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Banffshire Coast Event Guide

October 2014 Events

The Salmon Bothy - 1st World War Exhibition

The Salmon Bothy - 1st World War Exhibition4th Aug - 11th Nov

A special exhibition presenting information about Portsoy during the First World War: it includes information about the outbreak of the war, Portsoy's soldiers, sailors and airmen, the Homefront and the end of the war.

There is also a programme of talks and films: details can be found on www.salmonbothy.org.uk.

Folk Sunday at Beggars Belief

Folk Sunday at Beggars Belief5th Oct

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.

Knitting Workshop

Knitting Workshop6th Oct,  13th Oct,  20th Oct,  27th Oct

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.

Friends of Duff House Winter Talks - An Historic Walk Through Banff

Friends of Duff House Winter Talks - An Historic Walk Through Banff9th Oct

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: ‘An Historic Walk through Banff’ by Charles J. Burnett, K St J, M Litt, FSA (Scot) - Victorian photographs recording the appearance of the Royal Burgh of Banff during the second half of the nineteenth century – take a step back in time.

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

Shark Season

Shark Season11th Oct - 26th Oct

During the October holidays, come and get your teeth into some sharky fun at the aquarium.

There will be talks, games and treasure trails. 'Shark Science' workshops will run daily exploring how these amazing creatures survive, and visitors can admire our newly hatched sharks in their nursery before they are released into the wild.

See you there!

Christmas Shopping Evening at Duff House

Christmas Shopping Evening at Duff House15th Oct

Join us for the launch of our brand new Christmas range! Be inspired with our wonderful new merchandise and find lots of gift ideas. There will be a chance to sample some tasty treats including Benromach whisky, raspberry vodka, whisky tea and Dean’s shortbread. On the night there will be a raffle to win a hamper full of goodies!

Friends of Duff House Winter Talks - Identification of Property

Friends of Duff House Winter Talks - Identification of Property16th Oct

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: ‘Identification of Property’ by Charles J. Burnett, K St J, M Litt, FSA (Scot) - From a very early period, coats of arms were used to identify property because each coat of arms is unique. This talk covers architecture, painting, silver and gold, ceramics and furniture. 

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

Pink Friday - Fund-raising event

Pink Friday - Fund-raising event17th Oct

Do come along to this special Pink Friday event raising vital funds for Breast Cancer Care.

The staff of John Stewart Butchers has organised the popular occasion for the best part of a decade, with last year's event rarising £500.

This Friday, the staff will be hard to miss when they don pink T-shirts, aprons and bow ties.

Stalls raising funds will include a sales table offering home-bakes, tablet and Christmas cards and decorations.  There will also be quizzes, a "guess the amount of sweets in the jar" challenge and a lucky squares raffle.

All are welcome to the event.

Folk at the Salmon Bothy - Open Mic Nights

Folk at the Salmon Bothy - Open Mic Nights17th Oct

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!

Turra Market

Turra Market18th Oct

Market Day in the Heart of Aberdeenshire

From its historic origins, Turriff is once again The Market Town at the heart of rural Aberdeenshire. 

Farmers Market, Arts, Crafts and Entertainment make Turra Market the destination of choice every 3rd Saturday of the month.

A great family day out.

Charity Shop

Charity Shop 20th Oct - 24th Oct

A pop up charity shop running from Monday 20th October till Friday 24th October 10am-4pm.

Come along and grab a bargain; good quality clothes, shoes, toys, bric a brac, books and stock changed daily.

Money raised will go to continued Trinity Restoration Fund.

Friends of Duff House Winter Talks - Smuggling in Banff

Friends of Duff House Winter Talks - Smuggling in Banff23rd Oct

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:  ‘Smuggling in Banff’ by Julian Watson, FSA (Scot), Chairman, Banff Preservation and Heritage Society.  Way up in this far corner of Scotland one finds a fascinating Georgian Town on the coast. The Victorians have left us a very respectable history, but all is not as it appears. Where did all this money come from in the 1700s to build so many fine buildings, including Duff House?  A wee Burgh with its own silversmiths and their own silver mark of Banff -  the Golden Era of the Burgh of Banff.

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

Banff Cinema

Banff Cinema24th Oct

Banff Cinema will show The Box Trolls (PG) commencing at 17.30pm and The Hundred Foot Journey (PG) commencing at 19.30pm.

Tickets available from Strachan Pharmacy, Banff or Turriff

Friday Filmnight at Banff Castle

Friday Filmnight at Banff Castle24th Oct

Banff Castle presents The Book Thief - cert 12.

While subjected to the horrors of World War II Germany, young Liesel finds solace by stealing books and sharing them with others. In the basement of her home, a Jewish refugee is being sheltered by her adoptive parents.

For more information - go to The Book Thief

The Northumbrian Ranters with Gareth Davis-Jones

The Northumbrian Ranters with Gareth Davis-Jones25th Oct - 25th Jan

The Northumbrian Ranters are a wonderfully talented youth ensemble who play traditional music from the north of England, Scotland and Ireland. Guaranteed to get your toes tapping. Gareth is a brilliant singer/songwriter, making a welcome return to the Banff area.

This should be a great night in the Harvest Trinity building; all proceeds go to the continued Restoration Fund.

Saturday Matinee at Banff Castle

Saturday Matinee at Banff Castle25th Oct

Banff Castle presents The Wind Rises - cert PG - A look at the life of Jiro Horikoshi, the man who designed Japanese fighter planes during World War II.

For more information, go to The Wind Rises

Friends of Duff House Winter Talks - Ageing Well

Friends of Duff House Winter Talks - Ageing Well30th Oct

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: ‘Ageing  well’ by George Rutten, Public Health Co-ordinator (Banff & Buchan):  A discussion around growing old in North Aberdeenshire and the contribution of people in later life to their local communities.

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

An Exhibition of John Lowrie Morrison at Duff House

An Exhibition of John Lowrie Morrison at Duff House31st Aug - 26th Oct

Jolomo, one of Scotland’s most popular artists, presents a major exhibition of new paintings which compare and contrast the light of the North-east with the light of the West Coast. John, who is based in Argyll, has painted the West Coast for more than 40 years, but painted the North-east for the first time in 2007. 

He has created an exhibition which celebrates the light and colours of both Scotland’s coasts, from the beaches and crofts of Islay and Harris to the lighthouses of Rattray Head and Buchan Ness and the villages of Crovie and Pennan.

Curtis & Clementine Presents a "Vintage Fair"

Curtis & Clementine Presents a "Vintage Fair"31st Oct

This is a great chance to buy some unique and eye catching Christmas gifts!

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