Conservatives deliver on Veteran's Railcard

We're introducing the UK's first ever #VeteransRailcard to help boost veterans' job prospects and strengthen family bonds through cheaper travel.
👍 A third off their fares.
📅 Available from Armistice Day this year.

MP to write to council and Scottish Government over King Edward bridges

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid is writing to Aberdeenshire Council and the Scottish Government in efforts to help secure repairs to flood-damaged bridges in the King Edward area.

Mr Duguid will also look into options with the UK Government when Parliament returns this week.

Increase in National Living Wage welcomed by MP

Banff and Buchan MP David Duguid has said the Conservative UK government has shown again it is "on the side of working people" after the Chancellor announced an increase in the National Living Wage. 

Sajid Javid said that there would be a rise of 6.2% to £8.72 an hour from April 2020. 

Banffshire Journal Column 24 December 2019

I would like to start this column by wishing all readers of the Banffshire Journal a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year when it comes.

I am sure that most people will be hoping for a break from politics over the festive period after the first winter general election since 1935.

Christmas Waste Collections

In the run up to and during Christmas and New Year there will be a lot of waste produced, from card to cardboard and plastic packaging to food packaging and eagerly ripped up wrapping paper.

A vote for the SNP didn't mean support for independence

It has become a feature of recent elections for Nicola Sturgeon to make a pitch to Scots who do not share her enthusiasm for breaking up the United Kingdom.

Voters are told that they do not necessarily have to support independence to back the SNP.

Nicola Sturgeon will never wipe out the Tory voice

David Duguid has launched a scathing attack on the first minister, accusing her of “ignoring” rural communities such as the coastal towns in Banff and Buchan.

In 2017, the Conservative took the constituency from the SNP – overturning a 14,300 majority.