Local News

Banff Minor Injuries Unit given reprieve

I am very happy to see that the AHSCP have taken on board representations made by myself and Peter Chapman MSP​ last month and have decided to give the minor injuries unit in Banff a reprieve while they collect more information.

Banffshire Journal 28 May 2019

There has been a lot of coverage in recent weeks about the future of minor injury units here in Banff and in Turriff.

 

Understandably, there has been concern about any suggestion of a downgrade in services provided locally. 

 

The fight to keep Gamrie connected

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has met residents in Gardenstown to discuss transport and digital connectivity in coastal communities.

 

The meeting was originally planned to discuss plans to cut the 273 Saturday bus service linking the village to Banff and Fraserburgh.

Turriff Advertiser 5 April 2019

As an MP with a large rural constituency, I like to know how communities outside towns feel about their safety.

Rural crime is on the increase and I know that acquisitive theft – for example tractors or metal from less well protected farms – is a large part of that.

Press and Journal 1 April 2019

I think it’s fair to say that the public are utterly fed-up of politicians talking about Brexit – yet, I’m afraid that is exactly what I am about to do!

 

Campaign Success for 22q!

Following on from my request last week of the Prime Minister to support calls for 22q11 Syndrome to be added to the newborn blood spot test, I met yesterday with Baroness Blackwood, Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health, to discuss the condition.

Turriff Advertiser 22 March 2019

Last week in Westminster, I was pleased to welcome Robert Goodwill MP, the new Fisheries Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and food to his role. One of his first official duties was respond to the Agriculture and Fisheries debates in which I spoke.

PM praises work by David to raise awarness for 22q

I raised with the Prime Minister, the importance of early diagnosis and treatment for conditions such as 22q11 Syndrome.‬
‪This condition, which is second most common chromosomal disorder after Down’s Syndrome, is the most common genetic disorder you’ve never heard of.‬