A closer look at North East Scotland
The North-East corner of Scotland has a unique cultural and linguistic heritage. Although elements of Gaelic can be identified in place-names throughout the region, this is still a stronghold of the "Doric" form of Scots language. On this page you'll find articles and links relating to this area and its history.
- North East places: a guide to the pronunciation of place-names in N-E Scotland.
- Banff 1795-1855: an account compiled as part of my PostGraduate Certificate studies.
- The Banffshire Guerrillas: WW2 top secret!
- Roads in Aberdeenshire 1750-1900: a study of the era of turnpike roads in Aberdeenshire.
- Historic maps from the National Library of Scotland.
- Statistical Accounts: detailed descriptions of each parish in Scotland from the 1790s and the 1840s.
- Aberdeen & NE Scotland Family History Society.
- Moray Local Heritage Service online index.
- Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives online catalogue.
Planning to visit?
- Places to visit on the Banffshire Coast.
- The North East Folklore Archive, especially recommended for the audio library, which includes samples of local speech and song, ideal for getting your ear attuned before your trip!
- North East Scotland Roots: a directory of resources for ancestral research in North East Scotland.