Discovery Centre

Discovery Centre

Discovery Centre

Discovery Centre

Discovery Centre
Discovery Centre

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

VE Day Book

Contribute to a unique and commemorative Aberdeenshire E-Book. We are creating an electronic book from photos, stories, artefacts, poems.......we want to capture your memories of VE Day 1945. Find out more about our VE Day E-Book project.

You can also 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

George MacDonald Story

Local writer, George MacDonald: The forgotten father of fantasy fiction. Without him there may have been no Wonderland, no Narnia and no Middle Earth. A substantial and important collection of his writings, the majority in manuscript and many showing significant differences from the published version, was gifted to the Huntly Library. The original manuscript items from the collection are located at Aberdeenshire Museums, Mintlaw, where they may be consulted by appointment.

Live Life Aberdeenshire has created a digital canvas on the Huntly author as part of the BBC’s “Novels that shaped our world” project. View the George MacDonald Digital Canvas

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