Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford, as well as attending the opening ceremony, has welcomed the staging of the World Indoor Bowls Council’s World Under 25 Championships to Fraserburgh.
Commenting, Eilidh Whiteford said: “This is a really important event for Fraserburgh. The sport of bowls has a huge following among both young and old in the North-east and this is the first time that a major championship has been held in the North of Scotland.
“I am very pleased for the event organisers who have put in a tremendous amount of work to make this happen. Today’s opening ceremony reflected very well on the town and I hope that local people will take the opportunity to catch some of the action this week featuring some of the most talented young bowlers currently involved in the sport. It promises to be an exciting week.”
Fraserburgh SNP councillor Brian Topping, who was also a guest at the opening ceremony added:
“I’m delighted that this event has come to the Broch and I congratulate the committee at Fraserburgh Indoor Bowling Club and the Fraserburgh Leisure Centre for bringing this event to the town.
“It shows once again just what an excellent facility the Leisure Centre is and has helped put the Broch on the map in terms of sporting achievement.”