Eilidh Whiteford MP praises Broch events

Hundreds of ladies took part in the Moonlight Prowl this year.
Hundreds of ladies took part in the Moonlight Prowl this year.

Local Member of Parliament Doctor Eilidh Whiteford has praised two events that have taken place recently in Fraserburgh.

The MP for Banff for Buchan had commented on the Moonlight Prowl and Fraserburgh Lifeboat Open Day, respectively, annual events in the local calendar.

Dr Whiteford said: “I was really pleased to hear that the event attracted a good turnout – this demonstrates the strong, local support that exists for the Fraserburgh Lifeboat, and those who risk their lives to save others.

“The crew have my continued support and best wishes.”

On the Moonlight Prowl, the doctor added: “It is heartening to see so many local women turning out to support such a good cause.

“I understand that, since their launch in 2006, these walks have raised more than £650,000 for breast cancer research, which is testimony to the generosity of folk in the constituency.

“Breast cancer is a disease which will affect many, many women over the course of their lives, and investment in new treatments means that more women are surviving than ever before.”

Both events took place on the same day this year, both drawing huge crowds from the local area and beyond.

The Moonlight Prowl again saw hundreds of women take to the streets in an effort to raise money for breast cancer research, the fundraisers at the event described as being like a “sea of pink”.