Banff Harbour Webcam



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Live webcam at Banff Harbour, Aberdeenshire

Sited at the harbour in the town of Banff this colour webcam is run by Aberdeenshire Council.  Banff (Gaelic Banbh) and Macduff (Gaelic An Dùn) are neighbouring towns situated on the shores of Banff Bay.  Both Banff and Macduff are former burghs in Aberdeenshire.

The first castle at Banff was built to repel Viking invaders and an ancient charter of 1163 AD shows that Malcolm IV was living there at that time. Banff was a busy trading center in the "free hanse" of Northern Scottish burghs, despite not having its own harbour until 1775. The first recorded Sheriff of Banff was Richard de Strathewan in 1264, and in 1372 Royal Burgh status was conferred by King Robert II. By the 15th century Banff was one of three principal towns exporting salmon to the continent of Europe, along with Aberdeen and Montrose.

The townscape, which is one of the best-preserved in Scotland, has many historic buildings, including fragments of the former royal Banff Castle, a pre-Reformation market cross, a fine tolbooth, many vernacular townhouses, a museum in Banff donated by Andrew Carnegie, and a maritime heritage centre in Macduff. Close by is Duff House, designed by William Adam in 1730, and one of Scotland's finest classical houses.

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You can see pictures of Duff House at Banff and the surrounding areas in our local picture galleries.

Banff Harbour webcam images are currently updated every second, and webcam images are used with kind permission from Aberdeenshire Council.

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Other Aberdeenshire webcams of interest:

http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/webcams/stonehaven.asp - Live webcam of Stonehaven harbour, to the south of Aberdeen, close to the site of Dunnottar Castle. Webcam maintained by Aberdeenshire council.

http://www.cairngormmountain.org.uk/web-cam - Live pictures from the Cairngorm national park in Scotland, with two webcams. The first webcam looks from the Daylodge up into Coire Cas, and the second from the Ptarmigan restaurant looking down the Ciste Fairway.

 http://www.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/webcams/banff.asp - Webcam of Banff marina, Banffshire  in Scotland. Banff looks over the same coastline as our very own Gardenstown webcam. We also broadcast live weather data from the Gardenstown Weather Station.

http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/acci/web/site/xwc_webcamlist.asp - Aberdeen city council webcams of the Granite City. Webcams include the Aberdeen Harbour Webcam, looking down over Aberdeen courthouse and the top of Union Street The Aberdeen Castlegate Webcam is at the intersection of King Street and Union Street in Aberdeen, and looks over the top of Archibald Simpsons down onto the Citadel. The Aberdeen Union Street Webcam looks west up Union Street in the city, over Belmont Street and the Bon Accord centre. And the Aberdeen Sports Centre Webcam shows the progress being made on the new Aberdeen sports facility.

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/sras/virtual_aberdeen/index.shtml - The Aberdeen University webcam of Kings College, in Old Aberdeen.

http://www.abdn.ac.uk/clsm/matthewhay/cam/ - Shows a live webcam of the Aberdeen University Life Sciences area in Aberdeen.

http://www.northeastcreative.com/ibacam/inveruriecam.htm - The Inverurie town centre webcam.

http://www.trafficscotland.org/lev/views.aspx?mi=aberdeen - Traffic webcams from the North-East of Scotland, showing Foudland west and east near Huntly, two webcams at Birness between Ellon and Peterhead, two at Charlstown to the south of Aberdeen and two at Laurencekirk, south of Stonehaven.

http://www.deesideglidingclub.co.uk/webCam.php - The Deeside gliding club webcam at Aboyne in Grampian.