In Pictures: Paper mills of the North-east

In last week’s Aberdonian we took a look through our archives at historical images of paper mills across the North-east.

Do you have any memories of these massive industrial centres, did you, or your grandparents and parents, ever work at any of the North-east’s many paper mills?

An aerial view of the Culter Paper Mill taken in 1948.
An aerial view of the Culter Paper Mill taken in 1948.
Princess Alexandra asks labourer Frank Fullerton about his job, on a visit to launch a new project.
Princess Alexandra asks labourer Frank Fullerton about his job, on a visit to launch a new project.
Isobell Hunter, left and Minnie Clark, with bricks from the Culter Chimney.
Isobell Hunter, left and Minnie Clark, with bricks from the Culter Chimney.
A forklift driver digs into the mound of wasterwater paper at Mugiemoss Mill
A forklift driver digs into the mound of wasterwater paper at Mugiemoss Mill
The Culter Paper Mill's chimney was demolished with a month of this picture
The Culter Paper Mill’s chimney was demolished with a month of this picture
Hundreds of guests of employees saw the, by then then, Federal Tait Mill
Hundreds of guests of employees saw the, by then then, Federal Tait Mill
Donside Court, right with its views on to the Donside Paperworks and Seaton high-rises in the distance.
Donside Court, right with its views on to the Donside Paperworks and Seaton high-rises in the distance.
An exterior view of the Culter Paper Mill, which would not survive to the mid-80s
An exterior view of the Culter Paper Mill, which would not survive to the mid-80s
One of the enormous paper machines at Mugiemoss Mill
One of the enormous paper machines at Mugiemoss Mill
A lab assistant looks for minute flaws in the paper at Stoneywood Mill
A lab assistant looks for minute flaws in the paper at Stoneywood Mill
A drierman and machine assistant keep an eye on paper at the 'wet end' at Stoneywood Mill
A drierman and machine assistant keep an eye on paper at the ‘wet end’ at Stoneywood Mill
Mountains of huge paper rolls stacked high at Stoneywood Paper Mill
Mountains of huge paper rolls stacked high at Stoneywood Paper Mill
The Thomas Tait mill at Inverurie invested heavily in up-to-date machinery, but still had it's water wheel.
The Thomas Tait mill at Inverurie invested heavily in up-to-date machinery, but still had it’s water wheel.
The reel-up of No.3 machine at Inverurie's Thomas Tait Paper Mill in Inverurie
The reel-up of No.3 machine at Inverurie’s Thomas Tait Paper Mill in Inverurie

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