Banffshire Coast News
Banff's New Arts and Folklore Centre Opens
Banff's new £200,000 arts and folklore centre was unveiled on 6th May 2012. The recently-completed Kelpie centre was the backdrop to the Beltane Festival marking the changing seasons in the ancient Celtic calendar. The traditional fire festival celebrated the return of the sun with rituals to ensure the fertility of the land as livestock was herded from winter pens out into summer pastures. The two-day Banff event also signalled the opening of the transformation of a former stable block at the town's castle to a modern venue for local cultural activities and performances.