Diversity celebrated at Fraserburgh college

Gordon taking a well deserved break from looking after the stall
Gordon taking a well deserved break from looking after the stall

The Celebrating the Difference event held at the North East Scotland College in Fraserburgh on Saturday has been hailed a huge success by organisers.

Broch charity People First organised the event with Grampian Regional Equality Council, Fraserburgh Development Trust, Community Learning and Development and the Robertson Road Resource Centre (Aberdeenshire Council) and representatives from the Thai, Portuguese and Polish communities.

Serving Polish food

Serving Polish food

From the delicious food to the brilliant entertainment from lots of different countries, it was a positive, happy event and showed what a wonderful community there is in Fraserburgh.

There was also lots of useful and interesting information at the various stalls.

Organisers said the turnout seemed to be far higher than previous years and a highlight for many was the visit from the Owl and the Pussycat and princesses Anna and Elsa from Disney’s Frozen.

Those attending the event had the chance to try African Drumming and Thai dancing, as well as joining in with the Russian, Lithuanian and Latvian singers, Highland dancing, and singing along with People First’s Lighthouse Rock group.

Organisers said the event succeded in doing exactly what the name suggests 
- celebrating difference.

People First is a local charity run by and for people with learning disabilities.