Miriam Kemp has been revealed as the new superintendent at Fraserburgh’s Fishermen’s Mission, taking over from the recently retired Murray Campbell.
Miriam, who comes from Aberdeen, says she is looking forward to taking on the role from Mr Campbell, who she described as a “larger than life character.”
Miriam (51), previously worked at the Aberdeenshire Alcohol and Drug Partnership, helping people deal with their problems.
Describing herself as being a Christian for many years, Miriam has also, for the past three years, been involved in teaching Bible classes with Teen Challenge.
The move to the Fishermen’s Mission, and working within the fishing community, will not be wholly unfamiliar for her, her grandfather being a former fisherman and her grandmother a herring quine.
Speaking to the Fraserburgh Herald, Miriam said that she had been reading an article in the Herald’s sister paper, the Buchan Observer when she came across the job advertisement for the Fishermen’s Mission.
Applying for the job, she was offered the Fraserburgh position, taking over from Murray Campbell.
“I feel that’s God’s will,” said Miriam.
“The people are really friendly, it makes it quite easy to settle in.
“All the fishermen I’ve spoken to have been friendly - the guys at the fish market as well.”
Miriam added that she was looking forward to meeting and getting to know people in the area.
“Feel free to come in. It will take time to get around everybody, but I will.”
Describing the Mission as a place for the fishing community to seek practical, financial, and spiritual help, Miriam added: “It would be great if people did support their Mission.
“We are a charity and it’s important to provide that ongoing support.”