Friends of Duff House

What’s On at Duff House Sept ’17

Fri 1st onwards: Picasso “Les Soles”

This painting from the iconic 20th century master is fitting for Duff House as it so vividly draws inspiration from life by the sea. It is said to have been painted just before Picasso fled from Nazi occupation in France. Come and admire a lesser known work of such a well-known artist.   On display until 29th Oct. Included in House admission.


Sun 3rd: Trip in a Classic Car

From 11am to 5pm a number of Classic Cars will be based on the area at the front of Duff House – and others at the Salmon Bothy in Portsoy. Not only can you get close to a range of wonderful old cars, but you can have the opportunity to have a ride in one or two of them between these two locations. This event is organised by the Rotary Club of Banff.


Sun 17th: Duff House Mausoleum – Doors Open Day

This magnificent 1792 building is an extremely peaceful location and has some outstanding features – exceptional Coade stone, rare plants, a superb Banff foundry gate, and more. It is rarely open to the public but FoDH are opening it 10am to 4pm as part of the North Aberdeenshire Doors Open Day. Please walk from Duff House as parking is very limited.


Until 17th Sept:   Allan Lawson “Field Furniture”

Aberdeenshire painter Allan Lawson has had a long career with works in many private and public collections. This new series of paintings is a thought provoking slant on landscape. Exhibition continues until 17 Sept. Included in House admission.


Sun 24th: Croquet 2pm to ~4pm

A social, but as competitive as you would like! game of croquet, in a beautiful setting, with refreshments available. We play a form of lawn croquet suitable for all levels of experience, from the complete beginner to the experienced player. Come and join us, open free to all.


October Tue 10th repeated Wed 11th  Dragons, Swords, Portraits and Lace”

Following last year’s well received symposium, this year has six more leading experts coming to tell us about six new aspects of artefacts in Duff House – some not normally on display. Includes Weapons, Prints, Painted Glass, Lace, the Fesch furniture restoration and some Chinaware. Tickets at £15 incl morning coffee, lunch and afternoon tea, are on sale at and from the shop in Duff House. This is expected to be an outstanding event.



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