Memories Of Duff House During WWII

Friday, February 25, 2011

The dramatic days of World War II at a north-east mansion which was used as a military base and prison camp will be revived at a theme weekend.

Historian Allan Burnett will conduct tours at Duff House, Banff, and tell visitors about the wartime experiences at the 18th century Georgian House.

Last year, he led a research project to explore the war years at Duff House which was part of a national initiative called Their Past Your Future. It brought young people and older generations together to capture the history of World War II.

The end result was a Remembering Scotland At War website which is now used in Scotland's schools.

Mr Burnett will be at Duff House next weekend.

Duff House manager Rachel Kennedy said: "Allan's tours will provide visitors with a chance to find out more about this remarkable period in the property's history."

Three 45-minute tours will be held each day next weekend and booking is advised on 01261 818 181 as places are limited.

Admission is £6.55, with concessions at £5.45 and family tickets are £16.50. Historic Scotland members, Friends of Duff House and annual pass holders will not be charged entry.

As reported in:

  • The Press & Journal (21/2/11)
  • Turriff Advertiser (25/2/11)
  • Inverurie Advertiser (25/2/11)