Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP welcomes Aberdeenshire's transition to Level 1
Karen Adam MSP is delighted Aberdeenshire is moving into Level 1 restrictions.
Ms Adam said: “I welcome the decision by Nicola Sturgeon to move Aberdeenshire to Level 1 from one minute past midnight on Saturday (June 5).
“Aberdeenshire and the rest of Scotland now have a significant advantage when it comes to handling the virus, as we have substantial evidence that the vaccination programme is working well.
“There’s still a significant proportion of the population that have not yet received both doses of the vaccine yet so it is wise to continue to exercise caution and protect the NHS.
"However, although we remain cautious, I know this is welcome news to everyone living in Banffshire & Buchan Coast.”
The move to Level 1 means eight people from three households can meet indoors and 12 people from 12 households can meet outdoors.
Soft play centres can reopen, 100 people are allowed to attend weddings or funerals, and restaurants, cafés and pubs can open indoors until 11pm.