Old Deer Memorial Inscriptions

The MIs for Old Deer have been a long time in the making  There had been, for many years, an incomplete version among the “draft MIs”, so, in 2019, the mapping was overhauled, and the “Graveyard Outing” was set for Old Deer.

Much useful work was done, but, as ever, there remained a number of loose ends. A particular problem was the large number of horizontal stones which had become heavily covered with moss or lichen, and progress with checking these was slow - although we had unexpected help from an archaeological working party which had just finished a nearby dig. 

Then came Covid, which halted all further work on-site.  But the last checks were eventually made earlier this year, and “The Kirkyard of Old Deer” (catalogue number AA077) is now available, cost £5.00.

A searchable index to the published MIs of Old Deer, and over 130 other burial grounds in North-East Scotland will be found at:

Memorial Inscription Index

 

 - Gavin Bell (MI Co-ordinator) No. 4085

 

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The Kirkyard of Old Deer Item Code: AA077 - £5.00 plus postage and packing

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Nigg Memorial Inscriptions

The parish of Nigg in Kincardineshire was originally served by the now-ruined kirk of St Fittick, down near the shore.  However, by the early 19th century, this had become too small to accommodate a growing population, and was replaced in 1829 by the new Nigg Kirk, near the summit of Tullos Hill.  Burials continued at first in the old St Fittick’s kirkyard, the first burial beside the new church being in 1878.

Nigg Kirkyard contains more than 1,000 stones, many of them commemorating members of the old fishing and sea-faring families of Nigg, Cove and Torry – Wood, Main, Guyan, Masson, Leiper and more.  The dead of both World Wars are remembered on a war memorial in the form of an obelisk and on 22 individual Commonwealth War Graves.

The Memorial Inscriptions of Nigg Kirkyard are now published: code AA075, price £7·50.  The MIs of St Fittick’s were published in 2006 as AA156 (£2·40).

A searchable index to the published MIs of St Fittick’s, Nigg Kirk, and over 130 other burial grounds in North-East Scotland will be found at:

Memorial Inscription Index

 

Gavin Bell (MI Co-ordinator) No. 4085

 

Nigg Kirkyard Cover

 

 

Ordering Information

 

The Kirkyard of Nigg - Item Code: AA075£7.50 plus postage and packing

In addition to the above title, check out our online Publications List which has a wide range of family and local history titles particularly relating to Aberdeen and the North-East.

 

To place your order, please visit:  How to Order Publications

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

More than 600,000 new records have been added to Find My Past's collection of Scotland Memorial Inscriptions which covers over 800 burial grounds across the country.  You can read more about the collection here. We're thrilled to have played a part in this project!

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