Perhaps better known for her involvement in FISSH, local woman Doreen Mair has announced her intention to run for election in the local elections due to take place in May.
In a statement declaring her intentions, Ms Mair said: “I’m a born and bred Brocher with a teenage daughter and an extended family and friends that I want the best for, what more can I say about how badly I want the area to progress and prosper?
“We are all fed up of the negative feeling that has been prevalent – this area has great people, it also has great possibilities we just need to unleash them.
“However this does not mean that we should be insular, we should be ready to welcome new people and new enterprise to the area.
“We have MSPs, MPs and MEPs to follow the party line. Local government should be about local issues, which is why I have decided to stand as an Independent candidate.
“The guidelines I want to follow are the interests of the people of Ward 3, the local area and Aberdeenshire as a whole.
“If elected I would ensure that I worked with other councillors and officials to form a strong team for our long-term benefit.
“I spent many years in the oil industry and held various posts in personnel and administration, community liaison and public affairs, document control, project management and rationalisation.
“We must grow and diversify in order to meet the needs of the influx of people to the area whether they come to compete at sporting events or simply to enjoy the facilities as families.
“We also have a great heritage that must be cherished and established industry that must be helped and encouraged.
“However, we also need to build a stronger future. In order to achieve this we need fresh ideas, spirit and approach.
“If elected I will tell it as it is and I will do my best for the whole community, young, old and in-between, whatever their interests or business needs.”