Handsome obelisk is Garden’s focus

The obelisk in the Remembrance Garden at James Ramsay Park, Fraserburgh.
The obelisk in the Remembrance Garden at James Ramsay Park, Fraserburgh.

Fraserburgh’s Garden of Remembrance in James Ramsay Park is making good progress, according to the man who conceived it and led it through its design and planning stages, Councillor Ian Tait.

The garden is planned to be a place of peace and remembrance which will be well used not just by those seeking peace from a sad loss but also by those seeking some peace from their troubles,

Councillor Tait is hoping that the Garden will also become known as a repository for public art.

He told the Fraserburgh Herald: “I intend to make sure the garden becomes an attractive place for everyone just to go and sit in.

“Fraserburgh needs more public art and I have made a start here.

“The council has laid out my design for the beds and started the planting with the generous help of money from the Vintage Car Rally and James Gray of Gray & Adams, Seating has been installed.

“I produced the design for a centre-piece and an impressive polished black granite obelisk has now been installed. It bears the single word at present – PEACE - but I would like my constituents to let me know if they think more should be added to the obelisk.”

In James Ramsay Park the Garden of Remembrance is situated where the unused Pentaque bowling green was located. The plan is to surround it with beech hedges and trees.

Councillor Tait concluded: “I would like to see colourful bright flowers there, sweet scented if possible, so that it becomes a peaceful place to sit and at the same time an attractive place as well.

“I have further improvements in hand to further improve that area which will appear in due course.”