Local News

Banks loan £100m extra to farmers amid CAP crisis

Banks loaned an extra £100 million to farmers across Scotland last year, as businesses struggled to cope with the SNP’s CAP payments crisis.

Official figures released today showed farm debt went up by five per cent from the previous year, a cash-terms rise of £113 million.

RNLI Fraserburgh visit

On Monday I had the pleasure of visiting the Fraserburgh RNLI Lifeboat Station, the oldest RNLI station in Scotland.

MSP supports Aberdeen Football Club stadium plans

A North East MSP has given his backing to plans from Aberdeen Football Club to build a new stadium.


Scottish Conservative MSP Peter Chapman has written to the club and to opponents of the planned development at Kingsford after meeting both parties to discuss the application.

MSP calls for Brewdog jobs to stay local

North East MSP Peter Chapman has held talks with craft beer giant Brewdog as well as Aberdeenshire Council in an effort to help broker a deal in an ongoing land dispute.


MSP voices concern over Post Office closure

A North East MSP is seeking a meeting with Post Office Limited representatives following the announcement of the closure of Portessie Post Office.