A man hopes a reunion group will be set up for the former residents of a street where homes are being demolished as part of the new £40 million Haudagain link road.
Ian Shand, 73, recently returned to his childhood home on Logie Avenue in Aberdeen for the first time in 60 years.
Properties on the street are being flattened as part of the ambitious project to ease traffic congestion at the site.
Plans are underway to build a new link road between North Anderson Drive and Auchmill Road to reduce the number of vehicles using the roundabout.
Mr Shand is keen for a group to be set up for residents, who have now been relocated, to share treasured memories of their former homes.
He said: “I was brought up in a fishing family and have so many good memories of Logie Avenue.
“There was a wee triangle of grass – it was the place where kids played, mothers sat out and everyone got together.
“It was a big community, not just a street.
“I would love for people to get together and tell stories about the place.
“I’ve heard of many others who think the reunion group could be a good idea.
“It was a magical place to live, and I’d be sad to see the memories forgotten.”
Kevin Stewart, MSP for Aberdeen Central, said he also had good memories of the area. He said: “I had the pleasure of representing the people of Logie on Aberdeen City Council between 1999 and 2012 and was always struck by the community spirit that existed in the area.
“There were many characters and a lot of people lived in the area for a very long time.”
The demolition of empty properties in the area started in July and is expected to last several months.
Johnny Reynolds, a member of the Aberdeen History Society, used to deliver goods to the shops in the area.
He said: “Logie Avenue, and the surrounding roads, have some really interesting history.
“The name Logie literally means ‘hill going down’, and it used to meet the Scatterburn river, named so because of the water that scattered from it.
“The area was built before the war, and there were lots of trawler boys and fish merchants who had an impact on the community.
“There were good people there – working class, hardworking folk.”
Ian Shand hopes that, perhaps with help from the Aberdeen History Society, that a Logie Avenue Reunion Group could be set up so people can share stories about the much treasured area. Call 01224 467 121 for more information.