Glover scholarship student tours Broch

Rotarian Ann Bell, Anne Malcom, Misato Owatari and Loraine Noble in the Thomas Blake Glover foundation office in the Warld's End building.
Rotarian Ann Bell, Anne Malcom, Misato Owatari and Loraine Noble in the Thomas Blake Glover foundation office in the Warld's End building.

Every two years, the Rotary Clubs of Nagasaki and Nagasaki West provide a scholarship for a student from the University of Nagasaki to visit Aberdeen and the North-east of Scotland, hosted by the Rotary Clubs of Aberdeen Balgownie, Fraserburgh and Aberdeen.

In alternate years, the Rotary Club of Aberdeen Balgownie helps provide a scholarship for a student from Aberdeen to visit Nagasaki.

Misato, a third year student from the Faculty of Economics, Nagasaki University, majoring in management strategy is this years recipient of the Glover Scholarship Award.

During her stay in Fraserburgh, Misato had the opportunity to meet the Scottish Cabinet at a Civic Reception in Banff Buchan College on Sunday.

During her trip, she also visited the Chris Andra, a pelagic super trawler, and skipper Peter Tait, who gave her a tour. From there, it was on to the Scottish Maritime Academy and the Dolphin Cafe for fish and chips.

She was also shown the Glover Collection at the Warlds End, Fraserburgh. As she is here as the Glover Scholar through the Rotary this was of particular interest to her.

Misato also visited the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses and Heritage Centre to see the Glover Garden and to find out about Richard Henry Brunton, known as the father of Japanese lighthouses, whose father was a local coastguard.