Tour Scotland
Home Page

Banff, Buchan Books

Buchan ClaikBuchan Claik: A Compendium of Words and Phrases from the North-east of Scotland Buchan Claik combines the writing talents of two of Aberdeenshire’s best-known authors, ex-fisherman Peter Buchan and ex-farmworker David Toulmin, to produce a splendid hoard of words, sayings, proverbs, rhymes and reminiscences from the North-East of Scotland, particularly the Buchan area, where they both lived and worked for most of their lives. Following the publication of the first edition of this book in 1989 they continued to collect material, making notes as it came to mind and this second edition, revised and updated, provides an extra forty pages of new information. Although ‘Buchan Claik’ is presented alphabetically, it is more than just a dictionary. These men had too much information on tap; too many stories up their sleeves; too many years discussing the land and the sea to be muzzled by the constraints a dictionary would apply. Given a free rein, they compiled a book which will become a safe-deposit for an important part of our heritage.

Buchan TalesCraiters Written in Northeast dialect as it has been used over the last six decades, this collection of 20 stories are about animals, birds and other creatures, and about Buchan life seen through a boy's eyes. An appendix analyzes the language and spelling of the Auchterless dialect from Aberdeenshire.

Land Of The Lost

Land of the Lost: Exploring the... North-east's Vanished Townships. This is a book about a search for a sense of the past, looking at old days and old ways; hoping, perhaps, to find a whisper of those voices on the braes. This is the story of the vanished peoples of the Northeast; of people and places whose lives, achievements and traditions are today on the very edge of memory. Through Deeside, Donside, Strathavon and beyond, Bob Smith searches out the deserted and forgotten villages and clachans which lay throughout the area and whose rich history is now often simply commemorated by anonymous ruins set deep in remote glens. First published in 1997, Land of the Lost was an instant success. This new edition has been expanded by almost half to incorporate chapters on the glens south of Strathdon, the area around Belnagauld and the Bunzeach, Mulloch Hill, the track known as the Pollach Road, the fermtouns around Monymusk, and the area around Foudland. It also includes numerous rare archive photographs.

Peterhead Incuding Maps of Fraserburgh

Peterhead: Incuding Maps of Fraserburgh,... Macduff, Banff, Portsoy and Mintlaw.

The Whaling Years: Peterhead 1788-1893.

Tell It to an Aberdonian!: Humour of the... North-east.

Jamie Fleeman's Country Cookbook:... Traditional Recipes from the North East of Scotland.

Peterhead in Old Picture Postcards.

Doric: The Dialect of North-east... Scotland.

More from Turriff: 1939-1999.

Buchan Claik: A Compendium of Words and... Phrases from the North-east of Scotland.

The Road to Maggieknockater: Exploring... Aberdeen and the North-east Through Its Place-name.

Roots in a Northern Landscape:... Celebrations of Childhood in the North East of Scotland.

North East Castles: Castles in the... the Landscape of North East Scotland.

The Scots Fiddle: Tunes, Tales and... Traditions of the North-east and Central Highlands.

Turriff: A Pictorial Record of the Town... of Turriff Through the Twentieth Century, Including Local Poetry and Historical Items.

The North-east Collection: 25 Tunes from... the Great Houses of the North-east of Scotland.

Return To Tour Banff Buchan Scotland

Tour Scotland
Tour Edinburgh
Tour Island Of Skye

Rent A Self Catering Hoilday Cottage In Scotland

Share This Tour Scotland Web Page

Top Destinations
Tour Europe