AN AMBULANCE station was closed a number of times in a month because it is understaffed.
Peterhead station had to close five times last month because of staff shortages.
The Scottish Ambulance Service admitted there had been challenges with the “high number of vacancies” in the region.
A spokesman said two new recruits had completed their training this month to bring the current roster up to 10 staff.
Two additional staff have just started their training at the academy and a further two will start training in August, bringing the station up to full capacity.
Talks are also ongoing with a qualified paramedic who is considering transferring to Peterhead which will create an extra post.
The spokesman added that when Peterhead is not staffed fully, “tactical cover is provided from Fraserburgh and Ellon stations.”
He added: “The introduction of new recruits will address the challenges associated with shift cover.”