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Graveyard Guardians of Aberdeen

Graveyard Guardians of Aberdeen

Garry Stevens No Comment

Graveyard Guardians Of Aberdeen are passionate about Aberdeen’s cemeteries and kirkyards.   Our aim is for the website www.aberdeenremembers.co.uk  to offer a platform, which encourages interest in those who have gone before us, those buried in the city, who played their part in developing our Aberdeen, both the famous and infamous. The volunteers involved are researchers, historians, photographers, monument inscribers and litter pickers etc. We respond to requests from people trying to locate local graves and we take photos for those unable to visit, much to the recipient’s delight. Many are inspired to visit Aberdeen to walk where their ancestors once walked.

We do have specific concerns regarding St Fitticks Kirkyard near the new harbour development, also a wooden memorial in John Knox Kirkyard, which is deteriorating and will disappear if not given appropriate care and attention soon. St Clements always has issues with litter and Nellfield, St Peters and St Mary’s are also looking generally neglected. Our hope is that every city cemetery may eventually have a ‘Friends of’ Group.

The good news is that a group of people are looking into becoming a Friends of Dyce West Kirkyard, Pitmedden Rd to restore the kirkyard to its former glory.  If you have time and talents and are interested in being involved with city graveyards, or would like to make a financial contribution for the Dyce Project please get in touch.

Many thanks

Pauline Gerrard


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