THE DUKE OF ROTHESAY WILL VISIT PETERHEAD FISH MARKET
SATURDAY, 29TH SEPTEMBER 2018
Prince Charles, Duke of Rothesay, will visit Peterhead Fish Market, Peterhead AB42 1DW.
Peterhead is the UK’s largest fisheries port and in June this year a new state-of-the-art fish market opened for business to accommodate the greater quantities of stocks being landed on the quayside.
The new North Bay market building replaces the former market at Merchants Quay, and is part of Peterhead Port Authority’s £51 million project to redevelop the harbour.
The new market has a capacity of 10,000 boxes and the latest refrigeration technology which, combined with good access for boats on the quayside and articulated lorries on the shoreside, ensures that product quality ismaintained as fish pass through. The new building also includes office space and a café.
In the first nine weeks of its operation, more than 250,000 boxes of fish were sold in the new fish market, rising to just short of 340,000 boxes in the first 11 weeks.
On Saturday 29th September, His Royal Highness will visit the new market for a special opening ceremony.
More than 500 invited guests are expected and there will be entertainment from local school pupils, Turriff Pipe Band, Fiona Kennedy and Maggie Adamson.
The Duke of Rothesay will also view exhibition standswith an opportunity to meet contractors who worked on the project, fisheries organisations and heritage groups. Before departing, His Royal Highness will also tour fishing vessels moored at the quay.