Category: General News


The President, Executive and all in the Buchan Battalion wish Martin Dunbar a very Happy Retirement!

Mr Dunbar retires from Scottish Water after over 40 years of service to the Company.

We wish him every happiness in his retirement and sincerely promise we have not put together a list of jobs he could take on for the Battalion with all this lovely spare time he has acquired!

TEAM BUCHAN – Queens Badge SkillsTEAM BUCHAN – Queens Badge Skills

Well done to the six young people who completed their QB Skills course over the weekend at Alltnachriche.

Well done to Harvey of the 1st Fraserburgh, Marcel and Raiko of the 4th Fraserburgh, and Finlay, Tayler and Kaelyn of the 1st Rosehearty!

Four Buchan officers were part of the staff team so thanks to Yvonne, Lynne, Martin and Michael for giving their time over the weekend!


Officers and Helpers of all companies in Buchan are invited to attend the Joint Sectional Meeting which will be held in New Pitsligo on Thurs., 24th August, 7.30pm.
This is the most important meeting of the year where the Battalion programme for the year is largely put together. This year will include our participation in the North Scottish Area Baton Relay which 90% of companies wish to participate in.
We hope to see as many of you as possible at New Pitsligo! Car shares may be possible if transport is an issue!


With a month to go until our first ever Queen’s Badge and President’s Badge celebration we are delighted to advise that Iain Hamilton, Aberdeen Battalion, has accepted our invitation to be Chief Guest.

As Training Convener for the North Scottish Area his face will be a familiar one to Queen’s Badge Recipients whilst those who attend the NSA residential courses will get to know him over the next two years.

A reminder that all recipients of the Queen’s and President’s Badges are invited to attend this celebration which should see representation from 1st Fraserburgh, 4th & 5th Fraserburgh, 1st New Pitsligo, 1st Rosehearty, 4th Peterhead and 1st Strichen.

All Officers from across the Battalion are invited to attend but numbers must be forwarded to the Battalion Secretary for catering provisions.

Company Management TrainingCompany Management Training

Buchan Battalion was well represented at the Company Management Training hosted at Aberdeen & District Battalion HQ today!

Well done to the 9 Captains and Officers-in-Charge who attended from Buchan representing the 1st New Pitsligo, 4th Peterhead, 1st Fraserburgh, 4th & 5th Fraserburgh and 1st Rosehearty.

Thanks to Iain, David and Martin for running the course. And thanks to Martin for driving the mini-bus through.

Great to meet up with other officers from across the North and further afield, including Phillip from 2nd Turriff!


The Battalion has been pleased to accept into its safe-keeping the Company Colour of the former 1st Peterhead Company which closed many years ago. The Company was attached to the Muckle Kirk whose representatives entrusted the Colour.

All in the Battalion will have fond memories of the late Bill Simpson, who was our last connection to the 1st Peterhead; a former Captain of that Company and oracle to the Buchan Battalion.

STEWARDING – Blue Light FestivalSTEWARDING – Blue Light Festival

Captain’s are reminded that companies of the Buchan Battalion have been invited to act as volunteer stewards at the upcoming Blue Light Festival (Sun 7th May 2023).

Boys, Girls and Officers should be in uniform and can work in shifts. Boys and Girls in Company and Senior Sections are sought.

Tasks include:

– manning entrances/exits

– keeping one way systems in place

– keeping an eye for anyone who may need assistance.

Captain’s should relay number to the Battalion Secretary as soon as possible.