Local History walks and talks on Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire Chairman Jim Fiddes is available to give talks on the following subjects to interested groups. The talks are all profusely illustrated and some can also be done as walks. 1/ The Granite Men: a history of the granite industries of Aberdeen and North East Scotland 2/ Craigievar Castle and the family who lived in it 3/ The Old Skene Road, through the parish of Skene 4/ Skene House and some of the people who lived in it 5/ Queen's road to Holburn Junction : history and architecture of Aberdeen's West End 6/ Through Old Aberdeen 7/ Through Rosemount and Gilcomston : history and architecture 8/ From Marischal Street to Rosemount Viaduct in Aberdeen 9/ Tommy Scott Sutherland :architect, entrepreneur, character 10/ Pitfodels and the early history of Garthdee 11/ The Duthie Park and Ferryhill
In preparation 12/ The Green to the Castlegate : the old route into the heart of Aberdeen
We normally have several meetings a year held in the Westhill Library on a Wednesday evening from 6 - 7 pm. At the meetings we conduct any business but also spend some time reminiscing about days gone by, people and places in the parish of Skene. Occasionally we have also held walks along the Old Skene Road from Brodiach to Kirkton of Skene, describing the history of the parish as we go. At the coffee mornings and other events we try to display photographs, old maps etc.
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