The impact of the Fraserburgh lifeboat tragedy in January, 1970, had an impact across the rest of Scotland.
Just three months later, a star-studded Celtic team, packed with members of the Lisbon Lions who had won the European Cup three years earlier, travelled to Bellslea Park for a charity fundraising match in honour of those who had died.
It was a poignant occasion and Celtic’s renowned manager, Jock Stein, was determined to pay proper respect just a few days before his side were in European Cup final action again at the imposing San Siro stadium.
His team was littered with stars, including Billy McNeill, Jimmy Johnstone, Bobby Lennox and Bobby Murdoch, as they prepared to meet their Fraserburgh counterparts.
A freezing gale-force wind whipped in off the North Sea while 6,500 people braved the elements to see the Broch take on the Glasgow giants at Bellslea and, in the process, raise around £2,000 for the benefit of the disaster fund.
Understandably, there was never any doubt about the outcome, with Celtic recording a comprehensive 7-0 victory against their Highland League opponents.
But Stein spoke movingly afterwards about how he and his players had been determined to honour the fallen men of the Duchess of Kent lifeboat.
He described them as “heroes” and he and his team stayed after the contest to meet those with a family connection to the disaster.