Archive

 

The BLHG Archive has grown exponentially since our founding, mainly consisting of photographs. Literaly 100’s of them. It is our intention to present a selection of these for viewing on this website. As in our computer based collection, they will be organised in categories, each with a short explanation of what and where it is and if known, relevannt dates. By the nature of these things, it won’t always be possible to be specific and some categories will range far and wide. We will attempt to keep this to minimum.

 

Our hope is that you find the website enjoyable and informative. If anyone has a comment they would like to make, please do so either on our Facebook page or direct from this website. Please enjoy.

 

The BLHG Commettee.

Deeside Railway

 

The first concrete suggestions for a railway along the Dee valley were made in 1845. Following a meeting on 2 September of that year, a prospectus was issued for a ‘Deeside Railway’. The Board of the…

London Scottish Regiment in Deeside

 

London Scottish Regiment marching through Ballater on their way to their Summer camp on Deeside. They will be camping on Invercauld Estate. Picture of Queen Mother, London Scttish Honorary Colonel, inspecting…

Ballater Streets & Houses

 

The last thatched cottage in Ballater. On Golf Road where Willowbank is now. The elderly gent is Grandfather to Liz Nixon (now Breen). The cottage was rebuilt in 1901. Bridge Street Ballater from Coach…

Ballater Pipe Band

 

Ballater and the surrounding districts are in an area rich in musical tradition and talent for many differing types of musical instruments. Two of the most stirring of these have to be the bagpipes and…