We have decided to close the Society's premises as a precaution after a Covid contact alert.  Our Research Centre is being kept sanitised according to protocols, and will reopen for all volunteers and visitors on Tuesday 3rd August 2021.

We are pleased to announce that all procedures are in place for reopening our Centre from Tuesday 4th May 2021.

Until further notice, access will be by appointment only.  An appointment lasts for up to 2½ hours, between 10:15am and 12:45pm Monday to Saturday or between 1:15pm and 3:45pm Monday to Friday.  To reserve a slot, please telephone the Society on 01224 646323 between 10am and 4pm, Monday to Friday or between 10am and 1pm Saturday.

All users of our Centre must bring and wear a face-covering. To prepare for your visit to our Centre, please read our Covid-19 Safety Policy and other guidelines here.  An appointment is for one person at one computer only. Staff can fetch other materials for you. For our remote members, it may also be possible to book a slot for a video consultation with a volunteer (e.g. using Zoom or Google Meet).

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!