Newly re-elected MSP Alexander Burnett outlined that the underfunding of local authorities and the health board were impacting rural communities.
Alexander Burnett of the Scottish Conservatives has been re-elected as the MSP for Aberdeenshire West.
The SNP's Gillian Martin has held her Holyrood seat in Aberdeenshire East.
The second day of vote counting for the north-east constituencies in the Scottish Government election has started in Aberdeen.
The Conservatives took just 211 votes more in the regional than the SNP with labour in third place.
Newly elected SNP MSP Karen Adam expressed her thoughts on her new role.
Karen Adam takes the seat but sees the SNP's majority reduced from over 6000 to 772.
A resounding win for the SNP's Jackie Dunbar secures the seat.
Banff and Buchan will be the first are called, with regional north-east votes being tallied over Friday and Saturday.
In his latest column, MP David Duguid praises the efforts that have seen critical legislation move forward despite the current pandemic.
S the country prepares to go to the polls this Thursday, six candidates are contesting the Banffshire and Buchan Coast constituency.
THE Greens could be on the verge of an historic Holyrood breakthrough alongside an SNP majority, a new poll has suggested.