Local Issues


British Government Unveils £16bn Energy Transition Deal 

Speaking after the British Government announced a £16bn Energy Transition Deal, Andrew said; "The Scottish Conservatives have been championing this since 2017. Delighted to see it, with such ambition, come to fruition. A vote of confidence in our region and the industry." 

Budget 2021 - Bullet Points and Reaction from OGUK

Including £1.2 billion announced in today’s budget, the UK Government has delivered £13.3 billion for the Scottish budget since the pandemic began.

And in exciting news for the north east, Rishi Sunak committed £34 million for the region's green recovery:

"Positive" Meeting with BT Regarding Rural Broadband

Andrew has described a meeting with BT as positive following discussions over rural broadband, the Universal Service Obligation, and the future provision of 4G connectivity. 

Speaking after he met with BT on Monday, Andrew said;

New Lockdown, New Guidance, New Support

Andrew echoed the words of the Prime Minister following the announcement that the UK is to enter another lockdown this week.

The Prime Minister said;

Ballater and Crathie Community Council Seeking Comments on Flood Report

Andrew is calling on people in Ballater, Crathie and the surrounding areas to provide feedback to the community councils draft flood report. Residents will have throughout October to offer their comments.

The link below is for the community council website and draft report.

Andrew Pledges to Fight After TSB Threatens bank Closures

Andrew has received notification from TSB that it has planned for the closure of branches in Aboyne, Alford and Banchory. Andrew is writing a joint letter along with Alexander Burnett MSP and has also replied to TSB demanding a meeting to discuss further.