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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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Police in Aberdeenshire are already investigating the murder of mechanic Brian McKandie, 67, who was found dead in his home near Rothienorman last month.
Craig Morton, ICT Change Manager at Aberdeenshire Council, commented, "As a public sector organisation we have a responsibility to ensure that we get maximum value from our ICT spend.
After a good night's sleep, we set off next morning on a drive through miles of rolling Aberdeenshire farmland, until we reached Formartine's on the edge of the Haddo Estate.
Cloud intervened the following night 4/5 but red rays were seen in cloud gaps in Aberdeenshire 01:55-02:16.
Several Aberdeenshire towns have seen higher growth than the UK average.
The implementation is expected to enable Aberdeenshire Council to deliver continuous improvement to its 230,000 local citizens through: providing high-quality, one-stop services; joining up front-office and back-office systems; tracking the progress of citizens' requests for service more effectively; delivering performance and other management information; as well as reducing the bureaucratic burden on staff.
After the marathon, the company said the GH2OST will be permanently displayed at the Grampian Transport Museum in Aberdeenshire.
A building designed to explain our most distant ancestors takes its place with grace and dignity in the ancient landscape of Aberdeenshire they helped to create.
Implementing agency : Aberdeenshire Council, Att: Alana Bowie,
Amber "Be Aware" warnings were issued by the Met Office and forecasters are expecting snow in southern and central Scotland early on as well as in parts of the Highlands and Aberdeenshire.
The US tycoon's plans for two 18-hole courses, 950 holiday homes and 500 private houses were rejected by an Aberdeenshire Council committee in November 2007.
Tycoon Donald Trump reckoned without the tenacity of Aberdeenshire Council's infrastructure services committee when he applied for planning permission to construct two golf courses, a five-star hotel, 1,000 holiday homes and 500 private houses on a seaside site of special scientific interest.

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