Entries by Ian Williams

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The “Baron Skene”

At 83 foot long and 21 feet in beam, the schooner “Baron Skene” was launched by John and William Geddie in Banff and sailed on her maiden voyage on 3rd May 1874. She got just about a mile!

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14 children !

At Duff House there were very grand plans for what would have been a truly wonderful library space, to take the 15,000 books amassed by the Duffs. Today the Library in Duff House is the Dunimarle Collection of about 4,500 books; a wonderful Library in it’s own right.

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Duff House Library

At Duff House there were very grand plans for what would have been a truly wonderful library space, to take the 15,000 books amassed by the Duffs. Today the Library in Duff House is the Dunimarle Collection of about 4,500 books; a wonderful Library in it’s own right.