26 August 13 - Society Update:
The Peterhead Scottish Week celebrations are now complete, we are extremely proud of the two events the Society hosted during this week. The inaugural Peterhead Family History and Heritage Fair far exceeded our expectations. Our Member of Parliament, Dr Eilidh Whiteford opened the Fair and spent a great deal of time visiting many of the varied stalls.
Our other event which ran for a month was a Photographic Exhibition held in the Port’s Market Hall. This attracted hundreds of visitors who enjoyed the displays, many of which were being shown for the first time.
Our latest book Peterhead Shipmasters was released on the 27th Jul 13 and we were honoured to have the author Alex Ritchie sign copies at the above Fair. This book is available from the Centre and from this website shortly for the price of £6.00.
Aberdeenshire Council granted us a sum of money under their Area Initiative Scheme that will enable us to purchase CD replication equipment. This will enable us to produce our own CD-Roms and also assist other local groups to do the same.
The Society also received an incredible donation that will further our Library Printer\Reader Appeal.