Duncan was Deveron Projects' writer-in-residence in 2007 during Huntly's celebrations of George MacDonald's life and legacy.
Much of George MacDonald's writing is informed by his experiences of growing up in Huntly. His novels represent a link to his early memories and the part Huntly played in his upbringing. He has also produced novels about the life, language and customs of early 19th century Scotland. But what would an actual diary of this man look like? It would be difficult, even impossible to determine, since George MacDonald's subjective and unique experience of Huntly would have been just as varied as each of the current residents today.