Walk back in time around Fraserburgh

The Council Chambers on Saltoun Square, Fraserburgh.
The Council Chambers on Saltoun Square, Fraserburgh.

An architect with specialist knowledge of building conservation will lead a unique walking tour of Fraserburgh this month as part of a landmark restoration and regeneration scheme for the town.

Alan Marshall is consultant architect on the Fraserburgh 2021 project, which seeks to restore and enhance key historic buildings within the town as part of Aberdeenshire Council’s wider regeneration efforts in the north-east

The walking tour will take place on Saturday, September 12 at 11.30am.

The walk will start outside Saltoun Chambers and then visit Broad Street, Shore Street and Kinnaird Head. It will finish at the Heritage Museum, and will take approximately 45 minutes.

If the weather is unsuitable for walking, the group will head indoors to Saltoun Chambers where Alan will give a presentation on Fraserburgh’s key historic buildings.

The walk will also visit the site of former outdoor public baths, which were cut from the rock below Kinnaird Head and filled with seawater at each high tide. The baths were created during the late 18th century.

Councillor David Aitchison, chairperson of Infrastructure Services Committee, said: “The historic walking tour is a fantastic opportunity for people to find out more about the history and historic buildings of Fraserburgh, and will provide greater context for the 2021 scheme and hopefully inspire further support for the project.”

Councillor John Cox, chairperson of Banff and Buchan Area Committee, said: “The upcoming walking tour is a truly unique opportunity and I would strongly urge residents to take part.

“Fraserburgh has an incredible history, and many of these stories are held within the town’s bricks and mortar.

“There will be a Fraserburgh 2021 information stand at Super Saturday which is also on September 12, and this will be another great opportunity to learn more about the project.”

Places on the walk are limited so please contact Ross Wilson at ross.wilson@aberdeenshire.gov.uk or alternatively call 07920 478 309 to confirm a space.

Please dress appropriately for the weather.