Police probe break-in
Police are appealing for witnesses following a housebreaking at a property near Kemnay.
The incident took place between 8pm on Tuesday and 6.30am on Wednesday and resulted in the theft of a low four-figure sum of cash.
The premises at Kemnay Autobody at Kemnay Road, Inverurie, were targeted and anyone who saw anyone acting in a suspicious manner should contact the police.
Detective constable Matt McCall said: “We ask anyone who saw anything unusual or suspicious in the area between the times given to contact us on 101.” Workers at Dounreay nuclear plant are to be balloted from today on whether to strike over a pay row.
Ballot papers are being issued to members of the three unions – Prospect, GMB and Unite – at the Caithness site, asking them to support a short strike followed by an overtime ban.
The unions are taking the action after months of negotiations with Dounreay Site Restoration Ltd (DSRL), a consortium owned by Cavendish Nuclear, CH2M and Aecom, failed to reach a deal over pay. They had been seeking a 2.3% pay rise.
Richard Hardy, national secretary for Scotland for Prospect, said: “Our members at Dounreay