This year, the Peterhead Scottish Week committee are launching “The Best of Buchan Awards”; an evening that focuses on those that have made a contribution to the local community.
The event is due to take place at the Palace Hotel on Saturday 16th July as part of scottish Week’s 55 year celebrations. The organisers are looking for you to nominate your community star in a number of categories – blue light hero of the year, teacher of the year etc. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the website (under applications forms)
The 55th Peterhead Scottish Week is almost upon us and what a week it promises to be. The blades aerobatic display team are back in action over the skies of the lido in a jammed packed Thursday evening that features fireworks, the bay swim, the raft race and the kipper barbecue!
Heavy rain and thunder didn’t dampen spirits as the 2014 Buchan Queen, her Princesses and Junior Princesses were officially crowned on Saturday.
Peterhead Scottish Week will welcome some very special guests on Sunday 20th July. The Can-Am Pipes and Drums band will be touring Scotland throughout July and have scheduled to make an appearance during Scottish Week.
The band will firstly attend the traditional Sunday Service at the Peterhead Old Parish Church before heading a walking parade from Kirk Street to Eden Park. The parade will feature a number of local organisations and set to begin a great afternoon of events on the first Sunday of Scottish Week. Read More
The Peterhead Scottish Week Committee have managed to attract the world famous aerobatic display team ‘The Blades’ to the Bloo Toon for the second year in a row.The Blades will take to the skies over the Lido on Friday 25th July at 19:30 in a display that demonstrates great precision and bravery. Read More
It was a scene of celebration for three locals girls at the Waterside Inn on Saturday 24th May as one of Peterhead’s most anticipated events of the year ‘ the Buchan Queen Contest – took place to a packed crowd.
This year there were seven participants and as the night progressed it was clear that any of the girls could be in with a chance of a top 3 placing.
Judges for the evening were Norman McLeod (STV), Craig Milne (Northsound), Glenn Moir (Waves Radio) and Rick Cowie (Original 106 FM) whilst the night’s regular host Ritchie Grant was sidelined due to illness. Instead it was up to Brian Carle to host the show and he even managed to get the crowd in hesterics with a Dermot O’Leary type dance complete with backing girls (the 7 entrants).
Everyone was on the edge of their seat when the first name was read out by Mr Carle. Stacey Robson was announced as Buchan Princess followed by Ashley Mae Stephen as the next Buchan Princess.
Brian Carle then left everyone is suspense before Natasja Kaminski was unvieled as Buchan Queen for Peterhead Scottish Week 2014. Natasja was quickly congratulated by the other entrants before being surrounded by family, friends and other guests. A mass onslaught of camera flashes began as the evening came to a close.
Natasja becomes the 53rd title holder of “Buchan Queen”, which was first held by Madeline Kelman in 1962. The official crowning day takes place in the heart of Peterhead at Drummers Corner on Saturday 19th July. A host of entertainment is due to take place on the build up to the coronation with local DJ Ryan Murdoch kicking things off, followed by the hugely successful 610 Dance Academy, a Disney Sing-a-long, the Lawrence Dance Academy, Scottish Singer Barbara Ann Burnett and the Fraserburgh RBL Pipe Band.
Crowning the Buchan Queen this year will be the Provost of Aberdeenshire, Jill Webster.
In addition to the Buchan Queen and Buchan Princesses, the Scottish Week Committee introduced three Junior Buchan Princesses that will attend 6 events over the course of the week.