More than 10,000 Banff and Buchan jobs protected by furlough scheme

More than 10,000 jobs in Banff and Buchan have been protected by the UK Government’s Job Retention Scheme, official figures have shown.

HMRC has published statistics for every part of the country which shows the huge extent of the furlough scheme launched due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

David promoted to Scotland Office

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has been promoted to a junior ministerial role in the UK Government.


The Scottish Conservative MP will take up the position of Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State in the Scotland Office.

MP welcomes £15m in funding for Citizens Advice across UK

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has welcomed a UK Government announcement of £15million to help support Citizens Advice services across the country.

The funding will help CABs in Scotland and the rest of the UK cope with the increased demand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Concern over impact of COVID-19 on care homes

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has written to health chiefs to voice ‘growing concern’ over the impact of COVID-19 cases and shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) in care homes. 


Coronavirus Update – Our Package for the Self-Employed

The coronavirus outbreak is the biggest public health emergency in a generation. Our message to the public is clear: you must stay at home, in order to protect the NHS and save lives.



The three big supermarkets in Banff and Buchan have all pledged support for colleagues and customers to deal with the coronavirus crisis. 

Details are below. 


For our customers: