Fight to save centre continues

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Fraserburgh Heritage Centre is throwing open its doors this weekend in a bid to raise vital funds.

Locals are being urged to join the fight to save the centre which faces closure after Aberdeenshire Council announced plans to cut its funding for the popular visitor destination.

In an attempt to raise urgently needed funds to stave off closure, the centre, which is run by Fraserburgh Heritage Society volunteers, is holding an open weekend on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26.

There will be special attractions on Saturday including Aberdeenshire Archives and the Moray Firth Gansey Project.

Entrance to the centre will be free throughtout the weekend.

Society president Ian Watson issued a rallying cry to the people of Fraserburgh and the surrounding villages: “We want people to come along and show their support and visit or revisit the centre.

“There will be raffles on sale and various other fundraising activities and we sincerely hope that people will come along and see what we have to offer and may lose,” he said.

He added that any donations would be welcome as it was imperative that the society generates income to ensure the centre is not forced to close within the next couple of months.

Local shops and businesses have already been very supportive: “We hope also that organisations and schools who have used the centre and are supportive of keeping the centre open might consider providing letters of support to that effect.

“Petition sheets will also be available to sign at the centre,” added Mr Watson.