Remembering our lost fishermen

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PETERHEAD last week paid tribute to the brave fishermen who have persished in the pursuit of the catch.

The Royal National Mission to Deep Sea Fishermen hosted the annual Memorial Service and Harvest of the Sea Celebration at the Lido on Sunday, August 14.

Uplifting hymns, songs performed by Rosalyn Bruce and music from the Salvation Army Brass Band preceeded the laying of wreaths at the Peterhead Fishermen’s Memorial erected by public donations through a Buchanie campaign many years ago.

Mission Superintedent George Power and assistant Paul Govier lead the service with the Rev James McMillan of the Congregational Church providing the scripture reading and Benediction.

Though the rain replaced the glorious sunshine during the celebration, those attending - including the families of lost fishermen, Stewart Stevenson MSP and representatives from the likes of Peterhead Sea Cadets and the Lifeboat - all took time to remember not only those who had paid the ultimate sacrifice, but also those who still willingly set sail for dangerous waters in the pursuit of our fish.