Daffodil Tea at centre begins exciting year

It's the start of an exciting year for Buchanhaven Heritage Centre.
It's the start of an exciting year for Buchanhaven Heritage Centre.
  • Society to host Daffodil Tea on Saturday, March 21
  • Will launch phase one of the “identity project”
  • Focus on creating a Buchanhaven Tartan

The Buchanhaven Heritage Society in Peterhead is busy preparing for its Daffodil Tea which will be held on Saturday, March 21 between 10 am and 4pm at the centre on Ugie Road.

The tea, which will have a slight twist, will also see the launch of phase one of the “identity project” where a Buchanhaven Tartan will become a reality in 2015.

Five key colours for the area have been selected and the society wants you to go along and place the colours in order of preference so the mill at Knockando can prepare four designs based on those colours.

These designs will be sent back for the community to vote on at a future event and the new tartan will then be registered with a roll of lightweight and heavyweight tartan delivered by autumn 2015.

This project will be supported by Carol Anne Murphy of Carol Anne’s Kilts, linking into the Knockando Mill which is a social enterprise focused on creating unique tartans worldwide.

On the day the society will have its own fundraising table including a range of new mugs, fridge magnets, and key rings along with raffle prizes all to support the refurbishment fund of the Centre.

The finished lightweight tartan will be used for our new curtains, table cloths and gifts at the centre, while the heavyweight version will mean visitors can buy their own kilts unique to the area.

Buchanhaven Heritage Society chairman, Alex Geddes

In addition to this, phase 2 of the project has also began with two very talented local pipers creating a new pipetune for the area. Sinclair and Cara Lamb are busy working on the project with the end product being a full pipe band display launching the tartan and tune at the end of 2015.

Commenting on the exciting times ahead, society chair, Alex Geddes, said: “This is an important day for the society as we need to hear what people think of the colours that have been identified for the area to start the process of creating a Buchanhaven tartan.

“In addition to the funds raised at the tea any funds raised from the sale of merchandise and the raffle will greatly support our refurbishment programme so as a group we hope for a large turn out on the day.

“The finished lightweight tartan will be used for our new curtains, table cloths and gifts at the centre, while the heavyweight version will mean visitors can buy their own kilts unique to the area.

“In addition to the tartan our new pipe tune for the area has seen considerable positive feedback, so we look forward to hearing the finished product in the near future,” he added.

All are welcome to go along to the Daffodil Tea where a warm welcome awaits as well as a fine cuppa, a fancy piece the the chance for a good old natter!