Sunday, 15 August 2010
Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford and local MSP Stewart Stevenson have congratulated Peterhead Fishermen's Mission on the success of the annual Harbour Open Day which was held this weekend.
Dr Whiteford, who was part of the platform party for the opening ceremony performed this year by actress Hannah Gordon, spent the morning chatting with visitors and touring the various stalls and exhibitions. On Sunday, Dr Whiteford also took part in the Mission's memorial service for fishermen lost at sea which was held at the Lido and laid a wreath at the fishermen's memorial in her capacity as Member of Parliament.
Commenting on the success of Saturday's Open Day she said:
"This was a fantastic event for young and old alike and praise must go to George Power, Paul Govier and the rest of the team supporting the Mission for the huge amount of work which went into making this year's event such a terrific success.
"I think it is a testament to the affection and the high esteem in which the Fishermen's Mission is held that so many people turned out on Saturday to support the Open Day."
Banff & Buchan MSP Stewart Stevenson also took time out to support the Mission by attending the Harbour Open Day. He said:
"I had a thoroughly enjoyable time at the Harbours Open Day which attracted a huge number of people. My congratulations go to the Peterhead Fishermen's Mission on another highly successful and enjoyable event which I know from talking to some of those present attracted a fair number of visitors to the town, which can only be a good thing."