Banff Local Customs

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    The Tolbooth has Scots Origins

    by scottishvisitor Updated Jun 6, 2006

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    The Tolbooth

    The name Tolbooth is Scots & refers to The Town Hall, but in past times this was where you paid your taxes or toll. This one has been converted to a hotel which has seen better days. In most Scottish towns you will encounter the name Tolbooth usually a street name or monument.

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    Waste not Want not

    by scottishvisitor Written Sep 18, 2005

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    Preserving Banff

    An old saying still in use today. As the sign for the Banff Preservation Society proclaims.
    Keeping history alive & directing people to Duff House - what a good idea.

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    Signs of Early Christianity

    by scottishvisitor Written Sep 18, 2005

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    Mercat Cross

    Again a Scots tradition in old towns & cities. The Mercat Cross is usually found in a square which once held an outdoor market.

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    A sign of Royalty

    by scottishvisitor Written Sep 18, 2005

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    Coat of Arms

    The Royal Burgh of Banff Coat of Arms has an intricate design & I would assume has something to do with King Malcolm's family.

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    Good splash of colour in Banff

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 18, 2005

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    Showy Flowers

    I like when a town or village takes time & effort to create a nice display. Not only uplifting for locals but for tourist as well.

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    Trust a plumber to create a hospital

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 18, 2005

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    Chalmers Hospital

    A plumber named George Chalmers from Edinburgh bequeathed money to build a hospital in Banff in 1860. The hospital is still going strong & is a very impressive building

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    Come to Church & sing a joyful hymn

    by scottishvisitor Updated Sep 17, 2005

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    Wesleyan Church
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    Found this old Methodist Church which carries the famous name Wesley (John & Charles)
    John was a preacher & Charles a Hymn writer = Charles is the famous one ie. no one really listens to preachers!!

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