NE Scotland Genealogy


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Welcome to my website on the local history of NE Scotland!

My name is Colin Milne and I am a native of Aberdeen, Scotland. I have had a keen interest in local history for many years and as well as pursuing my own family history I have done research in a number of other areas. As a result I have amassed a collection of books, articles, photos and assorted data which you might find of interest. So I would like to extend a warm Scottish welcome to you all. Come in and have a look around...

For those of you new to my site I would recommend that you select the contents button now for further details of my pages. However if you are too impatient to wait here are a few of the highlights!

bulletPictures and details of many local graveyards
bulletArticles from local newspapers & journals
bulletExtracts from antiquarian books
bulletDetails of my ancestors
bulletLocal pictures of interest
bulletAnd finally - details of my book!

This site is far from static. Every month there are new additions (see below), so there is always something new to discover. I usually have at least one series of articles in progress along with a selection of other bits and pieces.

If you are a new visitor I hope you will come back again. To my many regular visitors, thanks for your continued support and kind words. Thanks also for all the feedback I have received. A number of features have been incorporated as a result of these. Further constructive comments are always welcome. You can e-mail me here

Finally a number of visitors have asked me about permission to use material from the site and other legal things. In order to clarify this you will find the terms and conditions of use on my contents page.

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APRIL 2018


School Photos

Following a number of emails regarding school photos I have some lovely new images to share with you - along with some new names. I'll be adding all of the above over the next few months - so please remember to check back - you never know it might be your school class next!

So, firstly I'd like to thank Kenneth Smith for providing a much improved image of Skene Street Primary from 1951 which is (85) on my School Photos page. He's also supplied some new names to go with the Skene Street photos so be sure to check the footnotes at the bottom of the page!

Next I'd like to thank Jean Cumming for supplying another photo of Skene Street School -  dating from 1945/46 which I've shown as photo (136). You'll notice that Jean herself is missing - she cut out her image a long time ago and would like to see herself back in the photo. So, if you have a complete photo of this class, I'd love to hear from you!

Finally I'd like to thank Mike Kidd for sharing some of his personal school photos which I'll post over the coming months. To start things off I've posted his photo from the Robert Gordon's College, 1966/67. As an added bonus Mike has supplied all the names along with the image. Again, check the footnotes!

Once again I would like to thank all the above for sharing these images. I'm sure there are many out there who'll enjoy the results. Remember - if you'd also like to share your school photo then get in touch!

Another two Local Photos to enjoy. The first of these is an aerial shot of the Aberdeen beach area from the 1930's. In the distance, prefabs, Trinity Cemetery and the gas works. In the foreground the beach baths and Harry Gordon's pavilion. Other than Trinity Cemetery the rest is all gone.

My second photo is Braemar from 1964. Aside from the buildings I recognise a number of Mini's, a Morris Traveller and a Ford Popular! A beautiful part of the world - visit if you can - though I can't promise you'll see the same kind of cars!.


The weather here is slowly warming. We've now got the first of the daffodils and a number of shrubs are starting to show signs of life. We're now on BST so that means our light evenings have returned! The thought of visiting outside family research locations is now stirring in my mind!

Well that's all for now. Don't forget there are updates every month!

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Colin A Milne