Thank you!

We want to say a really big thank to everyone who has taken part in our Macduff Revival project. During our six month project we have engaged with many people, and we have learned so much about Macduff and its people and its possibilities.

We have been pleased with participation and local support and have received a lot of positive feedback. In total, we estimate that 600 people have engaged with the project, and we have achieved three press articles and one is pending (full feature in Knock News).

As a small project with some well attended events we hope we have made an impact.

Through Scratching the Surface we have gathered ideas for Macduff’s future. We very much hope that Aberdeenshire Council is interested in those local voices who contributed ideas. A list of all the ideas given will be compiled and circulated shortly.

People have started making bread. We have had our first images and facebook posts of people who have taken flour from Katy Stewart’s exhibition to make Macduff Loafs in their own kitchens. Through Katy’s journey to Golspie Mill, visiting bread producers along the way, new connections have been made, with the result, for example, that Granny Bakes is interested in continuing to produce the Macduff Loaf commercially, sourcing local wheat from Coldwells Farm and from Mungoswells Farm.

The New Producers have been fantastic. We have enjoyed working with students from Banff Academy, students from Grays School of art and from the Tolquhon Folk band. All of them have shown a lot of motivation and talent. We have taken them on their own journeys to producing something for the Macduff Revival Weekender.

We had very positive feedback for our project, and we hope that we have paved the way for more creative project to revive Macduff. Please get in touch if you want to know more about our work, or if you are thinking of producing a project like this yourself.

Macduff Revival Weekender Programme

We’re ready for the Macduff Revival Weekender. Pick up a brochure in a local shop or come to the Macduff Arts Centre.

Check out where to go on Saturday the 10th March…

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and what’s on during the weekend…

9 March 2018

18.30 Reception and Film Screening of Dummy Jim with Director Matt Hulse and the Macduff Revival artists, Macduff Arts Centre.

10 March 2018

10.00 Pop-up Café and Information Point, Macduff Arts Centre.

10.00 – 17.00 Scratching the Surface by Alicja Rogalska, 53-55 Duff Street.

10.00 – 17.00 Bread + Butter screening by Katy Stewart, Home Bakery.

10.30 – 12.00 TolquhonFolk Workshop and Performance, Macduff Library.

11.00 Macduff Revival Producers Tour by Tessa J Fitzjohn and Anna Vermehren, Macduff Arts Centre.

12.00 – 17.00 Macduff Loaf Exhibition and bread tasting by Katy Stewart, Macduff Arts Centre.

12.00 – 16.00 Land and Sea Installation by Alexander Campbell and Rory Barclay, Daniels Place Furniture Hall.

13.30 Creative Storytelling Children’s Workshop (6-12 yrs) by Eve McGhee, Macduff Library.

13.30 – 14.30 TolquhonFolk Music Performance, Daniels Place Furniture Hall.

14.00 Film Screening Dummy Jim with Director Matt Hulse, Macduff Arts Centre.

15.00 – 16.00 TolquhonFolk Music Performance, Knowes Hotel.

15.30 Macduff Revival Producers Tour by Tessa J Fitzjohn and Anna Vermehren, Macduff Arts Centre.


Macduff Revival Weekender brochure and programme

Everyone welcome!