In Pictures: Kintore

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The square at Kintore in 1969.
1979: Ex-Kintore provost Donald Henderson, right, and ex-town’s officer John Barron wanted signs re-erected at the entrances to the former royal burgh.
1981: Heather Morrison at the keyboard of a mini computer won by Kintore School. She’s watched by primary 7 pupils, Jim Cummings, science teacher Clive Marsden and headmaster Raymond Bisset.
1980: The Inverurie road running through Kintore past the Post Office.
1973: Harry Stephen, British Rail public relations office, explaining the new automatic half-barrier crossing at Boat of Kintore.
1986: A new £660,000 bridge over the River Don at Kintore takes shape.
1972: A sign shows Kintore’s distance to other places.
1978: The first tollhouse at Kintore was Bridgealehouse, now derelict. The modern road runs behind it, the old turnpike passes inches in front of the gaping window.
1981: A 200-year-old beech tree had to be felled after becoming unsafe.
1959: John Fraser, grandson of a former provost of Kintore, admires the coat of arms at Kintore Town House.
1969: Kintore’s famous Elephant Stone with the church behind.
Kintore’s first gala in 30 years was held in 1984. Pictured, from left, are Morag White, Jill McIntosh and Alison Jessiman.
An aerial view looking west over Kintore in 1961.
1990: Kintore Pipe Band’s Laura Napier, 14, gets tuned in by Pipe-Major Andy Smith.

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