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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 - May 2016

Two more local photos for you to enjoy. This time we've got a country scene - believed to be Milltimber Farm from the 1930's when horses were still a common sight, and a city scene - Aberdeen's Union Bridge from 1914 - with a splendid tram traversing along it. See them both in my Local Photos page.

Nostalgia time again with two more School Photos to view. Victoria Road from 1958 and Hilton Secondary from 1966 are featured this time round. Time to check them out!

Yet more revelations from the local newspaper of the story regarding the scandal that enveloped Nellfield Cemetery 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.

LOCAL NEWS

Well April has turned out to be mostly on the cold side. Hopefully May will be better! Having said that there is some life in our gardens and countryside with the trees and shrubs showing the first of their greenery. No doubt nature will make up for lost time - it always does!

That's all for this month. Join me again soon for more updates!

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Colin A Milne