Rotary Club in Broch visit

Fraserburgh Rotary president Ann Bell (centre), with a group of local Rotarians and Rotarians who were visiting Fraserburgh from London.
Fraserburgh Rotary president Ann Bell (centre), with a group of local Rotarians and Rotarians who were visiting Fraserburgh from London.

Fraserburgh Rotarians welcomed their counterparts from south of the border for a whistle-stop tour of the area recently.

Fourteen members of the Teddington and the Hamptons Rotary Club stayed at the Tufted Duck Hotel in St Combs during the visit, which was organised by Ann Bell.

As part of their packed itinerary, the visitors stopped off at a number of local attractions, including the Fraserburgh Lifeboat Station, the Broch Lighthouse and a local fish factory.

Following lunch at the Lighthouse, Rotarians had the option to do some shopping or go on a tour of a pelagic trawler at the harbour, the ‘Forever Grateful’.

The Rotarians who visited the massive trawler were shown around the wheel house, the deck, the engine room and accommodation areas.

Earlier in the trip, the guests went on a day-long visit to Balmoral.

The visitors were also expected to attend a Rotary meeting, which was taking place at Fraserburgh Golf Club.

During the tour of ‘Forever Grateful’, Richard Gee, who is president of Teddington and the Hamptons Rotary Club in London, commented: “As a London boy, this has changed my perception of fishing boats forever.”