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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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Aberdeenshire Council manages IT services including software contracts for up to 5,000 council computer users and over 40,000 educational users.
Last night an Aberdeenshire Council spokesman said: "We have been looking at ways to improve the look of Stonehaven for the benefit of residents, businesses and visitors.
I presume Aberdeenshire Council will be insisting on similar requirements from other operators.
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An Aberdeenshire Council committe voted against plans for the resort on November 29, although the full council backed it.
After being fined pounds 5,000 at Aberdeen Sheriff court he was reported to the General Teaching Council (GTC) and an internal investigation was set up by Aberdeenshire Council.
Contract Notice: Aberdeenshire Council wishes to establish a contract for the supply of Scrubber Dryers as per the requirements outlined in this Invitation to Tender.
Molly Forbes applied for money as she raised judicial proceedings against Trump International Golf Fo a judicia again Inter Links and Aberdeenshire Council in 2010.
Aberdeenshire council said: "The use of external areas are not permitted as this causes a nuisance for neighbours.
The village signpost has been stolen four times in five years by souvenir hunters and Aberdeenshire Council are considering re-naming the place.
Future Contract Opportunity: Aberdeenshire Council (The Council) proposes to act as a central purchasing body for the purpose of procuring a supplier to provide consultancy services and undertake practical work in relation to the development and production of a North East Scotland Sustainable Energy Action Plan (NESSEAP)and individual Sustainable Energy Action Plans pertaining to each participating authority.
ABERDEENSHIRE Council is embarking on a project to improve walking, cycling and access to public transport in towns and villages.

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