Ref NoPD25
Acc No476
TitleRecords of The Buchan Field Club
DescriptionMinute book; cash book; scroll minutes; copies of the Transactions from 1887 onwards; photographs.
Date1887 - 1992
Related MaterialIt appears that two reels of 16mm film from the 1930s were donated to the Screen Archive in 1988: Jubilee Celebrations and a visit to Fyvie Castle.
CreatorThe Buchan Field Club
Extent4 boxes, 1 loose volume
​Open or Restricted AccessOpen
Access ConditionsNone
Administrative HistoryBuchan Field Club was established in Peterhead in 1887 for the study of natural science and of the archaeology, folklore, history and literature of Buchan. It also liaised with the managers of Peterhead's Arbuthnot Museum 'for the improvement of that institution.' It extended to Fraserburgh in 1889. For the first few years there were separate branches of the Club in Peterhead and Fraserburgh, each with its own President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and Council. From 1891 the two branches elected a single President and Vice President, and a joint committee of the two branches dealt with the financial matters and the publication of the transactions, while the branch councils dealt with branch business. There is no mention of the Fraserburgh branch by 1894.

The club held monthly meetings during the winter and monthly excursions around Buchan during the summer. Papers read before the members were published in the club's 'Transactions' journal, although the quantity declined over the course of the 20th century.

The Club changed its name to the Buchan Club in 1910, owing to the wide character of work carried out by the Society. The Club was suspended during the Second World War, but resumed in 1946.
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