Latest book from Donald Anderson

New release: Donald with his new book, which will be available in the first week of December.
New release: Donald with his new book, which will be available in the first week of December.

PEterhead man, Donald Anderson is delighted to announce that his latest book, “Fae Burnhaven tae Fittie”, will be available for members of the public in the first week of December.

The book, which is the fifth one written by Mr Anderson, takes readers on a journey through the fishing ports of the north east telling tales of how folk once lived and worked hard to make a living.

Born and bred in Peterhead the writer likes to keep things local, and has collected various articles and photos over the years, helping to create these wonderful books.

Mr Anderson told the Buchanie: “I’ve met a lot of new people along the way, I used to visit a lot of old people around the different fishing ports and they would share their photos and stories with me.”

The book takes readers on a journey through local landmarks from Burnhaven to Boddam, the Bullers o’ Buchan, Port Errol, Whinnyfold and Old Slains Castle.

He writes in his book: “Looking back over 80 years I thank god for the place I was born in, Peterhead.

“I did not wish to burden the reader with figures and statistics. My wish is that this historic book will prove to be immensely popular with all its information, pictures and verses, providing a wealth of information relating to ships, their owners and the crews who sailed them from Peterhead and Aberdeen.”

Chief Executive of Peterhead Port Authority John Wallace said: “I hope Donald’s writing days continue for a long time, his book’s are a pleasure to read.

“His talent lies not in his penmanship or such but in his deep desire to keep our history relevant thus ensuring our ‘roots’ go a little deeper than most.”

“Fae Burnhaven tae Fittie”, will be available in the first week of December, costing £25 plus postage. To get your copy, email donaldanderson16@aol.com or chair@buchanroots.co.uk.