The surname of Slater with their origins from Hopeman families have all but disappeared (2015) however there are still many families where there are connections to the Slater’s still living in Hopeman.

The original settler was George Slater (Auld Dod Slater) who was born during 1805 in Rathven or the Sloch and who married Margaret Bruce b.1806 (Rathven) and they had seven of a family.  Rathven was the Parish around Buckie and ‘The Sloch’ was the old name for the fishing ...

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