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Banffshire Coast Event Guide

January 2017 Events

The Bard in the Nor' East

The Bard in the Nor' East10th Jan - 6th Feb

The Bard in the Nor' East exhibition is taking place as part of the Year of history, heritage and archaeology. 

In 1787 Robert Burns toured the North East of Scotland to collect poems and songs and to meet local writers and this exhibition focuses on this.

The exhibition is open during library usual opening hours:

Tuesday: ➔ 3pm to 8pm

Wednesday: ➔ 3pm to 5pm

Thursday: ➔ 10am to 12pm & 6pm to 8pm

Friday: ➔ 3pm to 5pm

Saturday: ➔ 10am to 4pm


Scottish Traditional Music and Grieg

Scottish Traditional Music and Grieg14th Jan

Local pianist, Alan Nairn will entertain Duff House visitors on the 1894 Bechstein Grand Piano in the Grand Salon, playing a selection of pieces, some of Edvard Grieg (of Scottish parentage) as part of the Song, Music and Poetry theme for January.

Banffshire Open Water Swimming

Banffshire Open Water Swimming

A new group called Banffshire Open Swimming has been set up to bring together people interested in open water swimming on the Banffshire coast.

Having been approached by a number of people who are interested in open water swimming, this group has been set up to connect people who already swim outdoors, or those who are considering starting. Whether you are a fair weather swimmer, swim all year round, in a wetsuit or skins, all are welcome.

For the more advance, why not consider taking part in in a four day outdoor swimming camp? There are two four day camps organised for 2017 at Loch Lomond (June) and on the Banffshire Coast (September).  The Banffshire Coast is quoted as one of the top Ten Coastlines in the World by National Geographic and the Banffshire Coast Camp will be based around the 16th Century Castle of Park.

The swim camps offer three full days of training, including an optional night swim coached by Chris Sifleet twice English Channel swimmer and André Wiersig completer of three of the ocean seven swims. 

For more informaton please visit www.swim4miles.co.uk or email info@swim4miles.co.uk or call      07917 432900.

The Banffshire Open Water Swimming group meets on Sundays at 10am at Banff Links Beach (AB45 2JJ). You'll know who the group are as they'll be the people in the sea!

Treasures of Historic Banffshire

Treasures of Historic Banffshire28th Oct - 28th Feb

An exhibition of national importance is now open at Duff House in Banff.  The 'Treasures of Historic Banffshire' exhibition celebrates Celtic metalwork and the archaeological heritage of the Banffshire region.  

Artefacts on display include the famous Deskford Carnyx, an ancient musical instrument and the Gaulcross Hoard, a collection of Pictish jewellery, discovered locally.

Full details at http://duffhouse.org.uk/whats-on/exhibitions/treasures/

The Portsoy Hogmanay Fireworks Display

The Portsoy Hogmanay Fireworks Display31st Dec - 1st Jan

The Portsoy Hogmanay Fireworks Display takes place on December 31st at the stroke of midnight as 2016 turns into 2017.

The event is free to attend and the fireworks will be fired from the Links (nr. Portsoy Links Caravan Park & Sail Loft Bunkhouse).

There will be light music and in the Institute Hall which will be open from 11.30pm - 1am.

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