Notable People


The five parishes of Boharm, Botriphnie, Grange, Keith and Rothiemay

together make up the central portion of Historic Banffshire.

Many have ventured forth from these shores to the far flung

reaches of Empire and beyond in search of fame and fortune.

Others have rarely strayed beyond the confines of their native

parish. Some have come from afar to settle in the fertile lands of

Strath Isla.

All have made significant contributions in their own particular

field, from business and administration to academia, literature

and sport. Others have served their country with great distinction

and valour and have received military and civilian honours.


Peter Laing

Deputy Lord Lieutenant of Banffshire (Rtd)