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6 January 2013

MSP Backs Community Sport and Attends Jags Match

Banffshire & Buchan Coast MSP Stewart Stevenson attended Buckie Thistle’s first game of the New Year yesterday [Saturday].

Buckie Jags player
Jordan Sutherland
receives his £500 prize from

Garry Farquhar BTFC President
and Stewart Stevenson
The Jags were at home to Fraserburgh and Mr Stevenson accepted an invitation from Buckie Thistle directors to attend and also draw the raffle at half-time.

Commenting after the match, Mr Stevenson said:

“I was delighted to see two of my constituency's teams engaged in such a hard-fought and entertaining match.  At the end of the day 3-1 for Fraserburgh was the outcome although I had been looking for a draw so that neither of my teams lost!

“I was pleased to draw the winning ticket for the Jags' £500 raffle and as luck would have it, a Buckie team player won it.  Perhaps a wee bit of compensation for the result.

“Altogether, it was an enjoyable afternoon and a reminder that the Highland League offers a really engrossing spectacle and represents real community sport.”
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