Broch ready to Celebrate the Difference

Celebrating the Difference proved a success in Fraserburgh last year.
Celebrating the Difference proved a success in Fraserburgh last year.

Celebrating the Difference, a free event, is making a return to the Broch!

The popular event will be held on Saturday, September 19, from 12noon to 4pm at NESCOL’s Fraserburgh campbus.

Last year’s event attracted hundreds of folk, who enjoyed music, dancing shows, and free food.

It was heralded by the local piper Archie Patterson, while music was provided by Lighthouse Rock singers and Nadejda Millington.

Traditional Scottish dancing was performed by Rosie and Billy Joe, the Lawrence Academy School of Dance, and modern dancing by Step Up.

Visitors watched exotic dancers from Thailand and a beautiful dancer from Brazil.

The event was broadcast live by Buchan Community Radio. There were stalls with pictures and information about Lithuania, Poland, Brazil and Thailand. The latter had a beautiful fruit and vegetable sculpting exhibition whichproved very popular with the visitors.

Stalls were also held by a number of organisations including People First Fraserburgh, the North East Scotland Credit Union, Grampian Women’s Aid and Grampian Regional Equality Council.

One of the biggest attractions was the delicious food fon offer from a variety of countries including Thailand, Poland, Portugal, Brazil, Latvia, Lithuania, China and Scotland.

Celebrating the Difference aims to bring together people from many countries who live in Faserburgh and those with disabilities.

A spokesperson for the event said: “It clearly was able to fulfill its aim last year. We were happy to have our contribution towards a more tolerant community recognised through the nomination in the Best of Buchan Awards.”

This year, organisers are keen for people from many countries and from various organisations, especially those people with learning difficulties to be involved.

They are looking for people who would like to sing, dance, hold stalls and prepare food from various countries.

The cost of food ingredients will be refunded.

If you are interested in taking part in planning sessions or on the day, please contact Margaret Gault at