Academy pupils carry on after fire


Just months after the hurricane-force winds that tore parts of its roof from the building, Fraserburgh Academy was evacuated on Friday, March 22, following a kitchen fire.

The fire, which was reported at around 8:30am on Friday, was tackled by two fire engines at the North East secondary school.

It is understood to have taken around 20 minutes for the fire crew to get the fire under control at Dennyduff Road.

Nobody was injured as a result of the fire, with students and teachers evacuated while Grampian Fire and Rescue ensured that the fire had been extinguished.

In the evening, the much anticipated charity concert for Marie Curie Cancer Care went ahead as normal, with home-bakes and raffles being sold to raise money for the good cause.

It was announced last week that the cost to repair the roof above the economics, learning support and business studies departments at Fraserburgh Academy would be over £140,000.

Aberdeenshire Council also hope to complete a full upgrade to the roof in the first year of its 13 year capital plan, which will see maintenance and restoration at a number of other schools and council buildings in the area.

For more information on Aberdeenshire Council’s capital plan and work around Fraserburgh, visit the Council’s website at