Commemorative plaque for famous son

A plaque for Duffton Scott: Members of the late humourist and writer pose at the plaque which was organised by granddaughter Katie (centre) who is pictured with other members of his family.
A plaque for Duffton Scott: Members of the late humourist and writer pose at the plaque which was organised by granddaughter Katie (centre) who is pictured with other members of his family.
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The family of the late North-east humourist, publisher and writer, Duffton Scott, who once ran a shop in the Kellas Parnership building on Inverurie’s High Street have erected a commemorative plaque in his honour.

Grand-daughter, Katie Scott commented: “I’m elated and extatic and I feel it’s time Inverurie recognised their famous son.”

The installation of the plaque coincides with the Value of Age festival at which veteran Doric entertainer, Lorna Alexander recited some of Duffton’s pieces as well as items from her own book.

Scott specialised in Doric recitations. In 1905 he entertained the Earl and Countess of Aberdeen at Haddo House. “Undoubtedly the most amusing items on the programme were the humorous sketches by Mr R D Scott who can produce merriment without vulgarity.”