Tuesday, May 22, 2018

AGM update for www.abernyte.org and ada.abernyte.org

This update covers the whole of 2017.
As in previous years the community website has continued as a popular, small community site.

In comparison to previous years, the number of visitors to the Abernyte site has dropped although still a very healthy 300,000. What is interesting is that the number of visitors to the Digital Archive has soared to 200,000 in the past year. So taken together we are still a popular digital destination!

Population of the Digital Archive www.ada.abernyte.org has seen considerable progress in the past year and it is substantially complete with the historical data available to us at present. We still have a section to construct on Rossie which although is outside the parish of Abernyte, exerted a considerable influence over the years and we have much interesting material.

The software which underpins both the Abernyte site and the Archive is being upgraded to newer versions which should be released during 2018. This continual progress is necessary to meet the many threats and challenges in the digital world and to ensure we are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) which comes into force in May 2018. Considerable work will be required to ensure both sites are compatible with these changes, accordingly we have imposed a freeze on changes to both sites for now.
Alasdair and I have placed this as the priority for 2018 and although we will endeavour to ensure the sites are usually available some of the changes will require the sites to be temporarily withdrawn.

The top three countries accessing the Website are:
1. UK
2. USA
3. Poland
The wildcard visitor awards going to the Seychelles and Mauritius.

The top three countries accessing the Digital Archive are:
1. UK
2. Australia
3. USA
Wildcard visitors here are Morocco and Lebanon.

I am grateful to the Community Interest Company committee for their continuing support and encouragement in keeping the website and Archive running. What information we include in both sites and what we leave out is always a fine balance and I am grateful for the opinions and guidance I receive.

As always, should anyone wish a feature or information included in the website please contact Gordon on 01828 686677 or email me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.