Banff and Macduff

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Banff and Macduff
PopulationBanff -

3,991[1] (2001 census)
est. 3,820[2] (2006) Macduff -
3,767[3] (2001 census)

est. 3,800[2] (2006)
OS grid referenceNJ694637
Council area
Lieutenancy area
Sovereign stateUnited Kingdom
Postcode districtAB45 1xx (Banff)
AB44 1xx (Macduff)
Dialling code01261
UK Parliament
Scottish Parliament
List of places

Banff (Gaelic Banbh) and Macduff (Gaelic MacDhuibh) are neighbouring towns on Banff Bay, both of which are former burghs in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Until 1975 Banff was the county town of Banffshire.

Sport[change | change source]

Banff and surrounding areas have a local football team, Deveronvale F.C. and a rugby team, Banff RFC. Duff House Royal Golf course is bordered by the River Deveron and Duff House.Some interesting holes which can be difficult depending on the wind. Macduff also has a golf course known as Royal Tarlair. Built on land which ends on precipitous cliffs, lost balls really are lost.

Etymology[change | change source]

The name "Banff" is uncertain but may be derived from the Scottish Gaelic Banbh or Banbha, a sow, buinne, a stream, or a contraction of Bean-naomh, the holy woman (as is reflected in the town's coat-of-arms). Currently, the languages spoken in the town and in its vicinity tend to be the Doric dialect of Scots, and English.

Notable residents[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Comparative Population Profile: Banff Locality". Scotland's Census Results Online. 2001-04-29. Retrieved 2008-08-31.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2008-11-24.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. "Comparative Population Profile: Macduff Locality". Scotland's Census Results Online. 2001-04-29. Archived from the original on 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2008-08-31.

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