ABOUT THIS BOOK
PUBLICATION DATE: June 4, 2014
Hidden Aberdeenshire: The Coast
By (author) Fiona-Jane Brown
Following on from the bestselling Hidden Aberdeen, Fiona-Jane Brown now presents a brand new volume, Hidden Aberdeenshire: The Coast, exploring the rich history and the most fascinating, quirky stories from the windswept lands beside the North Sea. There’s the story of James Keith, brother of the 10th Earl or Marischal, whose statue stands in Peterhead – but few know why; Captain Gray’s House, where Sir Arthur Conan Doyle took up a post as ship’s surgeon on a whaler owned by one of the most successful whaling captains of the nineteenth century; the tale of the Frasers, the family who lost their castle and generations later reclaimed it; the mystery of the university that never was; plus many more. Hidden Aberdeenshire: The Coast is a fascinating and entertaining collection of forgotten history and anecdotes from Scotland’s North-East, pieced together by historian Dr Fiona-Jane Brown.
Dr Fiona-Jane Brown, folklorist, educator and storyteller, began Hidden Aberdeen Tours as a response to the deep concern of locals about the increasing industrial and business development situation in the city. Dr Brown holds a PhD in Ethnology, gained in 2010 after studying at the Elphinstone Institute, Aberdeen’s unique centre for the study of North-East Scottish folklore. She has volunteered with the Aberdeen Urban Studies Trust and now assists at the Old Torry Community Centre.