Albert Quay re-named

Sir Albert McQuarrie, centre, at the renaming of the quay.
Sir Albert McQuarrie, centre, at the renaming of the quay.

Members of Peterhead Port Authority and other VIP guests turned out to commemorate the re-naming of one of the town’s quays.

They attended the special event as the quay was renamed Sir Albert Quay, in a tribute to former North-east MP Sir Albert McQuarrie.

A number of guests who attended the event made speeches before the unveiling of a new plaque to celebrate the quay’s re-naming.

The event took place on Monday, August 6, exactly 20 years to the day when the then Foreign Secretary Douglas Hurd opened the quay.

Commenting on the day, Peterhead Port Authority chief executive John Wallace said: “We are delighted to be able to celebrate this positive event for the Peterhead port.

“Peterhead is the foremost fishing port in Europe as well as being a major oil and gas player. And the Sir Albert Quay is now the jewel in the crown.

“I would like to say a special thank you for the efforts of those who came before us. I know the board is particularly encouraged by recent events - we are all delighted that the port has been propelled to the position it is in today,” he added.