Ellon man to discover family history on show

Keen photographer Neil Fraser will appear on 'The Generation Frame' next week
Keen photographer Neil Fraser will appear on 'The Generation Frame' next week

An Ellon man will make an appearance on a new BBC Scotland show next week.

Neil Fraser will feature on the second episode of ‘The Generation Frame’ on Monday evening.

The show sees two families go on a personal journey to uncover their family story with an exciting modern twist.

With the help of genealogists and experts, each family discovers how their story fits into the wider history of Scotland and, in turn, how they each became who they are today.

As each family investigates their own history, they delve into Scotland’s rich public archive collections and meet genealogists and experts who offer enlightening context to the family stories that have passed through the generations.

At the end of the programme each family is presented with a unique family treasure – their own Generation Frame.

Neil is a keen landscape photographer and scout leader, and there has been a long standing family rumour that they are related to Burke and Hare, the notorious Edinburgh murderers and Neil wants to find out the truth.

Neil said: “There is a rumour that on my mother’s side, we have a relation to Burke of Burke and Hare, the serial killers. Anything we can dredge up would be amazing.”

With the help of genealogist Lorna Kinnaird, Neil journeys through the winding closes and underground world of Edinburgh’s Old Town in the hope of finding out the truth about the skeletons in his family’s closet.

With rumours explored and war heroes remembered, Neil discovers long-forgotten ancestors who shaped the life of his family.

The show will air at 8pm on Monday, May 27.