Competition News


This evening the 1st Fraserburgh Company hosted the Company and Seniors Buchan Battalion Basketball Competition!

The first face-to-face competition since March 2020!Five companies were represented tonight and a Girl member participated in a Buchan Battalion Company Section competition for the very first time!


Company Section

1st Place: 1st Strichen

2nd Place: 1st Fraserburgh

3rd Place: 1st Rosehearty


1st Place: 1st Fraserburgh

2nd Place: 4th/5th Fraserburgh

3rd Place: Buchan Select

Thank you to the 1st Fraserburgh for doing an excellent job in hosting this competition.

General News


⚫ Anchors (P1-P3) – Meet at St Andrews Halls, Mid Street, Fraserburgh on Monday evenings from 5.30pm – 6.30pm

⚫ Juniors (P4-P6) – Meet at St Andrews Halls, Mid Street, Fraserburgh on Tuesday evenings from 6.30pm – 8.00pm

⚫ Company (P7-S2) – Meet at Fraserburgh Academy – Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm – 9.30pm

⚫ Seniors (S3-S6) – Meet at Fraserburgh Academy – Wednesday evenings from 7.00pm – 9.30pm

The Boys’ Brigade provides a programme of activities across the four age groups for children and young people to provide fun and exciting activities with opportunities for children and young people to gain new skills, experiences, learning and personal discovery.

At 4th & 5th Fraserburgh BB we provide opportunities for children and young people to be able to learn, grow and discover in a safe, fun and caring environment which is rooted in the Christian faith. To deliver the BB vision, mission and values of advancing Christ’s Kingdom.

For more information on the Boys’ Brigade programme please follow the attached link and for more information on the 4th & 5th Fraserburgh Boys’ Brigade join us on Facebook

We look forward to seeing you there!

General News


Please find Information Below For Enrolling with your Company for the New Session!!

Once information is available for other companies, we will keep you updated with their information for the new 2021/22 session!👍

General News

4th & 5th Fraserburgh BB restarts next month!

⚓4th & 5th Fraserburgh BB restarts next month. The Company and Seniors (P7 – S6) starts on Wednesday 1 September, Anchors (P1 – P3) starts Monday 6 September and Juniors (P4 – P6) starts on Tuesday 7 September. More details will be sent to parents of existing members soon. For boys looking to join any of the 4 sections please get in touch by email
Looking forward to the new session and all leaders can’t wait to see you all to engage, explore and excel 👍⚓😃



Congratulations to Adam Ireland of the 4th Fraserburgh Company who was presented with his President’s Badge yesterday by Brigade Vice-President Alison Chambers.

His Company Captain Martin Dunbar explained what activities Adam and the 4th Company were able to undertake during the last year in order to gain the badge.

Congratulations Adam!



Congratulations to Ruary McDonald of the 4th Fraserburgh who was presented with his President’s Badge yesterday by Alison Chambers, Brigade Vice-President.

He was introduced by his Captain, Martin Dunbar, who praised him and all boys for continuing with the Brigade through the last year in difficult circumstances.

Well done Ruary – keep up the good work!


Henry Duthie MBE – Guard of Honor – 20th June

The funeral of Henry Duthie will take place on Saturday 20 June at Alexander Buchan & Sons at 10am. This is restricted to invited guests.

The hearse will travel from Alexander Buchan’s around 10.30am and travel up Watermill Road to pass by Gallowhill Terrace, along West Road and up over Dennyduff Road past the West Church and down to the trafic lights, turning right heading to the roundabout at Tesco’s before heading to Kirkton Cemetery.

The Boys’ Brigade have been asked to form a Guard of Honour from the gates at the Cemetery back towards Lidl’s and depending on numbers back towards roundabout ensuring we adhere to the social distancing rules.

All Boys’ Brigade members past and present who would wish to pay their last respects to the great BB man should be in uniform (past or present). Please be in the area to form the guard of honour by 10.30am on Saturday.

Martin Dunbar
Captain, 4/5th Fraserburgh BB



All in the Battalion were saddened to learn of the passing of BB stalwart, Henry Duthie MBE.

Henry Duthie was a founder member and Lieutenant of the 4th Fraserburgh Boys’ Brigade in September 1952. He would soon become Captain of the 4th Fraserburgh taking over from Joe Ironside circa 1953/54. Henry would remain Captain of the Company for 32 years.

During his time as Captain of the Fourth he was Area President of the Fraserburgh District in the late 1960’s, Vice President of Buchan Battalion 1970-74, before becoming President 1974-79. He stayed on as Vice President from 1979-84.

Henry was also Training Officer/Convener 1980s-c.1993 and was bestowed an Honorary Life Member 1994. Henry was also an Honorary Vice President of the North Scottish Area and has been for many years.

Henry was awarded an MBE 31/12/1992 and presented to him by the Queen in 1993.

We remember Henry for his many years of dedicated service to the Boys’ Brigade in Fraserburgh but also in Buchan area and beyond. Henry also known as “Mr Fraserburgh”
during his time as Chairman of Fraserburgh 400 in 1992 and he did a power of work for the youth in the town. He was also a founder member of the Fraserburgh Junior Arts in 1953 and was involved in the Fraserburgh Heritage Centre.

For those boys who attended the 4th Fraserburgh they would have been one of “Henry’s loons” and a great many young men will remember fondly their time in the BB with Henry as their Captain.

Competition News


Congratulations to the 1st Strichen & 4th Fraserburgh Junior Sections who are joint winners of the Sid Newlands Memorial Trophy!
This means they have accumulated the most points through the year at Battalion competitions.
It was a very close run thing and we thank the other companies in the battalion for their sense of sportsmanship with the early closing of the competition season due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Well done to all who took part in competitions this BB session!