The William (Bill) Nicol mentioned in the article was born 1915 died 1994 married to Georgina Lawson, his parents were William Buchan Nicol "Fittie's Bill" and Jane Bruce "Hockey". If I recall they lived in Skelton Street.
So could be the friend of your father.
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From: Sylvia Cowe Nascimben
Sent: Saturday, 31 January 2004 2:52
Subject: [Peterhead] Life In Buchanhaven
I wonder if William Nicol, the transcriber of the article, could be
related to the William Nicol who had been a great friend of my father
when they were young boys. My father, William Cowe, was born in 1904
and lived at 25 Merchant St. in Peterhead and died in 1964 in Niagara
Falls NY USA. He was the son of Andrew Cowe who was lost at sea in
1936 on the Olive Branch along with a brother, Andrew Cowe.
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