Deer: A local scene

The following websites contain information of local interest. If you would like to add a relevant link please send e-mail to the webmaster,, and the link will be added in due course.

Aberchirder or as it's better known Foggieloan
About Aberdeen
Aberdeenshire Community Planning Partnership
Aberdeenshire Council: Statistics by Location
Aberdeen & N.E. Scotland Family History Society
Ancient stones of Scotland
Banffshire Maritime & Heritage Association
The Book of Deer project
Buchan Countryside Group
Buchan Development Partnership
The Buchan Heritage Society
The Bullers of Buchan
The family history society of Buchan
Cairness House
Carnegie Libraries of Scotland
Concerned about wind turbines in Aberdeenshire
Crichie Village website
Cruden Bay
Delgatie Castle
Discover Buchan
Ellon and District Historical Society
Ellon: the natural choice
RCAHMS: Deer Abbey
Undiscovered Scotland: Deer Abbey
The Elphinstone Institute
Fordyce Community Website
Fyvie Castle website
Grampian Yoga Association
Discover Gardenstown
Friends of Grampian Stones
The great north east corner
A brief introduction to karate
Kennethmont website
Kinnaird Radio, Community Radio Station, Fraserburgh
The Mintlaw & District Community Council website
Leopard:The Magazine for North-East Scotland
The North East Folklore Archive
Peterhead Business Forum
New Deer Show
New Pitsligo
A postcard from New Pitsligo
Peterhead—the unofficial Peterhead Website
Portal to Portlethen
Portsoy and Sandend
Rhynie, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Scotland's places
Traditional music and song association
of Scotland
St Combs Primary School Website
Turriff and District
The Buchan Observer http:/
Watercolour paintings of the north-east of Scotland
Waves Radio 101.2 FM in North East Scotland
Wikipædia: Wikipedia in Scots


Anon. (No date) The society of the horseman's word, The Society of Esoteric Endeavour, Caduceus Books, 28 Darley Road, Burbage, Hinckley, Leicestershire, LE10 2RL, UK.
Anson, Peter F. (1950) Scots Fisherfolk, Banffshire Journal Ltd (for The Saltire Society).
Anson, Peter F. (1965) Fisher folk-lore, Faith Press, London.
Buchan, Alex. R. (2008) Pitfour 'The Blenheim of the North',The Buchan Field Club, Occasional Publication No. 4, Peterhead.
Buchan, Peter and Toulmin, David (1989) Buchan claik: the saut an the glaur o't, Gordon Wright Publishing, Edinburgh.
Clark, Michael G. (No date) The stone circles of Buchan, Published by the author, Ivydene, Mintlaw Station, Peterhead, Aberdeenshire.
Donald, Donna M. (No date) Old Mintlaw and Longside, Sternlake Publishing Limited, Catrine, Ayrshire, KA5 6RD, UK.
Elphinstone, Kathleen (No date) Deer Parish Church 200 years on, P. Scrogie, Peterhead.
Leatherhead, C. (1985) Dracula, The novel and the legend, Aquarian Press, Wellingborough, Northamptionshire, UK.
Fenton, Alexander (1987) Wirds an' wark 'e seasons roon on an Aberdeenshire farm, Aberdeen University Press, Aberdeen, Scotland.
Fenton, Alexander (2005) Buchan words and ways, Birlinn Ltd, Edinburgh.
Giles, James (1936) ed. Simpson, W. Douglas Drawings of Aberdeenshire Castles, The third Spalding Club, Aberdeen.
Leith Hay, Andrew (1849) The castellated architecture of Aberdeenshire, D. Wyllie and Son, Aberdeen.
Leith Hay, Andrew (1887) Castles of Aberdeenshire, Historical and descriptive notices. Partly reprinted from Sir Andrew Leith Hay's The castellated architecture of Aberdeenshire with pen and ink drawings by Wm. Taylor, D. Wyllie and Son, Aberdeenshire.
Lockhart, Douglas G. (2001) The Agricultural History Review 49:(1) 17–40 Lotted lands and planned villages in north-east Scotland.
Lyon, Russell (2003) The quest for the orginal horse whisperers, Luath Press, Edinburgh.
MacGibbon, David and Ross, Thomas (1887) The castellated and domestic architecture of Scotland from the twelfth to the eighteenth century, David Douglas, Edinburgh.
Archived at
McKean, Charles (1990), Banff and Buchan, Mainstream Publications (Scotland) Ltd.
McKean, Charles (1991) Proc. Soc. Antiq. Scot, 121: 369–390,The house of Pitsligo.
Melville, Mary (No date) Deer Abbey, The Book of Deer Project.
Pratt, John B. (1858) Buchan, Facsimile published in 1978 by Heritage Press, Turriff, Scotland.
Rush, Christopher (2007) Hellfire and Herring, Profile Books Ltd, London.
Smith, Alexander (1992) Fairmin' the wey it wis 1925–26, Published by the author, 23, Clunie Street, Banff, AB45 1HY.
Summers, David W. (1988) Fishing off the knuckle—the fishing villages of Buchan, Centre for Scottish Studies, University of Aberdeen, Old Aberdeen, Scotland.
Taylor, James (No date) Fishing the North East, Famedram Publishers Ltd, Gartocharn, West Dunbartonshire.
Watt, Christian (ed. Fraser, David) (1988) The Christian Watt Papers (2nd ed.), Caledonian Books, Collieston, Aberdeenshire.

This site is listed in the British Towns and Villages Encyclopaedia of Great Britain and we can be found in the entry for Old Deer