A lot has taken place recently around regeneration in Fraserburgh such as the completion of the successful Retail Plus scheme to improve the local shopping experience and the first Active Fraserburgh Week to encourage everyone to try out a new sport or activity.
Progress also has continued on the conservation of Fraserburgh’s many important buildings, including major plans to combine the Council Chambers at Saltoun Square with the former Police Station next door.
The funding of these and other projects takes, not only significant financial commitment from Aberdeenshire Council, but external funding too. Successful Applications have been made to the Heritage Lottery Fund as well as the newly formed Historic Environment Scotland.. During the year a successful application was also made to the Scottish Capital Regeneration Grant Fund for £1.14m. These funds will go towards the redevelopment of Council Chambers in Saltoun Square as well as £500,000 towards a proposed new sports facility which will have facilities for athletics, all-ability cycling as well as a new improved football pitch. The sports facility is a particularly exciting one in that it originated from, and has been developed by, the people of Fraserburgh themselves.