Who Are We

Aboyne and Deeside Heritage Society has over 90 members, young and not so young, who are creating and sharing an interest in the heritage and culture of Aboyne and Deeside and the community’s relationship with the wider world.

Strachans Shop
An early outing of the society showing the committee enjoying the sunshine. Note the rather relaxed pose of the gentleman next to the van?
Where could this be?

The historic stained-glass window in the Huntly Arms, Aboyne.
Photographed at the Aboyne Games in 1930, the Marquis of Aberdeen and the Marquis of Huntly are smiling , but it is not really clear that they completely get Sir Harry Lauder’s joke.


Claire Bruce, Glentanar – extreme right.
John Henderson, ADHS Chairman – centre

Aboyne and Deeside Heritage Society visit to Glentanar Estate 7th August 2023

Earlier this month, a contingent of Aboyne and Deeside Heritage Society members visited Glentanar Estate. They were treated to a talk by Claire Bruce on William Cunliffe Brooks and George Truefitt, and learned much about the history of Glentanar. After a guided walk around the Estate, they were treated to tea, coffee and cakes in the Glentanar ballroom. Many thanks to Claire Bruce and to Aoibhinn Martin, Glentanar Estate’s Events Coordinator, for a most enjoyable afternoon.