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Banffshire Coast Event Guide

July 2015 Events

American Themed Weekend at Boyndie

American Themed Weekend at Boyndie4th Jul - 5th Jul

Come along to the Boyndie Visitor Centre for an American themed weekend, with an opportunity to try some great new specials in the restaurant.

Not a Low-Cal one among them!

Ladies Golf Open at Royal Tarlair Golf Club

Ladies Golf Open at Royal Tarlair Golf Club5th Jul

For more information, phone 01261 832987 or e-mail info@royaltarlair.co.uk or visit www.royaltarlair.co.uk

Texas Scramble Open - Turriff Golf Club

Texas Scramble Open - Turriff Golf Club5th Jul

For more information, phone 01888 562982 or e-mail secretary@turriffgolf.sol.co.uk or visit www.turriffgolfclub.com

Ladies 5-day Open Tournament - Duff House Royal Golf Club

Ladies 5-day Open Tournament - Duff House Royal Golf Club6th Jul - 10th Jul

For more information, phone 01261 812062 or e-mail info@duffhouseroyal.com or visit www.duffhouseroyal.com

Over 50s Gents Golf Open at Royal Tarlair Golf Club

Over 50s Gents Golf Open at Royal Tarlair Golf Club7th Jul

For more information, phone 01261 832987 or e-mail info@royaltarlair.co.uk or visit www.royaltarlair.co.uk

Gents 3-Day Golf Open at Royal Tarlair Golf Club

Gents 3-Day Golf Open at Royal Tarlair Golf Club10th Jul - 12th Jul

For more information, phone 01261 832987 or e-mail info@royaltarlair.co.uk or visit www.royaltarlair.co.uk

Par 3 Golf Open (Men-Ladies-Juniors) at Cullen Golf Club

Par 3 Golf Open (Men-Ladies-Juniors) at Cullen Golf Club10th Jul

For more information, phone 01542 840685 or e-mail info@cullengolfclub.co.uk  or visit www.cullengolfclub.co.uk

Family History Drop-in Sessions

Family History Drop-in Sessions10th Jul,  17th Jul,  24th Jul,  31st Jul

Tracing your local ancestry?

Come and get advice from a qualified genealogist!

Adult/Junior Open Greensomes - Duff House Royal Golf Club

Adult/Junior Open Greensomes - Duff House Royal Golf Club12th Jul

For more information, phone 01261 812062 or e-mail info@duffhouseroyal.com or visit www.duffhouseroyal.com

Multiple Sclerosis 18 Hole Charity Open - Turriff Golf Club

Multiple Sclerosis 18 Hole Charity Open - Turriff Golf Club12th Jul

For more information, phone 01888 562982 or e-mail secretary@turriffgolf.sol.co.uk or visit www.turriffgolfclub.com

Duff House Stories - Grounds Tour

Duff House Stories - Grounds Tour12th Jul

This is the ideal opportunity to uncover little known tales with Duff House Stories, a series of guided tours by Historic Scotland's volunteer team taking place over the summer months.

Historic Scotland, with support from the Friends of Duff House, have created two tours, one of the house and one of the grounds.

The House Tour looks at the role of Duff House during the war, the history of the Duff family and explores specific artefacts and the story behind them.  The Grounds Tour takes in the grounds and Wrack Woods, looking at the ice house, mausoleum, plant and wildlife.

Places are limited to 12 people per tour, so you should telephone Duff House on 01261 818181 to book.

The cost of the tours is included in the admission fee.

Cannot make it on the 12th? - then come along on the 30th August:-

Grounds Tour at 11.15 a.m.; House Tour at 2 p.m.

Duff House Stories - House Tour

Duff House Stories - House Tour12th Jul

This is the ideal opportunity to uncover little known tales with Duff House Stories, a series of guided tours by Historic Scotland's volunteer team taking place over the summer months.

Historic Scotland, with support from the Friends of Duff House, have created two tours, one of the house and one of the grounds.

The House Tour looks at the role of Duff House during the war, the history of the Duff family and explores specific artefacts and the story behind them.  The Grounds Tour takes in the grounds and Wrack Woods, looking at the ice house, mausoleum, plant and wildlife.

Places are limited to 12 people per tour, so you should telephone Duff House on 01261 818181 to book.

The cost of the tours is included in the admission fee

Cannot make it on the 12th? - then come along on the 30th August:-

Grounds Tour at 11.15 a.m.; House Tour at 2 p.m.

The Sorcerer's Apprentice at Duff House

The Sorcerer's Apprentice at Duff House15th Jul

Illyria returns with the original boy-wizard story, featuring breath-taking magical illusions, non-stop laughter and more water than you have ever seen in a play before! Age 5+

The Apprentice is told to fill a bath with buckets of water but when he uses a magic broom to do the job for him, he realises he doesn’t know how to stop the broom fetching water and everything starts to spiral out of control.

Tickets available at Duff House or online in advance.

Historic Scotland members: 10% discount for members through the venue from the 20th April. Must have proof of membership and discount is only applicable to the named card holder, any additional tickets for non-members will need to be purchased at full price. Please contact 01261 818 181 for details.

Please note prices listed are for tickets purchased at Duff House, online ticket sales will incur booking fees.

Rotary Club Charity 18 Hole Open - Turriff Golf Club

Rotary Club Charity 18 Hole Open - Turriff Golf Club15th Jul

For more information, phone 01888 562982 or e-mail secretary@turriffgolf.sol.co.uk or visit www.turriffgolfclub.com

Junior 18 Hole Open (Boys & Girls) - Duff House Royal Golf Club

Junior 18 Hole Open (Boys & Girls) - Duff House Royal Golf Club16th Jul

For more information, phone 01261 812062 or e-mail info@duffhouseroyal.com or visit www.duffhouseroyal.com

Monthly Club Nights at Folk at the Salmon Bothy

Monthly Club Nights at Folk at the Salmon Bothy17th Jul

Free tea and coffee are served at the break. You are welcome to bring your own refreshments.

Doors open at 7pm and we normally finish between 10.30 and 11.00.

Please park down in the open area in front of the Bothy.  Thank you.

“Stewart Watson” 1-Round Golf Open at Cullen Golf Club

“Stewart Watson” 1-Round Golf Open at Cullen Golf Club18th Jul

For more information, phone 01542 840685 or e-mail info@cullengolfclub.co.uk  or visit www.cullengolfclub.co.uk

Bright Coast - An Exhibition by Bryan Angus

Bright Coast - An Exhibition by Bryan Angus18th Jul - 30th Aug

An exhibition of new work by landscape artist Bryan Angus is to go on display at Duff House.

Specialising in lino printing, Bryan's work revels in the changing weather and bright angled light of the Banffshire Coast.

Bright Coast opens at Duff House on Saturday 18th July 2015 and will run until Sunday 30th August; entry is included within the admission price to Duff House (free to Historic Scotland members).  The exhibition will showcase a collection of newly created artwork, exploring the local coastal landscape.

A graduate from Gray's School of Art, Bryan went on to establish the Creative Retreat in Gardenstown.  With accommodation and studio spaces, it is a place for artists to escape to and where Bryan and other artists teach residential art courses.

The images Bryan creates, often only using two colours, portray the villages and sea edge of the fishing villages and towns near his home - Banff, Gardenstown, Macduff, Penan, Sandend and Cullen.

Home and Prison - at Duff House

Home and Prison - at Duff House18th Jul - 19th Jul

Meet a Scottish soldier of the Highland Division and find out more about the role Duff House played as an army base and a prisoner of war camp during the Second World War. 

Take the chance to get up close to some of the authentic military equipment of the period.

This event is included in the normal admission price. Tickets can be bought on the day or online in advance.

Durn House Ladies Day

Durn House Ladies Day19th Jul

Enjoy the ultimate relaxing day out with friends and family at Durn House in 2015.

Start with a warm welcome, sit back and enjoy some chat and the surroundings at beautiful Durn House with a complimentary tea or coffee.

Then, you'll be floating on air after an expert relaxing treatment from one of our Clementina Spa therapists. Choose one from the following:

Swedish Back Massage
Aroma Back Massage
Reflexology
Mini Manicure
Mini Pedicure
Mini Facial

And finally savour your choice of Posh Afternoon Tea on tiered cake stands, or our new two-course luncheon menu.We also have a fully Licensed Bar open, so why not indulge with a glass of Fizz (£5 extra per person).

The perfect treat!

Steve Turner at Folk at the Salmon Bothy

Steve Turner at Folk at the Salmon Bothy21st Jul

More info to come

Beside The Seaside

Beside The Seaside23rd Jul

If you go down to the beach today…you’re sure of a fun-packed morning for all the family!

Take a dip into a selection of marine-themed activities, from arts and crafts in Portsoy Library to scavenger hunts along the beach.

With opportunities to find out more about life in the sea, who knows what amazing aquatic facts we’ll discover!

All welcome, children must be accompanied.

Booking essential on 01261 813299 or banffandbuchan.ranger@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

For the full progamme of Ranger summer events, click here

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne Concert

Chamber Philharmonia Cologne Concert25th Jul

This very special concert will include a diverse programme ranging from Vivaldi and his tremendously famous "Four Seasons" to Mozart, Bach and Tchaikovsky.

Tickets are available from the VisitScotland Information Centre, Collie Lodge, Banff (01261 812419) and at the door (cash sales only) one hour prior to the concert from 6.30 pm.

Mixed Open Greensomes - Cowie Cup - Duff House Royal Golf Club

Mixed Open Greensomes - Cowie Cup - Duff House Royal Golf Club26th Jul

For more information, phone 01261 812062 or e-mail info@duffhouseroyal.com or visit www.duffhouseroyal.com

Allan Ramsay, Master Draughtsman - Exhibition at Duff House

Allan Ramsay, Master Draughtsman - Exhibition at Duff House27th Mar - 5th Jul

Explore the work of Allan Ramsay - an 18th century Scottish artist, born in Edinburgh.

This exhibition, from the National Galleries of Scotland, is a showcase of outstanding drawings and a masterpiece painting.

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