NE Scotland Genealogy


My Ancestors
My Book
Odds & Ends
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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My thanks this month to Robert and Anne-Marie Meconi for the chance to share a rather special school photo dating back to 1921-22. Featured in this (very!) large photo are the entire school - staff and pupils - of Victoria Road. It's a fascinating shot and I've personally spent a couple of hours looking at it! (I have ancestors who probably went there at about that time). Should you be able to identify anyone then please let me know. Find it now on my School Photos page. Thanks again Robert and Anne-Marie.

Another photo of yesteryear. At this time of the year Aberdeen Beach becomes very popular with locals and visitors alike. There's nothing better than a stroll along the prom with an ice-cream in your hand! So to celebrate I've posted a photo of the beach from the 1930's with the beach baths (and Harry Gordon's entertainment building for the sharp eyed) in the background and a rather splendid bus in the foreground. See it now on Local Photos page!

Another two gravestones for my Strays page. These are monuments to those whose resting place may not be in the area they were associated with during their lives. Is your ancestor waiting to be discovered? Some have already been lucky and found long lost relatives - perhaps it'll be your turn next!


We've had very long days here (4am till 10pm daylight hours) but sadly the summer solstice is now passed so those times will start to reduce. As usual our weather has been mixed but the sunny days have been splendid and the gardens are now looking lovely - as indeed is the countryside. This is a great time to explore the area so if you've been thinking about it get here soon and see some of our historic sites or just visit our towns. I'm sure you'd enjoy it!

Well that's it for this month. Join me again soon and remember to keep checking my updates. Till next time, take care.

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Colin A Milne