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Situated in the peaceful woodlands of Aden Country Park, located in what used to be the old Aden Estate laundry, resides NEFA, The North East Folklore Archive.

Established in 1999, the North East Folklore Archive, is now a long established, award winning on-line cultural resource for the study and appreciation of the traditions and social history of Aberdeenshire.

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The internet archive at is freely available to the general public and schools alike. Focusing primarily on the North East's farming and fishing communities, the archive content includes written articles, recorded interviews, biographical notes, photographs and diaries. The archive also features an ever growing collection of sound bites from traditional song and fiddle and pipe tunes.


NEFA Awards

  • Study Sphere Award for Excellence
  • In July 2006 NEFA received the Study Sphere Educational Award for Excellence. The NEFA website was selected as one of the best educational resources on the Web by Study Sphere, an Internet directory of educational resources for students, teachers and parents.
  • Innovative Teaching Concepts
  • In March 2002 NEFA was also awarded the Innovative Teaching Concepts Four-Star Award. The NEFA website was said to have exceeded expectations in providing outstanding and innovative educational content, as well as superior design layout.
  • British History Award
  • In February 2001 NEFA received the British History Bronze Award. The award was assessed on content and presentation of the NEFA website and was given to outstanding websites.


Contacting NEFA

If you would like to find out more information about NEFA please contact Gavin Sutherland on:

  • North East Folklore Archive (NEFA)
  • Aden Country Park
  • Mintlaw
  • Aberdeenshire
  • Scotland
  • AB42 5FQ
  • Tel: 01771 623938
  • Email:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
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