Banffshire Coast News

Discover Fraserburgh: Scotland’s hidden treasure

Re-branding of the Fraserburgh Area set to attract more visitors to AB43. 

The Discover Fraserburgh Tourism Group, headed by Lynda McGuigan (Lighthouse Museum Manager) and Carole Short (Down on the Farm), have been busy over the winter!  Having secured funding from the Aberdeen Regeneration Fund, the Group engaged north-east companies’ hedley enterprises, Purple Creative Design and MM Copywriting Services to realise their vision and help put the Fraserburgh Area firmly back on the tourist map.  Their work – to be launched on Monday 27th March 2017 - includes a new logo for the area, a new website (www.discoverfraserburgh.com), printed material and Social Media Channels including Facebook and Twitter.

The DFT Group is made up of people from the Fraserburgh Area that are involved in the tourist industry, and boasts members such as Lynn and Bill Pitt (Mill of Nethermill Holidays) whose self-catering accommodation recently won Scotland’s Best Accommodation Provider 2017 at the Scottish Thistle Awards in Edinburgh.  With such expertise, the group understands what visitors are really looking for when they come to Fraserburgh – something ‘undiscovered’.  With no distilleries and not very much tartan in the area, the Group aim to emphasise the characters of the local people of Fraserburgh, the reality of a life on the sea and the untouched nature of the coastline, the skyline and the beautiful farmlands.

The Group have brought in real-life local heroes like Vic Sutherland from the Lifeboat Station and have compiled their own personal favourite tours in and around the area, to extend a truly personal welcome to holiday-makers. 

Local businesses have the opportunity to sign up and to be featured on the site as the season gets underway.  For more information, contact Lynda McGuigan on (01346) 511022/ manager@lighthousemuseum.org.uk


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