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The President and Executive of the Buchan Battalion congratulate Jordan Smith who tonight was presented with his Queen’s Badge, the highest award in the Boys’ Brigade.

Working towards his badge Jordan used his skills with technology to help his church deliver services and stepped up to help his company. He also learned to drive for his skill and improved his physical fitness in cycling.

Jordan had one last trick up his sleeve tonight by surprising our Battalion Secretary, Yvonne Duthie; she was absolutely delighted to learn that he wanted her to do the honour of presenting his award. As Captain Leel said, Jordan wanted Yvonne to present it as she had always helped him; from his days at school, up to now.

Congratulations Jordan on an award thats thoroughly deserved!

(Picture: Jordan Smith receives his award from Lt Yvonne Duthie OIC).

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This evening Lt Sheila Watt, Officer-in-Charge of the 1st Fraserburgh Anchor Boys, retired in her 47th Year in post. Sheila was the first and, until tonight, only OIC of the section which she formed in 1976 with other BB wives under the slogan “if you can’t beat them, join them”! Hundreds of upon hundreds of Fraserburgh’s young (to middle aged) men have passed through her section and many into the wider BB as officers.

As fate would have it our new Battalion President, Lt Marc Thomson, made his first public appearance in his new role to witness Sheila’s final night in charge of her section. The President was one of Sheila’s loons 1994-97, an association which he will always be proud of. The President handed Mrs Watt a private letter to mark the occasion. He was accompanied by Queen’s Badge Advisor and former Battalion President Michael Strachan, one of Mrs Watt’s old boys 1992-95, who was very keen to remind everyone he was Best Boy of 1995!

Duncan Leel Snr, Captain of the 1st Fraserburgh and another former President of the Battalion, paid touching tribute to Sheila’s many years of dedicated service to the Anchor Boys and the wider Company. It was his privilege, he said, to count her among his friends and to have the benefit of her experience over a 20 year friendship. Mr Leel presented Mrs Watt with a beautiful wristwatch with an engraving on behalf of the Company to mark her many years of dedicated service. Mrs Watt will be succeeded in post by her daughter, Tracy.

The Battalion President wishes to add his congratulations to Sheila on this outstanding achievement and to thank her for all that she has contributed to the Boys’ Brigade in Buchan.

Photograph (l-r): Capt. Michael Strachan (Best Boy, 1995), Lt. Sheila Watt OIC (1st Fraserburgh Anchors Boys), Capt. Duncan Leel Snr (Captain, 1st Fraserburgh), Lt Marc Thomson (President, Buchan Battalion).

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The 1st Fraserburgh Company would love for you to come and join us! – We do lot’s of fun activities and games weekly.

All the Boys have a great time whilst working towards their awards and developing skills including Teamwork, Problem Solving & Physical Skills – all in a fun, safe environment!!

⚫ Anchor Boys (P1-3)- Tuesday 18:30 – 19:45

⚫ Junior Section (P4-6) – Tuesday 18:30 – 20:00

⚫ Company Section / Seniors (P7 – 19 Years) – Friday 19:00 – 21:30

All sections meet at the Fraserburgh Old Parish Church Centre.

To get it touch with them please email or visit

We look forward to seeing you all their!!

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1st Fraserburgh Boys’ Brigade Enrolment Information

Anchor Boy Section will enrol on Tuesday 31st August at 6.00pm. Forms and information can be collected from the Church Centre Door. Please adhere to social distancing requirement (1 metre) while waiting to collect you enrolment information.

Anchor boys will start back on Tuesday 7th September 6.30pm – 7.45pm in the church centre hall.

Junior Section will enrol on Tuesday 31st August at 6.30pm. Forms and information can be collected from the Church Centre Door. Please adhere to social distancing requirement (1 metre) while waiting to collect you enrolment information.

Junior section will start back on Tuesday 7th September 6.30pm – 8.00pm in the upstairs conference room.

Company section will enrol on Friday 3rd September at 7.00pm. Forms and information can be collected from the church centre door by parents who should adhere to social distancing requirement (1 metre) or by boys who are welcome to come into the church hall for a catch up session with officers.

Company section will start back officially on Friday 10th September 7.00pm – 9.30pm in the church centre hall.

We looks forward to seeing you all again. 😀⚓⚓

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Sea Bin Cheque Presentation

Fraserburgh 1st boys and officers met with harbour master Thomas Boyle and Michael Murray last night to finally present a cheque for £4790.33. The money was raised by Company Section boys prior to COVID-19 as part of their charity badge work over two sessions. The money was raised to help purchase much needed sea bins for the harbour.

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The exhibition marking 100 years of the BB in Fraserburgh is set to open on the 1st July 2021 with Fraserburgh Heritage Centre.

The exhibition was originally scheduled to open in April 2020 but was delayed due to COVID-19.

It features photographs and artefacts pertinent to the beginning and early development of the organisation in Fraserburgh. This includes the four big shields of their day which are all in Fraserburgh together for the first time since the 1960s.

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#OnThisDay in 1921 #100YearsAgo the 1st Fraserburgh BB Company was officially registered meaning today is their official 100th Birthday.

The Company is the oldest in the Buchan Battalion and has provided opportunities for thousands of our town’s boys!

All in the Battalion would like to wish our friends in the 1st Fraserburgh a very happy 100th Birthday and we look forward to seeing what celebrations they have lined up when restrictions are lifted.

Today we also look back and remember those who came before, to hand over the company, generation after generation, to the boys and officers of today.

Congratulations, and here’s to the next 100!

Whole Company

Another Virtual Quiz!

Hi everyone, we will be having another Virtual Quiz Fundraiser on Friday 27th November at 7:30pm, it will cost £10 per team and you have the chance to win a £25 Amazon Voucher.

To register a team please visit and fill in the sign up form, then donate the £10 via our just giving page (Link is on the Quiz Webpage)

It will be a fun evening for all, so make sure to get signed and let all your friends and family know, the more teams the better!!

If you have any questions, please email
Good Luck

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Fundraiser Survey

Hello, after the success of the last quiz, we are planning to do another virtual Fundraiser!!

We were wondering if everyone would be able to complete the survey via this link to let us know if you want another quiz or something else

Thanks, Ross, Jordan & Nathan

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Summer Challenge and Fundraising Fun!

Dear Boys,

We hope you have been enjoying the summer break and the good news is we are planning to get back to face to face BB evenings hopefully in September. This is of course under constant review and dependent upon church hall being ready for use. We will keep you posted when more details are available.

Well done to the boys already taking part in the Battalion Summer Challenge, your efforts are keeping us well placed in the leader board.

To add a bit of fun and interest we hope you will take part in a fundraising challenge before the end of September. As you can imagine we need funds to support activities and we may need different resources until BBs can resume fully in their normal format as well as funds for our planned 100th Birthday Camp abroad.

Set yourself an active challenge such as a virtual walk, run, cycle or climb. Encourage family and friends to sponsor you if possible. Challenges could include setting a virtual destination eg Fraserburgh to Badaguish (101 miles) where we normally go for summer camp and record your daily progress using pen and paper or a phone app or fitbit weekly report. If you choose a climb then you can use a mountain and use the stairs or a step to complete your challenge eg

• Snowdon – 1,085 metres elevation or 5,425 steps up
• Scafell Pike – 964 metres elevation or 4,820 steps up
• Ben Nevis – 1,344 metres elevation or 6,720 steps up

Once you reach your goal collect your sponsor money!
Post photos as you go on our Facebook page to let us know how you are getting on.
In the meantime keep safe and stay well.

Sponsor form is attached as a word document but if you need paper copies please let us know. (You can download from

Duncan, Yvonne & Staff😀👍⚓️