Stevenson goes on tour

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson has announced details of his forthcoming surgery tour which commences on Wednesday, August 24.

This year will be the 11th such tour that Mr Stevenson has undertaken, covering 37 communities from Rothiemay in the far west to Boddam at the south-eastern end of the constituency and inland to Aberchirder, New Byth and Memsie.

Commenting, Mr Stevenson said: “The annual surgery tour with my mobile office is always extremely enjoyable and I think also that people appreciate having their MSP come to their own community rather than having to go to one of my ‘static’ surgeries in a nearby town or village.

“Even in this age of electronic communications, people still value being able to have face-to-face contact with their elected representatives, which is important.

“It also gets me into some of our smaller communities which I may otherwise not have reason to visit during the course of a year.”

This tour will also be Mr Stevenson’s first tour of some communities owing to boundary changes in the Scottish Parliament constituencies which took effect from May 2011, which created the new Banffshire & Buchan Coast Scottish Parliament constituency.

Mr Stevenson continued: “I’m looking forward to taking my Mobile Office into places like Cullen, Portknockie, Findochty, Rathven, Rothiemay, Deskford and points in between and getting to know some of the issues there and meeting local residents.”

No appointment is necessary, although constituents with ongoing cases should advise their attendance on (01779) 470444