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Video: Tattie picking in the north-east

27/10/2019

In this week’s Aberdonian we’re focusing on tattie picking in the north-east We’ve dug out these images from across our archive of farmers and young people taking part in what was an annual tradition.

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Video: Ploughing on in the north-east

13/10/2019

In this week’s Aberdonian we’re focusing on the north-east’s farming industry. We’ve dug out these images from across archive images people in the north-east working in the industry over the last 60 years.

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Video: Rugby rucks over the years

29/09/2019

In this week’s Aberdonian, and with the Rugby World Cup in full swing, we’re focusing on the north-east’s rugby players We’ve dug out these images from across our archives take in the past few decades.

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Video: Focus on fiddle players

29/09/2019

In this week’s Aberdonian we’re focusing on the north-east’s fiddle players. We’ve dug out these images from across our archives take in the past few decades.

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Video: Step up for Scottish Country Dancing

15/09/2019

Most of us would have done Scottish Country Dancing at school. Some were could enough to travel to competitions across the region. Here we’ve taken a look back through our archives at some of the fantastic dancers

A magpie at a feeding station
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Our Aberdeen: Pecking order portrayed in cool clarity

15/09/2019

This painting by William Gouw Ferguson (about 1632–1695) is one of the most enigmatic paintings in the collection of Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums. It shows the fruits of a hawking expedition – a dead pigeon and magpie suspended from a nail along with a hawk’s hood.

Making air raid shelters at Robert Gordons College. Picture was taken 26 September 1939
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Video: Aberdeen prepares for WW2

08/09/2019

This week marked the 80th anniversary of World War Two. To mark the date we’re featuring a selection of images from our archive showing how Aberdeen prepared for the beginning of the war.

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Video: Looking back on the new school term

01/09/2019

Every week our archive team pick a selection of their favourite images taken by our photographers over the past few decades – today we’re stepping back in time to look at historic images north-east kids’ first day at school.  

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