Campaingers’ delight at support for Mission

The Mission building in Peterhead has been put up for sale.
The Mission building in Peterhead has been put up for sale.

A steering group has been formed to push forward with the bid to save Peterhead Fishermen’s Mission.

The Mission building on the town’s Union Street has been put on the market by the RNMDSF, although the work of Superintendent Steve Murray and his staff will continue in the port.

A public meeting, held at the Methodist Church hall two weeks ago, saw around 40 folk pledge their support to the campaign.

The steering group, which will be chaired by Andrew Buchan, with George Maskame as vice-chair, was formed at a special meeting on Tuesday.

As well as the steering group, a fundraising group has also been formed and it will be chaired by Stephen Bruce.

Mr Bruce told the Buchanie that the group has been inundated with messages of support since the campaign to save the Mission building was launched.

“The folk of Peterhead have been amazing and have really given us their support,” he said.

“The steering group is currently in the process of putting together a constitution and it’s hoped that this, and the creation of a bank account, will be completed in the next few days.

“In the meantime, if anyone has any fundraising ideas - or who wishes to fundraise themselves - can they please let me know about it,” he said.

“The Mission is important to many folk in Peterhead and it’s great to see there is a real determination to save the building. I’m confident that we can achieve this,” he added.