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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MARCH 2018


Two more Local Photos to enjoy this month. The first shows Nelson Lane (off King Street, Aberdeen) from 1936. Everything in this image is long gone. The second photo is Victoria Road School, Torry, after it was bombed in 1940. I'm sure there were a few kids quite happy at the disruption - though I doubt they actually missed school because of it. Authorities in those days seemed very organised!

Another School Photo this month. This time it's the turn of St Peter's, Aberdeen, from 1936. At this time the school was located in Constitution Street. They look a healthy lot - though some of their clothes would suggest that money was not plentiful back in 1936.

Some more local news of yesteryear from the Aberdeen Journal of 19 April 1899. You'll find births, marriages and deaths along with a selection of stories. There are of course many names listed which may be of interest. Are your ancestors among them? Only one way to find out - check my Odds & Ends 3 page now!


I'd like to take this opportunity to thank Irene Morrison and her son Mike Kidd for identifying some of Irene's siblings in three of the Torry School Photos. I know many of you enjoy searching these and it's very much icing on the cake when the pupils shown can be identified. It might just help stir memories for others. If you too can name anyone in these images then please get in touch!

Well the weather has continued to be cold in our area. The garden plants are slow to appear but we have had snowdrops and a few crocus flowers to cheer us up. Soon we'll have daffodils and that will be a great treat after the long grey months past.

Well that's all for this month. Remember there are regular updates so don't forget to check back!

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Colin A Milne