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Banff, Aberdeenshire

Not to be confused with Bamff. Banff is a town in the Banff and Buchan area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Banff is situated on Banff Bay and faces the town of Macduff across the estuary of the River Deveron. Banff is a former burgh, and until 1975 was the county town of Banffshire.
Post townBANFF
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyBanffshire
OS GridNJ6864
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01261
Populationest. 3,820 (2006)

Other names by which Banff, Aberdeenshire has been known in the past

Bamf ~ Bamff

Banff, Aberdeenshire in John Bartholomew's "Gazetteer of the British Isles" (1887)

Banff, par., parl. and royal bor., market town, seaport, and capital of Banffshire, at month of Deveron river, on Moray Firth, 65 miles NW. of Aberdeen by rail and 586 miles from London -- par., 6073 ac., pop. 5218; parl. bor., pop. 7844; royal bor., pop. 4203; 5 Banks, 1 newspaper. Market-day, Friday. A bridge of 7 arches connects it with the town of Macduff. Banff is the head of the fishery dist. between Buckie and Fraserburgh, and cured herrings and other fish are largely exported. (For shipping statistics, see Appendix.) There are 2 woollen mills, a chemical manure, and a rope and sail factory; a brewery, a distillery, a tannery, &c. It was the birthplace of Archbishop Sharp (1618-1679). The burgh unites with Cullen, Elgin, Inverurie, Kintore, and Peterhead in returning 1 member to Parliament.

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