Port authority donates to town lights campaign

Holding the cheque: Health, Safety and Environmental Officer, Richard Baird; Cathleen Agnew of Light Up Peterhead; and Chief Financial Officer, Stephen Paterson.
Holding the cheque: Health, Safety and Environmental Officer, Richard Baird; Cathleen Agnew of Light Up Peterhead; and Chief Financial Officer, Stephen Paterson.

Peterhead Port Authority has made a festive donation to a Blue Toon charity.

The Port Authority has donated £1500 to Light Up Peterhead to help provide LED lights for the town’s Christmas lights display.

Commenting on the donation, Health, Safety and Environmental Officer, Richard Baird, said: “I am happy to support a project where the environment is taken into consideration.

“This compliments our own programme of introducing LED lighting around the port. Not only does this save electricity but it helps reduce our carbon footprint.

“It’s great to know that this year’s festive entertainment and enjoyment will be provided with due consideration given to the environment.”

Cathleen Agnew, of Light Up Peterhead, commented: “We are absolutely delighted. Every penny counts.

“A lot of people still don’t realise that the Council doesn’t pay for Christmas lights. We rely on donations like the one from the Port Authority. And we are still looking for support.”

Stephen Paterson, who is Chief Financial Officer at the Port Authority, added: “We are really pleased to present this cheque today.

“We support the fishing fleet to decorate their boats with lights at Christmas time as well,” he added.

Peterhead Port Authority recently received special recognition at an awards ceremony in Hamburg for its environmental procedures and management.