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Storm damage repairs award of £2m for Aberdeenshire Council

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Aberdeenshire Council is to receive an extra £2m to help meet the cost of repairs carried out as a result of devastating storms a year ago.

The funding comes from the Bellwin Scheme, which gives special financial assistance to councils facing extra costs due to disasters or emergencies.

Finance Secretary Derek Mackay said: "There's no doubt that Aberdeenshire was among the areas hit the hardest."

Aberdeenshire Council said it would be a "big help".

Ballater was one of the communities worst hit.

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