SNP pitch in two for battle in Fochabers/Lhanbryde ward

TWO MORE SNP members have been revealed as candidates for the Fochabers/Lhanbryde ward in May’s local government elections.

Fochabers resident Shona Morrison and Garmouth man David Bremner will contest the ward in which the SNP is currently represented by Margo Howe.

Three seats are available with Sean Morton, who won a place for Labour at the last election, saying he will run as an Independent while Marc Macrae is running for the Tories in place of Douglas Ross, who leaves the council to concentrate on his role as a regional MSP.

Glasgow-born David Bremner moved to Garmouth with his family in 1995 from Wiltshire and has a background in Forestry – he now runs a small business in Garmouth.

He said: “I count myself as being incredibly fortunate to be a resident of such a beautiful part of the country, it’s landscapes, coastline and mountains have provided a fabulous environment to live, work, and bring up a family.

“The rural nature of our location can however bring its own challenges and while we are between Aberdeen and Inverness, we can sometimes feel quite remote. It is vital that we should cherish, strive to maintain, and wherever possible expand & improve on our local services, to ensure our area continues to be an attractive place to live and work.

“That is why I am standing for election, to be strong voice for Fochabers Lhanbryde and help to be a good steward of our Council’s resources and the vital services it provides.”

Shona Morrison was born in Argyll and has lived in Fochabers for 16 years. Currently she is in the third year of an Honours degree in History having previously worked for NHS Grampian as a Mental Health Nurse.

She said: “Community means the world to me and I am passionate and proud of the community I live in. I would be honoured to serve as Councillor for Fochabers Lhanbryde Ward.

“I believe that my experiences within the community and in my professional roles offer a relevant and current voice to represent the community as a whole.

“There are big challenges facing Moray Council, which are well publicised, and it is at times like this that it is all the more important to have strong voices representing our communities.”