Happy New Year!
I hope this message finds you well and that you were able to enjoy the festive period, as different as it was.
Last year was an awful one. Lives and livelihoods put on hold. Loved ones lost. Economies ground to a halt.
It has been a busy start to the week after a busy end to last week, both in Westminster and in West Aberdeenshire and Kincardine.
All of us yearn for the days when we can meet and mingle again - literally rub shoulders with friends and colleagues.
There is no getting around it, this has been a crap year. All of us have missed loved ones, missed birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, concerts, conferences and of course, missed the chance to say goodbye to those sadly taken from us.
One of my earliest and clearest memories is as a seven-year-old going out with all my primary school to watch the Gordon Highlanders parade through Inverurie.
Andrew has posted a message in the run up to Remembrance Day this coming Sunday, in the message Andrew speaks of his personal disappointment at not being able to attend a ceremony this year.
Andrew explains why the Brexit Bill will be good for Scottish Business in an article written for the Scotsman today. In the article Andrew highlights;