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  • GROCERY SALE - (39 KB - MS Word)
    This notice dates from between 15th February 1971 and the end of 1974. Peter Innes operated from the premises now occupied by Costcutter on Aquithie Road...
  • A RELATIVE SEARCH - (26 KB - MS Word)
    One of the folks who appeared in the area during this last autumn in search of relatives from the past was Dr Blair Leslie from New Zealand, who, during a tour taking in much of Europe, worked for a few weeks at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary...
  • ANOTHER MEASURE OF MACALLAN - (27 KB - MS Word)
    As has been mentioned earlier, documented evidence of James Macallan's early life is very scant, but from circumstantial evidence we can draw a reasonable picture of the family's life...
  • THOMSON'S OF TILLENHILT - (26 KB - MS Word)
    Jane Macallan settled in to married life with her husband, Thomas Thomson, at Tillenhilt, Midmar, a farm situated on the northern slopes of Hill of Fare...
  • LIFE IN KENT - (276 KB - MS Word)
    Farming in Kent, for the Thomsons, was not altogether a bed of roses. There was insufficient income to support all the family and other means were used to try and boost their returns. One venture was to deliver milk round the house doors...
  • FELAGIE - (1 MB - MS Word)
    Recently the writer took part in "The Deeside Dander" a periodic family walk which visits old family haunts or topical items in upper Deeside – the origins of the writer's family...

  • INVER QUARRY - (26 KB - MS Word)
    Very few of the thousands of people who pass up and down the A93 between Ballater and Braemar would be aware of Inver Quarry which lies just 100 metres off the road in the middle of one of these fir woods for which Deeside is famed...
  • ANNAND - (26 KB - MS Word)
    The family name Annand has been associated with Kemnay since the early 1800s.  James Annand was born in 1793 and married Christian Barnett in Bogfur on 26 April 1821...
  • KEMNAY QUARRY TRAGEDY - (26 KB - MS Word)
    Two quarrymen were swept over a two hundred and fifty feet high ledge by a fall of rock at the Kemnay Quarry last night. One was killed and the other had a miraculous escape. The man who lost his life was William Tough, aged about thirty years, who lived at Dalmadilly, Kemnay...
  • ROYAL CONNECTIONS - (283 KB - MS Word)
    ...Janet had no family, but her sister Isabel married James Morison of Elsick in Kincardine, who was for a time Chief Magistrate in Aberdeen. They had a daughter, Janet, who married Arthur Dingwall-Fordyce of Brucklay Castle near Maud. The internet-derived chart shows the family line down to Prince William and Catherine Middleton.
  • TIMES OF SORROW - (26 KB - MS Word)
    As November comes around each year our thoughts turn to those who bravely went forth to serve their country and in so doing, gave their lives in that cause. Indeed it is still happening today, despite all the promises and aspirations of those in high office...
  • KEMNAY ACADEMY 30 - (26 KB - MS Word)
    Down through the years Scotland has been proud of its education system. Many a poor country boy has been grateful for the help received from the parish schoolmaster who set him on the road to a better life...

 

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