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George Robinson (1743–1827), Provost of Banff (1784–1787, 1790–1793, 1796–1799, 1802–1805, 1808–1811, 1814–1817, 1820–1823 & 1826–1827)

Photo credit: Aberdeenshire Museums Service

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George Robinson, a member of a wealthy local family involved in thread manufacture in Banff, was almost permanently Provost of Banff from 1784 to 1827, sharing this position with his son George Garden Robinson (1766–1844) in the alternate terms from 1799 to 1831.

Mintlaw Discovery Centre





oil on canvas


H 237.2 x W 150 cm

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1. 'J. Moir Pxt/1820' 2. George Robinson 23 years Provost of Banff 1784–1828. Painted 1820 by Mr J Moir


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