Trawlermen star to launch Your Voice Your Choice event

Peterhead skipper John Buchan
Peterhead skipper John Buchan

A local skipper and star of BBC series Trawlermen will officially launch this year’s Peterhead Your Voice Your Choice today (Tuesday).

John Buchan will officially launch this year’s event at the Apex Hall on Chapel Street at 4pm.

Following last year’s successful pilot, people in Peterhead are again being encouraged to bid for a share of £100,000 to improve health, wellbeing and their community.

Everyone in Peterhead will then get the chance to decide which projects should receive funding at a special event on Saturday, June 24.

John Buchan was one of the stars of a television documentary programme called Trawlermen, focused on the work of a number of trawler crews based in Peterhead and Fraserburgh.

Four series were broadcast between 2006 and 2010.

John will be joined by many of the successful projects from last year such as Modo, Cornerstone, Men’s Shed, Shape Up Peterhead, CLAN Cancer Support and Buchanhaven Boat Shed.

Projects will have an opportunity to promote what they have achieved, the difference this has made within their community and to offer advice to members of the public about the process they went through to secure funding.

Anyone interested in applying for funding can come along between 3.30pm and 6.30pm to get advice from the steering group and those who applied last year.

Application forms will be available at the event.