MP’s praise for New Deer Boys Brigade

Dr Whiteford with prize-winners at the 1st New Deer Boys Brigade Parents Night.
Dr Whiteford with prize-winners at the 1st New Deer Boys Brigade Parents Night.

Banff and Buchan Member of Parliament Dr Eilidh Whiteford has praised youngsters attending New Deer’s Boys’ Brigade.

The youngsters of the 1st New Deer Boys’ Brigade made a presentation at their annual parents night on Friday, May 9, which was attended by Dr Whiteford.

Dr Whiteford inspected the parade as guest of honour, before making individual presentations to those prize-winners who have earned awards over the year.

Speaking after the event, Dr Whiteford told the Buchanie: “It was an absolute pleasure to meet with a group of diligent, disciplined youngsters and to learn about their activities over the course of the year.

“The 1st New Deer is a great example of the valued work the Boys’ Brigade does in communities up and down the country.

“The group’s activities would not be possible without Captain Alistair Brodie, and the other volunteers who make these activities possible.”

Boys Brigade groups play an active role in many youngsters’ lives across Aberdeenshire, with branches across Aberdeenshire active.

You can find your closest company by visiting the Boys’ Brigade website at www.boys-brigade.org.uk, or visiting their company finder page at www. goo.gl/TlgWL0.

The 1st New Deer company has more than 50 boys from Anchors through to Seniors.

The Anchor Boys are for boys in primary 2-3, while the unior section is for those in P4-6.

Boys in P7 to 15 years can go along to the Company section, while the Seniors caters for those boys up to 19 years of age.

All are welcome to go along and see what’s on offer.