The Buchan Heritage Society

We are hopefully going to resume monthly meetings this year 2022, Covid restrictions permitting, starting with a meeting / concert on Wednesday 20th April, the AGM on Wednesday the 1st of June and regular meetings from August.  Meetings will be held in Longside Parish Church Hall.  Details of the meetings will be on the Events page on this site once artists and venues have been confirmed.

The 2022 Strichen Festival will take place on the 20th and 21st of May at the Ritchie Hall in Strichen.  For more details see the Strichen Festival page on this site.


2021 Writing competition results are now on the Festival page or click here for the results.


This years (2022) Buchan Heritage Society magazine Heirskip will be published and should be available for sale in April.


Sandy May (Past Chairman) Obituary.




“To be kept in it’s natural idiom for all time”
Gavin Greig M.A.

The Society was founded in March 1984 by our Founder President Mr James M Duncan, in order to keep alive in a fast changing world all the old and true traditions of Buchan in Music, Song, Verse, Drama and Olde Tyme Dance.


Heritage Friends

Since 1984 the Strichen Festival has continued to grow with old friends returning each year to compete and entertain, maintaining a high standard and each year adding new friends to compliment our friendly and enthusiastic organisation.


September sees our Young Entertainers Competition giving an opportunity for the younger generation to use their talents in order to keep our North East traditions in music, song and verse alive.

Magazine & CD

The magazine reflects the year of events within the society, the festival results and a platform for budding local writers as well as a medium for north east exiles and Buchan folk alike with an interesting story to tell. The magazine is published in April.