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Banffshire Coast News

Date stone uncovers the key to 17th century village life

An important relic from the 17th cenutry has been discovered in a garden in Banff.  A 1695 date stone found at Banff carries the initials of a former provost of the burgh and his wife.  Although the stone is broken and incomplete, it is likely to become a feature of a new folklore centre in the town.  Four pieces of the stone were found in a low wall in the grounds of Banff Castle after the structure was disturbed by workmen.  Investigations point to it being a stone once set into the wall of a long-demolished property at High Shore.  Four pieces of the stone have been found, and it is hoped that the rest can be traced.  The artefact is due to find a home at the new folklore centre at Banff Castle.

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