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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!

  • Pictures and details of many local graveyards
  • Articles from local newspapers & journals
  • Extracts from antiquarian books
  • Details of my ancestors
  • Local pictures of interest
  • And 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.

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.


This month I feature another graveyard in my lengthening list for Aberdeenshire. Drumoak parish church and grounds can be found some 12 miles west of Aberdeen close to the River Dee. Often overlooked by it's better known neighbours these grounds are well worth a visit. See my Aberdeenshire Graveyards page for further details!

First part of a new list for you. This time it is a subscriber list for the Chapel of Muchalls, Kincardineshire, dated 1831. Lots of local names. Are your ancestors amongst them? Only one way to find out - have a look in my Lists page!


Despite some very cold weather Aberdeen and the NE have largely escaped the worst of the snow which has affected many parts of the UK. The days are lengthening and the sun is slowly getting higher. Spring is hopefully just around the corner!

Well that's all for this month. See you again next month with some more updates. Until then keep warm and keep researching!


Colin A Milne