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First published 2005 (SND, online supplement).
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Nickname for Peterhead, Aberdeenshire or its football team.Abd. 1988 Jack Webster Another Grain of Truth (1989) 17:
... and the other for Peterhead, better known as the Blue Toon.
Abd. 1988 Jack Webster Another Grain of Truth (1989) 66:
Schultze ... and was as well established a citizen of Peterhead as any foreigner can be. (Even folk from other parts of Buchan have faced difficulty in being accepted in the Blue Toun!)
ne.Sc. 1997 Herald 8 Feb :
While the area surrounding Peterhead — known locally as the "Blue Toon" — makes this an ideal destination for anyone interested in a long weekend away, the Waterside Inn takes a special interest in catering to families with young children.
Sc. 2001 Herald 11 Jul 16:
The club logo contains the words "Blue Toon", ...
Sc. 2004 Press and Journal 11 Sep 116:
A win for the Blue Toon — coupled with victory for Elgin at Central Park — would see Dave Robertson's Moray men draw level with title favourites Gretna.

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