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Blue Toon want to give town success it deserves

Peterhead directors, coaching staff and players joined local politicians at the Pride of Buchan ceremony.

Peterhead directors, coaching staff and players joined local politicians at the Pride of Buchan ceremony.

After his club were recognised with the prestigious Pride of Buchan award last week, Peterhead’s vice-chairman said the Blue Toon want to make the town proud.

Ian Grant was speaking at an Arbuthnot House ceremony celebrating his side’s historic League Two title success and insisted there are few bigger accolades than the recognition of the local people.

He said: “On behalf of all of Peterhead Football Club I’m proud to accept the pride of Buchan Award.

“Peterhead’s exceptional season has seen many deserved plaudits for the manager and the players but to receive recognition such as this from the people of Peterhead is particularly pleasing.

“This award is a reflection on a lot of things but more than just the football club.

“We want to achieve success for the club but also the success the town deserves so it’s very satisfying to be recognised by the town.”

The Pride of Buchan award was created to highlight the positive achievements of the local community in contrast to negative publicity surrounding the town.

Peterhead FC actually collected the very first award in 1999 - known then as the Crystal Rose Bowl - to celebrate their promotion to the senior leagues.

Buchan Area Committee chairman Stuart Pratt said: “There are a lot of good things happening in this town and we want to recognise that.

“We’ve also had a quaich created which I hope shows how deserving this is.”

 

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