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70th Jubilee

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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70th Jubilee General News

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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70th Jubilee General News

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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70th Jubilee General News

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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General News

Mini Bus Makeover

Our minibus had had a makeover and is looking very smart. Many thanks to Watermill for their help and support once again. Also for getting us a good deal!

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70th Jubilee General News

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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Awards

QUEEN’S BADGE – JORDAN SMITH – 1ST FRASERBURGH

The President and Executive of the Buchan Battalion congratulate Jordan Smith who tonight was presented with his Queen’s Badge, the highest award in the Boys’ Brigade.

Working towards his badge Jordan used his skills with technology to help his church deliver services and stepped up to help his company. He also learned to drive for his skill and improved his physical fitness in cycling.

Jordan had one last trick up his sleeve tonight by surprising our Battalion Secretary, Yvonne Duthie; she was absolutely delighted to learn that he wanted her to do the honour of presenting his award. As Captain Leel said, Jordan wanted Yvonne to present it as she had always helped him; from his days at school, up to now.

Congratulations Jordan on an award thats thoroughly deserved!

(Picture: Jordan Smith receives his award from Lt Yvonne Duthie OIC).

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70th Jubilee General News

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.

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General News

VAULT – LAUNCH 30TH APRIL 2022


The Buchan Battalion Vault will be launching on the 30th April 2022!
Over the past year, we have sorted through over 2000 photos,videos and documents which are nearly ready for you to view.


We are excited for you to see it.The link will be https://vault.buchanbb.org.uk/


If anyone has any media they would like to submit, or anyquestions, please email vault@buchanbb.org.uk


We will let you know how to access the vault once it is live!

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Awards

QUEEN’S BADGE COMPLETION COURSE

The President and Executive of the Buchan Battalion congratulate 5 young men from Buchan Battalion on completing their Queen’s Badges!

JORDAN SMITH, 1st FRASERBURGH

ADAM IRELAND, 4th FRASERBURGH

RUARY MCDONALD, 4th FRASERBURGH

ROBBIE STEWART, 1st STRICHEN

KYLE STRACHAN, 1st STRICHEN

All these young men had their Queen’s Badge Book approved at the North Scottish Area Boys’ Brigade QB Completion Course at Kincraig. All took an active part in the course and were a credit to their companies.

We look forward to seeing their badges presented in the near future!

Well done!