Strichen and Mintlaw were visited by the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party leader Ruth Davidson MSP last week.
The visit was to show support for candidate Edie Chapman in the up coming elections on May 3.
As well as meeting local members in Mintlaw, Ruth spent time seeing Strichen Community Park and meeting with local residents.
The Conservative leader said she will be visiting the North-east regularly and believes that rural communities should have their voices heard.
Ruth Davidson MSP said of her visit: “These local elections are a crucial opportunity for local communities like Buchan to elect local people to stand up for them on the council.”
The leader showed her support for Edie Chapman and said: “Having been Deputy Governor of Peterhead Prison and also involved in running the family business Edie knows how to get things done. And with a strong record of community service – on the children’s panel and a number of drug and other charities – Edie has shown she is committed to helping those who need support.”
Ruth said she thinks rural communities should be able to make their own decisions of local issue. She said that later this year the conservatives will be coming up with a rural policies and said: “I believe that decisions affecting local communities should predominantly be made by those affected by them. We therefore want to see decisions made at as local a level as possible, throughout Scotland.”