A local businesswoman is to contest the forthcoming council elections in the Inverurie and District ward.
Judy Whyte is standing as an autonomous, politically non-affilated candidate on May 4.
Mrs Whyte is a partner in the town’s fourth generation business Mitchells along with husband Keith.
She said: “I am passionate about my home town of Inverurie where I was born, educated, worked and still live.
“I want to keep Inverurie at the forefront of Aberdeenshire towns through progress on key projects such as the new health centre, new transport hub, new sports complex, new schools as well as the Inverurie Business Improvement District (BID) Project.
“I want to get the best we can for our town by being an effective, can-do community working together for the common good – and championing civic pride and community values.”
She added: “It is so important to get out and vote in the local elections for council as those elected are the voice of the local people and community at Aberdeenshire Council.
“This is why I want to get involved and I will listen to, and represent, you.”