Last weekend saw local MP Sir Robert Smith visit small businesses in Banchory as part of Small Business Saturday.
This was the second event of its kind and Sir Robert visited Yeadon’s Bookshop on Saturday, December 6.
He said: “I was pleased to visit Yeadon’s Bookshop and to meet with Vicky Dawson to mark Small Business Saturday.
‘‘ Small businesses in the North-east and across Scotland are vitally important for our local economies.
“I hope that people will support local small businesses in the run up to Christmas and throughout the year. They bring real benefits to our communities and I was pleased to be able to support the Yeadon’s bookshop and other businesses in Banchory on Small Business Saturday.”
Vicky Dawson said: “It’s been really busy and I think the tables are turning for local business. People understand the importance of local shops and I think it’s going to be a great Christmas.”