Below is a list of links to organisations which serve the community. If there is an organisation not listed here which you think should be, please let us know. Richard Thomson MP is not responsible for the content of external sites.
The Scottish Government is the devolved government for Scotland and has a range of responsibilities that include: the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, consumer advocacy and advice, transport and taxation.
The devolved legislature of Scotland. The democratically elected body is composed of 129 members. Responsibilities include the economy, education, health, justice, rural affairs, housing, environment, equal opportunities, consumer advocacy and advice, transport and taxation.
The Government of the United Kingdom, formally and commonly referred to as Her Majesty's Government, is the central government of the UK and Northern Ireland. The government is led by the Prime Minister and is composed of 650 democratically elected Members of Parliament.
The Parliament of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known internationally as the UK Parliament, British Parliament, or Westminster Parliament.
Local authority in the North East of Scotland offering a wide range of information and services to residents and businesses. Services include bins and recycling, housing, benefits, licensing, education, leisure and sports facilities, planning, and roads.
One of the 32 council areas in Scotland which encompasses Aberdeenshire, Kincardinshire and Banffshire. Services include bins and recycling, housing, benefits, licensing, education, leisure and sports facilities, planning, and roads.
The official Police Scotland website.
NHS Grampian offers services for the half-million people who live in Grampian. These are overseen by one single NHS Board. It works closely with the local authorities and universities.
The fourth-largest world service to prevent and control fires. Responding to emergency calls across Scotland and working on a prevention scheme involving education and delivering crucial fire safety information.
The national transport agency for Scotland which seeks to deliver a safe, efficient, cost-effective and sustainable transport system for the benefit of the communities in Scotland.
The rail operating company for Scotland which aims to make journeys fast, reliable and easy.
London North Eastern Railway provides services on the East Coast mainline. Their aim is to give passengers, colleagues and communities great travel experiences.
Stagecoach operates express and local bus services across the country, as well as having a network of intercity operations under Megabus. Their buses and coaches play an important role in helping people in rural and urban areas access work, education, health, shopping and leisure.
Bus services provided across the UK from Aberdeen to Cornwall. As one of the UK's largest bus operators, First Bus works with customers to help people get to work, school, appointments, shopping and fun.
Citizens Advice Scotland has 6o member bureaux available to assist the public and a consumer helpline which together forms Scotland’s largest independent advice network.
A charity which provides a lifeline for people in crisis and distress. Their free helpline is available for anyone who may be struggling.
Grampian Women’s Aid offers a free, confidential and non-judgemental specialist service to women, children and young people in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire who have experienced domestic abuse.
The DWP is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. As the biggest public service department in the UK it administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits.
The UK's tax, payments and customs authority with a vital purpose: the HMRC collects the money that pays for the UK's public services and gives families and individuals targeted financial support.
The service provides free and easy financial dispute resolution services that are fair and impartial. Disputes between consumers and businesses that provide financial services can be settled.
The independent charity gives members of the public the means to speak up and stop crime anonymously. It is available online and by phone 24/7
Trading Standards Scotland is the national team for trading standards, funded by the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and managed by COSLA.
The Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency is the means for people to pay road tax, register a change of vehicle ownership, check MOTs, driving licences and get vehicle information.
The Student Awards Agency Scotland provides information, support and funding for students in Scotland.
Information about Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire including what to do, what's on, food and drink, as well as other details relevant for a visit.
The Scottish Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals is an emergency service for animals across Scotland.
Use the online services to sign-up to add your name to the electoral register to vote in elections and referendums if over the age of 16
Europe’s leading train and coach app that works with rail and coach companies to offer all rail, coach and other travel services in one simple experience so people can get the best prices and smart, real-time travel info on the go.
Order rapid lateral flow tests online. You can order one pack every 3 days if you’re eligible. A pack contains 7 tests. Your test pack will usually arrive within 3 days.