Buchanhaven class sets up local history trail in Toon

Buchanhaven class 6A with their Town Trail guide.
Buchanhaven class 6A with their Town Trail guide.

A primary six class from Buchanhaven School have written and published a glossy guide to the history of the area.

‘Town Trail’ traces a walk through the north of Peterhead and invites people to “join a trail around the historical sights of the old fishing village of Buchanhaven.” The project was the work of class 6A, under the guidance of their teacher Claire Eade. It is the culmination of an entire academic year’s work.

The children researched the area at the library and at the Buchanhaven Heritage Centre, raising funds through a sponsored walk and by negotiating with local businesses. They also took all their own photographs.

The guide, produced with the support of Your Town Centre Magazine, is supported by a website set up by the kids themselves: www.TownTrail.co.uk.

Mrs Eade said: “This was just a project they wanted to get involved in. This year’s class in particular had an interest in local history.”

The trail begins at the Links of Craigewan, comes across the Ugie Estuary and then goes along the shore to the well at Gadle Braes. From there it winds back through the town to the school building itself.

Nine key points are highlighted and include facts about the 5th century Picts who used to live in the area and impact of the Black Death.