Place:Banffshire, Scotland

Alt namesSiorrachd Bhanbhsource: Wikipedia
County of Banffsource: wikipedia
TypeTraditional county
Coordinates57.3°N 3.05°W
Located inScotland     (1890 - 1975)
See alsoGrampian, Scotlandunitary authority from 1975-1996
Moray, Scotlandcouncil which took on part of Banffshire since 1996
Aberdeenshire, Scotlandcouncil which took on part of Banffshire since 1996

Image:Banffshire sketch.png
The map above is based on a sketch found in GENUKI's Banff pages which again was based on an 1845 map in the New Statistical Account of Scotland. As the GENUKI editor explains, the boundaries of Banffshire varied greatly over time. He lists another nine parishes that were part of Banffshire although not in this map: Cairnie, Enzie, Gartly, Glass, King Edward, New Machar, Old Deer, Rothes and St Fergus.

The Genuki article quotes from various 19th-century Scottish Gazetteers. Similar descriptions of the various parishes can be accessed from the Banffshire page.

The article from Wikipedia, quoted below, discusses Banffshire as surveyed after 1996.

the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Banffshire is a former county, and a Lieutenancy area of Scotland. The County of Banff is a Scottish registration county.

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