Local Issues


"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. 

Council Response to Stonehaven Flooding Letter

During August Andrew wrote to Aberdeenshire Council regarding the recent flooding in Stonehaven, he asked several questions following queries raised with him at a surgery following the flood. The response from Aberdeenshire Council is below. 


Dear Mr Bowie

Insurance Advice for Flood Victims

The Association of British Insurers has advice in the links below for people affected by flooding and making insurance claims.

A Letter to Stonehaven and The Mearns

The events of the 12th August will live long in the memory for the people of Stonehaven and the Mearns.

The flash flooding and storms affecting so many followed by the tragic events at Carmont are events that I know have hit our area and our community hard.

Government Seeking Views on UK Internal Trade Policy

The Government has set out options to protect the flow of goods and services in the UK’s internal market after the end of the transition period.  Under the plans, a Market Access Commitment will guarantee British companies can trade unhindered in every part of the United Kingdom.