Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Angus Anderson from the Dufftown area and Louise Laing from Rothes have been announced by the Scottish National Party as their candidates for Speyside Glenlivet Ward in this year’s Council Elections, which will take place on 4th May.

Louise Laing said:

“It is a privilege to stand for election in the area in which I have grown up, raised my own family and where I live and work. It would be an honour to represent Speyside Glenlivet and I believe my experience with parent groups and community organisations will stand me in good stead.

“This is a wonderful community and I am committed to working hard to represent the views of the people here and ensuring their voice is heard in Moray Council.”

Angus Anderson said:

“Moray is a great place to live and if fortunate enough to be elected, I will use my experience to serve the interests of the people of Speyside Glenlivet to the best of my ability.

“Issues that arise in more rural wards can sometimes be quite different to those in large towns such as Elgin and by electing me, voters can be sure of a strong local voice for our community on the Council.”

Angus Anderson Biography:

Born in Fife and raised in Aberdeen, Angus graduated with an Honours degree in electronic engineering from Robert Gordon University before spending nearly twenty five years in engineering and management in the oil industry.

He has had a home in Moray for more than ten years and lives just outside Dufftown with his wife Sarah.

Angus wants to use his experience to serve the interests of the people of Speyside Glenlivet. He wants to ensure a strong rural voice in Moray Council.

Louise Laing Biography:

Louise has spent most of her life in Speyside, born in Dailuaine, brought up in Aberlour and now living and working in Rothes. She has three grown up children and a teenager at home who goes to Speyside High, the same school Louise attended.

Louise worked in Denmark and then London as a nanny after leaving school before settling in Rothes where she worked in the local hotels and went to college and achieved a diploma in Complementary Therapies.

During her children’s time growing up Louise has been on the committees for the mother and toddler group, playgroup and the parent teacher committee at the primary school and is currently a member of the Grant Hall committee in Rothes.  Louise was also a volunteer for meals on wheels in Rothes and was disappointed to stop because of work commitments at her current job in the local shop/post office.

When not at work Louise enjoys walking, running and photography. Louise likes a challenge and if elected will work hard for the constituents of Speyside and Glenlivet with local schools,  health and social care being particularly important to her.