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Weekend of FREE events announced to celebrate the Treasures of Historic Banffshire Exhibition

A special FREE weekend programme of events has been organised at Duff House over the weekend of Saturday 26 and Sunday 27 November, to celebrate the Treasures of Historic Banffshire exhibition. During the weekend entry to Duff House will be free too. 

Saturday 26 November, 11am – 4pm

Object handling sessions with Aberdeenshire Museums Services 

A Celtic Creation Station for families

Talks by David MacPhail, author of ‘Thorfinn the Nicest Viking’ children’s book series 

Sunday 27 November, 11am – 4pm

Intriguing Iron Age tales with costumed storytellers (1 – 4pm)

Celtic Creation Station for families 

On Saturday 26 November, the community celebrations will continue with the ‘Walk of the Carnyx’ from the Plainstones on Low Street, to Banff Castle at 5pm.  Led by Banff Castle Pipe Band, local children carrying lanterns and puppets they have made as part of an outreach education project with Puppet Animation Scotland and Youth Music Initiative focusing on the Carnyx, will head to the castle grounds for a spectacular sound and light show. 

As a stunning finale to the day, a large-scale projection onto Banff Castle, ‘Burning of the Light’, has been commissioned by Coast Festival and created by artist John McGeoch. A second showing will take place at 7.30pm. Hot drinks will be available thanks to Coast Festival at Banff Castle from 5-9pm.

The Treasure of Historic Banffshire exhibition itself will run until the end of February 2017.

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