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Black and white image showing old fashioned glass testing equipment, bunsen burners etc
A poster for the cinemas in Banff and Macduff
Colour photo showing bridge over the Craigs of Alvah gorge

In August 1829 the worst floods known around Banff occured; could have been much worse if it wasn’t for the Craigs of Alvah and the Duff House estate wall.

Partly coloured map showing the detailed layout of the original Duff House gardens, overlaid with a transparent current day road layout

The Vinery – the large glasshouse – that is seen by everyone coming into Banff, used to be part of the Duff House estate. A Diary, by an estate gardener John Donaldson, amongst lots of other interesting references, provides the information that the Vinery was built in 1873.

Greyscale drawing of Macduff harbour showing three large sailing cargo vessels, with the church on the hill
Lightly coloured picture of Duff House from SSE
Black and white photo of the Mausoleum with trees and path in the foreground

Duff House is believed to be the most northerly example of what was a really exciting “invention” of the 18th century.