Commenting, Mr Stevenson said:
“This is a fantastic boost for Princess Royal Sports & Community Trust and I know that many people will already be looking forward to the activities that the funding will allow the Trust to offer.
“The Princess Royal Sports & Community Trust plays an important role in the Banff community and I know that this funding boost will be welcomed by people throughout the area.
“The Commonwealth Games in Glasgow in two years will be a fantastic occasion, but it is important that communities across Scotland benefit from the event’s legacy. Encouraging more people to take up sporting activities is an important part of that, so I am delighted that this funding will be put to that purpose in Banff.”