Entries by Banff Preservation and Heritage Society


Banff’s Mrs Nanny Cromby

James Abercromby (1706 – 23 April 1781) started his military career at the age of 11 by entering the 25th Foot as an ensign.  It is a truth universally acknowledged, that significant promotion in the military, must await a war.  In 1734, not yet a captain, he sought and won promotion as Banff member of […]

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What connects Banff Bridge and a possible French Invasion?(Banff and the Turnpike Roads part 3)

From 1702 until 1815, the French and British were involved in six wars. In the wars, merchant ships suffered heavy losses off of the North East coast. The merchant ships were attacked by privateers of mainly French origin, although privateers of American and Dutch origin were active too. Privateers were privately owned ships, commissioned by […]


King Edward castle

This is one of my favourite places. It is beautiful of course and it has seen so many wondrous, historically important and sometimes terrible things. There are stone circles and Bronze Age cairns dotted around the countryside. There have been people here for a very long time indeed. The Celtic Mormaers, it is thought, ruled […]