Friends of Duff House

What’s On at Duff House February ’17

Still events taking place, but please note:

Until and including 26th February: Ground floor (Shop, café & toilets) open Thu to Sun 11-4.  Due
to maintenance, access to other floors is by guided tour only, starting at 11.15; 12.15; 2.15 & 3.15;
please book on 01261 818181 or in the shop.  Please arrive 15 minutes before the tour.
27th February through March: Ground floor (Shop, café & toilets) open Thu to Sun 11-4.  Due to
maintenance, all other floors will be closed (NB: the Long Gallery is open for FoDH Talks as below!).

FoDH Spring Thurs Talks are held in the Long Gallery; all welcome, no booking needed.  Talks start at 2.00pm for an
hour or so; last Spring Talk is Thu 23rd Mar ‘17.  Perfect for lunch before or an after talk tea & cakes!  FoDH members
(£10 for the calendar year – join on arrival) and HS members have free entry; otherwise a nominal charge may apply.


Exhibition until 26/Feb:  Treasures of Historic Banffshire 

Celebrates the local Celtic and Pictish archaeology of national significance.  The Deskford
Carnyx and a replica, pieces from the Gaulcross Hoard, a magnificent complete replica of the
Gundestrup Cauldron, and more. An outstanding exhibition of local interest.


Thu 9th Feb 2pm “Scotland’s Still Light”

Andy Hall gives us a partnership of photography and poetic language with the feeling of
being solitary within a landscape. Poetry of highly esteemed Scottish writers are vividly
brought to life by the photography.


Thu 16th Feb 2pm “Acanthus & Anthemiom”

Both these plants have been adapted and stylised to form important classical elements in
architecture and design, including at Duff House. Charles Burnett brings these to life for us.


Thu 23rd Feb 2pm “Henrietta Tayler”

A most remarkable woman with a most interesting and varied life – and a lively member of
the Duff family. With her brother, she published several books on the Duff family and the
Jacobite risings. Maggie Craig, an accomplished local author, gives an illustrated biography.


Thu 2nd Mar 2pm “The Deskford Carnyx”

Dr Fraser Hunter, one of the country’s leading specialists in Iron Age, Roman and Early
History, will shed light on this intriguing aspect of our local history. Don’t forget to see the
original in the Treasures of Historic Banffshire exhibition (up to 26 Feb).

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