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Loganair announces further reductions in flights

LOGANAIR plane
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Loganair has announced further reductions in its flight schedules in the coming weeks.

A "skeleton schedule" will operate in Scotland and on two routes that support critical offshore workers.

The schedule is due to be reviewed again with a view to reintroducing some flights on 20 April and again on 31 May.

The skeleton service is expected only to provide essential travel, for example for key workers.

More information on the new schedule can be found here.

Trailer of beer worth £150,000 to meet demand stolen

A trailer load of beer worth £150,000 from Aberdeenshire-based BrewDog was stolen as it headed to meet increased demand at an online distribution centre.

The supplies from the company brewery in Ellon were stolen from the Moto Lymm services in Cheshire on Tuesday morning.

Online demand has increased amid the impact of coronavirus on shopping habits.

BrewDog co-founder James Watt had tweeted news of the theft, and the company later said the value of the stolen goods was in the region of £150,000. The vehicle involved was a plain navy blue curtain-sided trailer which was not branded. Cheshire Constabulary appealed for information.

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University postpones graduation ceremonies

Aberdeen's Robert Gordon University (RGU) has postponed graduation ceremonies this summer.

RGU said the decision was not taken lightly but the safety of students, their families and the wider university community had to be the priority.

All eligible students will receive their degree certificates by post.

RGU added: "We are looking at the possibility of providing alternative arrangements to enable our graduates from the summer to attend a ceremony at a future point."

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Aberdeen on 'lockdown' day two

Aberdeen Town House and Union Street
BBC
It was a quieter Aberdeen, but not desolate

Streets are quieter in Aberdeen city centre and the local authority has given an update for the cancelled events list.

Aberdeen Highland Games and Armed Forces Day have been cancelled, the city council has said. The Town House in the city centre has also been closed.

Aberdeen Highland Games had been scheduled for Hazlehead Park on Sunday 21 June, and Armed Forces Day was due to take place the following Saturday.

Offshore industry hit hard amid virus 'challenge'

Ken Banks

BBC Scotland North East and Northern Isles reporter

The Oil and Gas Authority (OGA) has said the coronavirus pandemic has hit the industry in the UK "hard".

The OGA said the aim was to safeguard both the energy supply and the thousands of jobs which help deliver it.

Chief executive Andy Samuel said: "The scale of the challenge is considerable."

OGA message on website
OGA
The OGA said the challenge was considerable

'Tough decisions' for Aberdeen FC

Aberdeen FC faces "£5m of outgoings with no expected income" due to the coronavirus pandemic, chairman Dave Cormack has warned.

All senior football in the country has been suspended since 13 March, with no fixed date for a return.

Cormack said the Scottish Premiership club was doing everything possible to mitigate a “clearly unsustainable” situation.

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'A very quiet train journey'

BBC Scotland's Robbie Boyle described his Monday morning commute from Arbroath to Aberdeen as "very quiet".

He said: "Usually a busy service arriving at about 08:40. Also just a few passengers on the platform for services to Dundee.

"Is the stay at home message now working?"

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New learning curve begins for schools

The school week is getting under way in a very different manner than usual up and down the country.

Images being shared on social media show the efforts being shown to create educational work spaces at home, including via Airyhall School in Aberdeen.

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Severe accident: A98 Aberdeenshire both ways

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A98 Aberdeenshire both ways severe accident, at Longmanhill.

A98 Aberdeenshire - A98 in Longmanhill closed and it's heavy in both directions at the Longmanhill junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Hospital visitor times restricted

NHS Grampian says it is restricting visiting times at its hospitals.

The health board says the move is to protect patients, relatives and staff.

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Severe accident: A90 Aberdeenshire southbound

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A90 Aberdeenshire southbound severe accident, at A952.

A90 Aberdeenshire - A90 in Toll Of Birness blocked southbound at the A952 junction, because of an accident involving three vehicles. Traffic is coping well.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe accident: A952 Aberdeenshire both ways

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A952 Aberdeenshire both ways severe accident, at A90.

A952 Aberdeenshire - A952 blocked in both directions at Cortes junction, because of an accident.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A945 Aberdeen City both ways

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A945 Aberdeen City both ways severe disruption, from B9077 Great Southern Road to A956.

A945 Aberdeen City - A945 Riverside Drive in Aberdeen closed in both directions from the B9077 Great Southern Road junction to the A956 junction, because of flooding.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time

Severe disruption: A95 Moray both ways

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A95 Moray both ways severe disruption, from A941 to Walkers Shortbread Factory.

A95 Moray - A95 in Dandalieth closed in both directions from the A941 junction to the Walkers Shortbread Factory junction, because of a shed load.

To report traffic and travel incidents dial 0330 123 0184 at any time