Headmaster to retire -
Mr Dickie who has been headmaster at Buckie High School
for over 17 years is to retire at Easter 1966.
A Coffee Afternoon - ran by Buckie Old People's Welfare Committee will take place in the Town House Hall on Wed 15 December. At 2.30 p.m. Ticket 2/-
Beat group take decision to split up decision to do this has given a chance
The Jacobeat beat group have split up.
professional group at the moment they
expect to go professional some time in the New
Year. Besides taking
over their name they are also to use the Jackobeats gimmick being all
dressed in kilts apart from the vocalist.
Members of the group Campbell, 15, Cooper
are - Brian Davidson, 16, 9 Bruce Avenue, bass guitarist. George Street, rhythm guitar. David Simpson, 17, Clochan, led guitarist
and Graham Falconer, 18, 2 cooper Street, drummer. William Street.
The vocalist is Frank hay, 17 of 3
With the split up of the Jacobeats their drummer, Ian Young has taken on a new job as
road manager for Johnny and The Copycats who are meantime in Germany. stand in as drummer should rob Lawson fall ill at any time.
Vocalists, Terry Russell and Deirdre Cameron may play dates with the New Jacobeats for
the next two Jacobeats.
The Rovers beat Dunfermline Jubilee by three clear goals.
Derek Walker was the
Dec 16New council treasurer
Co Alex J. Murray who entered B.T.C. two years ago
been appointed the new Treasurer of the burgh.
He agreed to take on the post only
until the next election.
Relic of Banffshire Volunteers -
A brass oval shoulder belt plate
has come into
possession of Councillor Wm. Moffatt, Findochty . The badge was part of the uniform
existence between 1795 and 1810. When the Local Militia Act replaced the
Volunteer Act officers of the Banff Volunteers
joined the Banff Local Militia The Duke of York's Own Banffshire Regiment was raised
by a Colonel Hay on July 26
1798 and disbanded in 1802 . Their uniform consisted of trews and a highland bonnet
units, like others around the coasts of
Britain were raised
'Napoleonic Scare' when Britain
was then expecting
an invasion from France.
there was a
of five companies,
Banff (Trades) raised in 16 Dec. 1794; Banff (council) raised 2 Feb. 1797; Banff (Infantry)
(Artillery) raised 9 March 1795; raised 3 May 1797 and another
(Artillery) raised in 1798. There was also an Enzie battalion raised in 198 that comprised four companies.
In 1801 the Colonel was the Earl of Fife and two battalions are still listed.
The 1803 returns show the 1st battalion with five officer, five Captains, 18 subalterns and four staff men, three field officers, six captains, 18 subalterns
80 men with
The uniform breeches. Another unit
known as the Loyal Banff Volunteer
lace, blue collars
Infantry was also
and cuffs and white
in existence but this
was an independent
which as the
took no pay and other two official
clothed themselves. battalions and existed
They were from about
1803 until disbanded two years later. The brass shoulder plate shows Banffshire as two separate words and the crown centre of the 18 pointed star is George III Mr Moffatt is a member of the Military Historical Society of London and Canada A full report is give on page 1