Abergeldie – on the edge of the Dee

3rd January 2016: I was distressed to wake up this morning to hear the news that Abergeldie castle’s fate is more uncertain than it has ever been. Abergeldie has the … Continue reading Abergeldie – on the edge of the Dee

Dwine’t awa an Deid

Chapter 1 of ‘Deeside Tales: the stories of a small glen’: Dwine’t awa an Deid The Highland Clearance – we know the history; and why should it be any different … Continue reading Dwine’t awa an Deid

God With Us – Abergeldy (part 1)

Chapter 4 of ‘Deeside Tales’: Abergeldy has become a dear friend to me and perhaps in another life I would be fortunate enough to be its chatelaine. Yet that is … Continue reading God With Us – Abergeldy (part 1)

Rachel Gordon of Abergeldy

With the death of Peter, the thirteenth laird of Abergeldy, in 1819 the entrail took a knights-shift. Peter had no son and heir to leave his estate, and so it … Continue reading Rachel Gordon of Abergeldy

The Muckle Inventors – Littlemill

Chapter 7 of ‘Deeside Tales’: The Muckle Inventors – Littlemill This chapter takes us to the life-blood of Deeside, for its capillaries, like the Girnoc, all flow into the silvery … Continue reading The Muckle Inventors – Littlemill

The Forgotten Door

Chapter 8 of Deeside Tales: The Forgotten Door – The Genechal It was with very great interest that I read chapter seven of Robert Smith’s book ‘A Queen’s Country’ published … Continue reading The Forgotten Door