A brand new landscaped area outside a Moray tourist attraction had its official opening yesterday.
The Buckie and District Fishing Heritage Centre, which already attracts more than 5,000 visitors every year, now boasts a new entrance as well as a picnic area.
John Addison, the centre’s vice chairman, hopes that the makeover will encourage even more people to come to view its collection of 8,000 photographs detailing the town’s history.
Mr Addison, whose eighth book on local heritage is being published next week, said: “The centre is at the start of the Fishwives Walk as well as on the route of the Speyside Way.
“The new landscaped area looks great and it should attract people to stop, maybe have a picnic, and to take a look around.”
The centre also details the fascinating history of the herring fleet which was the town’s major industry for several decades until its eventual demise in the 1950s.
The fleet would follow the fish as far north as the Shetland Isles and down to Norfolk.
The improvements to the centre, which opened in 1986 were paid for with £16,300 from the European Fishery Fund, £9,500 from the lottery and £3,000 from Moray Council.