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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.

If you want a paper copy, all our publications can be printed on demand and charged at cost.  Contact us at They are also available to download FREE as PDF files.   For an up-to-date list of articles visit the link below and download the complete list of contents for every issue of our Newsletter and Echoes From Cromar’s Past

Echoes 1 to 28 Contents May. 2023

See Issue No 27 for the story about the Tarland War Memorial
 Our  bumper edition of Echoes No 28  2022 is available to download as a .pdf of the whole issue or as individual articles from this link.
Earlier editions of Echoes can be  downloaded 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.

 CHG Newsletter No 8  2002 and  CHG Newsletter No 9  2003 can also be downloaded.

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.