Alford Image Library

General Websites

Alford Community Website
Under development.
Alford Fiddlers
Local community music group.
Alford Heritage Centre and Museum
A new website for the Alford Heritage Centre and Museum, currently being developed on a Spanglefish template.
Alford Railway Museum
Brief details. Railway Museum also functions as seasonal tourist office.
Battle Of Alford
Brief description.
Battle of Culblean
Brief details of this battle in the Scottish Wars of Independence.
Battle of Harlaw
Brief details
Cabrach website
Details of place names, more images, famous sons of, etc. Well worth a visit.
A pretty extensive database of archaeological sites in Scotland. Users can search on a number of criteria and sites may be displayed on maps. Registration (free and simple) is necessary.
Castle Forbes
Website giving details of Castle Forbes fisheries, accommodation, etc, and a link to Clan Forbes website.
Charles Murray
Very comprehensive details of his life and works.
Electric Scotland
Account of Vale of Alford
The ongoing attempt to record, in photographs, as many points in the UK as possible. Try a search under AB33.
Glenbuchat Heritage Archive
An excellent and informative website giving considerable detail of places and people associated with Glenbuchat.
A wonderful collection of railway information and images associated with our local line which is sadly no more.
Gordon Higlanders Museum
Gordon Higlanders, Bydand
Fairly detailed transcriptions of diary records of events.
Grampian Life
Forum has discussions on topics of concern to folk in the North East of Scotland
Grampian Transport Museum
Major displays on local transport. Seasonal events.
Haughton House
Details of Haughton House and the Farquharsons.
Howe Trinity Church
Alford Parish Church
The website of Keig Community.
Kemnay Community
Local History section
An excellent website, run by Jim Grant, catering in detail for images and information relating to Kennethmont.
Life of John Duncan
Full copy of his biography on-line
North East Scotland Family History Society
A superb local resource, based in Aberdeen. Membership required to use all the facilities, but some information available on website and some useful links.
A local archaeology group dedicated to practical field investigations in North East Scotland.....Time Team wi local loons an' quines!
PM Jimmy McHardy
Brief details of PM McHardy's life.
Reid Genealogy Website
Website compiled by Cressida Potter.
River Don Salmon Fisheries Board and Trust
Details of conservation projects associated with the River Don.
Scott Skinner
In depth treatment of his life and music.
Sept McCombie
Details of this sept of the clan MacThomas
The Gordon Highlanders
More general details of the Gordons.
The MacRobert Trust
The Stewarts of Alford
A rootsweb site helping members of this family trace family connections. David, who has set up this site, says: "The site is a World Connect Project at Ancestry and is open to the public (no registration required)the link will take you to my Index page - just click on the letter corresponding to the last name you are searching for and a list of names and birthplace/dates will appear. A further click on that name will take you to that person and allow you to manoeuvre up or down through the family. If you have information on emigration of a famiily, I would love to have it as my research resources are limited to the UK."
Tombstone Imagery
Symbolism encoded in tombstone motifs.
Tullynessle and Forbes Public Hall
The website of the newly refurbished Tullynessle Hall....find out what's on and how you can help.
William Robertson Smith
This wonderful website gives further details of the life and work of this notable academic who was born and raised in Keig, and whose life is also described in "Children of the Manse" edited by Astrid Hess and Gordon Booth.

Contributor's Websites

Alford Heritage Centre and Museum
Located in Mart Road, Alford, Aberdeenshire, a wonderful collection of items from long ago, and not so long ago. Well worth a visit, but this image library is being developed as an adjunct to the museum and includes material donated to or loaned to it.
Cressida Potter
Interested in genealogy...see website.
Ken McHardy Sen.
Ken is the great nephew of PM Jimmy McHardy and has a wealth of knowledge and memories of Strathdon and the surrounding areas. His son, Andrew has set up a superb website on the McHardy clan (see link below) with many of his father's reminiscences recorded there.
Roy Gilbert
Has an interest in ancestors in Leochel Cushnie and Kemnay.
GNSRA, dedicated to preserving memories, information and photographs about this great Scottish railway.
James Kenworthy
James is a well known local archaeologist who teaches at Aberdeen University Adult Learning.
Russell Ward
Russell has strong family connections in Alford and is currently researching his Gordon family history. He is the editor and owner of Grampian Life, an excellent website devoted to showcasing this part of the North East of Scotland.
Jim Grant
Editor of a fascinating website on Kennethmont (Kinnethmont) and also an Aberdeenshire contributor to the war memorial website

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