Furlough Scheme Extension

The UK Coronavirus Job Retention Scheme has been extended.

The UK Government are extending the furlough scheme to support workers until the end of October!

Broadband Issues

R100 high-speed broadband programme for North East communities

Rural Crime

NFU Mutual Reports Increase in Countryside Crime

Unfortunately, it is important that during this time we are mindful that there are opportunistic criminals who are taking advantage of the current pandemic.

Aberdeenshire Will Wait

VisitAberdeenshire is continuing their Aberdeenshire Will Wait initiative with a variety of digital experiences for people to explore whilst at home.

Competition and Markets Authority

Competition and Markets Authority Online Report Forms

The coronavirus pandemic has presented different challenges and concerns for many of us. One of these concerns is that businesses might exploit the situation to take advantage of people.

Banchory Bangle!

The Banchory Bangle is returning for its 43rd year in a row!

Every year Malcom Appleby, who I’ve known for many years from his time at Crathes, donates beautifully engraved bangles to raise money for Children 1st and has raised £160,000 in total!

Mind Walk - Paths for All

It is important that during this pandemic we look after our mental health and wellbeing, and getting outside for your daily walk is one way to help boost your spirits.

This month it is national walking month, and Paths for All have created a new campaign ‘Mind to Walk’.

Coronavirus - Local Communities

I will continue to post links to community support groups, including local volunteer groups and charities which are offering support online. 

Please also see attached at the bottom of this page a list of different local organisations across the constituency and their contact details. 

Grampian Psychological Resilience Hub

NHS Grampian have created the Grampian Psychological Resilience Hub to help people who are struggling with their mental health during this challenging time.