Banff and Macduff

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Template:GBdot Banff and Macduff are twin burghs now in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, although formerly Banff was the county town of Banffshire, and this is sometimes still to be found in postal addresses. They lie on the north coast of the expanded county, around 20 miles west of Fraserburgh

Banff lies on the west bank, and Macduff on the east bank of the mouth of the River Deveron. The towns have an aquarium, beaches, and are home to the Colleonard Sculpture Park. Also in the burghs is Duff House, designed by William Adam in 1730, and now part of the National Gallery of Scotland.

The name 'Banff' is derived from the Scottish Gaelic Banbh or Banbha, which was one of the old poetic names for Ireland. Currently, the languages spoken in the town and in its vicinity tend to be the Doric dialect of Scots, or English

Banff achieved a brief fame or notoriety at one point in the 1970s, when during a performance there, the Glaswegian comedian Billy Connolly was booed off the stage for being too vulgar.

Macduff is also the name of a character in Shakespeare's play Macbeth

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