Finzean business in the frame

Two Deeside businesses have been nominated for prestigious awards.

West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine MSP Mike Rumbles has nominated Finzean Farm Shop for the Scottish Countryside Alliance (SCA) "Local Food Award" and Tom Ironside Furniture Group, also of Finzean, for the SCA "Traditional Business Award".

Mr Rumbles was asked by the Scottish Countryside Alliance to nominate businesses in his West Aberdeenshire & Kincardine constituency for the awards.

The winners will be announced at a ceremony in the Scottish Parliament early next year.

Mr Rumbles said: "We have a huge number of excellent businesses operating on Deeside and it was a difficult task to nominate for the Scottish Countryside Alliance. However, I know first hand of the excellent service provided by both Finzean Farm Shop and Tom Ironside, so I had no hesitation in nominating them for these prestigious awards.

"It will be a real coup if either or both win in their chosen categories, and I will be crossing my fingers for both of them."