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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Another addition to my War Memorials page. This time I feature a tribute to those who fell in the Great War from the parish of Nigg, Kincardineshire. Do you have ancestors mentioned on this one?

Another episode of the story regarding the scandal that enveloped Nellfield Cemtery in 1899 when it is thought that up to 300 graves were destroyed or interfered with in some way. More names again this month so if you suspect you have ancestors buried there prior to this date then it would be worth checking these out. Be warned, this might be an uncomfortable read for some. You'll find the story so far on my Odds & Ends 2 page.

Two more school photos for you to enjoy. This month they're both of Torry Secondary School from its early days - the late 1920's and early 1930's. The picture quality is a bit suspect but I still think they're worth including. I hope you agree!


Well we've now moved to BST so the days and evenings are longer and somewhat more pleasant. The gardening season starts in earnest from now and I'm hoping for some warmer weather while I'm weeding!

Of course the onset of slightly warmer days gets my mind thinking about more graveyard pictures which will hopefully result in more stories and more photos to post on here. Hopefully you too will be thinking of trips to research your family history. No matter how many photos you see there's nothing quite like being in a place that your ancestors once trod to get a full impression of their life and times.

That's all for this month. Remember there are regular updates so don't be a stranger!

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Colin A Milne