We welcome letters from readers on any issue that matters to them and may be of interest to the wider public.
We would ask you to try and keep your letters as brief as possible although we may have to cut or edit content for length depending on space available to us in any given week.
Please always include a daytime contact number with all correspondence.
Readers are also welcome to contribute to our new In My View column ( see page 28 in this week’s edition) where we invite you to have your say on any local issue important to you or your community. Please submit a head and shoulders photograph of yourself if possible and send to us at 1 Scott Skinner Square, Banchory AB31 3SS or email to firstname.lastname@example.org