Fraserburgh Heritage Society

Quarry Road Fraserburgh AB43 9DT heritage@fraserburghheritage.com Fraserburgh Heritage Centre building (built c.1900) was originally a herring barrel store, then the foundry of the Consolidated Pneumatic Tool Company Ltd., before being converted in 1998 to a (650m²) modern visitor centre which illustrates the history of Fraserburgh and its people. Fraserburgh Heritage Centre building is leased by Fraserburgh Heritage Society Ltd. and the Centre is run by volunteers from the Society.
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Fyvie Homecoming 2014

The small, historic village of Fyvie in north-east Aberdeenshire has begun preparing for another year of Homecoming with a 4-day festival to take place in the village from 28th-31st August 2014. You can find details of the draft programme, and please note that tickets are required for some of the events.  These can be reserved/purchased via contacting the organisers (see below). Email: info@fyviehomecoming2014.com Tel: (+44) 1651 891790 Visit www.fyviehomecoming2014.com
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Roots and Walking Routes: A new walking trail will bring more visitors to the North East

Ancestral tourists come in many guises and some want to combine their search for their roots with other types of tourism. A new long distance walking trail will increase the number of visitors to the North East and could prove as popular as more established walks such as the West Highland Way and the Southern Upland Way. The ‘Glens and  Deeside Way’ will start in Aberdeen and end in Perthshire. While some parts of the route are already established walking trails, other parts will be developed...
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Plague, pox and the physician in Aberdeen, 1495 – 1516 by K. Jillings

A wonderful article about medieval Aberdeen and how it coped with the threat of disease has been written by K. Jillings, and published in the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh's journal.  Using the early council registers held by Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives, the article describes measures taken to respond to the 'great pox' - or, as it is now known, syphillis. You can read the full article in The Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh, issue 40/1.
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Tracing your lighthouse ancestors, a case study : the Taylor family

Trying to trace her ancestors Mrs Foster called The Museum of Scottish Lighthouses in relation to two Taylors, listed as a lighthouse keeper on the census records. They also had a couple of photographs showing a man in a keeper’s uniform. At the Museum staff were able to trace all the Taylors and provide a full service history for them. The Fosters visited and were able to view records written by one of the Taylors, Mrs Foster's grandfather. Further enquiries based on the service informati...
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University of Aberdeen

  MSU 591/3/3/1 - First women members of the Student's Representative Council: 1907. Black and white group photograph of first women members of the S.R.C. The photograph has been worked on and annotated with the names of individuals: Rose Forgan, Winniefred M. Gray, Isabella L. Coutts, Mary P. Ramsay (Convener), Alice M. McHardy. (more…)
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