NE Scotland Genealogy


My Ancestors
My Book
Odds & Ends
War Memorials
Local Photos
School Photos

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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This month another School Photo for you to enjoy - Skene Street from 1953. I always find these fascinating - and I hope you do too!

Two more photos of Aberdeen from yesteryear. St Nicholas Street from 1963 (a busy Saturday by the looks of it!) and at the opposite extreme, the destruction of Mounthooly Street in 1968. You'll find them both in my Local Photos page.

Following on from my series reporting the scandal at Nellfield Cemtery I found a small article from 1899 showing a problem at Trinity Cemetery in which it was found that there were two 'extra' coffins found in a grave. Read the whole story on my Odds & Ends 3 page. The family involved are named Lawson (of Banff and Aberdeen) so if that's your name or you have ancestors of that name I'd recommend you check this one out.


Well we're most definitely in the summer season. The gardens and countryside are colourful and bright so it's a real treat to walk/cycle/drive around. If you've been thinking of visiting the area then now's the time to do it! Long days and short nights give you the ultimate chance to enjoy our area to the max.

That's it for this month. Remember there are regular updates - so don't forget to come back and check them out!

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Colin A Milne