Discovery Centre

Discovery Centre

Discovery Centre

Discovery Centre

Discovery Centre
Discovery Centre

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Book Week Scotland 2020

Book Week Scotland is a national celebration of reading that takes place annually and this year was a must for all crime genre fans! Here you will find some of the highlights from this years festival.

We'd love to hear from you - Win a Book Bundle!

To be in with a chance of winning a book bundle made up of our Book Week Scotland authors titles, let us know what you thought of our virtual event by filling in this short survey: Book Week Scotland feedback form

We talk to Aberdeen author Eric R Davidson, historical crime writer about his Inspector Jake Fraser series.

Jane Eddie discusses her debut novel, Black Blood, which was published last year.

We chat to SG MacLean about her Alexander Seaton and Damian Seeker series.

Douglas Skelton, investigative journalist and crime writer tells us about his Davie McCall and Rebecca Connelly series.

Theresa Talbot, broadcaster and crime writer speaks about her Oonah O'Neil books.

Caro Ramsay tells us all about her popular Anderson and Costello books.

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Bookbug at Home

Join our library staff and take part in our online Bookbug sessions. Join us as we share some of our favourite Bookbug songs and rhymes along with some of Bookbug's favourite stories.

We even show you how to make some great props so you can join in!

YouTube: Bookbug @ Home

Watch and Learn

Macduff Marine Aquarium

Take time out and watch our mesmerising jelly fish drift around the tank or meet out little sea ponies in our spiny seahorse nursery. We have a great range of entertaining and educational videos.

Macduff Marine Aquarium YouTube 

We also have some fantastic activities and experiments to keep you busy : Sea and Do with Macduff Marine Aquarium

Join In and Take Part

Browse our selection of photographs from Aberdeenshire during World War 2. From Banff to Stonehaven and places in between, there are some amazing images captured on camera. Exhibition of WW2 photographs

Soundmap: People and Place

Explore Banff, Ladysbridge, New Byth, Sandhaven and Rosehearty in a new way. Six unique “sound walks” – audio guides to short walking routes – have been launched to encourage people to get out walking in their community and tune in to the different sounds around them.

The walks can be accessed from any smart phone or tablet and head phones are recommended. Full instructions are on the website. Visit the page now to get started: Soundmap: People and Place

family walking outdoors

You can also explore from the comfort of home, whether you know these places well, or have always wanted to visit. As well as being able to follow the walks remotely, there are five online maps where the landmarks are sounds. Combining sound and visual art, the maps were created by two artists, Pete Stollery and Bryan Angus, and inspired by the places and the people they met in the towns. You can hear relaxing nature sounds – the sea, or pink footed geese passing over-head - alongside the sounds of day to day life from a busy school playground to tractors on the farm.

Interactive Learning

Tales O Magical Craturs

Jyne local storyteller, Jackie Ross an bairns fae Alford, Logie Coldstone an Monymusk Primary Skweels as they bring tae life fantastical local stories aboot giants, watter craturs an wild boar. Be inspired bi their illustrations tae hae a go yersel.

Resource Pack Available

These videos are part of a package of free resources that explore the themes in more detail, available as a SWAY presentation by contacting

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