Alan Still is to stand as an independent candidate in the upcoming Troup by-election.
Having worked in the fishing industry for nearly 30 years, Alan then worked as Development and Projects Manager at Princess Royal Sports and Community Trust in Banff. He now hopes to bring his experience to bear as a councillor for the Troup ward of Aberdeenshire Council.
Alan said: “Born and brought up in the ward I have witnessed the steady decline which now affects all.
“I am standing as an Independent candidate to concentrate solely on local issues which affect our local towns, seaside villages and rural communities and to work towards visible differences which will impact positively on those wishing to work, live, raise a family and retire in the ward.
“Having attended four Community Council meetings and numerous local events and spoken to various business people, farmers, fishermen and concerned residents I am aware of the many issues which blight the ward.
“I have been fortunate to have worked alongside people who have an impressive background in community engagement both locally and nationally and it is that level of wisdom and experience that, if elected, I would take to the table.
“It would be my intention to work in tandem with the ward’s other pro-active councillor to progress projects and work on present issues to an end which will give the ward some fresh hope for the future.”