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Glenbuchat Heritage

Alan Johnston

Short Biography of Alan
Born at Milton 1943 to John & Jessie (Janet) Johnston (née Matthew). Third of 4 sons. Sandy 1930, George 1932, & Gordon 1945.
Glenbuchat School under Miss Walker 1948-55
Inverurie Academy 1955-61
Aberdeen University1961-5 BSc Eng
Worked in Glasgow area until 1971 when we moved back to Aberdeen.
1971-1996 Torry Research Station Aberdeen as a Chartered Engineer.
1996-7 Northern College PG Dip Sec Ed.
1997-2008 Taught Design & Technology at Fraserburgh & Northfield Academies, latterly part time & supply.
Retired in 2008.
Married Susanne in 1967. Two family, Eric 1969 & Linda 1971.
Joined TA at Aberdeen UOTC in 1961 and served off & on until ending up as a Major without hearing a shot fired in anger.
In 1990 press ganged to be Chairman of the local Branch of SSAFA Forces Help. Stepped down as Chairman in 2009 but still a caseworker & other odd jobs.
Find time for gardening, caravanning, hill walking & Family History.
28 shooting John Johnston & visitor probably Beltimb
14 Wedding 1900's A Glen wedding outside the Hall Newspaper photo of guests at the wedding of Maggie Callum and Ja...
16 Wedding 1982 Linda Johnston, Gordon & Helen Gauld nee Johnston (Milton) 7 Aug 1982
17 Old Bridge of Buchat Old Bridge of Buchat
18 Wedding 1964 David & Kathleen Thomson 28 March 1964. (David Bowiebank, Dockington)
19 Wedding 1967 David Moir Rita Moir nee Sanderson (Netherton) 20 May 1967 Benghazi
20 Beltimb 1930's Old House at Beltimb 1930s
21 Picnic Back row: Sandy Thom snr, C Stephen, Mrs Foote (visitor), John Johnston, Front row: Sandy Thom jnr,...
22 Feeding Hens Sandy, George & Janet Johnston and Aberdeen relatives outside old house Beltimb 1930s
23 Boys in Snow George & Sandy Johnston outside Beltimb 1930s
24 Peat Beltimb Peat stack Beltimb
24 Lonach 1948 George Johnston (Milton) at his first Lonach 1948

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