Macduff  Banffshire


In 1887, John Bartholomew's Gazetteer of the British Isles described Macduff like this:

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.

Macduff through time

Macduff is now part of Aberdeenshire district. Click here for graphs and data of how Aberdeenshire has changed over two centuries. For statistics about Macduff itself, go to Units and Statistics.

How to reference this page:

GB Historical GIS / University of Portsmouth, History of Macduff, in Aberdeenshire and Banffshire | Map and description, A Vision of Britain through Time.


Date accessed: 19th September 2019

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