Big Blether to be held in Fraserburgh

The Big Blether is taking place in Fraserburgh in February.
The Big Blether is taking place in Fraserburgh in February.

An event aimed at tackling alochol and substance misuse in Banff and Buchan is to be held in Fraserburgh next month.

The Banff and Buchan Big Blether On Alcohol and Drugs is being held from 9.30 am to 2.00pm on Thursday, February 6, at Fraserburgh Leisure Centre, North Links, Seaforth Street.

The event is open to all interested people living and working in North Aberdeenshire and speakers will include Adam Coldwells, Chair of Aberdeenshire Alcohol Drug Partnership, as well as short presentations from professionals and community members.

There will also be ‘café style’ discussions on a number of topics, including community recovery, involving families, peer support, the new prison, stigma and recovery.

Displays and information from local services and groups will also feature at the event.

Transport will be available from Peterhead and Banff, and refreshments and lunch will be provided.

This event is free and funded by the North Aberdeenshire Alcohol Drug BBV Forum.

Commenting, Co-Chair of the North Forum Luan Grugeon said: “I really hope as many people who are interested in helping address drug and alcohol issues attend this event.

“This is an opportunity to come together and share ideas and improve the lives of families and communities affected by problematic drug and alcohol use.

“Not one person has all the answers to how we address problems we have relating to drugs and alcohol in Banff and Buchan.

“I believe we are most likely to create lasting solutions to reducing harmful drug and alcohol use if we all work together. People in recovery, families affected, professionals, employers and other key stakeholders in the communities of the North East all have an important contribution to make.

“Come along and hear about all the good work that is going on and see what you can contribute.”

Please confirm your attendance at the event by Friday, January 31.

For more information and to book transport from Peterhead or Banff email Moira Davidson at

For more information on the Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drugs Partnership visit