In Pictures: Aberdeen’s Doonies Farm

One of three Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs owned by the farm, and one of its more off-beat animals.

In this week’s Aberdonian we have taken a look back through our picture archive looking at historical images of Doonies Farm in Aberdeen.

How many of you remember visiting here as a child, on a school trip or during the Easter holidays?

Visitors Craig Lord and David Tonga ensure that Herbie the llama gets something good to eat.
Visitors Craig Lord and David Tonga ensure that Herbie the llama gets something good to eat.
Susan Gilbert hugs this day-old donkey, while the youngster’s mother, Olive, looks on.
Susan Gilbert hugs this day-old donkey, while the youngster’s mother, Olive, looks on.
Cove Primary pupil, Steven Keith feeds one of the geese at Doonies Farm.
Cove Primary pupil, Steven Keith feeds one of the geese at Doonies Farm.
Foreman Bill Aitken busy grooming seven-month-old Clydesdale, Star.
Foreman Bill Aitken busy grooming seven-month-old Clydesdale, Star.
Emma Lennox is taken with her new pal, Snowy the lamb.
Emma Lennox is taken with her new pal, Snowy the lamb.
Robert Murray, left, and Bill Aitken with new Appaloosa Blossom and mum Apple.
Robert Murray, left, and Bill Aitken with new Appaloosa Blossom and mum Apple.
Vietnamese refugees and two local helpers pose with Doonies Farm horse Prince.
Vietnamese refugees and two local helpers pose with Doonies Farm horse Prince.
 A Cameroonian pigmy goat shows whose in charge by climbing on to a picnic table.
A Cameroonian pigmy goat shows whose in charge by climbing on to a picnic table.
Visitors were charmed by this new mum, with her calf – just 12 hours old and one of three newborns.
Visitors were charmed by this new mum, with her calf – just 12 hours old and one of three newborns.
Stephanie Christie clambering into the tyres in the farm’s adventure playground.
Stephanie Christie clambering into the tyres in the farm’s adventure playground.
Brutus the red deer stag is eager for food from farm foreman Bill Aitken.
Brutus the red deer stag is eager for food from farm foreman Bill Aitken.
Craig and Audra Thomson with two of the 12 kids born at Doonies.
Craig and Audra Thomson with two of the 12 kids born at Doonies.
Duthie Park foreman Eddie Reid, Craig Lord and Wilma Findlay with two Highland calves.
Duthie Park foreman Eddie Reid, Craig Lord and Wilma Findlay with two Highland calves.
One of three Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs owned by the farm, and one of its more off-beat animals.
One of three Vietnamese pot-bellied pigs owned by the farm, and one of its more off-beat animals.
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