Mr Q having fun

Dennis Robertson MSP for Aberdeenshire West and his guide dog Mr Q were spotted taking time out from the SNP conference at the SECC to visit the Quilter Cheviot Etape Royale stand at the Cycling and Walking exhibition which was also taking place. The 2016 100 mile closed road event starts and ends in Ballater on 18th September and takes in some of the most stunning scenery in Scotland on its route through upper Deeside, and on to Dufftown before climbing up over the Lecht and back to Ballater.

Aboyne, Upper Deeside & Donside SNP Councillor Geva Blackett said “This event, now in its second year, is very important for businesses in Ballater and the surrounding area as visitors from all over the world stay in our hotels, B&Bs and guest houses,  eat in our restaurants and spend money in our shops – I am delighted that Dennis is supporting the event too but have to say, he is much braver than me as no way was I climbing onto that penny farthing!”

Dennis Robertson