Echoes from Cromar’s Past   Launched in 1994 as a two page “Newsletter” and later renamed “Echoes from Cromar’s Past”, our popular annual magazine has grown in size until, in 2014, a special World War 1 commemorative issue occupied more than a hundred pages.

All our publications are printed on demand and charged at cost.  They are also available on request free as PDF files.   For an up-to-date list and details of how to obtain copies, visit the link below and download the complete list of contents for every issue of our Newsletter and Echoes From Cromar’s Past available on this link: 

Echoes 1 to 26 Contents Dec. 2020

Our latest bumper edition of Echoes is available to download as a .pdf of the whole issue or as individual articles. Just click on the button below.

Echoes from Cromar’s Past No 26  2020

Earlier editions of Echoes can be accessed from our Archives but you can also download some  the most recent editions of Echoes as PDF files from the pages linked here

To encourage you, we are linking below to some examples of articles :
Researched from a newspaper : 1866 Tarland Mail Bag Robbery
Reminiscences : A Loon Fae The Toon


Other Cromar History Group Publications

Anither Keek At Tarland’s Lang SyneThe first seven issues of the short Newsletter were compiled as a single volume published in 2003. This is about 10 megabytes if you wish to download.

You can also download:  CHG Newsletter No 8  2002 and  CHG Newsletter No 9  2003

Tarland’s Bygone Days Revisited : Published in 2019, this much enlarged version of CHG’s very first publication contains extracts from reminiscences by Tarland senior citizens recorded in 1995 as well as other items written for publication in 1995 but subsequently ‘lost’ for over twenty years! The full download is about 17 megabytes

A History of Corrachree – A history of the house of Corrachree and its various previous owners, compiled by Sandra van Huesden

Home_Front_2Home Front: Aboyne & Cromar : In 2014, we honoured the contributions and sacrifices made by the people of Cromar during WW1 by an Exhibition, a special edition of Echoes and by commissioning research which led to a wonderful talk at the Exhibition.  This is now available as a 140 page publication. This includes all of the images used during the talk, with additional background information on each. Contact us at


Books featuring the Local Area

Cawnpore to Cromar : Marion Miller : A history of the MacRobert Family and their involvement in the Howe of Cromar. Published by Librario Publishing Limited, Aberdeen 2014.

Loch Kinnord : Its history and antiquities : J.G. Michie : A 19th century archaeologist’s view on the history of the area and its archaeology. Originaly publishd in 1910, reprinted by Ballater Books in 2010.

The Prehistoric Antiquities of The Howe Of Cromar ; Sir Alexander Ogston, Published by The Spalding Club in Aberdeen in 1931.

Great Crowns of Stone : The Recumbent Stone Circles of Scotland : Adam Welfare : Comprehensive work on the great stone circles on the North East. Published by Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland (RCAHMS) in 2011.

Taran’s Wheel : Jim Forbes : A novel (genre : thriller) whose central events are set in the Howe of Cromar. Available from Kinord Books.