‘Distinctly Scottish’ theme at centre day

Head along to Buchanhaven Heritage Centre for some traditional fun.
Head along to Buchanhaven Heritage Centre for some traditional fun.

The Buchanhaven Heritage Society will be hosting its latest event on Saturday, June 20, between 10am and 4pm at the Buchanhaven Heritage Centre.

‘Distinctly Scottish’ will include traditional Scottish song and dance, some traditional crafters and on display will be the four designs based on the five key colours identified for the area at a recent event.

These colours now make up four designs to give Buchanhaven its own tartan, which will be available by the end of the year for soft furnishings for the centre and gifts and for kilts all unique to the area.

T he society hopes for a great turnout to vote for the best option on display on the day.

Once the favoured design is identified it will be sent to Edinburgh to get “registered ahead of going to the Knockando Mill to be woven.

Also on hand througout the day for the younger visitors to the centre will be Mary Queen of Scots and some more from the Royal Court and William Wallace ready for battle.

The society hopes those who come along get into the spirit of things and have a great time enjoying what is on offer.

You can also enjoy a cup of tea/coffee and fine piece with family and friends.

Commenting on the latest social event, society vice-chair, Elizabeth Milne, said “ We are delighted with the four designs that have come back from the mill and hope for a great turnout so the vote will give us a clear indication of the most favoured tartan for Buchanhaven.

“For those with young who are attending please remember your cameras, to capture those moments with key characters from past a must see and an opportunity that comes along only once at our centre.”

The society recently took over the running of the old Buchanhaven School following an asset transfer agreement from Aberdeenshire Council.

This followed several years of hard work by the team at BHS who now have ownership of the centre, thus allowing funding applications to be submitted to various sources with the hope of a full refurbishment of the centre.