Talented Fraserburgh pupils recognised

Pictured (left to right) are Holly Gemmell, Ryan Broadley, Carly Slessor and Mattheo Oostendorp-Wright.
Pictured (left to right) are Holly Gemmell, Ryan Broadley, Carly Slessor and Mattheo Oostendorp-Wright.

Talented Fraserburgh youngsters have been recognised for their contribution to creating Aberdeenshire Tartan.

What began as a schools project grew in to a collaboration with internationally-acclaimed textile designer Donna Wilson.

Banff-born Donna joined forces with school children from across Aberdeenshire to help choose and use ‘Home Colours’ that reflected their part of the region.

The pupils of Lochpots Primary School picked Lilac Blue symbolises the seas and skies around the northern coast.

Banff and Buchan Area Manager Margaret-Jane Cardno said: “This has been a very exciting and innovative project.

“The pupils of Lochpots Primary School have done a tremendous job ensuring the heritage, natural surroundings and character of Fraserburgh is reflected in the Aberdeenshire Tartan.”

Head Teacher of Lochpots School Alison Small added: “We are very proud to have been involved in choosing the colours for the new Aberdeenshire Tartan.

“The pupils in P5 had a memorable learning experience. They have been involved in a project from design stage to finished product.

“The picture board workshop with Donna Wilson has given the children a valuable insight into the world of work in the creative arts.”

The tartan was launched by Aberdeenshire Provost Jill Webster at colourful civic reception in Haddo House in June.

This symbol of Aberdeenshire has been gifted to the community to celebrate, capture and inform our past, present and future. It can be used to create a range of products to promote the region at a national and international level.

Local businesses and organisations are invited to utilise this valuable new resource to build on Aberdeenshire’s tradition of achievement.

For further information on using Aberdeenshire Tartan: Home Colours, please contact communicatebetter@aberdeenshire.gov.uk