An innovative Christmas website set up by SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson is on track to raise at least £2000 for his Banffshire and Buchan Coast constituency.
Mr Stevenson, whose constituency includes Buckie, designed and launched the website www.ourchristmas.fund at the beginning of December as an alternative to sending out Christmas cards to constituents.
The MSP is asking people to donate money saved from not sending out Christmas cards so that it can then be donated to local causes.
He said: “I have been delighted at the response from the local community to the website and I hope that people continue to donate and come up with ideas for local causes to contribute to in the lead up to Christmas.
“At ourchristmas.fund visitors can donate to any business, school or group of their choice in the local area.
“It is up to each individual how much they donate – and they suggest which group should receive money and why. I will match each donation made through the website until I reach £1000.”
All money collected through the website will be distributed in the New Year and accounts will be published at the end of February showing where the donations have gone.
Mr Stevenson added: “This is a chance for the community to give to a local cause that they think deserves a boost this Christmas and have it matched by their MSP!”