Below is a list of publications relating to life in Kemnay written by people who reside here or have done in the past, some are still on sale locally and others can be obtained from the Library.





Statistical Account of Scotland 1791-1799

Edited by Sir John Sinclair. Republished in 1982. Kemnay report written by Rev Patrick Mitchell.


New Statistical Account of Scotland

by ministers of the respective parishes 1843. Report for Kemnay drawn up by Rev Dr Patrick Mitchell, Submitted by Rev George Peter.


Third Statistical Account of Scotland

Edited by Henry Hamilton. Published 1960. Parish of Kemnay, J Minto Robertson


General View of the Agriculture of Aberdeenshire

G Skene Keith, Minister of Keithall and Kinkell 1811



A New History of Aberdeenshire

Alexander Smith. 1875


DON  (A poem with large notes)

Charles Dawson Schoolmaster of Kemnay 1805. Reprinted 1905


Kemnay Bazaar Book 1895


Boy in a Village

Hunter Diack. 1962


That Village by the Don

Hunter Diack. 1965


A Book for Kemnay

Brian Innes. 1977


Kemnay Scouts 60 years On. 1924-1984


Centenary Recipe Book 1887-1987

Kemnay Parish Church Woman’s Guild


Without Fanfare The Story of my Family

Susan Burnett. 1994


Kemnay Parish Church A History of 150 years



Tales o’ the Maisters(A History of Kemnay School)

Duncan A Downie, Donald M Morrison, Anna M Muirhead. 1995


Street Names in the Village of Kemnay

Duncan A Downie. 1999


From the Wilderness to Paradise (Developments in Agriculture in theParish of Kemnay 1750s – 1860s)

Duncan A Downie. 2000


Kemnay Parish and its People Part I

Duncan A Downie. 2003


Kemnay Parish and its People Part 2

Duncan A Downie. 2005


John Fyfe One Hundred and Fifty Years 1846-1996

A History of Kemnay Quarries 1996


Memories of Fetternear

Alan Mackie. 2000


A Journey Through Time

Alan Mackie. 2004