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(Banffshire is no longer a separate local government area. Familypedia policy prefers to have the current council areas (Aberdeenshire or Moray) used in the "county" field wherever the locality of the event is known, with "Banffshire" shown under "places-other".)
The region remained largely Roman Catholic after the Reformation (16th century) and suffered greatly in the ensuing struggles. During the Wars of the Three Kingdoms (17th century), Banffshire was a Royalist stronghold. Located in the area are the ruins of several medieval castles and the 12th century kirk of Gamrie. From 1975 to 1996, the area of the previous county lay within the Grampian Region.