Joint projects for top Broch attractions

Heritage Centre volunteers Benny Noble and Chris Reid with Lighthouse manager Lynda McGuigan.
Heritage Centre volunteers Benny Noble and Chris Reid with Lighthouse manager Lynda McGuigan.

Two major attractions in Fraserburgh are working on joint plans to boost visitor numbers.

The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses and the Heritage Centre are working together to increase their footfall and promote Fraserburgh as a great place to visit.

Since Lynda McGuigan became manager of the Lighthouse Museum in February, she has been working closely with Heritage Centre volunteer Chris Reid on promoting Kinnaird Head as a key tourist destination.

In particular, Lynda and Chris are currently developing a family day event in September where they hope to utilise the Lighthouse and Heritage Centre car park as an interactive area.

Meanwhile, a plan to introduce joint tickets - allowing visitors to buy tickets at one attraction and then receive a discount at the other - is also under consideration.

Speaking to the Fraserburgh Herald, Lynda and Chris said they want to promote tourism more holistically to encourage people to visit Fraserburgh - including the town centre and the wider area.

Commenting, manager of the Lighthouse Museum Lynda McGuigan said: “One of the ideas under discussion is that if people buy one ticket at one visitor attraction and present it to the other visitor attraction on the same day, they get a discount.

“We’re also coming up with more ideas and ways in which we can work together.”

Heritage Centre volunteer Chris Reid commented: “We’re looking at joint ticketing ventures so that both attractions, and the town, can benefit.

“We’re looking forward to continue to work together over the coming years,” she added.