A Peterhead charity has benefitted to the tune of £400 from the decision by Banffshire & Buchan Coast SNP MSP Stewart Stevenson not to send out Christmas cards.
Mr Stevenson has set aside the money he would have been spending on Christmas cards and postage to benefit local good causes in the constituency.
The first of three local organisations to benefit is Age Peterhead.
Mr Stevenson explained: “Royal Mail still delivered my close family cards, but with the increase in local SNP membership, my signing arm would be worn out pretty quickly.
“So I am taking the money it would have cost me to send out these cards and putting it to good causes in Banffshire and Buchan Coast constituency.”
He added: “Age Peterhead have a long history in the town, being founded in 1968 and have helped down the years with things like lunch clubs and – in the 1970s – coal distribution to OAPs.
“Now reformed as Age Peterhead and registered as a charity, the organisation provides information services, help with transport and operates two static caravans at Fochabers which are available to the elderly or infirm at attractive weekly rates for short breaks and respite.
“I am delighted to be able to support Age Peterhead in their good works and wish them well in their efforts in 2016.”