Aberdeenshire Council looks to develop active travel route between Montgarrie and Alford

Aberdeenshire Council is looking to develop an active travel route between Montgarrie and Alford. A feasibility study has been developed and identified a preferred route which would allow for walking, running, cycling and wheeling. The preferred route option follows existing paths through Haughton Country Path leading to Montgarrie Bridge which will be upgraded and widened […]

Positive feedback on Aberdeenshire Council Local Transport Strategy Consultation

Aberdeenshire Council has reported positive feedback from more than 1,500 residents who have engaged in its Local Transport Strategy consultation. More than 900 ‘theme’ paper downloads via the council’s innovative consultation process which asks residents to consider papers on a wide range of transport topics such as low emission vehicles, public transport and active travel. […]

Aberdeenshire Council’s sustainability in transportation projects shortlisted in coveted Scottish Transport Awards

Aberdeenshire Council’s work to promote sustainability in transportation has been recognised by being shortlisted in two categories at the ‘Transport Times’ Scottish Transport Awards. The Targeted Travel Behaviour Change Project has made the shortlist for ‘Contribution to Sustainable Transport’, while the Aberdeenshire Bothy project is shortlisted for the ‘Excellence in Walking, Public Realm and Cycling’ […]

Contract awarded by Aberdeenshire Council for much-need footpath link at Blackdog

Councillors have approved a contract for the construction of a much-need footpath to improve access to bus services at Blackdog. The project was first identified by Aberdeenshire Council when residents of Blackdog faced difficulties accessing bus services after the opening of the A90/AWPR. Road improvements at Blackdog had resulted in a change to the access points […]

Aberdeenshire Council launches new round of funding for coastal communities

The latest round of Aberdeenshire Council’s Coastal Communities Challenge Fund (CCCF) programme has started. Grants are being targeted at community groups, third sector organisations and small businesses on Aberdeenshire’s coastline and can fund a range of activities with positive economic, social or environmental impacts.   The fund distributes revenues generated by Crown Estate Scotland, with applications being assessed […]

Aberdeenshire Council awards additional contracts for maintenance work

Leiths Construction Ltd has been appointed by Aberdeenshire Council  to undertake patching repairs works in Banff and Buchan, Buchan and Formartine from August. Works will begin in Peterhead along with other villages in Buchan, before moving onto to complete works in Ellon and rural roads of Formartine and thereafter works in Fraserburgh and rural roads in […]

Aberdeenshire to trial new on-demand bus service

Aberdeenshire Council has lauched a trial of a new on-demand bus service. Rural residents, including pensioners and the elderly, may soon have to book their bus travel through a smartphone app if a trial into a new transport model is approved. The council’s existing dial-a-bus service is being replaced with a Demand Responsive Transport (DRT) […]

Council report in Aberdeenshire highlights more spending is needed on road network

Aberdeenshire Council has said if it continues spending the same amount it did last year on infrastructure – roads would only be resurfaced every 441 years. A roads asset management update is due to be given to Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure services committee on Thursday. reports the Evening Express. A new report has outlined that as work has […]


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