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Journals man celebrates 30 years with paper

Aberdeen Press and Journal journalist Jim Urquhart has celebrated 30 years at the paper. Now chief sub-editor, Jim, (51), joined the paper on November 20, 1972, as finance sub-editor. In 1980 he moved on to news, when he was appointed

Two papers team up to expose scam

An investigation by two Scottish papers into a bogus homeworking scam has triggered a move to change the law. The Cornish Guardian teamed up with the Aberdeen Press and Journal to expose a company operating out of Bodmin. The firm

A Scottish shaggy dog story

The Aberdeen Press and Journal has learned that one of its most avid readers is a two-year-old dog called Millie. The dog’s owner, Kathleen Morrison, was amazed to discover that Millie liked to read the Journal… when she spotted the

Readers save animal centre

Generous readers of the Aberdeen Press and Journal have helped to save an animal rescue centre from closure by donating more than £10,000. Following an article in the paper about the charity’s cash shortage, readers began sending in gifts of

Article sparks family reunion

An Aberdeen Press and Journal article about a famous 19th-century Lonmay couple has led to a huge reunion for their descendents. More then 120 members of the Murray family travelled across the globe to meet up after the story of

Former P&J sub-editor loses cancer battle

Former Aberdeen Press and Journal sub-editor Ron Gaiter has lost his battle against lung cancer. He worked for the Press and Journal for 34 years, before retiring two years ago. He was only six months into his retirement when he

Bookies pay out on Inverness bets

An Aberdeen Press and Journal story has cost bookmakers William Hill’s an estimated £20,000 after they failed to honour the odds offered on Inverness becoming a millennium city. The bookmakers firm refused to pay out odds of up to 33-1

Doreen retires after 20 years of early mornings

A woman who has spent more than twenty years keeping an Aberdeen newsroom clean has retired. Doreen Mackay, 71, is a well-known face at Aberdeen Journals where she worked from 2am to 7am tidying up after messy reporters. Newspapers produced

'Phone home' result

An appeal for five ‘phones from the 1950s was solved when a theatre group asked the Aberdeen Press and Journal to help out. And the Garioch Musical Society and Garioch Youth Musical Society was able to raise the curtain on

Islanders to get a daily read

The Aberdeen Press and Journal is enjoying a new role – as the first daily paper to go on sale on the Hebridean islands of Rum, Eigg and Muck. The move means the 34 residents will now be able to

Busy Craig books a deal

Journalist Craig McGill is burning the candle at both ends. But instead of pubbing and clubbing after each day’s work at the Aberdeen Press and Journal, he’s working hard to become a published author. You can expect to see his

Editor's job for Outterside

Nic Outterside is leaving the Aberdeen Press and Journal to edit a weekly newspaper in Scotland. Mr Outterside (44), chief investigative reporter with the P&J since last year, will take up his post as editor of the Buchan Observer on

A few of my favourites…

Our recent crop of courtroom howlers and headlines – bizarre and brilliant – has prompted this from Nic Outterside at the Aberdeen Press and Journal: My favourite headline of all time was written by a sports sub at The Scotsman

Something s-pecial for the ladies…

Something s-pecial for the ladies… By HoldTheFrontPage staff This tale of woe for advertising staff comes from Nic Outterside, of the Aberdeen Press and Journal: “Former colleagues at the North Wales Weekly News may remember a cracking advertisement howler from

Paper will not face contempt of court action

A High Court judge has ruled that no action should be taken against the Aberdeen Press and Journal after it was alleged to be in contempt of court. The newspaper faced the charge after it published an article in August