Search for street name proves popular

Quarry Road, Fraserburgh.
Quarry Road, Fraserburgh.

Dozens of potential names have been delivered to the Fraserburgh Herald offices over the past week after it was revealed councillors would have the final say on naming a new street in the town.

Fraserburgh and district councillors will decide on what a new street will be called near the town’s existing Quarry Road, a housing development set to go ahead.

Speaking to us earlier this month, Councillor Brian Topping had said that Fraserburgh’s four councillors will decide upon the name in due course, but that, if they could not, the decision would be left to the Banff and Buchan Area Committee, of which the four are members of.

Following the appeal for name suggestions, ideas have come flooding in through the Herald’s Facebook page and in letters to our High Street office.

They include Boyle Street, named after Fraserburgh’s town clark James Boyle who served in the post from 1946 to 1975, and Carnegie Street, named after Andrew Carnegie who funded Fraserburgh’s library in 1904.

Fraserburgh Community Councillor John Lovegrove suggested that the new street be named after Daniel O’Donnell.

One reader suggests, meanwhile, the street be named in memory of Charles Jarvis, a Victoria Cross recipient of World War One. The first man awarded the VC in the War, Charles was born in Fraserburgh in 1881 to a decorated coastguard of the same name.

Aged 33-years-old, Charles was wounded after working in sight of the enemy for over an hour under fire to set demolitions for a bridge at Jemappes, Belgium. He left the army in 1917 and went on to work in Portsmouth.

The new housing development will see 16 flats and 14 houses build at Quarry Road in Fraserburgh. It was approved by councillors last September at the area committee.