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council area (1993 est. pop. 223,630), 2,438 sq mi (6,315 sq km), and former county, NE Scotland. Under the Local Government Act of 1973, the county of Aberdeenshire (or Aberdeen) became part of the Grampian region in 1975. In the local government reorganization of 1996, Grampian was dissolved and the council area of Aberdeenshire was created; the new council area is larger than the former county.


a council area and historical county of N Scotland, on the North Sea: became part of Grampian Region in 1975 but reinstated as an independent unitary authority (with adjusted borders) in 1996: rises to the Grampian and Cairngorm Mountains in the SW: chiefly agricultural (esp sheep and stock raising). Administrative centre: Aberdeen. Pop.: 229 330 (2003 est.). Area 6319 sq. km (2439 sq. miles)
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MUM'S THE WORD: The Queen Mother, who delighted crowds when she made a surprise appearance alongside her grandson Prince Charles at a special event in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, yesterday
Adam Gardner, communities and campaigns manager at the Fairtrade Foundation, which approved Aberdeenshire's renewal application, said:"It's brilliant Aberdeenshire has laid out clear and achievable goals to take Fairtrade further.
The Aberdeenshire schools involved are Aboyne, Banff, Ellon, Fraserburgh, Mackie, Kemnay, Peterhead, Portlethen, Turriff Academies, and Gordon Schools in Huntly.
Mr Dobbie, of Oyne, is the third fatal road accident victim in Aberdeenshire this week.
SECONDARY pupils across Aberdeenshire have overwhelmingly rejected independence in a massive ballot ahead of next year's referendum.
The two-year-old leylandiis, which are around six-foot tall, were nabbed in the Aberdeenshire town of Inverurie.
In November 2011, four weeks after getting a court summons, she stepped onto the A90 near Ellon, Aberdeenshire, and was killed instantly by a car.
Kids on Mintlaw Academy's bus to the rural village of New Pitsligo, in Aberdeenshire, have terrified other children, abused the driver and caused hundreds of pounds of damage.
Contract Notice: Aberdeenshire Council is seeking a regular, reliable and efficient high level kitchen cleaning service that provides value for money its Premises throughout Aberdeenshire.
As winter returned with a vengeance yesterday, forecasters predicted Braemar and Ballater in Aberdeenshire will have it coldest.
But instead of giving up, the dad-of-two, of New Pitsligo, Aberdeenshire, donned overalls over his suit and jumped into his tractor.
The First Minister is MSP for Aberdeenshire East and lives at Strichen in Aberdeenshire.

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