Richard Lochhead

Moray SNP News



Shona Morrison from the Fochabers area and David Bremner from Garmouth have been announced by the Scottish National Party as their candidates for Fochabers Lhanbryde Ward in this year’s Council Elections, which will take place on 4th May.

David Bremner said:

“I count myself as being incredibly fortunate to be a resident of such a beautiful part of the country, it’s landscapes, coastline and mountains have provided a fabulous environment to live, work, and bring up a family.

“The rural nature of our location can however bring it’s own challenges and while we are between Aberdeen and Inverness, we can sometimes feel quite remote. It is vital that we should cherish, strive to maintain, and wherever possible expand & improve on our local services, to ensure our area continues to be an attractive place to live and work.

“That is why I am standing for election, to be strong voice for Fochabers Lhanbryde and help to be a good steward of our Council’s resources and the vital services it provides.”

Shona Morrison said:

“Community means the world to me and I am passionate and proud of the community I live in. I would be honoured to serve as Councillor for Fochabers Lhanbryde Ward.  

“I believe that my experiences within the community and in my professional roles offer a relevant and current voice to represent the community as a whole.

“There are big challenges facing Moray Council, which are well publicised, and it is at times like this that it is all the more important to have strong voices representing our communities.”

David Bremner Biography:

David, who was born in Glasgow, moved to Garmouth in 1995 from Wiltshire with his wife Alison a primary school teacher. He has two grown up children, Cathrine & James who both attended Garmouth Playgroup, Mosstodloch Primary and Milnes High. For many years David helped run and manage youth football teams for Speymouth Juniors and for both of the schools.

Originally qualifying with a degree in Wood Science, David has a background in forestry and estate management, and was an early pioneer of ecommerce, promoting and selling whisky online to a global audience as early as 1997. He now runs his own small business from Garmouth supplying bespoke bottlings of cask whisky to select customers in the USA, Russia and other destinations, as well as maintaining his ecommerce knowledge by managing the technical & security aspects of websites for other companies throughout Scotland.

In his spare time he is a keen (and occasionally published) landscape photographer, infrequent sailor, and has been known to enjoy gardening and cutting firewood.

Shona Morrison Biography:

Born in Argyll and schooled in the Highlands Shona has lived near Fochabers for the last sixteen years with her husband Simon, who works in the oil industry, and their two daughters, who attend Milne’s Primary and Milne’s High School.

Shona is currently in the third year of an Honours degree in History having previously worked for NHS Grampian as a Mental Health Nurse both in acute psychiatry and latterly as a Community Psychiatric nurse.

Shona has been involved in many community groups as a member of Spey Bay hall committee, Chair of Milne’s Primary school Parent Council, Unit Leader of 2nd Fochabers Brownies as well as contributing to campaigns to preserve much cherished community resources.

Shona is passionate about community issues and proud of the community she lives in.

In here spare time Shona has a particular interest in Scottish history and archaeology. She also enjoys walking the family dog, visiting the theatre and listening to music.