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28 July 2010

MSP Attends Banff Museum Launch Event

Banff & Buchan MSP Stewart Stevenson attended an event in Banff Museum, High Street, Banff, this evening to mark the taking-over of the running of the museum by a local partnership. 

A partnership of local community, voluntary and heritage organisations has a two year contract from Aberdeenshire Council to operate the museum. 

The partnership has already extended opening hours; opened during the recent COAST Festival; will be opening during Banffshire History Festival (which is this Saturday); and have already exceeded last year's total visitor numbers. 

Commenting, Mr Stevenson – who made representations to Aberdeenshire Council on behalf of the group last year – said: 

"This is a tremendous community effort pulling together many local groups and I commend all those who have made this project, even at this early stage, such a success. 

"There is an important place for local history collections such as those in Banff and it needs to be accessible to the townspeople as well as hopefully providing something of interest for visitors to the town."
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