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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LATEST ADDITIONS - November 2014

Another set of photos posted this month on my War Memorials page. This time I feature the memorial found just outside Laurencekirk Cemetery in Kincardineshire. The list of names is long - a reflection of the many men from the villages and countryside of the Mearns who answered the call to arms during the Great War and subsequently. If you're in the area please take a moment to view this monument - it's quite beautiful and a fitting tribute to those brave men.

I know that many of you enjoy looking at the old school photos page. Perhaps you'll find a connection with the photo I've posted this month - Aberdeen Demonstration School 1937/38. The boys at least are wearing the standard short trousers and long socks (held up by home-made elastic loops) that were still familiar to me in the 50's and early 60's. In them days you wore short trousers summer and winter. I can still remember hailstones bouncing off my kneecaps - very painful!


The clocks have gone back an hour and we're definitely into the winter schedule. We've now got slightly lighter mornings but it's getting dark much sooner in the afternoons. So now's the time to think of documenting the results of all your hard work during the summer. Never rely on your memory for details - get everything down on paper as soon as possible. Don't forget to label all your printed photos on the back. Future generations with thank you for the time and trouble you take now.

Remember there are updates every month - so don't forget to check back. Meantime, keep warm and keep researching!

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Colin A Milne