Display a great way for locals to come and learn about the area
One of the artefacts is a small but chunky medieval key thought to have been used to lock a casket in Macduff over 500 years ago. Another is a tiny and delicate 17th century gold ring inscribed with the words “let love abyd till death diuyd” which is believed to be the communication of a secret message of love and commitment.
There is also a journal and photographs belonging to Peterhead’s prominent whaling family, the Grays, which highlights the historic connections to the sea in the local area.
Local councillor Stephen Calder said: “There’s so much history in Peterhead and this is a wonderful building in which showcase it.
“The exhibition is such a great way for local people to come and educate themselves about the history of this building – to Lady Carnegie was even involved in laying the foundations.
“If I started writing about the history of the town it would go on forever as it’s so rich.”