July 9, 2014 Meeting

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Wednesday, July 9, 7 (seven) pm the Beach Canal Lighthouse Group will be meeting at the Fortinos (Plains Road), Community Room, 1059 Plains Road East (at QEW), Burlington.

George (Sandy) Thomson will share highlights about the Fraserburg Lighthouse Museum, Northern Scotland.


 

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Fraserburgh lies on the north-facing coast of Buchan just after it has rounded the corner from Aberdeen towards Inverness. In effect, it stands at the end of one side of the mouth of the Moray Firth.
More;
http://www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk/fraserburgh/fraserburgh/index.html

The name of the town means, literally, 'burgh of Fraser', after the Fraser family that bought the lands of Philorth in 1504 and thereafter brought about major improvement due to investment over the next century. Fraserburgh became a burgh of barony in 1546. By 1570, the Fraser family had built a castle (Fraserburgh Castle) at Kinnaird's Head and within a year the area church was built. By the 1590s the area known as Faithlie was developing a small harbour.

More;
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fraserburgh
 
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