This year will be the tenth such tour that Mr Stevenson has undertaken, covering over 40 communities from Sandend in the far west to Cruden Bay at the south-western end of the constituency and inland to Auchnagatt, New Deer, Aberchirder and Inverkeithny.
On day two of his surgery tour, Mr Stevenson will clock-up a milestone 650th surgery when he calls at Macduff.
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 final tour of some communities owing to boundary changes in the Scottish Parliament constituencies which take effect from May 2011. The Banff & Buchan Scottish Parliament constituency will disappear and be replaced by the new constituency of Banffshire & Buchan Coast. Meanwhile, communities in Central Buchan, along with Inverkeithny, Cruden Bay, Hatton and Longhaven will move into a new East Aberdeenshire constituency from next May.
Mr Stevenson continued:
"I'll be very sad to lose these communities as I have very much enjoyed being their representative in Parliament. I will of course continue to be their MSP up until May 2011 when the boundaries change and will continue to serve them with surgeries. However, the tour with my mobile office is an annual summer event so this will, sadly, be the last time the tour takes me to Central Buchan, Cruden and Inverkeithny.
"I'm looking forward to the challenges presented by the new Banffshire & Buchan Coast constituency which stretches from Boddam and Peterhead in the south all the way to Buckie in the west. The SNP's candidate selection process is underway and if I am fortunate to be selected by the local party members and then elected by the people I shall endeavour to do my best for the new constituency, as I hope I have done for Banff & Buchan during these last nine years."
Details of the tour are as follows: