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"Oor Sodger Loons", &c.,

A. Buchan,

Prepared from an original booklet of poems in the possession of Ian Smith, Belwade Cottage, Aboyne. The idea put forward by George Smith, Building, Contractor, Dee-Sealladh, Charleston Road, Aboyne.

Ian was Water Board Inspector for Deeside, now retired. He is a piper sergeant and teaches piping. George was the builder who built the granite gates on the Aboyne Green in the year 2000.

Footnotes for some of the poems are given here

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Go To Page Introduction Acknowledgements Poems 1 Poems 2 Tae Sister Jean

With contributions from:

Harold Burnett, 7 Morven Place, Aboyne, born Huntly Cottages 1914.
Miss Cathy Christie, sometime of Birsemore Cottage, Birse.
Fred Davidson, Sunbury, Balmoral Terrace, Aboyne, sometime of Rowan Bank.
Mrs Agnes Anderson 2 Bonty Court, Aboyne, born Sawmill Cottage, Birse.
Mrs Ivy Littlejohn, 3 Ladywood Drive, Aboyne, sometime of Newmill, Birse.
Mrs Meg Murray, Craigendinnie Croft, Aboyne.
Sandy Philip, 4 Ladywood Drive, Aboyne, born Huntly Cottages.
Mrs Dorothy White, Ardgathnie, Huntly Road, Aboyne.
Miss Norah Wright, 13 Bonty Court, Aboyne, sometime of Tombey, Aboyne.

Many thanks to all those who contributed in some small way to my researches.

My grateful thanks also go to Brad Hepburn of London, who is a great nephew of our poet. Brad came across my web page and has been very kind in passing on information on Sandy Buchan.

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Introduction A History of Royal Deeside The Deeside Railway The Old Military Road Old Kirkyardst
Queen Victoria and Royal Deeside John Brown, Loyal Servant Francis Farquharson Lord Byron, poet Alexander Gordon
Macbeth and Braemar Braemar Gathering and Highland Games History of Braemar Clan Farquharson Bridges of Ballater
19th Century Ballater History of Dinnet area Aboyne History Aboyne Wartime Poetry Aboyne Great War Records
History of Dinnet History of Tarland Scott Skinner, the Strathspey King Glen O' Dee Hospital Brunel's Bridge
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