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Banff and Macduff
Population Banff -

3,991 (2001 census)
est. 3,820 (2006) Macduff -
3,767 (2001 census)

est. 3,800 (2006)
OS grid reference NJ694637
Council area
Lieutenancy area
  • Banffshire
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town BANFF / MACDUFF
Postcode district AB45 1xx (Banff)
AB44 1xx (Macduff)
Dialling code 01261
Police Grampian
Fire Grampian
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament
  • Banff and Buchan
Scottish Parliament
  • Banff and Buchan
List of places
UK
Scotland
Coordinates: 57°39′47″N 2°30′49″W / 57.663°N 2.513487°W / 57.663; -2.513487

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

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

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

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