Volunteers in bid to set up heritage society to celebrate history
A COMMUNITY is being asked to vote for favourite images to take pride of place in a newly
their vote to make this refurbished library.
decision as representative Voting is now open for of the community as people in Banff to choose possible.” from seven old pictures Among the pictures to depicting life in the town. choose from are
The top three will then be Longmore and mounted on the walls of Fraser stores in
Banff Library, which has the High Street, recently undergone a Banff Bay and £295,000 refit. the location
Councillor Gillian Owen, where the chairwoman of library was Aberdeenshire Council’s eventually built education and children’s in 1902. services committee, said: The library “It is lovely to see the staff reopened its at Banff Library involving doors last month the community in deciding following the refurbishment which of these beautiful and now boasts new digital images will be displayed. resources and a 3D printer.
“I would urge as many Cllr Mark Findlater, people as possible living in vice-chairman of the the Banff area to cast committee, said: “It is going to be a really hard decision to choose which of these fantastic pictures will be displayed on the library walls.
“They all are windows into the historic past of old Banff which will bring back loving memories for some and inspire others to find out more about their story.
“This wonderful newly-refurbished library is well worth a visit for local folk and visitors from further afield, so please pop in.”
It occupies the two ground floor rooms of a C-listed building that houses both a public museum and the library.
The works were funded from the Scottish Government’s Regeneration Capital Grant Fund and covered the refurbishment of the library and museum as well as work on the former Meal House on Banff’s Bridge Street to turn it into a creative studio.
Voters have until October 31 to cast their votes.
To vote visit: www. surveymonkey.co.uk/r/ HFKW6CM
Macduff pupils, from left, Lilly Watt, Louise McNeil, Lewis Murray and Leonie Reid work on the history app at Duff House.
PROPOSALS to launch a heritage society in a North-east town have been unveiled. A public meeting was held in Macduff to generate interest in the scheme which volunteers hope will promote the unique history of the port.
Organiser John West said: “Other towns and villages have societies to promote their heritage, so we are looking to see what interest there might be in such a project.”
The scheme has been backed by local councillor Mark Findlater.
The meeting’s co-organiser Stanley West added: “Local businesses and voluntary organisations have played a part in gathering historical artefacts and documents.”
The project is the latest attempt to capitalise on ongoing regeneration in the town.
Local schoolchildren have helped gather information to be included in an interactive heritage trail. They attended Duff House last week to begin inputting information to a mobile app.
They are all windows into the historic past of Banff
olDen DaYs: From Banff town centre to the beach, there are a variety of photos. antiQUe VieW: Banff pictured in the days long before cars.