In a “positive and optimistic” Christmas message to his constituents in Angus North & Mearns, Mr Don said: “One of the best things about representing this area is that it’s beautiful and full of interesting things to do, all year round.
It’s hard to beat a crisp, clear winter’s day in the Angus Glens, or a dip in Stonehaven’s outdoor pool on a warm summer’s day.
“Yes, we have many challenges to face in the year ahead, but Angus North & Mearns is a good place to live and work and the folk who live here really care about their communities.
“I’m looking forward to meeting people all over the constituency in 2012 and representing their views to Parliament.
“After some months in Montrose, I now have my Stonehaven Parliamentary office up and running and constituents are welcome to drop in after the New Year, meet the staff and bring us issues.
“We’ll always try to help if we possibly can.
“For me the biggest local issue is road safety at the Laurencekirk junctions, and I will support that campaign until we finally get a safe way of getting traffic on and across the dual carriageway.
“Closer to home, if we can help our elderly or disabled neighbours by clearing some snow or ice, let’s do it.
“For now, it’s Christmas, which is a very good time to relax and think about the year ahead. Let’s make 2012 a good year.
“I wish everyone in Angus North & Mearns a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.”