It has been over five years since the Peterhead Trail was created and as part of the regeneration programme for Peterhead it was decided to further enhance the trail.
In December 2019, a community steering group was established to review the existing trail and decide on what they would like to do to further develop the trail. There was an open invite to the public and anyone with an interest in the trail to join the discussion and feed in. The trail is about Peterhead and most importantly it belongs to the people past, present and future.
The group agreed to create a new link between the prison museum and town centre to attract prison museum visitors into the town. There are 4 new trail panels for this extension outside Peterhead Prison Museum, The Reform Tower at Meethill, Scottish Maritime Academy and old St. Peter’s Churchyard.
Peterhead Football Club approached the steering group with the idea to erect at panel at Morrison’s supermarket, the site of the original Peterhead Football Club ground. The group were only too glad to support this so a 5th panel is being installed by Morrison’s telling the story of the history of the club.
To support all of this and to promote the trail, a new website has been developed, social media channels launched, a trail map and leaflet produced and north east based Kim Grant, Social Media Influencer walked the trail and created a vlog about the trail which you can view here.
The Peterhead Trail Project has seen a total investment of £20,000 of £10,000 was sourced from the Peterhead Development Partnership Regeneration budget and £10,000 from the Scottish Government Coastal Communities Fund.