BBC news for Morayshire

Pedestrian dies after Lerwick accident

The 59-year-old had been airlifted from Shetland to Aberdeen after the collision last week.

Luring Australian nurses to Aberdeen hailed success

NHS Grampian spent £20,000 last year to send a delegation to sell the idea of a move to Scotland.

Northlink to replace plastic straws on its ferries with paper ones

Northlink, which runs services to and from the Northern Isles, will also look at replacing plastic bags and cups.

Scots war poet's work to mark end of WW1

Five poems by war poet Charles Hamilton Sorley are being set to music to commemorate the end of World War One.

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US shutdown to end as Senate strikes deal

The US government shutdown is set to end after the US Senate reached temporary budget deal.

Pope Francis sorry for upsetting abuse victims

Pope Francis apologises for "hurting" sex abuse victims whom he accused of slandering a Chilean bishop.

Mysterious Dead Sea Scroll deciphered in Israel

Ancient fragments written in code reveal new details about an ancient Jewish sect.

Syria offensive: Turkish troops 'capture villages' in Afrin

Turkey's president vows to "sort out" a Kurdish-held area on the third day of a military offensive.