Person NameBroughty Ferry Young Men's Christian Association; 1866-
ActivityThe Young Men's Christian Association (Y.M.C.A.) movement originated in London in 1844, where it was set up by George Williams (1821 - 1905) and 12 other young men for 'the improvement of the spiritual condition of young men in the drapery and other trades'. Subsequently, the movement spread rapidly throughout the U.K., promoting education, public affairs and citizenship activities and sport for young working class men. The Scottish National Council of YMCA's was founded in 1875. The YMCA is now an international network of non-sectarian organisations providing athletic, recreational, cultural and educational services to their members. The Y.M.C.A. in Broughty Ferry was founded in premises in Gray Street in 1866 and later moving to Brook Street. In 1893 the President, Alexander Jefferson Buist, gifted a gymnasium to the Association. In 1963 the 'Stephen Gillanders Memorial Extension' was opened in memory of the Association's President 1952-1962.
Corporate NameBroughty Ferry Young Men's Christian Association
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