Consul General of Japan attends exhibition launch

Ken Paterson with the Consul General of Japan and his wife, Yoko.
Ken Paterson with the Consul General of Japan and his wife, Yoko.

During his recent visit to Fraserburgh, the Consul General of Japan attended the launch of an exhibition of photographs to commemorate Thomas Glover.

Hajime Kitaoka and his wife, Yoko, attended the launch event as part of a one-day visit to the Broch.

The event was also attended by councillors Brian Topping and Charles Buchan, Banff and Buchan Area Manager Margaret-Jane Cardno, Fraserburgh community councillors, Heritage Centre volunteers and a host of other representatives from the community.

As reported in last week’s Fraserburgh Herald, the exhibition features a range of photographs by Ken Paterson and Robert Thomson. who have travelled the world to capture Thomas Glover’s life in pictures.

Over a number of years, the award-winning photographers travelled to four countries which were relevant to Glover’s life: Italy, the US, Japan and his native Scotland.

During the launch of the exhibition, speeches were delivered by Ken Paterson, who paid tribute to exhibition sponsor Anne Malcolm, and Consul General Hajime Kitaoka, who reiterated the importance of the friendship between Scotland and Japan.

Commenting, exhibition sponsor and Thomas Blake Glover foundation chairwoman Anne Malcolm said: “It’s been a wonderful journey to penetrate international territory to follow in the footsteps of Thomas Glover and his brother, Alexander Johnson Glover.

“I’m hoping that this exhibition will be very well attended in the coming months - everyone’s done a great job.”