Successful Scottish Week for Lifeboat Museum exhibition

Christian Buchan wearing her fish wife costume
Christian Buchan wearing her fish wife costume

Organisers of the Peterhead Lifeboat Museum’s Scottish Week exhibition have been delighted with the large crowds attending the exhibition every day.

On Tuesday, July 22 they had their highest ever daily total with a massive 109 people attending.

On Thursday, July 24, a new venture was tried as tea, coffee and home bakes were on offer.

This proved a resounding success as not only the teas were appreciated, but also the opportunity to sit and chat to old friends.

One comment overheard was, “The last time I had tea with you was 40 years ago!”

What a pity the stories could not have been recorded as memories of childhood days playing on the rocks or pranks at school were recalled.

Christian Buchan in her fish wife costume visited the exhibiton and it was surprising how many remembered the fish wives travelling inland with their fish in the creels on their backs to barter for eggs, cheese and butter.

The Peterhead Lifeboat Museum Exhibition is open every Wednesday from 10am to 4pm at the Port Authority Hall. Bookings can be taken for local group visits.