We wish to thank Aberdeen City Council, Stewart Milne, Margaret Bruce from University of Aberdeen, Historic Environment Scotland, Hunter Archaeological and Historical Trust and The Strathmartine Trust, and we are particularly grateful to Professor Richard Fawcett, Dr Bruce Walker of the Scottish Vernacular Buildings Working Group, Geoffrey Stell of RCAMHS and Richard Copsey, O. Carm.


The 1980-1 and 1986 excavations and post-excavation were funded by the Scottish Development Department (now Historic Environment Scotland) and the 1994 fieldwork and post-excavation by Stewart Milne Construction. The publication has also been supported by generous grants from the Hunter Archaeological and Historical Trust and The Strathmartine Trust and grant-aided by Historic Environment Scotland.

The Archaeological Work

The authors wish to record their gratitude to contributions made to this archaeological project by the following individuals

Susan Baillie, Ailsa Baird, Jadwiga Barnes, Linda Blanchard, David Bowler, Meryl Bruce, Katrina Campbell, Kym Campbell, John Cherry, Geoffrey Collins, Ian Cowan, Judith Cripps, Zoƫ Crutchfield, Brian Duncan, Elizabeth Eames, Richard Fawcett, Morag Ferguson, Alison Goodall, Ian Goodall, Moira Greig, Marguerite Haites, The late Dave Harding, Linda Hay, John Higgitt, Philip Holdsworth, George Leiper, Ian McGillvray, Laura Mills, Valerie Milne, Charles Murray, Morag Murray, Revel Oddy, Stuart Robertson, David Robinson, Laraine Selbie, Tim Sharpe, Nicky Spencer, Geoffrey Stell, Ingrid Stephenson, Philip Stewart, Colin Sudder, Lindsay Thomson, Richard Wellander, Pam White, Charles Wood, Nan Wylie.

The Historical Research

Thanks to Judith Cripps, Iain Gray, Siobhan Convery, Phil Astley, Fiona Musk, Martin Hall, Ruaraidh Wishart, Keith O'Sullivan, Iain Beavan, Michelle Gait, June Ellner, Gordon Des Brisay, Father Richard Copsey O.Carm, Susan Bell, Catherine Walker, Alan Knox, Frank Donnelly, Sally Crumplin, Kimm Curran.

The Publication

Thanks to the late Frank Donnelly, Jim Mellis, Marlene Weston.


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