This page contains a range of useful links and information, including archived documents.

Training and Funding Opportunities

Details of training opportunities will be posted here and on our events/news page. There are various sources of local funding available in Banff and Buchan.

Additional sources of funding

There is also the opportunity to apply for funding from the Banff and Buchan Community Safety Group, Banff and Buchan Community Planning Group and the Banff and Buchan Area Committee Budget (previously known as Area Top-Up Funding).

Should you have a specific project that you need assistance with please contact the Area Office.

Community Consultation Feedback/surveys archive

Copies of the results of Community Consultation feedback and surveys will be available.

Community and Voluntary Groups, Organisations, Services and Support

Banffshire Partnership Ltd

Banffshire Partnership Limited has many strands to its business. The Community Economic Development part helps communities and community groups plan, develop and deliver projects through capacity building, assistance with funding applications and preparation of business plans.

The main part of our business is community transport for people who are unable to access conventional public transport. This might be because of rural isolation, age, disability of lack of confidence. We provide a wheelchair accessible Dial-a Bus service for regular or one-off shopping trips from door to door. When not used for the Dial-a-Bus service, our minibuses are available for hire by registered community groups.

Another part of the business provides First Aid cover at events across the northeast. We have a large pool of fully trained First Aiders. Some of the events that we have covered include the Scottish Traditional Boat Festival in Portsoy, European Pipe Band Championships at Forres and the Keith Show.

Training is another part of the business, either at our base at the Boyndie Visitor Centre or, if appropriate, at the customer’s premises. The training courses that we provide are:-

  • MiDAS (minibus driver training)
  • Minibus Passenger Assistant Training
  • Moving & Handling
  • Disability Awareness
  • Driving Theory Test Tuition
  • First Aid at Work – 3 day course
  • First Aid at Work – 2 day requalifier course
  • Emergency First Aid – 1 day course
  • Paediatric First Aid

Local Groups and Organisations

For information on local groups and clubs please visit: https://online.aberdeenshire.gov.uk/apps/clubs/

Local Research Documents

Banff and Buchan-specific research documents will be available here.

Fraserburgh North Needs Assessment (2014)

SIMD Academy Profiles

SA Summary & Appendix (2015)

Useful Local Websites

Community Groups

Aberchirder (Foggieloan)

Banff and Macduff

Fraserburgh

Gardenstown (Gamrie)

 

Local Information

Banff Day Services

 

Community School Network

Banff

Fraserburgh

Things to see and do

Banff Castle – information on the events taking place at Banff Castle as well as information on the clubs based at Banff Castle.  Rooms available for hire and the Kelpie Cafe is now open.

Banff Museum was founded in 1828 and is one of Scotland’s oldest Museums.

Duff House, Banff – information on current and future events and exhibitions at Duff House Country Gallery, Banff .

Fordyce Joiners Workshop and Visitors Centre displays of early tools and audio-visual presentation.

Macduff Marine Aquarium – information on the interesting range of exhibits and events at the Macduff Marine Aquarium.

Pitsligo Castle Trust – please note that although the Castle is closed to visitors (due to the unstable condition of the building) access to the former Pitsligo Parish Kirk is made by contacting Mrs Therine Henderson on 01346 571419.

Portsoy Salmon Bothy information on the museum, events and activities taking place at the Salmon Bothy.

Fraserburgh Lighthouse Museum

Fraserburgh Heritage Centre

Troup Head Nature Reserve – Enjoy a Cliftop Walk and stunning views.

Banffshire Coast

Banff Preservation & Heritage Society

Banffshire Maritime & Heritage Association

Scottish Traditional Boat Festival, Portsoy

Archive Documents

Please use the links below to access the archives for LCP minutes, historical Local Community Plans and newsletters.

  • LCPG meeting minutes archive
  • Local Community Plan documents archive
  • Research Documents Archive
  • Annual and Monitoring Reports Archive
  • Banff and Buchan CP Newsletter Archive