150 years of memories

Share your own VSA memories

We invited people who’s lives had been touched by the VSA in some way to share their stories. Here you will find interview recordings from people who have been supported by the VSA in many different ways, as well as hearing from those responsible for facilitating these services and the challenges they faced delivering care during a global pandemic.

Carolyn Johnston memory
Easter Anguston Farm Van Sept 1987

Farm Manager, John Robertson (right) accepts the keys for a new van, purchased from funds raised by the Aberdeen Students Charities Campaign. Chairman of the campaign Robert Young, makes the hand-over, watched by 1988 Chairman Andrew Leaver and Jean Longley, publicity officer for VSA.
The presentation was made at VSA’s HQ in Castle Street, Aberdeen.

Carolyn Johnston
Carolyn Johnston memory
Broomhill Park Club Halloween Party 1952
Carolyn Johnston
Carolyn Johnston memory
The 3 Stowaways

3 stowaways from Hull with Mr Farquharson at Aberdeen Children’s Shelter, after being discovered on board the trawler Cassio which landed at Aberdeen.

(Evening Express 01/07/1937)

Carolyn Johnston
Carolyn Johnston memory
Queen's visit 1970

Queen's visit to VSA HQ 38 Castle Street, Aberdeen 1970

Carolyn Johnston
Carolyn Johnston memory
Broomhill Club 1949

Lady Elphinstone & Sir Hector Hetherington opening Broomhill Club 1949

Carolyn Johnston
Carolyn Johnston memory
Broomhill Club 1949

Lady Elphinstone & Sir Hector Hetherington opening Broomhill Club 1949

Carolyn Johnston

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If your life has been touched by VSA, we invite you to share your story