As North America looks ahead to Tartan Week, a tool created by the University of Aberdeen is enabling the descendants of Scots who made the journey across the Atlantic to trace the route taken by their ancestors.
One for local family history buffs. This came in by E-mail earlier this week. Dear Sir/Madam, I am an adopted person who recently discovered that her Scottish birth mother, born in Glasgow. was fostered in Turriff. Her name was Annie Scott, known as Nancy and she along with her brother James and a boy called […]
Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives collects, preserves and provides public access to historical records relating to the north east of Scotland. As part of its improvement planning, the Service is looking for your help to ensure it meets the needs of its users and the wide community that it serves. This includes gathering information about […]
The Deveron Press is back in business. Founded in Turriff, in 1916 by James Leatham, only his death in December 1945 could put a stop to this unique and original publishing enterprise. To commemorate the 70th anniversary of his death and the 150th anniversary of his birth (in December 1865), and to mark 100 years […]
The details of approximately 6,000 Scottish men who appealed against conscription during the First World War are being made available online for the first time. From today the information, which dates back to 1916, is accessible via the ScotlandsPeople website. The records of the Lothian and Peebles Military Appeal Tribunal and the Ross, Cromarty […]
Associated Press have published a video titled, Litter dropper starts his community sentence, sweeping the streets of Turriff. It looks to have been filmed in the 1960’s, does anyone remember this? There seems to be a lot of interest in the litter dropper with lots of photographers in one of the shots. I wonder if […]
With only a few shopping days left until Christmas, why not gather your children and grandchildren around the tree and read them the 1984 Argos catalouge. Reminisce about the good old days when you could buy a 16k ZX Spectrum computer for just £49.95 or a Commodore64 for £219.95.
The Registrar General’s Annual Review, published last week by National Records of Scotland, paints a picture of Scotland in statistics and considers the impact of World War One on the whole country and on one family. The Cowie Family from Turriff feature in the report which details information during and after the great war. John […]
To commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War, The Gordon Highlanders Museum is delighted to announce a full day of thought-provoking events and activities to remember this historic anniversary. Daytime events between 10.00 – 16.00 are set to include ‘The Great War Boys’ Living History group, curatorial talks, The Gordon Highlanders […]
Over the weekend Mr Albert Thomas got in touch with My Turriff to ask for our help in finding the relatives of a person named on an interesting piece of Turriff History that he found. Mr Thomas from Bedford was browsing in an antique shop in Thorpness, Suffolk while on holiday recently when he came […]