Glenbuchat Heritage

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Welcome to the Glenbuchat Archive Library

The Glenbuchat Heritage Archive contains 868 entries about this area for you to browse. It is provided under the auspices of the Glenbuchat Heritage Association


Glenbuchat is a picturesque Glen in Strathdon Aberdeenshire. It is a Glen of fascinating history, natural beauty and wildlife. It had suffered a dramatic population fall until recently, with a drop in the population from 500 to 50 souls. Recently, however, there has been a resurgence of people living in the Glen, both young and mature, all delighting in the beauty and natural resources of the glen.


The aim of this site is to record and make available many aspects of the history and heritage of the area. Started as a photo record site it has expanded to record many maps and text entries. Many are images or information from a bygone age; some are images from present times. New images and information are always welcome. Pages can be viewed by year, by album, by group, or by contributor, or you can use the simple search at the top of this page. This is your site so please make use of it


For details of the glen today click: Glenbuchat Today


When viewing the pages you can leave your own comments using the form at the foot of each page (please ensure that you fill in all relevant portions of the comments page; it would be appreciated if comments are left with at least a forename....anonymous comments may not be published). 


We need your help! If you have an interest in Glenbuchat, you may have access to old photos, books documents relating to the Glen. If you have, we would be delighted to display them. Contact us using the email address below.


There are 277 comments on the site at present.  You are also able to make your own album of the pages here and make this publicly available if you wish.


If you have any suggestions or would like to post a photograph or piece of information here, please email to or use the Upload tag at the top of the page
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165 Dr Bill Todd and Bellbeg

Dr Bill Todd and Bellabeg. At a recent meeting with Dr Bill Todd, a retired GP now aged 93, it came to light that he had been born in Bellabeg and spent the first few years of his life there. The following therefore are some stories and details a...

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165 Dr Bill Todd and Bellbeg
LATEST NEWS: Heritage Walk 25th Sept 2011 17 October 2011
On the afternoon of Sat 25th Sept a group of walkers started at the Glenbuchat Hall and learned about its history. We then went to Sunnybrae the site of a farm, shop and an unfortunate poisoning incid...
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164 'Watson's Inn' Strathdon163  National Treasure??122 Folk Lore and Superstitions163 John Begg at Badenyon162 Ian Begg at Beggs House121 The Forbes of Newe and the Royal Connection120 Tragedy at Crofts100 Spion Kop - Mains Farm Cottage119 Aberdeenshire Epitaphs and Inscriptions: 161 The Begg Bible Badenyon118 Backies117 Third Statistical Account 1056160 Easterbuchat Barn, Wall writings159 William Henderson, Tragic death aged 6158 Albert Strachan Presentation trophy 1926157 Dulax Cottage


29 Balloch School67 1841 Census Glenbucket87 Original 1696 Poll Book12 Carpenters at Shop Craigton17 Glenbuchat Games Committee52 Balloch School11 Glenbuchat Old Kirk30 School34 Balloch School Red Cross Roll of Honour125 John Murdoch Obituary2 Upperton Representation38 History Timeline - Glenbuchat and Scotland