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Macduff, Aberdeenshire

Macduff (Gaelic An Dùn) is a town in the Banff and Buchan area of Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Macduff is situated on Banff Bay and faces the town of Banff across the estuary of the River Deveron. Macduff is a former burgh and is now the only place in the United Kingdom where deep-water wooden fishing boats are still built.
Post townMACDUFF
Administrative CountyAberdeenshire
Traditional CountyBanffshire
OS GridNJ7064
OS Settlement ClassificationTown
Police AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Fire and Rescue AuthorityGrampian
Ambulance AuthorityScottish
Dialling code01261
Populationest. 3,800 (2006)

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

Macduff, seaport town, police burgh, and quoad sacra par. with ry. sta., Gamrie par., Banff shire, on E. side of mouth of river Deveron, opposite Banff - par., pop. 4104; police burgh, pop. 3641; town, pop. 3050; P.O., T.O., 2 Banks. Macduff, which dates from 1732, is for parliamentary purposes included in the burgh of Banff, but is municipally distinct. It has considerable trade, possessing one of the best harbours on the Moray Firth, greatly enlarged and improved in 1877. The herring fishery is carried on. The beach affords excellent sea-bathing, and in the summer months there is a considerable number of visitors. A new town hall was opened in 1885.

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