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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.
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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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Gillian lived in Newburgh, Aberdeenshire, but the inquest was held near her family's home in Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
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Aden Community Allotments came away with the Beautiful Aberdeenshire Environmental award only four years after coming together.
Last year official figures suggested there were 140 teacher vacancies across the north-east with 55 in Aberdeenshire. Since then, the Aberdeenshire situation has improved with the latest figures showing there are 20 vacancies, of which four are in Stem (science, technology, engineering and maths) subjects.
And Laura Wilson, a Fordoun farm worker, said: "It seems like bridges are just falling apart across Aberdeenshire."
Firefighters were put on standby to help communities after flood alerts were issued for Aberdeenshire, Aberdeen city, Findhorn, Nairn, Moray and Speyside.
An Aberdeenshire orchestra conductor will travel to America to learn from some of the world's greatest musicians after winning an award.
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