David Bowie photographs from the Duffy Archive sell for £100,000 in Aberdeen

Original photographic prints of David Bowie from his five sessions with photographer Brian Duffy have been snapped up in Aberdeen as soon as they were released by the Duffy Archive.

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House sales in Highlands and Islands up 40% in December

The property market in the Highlands and Islands has ended 2015 with very strong sales in December. Early figures from the Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC) indicate that sales for the month will be up by 40% on December 2014.

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Industry leader welcomes opportunity to share business lessons

Ian Marchant, Chairman of the Wood Group, has welcomed the opportunity he will have to pass on lessons he has learnt to current and future business leaders later this month.

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Business leaders to pass on their secrets of success at business masterclass

The Institute of Directors (IoD) Aberdeen branch is organising a business event at which established business leaders will pass on the skills and experience that have helped them in developing their careers.

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New chairman and secretary appointed at IoD Aberdeen

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has appointed a new chairman and secretary to head up its Aberdeen and Grampian branch. Mark McCue takes over from Mike Bowyer as chairman, while Jody Mitchell becomes the new branch secretary. Read More...

‘Responsible Budget largely welcome for business’ says IoD Scotland director

Comment on the Budget from David Watt, Executive Director of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Scotland.

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Scotland’s leaders line up for IoD Director Awards

Some of Scotland’s top executives have been shortlisted for this year’s Director of the Year Awards, to be held in Glasgow on 26 March 2015.  Announced today, a shortlist of 45 Scottish directors will go through to the final stages, competing for awards across 10 key director categories and six regional categories.  Read More...

Election parties to outline business policy plans

The UK General Election on May 7 looks set to be one of the most fascinating for many years. The Institute of Directors (IoD) is teaming up with ACCA to organise a Westminster Election debate in Dundee on Friday, February 20 – just less 11 weeks before the election.

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Celebrating 800th anniversary of Aberdeen Burgesses charter

Later this month (February) the Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen will be celebrating the 800th anniversary of the charter granted to them by King Alexander II. It conferred on the guild various privileges and powers which enabled the burgesses to play a key role in the growth and development of Aberdeen over the centuries.

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Autism review panel call Aberdeen school a “centre of excellence”.

Camphill School Aberdeen has received a glowing report from the expert review panel who were re-assessing the school for the internationally recognised Autism Accreditation as the only school in Aberdeen to hold the international standard.

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Highland house prices rise as market continues to strengthen

Figures just released by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC), leaders in Highland properties sales for more than 30 years, show that average house prices and total sale value both increased in 2014.

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Scottish business leaders positive about 2015 but concerns continue over oil

Scotland’s business leaders are looking with confidence at the New Year, with an overwhelming majority revealing to the Institute of Directors in Scotland that they intend to grow their business next year.

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IoD Scotland welcomes Government help for North Sea oil and gas industry 

David Watt, Executive Director of IoD Scotland, comments on the oil and gas industry announcement made in Aberdeen by Danny Alexander, Chief Secretary to the UK Treasury, Read More...

Comment on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement

Comment from David Watt, Executive Director of the Institute of Directors Scotland on the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement. Read More...

Welcome for Gateway Kintore inclusion in plan

Kintore and District Community Council has welcomed today’s decision of the Infrastructure Services Committee of Aberdeenshire Council to include the Gateway Kintore development in the new Local Development plan.

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Problems of Aberdeen’s transport infrastructure spotlighted

The problems of Aberdeen’s transport infrastructure come under the spotlight at the Institute of Directors (IoD) meeting on Tuesday (November 18).

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Aberdeen directors at Director of the Year Awards

Over sixty of the UK’s leading directors from across the country will be in London on Friday (October 24) for the Institute of Directors’ annual Director of the Year Awards Finals.

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Problems of attracting a workforce to Aberdeen

The problems that businesses in the Aberdeen area have in recruiting a workforce will come under the spotlight at the next Institute of Directors (IoD) Aberdeen event on Tuesday, October 28. Read More...

IoD Aberdeen post-referendum business policy event

Institute of Directors (IoD) members in Aberdeen will have a chance to influence the institute’s policy after the referendum at a meeting in Aberdeen, on Wednesday, October 8.

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Developing services to meet changing needs

The latest Camphill School Aberdeen newsletter has been produced to coincide with the school’s Open Day on Saturday, September 20.

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IoD Scotland Referendum result statement

Responding to the ‘No’ result in the Scottish Independence Referendum, the executive director of IoD Scotland, David Watt has pointed out that a new Scotland starts here. He highlighted the need to get together to focus on growth and the economy to deliver the prosperous country we all want.

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Camphill School Aberdeen open day

Camphill School Aberdeen will be holding an Open Day on Saturday, September 20 from 2pm to 5pm at the school’s Camphill campus on Milltimber Brae in the Milltimber area of Aberdeen.

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Highland property sales at their strongest since 2008

Figures just released by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC) show that the property market in the Highlands and Islands is continuing to build on the positive results achieved in the first half of 2014.

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Susan Deacon to be keynote speaker at IoD Aberdeen Masterclass

Susan Deacon, former Scottish Cabinet Minister, is to be the keynote speaker at the Institute of Directors (IoD) “Sharing the Secrets of Success” masterclass event in Aberdeen on Tuesday, September 16.

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Grampian Opportunities supports Natalie in achieving her ambition

Grampian Opportunities has helped Natalie Naylor, from Huntly, to achieve her ambition by graduating, with honours, from the Robert Gordon University. Now she is preparing to go on to do a masters degree.

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North-east business leaders for UK Director Awards

Some of Scotland’s top executives have been shortlisted for this year’s IoD Director of the year Awards, to be held in London in October. Read More...

Business leaders to pass on their secrets for success at Aberdeen business event

The Institute of Directors (IoD) Aberdeen branch is organising a business event at which established business leaders will pass on their skills and experience in a series of masterclass sessions.

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New funding connects support advice with local communities

A £10,000 grant from the Voluntary Action Fund will enable Grampian Opportunities to establish a new project that will offer more volunteering and support options to people with disabilities and live-long conditions throughout the North East of Scotland. Read More...

Debate is a ‘much-needed opportunity’ to clarify referendum issues

With just a matter of weeks to go before Scottish voters are asked to make what will be the most momentous decision affecting Scotland’s future, the Institute of Directors (IoD) Highlands and Islands branch is working with other business organisations to stage The Referendum Debate at Eden Court Theatre, Inverness, on Wednesday, August 20.

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IoD welcomes Flybe taking over Aberdeen to London City flights

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has welcomed the news that Flybe are to take over the Aberdeen International to London City Airport route, after the British Airways service on this route ceases.

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IoD Scotland writes to British Airways chairman about Aberdeen to London City flights

The executive director of IoD Scotland, David Watt has written to Keith Williams, executive chairman of British Airways, to ask the airline to reconsider its decision to cease flights from Aberdeen International Airport to London City Airport.

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Aberdeen medical charity looking for runners for Aberdeenshire mud run

An Aberdeen-based medical charity is seeking adventurous, energetic runners to take part in the Glack Attack mud run to raise money to fund its work.

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Save our London City Link

Mike Bowyer, chairman of the Institute of Directors (IoD) Aberdeen, has spoken out about British Airways proposed ending of its Aberdeen International to London City flights.

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Community council hopes for facilities boost from council meeting

The chairman of Kintore and District Community Council, Brian Johnstone has spoken of his hope that Aberdeenshire Council’s infrastructure services committee meeting tomorrow (Thursday, July 3) will agree to include Gateway Kintore in the new local development plan.

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New members elected to IoD Aberdeen committee

The Institute of Directors (IoD) has elected five new members to strengthen its Aberdeen branch committee.

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Aberdeen Waldorf School announces it is to close

The council of the Aberdeen Waldorf School has announced that the school is to close this summer.

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Highland house sales up 16% in 2013

Figures just released by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC), leaders in Highland properties sales for more than 30 years, show that the number of houses sold during 2013 increased by 16% on the figures for 2012.

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The Bothie opens for young people in Kintore

A five-year vision to provide young people in Kintore in Aberdeenshire with a place to meet became a reality today (Saturday, December 7, 2013) with the opening of “the Bothie” youth café.

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First newsletter for Camphill Wellbeing Trust

We have just published the first issue of Camphill Wellbeing Trust’s new Health Matters newsletter.

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Donation will help change lives of ten vulnerable children

A donation from retired petroleum engineer, Tim Wells, will mean ten disadvantaged children will be able to benefit from the pioneering Nature Nurture programme in Aberdeen, in the coming months.

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HSPC launch fundraising drive for the Archie Foundation

The Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC) has chosen to support the Archie Foundation as its end-of-year charity, following a successful year that has seen house sales in the Highlands and Islands increase by a quarter.

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Community urged to attend local plan consultation

Kintore and District Community Council is urging members of the local communities to take part in a consultation for the Local Development Plan on Wednesday (November 6) at 7.00pm in Kintore School.

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John Clark Motor Group to invest a further £4 million in new Aberdeen development

The John Clark Motor Group has announced it is to invest £4 million in the creation of two new motor dealerships in Aberdeen, bringing the total of its current investment programme in the city to around £8 million.

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Kenneth Clarke to be keynote speaker at IoD Aberdeen Masterclass

The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke, Minister without Portfolio in the UK Government, is to be the keynote speaker at the Institute of Directors (IoD) “Sharing the Secrets of Success” masterclass event on Tuesday, September 17.

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Business leaders pass on their expertise

The Institute of Directors (IoD) Aberdeen and Grampian branch is organising a business event at which established business leaders will lead a series of interactive leadership masterclasses to pass on their skills and experience to others.

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Former Scottish rugby international David Leslie opens new Camphill facility

Former Scottish rugby international, David Leslie who played for Scotland 32 times, has performed the opening of new facilities for disabled swimmers at Camphill School Aberdeen.

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£1 million investment heralds arrival of BMW electric car range

The John Clark Motor Group is investing £1 million in the refurbishment of its flagship BMW dealership in Aberdeen and the relocation of the John Clark Mini dealership.

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Motor group invests £1.4 million in expansion of Aberdeen business

The John Clark Motor Group has invested £1.4 million in the development of a new dealership complex for its Skoda and Seat franchises in Aberdeen.

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First vehicles delivered at start of £3 million contract

Clark Commercials, part of the John Clark Motor Group, has handed over the first 20 vans as part of a rolling contract, valued at more than £3 million, to renew the fleet of the Richard Irvin Services Group.

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Daughters and friends to run for cancer charity that has helped their mother

Sisters Vicki and Kerri Robertson have teamed up with friends Emma Stephen and Laura McIntyre to form a team to run the Edinburgh half marathon for cancer charity Mistletoe for Cancer UK in on Sunday, May 26.

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Camphill school newsletter published

We have just published the latest edition of the Camphill School Aberdeen newsletter, Network.

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1,000-name petition for Gateway Kintore handed over to local councillors

A petition carrying the names of more than a thousand people has been handed over to local councillors urging Aberdeenshire Council to approve a plan that would bring new facilities for the expanding town of Kintore.

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Snow Goose penthouse apartment on the Ythan Estuary at Newburgh

It is no surprise that The Quay at Newburgh won a number of industry awards when it opened. Built on a traditional quay overlooking the picturesque Ythan Estuary, the development enjoys a waterside location that is unique in the North-east of Scotland.

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Master plan submitted for Gateway Kintore

A master plan for the proposed Gateway Kintore development in Kintore has been handed over to Aberdeenshire Council planners in a bid to get the proposal considered by councillors.

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Highland house prices down 1.8% in 2012

Figures just released by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC) show that average house prices in the Highlands were down marginally in 2012. The average house price for 2012 was £163,012 – 1.8% down on 2011.

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Camphill Wellbeing Trust featured

Camphill Wellbeing Trust featured in two national newspaper articles over the past week.

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Donation will help improve lives of ten children

A £6,100 donation, handed over by members of the St Fittick Rotary in Aberdeen, will enable ten vulnerable children to benefit from the pioneering Nature Nurture programme. Read More...

MSP Welcomes Camphill to Parliament

North East Scotland MSP Alison McInnes, welcomed pupils, residents and staff from Camphill communities across Scotland to Parliament to celebrate the work of the movement.

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Camphill pupils have no time for stage fright

Two pupils from Camphill School Aberdeen are among the cast taking part in Culter Theatre Group’s production of “Beauty and the Beast” that runs from Wednesday, (December 5) to Saturday (December 8) at 7.30pm each night. The play is being performed in Culter Village Hall, Peterculter, Aberdeen. Read More...

Master plan being prepared for Gateway Kintore

Strong public support has encouraged developers of the proposed Gateway Kintore in Kintore, Aberdeenshire, to produce a master plan as a means of taking the development to Aberdeenshire Council for a decision.

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Donside reports strong interest in buy-to-rent

Chap Homes, who are developing the Donside village in Aberdeen in partnership with Tenants First Housing Co-operative, report that more than a third of recent apartment sales are to people buying to rent.

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Social pedagogy conference at Camphill

Representatives of local authorities from London to Shetland are among more than a hundred delegates arriving in Aberdeen tonight (October 18) for a conference hosted by Camphill Aberdeen tomorrow. Read More...

New HSPC website designed to be even easier to use

Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC) has launched a new website (www.hspc.co.uk) with a design that is not only cleaner and more attractive, but also easier to use.

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Scottish motor group reports record results in its latest annual accounts

The John Clark Motor Group, one of Scotland’s leading motortrade groups, has reported record results for the second year running in its latest annual accounts for the year to December 31, 2011.

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Open Day and Eco School flag raising

Camphill School Aberdeen is holding its annual Open Day this Saturday (September 22) from 2pm to 5pm at the school’s Camphill Campus on Milltimber Brae, Milltimber area of Aberdeen. Read More...

Cricketer John Edrich set for charity golf day fundraiser

Former England and Surrey cricketer John Edrich MBE has 20 teams signed up for his cancer charity golf day at Ballater Golf Club on Tuesday, September 25.

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Four Camphill artists taking part in NEOS

Four artists based at Camphill in Aberdeen are taking part in this year’s North East Open Studios (NEOS) scheme, which begins on Saturday (September 15) and runs until Sunday, September 23.

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95% mortgages available at Donside as new scheme bridges deposit gap

Buyers of homes at Aberdeen’s Donside village development can now benefit from a new scheme that could allow them to purchase a new home with a deposit of only 5%.

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First phase of homes occupied at Donside in Aberdeen

The first phase of 42 homes at the Donside village development are now occupied and the first homes on phase two of the Aberdeen riverside development are being released for sale.

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Norwegian teachers delegation visits Camphill

Camphill Aberdeen this week hosted a delegation of 49 Norwegian teachers who visited the city as part of their in-service training. Read More...

Camphill Aberdeen projects featured at international childcare conference

Two Camphill Aberdeen projects are to feature in presentations at an international childcare conference in Glasgow this week (September 4-7).

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Cricketer John Edrich organises golf fundraiser

Former England and Surrey cricketer John Edrich MBE is organising a fundraising golf day this autumn to raise funds for the cancer charity he credits with helping him overcome leukaemia. Read More...

Tenants First confirms partnership talks

Tenants First Housing Co-operative has confirmed that it has entered discussions with Sanctuary Group – one of the UK’s leading housing and care providers – about forming a partnership. Read More...

Camphill charities to join in Celebrate Aberdeen parade

Three Camphill Aberdeen City and Shire charities will be among around 120 charity and voluntary sector organisations taking part in this Saturday’s (June 9) Celebrate Aberdeen parade.

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Mhairi Spence qualifies for London Olympics

Scotland’s Mhairi Spence (26), from Inverness, has achieved a place at the London 2012 Olympics by winning a gold at the Modern Pentathlon World Championships.

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Tool donations to help enterprise in Africa

Ellon Rotary Club have delivered two trailer loads of old tools to Camphill School Aberdeen, where they will be refurbished before being assembled into tool kits and sent to Africa by the Tools for Self Reliance charity.

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Promoting Gateway Kintore development in Royal Burgh

Ken McEwen Public Relations has started work on phase one of a campaign for Gateway Kintore, a proposed development on the outskirts of the Royal Burgh of Kintore, next to the A96 Aberdeen to Inverness road.

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New Camphill School Aberdeen newsletter published

The latest edition of the Camphill School Aberdeen newsletter ‘Network” has just been published and is available to download (PDF 705k).

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Aberdeen GP aims for Nature Nurture funds on Edinburgh Marathon

Aberdeen GP, Dr Stefan Geider of Camphill Medical Practice and Camphill Wellbeing Trust is organising a team to run in the Edinburgh Marathon on May 27 to raise funds for the Aberdeen charity Nature Nurture.

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New £6 million dealership opened by Jaguar Land Rover UK MD

Jeremy Hicks, Managing Director of Jaguar Land Rover UK performed the official opening of the John Clark Motor Group’s new £6 million Pentland Land Rover dealership in the Newbridge area of Edinburgh.

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John Clark Motor Group moves into Perth area with acquisition

The John Clark Motor Group has acquired the Thomson and Potter Skoda dealership, taking the group into the Perth area for the first time.

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Report underlines “sector-leading” standards at Aberdeen school

An Aberdeen school that provides day and residential education for children and young people with additional support needs has been recognised as achieving “outstanding sector-leading” standards in a report by Education Scotland and the Care Inspectorate.

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Highland house prices down 2% in 2011

Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC), the leader in the Highland property market for more than 30 years, has released its 2011 results, showing that average house prices in the area dropped 2% last year.

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Camphill Connections winter edition published

We have just published the latest issue of Camphill Connections, the Camphill Aberdeen City and Shire newsletter.

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Refurbished Highland property centre opens its doors

Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC) has completed the refurbishment of its property centre in Queensgate, Inverness.

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Camphill School Aberdeen achieves 100% satisfaction from parents

Camphill School Aberdeen has received a 100% satisfaction rating from parents as part of its re-assessment for the internationally-recognised Autism Accreditation. The long-established Aberdeen school, which inspired the worldwide Camphill movement, is one of only 14 schools in Scotland and the only one in Aberdeen to have achieved this standard.

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At 26, Steven Black becomes vice chair of Britain’s largest housing co-operative

Steven Black, has been elected vice chairman of Tenants First Housing Co-operative – Britain’s largest housing co-operative. At 26 he is believed to be the youngest vice chair in more than 200 social landlords in Scotland, including housing authorities, associations and co-operatives.

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World expert for Camphill autism conference

Dr Olga Bogdashina, who teaches and lectures on autism around the world, is to return to Camphill School Aberdeen next month (November) to lead a conference examining communication issues in Autism and Aspergers Syndrome.
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First homes released for sale at new Donside development in Aberdeen

The first release of 13 homes at the new Donside village development in Aberdeen has gone on on the market, with prices starting at £140,750. Chap Homes reports strong interest in the new development, with a large number of enquiries and one reservation received already.
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Time to look at new business models?

The recession has made many directors reconsider the way they do business. But, is it also a time to consider other business models? Are social enterprises and co-operatives now more in tune with the times?
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Tenants First chair wins Committee Member of the Year Award

For the second time in four years, the chair of Tenants First Housing Co-operative has been awarded the Helen McGregor Award as the ‘Committee Member of the Year’ by EVH, a trade association for Scottish Housing Associations.
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Harley Davidson wins marathon trophy

Harley Davidson, from Inverness, is the 2011 winner of the Gerald Cooper Memorial Cup, presented by Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC) to the first resident from the Highlands across the line in the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon.
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Joint venture agreement to drive Donside village development in Aberdeen

Tenants First Housing Co-operative and Chap Homes Ltd have entered into a joint-venture agreement to build the Donside housing development on the former Donside Paper Mill site in the Tillydrone area of Aberdeen.
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Highland house prices hold up in August

The average house price in the Highlands increased by almost 4% in the three months to the end of August, compared to figures for the previous quarter, according to the latest statistics released by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre.
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Scottish motor group changes up a gear

The John Clark Motor Group has reported a strong financial performance in its latest annual accounts for the year to December 31, 2010. At £281 million, turnover for Scotland’s fourth largest motor group was up 10% up on 2009. Pre-tax profit increased from £1.7 million in 2009 to £3.1 million in 2010.
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Camphill School Aberdeen opens its doors

Camphill School Aberdeen is holding an Open Day on Saturday, September 24 from 2pm to 5pm at its Camphill campus on Milltimber Brae, in the Milltimber area of Aberdeen.

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Aberdeen group supports Camphill Wellbeing Trust

Aberdeen building services, engineering and marine safety company, the Richard Irvin Services Group has stepped in to help an Aberdeen charity to provide accommodation for patients who are undergoing therapy.

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Cricketer John Edrich organises golf day for cancer charity

England and Surrey cricketer John Edrich MBE is organising a fundraising golf day this autumn to raise funds for the cancer charity he credits with helping him overcome leukaemia.

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Planning application submitted for Aberdeen care home

Simeon Care for the Elderly has submitted a planning application to develop a new care home in its existing grounds at Cairnlee Estate in the Bieldside area of Aberdeen. The plan is the first stage of a planned redevelopment to create a new care home, day facilities and sheltered housing on the existing site.

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New premises bring 38% revenue boost for the Spires in Glasgow

The Spires, operators of serviced suites in Aberdeen, Birmingham and Glasgow, has turned in a recession-busting performance in Glasgow, following their move to new premises in the city last summer.

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Highland house prices increase 2% in June

House prices in the Highlands and Islands edged upwards during June. According to the latest figures released by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre. The average house price was up 2% on the figures for June 2010.

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HSPC takes greener option for Property Review

Highland Solicitors Property Centre is taking a further significant step in its aim to improve its environmental performance.

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Work starts on John Clark Motor Group’s new £6 million dealership in Edinburgh

Work has started on the construction of the new £6 million Pentland Land Rover dealership for the John Clark Motor Group. The construction contract, valued at £2.9 million, has been awarded to Stewart Milne Construction.

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New £6 million dealership as Pentland Land Rover takes on wider franchise

The John Clark Motor Group has announced the first details of its new £6 million Pentland Land Rover dealership in the Newbridge area of Edinburgh as it prepares to take over the Land Rover franchise for the whole of Edinburgh and the Lothians at the end of this year.

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The Spires launches business package for independent women

The number of women travelling independently on business has increased dramatically in recent years. But, recent surveys have shown that many remain unhappy with their experiences of hotels.

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Record enquiries point to growing pent-up demand for Highland property

The latest report by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre shows continuing growth in the number of enquiries being handled by the centre.

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TV personality Timmy Mallett opens special needs housing development

Television personality and artist Timmy Mallett is to perform the official opening on Tuesday, June 7 of a new £2.7 million housing development specially designed for individuals with additional support needs.

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Camphill charities to join in Celebrate Aberdeen parade

Camphill Aberdeen City and Shire charities will be among the 120 organisations taking part in the Celebrate Aberdeen parade and Saturday, June 11.

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Camphill Connections summer 2011 published

The latest edition of Camphill Connections has been published to coincide with the Discovering Camphill national conference on May 17.

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Care experts head to Discovering Camphill conference

Leading experts in the field of care for individuals with special needs will be heading to Aberdeen on Tuesday (May 17) for a one-day national conference at Camphill School Aberdeen.

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Cranes symbolise hope for Japan

Following the devastating magnitude 9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami in Japan on March 11, more than 26,000 people have been reported dead or missing.

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Ceremony marks completion of Blue Toon project

The National Trust for Scotland and Tenants First are celebrating the completion of a project to conserve and adapt a group of Georgian townhouses at the heart of old Peterhead. Read More...

Tenants First wins Climate Challenge Fund support

Tenants First Housing Co-operative has been awarded £43,126 by the Climate Challenge Fund towards the costs of a project to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions across Britain’s largest housing co-operative.

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The Blank Stare - talk on media influence on children's speech

A talk in Aberdeen, on Tuesday, April 26, will look at the influence of the media on children’s speech development.

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The Spires targets Middle East market at the Arabian Travel Market

The Spires, operators of serviced suites in Aberdeen, Birmingham and Glasgow, will be targeting the Middle East market in Dubai when it exhibitions at the Arabian Travel Market next month (May) for the fifth successive year.

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Conference to look at relevance of Camphill in meeting today’s needs

A conference to be held in Aberdeen on Tuesday, May 17, will review the 70 years since the foundation of the first Camphill community and ask if Camphill’s work is as relevant today as it was when Camphill House first opened its doors to children with special needs.

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Camphill School Aberdeen embracing social media opportunities

Camphill School Aberdeen has joined Camphill Aberdeen City and Shire by embracing social media as part of its communications strategy.

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Talk examines use of colour in art therapy

The role of colour in art therapy will be examined by Jennie Tanser, Art Therapist at Camphill Medical Practice, at a free talk in Aberdeen on Tuesday (March 29) evening.

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Gardener’s forum to support care for the elderly

Beechgrove Garden presenter Jim McColl is among a panel of experts who will be answering questions at a Gardener’s Forum on Thursday, March 10 at 7.30 pm to raise funds for Simeon Care for the Elderly.

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£5 million European urban regeneration loan for Donside Urban Village

Tenants First Housing Co-operative has secured a £5 million loan for the social housing element at the Donside Urban Village development in Aberdeen. The funding from the European Investment Bank (EIB) was provided by The Housing Finance Corporation (THFC).

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John Clark Motor Group puts Monty’s Maggie’s Appeal into top gear

Winning 2010 European Ryder Cup Captain, Colin Montgomerie, has launched a fundraising partnership between Maggie’s Cancer Caring Centres and The John Clark Motor Group.

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Chance to learn about the benefits of the International Baccalaureate

Prospective pupils and parents in Aberdeen will have a chance to learn about the benefits of the International Baccalaureate curriculum and also see the new premises of the International School of Aberdeen at a series of open events next week.

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Launch of the world’s first online oil and gas drilling equipment course

Following two years of development, Aberdeen Drilling Consultants has launched its new ADC Virtual Academy division, offering the world’s first online course focussed on drilling equipment for the oil and gas industry.

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Talk examines organic farming and whether it improves food quality and health

Does organic farming affect the quality of food produced and could a difference in food quality affect human health?

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John Clark Motor Group opens new Skoda dealership in Dundee

The John Clark Motor Group has opened its new Specialist Cars Skoda dealership in Dundee.

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Multicolour Camphill workers raise £2,000 for Java volcano survivors

People in Milltimber and Bieldside areas of Aberdeen may be doubting their eyes after this weekend as a group of eight from Camphill School Aberdeen go about their business with multicolour hair, plus two with pink beards.
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Intrepid team from The Spires brave haunted castle for charity

Three members of staff from the head office of serviced apartments business, The Spires, will be risking a terrifying night on Saturday, February 26 in what is described as “one of Scotland’s most haunted castles”.

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The Spires promotes suites as business-friendly alternative to hotels

The Spires, operators of serviced suites in Aberdeen, Birmingham and Glasgow, is to focus on its benefits for business travellers with a stand at one of Europe’s top business travel exhibition next month.

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How individuals with Down Syndrome bring joy to those around them

Dr Marga Hogenboom, author of the book ‘Living with Genetic Syndromes Associated with Intellectual Disability’, is to present a talk on Down Syndrome on Tuesday (January 25) based on her experience working at Camphill Medical Practice and Camphill School Aberdeen. Read More...

House prices up in Highlands as year of mixed fortunes ends

Average house prices in the Highlands ended 2010 2% up on the same period in 2009, according to the latest figures just released by the Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC). The figures show the average house price in the Highlands was £170,004 in the final quarter of 2010, up £2,851 from the end of 2009.

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T.Rex drummer in Aberdeen for art exhibition and final UK music event

Bill Legend, the last surviving member of the 1970-73 line-up of rock group T.Rex will be in Aberdeen on Friday (January 7) for the opening of his first-ever art exhibition in the city and his final music event in the UK.

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Serviced apartments are better than hotels, oh yes they are!

The Spires has turned to pantomime as it promotes its suites in Aberdeen, Birmingham and Glasgow over the Christmas and New Year period.

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Chris Clark appointed as director at John Clark Motor Group

Chris Clark has been appointed as a director at the John Clark Motor Group, the top four Scottish motor group established by his father, John Clark, in 1977.

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Camphill to feature in three-part radio documentary in Korea

Camphill Aberdeen communities are to be featured this week (December 1-3) in a series of three radio programmes looking at the work of the Camphill communities in Aberdeen. Read More...

Camphill newsletter published

The benefits of experiencing nature for vulnerable children, the reality of ‘inclusion’ for one boy and a Scots rugby star opening a new therapy centre. These are just some of the stories in the latest Camphill Aberdeen newsletter which is published today.

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New name for Aberdeen medical charity

The charity arm of Camphill Medical Practice has changed its name to help distinguish itself from the associated NHS practice. The charity will now be known as Camphill Wellbeing Trust, while the NHS practice will retain the Camphill Medical Practice name.

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Energy advice from Tenants First annual report

“There are also ways in which members can reduce their energy consumption, by making some simple changes of their own,” says Hugh Crothers, Director of Property of Tenants First, Britain’s largest housing co-operative. Read More...

Aberdeen Conference on Autism leads to greater understanding

Dr Olga Bogdashina, who teaches and lectures on autism around the world, led a one-day conference entitled ‘Autism: Sensory Perception and the Triad of Perspectives’ at Camphill School Aberdeen yesterday (Wednesday, October 6).

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International Flag Parade marks move into new home for school

The International School of Aberdeen’s will mark its move to a new campus in Cults, Aberdeen, on Thursday, October 7 with their International Flag Parade.

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Highland runner wins trophy on his first-ever marathon

Hugh Campbell, from Portree, Isle of Skye is the 2010 winner of the Gerald Cooper Memorial Cup, presented by Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC) to the first resident from the Highlands across the line in the Baxters Loch Ness Marathon.

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Scots Rugby Star opens new centre

Scottish Rugby International, Moray Low officially opened Camphill School Aberdeen’s new £305,000 Therapy Centre Centre on September 25 as part of the school’s open day. Moray’s involvement recognises the substantial donation to the therapy centre fundraising effort, from the Wooden Spoon, rugby’s children’s charity.

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Scottish motor group reports upturn in its latest annual accounts

The John Clark Motor Group has reported a significant upturn in its latest annual accounts for 2009, which have just been published. While turnover was maintained at a similar level to 2008, the group’s operating profit improved from £1.8 million to £2.8 million.

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Autism in the spotlight at one-day conference in Aberdeen

Dr Olga Bogdashina, who teaches and lectures on autism around the world, is the main speaker at a one-day conference entitled ‘Autism: Sensory Perception and the Triad of Perspectives’ to be organised by Camphill School Aberdeen on Wednesday, October 6. Read More...

The Spires heads to the Office show in London

The Spires, operators of serviced suites accommodation in Aberdeen, Birmingham and Glasgow, is to present its business facilities at the Office, a brand new exhibition at Earls Court in London on September 21-22. The new exhibition is aimed at office managers and PAs .

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Camphill School Aberdeen opens its doors

Members of the public will be able to visit the place where the international Camphill movement began 70 years ago, during an open day at the Camphill campus of Camphill School Aberdeen on Saturday, September 25 from 2 pm to 5 pm.

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Scotland’s first degree in social pedagogy

The University of Aberdeen will launch the first degree programme in Scotland in social pedagogy today (Monday September 6) through a unique partnership with the Camphill School Aberdeen.

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Is being 'included' being 'excluded'?

Rowan (not his real name) came to Camphill School Aberdeen, an independent day and residential school, a few years ago. His family was close to breaking point. Rowan was ‘attending’ his local school but was more ‘excluded’ than ‘included’.

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John Clark Motor Group to open Skoda dealership in Dundee

The John Clark Motor Group is to open a new Skoda dealership in Dundee, following its acquisition of the premises and equipment of the city’s former Fairweather Motors from the receiver.

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The Spires aims to build US business at travel convention in Houston

The Spires, operators of serviced suites accommodation in Aberdeen, Birmingham and Glasgow, is to exhibit at the NBTA International Convention & Exposition which takes place in Houston Texas, from August 8 to 11. The Spires will be on Stand 544 in the exhibition hall at the George R. Brown Convention Center.

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Katy plans skydive to raise funds for sister’s special needs school

Katy Wood, who has cerebral palsy, is planning to jump out of a plane early next month to raise money for her sister’s school.

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Work to start next month on Aberdeen’s Donside Urban Village

Work is due to start work next month on the construction of a new £55 million urban village on the 25-acre site of the former Donside Paper Mill in the Tillydrone area of Aberdeen.

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HSPC launches Premier Properties brand for up-market homes in Highlands

The Highland Solicitors Property Centre (HSPC) has launched a new brand, Premier Properties, to specialise in up-market homes in the Highlands and Islands.

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Historic £55 million housing boost for North East

The biggest development of low cost homes ever built in the North East will form part of a new urban village on the site of a former paper mill beside the River Don in the Tillydrone area of Aberdeen.

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Camphill students receive Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society Awards

Nine pupils at Camphill School Aberdeen, which provides education and support for children and young people with special needs, are to receive awards from the Royal Caledonian Horticultural Society recognising their achievements in horticulture. Read More...

City of Aberdeen Burgesses Guild visit Camphill

Around 30 Burgesses and guests from the Burgesses Guild of the City of Aberdeen marked the 70th anniversary of Camphill with an insight into the its foundation in wartime Aberdeen.

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Camphill pupils refurbish community garden in Duke of Edinburgh Awards

Pupils from Camphill School Aberdeen, which provides education and support for children and young people with special needs, have been carrying out refurbishment work at the Ross Watt Community Garden in the Culter area of Aberdeen, as part of their activity for the Duke of Edinburgh Awards.

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The Spires moves to new purpose-built Glasgow city centre location

The Spires, operators of serviced suites in Aberdeen, Birmingham and Glasgow, is developing its business with the acquisition of new purpose-built premises in Glasgow at a more central location.

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Official opening of Scotland’s first super-efficient homes from Canada

The first Canadian Super E affordable houses in Scotland will be opened on Thursday (May 20) in the Kincorth area of Aberdeen by Sushma Gera, Trade Commissioner at the High Commission of Canada to the United Kingdom.

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New website tracks and compares your home energy usage

Energy costs for the average household have more than doubled over the past six years. On top of that British Gas have just reported a 7% rise in gas consumption due to the cold winter.

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Camphill Connections summer edition

We have completed the latest Summer 2010 Camphill Connections newsletter for Camphill Aberdeen City and Shire.

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The Spires builds relationships with Middle East

The Spires, operators of serviced suites accommodation in Aberdeen, Birmingham and Glasgow, is exhibiting at the Arabian Travel Market, the Middle East’s leading travel and tourism event, which opens its doors in Dubai on Tuesday, May 4.

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New website will capitalise on new technology and social media

The Spires, operators of serviced suites in Aberdeen, Birmingham and Glasgow, has launched a new website that will realise the potential of its recent investment in new technology and build on its use of social media.

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Nutrition as a foundation for health

Richard Phethean, from the Beannachar Herb Workshop, is the speaker at a talk on nutrition and health, hosted by Camphill Medical Practice on Tuesday, April 27.

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Alex Salmond opens Cafe Connect

The opening of Café Connect in Broad Street, Fraserburgh, by Alex Salmond, First Minister of Scotland, is the realisation of a vision for an internet café that will provide particular benefit for disabled and disadvantaged people in the Aberdeenshire town.

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Deeside Rotary to hear about Camphill’s work in 70th anniversary year

Members of the Rotary Club of Aberdeen Deeside will be guests of Camphill on Wednesday evening (March 31) to hear about the work of Camphill Aberdeen City and Shire communities in this, the charity’s 70th anniversary year.

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Camphill School Aberdeen launches new website

Camphill School Aberdeen, a school for children with complex special needs, has launched its new website at www.camphillschool.org.uk.

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Mistletoe cancer therapy talk

Dr Stefan Geider of the Camphill Medical Practice will be talking about the use of Mistletoe Therapy in the treatment of cancer.

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Children and young people affected by trauma

Camphill School Aberdeen is to host a conference on Tuesday, April 13 that will focus on how children and young people are affected by trauma. Read More...

Aberdeen mother aims for Kilimanjaro summit

Jane Riach, mother of a pupil at Camphill School Aberdeen, is setting her sights on reaching the summit of Kilimanjaro this summer to raise money for a new Therapy Centre at the school.

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Delegates head to Aberdeen to honour 70 years of Camphill

Representatives from 56 Camphill communities across the UK and Ireland will be heading to Aberdeen later this month to honour 70 years since the opening of the first community in the city.

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Camphill Therapy Centre Appeal exceeds £100,000 initial target

The Society of Friends of Camphill School Aberdeen has passed their target to raise £100,000 towards a new therapy centre that will benefit pupils and other individuals with special needs.

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Tenants First success in community art bid

Tenants First Housing Co-operative is celebrating support from the National Lottery-funded ‘Inspiring Communities’ scheme for its award-winning Roanheads development in Peterhead.

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The healing qualities of touch

Marei Blitz of the Camphill Medical Practice will be talking about the ‘Healing Qualities of Touch’ on Tuesday, February 23 at 7.30pm in the Newton Dee Café, on Old Ferry Road, Bieldside, Aberdeen.

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The Spires showcases at London travel show

The Spires, operators of serviced suites accommodation in Aberdeen, Birmingham and Glasgow, is presenting its business facilities at one of Europe’s top business travel exhibitions in London next week.

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Ziggy Stardust artwork features on Classic Album Cover stamps

David Bowie’s ‘Ziggy Stardust’ album cover is one of ten classic album covers to feature on new postage stamps issued today (Thursday, January 7).

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Jack dyes his hair to raise £771 for therapy centre

Jack Stewart (18) has made his own special contribution to the £100,000 appeal for a new therapy centre at Camphill School Aberdeen, where he is in his final year.

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The Spires invests in new management system designed for growth

The Spires, which operates serviced suites in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Birmingham, has awarded a contract to Guestline Ltd for the installation of a web-based hotel management system.

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Top album artist visits Aberdeen for first exhibition

Terry Pastor, best known for his iconic artwork for music albums by David Bowie, the Beach Boys, The Sweet, Carl Palmer and Soft Machine, will be in Aberdeen this week for his first-ever exhibition in the city.


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UK Disability Minister visit to Camphill

Jonathan Shaw, UK Minister for Disabled People, is due to visit Camphill School Aberdeen on December 8 to learn more about its work with children who have special needs.

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How to survive Christmas

Ten tips from the spires suites to help you have a merry Christmas filled with peace and goodwill

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Tenants First wins award for Residential Development of the Year

Tenants First Housing Co-operative has been named as the winner of the Social Residential Housing Development of the Year in the Herald Property Awards 2009.

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Funding support extends NE ethnic minority housing initiative

Tenants First Housing Co-operative has received funding that will allow it to continue its pioneering ethnic minority housing project for a third year.
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Giving album artwork the eyeball at Homes & Interiors Scotland

In this age of music downloads, it might seem that album artwork has seen its day. But, the reality is more and more people are buying signed limited-edition prints of their favourite albums to add style to their homes.

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Successful year for The Spires

Serviced suites operator, The Spires has turned in a strong performance for the 2008-09 financial year. The company remains eager for UK expansion.

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Steven becomes Scotland’s youngest tenant assessor

Steven Black, from Peterhead, has been appointed as Scotland’s youngest tenant assessor.

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War of the Worlds album cover at Aberdeen gallery

The Artists Gallery – an Aberdeen business that provides training and work opportunities for people with a disability – is the only gallery in Scotland offering signed copies of the ‘War of the Worlds’ album cover artwork.

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The Spires feature in IoD magazine

The Spires Directors Suites are featured in the IoD Scotland Spring 2009 magazine.

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Canadian High Commissioner marks energy-efficient homes deal

The Canadian High Commissioner to the United Kingdom, James R Wright marked a deal with Tenants First Housing Co-operative for energy-efficient Canadian timber homes. The High Commissioner was in Aberdeen to attend All Energy 09, Britain’s largest renewables technology exhibition.

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Proserv Offshore launches risk-free decommissioning service at OTC

Proserv Offshore is launching a new risk-free decommissioning service, Proserv Energy, on its stand at OTC. Read More...

Glasgow housing co-op becomes part of Britain’s largest

Four Walls Housing Co-operative in Glasgow has reached agreement to become part of Tenants First Housing Co-operative, Britain’s largest housing co-operative, based in Aberdeen. Read More...

£500,000 refurbishment complete at The Spires in Aberdeen

The Spires has marked the completion of a £500,000 refurbishment of its Aberdeen serviced suites, with the launch of new Director’s Suites.
The Aberdeen-based business which operates serviced suites in Aberdeen, Glasgow and Birmingham, realised that its business guests were wanting the ability to work more efficiently from their suites.

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Housing co-operative launches zero-carbon housing programme

Tenants First Housing Co-operative, Britain’s largest housing co-operative [based in Aberdeen}, is launching a quest to develop high-quality, carbon-neutral housing. Read More...

Hazardous systems' specialist expands

PDC Systems, a leading provider of hazardous area electrical instrumentation to the international petrochemical industry, has moved to a new base in Kintore, Aberdeenshire.

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