Buchanhaven Harbour reap £10,000 award

Buchanhaven Harbour recieved �10,000
Buchanhaven Harbour recieved �10,000

A Peterhead village harbour group have been awarded £10,000 by a new funding body that will go towards their new boat shed.

Buchanhaven Harbour secured the thousands of pounds from Your Voice Your Choice, a new initiative where residents vote for what local projects they believe are most deserving of the funding.

Buchanhaven Harbour’s award will be put to the total needed to build their new boat shed which will then be used for a range of activities.

A spokesperson for theBuchanhaven Harbour said: “It will be a great place to come and learn how to make creels, repair boats and carry on the heritage of Buchanhaven Harbour.

“We’re also looking to work with schools and interested parties once the boat shed is built to encourage people to come along and see how we repair boats and tell stories about the harbour and its history, and also it will be a great place for people to pop down have a cup of tea.”

Your Voice Your Choice was held for the first time this year in Peterhead on June 25.

There was a total of £100,000 to be given out with any one organisation able to bid for a maximum of £10,000 - which Buchanhaven Harbour received.