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JUBILEE FUNDAY

Today upwards of 90 young people enjoyed a funday at Strichen Community Park to mark Her Majesty the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Before the fun began most participants took part in a sponsored walk from Lonmay or Maud to Strichen – about 5.5 miles.

The weather was dry but blustery and it looks like all had a great day!

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Final Night at the Lighthouse!

For the final time the BB kept the light at Kinnaird Head to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. This time the 4th & 5th Fraserburgh companies had the duty of keeping the machine running.

They had fantastic conditions last night and enjoyed a magnificent sunset from the roof of the Castle.

The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses would like to thank all members of the BB for participating in this event, helping to make the Jubilee celebrations in Fraserburgh that extra bit special!

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JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS – Lighthouse Night 2

Boys and Officers of the 1st Fraserburgh Company kept the light going at Kinnaird Head Lighthouse last night as part of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses‘ three day celebration of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

Mrs Duthie switched the light on to begin the night and the party had to wind the machine to keep the light flashing.

Well done all!

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PLATINUM JUBILEE BEACONS

The 1st Rosehearty and 1st Fraserburgh Companies took part in the Jubilee Beacons at Kinnaird Head Lighthouse last night to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee.

The Battalion President and Battalion Secretary were present and took their turn at winding the lighthouse machinery to keep the lens spinning!

The events were organised as part of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses‘ Jubilee events.

The lighthouse will be manned by the Boys’ Brigade for the next two nights – 8pm-midnight.

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SERVICE OF THANKSGIVING

This evening the Battalion President, Marc Thomson, attended a service of Thanksgiving for Her Majesty the Queen at St. Ninian’s and Forglen Parish Church, Turriff. He was accompanied by Jim Muirhead MBE, Honorary Battalion President, and the Queen’s Badge Advisor.

The evening was organised by the Presbytery of Buchan and it was a wonderful service of thanksgiving and song to mark the Queen’s historic 70 year reign and her deep faith. It was also great to meet with our colleagues from Banffshire Battalion.

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PLATINUM JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS – LIGHTHOUSE

Between 2nd-4th June senior members of the 1st Rosehearty, 1st Fraserburgh and 4th/5th Fraserburgh Companies will man the historic Kinnaird Head Lighthouse to mark the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee!

The former lighthouse tower will be lit between 8pm-midnight, but will be more visible after about 10pm.

If you see the light (it has a range of about 25 miles) remember it’s the BB thats keeping it going over those three nights!

Part of the Museum of Scottish Lighthouses‘ Platinum Jubilee celebrations.

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Walk the Line – 11th June

The Juniors and Company/Seniors Section are invited to “Walk the Line” on Saturday 11th June to raise funds for the Battalion Mini-bus!

The Fraserburgh, Rosehearty and Sandhaven Companies will walk from Lonmay to Strichen, whilst the Strichen, New Pitsligo and New Deer companies will walk from Maud to Strichen. Other companies should get in touch to see how they can take part!

The Juniors and Company/Seniors will then join the Anchors at Strichen Community Park for 1pm to take part in a fun day!

We hope to see as many of you there as possible. Captains are asked to submit approx numbers to the Secretary in the very near future!

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PLATINUM JUBILEE – Fun Day

The Buchan Battalion will celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Saturday 11th June!

Boys and Girls will be invited to take part in a sponsored walk across part of the old railway converging at Strichen for a fun day of potted sports at 1pm!

We will be joined by special guest The Hon. Mrs Kate Nicolson, Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible! Information and sponsor forms have been distributed to Company Captains.

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SAVE THE DATE – 11th JUNE – JUBILEE FUN DAY

The Buchan Battalion will hold a Fun Day celebrating the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee on Saturday, 11th June 2022!

Companies will converge on Strichen Community Park before taking part in a Fun Day in the afternoon.

We hope to see as many of you there as possible!

More details to follow in the very immediate future.