Cabinet arrives for College civic reception

Provost Jill Webster, First Minister Alex Salmond and guests at the Ministerial Reception at the college.

Provost Jill Webster, First Minister Alex Salmond and guests at the Ministerial Reception at the college.

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A host of guests turned out to a Ministerial Reception on Sunday evening as part of the Scottish Government’s visit to Fraserburgh.

The event, which was held at the Atrium of Banff and Buchan College, gave councillors and community figures the opportunity to speak informally with members of the Scottish Cabinet.

The guests included Aberdeenshire Provost Jill Webster, councillors and local businesspeople.

Also present were Dr Eilidh Whiteford MP, Stewart Stevenson MSP and new regional MSP Christian Allard.

Community groups were also represented, with former Rotary president Ann Bell and FISSH chairperson Doreen Mair in attendance.

Refreshments were provided by students of the college, with musical entertainment for the evening coming from the Ythan Fiddlers.

During his speech to guests, First Minister Alex Salmond spoke about the cabinet’s visit to Fraserburgh, including his visits to the Harbour and the college’s new welding centre earlier in the day.

Mr Salmond also spoke about a feasibility study into the possibility of residential places at Banff and Buchan College.

The visit to Fraserburgh was the last stop in the cabinet’s tour of Scotland, with Ministers visiting Shetland, Hawick and Campbeltown earlier in the summer.