Papers of Peter D. Strachan

Scope and Content

Personal papers of Peter D. Strachan relating to his time as editor of the Buchan Observer. The collection is comprised mainly of typescript notes and articles prepared for Stovies, Annals and Perriwinkle Miscellanies, regular columns in the Buchan Observer, which relate to the area's local history, c 1957 - 1983. Topics covered include Angus Gavin, Longside ecologist; effects of proposed North Sea gas terminal at Crimond airfield on the Loch of Strathbeg; building of Lanabo army base during World War One; the Lick Memorial Monument; Peterhead first Board of Health; The Albert Saga; and many more. There are also typescript copies of Dobbies Knock: the Keith Mason and the Wynd Well Jacobites and The Herring, by John Lowe Duthie; and printed copies of Annie G. Buchan, Adventures in Faith (Peterhead: The Buchan Observer and P. Scrogie, 1973) and Fenton Wyness, A Buchan Tower-House: the Story of the House of Schivas (Peterhead; The Buchan Observer and P. Scrogie, n.d.).

Administrative / Biographical History

Peter D. Strachan was editor of the Buchan Observer until c 1983


Records arranged in titled ring binders - listing in process

Conditions Governing Access

Open, subject to signature accepting conditions of use at reader registration sheet

Acquisition Information

Deposited in the University over the period 1994 and 1998, by Peter D. Strachan.

Other Finding Aids

Very brief collection level description available on Aberdeen University Library Catalogue, accessible online

Alternative Form Available

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Conditions Governing Use

Subject to the condition of the original, copies may be supplied for private research use only on receipt of a signed undertaking to comply with current copyright legislation.

Permission to make any published use of material from the collection must be sought in advance from the Head of Special Libraries and Archives (e-mail: and, where appropriate, from the copyright owner. Where possible, assistance will be given in identifying copyright owners, but responsibility for ensuring copyright clearance rests with the user of the material.

Appraisal Information

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Additional Information

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