Boys' Brigade Battalion comes together to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

The Boys’ Brigade in Buchan celebrated their Patron HM The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee by joining together for games and a picnic in Strichen Community Park.

By John A. MacInnes
Thursday, 16th June 2022, 8:33 am
Planting a tree to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee
Planting a tree to celebrate the Platinum Jubilee

To mark the special occasion, they invited special guests the Hon Kate Nicolson, Deputy Lieutenant of Aberdeenshire, and her husband Captain Mark Nicolson, who planted a tree as part of the Queen’s Green Canopy.

The 10 Companies met in Strichen after completing a sponsored walk along the old Formartine & Buchan Railway line. The sponsorship money will help pay for the upkeep and running costs of the Battalions minibus.

The event came at the end of their first full session following the pandemic which has seen many of the groups growing in number, and two who are now working with both boys and girls.

Battalion President Marc Thomson says of the event and celebrating The Queen’s Jubilee: “The Buchan Battalion is very much like a family, and it was great to have all sections of every company together again to mark this historic occasion, whilst giving thanks to our Patron, HM The Queen, for her dedicated service to us all.”

The Boys’ Brigade is one of the largest organisations working with children and young people between the ages of five and 18. Their vision is that every child and young person should have the opportunity to live life to the full. Throughout the BB, volunteers provide non-formal education for children and young people supporting them to learn, grow and to develop their skills and abilities, show leadership and take on responsibility.