LONG-STANDING EMPLOYEES RETIRE

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Peterhead Port Authority held a recent staff event to mark the retirement of two long-standing employees.

David Buchan has retired as Senior Port Engineer having worked for over 42 years with the port while Gillian Gunn has retired as Office Manager after 25 years.

PPA Chief Executive Simon Brebner said: “It’s the end of an era for both of these dedicated and committed employees. However, a new chapter of their lives has opened up and I wish them a long and very happy retirement pursuing whatever passions they have set their hearts on.”

Stephen Paterson, Chief Financial Officer, added: "Both leave a lasting legacy and we would like to recognise their significant contribution to the success of the organisation over recent decades.

"We wish them every happiness in their retirement and have no doubt that whatever new pursuits they devote their time and energy to, each will make the same success of these as they have in their careers at Peterhead Port Authority."

Mr Buchan said it had been a “privilege” to have been given the job, which he left his previous post as a teacher of physics, maths and chemistry in Fraserburgh for.

“It was a once in a lifetime opportunity, and if I was offered the chance to do it all again, I would.”

Mrs Gunn said: “25-and-a-half years is a long time. I enjoyed working at both the Bay and Port authorities, but the time has come to move home to Inverness to be closer to our family.”

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