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 - September 2017

Two more Local Photos to enjoy. Auchinyell Bridge, Aberdeen, is the first (still there and crossed the Deeside Railway line which isn't) and the second is the Spa Bar, on Spa Street which is long gone. This pub was the haunt of many an actor of yesteryear - not really surprising as His Majesty's Theatre was just across the road!

Another School Photo this month. This is from the Demonstration School and was the last class to pass through that institution before it was closed. For those of you who may be unfamiliar with this school it was located on Charlotte Street, Aberdeen.

The local paper is a good source of local stories and names. This month I've included some snippets from the Aberdeen Journal of 5 October 1895. There's the usual announcements of births and deaths (no marriages on this day) along with the local stories of the day. A number of names are mentioned. Are your ancestors among them? Have a look at my Odds & Ends 4 page to find out!


For the most part the weather in August was dry and warm. If you're a fan of heather then get here quick - it's in full bloom at the moment. Lots of other plants are looking splendid in the countryside and in our local gardens. Sadly it won't last for very much longer so we'll enjoy it while we can!

Join me again soon. Remember there's something new every month!

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Colin A Milne