Doors open at Kinnaird Head

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Fraserburgh Heritage Centre and the Lighthouse Museum will combine forces this September when they hold a free admission doors open day.

The Fraserburgh Heritage Centre will be hosting several events throughout Saturday, September 15, from 11am ‘til 4pm to give visitors a taste of what the centre has to offer.

These include a viewing of the Moray Firth Gansey Project and learning how to weave your own.

The Moray Firth Gansey project has aimed to “locate, record and conserve examples of traditional Moray Firth ganseys, patterns and traditions.”

As part of the project to retain the history of gansey, the Moray Firth Gansey Project are stressing that it is important that old examples of the knitted products are not thrown away as they record the different patterns and style of each community’s gansey work.

The project suggests online that early fishing communities are thought to have their own, individual design for gansey.

Visitors will also learn how to make a ‘cattie’s tail’, a performance from the Ugie Folk Group at 1:30pm and 2:30pm, as well as live transmissions from the Marconi Shack all day.

The Familily History Society of Buchan will also be in attendance at the Heritage Centre on the day.

Meanwhile, the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses will be offering free tours to the Wine Tower and the foghorn throughout the day. Museum admission still applies.

All children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information on the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre, call 01346 512888 or visit www.fraserburghheritage.com.

Similarly, for more information of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses, call 01346 511022 or visit www.lighthousemuseum.org.uk.

The Lighthouse Museum will be celebrating the 225th anniversary of the lighthouse later this year.