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Provost in visit to Heritage Centre

Provost Jill Webster is shown around the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre.

Provost Jill Webster is shown around the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre.

Aberdeenshire Provost Jill Webster toured the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre this week ahead of the North-east attraction opening for the new season.

Recently, volunteers at the Quarry Road based Heritage Centre have completed the installation of a new exhibit commemorating the sacrifices made during the First World War.

“I think it’s fantastic, it’s obviously very topical, so it’s great that the volunteers have put emphasis on it,” the Provost said, during her tour.

The Provost was accompanied by Fraserburgh and district councillor Charles Buchan, himself a member of the Heritage Centre, who gave his views on the work done by the dedicated volunteers.

“It’s great. If we’re not careful, we’ll lose what’s unique about Fraserburgh - the fishing and seafaring heritage.

“The centre and its new exhibits will go a long way in keeping that alive,” he added.

Councillor Buchan also gave his thanks to the volunteers, noting the amount of work they have done in getting the Heritage Centre ready for the new season, saying: “I’d like to acknowledge the amount of work the members and volunteers have put in in getting up the displays.”

Provost Jill Webster, meanwhile, was given a guided tour of the centre itself, noting that exhibitions such as Bill Gibb’s fashion were still relevant in today’s world.

“It’s just so diverse and so very interesting,” she said on the Heritage Centre.

“Fraserburgh can lay claim to a lot of history, really.”

Fraserburgh Heritage Centre opened to the public once more on Tuesday, April 1. For details on what to expect and enjoy during a visit, see their website at www.goo.gl/VCIq7S.

 

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