Tag Archives: Scottish Heritage

The farm byre during the 1950s audio post

Cattle chained in a stall

This audio recording done in the Doric dialect of Aberdeenshire features Don Carney discussing how the cattle were looked after during the time they were housed in the farm byre. He chats to local Aberdeenshire farmer Henry Grey when he is sorting the nowt in his byre. Henry describes all the tasks done starting with […]

Access over 500 hours of film about the heritage of Scotland free of charge during this Lockdown period. Blog

Overview I write to inform you of our response to the Coronavirus lockdown which is to provide free private access and use of our unique award-winning film archive for Scottish heritage enthusiasts.   24/7 access As people all over the world are either in lockdown or practicing social distancing, we are making footage from our […]

Winner of the Best Scottish Heritage Media Archive award 2020 Blog

Media Archive Award My north east heritage film archive has been awarded the Best Scottish Heritage Media Archive 2020, for recording and digitally archiving more than 500 hours of unique heritage footage. The film footage captures aspects of life and work of a past north east of Scotland from the early 1900s. Diverse use of […]

My unique 500 hoors o archive film aboot the north easts heritage is noo available free o charge

This Blog is produced in  Doric first and then below that it is produced in English Aa buddy in Lockdoon We abuddy hain t bide at hame for an affa lang time wi canna get oot n aboot t appreciate athin that Scotland his t offer. A lot o us injoy gaain t the places […]

Horseman’s memories poem

Well fit like the day its Dr Doric again we a blether aboot oor past. As a heritage film maker, I have seen and filmed an affa lot o interesting things aboot oor Scottish past. Een o the maist interestin features I hiv filmed is the work o the Clydesdale horse as deen here in […]

Sorting the nowt in the byre 1940s style

Cow looking at camera from her stall in the byre

The farming year is always the same. A time for ploughing, planting and harvesting. Through all that work is the need to look after animals on the farm. I was brought up on a mixed farm called Drumnaheath beside Kintore in Aberdeenshire. We had pigs’ hens, turkeys for Xmas selling, sheep and cattle. The cattle […]

The ordinary persons story of Scottish life from 1890 to 1960

Scottish Heritage Family History Large

My interest in my ancestors unknown to me started when I was a school child some 60 years ago. As the son of a farmer in Aberdeenshire in Scotland I was very much part of the farm work force, even after I left home and started to work in my own career. Background As the youngest […]

The Meal and Ale the 1940s disco night for rural Aberdeenshire folk

A concert in the farm barn

The Meal and Ale the 1940s disco night for rural Aberdeenshire folk The harvest celebration Up to the late 1940s the celebration of the hairst being finished was celebrated in each district of Aberdeenshire with an evening eating drinking dancing and listening to local talent doing their party piece. Nothing different about that you might […]

The Aberdeenshire and Scottish Local Agricultural Shows 1930s

Summer time was Show time The summer time was the time when most towns and villages in Aberdeenshire had their own local agricultural show. It was one of the few highlights of the year that Scottish people looked forward to and it represented the heritage of Aberdeenshire. For the spectator it was a showcase of […]