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Glenbuchat Heritage

Sponsors of the Glenbuchat Heritage
Margaret Duffus Leasing
Freen of Reed Harlaw

Welcome to the Glenbuchat Archive Library

The Glenbuchat Heritage Archive contains 1188 entries about this area for you to browse. It is provided under the auspices of the Glenbuchat Heritage Association. The web site even has its own fiddle tune "Glenbuchat Heritage" courtesy of Paul Cranford.

 Glenbuchat is a picturesque Glen in Strathdon Aberdeenshire. It is a Glen of fascinating history, natural beauty and wildlife. It had suffered a dramatic population fall until recently, with a drop in the population from 500 to 50 souls. Recently, however, there has been a resurgence of people living in the Glen, both young and mature, all delighting in the beauty and natural resources of the glen.


The aim of this site is to record and make available many aspects of the history and heritage of the area. Started as a photo record site it has expanded to record many maps and text entries. Many are images or information from a bygone age; some are images from present times. New images and information are always welcome. Pages can be viewed by year, by album, by group, or by contributor, or you can use the simple search at the top of this page. This is your site so please make use of it


For details of the glen today click: Glenbuchat Today


When viewing the pages you can leave your own comments using the form at the foot of each page (please ensure that you fill in all relevant portions of the comments page; it would be appreciated if comments are left with at least a forename....anonymous comments may not be published). 


We need your help! If you have an interest in Glenbuchat, you may have access to old photos, books documents relating to the Glen. If you have, we would be delighted to display them. Contact us using the email address below.


There are 398 comments on the site at present.  You are also able to make your own album of the pages here and make this publicly available if you wish.


If you have any suggestions or would like to post a photograph or piece of information here, please email to info@glenbuchatheritage.com. or use the Upload tag at the top of the page
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159 Grave No 94 John Gordon

Click to return to Grave Yard Plan Here lies John Gordon, sometime farmer in Achavaich, who died Feby. 23rd, 1779, aged 45, and a daughter Hellen, and John, Alexr., Jean, and Henerita Gordons, who survive.   Done by ye care of ...

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159 Grave No 94 John Gordon
LATEST NEWS: Heritage Walk 25th Sept 2011 17 October 2011
On the afternoon of Sat 25th Sept a group of walkers started at the Glenbuchat Hall and learned about its history. We then went to Sunnybrae the site of a farm, shop and an unfortunate poisoning incid...
Latest Pictures
12 Strathdon Funerals 1940/4111Castle Newe9 Old Glenbucket15 Lonach Family14 Monument to Sir John Forbes 197313 Lonach Gathering 1934 and 191012 Lonach Gathering 1931 & 193211 Lonach Men 3 10 Lonach Men 29 Lonach Men 18 Lonach Pipers7 Pipe Band 1929 and Pipers Ball 19366 Lonach 1900 and 19285 Lonach Men 1897 and 19104 Forbes Clan Chiefs3 Funeral of Sir John Forbes 1905


67 1841 Census Glenbucket29 Balloch School87 Original 1696 Poll Book137 Dawson Calum Family Tree12 Carpenters at Shop Craigton17 Glenbuchat Games Committee52 Balloch School11 Glenbuchat Old Kirk17 Baltimore Farm30 School34 Balloch School Red Cross Roll of Honour125 John Murdoch Obituary