Local News

World Friendship Day

World Friendship Day is 31 July. This year has been characterised by isolation and staying apart from our family and friends.

Eat Out to Help Out - restaurant finder

The UK Government has launched an online finder to locate restaurants participating in the eat out to help out scheme this August. 

Diners can save 50% on all food and non alcoholic drinks from Monday-Wednesday through August!

Click here to see who is participating in your area

UK supports 15,000 Banff and Buchan jobs

UK supports nearly 15,000 Banff and Buchan jobs during pandemic

Nearly 15,000 jobs in Banff and Buchan have been supported by the UK Government through the COVID-19 pandemic, new figures have shown. 


Scotland Open for Business

As restrictions on indoor retail have been eased further this week, VisitScotland has declared tourism in Scotland fully open.

Registration OPEN for Eat Out to Help Out Scheme from UK Government

Registration is open for the Eat out to Help out Scheme from the UK Government announced by the Chancellor, Rishi Sunak last week. eligible and participating restaurants and eateries will be able to apply a discount of up to £10 per person Mon-Wed in August on meals and non-alcoholic drinks. 

North East still lagging on broadband

David Duguid has welcomed the news of new super and ultra-fast broadband connections in the north east. With additional funding from the UK Government and others, more and more local businesses are getting connected to decent broadband.

£30billion! Our Plan for Jobs

The Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has today unveiled the Government Plan worth £30 billion for jobs to re-energise the economy following the coronavirus pandemic.

David shows support for shop staff

David Duguid has sent his support to shop staff after Coop launched a campaign to raise awareness of the rise in incidents of abuse and violence towards shop staff. 

Sending his support, David said,