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“The origin of the name is uncertain. It may be derived from the Scottish Gaelic banbh meaning “piglet”; buinne, a stream; or a contraction of Bean-naomh meaning “holy woman” “- Wiki
Another day, another Aberdeenshire coastal gem. As before, I’ve marked BrewDog HQ on the map so you can put Banff in context.
Oddly, I’ve yet to go to Ellon, and the end of the Punk Airline direct from Stansted means I may never get there.
Banff looks more interesting in close-up, where you can see where Bondi Beach emigrated to Australia from, and wonder when the micro pub will arrive on Collie Rocks.
The approach via Macduff is marvellous.
I shouldn’t have been surprised, we camped just along the coast at Portsoy in 1998, meeting a Bass fan from Buckinghamshire in the GBG pub (not a limerick).
Great coastal walks past the harbour,
a dramatic descent from the High Street,
and some regal relics that justify you stopping suddenly to take photos and annoy gentlefolk who don’t know whether to stop still or keep walking. KEEP WALKING !
Of course, half an hour and you’ve walked the bounds and walked up a hunger, so unless you fancy Melissa’s Missteak, and I really did, head for the Market Arms .
Friendly, mixed crowd, families having lunch, old brewery mirror (not Bass), just a cheery harbourside local.
And only one beer. Hurrah!
Now you’re probably starting to wonder “When’s he going to tip some beer away and slag off Scottish beer“.
You’ve got a long wait.
In the immortal words of John Anderson and Helen Ogilvie;