Book Extracts


Aberdeen City
Aberdeen Districts
Aberdeen Folk
Aberdeen Harbour
Aberdeenshire Tales
Banchory Worthies
Body & Soul
Brig O' Don
Cove Riot
Cruden Church
Fetteresso Graves
Guilds of Trade
The Fisherfolk
Gold Prospector
Historic Aberdeen
Local Ministers
NE Character
The Oscar
Portlethen Farmer
Scottish Precentor
St Cyrus Auld Kirk
The Bairns

Antiquarian books of the North-East are a fascinating source of stories and other information....


A number of extracts from books of local interest are featured below. I hope you find them as interesting and entertaining as I do. I believe they offer a unique and colourful insight into the past. See what you think. Click the button of your choice or select from the book titles below.

The Picture of Scotland by Robert Chambers 1834
Around the Fireside by Rev T McWilliam 1927
History of the Old Bridge of Don by William Nicol 1851
The Kirks of Cowie and Fetteresso by Rev J B Burnett 1927
Past & Present or Social and Religious Life in the North by H G Reid 1871

Aberdeen & its Folk by A Son of Bon Accord in North America 1868
The Nor' East by W S Bruce 1915
Past & Present of Aberdeenshire by Rev William Paul 1881
Aberdeen Awa' by George Walker 1897
Scottish Life and Humour of Yesterday by John Lendrum 1926
Trusty & Well-Beloved The Story of Aberdeen by Alexander MacLeod 1949
Far Off In Sunlit Places by Jim Hewitson 1998

The Book of St Fittick by TW Ogilvie 1901
Footdee in the 18th Century by A D Allardyce 1918
Muchalls on the Kincardineshire Coast - A Health Resort by William Paul 1896
Life-Portraits and Fancies by James Cameron 1928
Old Aberdeenshire Ministers by Rev John Davidson 1895
George Beattie of Montrose by A S MtCyrus 1890
Recollections of an Old Lawyer by Lachlan Mackinnon 1935
Aberdeen Detective Stories by Alexander S Smith 1920
The Book of Banchory by V J Buchan Watt 1947
Aberdeen: Its Traditions and History by William Robbie 1893
A History of The Aberdeen Incorporated Trades 1887
The History of Cruden Parish Church 1964
Historical Aberdeen by G M Fraser 1905
Scottish Life and Character by Wm Sanderson 1914
Or was it Yesterday? by W A Mitchell 1947
The Scottish Precentor by W Milne Gibson 1907

I will add to these from time to time, so please keep checking....