Eilidh Whiteford


MP Hails Fraserburgh 'Super Saturday' Event

Sunday, 9 June 2013

Banff & Buchan MP Eilidh Whiteford has hailed yesterday’s Fraserburgh ‘Super Saturday’ event as a great success for the town.

The local MP attended the event during the morning and toured the street stalls before calling in at some of the local shops and visiting the Fraserburgh Lifeboat, which was open to visitors. She was accompanied by local councillors Hamish Partridge (Troup) who was also one of the organisers of the days events and was acting as a steward, and Charles Buchan (Fraserburgh & District).

Commenting on the event, Eilidh said:

“This was a tremendous event for Fraserburgh and I congratulate the organisers and all those involved with it.

“Luckily, the rain subsided and didn’t put too much of a damper on things. There seemed to be a good large crowd of people when I was there and I hope that both stall-holders and local businesses have had a good day.

“I think this idea has got the potential to be really good for the town centre and for bringing in new people and customers to Fraserburgh. I wish it every success for the future.”

Troup councillor and one of the co-organisers of the event Hamish Partridge said:

“I was delighted to have the support of the local MP for the first Fraserburgh ‘Super Saturday’. It meant a lot to the organisers to have her support.

“I’m very pleased with how the day went. We had a terrific range of stalls ranging from crafts and plants, to jams and seafood, along with street entertainment. The weather wasn’t too kind to us in the morning but that didn’t seem to deter the large crowd of people who contributed to making today’s event such a success.”

Broch councillor Charles Buchan added:

“There was a real buzz about the Broch today. I think this was a fantastic initiative and add my congratulations to all involved in the hard work setting it up.

“I hope that this can become a regular event aimed at attracting people back into the town centre.

"I'm very pleased that the event was such a success. The crowds enjoyed the various musical events, and the other entertainments. Sales were very good, with some of the stall-holders selling out completely.

“Thanks are due to the organisers, and the many participants, including the Business Association, Fraserburgh Development Trust, Aberdeenshire Council, and Ann Bell, as well as the fishing industry contributions, the Lifeboat Service, and all the musicians, and the many people who contributed their time, and equipment, and who allowed the use of their property on the day.

“I look forward to the next set of Super Saturdays, and hope that even larger crowds turn out."

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