Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson landed in the north-east yesterday as part of her whistle-stop helicopter tour of competitive seats.
Ms Davidson joined her party’s Banff and Buchan candidate, David Duguid, on a visit to trailer manufacturing company Gray and Adams in Fraserburgh.
She subsequently visited Gordon candidate Colin Clark at Kintore company E-Blast.
Just days before the polls open, the Tory leader encouraged voters in Aberdeenshire to send a “clear message” to Nicola Sturgeon they do not want another independence referendum.
She said: “Things are changing up here in the north-east.
“People increasingly want to see the SNP get on with the job in hand – improving public services like education and health – and not obsessing about independence.
“An overwhelming majority in Aberdeenshire voted against separation in 2014. People don’t want to go back to the division of another referendum.”
Mr Duguid said: “Here in Fraserburgh, our fishermen know the SNP want to drag them back into the EU and the disastrous Common Fisheries Policy.
“Only a vote for the Scottish Conservatives will ensure we get out of the CFP and benefit from the huge opportunity for the industry.”
And Mr Clark added: “The only way to stop Alex Salmond and the SNP is to vote Scottish Conservative.”
Banff and Buchan is also being contested by SNP candidate Eilidh Whiteford, Liberal Democrat Galen Milne and Labour’s Caitlin Stott.
In Gordon the other candidates are former SNP First Minister Alex Salmond, Liberal Democrat David Evans and Labour’s Kirsten Muat.