Dis­play a great way for lo­cals to come and learn about the area

The Press and Journal (Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire) - - LOCAL NEWS -

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.”

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