme is situated in a quiet residential area in the small village of Cuminestown. The scheme has 12 studio or one bedroom flats, one two bedroom flat and four linked cottages. The flats are self-contained. All the properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/cumyre-cuminestown/

Modley House sheltered housing

Modley House sheltered housing scheme is situated in the busy town of Ellon. The scheme has 28 one bedroom and two two bedroom self-contained flats and two linked cottages. All the properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include communal: lounge kitchen laundry There are three guest rooms for overnight sta...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/modley-house-ellon/

Slater Court sheltered housing

Slater Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in the busy town of Ellon. The scheme has 30 one bedroom and two two bedroom self-contained flats. All the flats are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include communal: lounge kitchen laundry Two guest rooms are available for visiting relatives or friends to use if ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/slater-court-ellon/

Preston House sheltered housing

Preston House sheltered housing scheme is situated in the small village of Fyvie. The scheme has 11 self-contained one bedroom studio flats and one two bedroom, all are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include communal: lounge laundry kitchen bathroom There is one guest bedroom available for use by relatives or fr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/preston-house-fyvie/

Don House sheltered housing

Don House sheltered housing scheme is situated in the busy town of Inverurie. The scheme has 28 one bedroom, two two bedroom and one three bedroom self-contained flats and six one bedroom linked cottages. All the properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There are ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/don-house-inverurie/

Kinkell House sheltered housing

Kinkell House sheltered housing scheme is situated in the busy town of Inverurie. The scheme has 14 one bedroom and three two bedroom self-contained flats. All the properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one guest bedroom available for use by relatives o...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/kinkell-house-inverurie/

Urybank sheltered housing

Urybank sheltered housing scheme is situated in the busy town of Inverurie. The scheme has 13 self-contained one bedroom flats and 14 linked cottages. All the properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one guest bedroom available for use by relatives or fri...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/urybank-inverurie/

Marketmuir Court sheltered housing

Marketmuir Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in the busy town of Inverurie. The scheme has 12 one bedroom and one two bedroom self-contained flats and four linked bungalows. All the properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one guest bedroom avail...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/marketmuir-court-inverurie/

Overburn House sheltered housing

Overburn House sheltered housing scheme is situated in the busy town of Inverurie. The scheme has 16 one bedroom and two two bedroom self-contained flats and three linked bungalows. All the properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one guest bedroom availa...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/overburn-house-inverurie/

Littlewood Court sheltered housing

Littlewood Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in the village of Kemnay. The scheme has 28 one bedroom and four two bedroom self-contained flats. All are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There are two guest bedrooms, one double and one twin, available for use by r...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/littlewood-court-kemnay/

Provost Lawrence Court sheltered housing

Provost Lawrence Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in the town of Kintore. The scheme has 28 one bedroom and four two bedroom self-contained flats. All are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There are two twin guest bedrooms available for use by relatives or frien...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/provost-lawrence-court-kintore/

Mearns Court and Mearns Drive sheltered housing

Mearns Court and Mearns Drive sheltered housing scheme is situated in the small town of Laurencekirk. The scheme has 39 self-contained one bedroom flats, all are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry garden There is one twin guest bedroom available for use by relatives or fri...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/mearns-court-mearns-drive-laurencekirk/

Carnegie Court and McDonald Court sheltered housing

Carnegie Court and McDonald Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in the town of Stonehaven. The scheme has 21 self-contained one bedroom flats, all are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one guest bedroom available for use by relatives or friends who don't l...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/carnegie-court-and-mcdonald-court-stonehaven/

Hamewith Court and Hamewith Cottages sheltered housing

Hamewith Court and Hamewith Cottages sheltered housing scheme is situated in the large village of Alford. The scheme has 28 self-contained one bedroom flats and 24 cottages. All the properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There are two guest bedrooms, one double ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/hamewith-court-hamewith-cottages-alford/

Sluiemohr sheltered housing

Sluiemohr sheltered housing scheme is situated in Ballater. The scheme has 13 self-contained one bedroom flats and three cottages. All the properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one twin guest bedroom available for use by relatives or friends who don't ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/sluiemohr-ballater/

Ury House sheltered housing

Ury House sheltered housing scheme is situated in the busy town of Inverurie. The scheme has 14 one bedroom and three two bedroom self-contained flats. All the properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one guest bedroom available for use by relatives or fr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/ury-house-inverurie/

Hands Up survey

The Hands Up Survey is conducted annually with every school in Scotland. It simply asks pupils, 'how do you usually travel to school'? The survey, which started in Aberdeenshire in 2006, was adopted nationally by Sustrans in 2008 and is now classed as a national statistic. The survey provides useful information to the local authority for use as bas...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/travel-planning/school-travel-planning/hands-up-survey-results/

FairShare Campaign

Fighting for a Better Deal Aberdeenshire Council spends 9.7% less on services than most other councils and has 2.6% more staff than the Scottish average. This affects services to our public and is due to the low level of government grant we get – 12.7% below the average for Scotland. The Council is fighting for a better deal and its "FairShare" Cam...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/fairshare-campaign/

Fraserburgh Academy

Results Fraserburgh Academy Results (kb) Please find below information for the Fraserburgh Constituency in the Schools General Election: Notice of Election (14.4kb) Notice of Situation of Polling Places (20.2kb) Candidates Conservative - Alexander Stephen Labour - Owen Buchan Liberal Democrat -James Muirhead Scottish Green Party - Ashleigh Hor...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/fraserburgh-academy/

Turriff Academy

Results Turriff Academy results (20kb) Please find below information for the Turriff Constituency in the Schools General Election: Notice of Election (14.4kb) Notice of Situation of Polling Places (20.1 kb) Candidates Conservative - Hamish Robertson Labour - Jessica Thomson Liberal Democrat - Beth Meikle Scottish Green Party -Georgia Boon SNP...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/turriff-academy/

Contaminated Land

Part IIA of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 came into force in Scotland in July 2000. It places responsibilities on local authorities to deal with contaminated land in accordance with a published Contaminated Land Strategy. Potentially contaminated land may also be addressed through the planning system. Contaminated Land Strategy The way in w...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-protection/contaminated-land/

Seventh Biennial Report

All flood events reported to the Council have been investigated.This report specifies the measures which Aberdeenshire Council consider they require to take to prevent or mitigate flooding on non-agricultural land within Aberdeenshire. This report is published as required by the Flood Prevention & Land Drainage (Scotland) Act 1997. This report ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/flooding/seventh-biennial-report/

Public Rights of Way

In Scotland, public rights of way (ROWs) may be created through common law by use over a period of time. Conversely they can be lost by non-use. A public right of way can be claimed to exist where the route satisfies all of the following conditions. It must: connect two public places follow a more or less defined route have been used by the public...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/paths-and-outdoor-access/outdoor-access/public-rights-of-way/

Contact us

To find out more about our Throughcare and Aftercare service, or if you have any queries, please contact the Throughcare and Aftercare team by: Phoning us on: 01467 532727 Emailing us: tc.ac@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Or writing to us at: Throughcare and Aftercare Team Aberdeenshire Council Oldmeldrum Business Centre Colpy Way Oldmeldrum AB51 0BZ View th...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/throughcare-and-aftercare-service/contact-us/

Rock Wall Climbing

Guidance for Leaders Glossary With correct and imaginative use, rock walls can offer an arena for the development of physical and technical climbing techniques and a sense of exposure still exists even with a secure system of bottom or top roping. A range of opportunities for creative group work and technical training can be gained from safe and ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/rock-wall-climbing/

Snow clearing

In addition to precautionary treatments of our primary treatment network it is also necessary to respond to changing weather conditions, including moderate and heavy snowfalls. Our response will be dependent on the prevailing weather conditions, however our resources will be targeted on a hierarchical basis depending on the route priority. We will ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/winter-maintenance/snow-clearing/

About equalities

Aberdeenshire Council recognises the following equality characteristics which are protected under The Equality Act 2010 - race (includes Gypsy Travellers), sexual orientation, sex (gender), disability, gender reassignment, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, and marriage and civil partnership. If Aberdeenshire Council is a stick of ro...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/about-equalities/

CCTV privacy notice

The Data Controller of the information being collected is Aberdeenshire Council. The Data Protection Officer can be contacted at Town House, 34 Low Street, Banff, AB45 1AY. Email: dataprotection@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Your information is being collected to use for the following purposes: The prevention, investigation and detection of crime (particul...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/cctv-privacy-notice/

Armed Forces - support

The Armed Forces Covenant relies on the people, communities, and businesses of the UK to actively support it in order to make a difference. Employment There is a wealth of information available on how businesses can support the Armed Forces: Employee reservist Corporate covenant guidance Recruiting ex-services personnel Army Cadets the Army Reserv...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/armed-forces/support/

General Information

Aberdeenshire Core Paths Plan The Aberdeenshire Core Paths Plan has been formally adopted. Maps of the Core Paths are available to view. For further details regarding Aberdeenshire Core Paths please contact cpp@aberdeenshire.gov.uk Since 1997, Aberdeenshire Council's Outdoors Access staff have worked with landowners and communities to improve the ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/paths-and-outdoor-access/core-paths-plan/general-information/

Delayed entry to primary one

In Scotland, children usually start primary school in the year during which they have their fifth birthday. This means that in primary one classes, children are usually aged between 4 and a half and 5 and a half years old. When a child doesn't start school at the expected August start date for their year group, it is called deferred entry: Turning...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/admissions/delayed-entry/

Vulnerable children and families

Our Children and Families teams deal with the issues and problems experienced by vulnerable children and families in our communities. There are diverse reasons why social work become involved with a family. It's usually because the needs of children aren't met in their home and community. We work with children and their carers in a variety of ways:...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/vulnerable-children-and-families/

Support

We run a telephone duty referral service, five days a week in office hours, to answer any kinship related queries. Our kinship care service also offers: a bi-annual Kinship Carer newsletter independent support groups events for carers activities for children in kinship care information sessions   Kinship Carer newsletter We produce a newsletter t...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/kinship-care/support/

Services for people with a physical disability

We provide a range of services and support for people with a physical disability in the community. These services are coordinated by the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership. We aim to help people maintain their health and well-being and to live active and independent lives in their communities. If you feel you need support please call ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/physical-disability-services/

FAQs

Question: Why is effective performance management important? Answer: Performance management is important as it allows the council to identify whether we are on course to deliver our priorities and key objectives. We are able to highlight and celebrate success, as well as focus our attention on areas where we could do better and take action to...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/faqs/

What are the Specific Duties?

The Scottish Government published The Equality Act 2010 (Specific Duties) (Scotland) Regulations 2012 which came into effect on 27 May 2012.The Specific Duties assist public bodies such as Aberdeenshire Council to meet the General Duty. Report on mainstreaming the equality duty We are building an equalities perspective into every part of our work ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/what-are-the-specific-duties/

Online services

We offer a range of online services from automatic alerts for jobs through to school meal payments.  These can all be accessed by signing in to myAberdeenshire, powered by myaccount: What is it? Available now and next Registering Signing in Help What is it? It is a simple, secure way to access a range of Scottish public services online using jus...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/my/help/

Formartine area funding

View grants and funding available in the Formartine area: Formartine Area Committee funding Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Common Good Fund applications Formartine Area Committee funding Funding is available from the Formartine Area Committee. To apply complete the Formartine grant application form (pdf 130KB). Aberdeenshire Charities Trus...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/funding/formartine/

SAC Report No. 9

Governance and Accountability in Partnership and Joint Working Summary This report sets out the process, conclusions and recommendations of the ninth investigation undertaken by Aberdeenshire Council’s Scrutiny and Audit Committee. The investigation was into Governance and Accountability in Partnership and Joint Working. The investigati...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/sac-report-no-9/

Aberdeenshire Tourist and Visitor Information

Aberdeenshire stretches from "one of the last great places on earth" (the Cairngorms) to "one of the world's top-rated coastlines". So says National Geographic.  The VisitAberdeenshire website has a wealth of information to help you plan your visit to the area. A range of Aberdeenshire Tourist Trails can be explored; Historic Bridges, Castles, Coa...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/

School buildings improvement plans

Aberdeenshire Council is committed to ensuring that Aberdeenshire's schools are suitable for delivering Education in the 21st Century in line with A Curriculum for Excellence. On an annual basis all schools are assessed for suitability in terms of the physical condition of the buildings, suitability for delivering the curriculum, and school roll pr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/building-improvements/building-improvements/

Reviews of Electoral Arrangements and polling places

Fifth Review of Local Government Electoral Arrangements The Local Government Boundary Commission for Scotland commenced its Fifth Review of Electoral Arrangements in February, 2014, to consider the number of elected members for each council in Scotland. (Electoral Arrangements) Order 2016 came into force on 30/09/2016 The Aberdeenshire increased th...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/elections/

Housing Benefit

Housing Benefit has been replaced by Universal Credit for most working age people. Please don't apply for Housing Benefit if you are under pension age. There are some exceptions, please contact us if you are unsure which benefit to apply for. Find out more about Universal Credit and how to apply. If you are pension age or eligible to apply for Hous...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/housing-benefit/housing-benefit/

Aberdeenshire Travel Plan

In 2005 Aberdeenshire council published a council wide travel plan. Currently we are reviewing our main sites and seeking to implement site specific travel plans. Various initiatives have been delivered to support the aims of travel planning.  Travel plan initiatives Maintaining a high profile through interesting initiatives is important for any tr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/travel-planning/travel-plan/

Qualifying Awards for Other Adventurous Activities

For ‘Simple Low Key Activities’ Leaders should consider both the objective dangers involved in the activity itself, and in addition, any hazards implicit in the environment in which the activity takes place. This is best achieved by undertaking a risk assessment. Leaders should ensure that they have the relevant experience appropriate to the plann...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/qualifying-awards-for-other-adventurous-activities/

Scottish Independence Referendum

All information below is provided on behalf of the Counting Officer for the Aberdeenshire Council area. A Referendum on Scottish Independence took place on Thursday, 18th September, 2014. Voters were asked to place a cross next to the Yes or No option on the ballot paper in response to the question: “Should Scotland be an independent country?” Vote...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/scottish-independence-referendum/

Councillors Training

As detailed in the Guide to the Role and Duties of an Aberdeenshire Councillor (pdf 737KB) in order for a councillor to fully play his or her part requires them to be diligent in accepting the opportunities for training when provided. It was agreed that Aberdeenshire Council councillors will undertake at least five days Continuous Professional Deve...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/councillors/councillor-training/

Flood Protection Products

The prime responsibility for the protection of properties against damage by flooding rests with the owner of the property. Though it will not always be possible to prevent flooding, there are products on the market which can be purchased to help reduce the risk of damage. Aberdeenshire Council retains a stock of a small selection of these products ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/flooding/flood-protection-products/

North East Scotland Climate Change Partnership

The North East Scotland Climate Change Partnership is in the process of re-launching itself following a facilitated workshop held at Marischal College, Aberdeen on 26/01/2015, attended by representatives from North East partner organisations. New material will be posted in due course. Your patience is appreciated. Please contact: E-mail: green.livi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/green-living/north-east-scotland-climate-change-partnership/

More on Country Parks

  If you are having an event at any of our country parks please note that, due to the potential choking hazard to wildlife and livestock and potential fire risk, the releasing of 'sky' lanterns and balloons is not permitted in line with Aberdeenshire Council policy. Dogs, with responsible owners, are welcome at all of our country parks, for the enj...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/country-parks/country-parks/

Records Management Plan

A joint Records Management Plan (RMP) for Aberdeenshire Council and the Aberdeenshire Licensing Boards was approved by the Keeper of the Records of Scotland in November 2015. The RMP describes how we manage our information currently, and the improvements we intend to make in the years to come. The RMP is available below: Records Management Plan ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/info-and-records-mgmt/records-management-plan/

Visitor Information Centres

If you would like to locate, contact or find your nearest Tourist Information Centre then simply click on the links provided below. Visit Scotland - Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Contact through the Aberdeen Visitor Information Centre Aberdeen iCentre 23 Union Street Aberdeen AB11 5BP Telephone: 01224 269180 Email: aberdeen@visitscotland.com Website...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/visitor-information-centres/

Moving to smaller accommodation

If you are living in council accommodation, and have at least one spare room, we encourage you to move to a smaller property more suited to your needs. You can apply for a transfer, making larger family sized accommodation available to people on our housing waiting list. Depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible for assistance to help yo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/moving-house/can-i-move-to-smaller-accommodation/

Annual Maintenance Contract Document

Annual Maintenance Contract Document 2011-12 Annual Maintenance Contract Document 2011-2012 Original Issue (pdf 1.26 kb) Annual Maintenance Contract Document 2011-2012 Revision 1 (pdf 1.26mb) Instructions for Tendering (pdf 258 kb) Download Highway Construction Drawings The Annual Maintenance Contract Document 2011-12 forms part of the tender ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/annual-maintenance-contract-document/

Doing your own improvements

You can do your own improvements so long as you get written permission from us before you start the improvements. We won’t refuse any reasonable requests. Certain types of work, such as the installation of gas or electrical appliances or fittings, need to be done by a qualified tradesman. You must send us certificates to confirm this. More informat...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/improvement-works/doing-your-own-improvements/

European Union Referendum 2016

A Referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union was held on Thursday, 23rd June, 2016. Voters were asked to vote on the following question:  “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” The votes cast in the Aberdeenshire Council area were counted overnight at the Aberdeen Exhibition &...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/european-union-referendum-2016/

Local Development Plan 2021 - the issues and actions papers

In the course of preparing the Proposed Local Development Plan we have to take account of submissions made to the Main Issues Report (MIR) documents. These are presented on this page. Each issue identified is collected with others of a similar nature, and analysed to identify the actions that Aberdeenshire Council officers should take which also gi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/ldp-2021/ldp-2021-issues-and-actions/

The Revenue Budget 2014- 2019

The Revenue Budget debated by Councillors on 13 February 2014. The Equality Impact Assessments for each service which were carried out in relation to the budget for 2014-15 are available below. Chief Executive CE Area Managers Budget Report EIA (pdf 42kb)   Corporate Services Arcadia (pdf 49kb) Benefits (pdf 48kb) Communications (pdf 50kb) Co...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/the-revenue-budget-2014-2019/

Support for Aberdeenshire Business Scheme

The Support for Aberdeenshire Business Scheme (SAB) aims to strengthen Aberdeenshire’s economy by encouraging the expansion of local businesses. It mostly helps businesses that sell outwith the area or that attract money into the area. The ultimate goal is to secure and expand the employment base and the economy of our area. Through SAB, we offer a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/business-support/support-for-aberdeenshire-business/

About the Shared Lives Scheme

The Shared Lives Scheme offers adults with disabilities the opportunity to have a placement in a Shared Lives Carer’s home. Shared Lives provides: day support short breaks long term accommodation and support activity weekend breaks transition support In all circumstances, you can enjoy a change to your daily routine in the company of a Shared Li...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/shared-lives-scheme/about-shared-lives/

Benefit Entitlement Calculators

This page contains various links to other web sites which may help you determine certain benefits or allowances that you my be entitled to. The calculators are provided by other external organisations and not by Aberdeenshire Council, so please ensure that you read any terms and conditions on the web sites before using them.. Benefit calculators ca...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/benefit-entitlement-calculators/

Freedom of Information Review Process

Aberdeenshire Council’s Review Procedure under the Freedom  of Information (Scotland)  Act 2002:- If you wish Aberdeenshire Council to review its actions  and/or decisions with respect to your Request for Information, you should contact:- FOI Review Officer,Aberdeenshire Council,Woodhill House, Westburn Road, Aberdeen AB16 5GB(e-mail foi@aberdeensh...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/foi-review-process/

School buildings - condition assessment

Following the issues affecting the Edinburgh Schools constructed under PPP contracts, Aberdeenshire Council instructed inspections and investigations of the nine schools within our estate which were procured under PPP contracts.  The building condition reports and explanatory briefing note (pdf 50KB) have been made available in the interests of tra...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/building-improvements/condition-assessment/

Economic Development strategies and reports

Find out more about: Economic development strategy Annual reviews Action plans Destination Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Economic development updates Other reports View Economic Development privacy notice (pdf 174KB). Economic Development strategy Aberdeenshire Council will create the conditions for sustainable economic growth, diversification and r...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/publications/

Supporting Information

Strategic Environmental Assessment Aberdeenshire Council has written this environmental report for the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2012 and supplementary guidance under the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005. The process taken to write this environmental report is called Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA). The reason for un...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/supporting-information/

Wind Energy Developments

You can also view the Development Briefs Wind Energy Developments On 25th August 2005 the Infrastructure Services Committee approved the use of supplementary planning guidance on Policy Inf\7: Renewable Energy Facilities - wind energy The guidelines are split into two separate documents. Both sets of guidelines have been developed as part of Aberde...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/wind-energy-developments/

Roads we maintain

Public roads The Statutory List of Public Roads is a list of all public roads within Aberdeenshire that we maintain. Members of the public can visit their local roads office during normal working hours to view the list and associated plans. If information regarding the status of a road is required in writing (eg for a BT wayleave), then a standard ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/public-and-private-roads/

Scottish Blind Persons Travel Scheme

Aberdeenshire residents who are severely sight impaired or registered sight impaired with Aberdeenshire Council are entitled to the National Free Travel Scheme. The National Free Travel Scheme entitles holders of a Scottish Blind Persons Travel Card to free travel (standard class) on: all local bus services in Scotland all scheduled long distance ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/concessionary-travel/scottish-blind-persons-travel-scheme/

Local Development Plan 2016 Examination

The Proposed Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2016 requires to be considered at a public examination prior to its adoption, conducted by a Reporter appointed by Scottish Ministers. Aberdeenshire Council submitted the proposed Local Development Plan 2016 for examination on 1 December 2015. The Directorate for Planning and Environmental Appeals w...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/aberdeenshire-local-development-plan-2017/local-developement-plan-2016-examination/

Splitting funded hours between nursery settings

The Children and Young Peoples (Scotland) Act 2014 requires an education authority to have flexibility in the way in which early learning and childcare is made available and that it is flexible enough to give parents a choice when deciding how to access the service. Parents and carers living in Aberdeenshire can request to split a child’s funding b...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/find-nurseries/nurseries-splitting-hours/

Provision of grit bins

The provision of grit bins in urban areas is to offer the public a self-help option to overcome localised difficulties in relation to the effect of winter conditions on roads and footpaths. It is important that the council encourages and helps facilitate self-help by those members of the public who are prepared to carry out this work. Please also b...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/winter-maintenance/grit-bin/grit-bin-provisions/

Licensing - organising public events

Whether you are organising a craft fair, a sports event or a music festival, it is important to ensure your event is fun, safe and legal. We can help you achieve this and make the process of organising an event easier. From checking which licence you need, to whether you need a roads order, the guidance on this page will give you and your team a fr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/events/

Buying Green

Buying environmentally friendly goods and services is at the heart of green living We can make a real impact if we take some time to think about the things we buy, whether we are buying things for ourselves or for the organisation we work for. Here are just a few points that you could consider about the things that you buy. Do I really need it? Do ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/green-living/buying-green/

Apply for funded early learning - 3 and 4 year olds

Children who were born between 1st March 2016 and 28th February 2018 are entitled to free early learning and childcare in the school term 2020 to 2021: When they can start Apply for a place Contact us Funding for nursery places is not renewed automatically. It is important that you apply for a funded place each year or your funding may stop. When...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/3-and-4-year-olds/

Disputes and Appeals

When we have assessed your entitlement to Housing Benefit we will write to you to explain how we have reached this decision. If your circumstances change and we reassess your benefit we will write to you again about this, even if your benefit does not change. Although we try to make our letters clear, you may not always understand how we have reach...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/housing-benefit/disputes-and-appeals/

Green Dog Walkers

What is Green Dog Walkers Green Dog Walkers (GDW) is a non-confrontational, friendly way to change attitudes about dog fouling in the Aberdeenshire area. Volunteers wear an item of GDW merchandise (versatoob , lanyard, badge), or their dogs wear the smart green GDW collar to show they have "taken the pledge" to always: Clean up after their dog Car...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/green-dog-walkers/

Supported Lodgings Scheme

View our supported lodgings scheme on our facebook page. We run a Supported Lodgings scheme that's registered with the Care Inspectorate. Supported lodgings is accommodation with support for young people aged between 16 and 21 years old, who have usually been in the care of the local authority. The accommodation is offered by individuals or familie...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/throughcare-and-aftercare-service/supported-lodgings-scheme/

Round Cairns and Other Burial Mounds

During the late Neolithic and early Bronze Age, a large number of, usually circular, burial mounds were erected in prominent locations to intern important members of the community. The rites of inhumation (in short, stone-lined cist graves), and cremation (in large pottery urns), were practised. View Short Cist Burial with Beaker which was discove...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/sites-to-visit/round-cairns-and-other-burial-mounds/

Dog Training Classes in Formartine

Ellon and District Dog Care and Obedience Victoria Hall, Station Road, Ellon Wednesday Evenings 7.00 - 9.00 pm - Puppy Socialising - Dog Training & Socialising Cost: £5.00 per class Contact: Myra Tel: 01358 511563   Positive Paws Puppy School Whiterashes Community Hall, Whiterashes Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Evenings - Phone for time...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/animal-health/dogs/formartine/

Learning disability strategy consultation

The consultation on Aberdeenshire’s learning disability strategy 2020 to 2025 ‘Be All You Can Be’ has ended. Thank you to all who took part in both the engagement and consultation process. The views gathered will help shape the final strategy and action plan, which focuses on the 4 priority areas for local learning disability support and services ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/ahscp/engagement/learning-disability-strategy-consultation/

Albany Court sheltered housing

Albany Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in a quiet residential area of Fraserburgh, away from the town centre. The scheme has 41 self-contained one bedroom flats and four linked cottages. Most of the flats have a separate bedroom and are suitable for two people. But some are bed-sit type. All the properties have fitted kitchens, central h...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/albany-court-fraserburgh/

The Haven sheltered housing

The Haven sheltered housing scheme is situated in the centre of the traditional market town of Maud. The scheme has 12 self-contained flats and four linked cottages. The flats are a mix of bed-sit type and one bedroom properties. The cottages have one bedroom. The properties have fitted kitchens, central heating and double glazing. The flats are fi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/the-haven-maud/

Invercairn Court sheltered housing

Invercairn Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in the fishing village of Cairnbulg. It is within a minute's walk of the shoreline. The scheme has 16 self-contained flats. Six are bed-sit types. The remaining ten have one bedroom and are suitable for two people. The flats have fitted kitchens, central heating and double-glazing. They are all ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/invercairn-court-cairnbulg/

Malcolm Forbes Court sheltered housing

Malcolm Forbes Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in the village of Rosehearty. It is named after Malcolm Forbes the American multimillionaire publisher. The scheme has 16 self-contained flats. 14 have one bedroom and can accommodate up to two people. Two flats have two bedrooms and are suitable for up to three people. Two flats are adapted...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/malcolm-forbes-court-rosehearty/

Mitchell Court sheltered housing

Mitchell Court sheltered housing scheme is situated on the main street of the village of Sandhaven. The scheme has 17 self-contained flats. 15 are one bedroom flats. Two are two bedroom flats suitable for up to three people. The flats have fitted kitchens, central heating and doubled glazing. They are fitted with door entry systems and are linked t...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/mitchell-court-sandhaven/

Thistle Court sheltered housing

Thistle Court sheltered housing scheme is situated near the centre of Fraserburgh. It is next to Windmill Court sheltered housing scheme but is slightly closer to the town centre. The scheme has 17 self-contained one bedroom flats suitable for two people. The flats have fitted kitchens, central heating and double-glazing. They are fitted with a do...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/thistle-court-fraserburgh/

Skerry Hall sheltered housing

Skerry Hall sheltered housing scheme is situated just off the main road in Boddam. The scheme has 11 one bedroom and one two bedroom self-contained flats. The flats have fitted kitchens, central heating and doubled glazing. They are all fitted with a door entry system and are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/skerry-hall-boddam/

Windmill Court sheltered housing

Windmill Court sheltered housing scheme is situated quite close to the centre of Fraserburgh. The scheme has 46 self-contained flats. 43 flats have one bedroom and are suitable for two people. The remaining three have two bedrooms and are suitable for up to three people. The flats have fitted kitchens, central heating and double-glazing. They are f...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/windmill-court-fraserburgh/

Cantlay Court sheltered housing

Cantlay Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in the village of Cruden Bay. It is in a quiet location near to the Mill Park and Bowling Green. The scheme has 15 self-contained flats and six linked cottages. The flats are a mix of bed-sit type and one bedroom properties. The cottages are one bedroom. The properties have fitted kitchens, central...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/cantlay-court-cruden-bay/

Gamrie Bay Court sheltered housing

Gamrie Bay Court sheltered housing scheme is situated at the top of the beautiful village of Gardenstown with views of the bay and North Sea.   The scheme has 13 one bedroom and two two bedroom self-contained flats. Two of the flats are big, with wider door frames, and are suitable for people with a disability or mobility issues. The flats have fit...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/gamrie-bay-court-gardenstown/

Macrae Court sheltered housing

Macrae Court sheltered housing scheme is located in the small fishing village of Portsoy, only a few minutes’ walk from the harbour which overlooks the Moray Firth. The scheme has 20 one bedroom and two two bedroom self-contained flats. The flats have fitted kitchens, central heating and double-glazing. They are fitted with a door entry system and ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/macrae-court-portsoy/

Strathbeg sheltered housing

Strathbeg sheltered housing scheme is situated in the village of Crimond. The scheme has 10 one bedroom and 1 two bedroom self-contained flats. All the flats are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge a communal laundry There is one guest bedroom available for use by relatives or friends who d...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/strathbeg-crimond/

Forbes Court sheltered housing

Forbes Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in the centre of the village of New Pitsligo. The scheme has 16 self-contained one bedroom flats, all connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge a communal laundry a lift a garden There is one guest bedroom available for use by relatives or friends...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/forbes-court-new-pitsligo/

Eigie House sheltered housing

Eigie House sheltered housing scheme is situated in the coastal village of Balmedie. The scheme has 32 one bedroom  and two two bedroom self-contained flats. The flats have fitted kitchens, central heating and double glazing. They are all fitted with door entry systems and are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme includ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/eigie-house-balmedie/

Meadowvale sheltered housing

Meadowvale sheltered housing scheme is situated in the busy town of Ellon. The scheme has 18 one bedroom and two two bedroom self-contained flats. The flats are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include communal: lounge kitchen laundry Two guest rooms, one twin and one double, are available for visiting relatives a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/meadowvale-ellon/

Wyverie Court Nathalan Court Smiddy Court sheltered housing

Wyverie Court, Nathalan Court and Smiddy Court sheltered housing schemes are situated in the large town of Oldmeldrum. The scheme has 32 self-contained one bedroom flats and two two bedroom flats and bungalows, all connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one guest bedr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/wyverie-court-nathalan-court-smiddy-court-oldmeldrum/

Greenacres sheltered housing

Greenacres sheltered housing scheme is situated in the rural village of Pitmedden, in the parish of Udny. The scheme has 11 one bedroom and one two bedroom self-contained flats. All the flats are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include communal: lounge kitchen laundry a hairdresser visits weekly A twin guest bedr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/greenacres-pitmedden/

Deveron Court sheltered housing

Deveron Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in the small agricultural town of Turriff. The scheme has 11 studio or one bedroom flats and one two bedroom flat. All the flats are self-contained and connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal kitchen and laundry communal bathroom with t...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/deveron-court-turriff/

Sim Gardens sheltered housing

Sim Gardens sheltered housing scheme is situated in the small agricultural town of Turriff. The scheme has 28 one bedroom and four self-contained two bedroom flats. All the flats are connected to the community alarm system. Some of the flats are adapted for wheelchair users and people with mobility issues. Facilities at the scheme include: a commu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/sim-gardens-turriff/

Nether Davah House sheltered housing

Nether Davah House sheltered housing scheme is situated in the busy town of Inverurie. The scheme has 12 one bedroom and one two bedroom self-contained flats and 48 linked bungalows. All the properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one guest bedroom avail...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/nether-davah-house-inverurie/

Airlie House and Strachan Cottages sheltered housing

Airlie House and Strachan Cottages sheltered housing scheme is situated in the town of Kintore. The scheme has 15 one bedroom and three two bedroom self-contained flats and six linked cottages. All the properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one double g...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/airlie-house-strachan-cottages-kintore/

Bonty Court sheltered housing

Bonty Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in the village of Aboyne. The scheme has 37 self-contained one bedroom and studio flats, all are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry There is one guest bedroom available for use by relatives or friends who don't live locally....

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/bonty-court-aboyne/

Garden Court sheltered housing

Garden Court sheltered housing scheme is situated in the busy town of Inverurie. The scheme has 16 one bedroom cottages and 1 two bedroom cottage. All the properties are connected to the community alarm system. Facilities at the scheme include: a communal lounge communal laundry Regular social activities can be facilitated by the Sheltered Housin...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/garden-court-inverurie/

Historic Building Intervention Programme

The Historic Building Intervention Programme was set up to help and advise property owners of traditional buildings within the Outstanding Conservation Area of Banff. Within Banff, a wide variety of buildings dating from the 16th to the 20th centuries can be seen, reflecting the historic character of the town. Many of these properties are in multip...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/built-heritage/historic-building-intervention-programme/

How your rent is set

Rent assessment scheme The rent we charge you is based on 14 characteristics of the house: House type Floor area - total square metres Number of rooms - excludes kitchens, bathrooms and utility rooms Glazing Number of external doors Parking Garden space Door entry system Communal satellite dish or TV aerial Bathroom facilities Heating Footpaths Co...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/rent-and-service-charges/how-your-rent-is-set/

Adventurous activities - planning and notifying an excursion

All those involved in the delivery and management of adventurous outdoor activities under the supervision of the council must use the excursion management system, Evolve to log and seek authorisation for all off site excursions. Evolve is a cornerstone of the safety management system and it is crucial that this system is used by all establishments ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/planning-and-notifying-an-excursion-involving-adventurous-activities/

Second hand vehicles dealer licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire Council is consulting on proposed amendments to the fees it charges for licences issued under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. If you would like to have a say, please complete our onli...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/second-hand-dealer/

Formal actions in planning enforcement

On this page you can find a brief explanation of the legal notices we might serve when dealing with breaches of planning control: Request for Planning Application Notice Breach of Condition Notice Enforcement Notice Temporary Stop Notice Stop Notice Amenity Notice Interim Interdict Direct Action Advertisement Enforcement Request for Planning Appl...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/enforcement-actions/formal-enforcement-action/

Who's Who

The Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology in 2017 provides the perfect opportunity to discover the heritage resources that Aberdeenshire Council and its partners have to offer. Find out more about who we are, what we do and our 2017 activities.  Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives Aberdeenshire Council shares its Archive Service with Aberd...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/hha/hha-partners/

Human Resources and Organisational Development

The Human Resources and Organisational Development Service is led by the Head of Service (Human Resources and Organisational Development), and is divided into four areas: Health, Safety, Wellbeing and Risk Unit HR Operations - Business Partner, Mediation and Employee Relations and HR Support Unit Learning and Development Unit Organisational Desi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/service-structure/human-resources-and-organisational-development/

Trees

Trees are a vital component of our landscape, enhancing the environment of our towns and villages and making a positive contribution to the quality of life. In certain situations they are protected by legislation. Trees can help integrate new development into its setting, but they can easily be lost or damaged through lack of consideration while th...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/natural-heritage/trees/

Buchan area funding

View grants and funding available in the Buchan area: Buchan Area Initiatives Fund Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Common Good Fund applications Buchan Area Initiatives Fund 2019/20 Communities across Buchan can apply for the Buchan Area Initiatives Fund. This will provide funding of up to £10,000 for projects such as improvements to towns ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/funding/buchan/

Garioch area funding

View grants and funding available in the Garioch area: Garioch Area Committee funding Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Garioch Area Committee funding Funding is available from the Garioch Area Committee. To apply complete the Garioch area application for assistance form (pdf 152KB). Aberdeenshire Charities Trust funding Aberdeenshire Chariti...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/funding/garioch/

Freedom of Information request

The law gives everybody a right to access all recorded information held by the council. This is called Freedom of Information or FOI. Anyone can use this right, and information can only be withheld where Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) expressly permits it. View our the Scottish Information Commissioner's guidance on making an FO...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/foi/

Choose how to pay business rates

You can pay your business rates by: Direct Debit Pay online Over the phone Internet banking At a collection office In a lump sum View direct debit and card payments privacy notice (pdf 136KB). Direct Debit Complete the Direct Debit form only if you have registered for business rates and have received a business rates bill for the property concern...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/business-rates/ways-to-pay/

Dog Fouling

If you are experiencing problems with dog fouling in your neighbourhood, the Council may be able to help you. View Environmental Health licensing privacy notice (pdf 432KB). How do I report owners who allow their dog to foul in a public place but do not clean up and dispose of the faeces? If you have witnessed a person allowing their dog to foul in...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/animal-health/dog-fouling/

Private Water Supplies

Private water supplies are those which are not provided by Scottish Water. Their source of water may be from springs, wells, boreholes, rivers or lochs. Aberdeenshire has over 8000 private supplies, 1500 of them are known as Regulated Supplies. These either supply large numbers of residential properties, with greater than 50 possible occupants, or ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-protection/private-water-supplies/

Private Water Supply Grants

The Private Water Supplies (Grants)(Scotland) Regulations 2006 allow grants to be made to improve private water supplies. The basic grant scheme is non-means tested and provides financial assistance of up to £800. The scheme is available to domestic, commercial and public premises but is not available in the following circumstances: any public bod...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-protection/private-water-supply-grants/

Conditions of Use

Copyright Copyright is reserved on the data held within the Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus and Aberdeen Historic Environment Records (HERs) (formerly known as Sites and Monuments Records (SMRs). The data may be used for personal research without charge but all output resulting from the use of the data must acknowledge the source as ‘compiled by and ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/conditions-of-use/

Dangerous and defective buildings

It is the responsibility of the building owner(s) to maintain it in a good state of repair and address any problems that may occur for instance as the result of extreme weather conditions. However, there are cases where owners fail to take appropriate steps or when emergency action is required. Report a dangerous or defective building Our Building ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/building-standards/dangerous-and-defective-buildings/

Qualifying Awards and Training

There is no National Governing Body for these activities, although the recently formed British Rock and Water Association (BRAWA) now exists to provide training and promote best practice. To undertake these complex and diverse activities safely with groups requires a hybrid of mountaineering, swiftwater and surfing competencies and experience supp...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/qualifying-awards-and-training/

The Schools Placing and Exclusion Appeals Committee (SPEAC)

This page provides information about the SPEAC and who is involved in it. Find out how to make an appeal. Appeals about most placing requests and all exclusions are heard by the SPEAC, set up and maintained by Aberdeenshire Council. The Administrative Justice & Tribunals Council (Scottish Committee), whose statutory remit is to keep under revie...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/education-appeals/speac/

Property Enquiry Certificates

A Property Enquiry Certificate (PEC) is a document produced by Aberdeenshire Council to collate various elements of information about the status of a property. The PEC is usually requested as part of a property search for conveyancing activities. The PEC provides information as to whether the property is subject to any statutory orders or notices a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/property-enquiry-certificates/

Education consultations

We currently have 1 ongoing consultation. You can also view closed consultations. Closure of Strachan School The consultation will run from 7th January 2020 until 21st February 2020. If you would like to have your say please complete our online survey. Please submit all comments on the proposals by this date so we can take them into account. Aberde...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/education-consultations/

Fares and Ticketing

Fares on commercially operated bus services are set by bus operators, whilst the council sets fares on the council-supported bus network. In this section you can find the following information: Commercial fares Local fares Multi operator ticketing Commercial fares The following services are operated on a commercial basis on which the operator set...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/fares-and-ticketing/

Banchory Academy

Results Banchory Academy results (pdf 20.1 kb) Please find below information for the Banchory Constituency in the Schools General Election: Notice of Election (pdf 14.3 kb) Notice of Situation (pdf 20.1 kb) Candidates Conservative - Daniel Rees Labour - Lisa McClatchey Liberal Democrat - Jamie Brown Scottish Green Party - Asia Dryda SNP - Liam ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/banchory-academy/

Portlethen Academy

Results Portlethen Academy results (20 kb) Please find below information for the Portlethen Constituency in the Schools General Election: Notice of Election (14.4kb) Notice of Situation of Polling Places (20.2kb) Candidates Conservative - Helen McGeorge Labour - Fern Harvey Liberal Democrat - Mirithula Shivakumar Scottish Green Party - Calym ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/portlethen-academy/

St Andrew's School

Results St Andrew's School results ( 20.4 kb) Information for the St Andrew's School Constituency in the Schools General Election: Notice of Election (14.4 kb) Notice of Situation of Polling Places (19.1kb) Candidates Conservative - Benjamin Payne Labour - Stewart Bruce Liberal Democrat - Rachael Stenhouse Scottish Green Party - Charlotte Mac...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/st-andrews-school/

The Gordon Schools

Please find below information for The Gordon Schools Constituency in the Schools General Election: Notice of Election (14.4kb) Notice of Situation of Polling Places (19.1kb) Candidates Conservative - Niall Hird Labour - Matthew Sutherland Liberal Democrat - Gail Angus Scottish Green Party - Catherine Perkins SNP - Caroline Lowe Please view The G...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/the-gordon-schools/

Harbour Charges

The schedule of rates and dues 2019/20 (pdf 270KB) provides details of fees payable for cargo vessels, fishing vessels, recreational vessels, wharfage, passengers, slipways and repair pads, weighbridges and pilotage.  Rover Ticket Why not explore Grampian through its Harbours? Payment of a 'single entry' fee gives Rover entitlement to berthing for ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/harbours/charges/

Trees, Forests and Woodlands

The Local Plan expresses the Council’s commitment to protect trees and woodlands, whether these are covered by a Tree Preservation Order or are of significant ecological, recreational, historical, shelter or landscape value. Trees and woodlands are a vital component of our landscape, enhancing the environment of our towns and villages and making a ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/natural-heritage/trees-forests-and-woodlands/

Naming Ceremonies

A Naming Ceremony is a special way of celebrating your love and commitment to your child.   The ceremony is purely secular therefore no religious content is allowed and has no legal standing. It is a unique occasion for family and friends to feel involved and to offer their support in your child’s future development. All Naming Ceremonies will be p...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/registrars/births/naming-ceremonies/

Burial grounds

There are in excess of 200 burial grounds in Aberdeenshire managed and maintained by the council. There are further 13 private burial grounds where interments can be arranged. Lairs (graves) can also be purchased (in burial grounds where capacity allows) by telephone or in person by appointment. View local burial grounds and their contact details: ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/bereavement/burial-grounds/

SEA Enviromental Report

Core Paths Strategic Environmental Assessment A Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) of the draft Core Paths Plan is required by the Environmental Assessment (Scotland) Act 2005. This Act is the implementing legislation for the European Directive, known as the SEA Directive.  The purpose of SEA The purpose of SEA is to ensure that during the pr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/paths-and-outdoor-access/core-paths-plan/sea-enviromental-report/

Late hours catering licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire Council is consulting on proposed amendments to the fees it charges for licences issued under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. If you would like to have a say, please complete our onli...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/late-hours-catering-licence/

Window cleaner licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire Council is consulting on proposed amendments to the fees it charges for licences issued under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. If you would like to have a say, please complete our onli...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/window-cleaner-licence/

Taxi and private hire booking office licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire Council is consulting on proposed amendments to the fees it charges for licences issued under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. If you would like to have a say, please complete our onli...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/taxi-licence-booking-office/

Financial support for young people

Regular financial support is given to young people aged 16 to 18 who: have been looked after away from home for over 13 weeks since the age of 14, and ceased to be looked after over their official school leaving age This is because young people in this age group are not eligible for state benefits.   Are there any exceptions? Yes, some young peop...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/throughcare-and-aftercare-service/financial-support-for-young-people/

Emergency repairs

Emergency repairs should be reported by telephoning: 03456 08 12 03 When you report an emergency repair we will advise you of when you can expect a response, and whether or not you are likely to be charged for the work. You should make sure that a responsible person is present when the emergency service responds. Emergency repairs are restricted to...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/repairs-and-maintenance/emergency-repairs/

The Forestry and Woodlands Strategy 2016

The rich diversity of forestry in Aberdeenshire is very important not only in economic terms but environmentally, socially and culturally. Forestry is an important part of the rural economy, providing employment directly in timber management and production and indirectly in associated businesses including tourism. Woodland areas composed predominan...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/aberdeenshire-local-development-plan-2017/ldp-sg-8-the-forest-and-woodland-strategy/

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions of Europe - CPMR

The Conference of Peripheral Maritime Regions (CPMR) is an independent network of over 150 European Regions from both within and outside the European Union representing peripheral maritime regions. The network operates to bring these regions together for discussion and debate on areas that are of common concern (agriculture, fisheries, transport, ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/european-matters/the-conference-of-peripheral-maritime-regions-of-europe-cpmr/

Secondary School Meals

Food provision for lunch and break time at all Aberdeenshire Secondary schools includes a wide range of Traditional and Contemporary options. The use of express style counters and the introduction of cashless catering facilities have been welcomed by pupils and helped to create a modern food service that they are familiar with. Traditional tastes f...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/meals/secondary-school-meals/

The North East Scotland Agriculture Advisory Group (NESAAG)

Aberdeenshire Council hosts NESAAG, a major cross-sectoral forum that lobbies on behalf of the sector as well as providing support and advice both to the agricultural sector and the wider rural economy of the North East. In March 2016 NESAAG published an in-depth study looking at the future of land-based industries in Aberdeenshire, Moray and Angus...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/industry-sectors/agriculture-and-rural-development/the-north-east-scotland-agriculture-advisory-group-nesaag/

Path closures

Find out more about path closures in Aberdeenshire. Formartine and Buchan Way As part of an investment programme in the Formartine & Buchan Way, construction work will begin in February 2020 to safeguard the integrity of the infrastructure along this popular route. Temporary access restrictions will apply during the site works at South Ugie Wat...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/paths-and-outdoor-access/news-and-projects/

How we work

Aberdeenshire Educational Psychology practice is guided by the Review of Provision of Educational Psychology Services in Scotland (2002) which affirmed the role of psychological services as an integral part of the local authority structure. According to the Currie report, Educational Psychologists contribute across 3 levels, namely: The child and...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/eps/how-we-work/

Under 21 Mega Discount card

Stagecoach Bluebird and Bain's Coaches are working in partnership with Aberdeenshire Council to offer discounted multi journey tickets to some younger Aberdeenshire residents as part of a pilot scheme. Apply for a U21 card Request a replacement U21 card Terms and conditions of the scheme Contact Apply for a U21 card If you are aged between 16 and...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/under-21-mega-discount-card/

Training

Environmental Health and Training in Occupational Health and Safety Do you have a business in Aberdeenshire? Do health and safety requirements confuse you? Do you want to increase your knowledge of health and safety? Do you want a safe workforce? Whether you are an employer, employee, self-employed or just interested, Aberdeenshire Council is of...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/training/

Customer Service Commitment

Aberdeenshire Council is committed to providing high quality services and delivering high standards of customer care. As a customer of the council, you have the right to be treated fairly and considerately when using any of our services whether in person, by phone, in writing, by e-mail or using our online services. These standards outline the leve...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/customer-service-commitment/

Customer Experience Panel

We are looking for volunteers to join our Customer Experience Panel. Volunteering will enable you to help shape aspects of how council services are accessed including the testing of new services and information requests. It’s vital for us to communicate with our customers if we are to understand and meet their expectations and requirements.   By jo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/about-us/ice/

Low emission vehicles support and funding

The council has developed a Low Emission Vehicle Delivery plan (pdf 809KB) to support the growth in electric vehicles in Aberdeenshire. The plan sets out how we will take action to deliver infrastructure and soft measures to promote the use of electric vehicles. The council is also working to expand the network of electric vehicles charge points ac...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/electric-vehicles/

Landscape

The landscapes of Aberdeenshire are an important and diverse resource with great fundamental environmental, social and economic value. These landscapes in both rural and urban locations are vulnerable assets which are facing mounting pressures for change. Given the fundamental role landscape plays in underpinning the quality of peoples? lives it is...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/natural-heritage/landscape/

Ythan Project

The Ythan Project was a partnership project which aimed to protect, restore and enhance the river Ythan in Aberdeenshire. The project had three main aims: to include local people in the work being undertaken and the decisions being made to undertake restoration work to improve the river environment at key locations to work with farmers on river-re...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/natural-heritage/ythan-project/

Your Rights and Responsibilities

Rights.... Access rights apply to most land and inland water in Scotland for non-motorised activity including walking, cycling, horse riding and canoeing. There are some areas where access rights do not apply, including: Non residential buildings and structures and closely associated land Houses and sufficient adjacent land to provide reasonable p...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/paths-and-outdoor-access/outdoor-access/your-rights-and-responsibilities/

Asbestos and tyres disposal

From 3rd June 2019 we no longer accept asbestos and vehicle tyres for disposal. Find out more about how to dispose of asbestos and tyres. Asbestos disposal We don’t provide an uplift or disposal service for any sort of asbestos waste. Asbestos is classed as hazardous waste and can’t be disposed of with your normal household waste. All asbestos wast...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/household-rubbish/asbestos-and-tyres/

Cashless Parking

Cashless parking is now available in Park and Pay car parks across Aberdeenshire. Cashless Parking lets you pay for your parking without using a machine. The service provided to Aberdeenshire Council, by RingGo, is available in all Aberdeenshire Council ‘Park and Pay’ car parks.   Check details of all RingGo parking locations. If you wish to take a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/cashless-parking/

Boat hire licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire Council is consulting on proposed amendments to the fees it charges for licences issued under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. If you would like to have a say, please complete our onli...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/boat-hire/

Cinema licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. A licence is required to use premises for a film exhibition to the public. This includes screening of recorded films or performances. In addition, where it is intended to organise a film exhibition at premis...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/cinema/

Child performance licence

Any child under compulsory school leaving age, wishing to take part in any public performances, will only be able to do so under authority of licence granted by the local authority for the area where the child lives. A licence is necessary for: a performance in connection with a charge (such as an admission fee or wage) any performance in licensed...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/child-performance-licence/

Types of tenancy agreement

Scottish secure tenancy Short Scottish secure tenancy Temporary tenancies   Scottish secure tenancy Most council and housing association tenants have a Scottish secure tenancy. The Scottish secure tenancy agreement is the lease agreement you sign when you become an Aberdeenshire Council tenant. The tenancy agreement sets out your rights and r...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/tenancy-agreement/types-of-tenancy-agreement/

Tenant satisfaction surveys

We regularly contact our tenants and invite them to take part in our tenant surveys. They give you the opportunity to comment on our service. They are a vital part of our Housing service's continuous improvement programme. Helping us improve our council housing and our Housing service. Tenant satisfaction 2018 Like all social landlords in Scotland,...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/tenant-participation/tenant-satisfaction-surveys/

Bike Storage

Cycle racks and lockers Aberdeenshire council is committed to providing integrated cycle and public transport facilities for longer journeys within the area, such as cycle racks and lockers at stations and the provision to carry cycles on buses and trains. Cycle lockers have been installed at all the railway stations in Aberdeenshire and at Park an...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/cycling/bike-storage/

If you are a Metal Detectorist

The current policy that the Archaeology Service adopts for Metal Detectorists in the North East of Scotland is as follows: No metal detecting on any council owned land or property without prior agreement with the Archaeology Service (including foreshore in council ownership). No metal detecting on or within 20m of any Scheduled Monument. Under cu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/what-to-do-if-i-am-a/if-you-are-a-metal-detectorist/

If you are a Pipelines or Utilities Builder

Construction and refurbishment of pipelines, overhead electrical line refurbishments and other similar utility works may impact on known or potential archaeological sites, and you are required to ensure that the archaeology is appropriately recorded and/or protected. Depending on the significance of the sites and the nature of the works proposed, t...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/what-to-do-if-i-am-a/if-you-are-a-pipelines-amp-utilities-builder/

Out of School Care

Out of school care in Aberdeenshire is for primary school aged children and provided by the council, private providers and the voluntary sector. These may be available before and after school, in service days and school holidays. This will vary between different providers. Activities are identified and led by children with support from a profession...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/local-childcare/out-of-school-care/

Cycling (Including Road Cycling, Trail Cycling and Mountain Biking)

Guidance Awards Glossary Weil's and Lyme's Disease (pdf 20.3 kb) Mountain biking, using specially designed and built cycles, is steadily increasing in popularity as a means of exploring the countryside. Mountain biking, XC biking and trail cycling are all widely used descriptive terms for this developing sport. Trails built specifically to offer...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/cycling-including-road-cycling-trail-cycling-and-mountain-biking/

Remote Working

Thanks to email and the internet remote working is a practical option for most employees and allows them to fulfil their work commitments without the need to either travel to the office or to clients' offices. This will not be suitable for every individual or business. However, working at home and video conferencing make remote working an alternati...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/commuting/remote-working/

Food and drink industry sector

We recognise that food and drink, and its relationships to the traditional industries of farming and fishing, is vitally important to the growth of the Aberdeenshire economy. Food and drink is a significant part of North East Scotland's economy, with more than 22,000 people directly employed in the sector: 51% in agriculture 32% in food manufactu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/industry-sectors/food-and-drink/

Cairngorms National Park Authority election

Aberdeenshire Council is responsible for running elections to Ward 5 of the Cairngorm National Park Authority. These elections take place every four years on an all-postal basis. 2019 election The election was concluded on 21st March, 2019, with the count taking place in the Victoria Hall, Ballater. The total number of votes cast for each candidate...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/cairngorms-national-park-authority-election/

Seasonal garden waste recycling points

The seasonal garden waste recycling points operate on Saturdays from 6th April to 2nd November 2019 at: Aboyne: Station Square Car Park, 12pm to 3pm Ballater: Roads Depot, South Deeside Road, 8am to 11am Balmedie: Library car park, Eigie Road 1pm to 4pm Blackburn: School car park, Fintray Road, 8am to 11am Inverbervie: Beach Front Car Park, off Ki...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/household-rubbish/waste-we-do-not-collect/garden-waste/seasonal-garden-waste-recycling-points/

Funerals

It is possible to make arrangements for a funeral yourself, but most people choose to go to a Funeral Director who can take over all of the arrangements. Most families find this service extremely helpful and supportive. Details of local Funeral Directors or Undertakers can be obtained from your local Telephone Directory, Thomson Local or Yellow Pag...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/bereavement/funerals/

Knife dealer licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire Council is consulting on proposed amendments to the fees it charges for licences issued under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. If you would like to have a say, please complete our onli...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/knife-dealer/

Metal dealer licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire Council is consulting on proposed amendments to the fees it charges for licences issued under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. If you would like to have a say, please complete our onli...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/metal-dealer-licence/

Skin piercing and tattooing licence

A skin piercing and tattooing licence is needed by all businesses who undertake tattooing or skin/body piercing. This can be a person, company or partnership. Skin piercing and tattooing cover: Acupuncture Electrolysis Any cosmetic body piercing (including ear piercing) Tattooing (including semi-permanent tattooing) A licence is required to ens...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/skin-piercing-and-tattooing/

Digital Connectivity

Find out more about broadband and mobile phone services. Broadband Aberdeenshire Council recognises the importance of high quality digital connectivity to its citizens and has been at the forefront of efforts to improve infrastructure and services to businesses and residents in the area. Significant increases  in the number of premises able to acc...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/communities/digital-connectivity/

Housing Benefit Frequently Asked Questions

Who can claim housing benefit? You can claim housing benefit if you are paying rent on the property you live in. This applies if you are: a council tenant a private tenant a housing association tenant a lodger or boarder living in a hostel, hotel or bed and breakfast living in a mobile home renting under a shared ownership scheme. Please note: yo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/housing-benefit-frequently-asked-questions/

Waste and recycling - what goes where

View a list of waste and recycling materials that we accept via household bin collections or at recycling centres, glass and textile points or garden waste collection points. On this page you can also find out what you can do with items or materials that we can't accept. Item Where can it go Condition of the item or alternative way of disposing ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/household-rubbish/a-z-list-of-materials/

Street Naming and Numbering

Anyone who wishes to register a new individual property should submit a completed application form along with a location plan that highlights the property. The form should be sent to the relevant local office as indicated on the form. After consulting with The Royal Mail we will write to the applicant confirming full details of the new postal addre...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/residential-streets/naming-and-numbering/

If you are a Family History Researcher

There is a separate section on the website devoted to family history and the resources that are available in Aberdeenshire, while the North East Scotland Roots website combines information for both Aberdeen City and Shire. A very useful booklet, available online, includes contact details for registrars, archives, libraries and museums: Family Hist...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/what-to-do-if-i-am-a/if-you-are-a-family-history-researcher/

Gypsy Travellers - future sites provision

We continually assess areas of land as potential sites so we can address the need for more Gypsy Travellers sites in Aberdeenshire. Increasing the number of well-managed, authorised, Gypsy Travellers sites will help meet the accommodation needs of Gypsy Travellers. It will help to reduce the number of unauthorised encampments and the issues associa...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/minority-ethnic-communities/about-gypsy-travellers/gypsy-travellers-new-sites/

Northern Court sheltered housing

Northern Court sheltered housing scheme is located in the centre of Fraserburgh. The scheme has 37 self-contained flats and two linked cottages. 33 flats have one bedroom and are suitable for two people. The remaining four flats are of bed-sit type. The linked cottages are suitable for two people. All the properties have fitted kitchens, central he...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/sheltered-housing/northern-court-fraserburgh/

Jarvis Court Very Sheltered Housing

Jarvis Court is a modern, purpose built very sheltered housing complex set in a quiet residential area on the outskirts of Fraserburgh. There are 21 flats - 19 self-contained one bedroom flats, one self-contained two bedroom flat, a guest bedroom for tenants’ visitors and a respite flat for respite care or short breaks. Each flat has: gas central ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/jarvis-court-very-sheltered-housing/

Shared Lives placement

The possibilities are endless with the Shared Lives Scheme. Each person decides what they want to achieve on their placement. We match them with someone who shares the same interests and can support them to success - a Shared Lives Carer. Shared Lives Carers share their homes and lives with you. The support is based in and around the Carer’s home ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/shared-lives-scheme/shared-lives-placement/

How to apply

Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council Searching for a job Completing the application form Shortlisting of applications Invite to Interview Interview Assessment Centre Job offer pending checks Other information GJIS Applying for a job with Aberdeenshire Council Aberdeenshire Council is one of the largest employers in the North East of Sco...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/how-to-apply/

Home education

We are committed to working with parents to make sure that their children can get the best possible start in life. This includes providing all children with education that meets their needs and recognising that some parents may wish to educate their children at home. Find out more about: The legal position How to withdraw your child from school f...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/home-education/

Aberdeenshire Schools Referendum on Scottish Independence

A Referendum on Scottish Independence took place in all 17 secondary schools and all 4 special schools in Aberdeenshire on 17 September,2013. Counting was staged at Meldrum Academy Games Hall on 18 September, exactly a year to the day before the whole of Scotland voted on the question of independence. All secondary school pupils in Aberdeenshire we...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/aberdeenshire-schools-referendum-on-scottish-independence/

Educational Psychology Performance

Introduction As a learning organisation the educational psychology service continually evaluate our work in a variety of ways.  We do this through self evaluation and seeking the views of those we work with collaboratively.  The information below gives a flavour of how we do this. Supervision and Support Aberdeenshire Educational Psychologists abid...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/schools-and-learning/educational-psychology/

Dropped Kerbs

A dropped kerb allows vehicles to cross the pavement from the road to a driveway, if you wish to apply for a dropped kerb more information can be found on this page: Before you apply Application fee Conditions How to apply What happens after Before you apply Before you apply you must check with your local roads office if the adjacent road is clas...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/residential-streets/dropped-kerbs/

Scotland-wide free bus scheme (National Entitlement Card)

The Scotland-wide free bus travel scheme for older and disabled people is open to holders of a free National Entitlement Card (NEC).  Eligibility How to apply Offices accepting applications Contact Eligibility If you are over 60 or have a disability, you could be eligible for free bus travel to get around Scotland and your local area. Over 60s el...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/concessionary-travel/scotland-wide-free-bus-scheme/

Walking and Hillwalking

Qualifying Awards Guidance for Leaders Glossary Avalanche Hazard Scale (pdf 26.2 kb) Weil´s and Lyme´s Disease (pdf 20.3 kb) Whilst being a valid and valuable activity in its own right, walking forms the basis of many other adventurous activities, such as gorge walking, climbing, trail cycling and the Duke of Edinburgh Award schemes. Further ref...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/walking-and-hillwalking/

Ranger Service

Welcome to the Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service webpages. We have a team of 6 rangers based throughout Aberdeenshire, and a Warden plus seasonal staff at the Bennachie Visitor Centre, to help visitors and residents explore and enjoy our rich natural and cultural heritage. In common with other Ranger Services in Scotland, we have 3 main aims:...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/ranger-service/

Countryside Access Code

Land uses in Aberdeenshire's countryside include farming, forestry, field sports and conservation, providing a rich and fascinating mix of natural and cultural landscapes to explore. The Scottish Outdoor Access Code explains the responsibilities of the public and of land managers in enabling all to benefit from access without harm to their own enjo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/paths-and-outdoor-access/countryside-access-code/

Environmental Services

Service Overview   All Environmental indicators in the LGBF fall under the remit of Infrastructure Services. The Directorate covers a broad range of service delivery including Waste and Recycling, Environmental Health and Roads Maintenance. You can find more information at the links below: Waste & Recycling Roads Trading Standards Environmental...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/strategy-and-performance/environmental-services/

Reporting non-emergency repairs

If you need to report a non-emergency council house repair please use our online form. If you are in sheltered housing accommodation your Sheltered Housing Officer can help you to arrange repairs. Requesting a repair When requesting a repair you should: Arrange a time when it is convenient for you to be at home Provide a contact number in case w...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/report/reporting-non-emergency-repairs/

Accessibility statement

This website is run by Aberdeenshire Council and is designed to follow Web Accessibility Initiative (WAI) guidelines and standards set by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C). We are committed to making our website as accessible, readable and usable as possible. This means you should be able to: change colours, contrast levels and fonts zoom in mos...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/accessibility/

Publication Scheme – Guide to Information

Under the Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) we are required to publish information as well as respond to requests. This is called the publication scheme duty. We must make information available to the public so that it can be accessed without having to ask for it. We have adopted the Model Publication Scheme which was developed and...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/model-publication-scheme/

Public Sector Procurement Opportunities

A new guide offering small and medium sized enterprises advice on how to bid for public sector catering contracts has been launched. Produced by the SAOS and Scotland Food & Drink, the guide was developed using the real experiences of those involved in public procurement throughout Scotland and provides practical guidance to businesses interest...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/public-sector-procurement-opportunities/

Economic Assessment of the Opening of the Bervie Braes Road

An assessment of the economic value of the reopening of Stonehaven’s Bervie Braes road is available here. The road is open one-way from April until October to give tourists visiting nearby Dunnottar Castle a more direct route into the town itself. The road was reopened in 2013 to address concerns over the economic impact on businesses and tourism c...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/economic-assessment-of-the-opening-of-the-bervie-braes-road/

Voters with a Disability

The following assistance is available for people with disabilities: Registering If you need assistance with registering to vote, LARGE PRINT documentation is available on request. You can also adjust the size of the text on these web pages by clicking on the Font button at the top of the page. During the annual canvass there is a freephone and inte...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/voters-with-a-disability/

Ellon Academy

Results Ellon Academy Results (20 kb) Please find below information for the Ellon Constituency in the Schools General Election: Notice of Election (14.3 kb) Notice of Situation (20.1kb) Candidates Conservative - Jordan Davidson Please view my campaign posters:Poster A Poster B Poster C Poster D Poster E. Labour - Rosie Taylor Please view my ca...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/ellon-academy/

Harbour Advice

Some helpful hints for harbour users for your safety and information: The Harbour Master is in charge! Keep slipways clear Obey speed restrictions Act with common sense Demonstrate good seamanship Consult Admiralty Charts Display slipway user ticket if applicable Payment of slipway fee does NOT include right to quayside berth Sailboards to be used...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/harbours/advice/

Noise

Sound is essential to our daily lives, but noise is not - noise can be defined as unwanted sound. It is a source of irritation and stress for many people and can even damage our hearing if it is loud enough. A nuisance is often difficult to establish but, generally speaking, if something is unreasonable to the average person, a court might decide i...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-protection/noise-pollution/

Environmental Information

The Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004 came into force on 1 January 2005. Every Scottish public authority now has a duty to make environmental information available on request. Environmental information, according to the Regulations, includes information in visual, written, taped or database form on: the state of the ‘elements o...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/green-living/environmental-information/

Register a birth

If a child is born in Scotland, the birth must be registered within 21 days. Parent(s) have the freedom to register the birth at any Registration office in Scotland. View privacy notices relating to birth registration and naming ceremonies. Please note that if you wish to register the birth of your child at any of the Aberdeenshire Registration Off...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/registrars/births/birth-registration/

Public Sector Equality Duty

Section 149 of The Equality Act 2010 came into force on 5 April 2011 and introduced the Public Sector Equality Duty (or sometimes referred to as "the General Duty"). This act extends our responsibility as a public body to promote and encourage equal opportunities in addition to tackling unlawful discrimination. The General Duty has three parts whic...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/what-is-the-public-sector-equality-duty/

Tree Issues

Trees enhance our natural environment by improving air quality and contributing to the beauty of the natural landscape. If you feel a tree is causing a problem the first step is to establish ownership of the tree, if the tree is in the ownership of Aberdeenshire Council then action will be taken on the following health and safety related issues: L...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/tree-issues/

Banff and Buchan Ranger

Jodie Banff and Buchan Ranger Winston House 39 Castle Street Banff AB45 1DR Telephone: 01467 539347Email: banffandbuchan.ranger@aberdeenshire.gov.uk   Banff and Buchan Area The Banff and Buchan Ranger covers the uppermost coastal area of Aberdeenshire, stretching from Charlestown on the outskirts of St Combs to Aberdeenshire's boundary near Cul...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/ranger-service/banff-and-buchan-ranger/

Garioch Ranger

Alison Garioch RangerThe Bennachie Visitor Centre Chapel Of Garioch Inverurie AB51 5HX Tel: 01467 681470 Email: garioch.ranger@aberdeenshire.gov.uk   Garioch Area The Garioch Ranger is based at the Bennachie Centre and covers a diverse area at the heart of Aberdeenshire including the iconic Mither Tap and Bennachie range where there is a var...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/ranger-service/garioch-ranger/

Formartine Ranger

David Formartine Ranger 29 Bridge Street Ellon AB41 9AA Telephone: 01467 538516   Email:formartine.ranger@aberdeenshire.gov.uk   Formartine Area The Formartine Ranger covers the part of Aberdeenshire from just north of Aberdeen up to Turriff and the River Deveron in the north and in the west to Oldmeldrum. Formartine has swathes of rich ag...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/ranger-service/formartine-ranger/

Kincardine and Mearns Ranger

Helen Kincardine And Mearns Ranger Viewmount Arduthie Road Stonehaven AB39 2DQ Telephone: 01467 537659   Email: kincardineandmearns.ranger @aberdeenshire.gov.uk Kincardine and Mearns Area The Kincardine and Mearns Ranger covers the coast south of Aberdeen down to St Cyrus, extending inland to Durris on Deeside in the north to Fettercairn i...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/ranger-service/kincardine-and-mearns-ranger/

Process and Timescales - Development Plan Scheme

The Planning etc (Scotland) Act 2006 requires all Councils to prepare a Development Plan Scheme. This is a document that sets out our programme for preparing and reviewing development plans and our proposals for engagement. The development plan is made up of the Strategic Development Plan and the Local Development Plan. Aberdeen City and Aberdeensh...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/process-and-timescales/

Buying a Home Composter

You can have up to two compost bins per household. The bins are available in two sizes: Smaller 320 litre compost bin, £20 with delivery (usually costs around £85) Large 800 litre compost bin, £35 with delivery (usually costs around £155) How to order a home composter You can order home compost bins by: contacting Wasteline completing home compo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/household-rubbish/buying-a-home-composter/

Data protection

The council is responsible for public services and facilities within Aberdeenshire. We provide a range of services as well as doing regulatory and administrative activities. These include providing education, child protection and care services (supporting early years, vulnerable adults and the elderly), tax collection, welfare benefits and grants a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/legal-notices/data-protection/

Local Housing Allowance for 2019/20

The table below shows the Local Housing Allowance rates for Aberdeenshire. This is the maximum weekly amount of housing benefit available if you live in private rented accommodation. The amount you get may be less depending on your income, and the number of bedrooms you are allowed depends on who lives with you. If you are under 35 and living alon...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/housing-benefit/local-housing-allowance/

Venison dealer licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Anyone who sells, offers or exposes for sale, or has in his possession, transports or causes to be transported for the purpose of sale at any premises, any venison requires to hold a venison dealer licence. ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/venison-dealer/

Energy efficiency explained

Energy efficiency is about saving you money by making sure the energy that goes into heating, lighting and giving power to your home isn’t wasted. We are committed to doing energy efficiency improvements to help reduce running costs, carbon emissions and the energy used in our council houses and flats as part of our improvement works plan. Examples...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/energy-efficiency/energy-efficiency-explained/

Former tenant arrears

When you terminate your tenancy, you should make sure that you pay the balance of rent to the termination date to avoid falling into arrears at the end of your tenancy. Housing benefit may only be paid to the date you stop occupying the house, which could be before the end of the termination notice period. If you had a previous tenancy with us and ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/rent-and-service-charges/former-tenant-arrears/

Communal or block repairs

As well as attending to emergency and routine repairs in your home, we also carry out repairs to certain communal areas in blocks where the Council still owns properties, such as stairs or roofs of tenement blocks or flats. The responsibility for repairs is shared between all the owners. To get non-urgent repairs done we will refer to the deed of c...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/repairs-and-maintenance/communal-block-repairs/

Verges

To report an untidy verge, contact the Roads team Online, by Phone, or by Text Message. We maintain approximately 10,000 Km of rural roadside verges, along with the verges in urban areas. Following a comprehensive review of service delivery, a proposal to alter the verge maintenance regime was approved at the Full Council meeting on 25 November 201...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/verges/

Driveway Access

Keep clear markings, in the form of a white "elongated H", can be laid on the road across the width of the adjacent driveway/vehicular access. Anyone who requests this type of road marking should apply to the relevant Local Roads Office using the application form below: Application for 'elongated H bar' keep clear markings (pdf 372KB) View H bar ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/residential-streets/driveway-access/

Collieston A2B and Methlick A2B

Collieston A2B and Methlick A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by the council. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public transport due to disability or infirmity, or who have limited access to conventional public transport. Area covered and operating times Methlick - Ythanbank - EllonTuesday and Thursday Methlick 09:35 11:40 E...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/collieston/

Deeside A2B

Aberdeenshire Council's A2B dial-a-bus services provide wheelchair-accessible door-to-door transport for people who have mobility difficulties. The service is also open to people who live in areas with limited public transport. In order to travel you must register to become a member. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public tran...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/deeside/

Ellon A2B Service

Ellon A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by the council. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public transport due to disability or infirmity, or who have limited access to conventional public transport. Area covered and operating times The service operates within Ellon town Monday, Wednesday and Friday between 9.30am and 2.45pm. Y...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/ellon/

Huntly A2B

Huntly A2B dial-a-bus service operated by the council. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public transport due to disability or infirmity, or who have limited access to conventional public transport. Area covered and operating times The service operates into and within Huntly Monday to Friday between 9.30am and 2.30pm. Passengers...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/huntly/

Portlethen A2B Service

Portlethen A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by the council.  Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public transport due to disability or infirmity, or who have limited access to conventional public transport.  Area covered and operating times The service operates within Portlethen town on Wednesday only between 9.45am and 2.45pm. ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/portlethen/

Licensing - Equalities

Aberdeenshire Licensing Boards recognise the following equality characteristics which are protected under the Equality Act 2010 – race (includes Gypsy Travellers), sexual orientation, sex (gender), disability, gender reassignment, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, and marriage and civil partnership. The Boards aim to provide excelle...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/alcohol/policies/licensing-equalities/

Powered Two Wheels

Motorcycles, scooters and mopeds are a low-cost form of transport and can be particularly convenient where public transport is not frequent and walking and cycling is not feasible. They are also more fuel and space efficient than single occupancy cars and contribute less to congestion. However, safety for motorcyclists is always an issue. The Counc...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/commuting/powered-two-wheels/

Burial ground charges

Our burial ground fees don't include undertaker related services or crematorium fees. The fees are higher for non residents as they don't pay Council Tax to Aberdeenshire Council. These fees only cover the purchase of the lair (grave), the preparation of the lair for the burial, the backfilling of the lair and laying out of flowers once the burial ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/bereavement/burial-grounds/burial-grounds-fees/

EU Referendum Service

In June 2016 the UK held a referendum and voted to leave the EU. There is some debate about the nature of the exit from the European Union and therefore some uncertainty about the likely impact on business.  Aberdeenshire Council is committed to supporting businesses in the North East through any period of change resulting from the EU referendum. W...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/business-support/eu-referendum-service/

Music centres terms and conditions

View terms and conditions for our music centres: Membership Exemption Enrolment Transport Medical information Risk assessment Photography and video recording of pupils Photographing or video recording your own children Break Dress Music Enquiries Membership The Instrumental Music Service (IMS) will provide a minimum of 18 music centre openings, i...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/music-lessons/music-centres/terms-and-conditions/

Traveline Scotland Smartphone App

  Customers with smartphones can download the Traveline Scotland app for free from the relevant app store.  The app will give customers access to many features including planning a journey by public transport, planning a cycling route, traffic information and also the ability to check live departures from any stop in Aberdeenshire. Accessing the li...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/bus-information/traveline-scotland-app/

Integration Joint Board publication scheme

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 requires Scottish public authorities to produce and maintain a publication scheme. The scheme sets out the information that the public authority publishes and how to access it. Aberdeenshire Integration Joint Board (IJB) has adopted the Scottish Information Commissioner's Model Publication Scheme 2016....

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/ahscp/publications/ijb-publication-scheme/

Dawson Court Very Sheltered Housing

Dawson Court is a modern, purpose built very sheltered housing complex set within landscaped gardens. It is situated in a quiet residential area, close to the centre of Turriff. There are 39 flats over three floors, all accessible by lift and stairs. Each flat is suitable for two people and has a: lounge kitchen bedroom bathroom with shower There...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/very-sheltered-housing/very-sheltered-housing-schemes/dawson-court-very-sheltered-housing/

Re-use of public sector information

The Re-Use of Public Sector Information Regulations are intended to encourage and make it easier to re-use information produced by public organisations.  Re-use means the use of information for any purpose other than that for which it was originally produced. For example, this would mean an individual, company or other organisation taking informati...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/re-use-information/

Development of new roads

Any person other than a roads authority who wishes to construct a new road or an extension to an existing road must apply for roads construction consent. These standards for Road Construction Consent and Adoption, along with the accompanying specification, are intended to assist private and public developers in obtaining the necessary authority, wh...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/new-developments/

Construction works noise

Construction of new buildings, transport links, energy infrastructure or dwellings is a necessary part of our changing environment. By their nature, construction and demolition works will be noisy and people living near construction sites will have to accept some level of disturbance for the duration of most construction projects. Many construction...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-protection/construction-works/

Dee Catchment Management Plan

Catchment Management Planning for the River Dee The Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) produced a consultation document of the Catchment Management Plan issues for the River Dee in 1999. There was then a lull in progression until early 2003 when a Dee Catchment Management Plan (DCMP) Steering Group was established. The Steering Group was...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/natural-heritage/dee-catchment-management-plan/

Monuments and Memorials

Erection of Monuments and Memorials Monuments may be erected only with the express authority of the lair holder and require official permission from Aberdeenshire Council. The maximum dimensions permitted have been restricted for Health and Safety and planning reasons. Works to erect a monument must be undertaken by a registered monumental mason. T...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/bereavement/monuments-and-memorials/

Hypnotism licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. If you wish to show, demonstrate or perform a hypnotism act in public, you must obtain permission from us. The hypnotist needs to apply for permission, not the owner of the premises where the performance is ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/hypnotism/

Integration Joint Board

The Integration Joint Board (IJB) is a joint board of Aberdeenshire Council and NHS Grampian. It oversees the Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP). The IJB manage adult Social Care and Health services in Aberdeenshire. Legal responsibilities The IJB has a legal obligation to comply with certain acts and orders.  View the duties ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/ahscp/integration-joint-board/

Aberdeen Archaeological Surveys (1977 – 2007)

The Archaeology Service, from its formation under Grampian Region Council in 1976 and subsequent continuation under Aberdeenshire Council following local government reorganisation in 1996, undertook a programme of regular aerial photography for 30 years. This successful programme, known as Aberdeen Archaeological Surveys (or AAS) led to many new si...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/aberdeen-archaeological-surveys/

Scottish Transport Awards

This page contains current and past Aberdeenshire Council submissions and successes at the Scottish Transport Awards:   2016: Entries in the following five categories were shortlisted: Scottish Local Transport Authority Of The Year (pdf, 435KB) Best Practice in Travel To School And Work Schemes - Ellon Integrated Travel Town (pdf, 4,218KB) Excellen...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/commuting/scottish-transport-awards/

Sex shop licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. A sex shop licence is required for any premises, vehicle, vessel or stall used for a business which consists to a significant degree of selling, hiring, exchanging, lending, display or demonstrating sex arti...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/licensing-sex-shops/

Tourist trails

Find out more about the following tourist trails to explore in Aberdeenshire: Historic Bridges trail Castle trail Coastal trail Historic Churches trail Secret Malts of Aberdeenshire trail Stone Circle trail Pictish Stone trail Peterhead Town trail Victorian Heritage trail Banff and Macduff trials The Aberdeenshire Historic Bridges trail From an ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/tourist-trails/

Contact Planning team

There are a number of ways to contact the Planning team: general enquiries correspondence address local offices planning enforcement enquiries drop in surgeries General enquiries For general advice and help with planning issues please email planning@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or contact the appropriate local office. Correspondence address All correspon...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/planning-applications/contact/

Dispensation to allow the display of fireworks

If you are a professional firework display organiser and are planning a display between 11pm and 7am, you need to obtain a dispensation from the normal prohibition on fireworks displays between these hours. You can display fireworks without the dispensation on the allowed dates (around 5th November, New Year, Chinese New Year and Diwali) but you mi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/fireworks-display-licence/

Rural Shop Support Scheme

The Rural Shop Support Scheme helps with the development and diversification of essential rural retail outlets for small communities. With this scheme, we offer shopkeepers, such as general stores or Post Offices, a comprehensive package of support: Business counselling Specialist consultancy Training advice Grants and loans Who can apply How to a...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/business-support/rural-shop-support-scheme/

Business enterprise

This category focuses on commercial or community development. The submission can either be a new build or redevelopment project which demonstrates outstanding merit in its design and functionality, but also demonstrates clear merit in its conception, ethos and development. Entries must have been completed within the past two years. There are a numb...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/built-heritage/aberdeenshire-design-awards/design-awards-category-6/

Landscape design

Entries must demonstrate excellence in the design and formation of community open space, parks, gardens or other green infrastructure projects. The submission must also outline how the scheme has contributed to the improvement of biodiversity and green infrastructure networks. This can be either in isolation or as part of a wider development. Entri...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/built-heritage/aberdeenshire-design-awards/design-awards-category-7/

Become a Shared Lives Carer

This is a rewarding job you can do from home and make a real difference to people's lives. Anyone can do it! You may not think you have the expertise to care for someone, but Shared Lives recognises that everyone has their own skill set. These differing skills make for a successful team helping people to fulfil their potential. The Shared Lives Sc...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/living-independently/day-services-for-adults-with-disabilities/shared-lives-scheme/become-shared-lives-carer/

Street trader's licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire Council is consulting on proposed amendments to the fees it charges for licences issued under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. If you would like to have a say, please complete our onli...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/street-traders-licence/

Exchanging property with another tenant

What is a mutual exchange? How do I look for a mutual exchange? What do I do when I find a tenant who wants to exchange with me? What should I check before I agree to an exchange? Repairs What happens after the exchange forms are sent to the housing office? How long does the exchange take to process? Important points to remember Mutual exchange...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/moving-house/can-i-exchange-my-property-with-another-tenant/

Ending your tenancy

If you wish to end your tenancy you, and any joint tenants, should write to us. You must give at least 28 days notice before the date you intend to leave the property. You need to tell us if you normally live in the property with your husband, wife or partner because we also need their agreement. We will ask you to complete a termination notice wit...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/tenancy-agreement/ending-your-tenancy/

Support for Outdoor Learning

What type of activities can Rangers lead? Aberdeenshire Council Ranger Service can assist schools and other organised groups in delivering outdoor learning activities with the objective of increasing awareness, understanding, care and responsible use of Aberdeenshire’s natural and cultural heritage. If your class or group would like a Ranger to hel...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/ranger-service/support-for-outdoor-learning/

Main Issues Report 2013 and Addendum

The Main Issues Report was published on 29 October 2013 to encourage engagement over land use planning issues in Aberdeenshire. An addendum to this report was published on 8 August 2014 to gather views on a very small number of new issues that arose as a result of the Committee consideration of the responses to the Main Issues Report or the publica...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/main-issues-report-2013-and-addendum/

Public procession licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Any moving event held in a public place anywhere in Scotland can be considered a parade or a procession. This can include races, fun runs and sponsored walks; processions; gala day parades and street parties...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/public-procession/

Charitable collection licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Anyone who organises a collection of money for charity, either in a public place or house to house, needs permission from the council by applying for a public charitable collection licence. A public charitab...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/public-charitable-collection/

Guidance for Leaders

Planning Group Size Water Hazards Careful planning and preparation contribute greatly to the safe and enjoyable outcome of any activity. The council's generic risk assessment for your chosen activity is designed to help you plan that activity safely, and must be referred to in the early planning stages. If the site or nature of the planned act...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/guidance-for-leaders/

Music tuition terms and conditions

View music tuition terms and conditions:  Frequency of lessons Deferred payments and refunds Exams and ensembles Changing schools Parental obligations Pupil requirements Additional teaching support Music centres Loan of instruments Assisted Instrument Purchase The Instrumental Music Service (IMS) reserves the right to amend any of the terms and ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/music-lessons/music-tuition/terms-and-conditions/

Gritting

In general terms effective Winter Maintenance consists of applying precautionary treatments to the road surface in advance of predicted snow and ice conditions. This precautionary treatment is achieved by spreading salt on roads and footways to prevent the formation of ice, commonly referred to as “gritting”. The most practical de-icing material fo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/winter-maintenance/gritting-routes/

Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009

The Flood Risk Management (Scotland) Act 2009 adopts a proactive approach to managing flood risk in Scotland. As lead local authority for the North East region under the act, we have produced the North East Local Flood Risk Management Plan. The Plan has been published in partnership with Aberdeen City, the Moray Council, SEPA, Scottish Water, the F...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/flooding/flood-risk-management-scotland-act-2009/

Circuses and funfairs

View booking conditions and procedure for circuses and funfairs on council owned land: Funfairs can only be booked by a Registered Fairground Operator Applications must be submitted a minimum of 28 calendar days prior to occupation Applications must be on the approved form available from the offices below and accompanied by the relevant safety cer...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/circuses-and-funfairs/

Local Development Plan 2016: Bids process

In order to support the Aberdeen City and Shire Strategic Development Plan 2014 Aberdeenshire Council is seeking expressions of interest for sites to be included in the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan (LDP) 2016. Development plans can take a number of years to prepare, and the timetable for production of the Local Development Plan i...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/local-development-plan-2016-bids-process/

Asbestos

Some of our properties may contain asbestos. Asbestos was widely used from 1930 to around 1980 and houses and flats built or refurbished then may contain asbestos. This applies to all buildings, not only those owned and maintained by us. Much of the asbestos is low risk and does not present any threat to safety if left sealed and undisturbed. Our l...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/healthy-safe-and-secure-home/asbestos/

School clothing grants

We can, in some circumstances, provide a grant towards the costs of school clothing and footwear if you receive certain benefits. The grant is £100 per year (1st April to 31st March) for each child. On this page you can find out more about: Who can get school clothing grant How to apply What happens after Payments Buying a school uniform Who to co...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/assistance/school-clothing-grants/

TaxiCard

TaxiCard offers reduced fare taxi and rail travel to those who cannot use conventional bus services because of severe or complex disability or infirmity. A TaxiCard entitles the holder to make a maximum of 52 single taxi trips per 3 calendar months at one half of the normal fare. Trips may be made within, and between, Aberdeenshire and Aberdeen, an...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/concessionary-travel/taxicard/

If you are a Developer

Planning Applications The Archaeology Service appraises all planning applications submitted to Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus and Aberdeen City Councils. Should a proposed development be judged to have an impact on known or potential archaeological sites (for instance the historic core of towns) then you will be required to ensure the archaeology is r...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/what-to-do-if-i-am-a/if-you-are-a-developer/

Guidance for Leaders

Careful planning and preparation contribute greatly to the safe and enjoyable outcome of any activity. The council's generic risk assessment for your chosen activity is designed to help you plan that activity safely, and must be referred to in the early planning stages. The guidance below is directed mainly to leaders undertaking simple activities ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/guidance-for-leaders-4/

Troup By-Election

A by-election took place on Thursday, 27 November, 2014, to fill a vacancy in the Troup ward of Aberdeenshire Council (Ward 2). The vacancy had arisen because of the death of Councillor John Duncan. Seven candidates contested the by-election, after which Ross Cassie (SNP) was elected under the Single Transferable Vote (STV) system. The other candid...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/troup-by-election/

Winter maintenance resources

The provision of the winter maintenance service costs the council in the region of £4 million to £9 million depending on the severity of the winter. Over the winter period we expect to use between 40,000 tonnes and 55,000 tonnes of salt and spend between £1.9 million to £2.9 million on winter plant (such as snow ploughs, gritters, tractors). Our wo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/winter-maintenance/resources-and-limitations/

School Travel Plans

The following guides are designed to be used for schools to help with the development of a school travel plan (STP). It contains information on what should be included, why every school should have one and where to begin. All the work associated with School Travel Planning has been designed to fit into the Curriculum for Excellence (CFE). View the...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/travel-planning/school-travel-planning/the-school-travel-plan/

How to Vote

You can vote in the following ways:  At your polling station A few days before polling day you will receive a Poll Card which will contain your own unique electoral register reference number and tell you where you should go to vote. To find out where your polling station is please use the 'where to vote' page. Postal voting  Postal voting is availa...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/how-to-vote/

Parks and Open Spaces in Formartine

The numerous parks, playing fields and public open spaces in the Formartine area include Ellon Riverside park – runs from west to east through the town providing a natural area of native species providing a valuable habitat for wildlife including herons, salmon, trout and otters.  Next to the car park is the Moot Hill Monument site of the court of ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/parks-and-open-spaces/parks-and-open-spaces-in-formartine/

The Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan Main Issues Report Policy Review

To inform debate and discussion on the Main Issues Report an initial review was undertaken of the existing policies within the Local Development Plan 2012 to determine whether they remained fit for purpose. A summary of the findings, and the individual policy reviews, are to be found below. Policy review summary (PDF 74KB) Individual policy revi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/the-aberdeenshire-local-development-plan-main-issues-report-policy-review/

Proposal of Application Notices - All Aberdeenshire

You searched for proposal of application notices: and listings sorted by: Date Valid80 records found. Displaying page 1 of 8 pages.firstprevious 1  2  3  4  5  6 ... next  last Ref / Date of Notice Earliest Date for Application Site Address Proposal Appl...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/proposal-of-application-notices-all-aberdeenshire/

Health and Social Care Publications

The key strategies, plans, reports and publications of Aberdeenshire Health and Social Care Partnership (AHSCP) and the Integration Joint Board (IJB) are on this web page. The IJB is legally required to produce and maintain a publications scheme. This sets out the information it publishes and how it can be accessed. Key publications include: Heal...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/ahscp/publications/

Supported Lodgings Scheme - information for hosts

What is supported lodgings? Who can apply? What accommodation is required? How long will a placement last? What kind of support do young people need? What can supported lodgings hosts expect from the tenant? How do I become a supported lodging host? How are placements arranged? What about finances? Further information  What is supported lodging...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/throughcare-and-aftercare-service/supported-lodgings-scheme-provider/

Antisocial behaviour

What are my responsibilities as a tenant? How do I report incidents of antisocial behaviour? What happens if I am evicted because of antisocial behaviour? Our commitment to you on antisocial behaviour   What are my responsibilities as a tenant? You have the right to the peaceful enjoyment of your home You, members of your household, or your visi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/neighbourhood-issues/antisocial-behaviour/

Planning enforcement actions

If our investigation confirms there is a breach in planning control we will determine what action is appropriate for the specific case. This may include: determine if any action is in the public interest tell the relevant parties that they are in breach of planning control request the activity or development stops ask for a retrospective planning ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/enforcement-actions/

Lord-Lieutenants

There are three Lord-Lieutenants that cover the Aberdeenshire area. Aberdeenshire is represented by James Ingleby, Banffshire by Mr Andrew Simpson and Kincardineshire by Mrs Roderick Kinghorn (Carol). The Lord-Lieutenant is appointed by The Queen and is Her Majesty's personal representative for their designated area. The primary role of the Lord-Li...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/lord-lieutenants/

Request childcare training

We offer professional learning and accredited training opportunities to all of those working in early learning and childcare across Aberdeenshire. View childcare training privacy notice (pdf 133KB). Accredited training courses Our accredited training courses are approved by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA) and the Scottish Social Service...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/request/child-care-training/

Homelessness Section 11 Notice

If you are a landlord (either a private landlord or a registered social landlord) or creditor (mortgage holder) you are legally required to tell us when you start taking court action that could result in making someone homeless. By giving us this early warning, you can help us to take action to prevent homelessness. Section 11 of the Homelessness e...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/homelessness/homelessness-section-11-notice/

Careers in Educational Psychology

Are you interested in a career in Educational Psychology? These are some things our psychologists like about their job: "...the variety and challenge of finding ways to use psychology effectively with a wide range of people in different learning contexts, and the collaboration and support I get for this from colleagues in the EPS... &q...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/eps/careers-in-educational-psychology/

Aberdeenshire Schools Pipe Band

We have launched a new Aberdeenshire Schools Pipe Band. This new band is primarily for inexperienced young pipers and drummers who will compete in the 2018 competition season. If you would like your child to join the band, there are some things you need to know:  Rehearsals Who can join How to join Risk assessment Insurance Rehearsals We hold wee...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/music-lessons/schools-pipe-band/

Music tuition

Our Instrumental Music Service offers pupils instrument tuition during the school day on: Woodwind Brass Violin or viola Cello or double bass Percussion Piano or keyboard Guitar Bagpipes Pipe band drum Senior pupils (S4 to S6) can receive tuition on an instrument for a Scottish Qualification Authority (SQA) course. SQA courses include Higher Musi...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/music-lessons/music-tuition/

Register of Members' Interests

Regulations made under the 2000 Act - Ethical Standards in Public Life etc. (Scotland) Act 2000 (Register of Interests) Regulations 2003 - provide for Councillors to give Notice of "Registrable Interests" as follows (references relate to paragraphs of the Councillors' Code of Conduct): Gifts and hospitality (3.13) Remuneration (4.3 to 4.11) Relate...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/councillors/register-of-members-interests-amended-270715register-of-interests/

Electoral Participation

Why Vote? Aberdeenshire Council promotes a number of initiatives to encourage voting and participation in the democratic process. Amongst these is engagement with school pupils, and a host of information is available on the Aberdeenshire Schools Election 2016, Schools Election 2015, Schools Election 2014, Schools Election 2013, Schools Referendum,...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/electoral-participation/

Register to vote

To take part in any election, you must be listed on the electoral register for the area in which you live. You can usually check the register in your local library, council office, or by contacting the Electoral Registration Office in your area. If you are not on the electoral roll, you can be added at any time, subject to a few conditions. You can...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/voter-registration/

Schools Election 2010

Please visit each of the school pages at the bottom of this page for individual results or view the aggregate results for the election as below Aggregate Results (pdf 20kb) A Schools General Election was organised in Aberdeenshire and held in seven schools in the run up to the 2010 UK Parliamentary General Election. The project gave secondary sch...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/schools-election-2010/

Electronic Counting

Electronic counting (e-counting) was used in May 2007 for the first time in Scotland's local and national elections. It replaced the traditional manual method of processing votes. Technological advances meant that the often time- consuming process of counting votes can now be carried out electronically, requiring a smaller number of support staff. ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/electronic-counting/

Road safety

The primary aim of the Road Safety Unit is to reduce both accident numbers and severity on Aberdeenshire’s road network. View our road safety plan 2018 - 2020 (pdf 2.76MB). Our road safety team is committed to making roads a safer place for road and footpath users including cyclists and pedestrians. On this page you can find out more about road saf...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/road-safety/

Civil Partnership Ceremony

Once you have decided on a date and venue for your Civil Partnership ceremony, you should contact the appropriate Registration Office as soon as possible to book the services of a registrar. We will be delighted to offer you advice and assistance with any aspect of your Civil Partnership ceremony. Aberdeenshire Council can offer ceremonies in one...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/registrars/civil-partnerships/civil-partnership-ceremony/

Animal Health and Welfare

Aberdeenshire Council Environmental Health Service is responsible for enforcement of animal health & welfare legislation. This protects the welfare of livestock on farms, at markets and during transportation. Report dead or missing animal To report a dead or missing animal contact our Waste team.  Please let them know:  what animal it is what ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/animal-health/animal-health-and-welfare/

Environmental health performance indicators

The performance of the Environmental Health Service is monitored and reviewed through a number of performance indicators. Corporate indicators require us to set targets and report on the percentage of the number of premises that are broadly compliant and better than broadly compliant in terms of food safety as set against the number of premises sub...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-protection/environmental-health-performance-indicators/

Listed Buildings

Many buildings are of interest, architecturally or historically. Those which are of special architectural or historic interest are listed by Historic Environment Scotland under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) (Scotland) Act 1997. It is an offence to carry out any unauthorised works for the demolition or alteration or extensio...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/built-heritage/listed-buildings/

3 Dee Vision (NOLIMP) Project

Partnership Working to Improve the Environment of the River Dee The summer of 2002 saw a frantic gathering of the key agencies likely to be involved in the delivery of one of the key European Directives, the Water Framework Directive. The catalyst for this hive of activity was the opportunity to attract some European funding through the North Sea ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/natural-heritage/3-dee-vision-nolimp-project/

Prejudice Incident Reporting

It is against the law to discriminate, harass, show bad attitudes towards someone or certain people, or to commit hate crime against certain people due his or her actual or perceived race, religion, transgender identity, sexual orientation or disability. UK equality law refers to these as protected characteristics. Find our how to report a hate cri...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/equalities/prejudice-incident-reporting/

Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2017

Aberdeenshire Council adopted the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan on 17 April 2017.  We are currently working on the Local Development Plan 2021.  View the Local Development Plan newsletter. The Plan sets out the policies that will be used for assessing planning applications and identifies development opportunities across Aberdeenshire. A map-...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/aberdeenshire-local-development-plan-2017/

Frequently asked questions

What is a local development plan? What is the difference between a strategic development plan and a local development plan What does the local development plan do? What is supplementary guidance? Why do we have a local development plan? Who is the local development plan for? Why are you already reviewing the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/frequently-asked-questions/

Schedule 4 Submissions made to the Local Development Plan

The following documents represent a summary and Aberdeenshire Council's views on representations received to 161 issues. In the final analysis issues 23 (Areas of Search for Minerals), 91 (Aberchirder), 93 (Cornhill), 107 (New Pitsligo) and 129 (Chapel of Garioch) were identified as having only issues that related to local detail and do not impact ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/schedule-4-submissions-made-to-the-local-development-plan/

Building warrant forms

There are different building warrant forms that you may need to complete at the different stages of your project.  Submit online You can submit all types of building standards applications online  through the national eBuilding Standards portal where electronic forms are available for submission. The portal will also allow the submission of any add...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/building-standards/forms-and-guidance/

Requesting copies of building warrant documents

Available information We can provide copies of plans and documentation relating to building warrant application, decision or completion certificate for applications within the last 25 years. We do not hold documentation over 25 years old. The public access register for Building Standards provides information on all Building Warrant applications rec...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/building-standards/request-copy-of-building-warrant/

Disclaimer

We make every effort to keep the information on this website accurate and up to date but will not be held responsible for any loss or damage arising in connection with the use of this website. You should be aware the council undertakes monitoring of both incoming and outgoing emails from time to time to protect our systems.  None of the guidance co...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/legal-notices/disclaimer/

Trade waste and recycling charges

We offer both waste and recycling collections from businesses. Our charges are based on the amount of waste you produce. We supply all the paper work required by the Duty of Care. View charges for 1st of April 2019 to 31st of March 2020: Collection charges - trade premises Events waste and recycling Direct delivery There is a minimum invoice char...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/commercial-refuse-and-recycling-collections/trade-waste-collection-charges/

Oldmeldrum Disc Parking

Parking in Oldmeldrum’s town centre, Cowgate and The Square Car Parks is limited to two hours, to help free-up parking and boost visitor numbers to local shops. Users are required to display a parking disc. The discs are free to obtain and use, and aim to better manage the availability of parking in the town. Waiting times are only restricted betw...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/oldmeldrum-disc-parking/

Viewmont office works – licensing applications

Council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. The works start from Monday, 3rd June 2019 and are expected to be completed by August 2020. If you are making an application for one of the following licences, permits or permissions, this might affect you: Application for grant of personal licences Boat hire licence Charitable collecti...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/refurbishment-works/

New to adoption

Adoption is a way of providing new families for children who can't be brought up by their birth families. The adoptive parents take on the legal rights and responsibility for the child, and the child becomes a full member of a new family. There's a need for secure and stable adoptive homes for children of all ages, particularly for family groups of...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/adoption/new-to-adoption/

About us

Our Kinship Care service assesses and supports the carer and child as a family, known as the kinship family. As well as promoting the safety and welfare of children and young people. We have a duty to assess and support kinship carers who care for children who are looked after and housed through an arrangement by Aberdeenshire Council, known as Loo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/kinship-care/about-us/

Allowances and payments

Kinship carers may be entitled to allowances or state benefits. Your entitlement depends on the type of kinship carer you are and your income, including other benefits and state pension. Carer of a 'looked after' child Carer of a 'non looked after' child Informal kinship carer   Carer of a ‘looked after’ child If you are a carer of a 'looked aft...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/kinship-care/allowances-and-payments/

Traffic Measures

In Scotland the responsibility for imposing orders on restricting or regulating the way vehicles are used on the roads belongs to the Scottish Government for trunk roads and each local authority for the roads in their area. Road traffic measures are brought into force under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Roads (Scotland) Act 1984 and various...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/traffic-management/traffic-measures/

Fraserburgh A2B

Fraserburgh A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by the council. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public transport due to disability or infirmity, or who have limited access to conventional public transport. Area covered and operating times The service operates door-to-door in Fraserburgh from the outlying towns and rural areas. ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/fraserburgh/

Inverurie Town A2B Service

Inverurie Town A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by the council. Who qualifies for the service The service is open to local residents of all ages who don't live on a main bus route, and those who can't use other buses due to limited mobility. Area covered and operating times The service operates within the town of Inverurie on Mondays to Fridays b...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/inverurie-town-service/

Kincardine and Mearns A2B

Aberdeenshire council's A2B dial-a-bus services provide wheelchair-accessible door-to-door transport for people who have mobility difficulties. The service is also open to people who live in areas with limited public transport. In order to travel you must register to become a member. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public tran...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/kincardine-and-mearns/

Peterhead A2B

Peterhead A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by the council. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public transport due to disability or infirmity, or who have limited access to conventional public transport.  Area covered and operating times The service operates door-to-door to Peterhead from the outlying towns and rural areas betw...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/peterhead/

Banchory Town A2B Service

Banchory Town A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by the council. Who qualifies for the service You need to be a member of A2B to use our dial-a-bus services.  You can become an A2B member if you need door-to-door transport or if you find it difficult to use other bus services.  This may be because: the public bus steps are too high you need extra ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/banchory-town/

Turriff Town A2B

Turriff Town A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by the council. Who qualifies for the service Passengers can travel on any of the timetabled journeys shown below without booking.  The service operates “hail and ride” on the route sections without a bus stop.  For further information regarding the route contact us.  The service can be used by anyone...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/turriff-town-centre/

Cruising

Qualifying Awards Royal Yachting Association Coaching Scheme RYA Competent Crew recognises the appropriate skills needed to be an effective crew member on a sailing boat. RYA Day skipper recognises an ability to skipper a small yacht by day in familiar waters, within 20 miles from a nominated departure point, and in favourable weather conditions. R...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/cruising/

Acceptable Behaviour Contracts

What is an acceptable behaviour contract? An acceptable behaviour contract (ABC) is a written agreement between a person who has been involved in antisocial behaviour and one or more agencies whose role it is to prevent such behaviour from occurring again. ABCs are a voluntary measure – they are not legally binding – and can be used i...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/communities-and-events/safety-and-emergencies/antisocial-behaviour/acceptable-behaviour-contracts/

Walking as Active Travel

Experts recommend that adults be active for a total of 30 minutes a day, on five or more days of the week to benefit health. The good news is that this 30 minutes can be made up of shorter bouts of 10 to 15 minutes, making walking an ideal way to hit the target. Walking could be built in to your day as part of your commute or by replacing one the m...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/commuting/walking-as-active-travel/

Consumer advice

Consumer advice in Aberdeenshire is provided in partnership with consumeradvice.scot an advice only service which is funded by the Scottish Government and covers the whole of Scotland. If you are looking for information or general help, check out the consumeradvice.scot website or the Which? website dedicated to consumer rights. Which? have also pu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/consumers/consumer-advice/

The Aberdeenshire Larder - New Edition

A new edition of the Aberdeenshire Larder which pinpoints where to find some of the best food and drink in Aberdeenshire has beenlaunched. Aberdeenshire Larder is part of The List series of food and drink publications, featuring places to eat and where the buy the best produce from the region. The new edition, covers businesses in Aberdeenshire an...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/publications/the-aberdeenshire-larder-new-edition/

Road construction consent - non-standard details

The materials specified and standard details included in our standards documents are provided to ensure that all new roads for adoption are durable, maintainable and fit for purpose.  These materials and details can be used effectively in innovative layouts as well as more traditional streetscapes. Where a developer wishes to incorporate any constr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/new-developments/non-standard-details/

Inverurie and District By-Election

A by-election took place on Thursday, 12th October, 2017, to fill a vacancy in the Inverurie and District Ward (Ward 11) of Aberdeenshire Council, caused by the resignation of Councillor Colin Clark. Five candidates contested the Ward 11 by-election, after which Lesley Berry (Scottish Conservative and Unionist) was elected under the Single Transfer...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/inverurie-and-district-by-election/

Early Learning and Childcare Capital Grant Scheme

We have funding available through our Early Learning and Childcare Capital Grant Scheme. The scheme is to help existing and new childcare providers increase the quality and number of 1140 hours places available.  The scheme will offer grants of up to £10,000 and is open from March 2019. Funding is open to all funded partners providing or proposing ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/childcare-and-early-learning/childcare-extended-hours/elc-grant-scheme/

Availability of school places

If we receive more placing requests than there are places available, we will review the applications against our list of priorities:  Residence Children in Need Educational Local conditions Sibling attending school Social (childcare) We may consider other reasons if the deciding officer feels they are appropriate. Residence Residents within Aberd...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/admissions/out-of-zone-school/availability-of-school-places/

Fordyce Old Kirk and Kirkyard

Both picturesque and atmospheric, this Kirkyard contains a wealth of monuments and gravemarkers spanning some 400 years – early 16th to early 20th centuries. The tower and belfry, as existing, are dated 1661 but are the result of alterations to heighten an earlier entrance porch on two occasions. The upper floor has been used as both a prison and s...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/historic-kirkyards/fordyce-old-kirk-and-kirkyard/

Aberdeenshire Historic Kirkyards Conservation and Repair

With over 150 historic kirkyards widely dispersed throughout the North-East, Aberdeenshire is home to a fascinating collection of memorials and tombstones. Dating from the 13th to the 17th century, the kirkyards have important architectural and historic significance which assists us to understand our local and nation's history. To prevent further d...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/historic-kirkyards/aberdeenshire-historic-kirkyards-conservation-and-repair/

Winter - how we plan and monitor

For the council the provision of the winter maintenance service is an all year round operation. During the summer months we review the Winter Maintenance Operational Plan (pdf 520KB) and make any necessary changes and improvements. We liaise with all other Scottish authorities, Transport Scotland, emergency services, external agencies as well as th...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/winter-maintenance/winter-plan-and-monitoring/

How to understand the voting information

The Returning Officer has made voting information from the Aberdeenshire Council Elections available to anyone who wishes to find out more about how voters ranked the candidates in order of preference. The first line of the report shows how many candidates there were and how many councillors were to be elected. The subsequent lines begin with the n...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/local-government-elections-2017/how-votes-are-calculated/

Inverurie and District By-Election Nomination Pack

View nomination pack to stand as a candidate in the Inverurie and District By-Election on Thursday 12th October 2017: List of contents for full nomination pack (pdf 93.6KB) Letter to prospective candidates (pdf 128KB) Guidance notes for candidates and election agents (pdf 250KB) Council By-Election nomination forms (pdf 227KB) Register and absent ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/inverurie-and-district-by-election/nomination-pack/

Developing Motor Skills

Helping your child to develop the motor skills needed for every day activities Motor Skills is the term often used to describe the co-ordinated movements needed for everyday activities and learning. Who are these pages for? - for families, carers, people who work with children and of course the children and young people themselves What is in these...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/parents-carers/support-for-families/developing-motor-skills/

Voting Systems

STV - The Single Transferable Vote was used for the first time in Scotland at the local government elections which took place on 3 May 2007. Instead of marking a cross, voters indicate their preferences on the ballot paper by ranking the candidates in order (first, second, third, etc.) and may vote in this way for as many or as few of the listed c...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/voting-systems/

Air Quality in Aberdeenshire

Air Quality in Aberdeenshire is generally very good.  A 3 day forecast of air quality is now available on the website Air Quality in Scotland.  Why not enter your post code on the website and check what the air quality is like near you? Local Air Quality Management  Aberdeenshire Council’s Environmental Health Officers have responsibilities under t...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/environmental-protection/atmospheric-pollution/

Conservation areas

Conservation areas are defined as areas of special architectural or historic interest. The council designates these areas to ensure their character or appearance is preserved and enhanced for current and future generations.  Designation is the formal process of establishing a new conservation but is it only the starting point of the council’s role ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/built-heritage/conservation-area/

Biodiversity

Aberdeenshire is well known for the richness of its wildlife. We need to protect and enhance our natural heritage to ensure quality of life and enjoyment for future generations. In doing this, we focus on a number of key issues: Our work for biodiversity Important sites for nature conservation Habitats Protected and notable species Pollinator acti...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/natural-heritage/biodiversity/

Parking Fines (Excess Charge Notices)

We issue car parking fines when you have not adhered to the conditions of use of a car park. Find out more about:  Reasons you may have received a parking fine How to pay a parking fine How to appeal a parking fine Processing an appeal Contact details Car parks privacy notices The quicker you react, the less you pay. View our payment scales.  Rea...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/parking-fines/

Occasional extension of licensing hours

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire is currently divided into three divisional licensing boards. Consideration is being given to changing this so that instead of three boards there would be one board covering the whole of Aberdee...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/occasional-extension-of-licensing-hours/

Occasional licence to sell alcohol

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire is currently divided into three divisional licensing boards. Consideration is being given to changing this so that instead of three boards there would be one board covering the whole of Aberdee...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/occasional-licences/

Guidance for Orienteering Leaders

Planning Clothing and Equipment Ratios (Qualified Staff to Students) Safety Procedures Water Hazards Preperation for Participants Recommendations Environmental Considerations Careful planning and preparation contribute greatly to the safe and enjoyable outcome of any activity. The council's generic risk assessment for your chosen activity is d...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/guidance-for-orienteering-leaders/

Guidance For Leaders

This Section refers to dinghy sailing and windsurfing only. For further information on powerboating, keelboating and cruising, RYA and DoT guidelines should be followed and further advice should be sought from the Adventurous Activities Consultant Planning Equipment Clothing and Personal Equipment Keelboats Water Hazards Careful planning and p...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/guidance-for-leaders-5/

By-Elections results for Banff and District and Inverurie and District

Banff & District and Inverurie & District By-Elections Two by-elections took place on Thursday, 3 November, 2016, to fill a vacancy in each of the Banff & District (Ward 1) and Inverurie & District (Ward 11) wards of Aberdeenshire Council. The vacancies had arisen because of the death of Councillor Iain Gray and the resignation of ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/by-elections-results-for-banff-and-district-and-inverurie-and-district/

Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford By-Election

A by-election took place on Thursday, 5 November, 2015, to fill two vacancies in the Huntly, Strathbogie and Howe of Alford ward of Aberdeenshire Council (Ward 14). The vacancies had arisen because of the death of Councillor Joanna Strathdee and the resignation of Councillor Alastair Ross. Five candidates contested the by-election, after which Marg...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/results/huntly-strathbogie-and-howe-of-alford-by-election/

Planning enforcement - report a breach

Planning enforcement is a fundamental part of planning service. It deals with complaints regarding unauthorised development such as: work being carried out without the necessary planning permission an unauthorised change of use failure to comply with conditions attached to a permission developments not built according to approved plans Such cases...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/planning-enforcement/

Information for Parents and Carers

 Who are Educational Psychologists? The Educational Psychology Service is part of the Education, Learning and Leisure of Aberdeenshire Council. Educational Psychologists normally have an honours degree in Psychology, a postgraduate degree in Educational Psychology and a background in working with children and young people. They are trained to work ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/eps/information-for-parents-and-carers/

Macduff Harbour

Average High Tide Variation: 1 hour 20 minutes before Aberdeen Latitude 57º 40'N Longitude 02º 30'W Admiralty Chart No. 1462 HarbourmasterMr Duncan MackieHarbour Office32 Shore StreetMacduffBanffshire Mobile: 07747 020496Telephone: 01261 832236Fax: 01261 833612Watchman: 01261 833962 General information Harbour depths Facilities General informatio...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/harbours/macduff-harbour/

Rosehearty Harbour

Average High Tide Variation: 1 hour before Aberdeen Latitude 57º 42'N Longitude 02º 07'W Admiralty Chart No. 213 Harbourmaster Mrs Dee Collins Neil Aberdeenshire Council Infrastructure Service Cape House Banff AB45 1ED Tel: 01346 571796 General information Harbour depths Facilities General information Rosehearty has two harbours, the old harbour ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/harbours/rosehearty-harbour/

Stonehaven Harbour

Average High Tide Variation: 10 minutes after Aberdeen Latitude 56º 58'N Longitude 02º 12'W Admiralty Chart No. 1438 Harbourmaster Mr James Brown Harbour Office Old Pier Stonehaven AB39 2JU Tel: 01569 762741 General information Harbour depths Facilities General Information Stonehaven Harbour was first built prior to 1607 but was destroyed by sto...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/harbours/stonehaven-harbour/

Regeneration schemes for town centres

Town Centre Regeneration Schemes have been carried out in several towns in Aberdeenshire, focusing on the regeneration of towns along the north coast. These have been delivered with the assistance of funding from either or both of Historic Environment Scotland’s Conservation Area Regeneration Scheme (CARS) and the Heritage Lottery. Through the deli...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/built-heritage/conservation-area-regeneration-schemes-cars/

Blue Badge scheme

The Blue Badge Scheme is a national scheme allowing people with severe mobility issues to park close to amenities they would otherwise have difficulty accessing. The scheme helps you travel independently, as either a driver or a passenger. Badge holders can park free at on-street parking meters and in pay and display bays; on single and double yel...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/blue-badge-scheme/

Alford - Haughton Country Park

Montgarrie Road Alford AB33 8NA Location Map The park is situated on the outskirts of the village of Alford which lies twenty five miles west of the City of Aberdeen along the A944. Alford is accessible by public transport. The park is open during the hours of daylight every day of the year. The park provides picnic tables and has two areas of play...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/country-parks/alford-haughton-country-park/

Fuel poverty strategic outcome statement

The fuel poverty strategic outcome statement and action plan aim to eradicate fuel poverty for all properties, as far as is reasonably practicable, by 2016. Fuel poverty will be decreased by 5% each year across all tenures. This strategic outcome statement demonstrates our commitment to eradicating fuel poverty.   A household is in fuel poverty if,...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-policies-and-strategies/fuel-poverty-strategic-outcome-statement/

Welfare Reform

If you are of working age and claiming benefits you may be affected by changes taking place as a result of Welfare Reform. This page provides you with some key facts about some of the changes. Universal Credit Universal Credit is a new benefit for people who are looking for work or on a low income. It will replace many existing benefits with a sing...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/welfare-reform/welfare-reform/

Social Sector Size Criteria

If you are of working age and rent your home from Aberdeenshire Council or a housing association, housing benefit is calculated based on the number of bedrooms you require. This means that if you and your household are assessed as having more bedrooms in your accommodation than is necessary, your housing benefit may be reduced. Working age meaning ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/welfare-reform/social-sector-size-criteria/

Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan - Archive Information

This section provides access to key documents used in the preparation of the Aberdeenshire Local Development Plan 2012 and 2017 leading up to their adoption. Main Issues Report and Draft Proposed Local Development Plan 2019 'Bids' received from landowners and developers Draft Proposed Local Development Plan Monitoring Statement (pdf 2.39MB) The Ma...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/archive-information/

Comment on planning applications

You can make comments to object or support a planning application within the prescribed public consultation period: Time period How to make a comment What happens to your comment Time period You can make comments within the prescribed public consultation period. This period is usually 21 days from valid receipt of the application. It may be longe...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/public-access/comment/

Residents Permit

Residents Permits are available to those whose main residence is in an approved zone, subject to certain conditions. The permit allows residents living next to or in close proximity to a Council operated car park to park within the specified car park. Holders of a valid resident’s permit do not require to purchase a pay and display ticket when park...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/car-parking/residents-permit/

Employment support

The Employment Support Team (EST) is the council's central point for employment support. The team coordinates the Aberdeenshire Employability Partnership, which is geared to help people into work and training. The EST assists anyone living in Aberdeenshire, who is actively seeking employment or looking to enter education or training to gain full-ti...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/jobs-and-careers/employability-support/employment-support-team/

Business waste drop-off service

In 2020 we will be introducing a new drop-off service at waste transfer stations for businesses. This will help us move business waste away from recycling centres to create space for more recyclable materials to improve services to householders. On this page you can find out more about the new service: Why we are moving business waste away from re...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/waste-strategy/business-waste-drop-off/

Alford - Lumsden - Huntly A2B

A2B dial-a-bus is operated by the council. Who qualifies for the service The service is open to everyone. For further information regarding the service contact us. Area covered and operating times View timetables and  Alford - Lumsden - Huntly A2B leaflet (pdf 155KB) for more information. Insch – Alford - Lumsden – Huntly Mondays only Insch  1...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/alford-lumsden-huntly/

If you are an SRDP applicant or Forestry Manager

There may be archaeological sites within your SRDP or forestry scheme area which will need to be protected and managed. The Archaeology Service is able to provide information and advice on the historic environment to help in preparing applications for schemes within Aberdeenshire, Moray, Angus and Aberdeen City Council areas. Information and advice...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/what-to-do-if-i-am-a/if-you-are-an-srdp-applicant-or-forestry-manager/

Hill Forts and other Settlements

  1. Tap O'Noth Access is by a steep footpath from a small carpark at Brae of Scurdargue, 1.5 miles (2.4km) N of Rhynie on A941 to Dufftown. 2. Dunnideer Access is by a steep, signposted footpath from the minor road B992 from Insch, about 1 mile (1.6km) W of Insch. 3. Little Conval 2 miles (3.2km) W of Dufftown,...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/sites-to-visit/hill-forts-and-other-settlements/

Housing Improvement Programme

Improvement works are upgrades we do to your home as part of our 4 year Housing Improvement Programme (HIP).  Year 2 of the programme starts in stages throughout 2019 as each of the 4 HIP contractors finishes year 1 works at different times. The HIP is part of our 30 year business plan which allows us to plan for improving our council houses and fl...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/improvement-works/housing-improvement-work/

Qualifying Awards for Leaders

Scottish Mountain Bike Leader Association The SMBLA scheme has been developed by Scottish Cycling, in conjunction with the Scottish Advisory Panel for Outdoor Education (SAPOE), in order to provide a framework of qualifications for Leaders to deliver mountain biking as a safe and enjoyable sport and activity. The scheme offers awards at two levels ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/qualifying-awards-for-leaders/

Expeditions

Guidance for leaders Glossary Weil's and Lyme's Disease (pdf 20.3 kb) Expeditioning requires the ability to live as comfortably as possible in remote areas and under any weather conditions, with the minimum of equipment that will ensure adequate shelter and feeding. Expeditioning covers a range of activities, from an overnight camp in an officia...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/expeditions/

Qualifying Awards

Basic Expedition Leader Award [B.E.L.A.] This national award is aimed at youth leaders and teachers. It prepares the holder to train young people in the basic skills involved in journeying on foot in low level countryside in the UK during the summer months (generally from May-October inclusive). Mountain Leader Training UK Mountain Leader Training...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/qualifying-awards/

Appeals

Parents have appeal rights in certain areas of education law: Placing requests Exclusions Additional Support Needs Who has the right to make an appeal? Parents have the right of appeal in all cases where their child is still under school leaving age (16 years old).  They may also have the right of appeal in cases where their child is over that ag...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/education-appeals/appeals/

Licensing Board Publication Schemes

The Freedom of Information (Scotland) Act 2002 (FOISA) provides individuals with a right of access to all recorded information held by Scotland’s public authorities.  Anyone can use this right, and information can only be withheld where FOISA expressly permits it. Section 23 of FOISA also requires that all Scottish public authorities maintain a pub...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/alcohol/policies/licensing-board-publication-schemes/

First Employee Grant scheme

We offer a £1,000 grant as part of our First Employee Grant (FEG) scheme to assist you with taking on a first employee in your business:    Who can apply How to apply Application process Contact Who can apply We are not able to award the grant if your employee is already working for you when you apply. The grant is for the first employee of your ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/business-support/fegs/

Census Profiles for Aberdeenshire

1991 Census Profile Comparable Profile derived from the 1991 Census. 1991 Census Profile - Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City, Scotland (pdf 22kb) 1991 profile of population and households. Resident Profile by population, age group, ethnic group, migration, employment, long-term illness Population Gender Aberdeenshire Aberdeen City Scotland Male ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/statistics/census/census-profiles-1991/

Census Profiles for Aberdeenshire

2001 Census Profile 2001 Census Profile - Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen City, Scotland (pdf 22kb) 2001 profile of population and households. Resident Profile by population, age group, ethnic group, migration, employment, long-term illness Population Gender Aberdeenshire Aberdeen City Scotland Male 112,470 103,818 2,432,494 Female 114,401 108,30...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/statistics/census/census-profiles-2001/

Aberdeenshire Comfort Partnership Scheme

Aberdeenshire's Comfort Partnership is an initiative being developed by the Council to enhance the service offered in the area. Members of this scheme offer free of charge use of their toilet facilities, without any expectation to purchase any goods or services. Axis Centre Newmachar - 9 School Road, Newmachar, AB21 0WD Opening Hours Monday - ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/public-toilets/aberdeenshire-comfort-partnership-scheme/

Pitsligo Parish Kirkyard Peathill, Rosehearty

The parish of Pitsligo was established on 28th June 1633 by Act of the Scottish Parliament, from the existing parishes of Aberdour, Fraserburgh and Tyrie following petition by Alexander Forbes of Pitsligo. It was the last parish erected within the Synod of Aberdeen. The building of the kirk commenced prior to 1633, possibly as early as 1630. It bec...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/historic-kirkyards/pitsligo-parish-kirkyard-peathill-rosehearty/

St Mary's Kirkyard Banff

In the heart of Banff, one of the most important sea-ports in medieval Scotland, are the remains of the parish church of St Mary’s. The story that it, and the burials around it, can tell is intimately bound up with the changing fortunes of the burgh of Banff itself and the surrounding countryside. The parish kirk of St Mary’s that ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/historic-kirkyards/st-marys-kirkyard-banff/

Inverurie Rural A2B

Inverurie Rural A2B dial-a-bus is operated by the council. Who qualifies for the service Those who cannot access public transport due to disability or infirmity, or who have limited access to conventional public transport.  Area covered and operating times The service operates into and within Inverurie:   Monday: Hatton of Fintray, Kinmuck Monday ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/inverurie-rural/

Public entertainment licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. A public entertainment licence is required for land or premises used as a place of public entertainment where members of the public are admitted, or may use any facilities for the purposes of entertainment o...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/public-entertainment/

Taxi and private hire licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire Council is consulting on proposed amendments to the fees it charges for licences issued under the Civic Government (Scotland) Act 1982. If you would like to have a say, please complete our onli...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/taxi-licence-hire/

Guidance For Leaders

Planning Equipment Clothing Group Size and Supervision Consideration of Student Well-Being Environmental Considerations Water Hazards Careful planning and preparation contribute greatly to the safe and enjoyable outcome of any activity. The council's generic risk assessment for your chosen activity is designed to help you plan that activity sa...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/guidance-for-leaders-3/

Supported Lodgings Scheme - information for young people

Who provides supported lodgings? How much choice would I have on where I go? Would I be able to meet the people I would be living with before I moved in? How long would I be expected to stay in supported lodgings? What could I expect from supported lodgings? What support would I get? What would my Throughcare support worker do? Do I need to be i...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/throughcare-and-aftercare-service/supported-lodgings-scheme-information-for-young-people/

Recreational Cycling Routes

Whether you are a local resident or a visitor to the area there is a lot to see and do in Aberdeenshire. Cycling in Aberdeenshire is a healthy and enjoyable way of experiencing the area. The following routes provide an opportunity to get fit, have fun and learn more about Aberdeenshire: Stonehaven and Mearns Deeside and Donside Inverurie and Ben...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/cycling/recreational-routes/

NE Scotland Regional Research Framework - Mesolithic

The Middle Stone Age (8000BC - 4000BC), falling between the Palaeolithic and the Neolithic, marks the beginning of a move from a hunter gatherer society towards a food producing society. The Early Mesolithic is characterised by mainly simple, relatively large microlith types made on broad blades. The Late Mesolithic is characterised by more elabor...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/north-east-scotland-regional-research-framework/ne-scotland-regional-research-framework-mesolithic/

Glass bottles and jars

We don't provide glass kerbside collection but householders can recycle glass in a number of ways. Find out more about: How to recycle glass bottles and jars Why we don’t accept glass with other recycling Limits on collecting glass another way Change to glass collections – impact on recycling rate and income Why recycle glass bottle and jars How ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/household-rubbish/waste-we-do-not-collect/glass-bottles-and-jars/

Respite care for adults with learning disabilities

Short break respite care for adults with learning disabilities can include: planned or emergency respite in one of our short break units respite offered through the Shared Lives Scheme innovative respite in the community, such as in hotels or cottages. Our Short Breaks Bureau has more information and advice If you, or the person you are caring fo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/short-breaks-respite-care/respite-care-adults-learning-disabilities/

Local Development Plan - development bids 2018

As part of the preparation of the Local Development Plan (LDP) 2021, we invited applicants to nominate land for development (known as the 'Call for Sites' stage).  This stage ran from 3rd January until 31st March 2018.  During this period, any interested parties could submit a 'bid' to have land allocated for housing, business or mixed use developm...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/ldp-2021/development-bids-2018/

Outdoor learning approved providers

Our establishments and services are required to only use providers of adventurous activities who have been accepted onto the Council’s Approved Providers Register.  View the list of providers of adventurous activities approved by the Council. Application pack View terms and conditions for approved providers (pdf 384KB). Please email outdoorexcursio...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/approved-providers/

Aberdeenshire Care and Repair

Aberdeenshire Care and Repair provides a free service offering information, advice and help with repairs, maintenance and adaptations to Aberdeenshire owner occupiers and private landlords’ tenants who are over 60 and/or have a disability. We can help homeowners by providing: advice and information on practical ways to improve your home a home vis...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/private-housing/aberdeenshire-care-and-repair/

Food Hygiene Information Scheme

People want to know how hygienic their favourite restaurant, takeaway or shop is and the Food Hygiene Information Scheme provides "at a glance" information about the standards of hygiene in food businesses both at the premises and on our website. The scheme was developed in Scotland by the Food Standards Agency Scotland supported by local authoriti...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/food-safety/food-hygiene-information-scheme/

Universal Credit

Universal Credit is a benefit for working age people who are in or out of work.  It has replaced the following ‘legacy’ benefits with a single monthly payment:  Child Tax Credits Housing Benefit Income-related Employment and Support Allowance Income-based Job Seekers Allowance Income Support Working Tax Credits If you get help with your rent this...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/welfare-reform/universal-credit/

Discretionary Housing Payments

If you are receiving Housing Benefit but are still having difficulty paying your rent you may be able to claim a Discretionary Housing Payment: Who can apply How we decide who gets a payment Duration of payments How to apply Appeal a decision Contact Payments can also be made towards a rent deposit or removal costs if you are moving home. View th...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/council-tax-benefit/discretionary-housing-payments/

The Strategic Landscape Capacity for Windfarms

This study, completed by Ironside Farrar on behalf of Aberdeenshire Council and SNH provides an authoritative view on the capacity of the Aberdeenshire Landscape to accommodate wind turbines. A key to the landscape character areas is provided at the bottom of the page Section 1 Introduction ASLC Assessment March 2014 (pdf 3.2MB) Section 3 Landscap...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/the-strategic-landscape-capacity-for-windfarms/

Apply for a building warrant

A building warrant is the legal permission to start building work. This permission to make sure that the development meets building regulations. It covers structural stability, fitness of materials, damp proofing, sound insulation, conservation of fuel and power, drainage, ventilation, health and safety aspects, energy efficiency, emergency escape ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/building-standards/apply-for-a-building-warrant/

High Hedges

The size of garden hedges can be the cause of disputes between neighbours. The High Hedges (Scotland) Act 2013, was introduced with the aim of resolving these disputes. It also gives homeowners or occupiers of domestic properties the right to apply for a High Hedge notice if necessary: High Hedge definition How to get advice Actions to take before...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/planning-applications/high-hedges/

Gambling, gaming and lotteries licences

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire is currently divided into three divisional licensing boards. Consideration is being given to changing this so that instead of three boards there would be one board covering the whole of Aberdee...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/gambling-gaming-and-lotteries/

Food premises registration

Registration of food premises is required by law under the Regulation (EC) 852/2004 Article 6(2). It allows the council to keep an up-to-date list of all those businesses and associated premises in the Aberdeenshire area so they can be visited or contacted where necessary. Anyone who operates a food business that sells, cooks, stores, handles, prep...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/food-premises-registration/

Home Security

It is important that you think about the security of your home. If you are going to be away from home make sure you take adequate precautions to maximise security, such as cancelling milk or newspaper deliveries. If possible, ask a friend or neighbour to open and close your curtains each day and use timers to set lamps to switch on in the evenings ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/healthy-safe-and-secure-home/home-security/

Free school meals

A free school meal is a school lunch we provide free of charge to children from families on a low income: Who can get free school meal How to apply Change in circumstances Contact Who can get free school meal If your child attends primary school and qualifies for this entitlement they will be provided with a free school meal. An online payment sy...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/assistance/free-school-meals/

Rock Climbing

Guidance for leaders Glossary Weil's and Lyme's Disease (pdf 20.3 kb) Rock Climbing is the name given to activities carried out on steep rocky ground where security is usually managed with ropes and associated equipment. Movement can be in any direction: climbing up or down, abseiling or traversing. This may be done as an activity in its own rig...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/rock-climbing/

Sailing (Including Powerboating and Windsurfing)

Guidance for Leaders Glossary Cruising Dinghies Power Boating Windsurfing Life jacket, buoyancy aid and helmet requirements (pdf 21.9 kb) Beaufort Wind Scale (pdf 23.7 kb) Sailing is a multi disciplined activity, offering continuing opportunities for people of all ages and abilities. Depending on the nature of sailing undertaken, it can provide ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/sailing-including-powerboating-and-windsurfing/

Taking Your New Dog Home

What equipment will I need when I take my new dog home? Bed and bedding - a dog needs to have its own bed in a quiet place where it will not be disturbed. Food and water bowl. Grooming equipment. Lead, collar and identity tag showing your name and address. Supply of poop scoops. Dog training manual. Suitable food - diet sheet...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/animal-health/dogs/taking-your-new-dog-home/

Supplementary Guidance - Special Landscape Areas

Policy E2 of the proposed LDP 2016 commits to the publication of supplementary guidance which detail the boundaries and qualifying interests of Special Landscape Areas across Aberdeenshire. Following an extensive analysis undertaken by Land Use Consultants (LUC) a series of candidate Special Protection Areas have been identified and draft supplemen...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/plans-and-policies/aberdeenshire-local-development-plan-2017/ldp-sg9-special-landscape-areas/

Food Complaints

Please read our advice on how to make a complaint regarding food purchased or to report a food premises in relation to food safety. The Food Safety Section receives and fully investigates all complaints associated with food and food premises each year. Complaints are received in respect of foreign bodies, microbiological and chemical contaminatio...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/food-safety/what-we-do/food-complaints/

Licensing

Listed Alphabetically: Animal Feed Business Consumer Credit or Hire Explosives Petroleum Poisons Animal Feed Business If you make, use or market animal feeding-stuffs you will require to be registered with us.This includes most livestock farms and arable farms that grow, use or sell crops for feed as well as producers, hauliers and stores of feed...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/business/licensing/

Calibration Services

Aberdeenshire Trading Standards Laboratory Service With Aberdeenshire Trading Standards laboratory Services you are assured of: A totally independent and confidential service. A competitive price. Full traceability of all measurements to National Standards. A prompt and efficient Service.   From our Laboratory at Woodhill House, we are able to pr...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/trading-standards/business/calibration-services/

Aberdeenshire Training Allowance

The Aberdeenshire Training Allowance (ATA) is delivered by the council and it is part of the Scottish Government’s No One Left Behind (NOLB) funding stream. It aims to help people who need additional support to participate in the labour market, by providing employers with a grant for training in the workplace. People who might need additional suppo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/business-support/aberdeenshire-training-allowance/

Primary and Special School Meals

Online payment for school meals The introduction of the online payment facility for school meals and other school payments has brought new benefits to pupils, parents and carers who will use the system. A letter detailing the facility and how you register to make online payments is sent to you when your child starts at primary school. The online pa...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/meals/primary-and-special-school-meals/

QR Codes and Screens at Bus Stops

QR Codes Bus stops in Aberdeenshire that have a timetable installed also contain quick recognition(QR) codes that can be scanned using a smartphone. In order to use this feature, the smartphone must have a QR reader installed and these are available for free from the relevant app store. Scanning the QR code will bring up a departure screen on your ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/bus-information/bus-stops/

St Palladius's Chapel Fordoun Parish Kirkyard, Auchenblae

St Palladius Mystery enshrouds the life of St. Palladius, the patron saint of this parish and the earliest Christian missionary in northern Scotland. He is believed to have been ordained by Pope Celestine in 430 AD and to have preached in Ireland before coming to the Mearns. The date and manner of his death are uncertain but it is written that he “...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/historic-kirkyards/st-palladiuss-chapel-fordoun-parish-kirkyard-auchenblae/

Turriff Rural A2B

Turriff Rural A2B dial-a-bus service is operated by the council and is open to everyone.  All trips must be booked.  Areas covered  The service operates within the area indicated on the map below with passengers being picked up at bus stops, on main roads, on side roads or at home addresses if required.  The bus route will vary based on passenger ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/public-transport/a2b-dial-a-bus/turriff-rural-area/

Housing policies and strategies

Housing strategy and assessment Private housing Housing for particular needs Housing options Energy efficiency Neighbourhood issues Repairs and maintenance Tenancy agreement Tenant participation Minority Ethnic Communities Homelessness  Housing strategy and assessment Local Housing Strategy 2018 to 2023 Councils are legally required to carry out ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-policies-and-strategies/

Ways to pay housing rent

You can pay your rent and other housing charges: By cash By cheque or postal order By credit or debit card By standing order By direct debit At a payment point At a post office or PayPoint If you are employed by us you can have your rent deducted directly from your pay. Contact your local Housing office for more information. By cash You can use y...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/rent-and-service-charges/pay-housing-rent/

Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)

An Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA) is an allowance of £30 per week, which can be paid to eligible students who stay on in education after the age of 16 years. Your EMA is paid every 2 weeks during school term time and it is not paid during the holidays. Find out more about: Eligibility How to apply After you are awarded an EMA If your circu...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/school-info/assistance/ema/

Pictish Symbol Stones

Aberdeenshire formed one of the heartlands of the northern Picts between the fourth and ninth centuries AD. View site locations The Picts are known chiefly for their elaborately but regularly decorated memorial stones found in profusion throughout eastern Scotland from Shetland to the Firth of Forth. However, much more is actually known about them...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/sites-to-visit/pictish-symbol-stones/

Cycling Guidance for Leaders

Planning Equipment Equipment (Leader) Clothing Ratios and Group Supervision Safety Procedures Water Hazards Preperation of Participants Cycling Expeditions Careful planning and preparation contribute greatly to the safe and enjoyable outcome of any activity. The council's generic risk assessment for your chosen activity is designed to help yo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/cycling-guidance-for-leaders/

Guidance For Leaders

Planning Equipment Clothing Ratios Supervision Safety Procedures Water Hazards Preperation of Participants Environmental Considerations Careful planning and preparation contribute greatly to the safe and enjoyable outcome of any activity. The council's generic risk assessment for your chosen activity is designed to help you plan that activity ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/guidance-for-leaders-1/

Guidance for Leaders

Where fishing takes place from small boats (craft under 6 metres in length with or without an engine) on open inland water, the leader should have particular expertise in boat handling. In most cases it is advisable to obtain the services of a professional boatman. Planning Limitations Equipment Clothing Group Supervision Hazards Safety Procedure...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/guidance-for-leaders-2/

Guidance for Rock Climbing Leaders

The guidance that follows focuses on single pitch climbing, and is written primarily for SPA holders. MIA and MIC holders operating in other situations will be additionally informed by their respective training. Planning Equipment Clothing Group Activity, Security and General Safe Practice Ratios (Qualified Staff to Students) Preparation of Parti...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/guidance-for-rock-climbing-leaders/

Rock Wall Climbing Guidance for Leaders

Careful planning and preparation contribute greatly to the safe and enjoyable outcome of any activity. The council's generic risk assessment for your chosen activity is designed to help you plan that activity safely, and must be referred to in the early planning stages. If the site or nature of the planned activity poses additional risks which are ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/rock-wall-climbing-guidance-for-leaders/

Snowsports Guidance for Leaders

Planning Equipment - Group Members Equipment - The Instructors Clothing Group Size Water Hazards Careful planning and preparation contribute greatly to the safe and enjoyable outcome of any activity. The council?s generic risk assessment for your chosen activity is designed to help you plan that activity safely, and must be referred to in the ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/snowsports-guidance-for-leaders/

Guidance for Leaders

Planning Equipment and Clothing Equipment (Leader) Ratios (Qualified Staff to Students) Indirect Supervision Safety Procedures Water Hazards Preperation of Participants Mountaineering Activities Environmental Considerations Careful planning and preparation contribute greatly to the safe and enjoyable outcome of any activity. The council's gener...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/guidance-for-leaders-6/

What we do with personal information

Find out what we do with your personal information: How we use your personal information Where we store your personal information How long we store your personal information for How we keep your personal information secure When we transfer your personal information beyond the European Economic Area (EEA) The reasons we share your personal informat...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/legal-notices/data-protection/personal-data-what-we-do/

Self-directed Support - child and young person’s assessment

To access Self-directed-Support (SDS) all children need to have a child and young person’s assessment. If your child already has an assessment from your local Children and Families team but you don't think you have as much control or flexibility in the support they receive, you can contact your child’s allocated worker to discuss a review of the su...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/children-and-families/sds-child-young-person-assessment/

Beaches

Aberdeenshire has 208 kilometres of unspoilt coastline offering stunning, often deserted, beaches ranging from long stretches of clean golden sand to dramatic rock and shingle beaches, all a haven wildlife, water sport enthusiasts, photographers, kite flyers and visitors wishing to experience the unspoilt natural coastline and all it has to offer. ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/aberdeenshire-tourist-and-visitor-information/beaches/

Historic Asset Management Project (HAMP)

The Historic Asset Management Project (HAMP) manages the repair and maintenance of over 500 non-operational historic assets in council ownership. We have a duty of care to make sure structures in our ownership are safe, but also a duty to protect, maintain and safeguard historic assets under built heritage legislation, for future generations to enj...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/built-heritage/hamp-project/

Housing Support

Our Housing Support Outreach Service is a free, short term service. We can assess your circumstances and give low level housing support to help you resolve a crisis and improve your skills and confidence to take control of your life and make your own decisions about your future. If you need longer term support, we can arrange an assessment with a H...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-support/

Ending a tenancy as a landlord

If you're renting out a property, you may want your tenant to leave at the end of the tenancy. This may be because: you want to live in the property the tenant has broken a term of the tenancy the tenant is not paying the rent the tenant has abandoned the property When you want to end a tenancy, you must do it legally. Your tenants are protected ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/private-housing/ending-a-tenancy/

Educational Establishments and Partner Agencies

Aberdeenshire Educational Psychology Service works in partnership with education establishments and other services such as Social Work and Health, as well as voluntary agencies. What do schools value about their EP's? “The work of the EP services has been invaluable in moving forward developments. The input has been supportive, se...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/eps/educational-establishments-and-partner-agencies/

Scottish Parliamentary Elections and Voting System Referendum 2011

A Scottish Parliamentary Election took place on Thursday, 5 May, 2011, with a referendum on the same day to decide the voting system for UK parliamentary elections. The results in the three Aberdeenshire-run constituencies were as follows:- BANFFSHIRE & BUCHAN COAST Electorate: 53,698 Total Votes Cast (per verification sheet): 25,099 Turnout: ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/scottish-parliamentary-and-voting-system/

Schools Election 2016 - the results are in!

Aberdeenshire Schools Election took place in all 17 Aberdeenshire secondary schools in March 2016. The project once more gave secondary school pupils the chance to run and to vote in their own elections. It was the latest in the programme of schools elections organised by the Council's Electoral Participation Group, following the Schools General El...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/council-and-democracy/elections/schools-election-2016/

School Transport in Adverse Weather

During periods of adverse weather some or all home-to-school transport services may not operate, or alternatively operate a curtailed service depending upon local road conditions. Decisions to cancel or amend school transport services are taken in the interests of the safety and welfare of pupils, school transport drivers and other road users. Thes...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/school-transport/adverse-weather/

Courses

Elementary Food Hygiene Intermediate Food Hygiene Elementary Food Hygiene This is a nationally recognised qualification in basic food hygiene, accredited by The Royal Environmental Health Institute of Scotland (REHIS). The course includes 6 hours of tuition (one day or 2 x ½ days) with a short multiple choice question paper at the end of the cou...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/environment/food-safety/courses/

Benefit Cap

The benefit cap limits the amount of Housing Benefit or Universal Credit a working age claimant can receive if the total amount of specific benefits they receive exceeds a certain threshold. The purpose of the cap is to encourage people into work and to ensure those who are out of work do not receive more in benefits than the average working househ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/benefits-and-grants/welfare-reform/benefit-cap/

Request a bulky waste uplift

We operate a chargeable bulky uplift (sometimes known as special uplift) service for residents for large items that don’t fit into wheeled bins. The bulky waste uplift isn't for extra bags of waste. You can request an additional non-recyclable waste bin instead. A bulky item collection is not offered for items where the use of a skip is better suit...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/waste/household-rubbish/bulky-waste-collection/

Technical information about this website's accessibility

Aberdeenshire Council is committed to making its website accessible, in accordance with the Public Sector Bodies (Websites and Mobile Applications) (No. 2) Accessibility Regulations 2018. This website is partially compliant with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines version 2.1 AA standard, due to the non-compliances listed below. Non accessible...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/accessibility/technical-accessibility/

Zoo licence

A zoo licence is required if you operate an establishment where wild animals are kept for exhibition, to which members of the public have access, with or without charge for admission, on more than seven dates in any period of twelve months. Any person can make an application for a zoo licence provided you comply with the conditions.  Conditions To ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/zoo-licence/

Variations and transfer of premises licence

Our council office at Viewmount, Stonehaven is being refurbished. Find out how the works might affect you when making a licensing application. Aberdeenshire is currently divided into three divisional licensing boards. Consideration is being given to changing this so that instead of three boards there would be one board covering the whole of Aberdee...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/licensing/licences-and-permits/variations-and-transfer-of-premises-licence/

Home contents insurance

Although we insure the building structure against fire, there is no automatic insurance cover for your belongings against such events as fire, theft or flood damage. We strongly advise that you take out home contents insurance cover, either by taking advantage of the scheme we have negotiated or by organising your own insurance cover with a respons...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/tenant-information/rent-and-service-charges/home-contents-insurance/

What road maintenance we perform

We maintain over 5400 kilometres of roads within Aberdeenshire and are fully committed to improving the condition of these roads. View more information on the following road maintenance that we perform: Report a road fault Potholes Footpaths Road excavation Drainage Verges Report a road fault To report a pothole, footpath defect, flooding due to ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/maintenance-we-perform/

Travel Plan - Human Stories

A Travel Plan for Aberdeenshire promotes sustainable travel within Aberdeenshire. It seeks to emphasise choice and the benefits available to people. This page highlights the stories of Aberdeenshire Council staff who travel by sustainable means and what benefits they feel are gained from these choices. You can also watch our You Tube Channel, promo...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/transportation/travel-planning/travel-plan-human-stories/

Your rights to your personal information

When it comes to the use of your personal information, the Data Protection Act (DPA) and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (pdf 960KB) both include a number of rights for individuals: What you can do - your rights Access Requests How to raise a concern about our use of your personal information What you can do - your rights These righ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/online/legal-notices/data-protection/your-rights/

Areas where we have properties

Find out from the table below where our council properties are and the number of bedrooms they have. The areas are listed alphabetically. Use these links to find the number and size of properties in the area you are looking for: A - F G - L M - R S - Z   Bedrooms:Bedsit1234567 Aberchirder -- 56 96 42 1 -- -- -- Aboyne -- 67 52 35 2 -- -- -- A...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/housing/housing-options/renting/renting-a-council-property/areas-where-we-have-properties/

Ellon Circular Route - a'boot Ellon

The fast-growing town of Ellon now has its own circular walk enabling visitors and residents to appreciate the town's unrivalled setting by the banks of the Ythan. The waymarked walk "a'boot Ellon" takes in the riverside as well as the wooded parklands behind the heart of the town. Credit goes to the Formartine Partnership which designed the route ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/paths-and-outdoor-access/local-path-networks-and-groups/ellon/

Planning application fees

Charges relating to copying documentation or for carrying out research are detailed on our Table of Charges (pdf 21.2KB). If you have any queries relating to the current fees for applications, or any other type of application, please contact one of our local offices. Current planning fees Check the required fees based on the category of development...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/planning/planning-applications/fees/

Electricity at Work

Electrical safety is an important issue for ensuring the safety of employees and the working environment whether it is through the use of electrical equipment or the safety of the main distribution system. Find out about Safety, Earthing and Other Suitable Precautions, Inspections Sample Visual Checklist (pdf 108 kb) Blank Visual Electrical Checkl...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/electricity-at-work/

OGTC GBER Scheme

Oil and Gas Technology Centre Support for Research and Innovation – State Aid The objective of the scheme is, in terms of Articles 22 and 25-29 of the European Union’s General Block Exemption Regulation, to provide: Aid for start-ups Support for research and development projects Aid for the construction or upgrade of research infrastructures that ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/support-and-advice/european-matters/europe-and-aberdeenshire-council/ogtc-gber-scheme/

Training and qualifications

Improving skills and confidence levels can ease some of the stresses of a caring role. We offer a range of learning opportunities, on an ongoing basis throughout Aberdeenshire, based on what carers tell us they need. Many carers have to give up work because of their caring role and might want support to let them get back to work. Quarriers can tail...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/social-care-and-health/community-care/caring-for-others/training-and-qualifications/

Body Piercing

Body piercing has become a popular and fashionable activity. It is often performed in the same premises as tattooing and carries the same health risks: hepatitis HIV Cellulitis wound infections Body Piercing Guidance (pdf 575KB) The risk of acquiring these infections is low if the practitioners adhere to certain principles of good practice. In ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/business/health-and-safety/legislation-and-guidance/body-piercing/

Famous Faces

The North East of Scotland has produced, and been home to, some truly inspirational men and women. Pioneers, adventurers, inventors, the fine folk of the North East have trail blazed their way across Scotland, Britain and the World. Beginning in Aberdeenshire, we've selected just a handful of these heroes and heroines to celebrate over the course o...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/famous-faces/

Paddlesports Guidance for Leaders

Planning Equipment (boat/craft) Equipment (Coach/Guide) Clothing Group Size and Supervision Preparation of Participants Water Hazards Other Recommendations Considerations for Surfing and Racing Craft Environmental Considerations Careful planning and preparation contribute greatly to the safe and enjoyable outcome of any activity. The council?s...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/schools/outdoor/activities/paddlesports-guidance-for-leaders/

Local Heroes

A celebration of some of the region's architects who have helped to make Aberdeenshire what it is today. William Liddle Duncan George Gray George Gordon Jenkins A. G. R. Mackenzie George Marr  James Matthews George Bennett Mitchell William Robertson  Archibald Simpson John Smith  William Liddle Duncan Born 1870, Turriff. Died 1951, Turriff....

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/leisure-sport-and-culture/archaeology/projects/2016-year-of-innovation-architecture-design/aberdeenshiresarchitects/localheroes/

Bridges

We have over 1800 bridges in Aberdeenshire, some of them built by Britain’s most eminent civil engineers.  Some are large but most are small; some are steel, concrete or timber but most are masonry arches. They are part of our built heritage.  We try to ensure that they are fit for purpose, their purpose being to transport people and vehicles over ...

https://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/roads-and-travel/roads/maintenance/bridges/