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Banffshire Coast Event Guide

December 2014 Events

Friends of Duff House Winter Talks - Banffshire Coast Tourism

Friends of Duff House Winter Talks - Banffshire Coast Tourism4th Dec

The Friends of Duff House present a series of talks at 2pm on Thursday afternoons from October to March, with a break for Christmas and New Year.  Held in the Long Gallery, access by lift is available on request at the shop on the ground floor.  The talk normally extends for 45-50 minutes followed by an opportunity for questions from the audience.

An admission charge of £4.40 will be payable at the Duff House shop. Members of Friends of Duff House are eligible for free admission to the talk. Members of Historic Scotland are eligible for free admission to the talk and the House. Free access to the shop and tea room is available to all visitors.

The Friends of Duff House is a registered charity whose aim is to support and promote the interests of this historic Adam property. 

Today’s talk is: ‘Banffshire Coast Tourism’ by Zillah Jamieson, Director, Banffshire Coast Tourism Partnership.  The Banffshire Coast is on the map: a perspective on how the promotion of tourism in the Banffshire Coast area has changed dramatically over recent years, with increased promotion, greater profile and area collaboration.

Further information can be found at www.friendsofduffhouse.org.uk.  A copy of the full programme can be downloaded here.

Santa's Grotto returns to Duff House

Santa's Grotto returns to Duff House6th Dec - 7th Dec

Santa returns to the magnificent setting of Duff House for another year of festive fun. Your ticket to see Santa will include a gift from the North Pole for those not on the naughty list!    

Santa's Grotto at Banff Castle

Santa's Grotto at Banff Castle6th Dec

Santa's Grotto is coming to Banff Castle!

To book a slot with Santa and for more details, contact Laura on 07885 890615.

Knitting Workshop

Knitting Workshop1st Dec,  8th Dec,  15th Dec,  22nd Dec,  29th Dec

Come and join the Bothy Knitters - suitable for any level from beginners to advanced - from 10.00 to 12.00.

Learn new techniques and take a sneaky peak at some of the projects coming up for the group.

Join this informal get together, share thoughts, ideas and a blether.

An Exhibition by Ruth Nicol - Three Rivers Meet

An Exhibition by Ruth Nicol - Three Rivers Meet7th Nov - 2nd Jan

Ruth Nicol, inspired by Alexander Moffat’s "Poets’ Pub", investigates the landscapes of the seven great Scottish poets; Hugh MacDiarmid, Edwin Morgan, Norman MacCaig, Sorley Maclean, George MacKay Brown, Robert Garioch and Iain Crichton Smith. 

Moffat's portraits of Morgan and Garioch will be exhibited alongside the vast and varied landscapes captured by Nicol. It is a unique opportunity to see both artists’ work together.

For further information, contact Duff House on 01261 818 181.

Folk Sunday at Beggars Belief

Folk Sunday at Beggars Belief7th Dec

Come and join us for folk music, story telling, poetry and a delicious cup of coffee.

Join in or just relax and enjoy the vibes.

Santa's Grotto at Banff Castle

Santa's Grotto at Banff Castle7th Dec

Santa's Grotto is coming to Banff Castle!

To book a slot with Santa and for more details, contact Laura on 07885 890615.

Santa's Grotto returns to Duff House

Santa's Grotto returns to Duff House13th Dec - 14th Dec

Santa returns to the magnificent setting of Duff House for another year of festive fun. Your ticket to see Santa will include a gift from the North Pole for those not on the naughty list!    

Santa is coming to the Macduff Marine Aquarium

Santa is coming to the Macduff Marine Aquarium13th Dec

Santa Claus is leaving no stone unturned, no chimney unclimbed - and now no rockpool unexplored.  Santa is coming to the Macduff Marine Aquarium at 2pm on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th to give the fish in the main tank their presents. 

There will be lots of festive fun to enjoy, including the Twelve Days of Fishmas Trail and a Christmas cracker joke competition.

The weekend's festive feast marks the end of a successful year at the Aquarium.  The annual Shark Season fortnight in October drew record numbers, and the recent release of 2 adult conger eels into the Moray Firth was heralded as a conservation victory.

Santa is coming to the Macduff Marine Aquarium

Santa is coming to the Macduff Marine Aquarium14th Dec

Santa Claus is leaving no stone unturned, no chimney unclimbed - and now no rockpool unexplored.  Santa is coming to the Macduff Marine Aquarium at 2pm on Saturday 13th and Sunday 14th to give the fish in the main tank their presents. 

There will be lots of festive fun to enjoy, including the Twelve Days of Fishmas Trail and a Christmas cracker joke competition.

The weekend's festive feast marks the end of a successful year at the Aquarium.  The annual Shark Season fortnight in October drew record numbers, and the recent release of 2 adult conger eels into the Moray Firth was heralded as a conservation victory.

Folk at the Salmon Bothy - Open Mic Night

Folk at the Salmon Bothy - Open Mic Night19th Dec

Come along - bring a friend, bring an instrument, bring your voice, bring a bottle!

We open the doors at 7:00pm and look to start by 7:30pm. Don't forget the raffle!

Banff Cinema - Get Santa

Banff Cinema - Get Santa19th Dec

Banff Cinema presents Get Santa - a father and son team up to save Christmas once they discover Santa Claus sleeping in their garage after crashing his sleigh and finding himself on the run from the police.

Tickets available from Strachan Pharmacy - Banff and Turriff.

Banff Cinema - Mr Turner

Banff Cinema - Mr Turner19th Dec

Banff Cinema presents 'Mr Turner' (12A).  An exploration of the last quarter century of the great, if eccentric, British painter J.M.W. Turner's life.

Tickets available from Strachan Pharmacy - Banff and Turriff.

Totally Locally Turriff, Christmas Shop Final Local Draw

Totally Locally Turriff, Christmas Shop Final Local Draw20th Dec

Final Draw of the Shop Local Scheme, come along and join in with carol singing, meet Santa, and maybe even win one of our 2 prizes for £200.00.

Christmas Carol Concert - Inverkeithny Church

Christmas Carol Concert - Inverkeithny Church21st Dec

Inverkeithny Church near Banff will be hosting a special Christmas carol concert on Sunday 21st December 21st.

The concert will feature music by Peterhead Choral Society, who will perform a programme of both wellknown and more unusual carols with lots of opportunity for the audience to participate in old favourites.  The singing will be led by the choral society, and there will be organ music and readings in both English and Doric.  The concert will be followed by tea, mulled wine and a Christmas Fayre.

Inverkeithny Church is run as a charitable trust by a group of people who maintain the building in its beautiful setting in the Deveron valley.  For more details about the trust's activities, contact Gordon Hay on 01779 821206.

Reindeer Parade at the Famous Spotty Bag Shop

Reindeer Parade at the Famous Spotty Bag Shop21st Dec

Come along and meet Santa and his Reindeer!

Santa's Grotto opens at 12 noon; bring the kids and have a great day out.

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