20 December 2005


Local MP Alex Salmond has welcomed the inclusion of various Banff & Buchan attractions in the publication of the ‘2006 Aberdeen & Grampian Highlands Holiday Guide’ by the local tourist board.

Commenting on the guide, Mr Salmond said:

“Not many people appreciate the number of major events held throughout the year in Banff & Buchan. Turriff Show, New Deer Show and Peterhead Scottish Week generate a lot of interest and attract a huge amount of people to the area. There are also the more intimate yet fascinating events such as the Faithlie Fest in Fraserburgh and the Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy taking place within the constituency.”

Banff & Buchan MSP Stewart Stevenson added:

“There are numerous attractions throughout Banff & Buchan that reflect the diverse nature of the area. The inclusion of highlights such as Slains Castle, the New Pitsligo Visual Arts Exhibition and Macduff’s World’s Ocean Day to the Holiday Guide will help raise the profile of Banff & Buchan and improve the local economy.

“Linked to this of course is the excellent work done by Peterhead Bay Authority in attracting numerous cruise ships to Peterhead as a stopping-off point and the PBA deserves our thanks for their initiative in this regard.

“I hope that this new publication will serve to attract ever greater numbers of visitors to the many attractions here in the North-east.”

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