Banff and Buchan was a district council area which existed from 1975 to 1996. It was one of five district councils that delivered a range of local level services within the wider area of Grampian Region, which over this period was one of the 12 regions into which Scotland was divided.
Banff and Buchan was formed by joining together parts of the traditional counties of Banffshire and Aberdeenshire. Its acquisitions from Banffshire included Banff, Macduff, Aberchirder, Portsoy and Fordyce: while from Aberdeenshire came Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Rosehearty, Turriff, Deer, and Cruden Bay. It was bordered to the south by Gordon District, and to the west by Moray District, both also part of Grampian Region.
When regions and districts disappeared from the scene in the 1996 reorganisation, the area of Banff and Buchan became part of the unitary council area of Aberdeenshire. For administrative purposes, Aberdeenshire is divided by the council into six smaller areas. The areas previously within Banff and Buchan District ended up being split between two separate Aberdeenshire area committees: Banff and Buchan looking after those parts which until 1975 had been part of Banffshire, and the confusingly similarly named Buchan looking after those parts of the old district which had formerly been in the traditional county of Aberdeenshire.