The hard work and dedication shown by Society members and volunteers
was rewarded when their Heritage Centre received the accolade of
"Scottish Museum of the Year 1999".
At the award ceremony in Edinburgh, Dr Charles Waterston, convenor of
the Judges, ( above left, with Heritage Society President Ian Watson )
highlighted the local enthusiam that was evident in the displays at the
Heritage Centre. The Judges were unanimous in their praise of the work
done to date. There were 16 other museums eligible for the award all
visited by the Judges. Fraserburgh Heritage Centre had been a refreshing
change from thre more usual displays in museums and they praised the
variety of themes on exhibit, especially the "Famous Brocher"
acknowledging the important roles and impact of Brochers have had
internationally. They were also complimentary of the "hands on" exhibits
for young and old alike from the Gowanhill fishing boat at the quayside to
the Morse Code radio equipment at the Marconi Exhibit. Dr Waterston
said "the information on display made me want to return to Fraserburgh to
find out more."