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A wee bit about us
This organisation was formed in March 1986 after a meeting of a group of local history enthusiasts who each gave a donation of £10.00 and a constitution etc. was agreed.

The first premises used were a small room within the Buckie Public Library which subsequently became too small to accommodate our expanding records and artefacts.

After several meetings with The Moray Council the lease of the former caretaker’s cottage situated at the rear of the library, which had lain empty for many years, was agreed.


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  • Buckie and District Fishing Heritage
  • Buckie and District Fishing Heritage
  • Buckie and District Fishing Heritage
  • Buckie and District Fishing Heritage
  • Buckie and District Fishing Heritage
  • Buckie and District Fishing Heritage
  • Buckie and District Fishing Heritage

If you are in the Buckie Area we extend to you a warm welcome to visit us at the Heritage Centre. You will discover the unique fishing history of this lovely part of the Moray Firth. We have a very extensive range of photographs which depict all aspects of the fishing industries which flourished here in the past. Our collection is in excess of 8000 photographs and includes most of the BCK and BF boat registrations and some other neighbouring registrations.

In addition you will find photographs showing the gutting quines, coopers and many other items relating to the heritage of Buckie and District, There are numerous artefacts on display and a splendid collection of model boats ranging from Scaffies, Zulu boats, Drifters and Motor Fishing boats. Photographs may be accessed on our computers at the Centre or you can sit and browse through our large collection which is available to you in books. The Heritage Centre is run by volunteers who give up their free time in order to preserve the character and the history of the area.

Admission is free although donations are welcome to assist with the cost of our overheads. Please call and have a chat with the members who are on duty and who will only be too happy to assist with any enquiries you may have. Visits may be arranged to the Heritage Centre by groups and visitors during the close season by contacting a member of the Committee or by leaving a message at the adjoining Public Library. School Groups, organisations and individuals are always made welcome provided a mutually convenient time is arranged for out of hours visits.
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We are open from
Monday to Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 1pm
Pick of the day
Jock Tamson's Bairns
Jock Tamson's Bairns - Homecoming 2009 Travel Back in time with a collection of photos from Cullen through to Portgordon. Commentary by the Buckie Blethers. Running time - approx 25mins Special Features - Slideshow and Homecoming poems
Latest news from the heritage
Many of you will not have listened to the poem of the loss of the Evangeline, a zulu boat which was out of Portknockie, the crew were all from the village with the young cook from Cullen.  The crew perished on the night of the 16/17th January 1905 when she was caught out at sea in a severe storm. 
When we did the Fishing 1909 dvd we put in the poem written by a Stronsay Minister at the time.  It is a beautiful poem and one of our lovely ladies in the Buckie Blethers, Isobel Geddes, was asked to read the poem for us so we could add it to the DVD - that and the fantastic musical background by Ronnie Thain gives the haunting poem the backing it deserves.  You must see it on the first page and please listen to it. 

John Addison has recently launched another book - BCK Motor Boats Volume 1 which is on sale in the usual outlets and on the website, cost is £15. The Book has 260 pages and is rich in photographs having more than 500 photographs.  He is currently finishing the second volume which will be published in the late spring of 2012.  It is a must have book for those interested in the fishing boats of a more modern area. Postage costs in the UK are going up and up and if any member who currently gets our free Newsleter by post - we would ask you to try and assist the finances of the Centre and get your Newsletter by email - all you have to do is send your email address to info@buckieheritage.org and it will be added to the growing list of those who are taking it by email. 

Our members who use the Forum on the old web site will see that it has been discontinued and all queries will be directed via our Facebook entry.  We shall still offer the same service as much as possible.  Our forum was being attacked on a daily basis by scammers attempting to join to use the forum for their own ends.  Hence the reason for closing it down.

Alwyn Anderson - this gentleman wrote to us lately seeking a number of photographs from the book BCK Motor Boats Volume 1 which is on sale from the usual outlets and our own website shop.   Unfortunately Mr Anderson did not include his address or an email address for us to get in touch with him.  If he could write again to the Buckie & District Fishing Heritage Centre, Cluny Place, Buckie, Banffshire AB56 1 HB then we will deal with his request - if anyone knows where Alwyn lives - we would like to have his address!