Whiteford visits Fishermen’s Mission

Banff and Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford recently paid a visit to the Fishermen’s Mission in Fraserburgh, where she met with Mission Area Officer Miriam Kemp.

Dr Whiteford was given a briefing on the work being done by the Mission staff and volunteers in providing pastoral support and advice to seafarers and their families in Fraserburgh.

Commenting, Dr White-ford said: “I was delighted to pay a visit to the Fraserburgh Fishermen’s Mission and meet with Miriam.

“The Fraserburgh Fishermen’s Mission has a long tradition of providing support and friendship to seafarers and their families both on an ongoing basis and at times of crisis. It also provides a place of companionship, relaxation and refreshment!

“I very much commend the excellent work of the Mission, and wish Miriam continued success in her role within the seafaring community of Fraserburgh.”

Superintendent for the Fraserburgh area, Miriam Kemp commented: “I am delighted that Eilidh was able to come to the Fishermen’s Mission Centre here in Fraserburgh to see and hear more about our work.

“As one of the busiest fishing ports in the UK it is important that the needs of both active and retired fishermen and their families are understood.

“Eilidh was very interested in the day to day work that we carry out and keen to talk about the fishermen and their work.

“We were particularly pleased to share with her the work we do in the community with retired fishermen as part of our outreach and welfare work.

“This is so vital but because it is not so visible people do not always know that we here to help. We explained that we are very keen for any retired fishermen or their families, who think we might be able to be of help, to them to get in touch.

“We hope that Eilidh enjoyed her visit and very much look forward to her coming back to see us.”

If anyone would like to find out more about the work of the Fishermen’s Mission in Fraserburgh, contact the Mission on Shore Street or by telephone on 01346 518388.

Alternatively, get in touch by email: fraserburgh@rnmdsf.org.uk