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From: "Mary Legarth" <>
Subject: [ABERDEEN] Woodside
Date: Sun, 29 Nov 2009 07:45:41 +1300
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Thankyou yet again, Gavin,
I have just replied to Sandra (or was it Bob?) about the status of
Woodside, which will give you some of the answer.
The village probably came into existence in the early 19th century. The
original "Statistical Account" of 1796 mentions others of Aberdeen's
satellite villages, but not Woodside.
50 years later, Lewis's "Topographical Dictionary of Scotland" states
that the 'quoad sacra' parish (which he dates from 1834, earlier than
other sources) contained three villages: Woodside, Cotton and Tanfield.
These were reported as largely inhabited by (and one presumes were
built specifically to house) the employees at the woollen and cotton
mills which were established along the banks of the River Don.