Victoria Park

Victoria Park offers a taste of tranquillity in the heart of Aberdeen, a mirage of botanic bliss. A floral chorus of colour captivates the park visitor. Situated within the elegant Rosemount area of the city, the park was named after Queen Victoria and dates from 1871. A sonnet of simple symmetry, the park is laid […]

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The Galloway Hoard

An exciting exhibition of Viking-age treasure runs at Aberdeen Art Gallery until Sunday 23 October 2022, an etching of enigmas, a modern mystery in silver and silk. The Galloway Hoard, discovered in South Scotland in 2014, dates from around 900AD and comprises the largest collection of Viking-age gold in the UK and Ireland, in addition […]

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Maritime Museum

Aberdeen’s Maritime Museum showcases the history of Aberdeen’s two iconic industries, the fishing industry that powered our past, and the more recent oil industry that thrust the city on to the global stage. Peruse the past of Aberdeen’s fishing industry, with model fishing boats and mind-stunning memorabilia. Or explore the history of our world leading […]

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Bird Girl

by Rachel H Grant Story inspired by Nuart street art by Snik: The crows circled Duthie Park, crying as one, a call to avian arms. They landed by the bandstand, their black eyes glimmering in the soft sunlight, an eerie intelligence deep within. She was coming, their friend, their feeder, their hope. ** Beauty dripped from […]

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Nuart 2022

Nuart is back in Aberdeen, turning the urban landscape in to a creative canvas, attacking the granite grey with vibrant colour, accosting our eyes with invention and ingenuity. Since Nuart first arrived on our streets in 2017, more than thirty international street artists have gifted their art to Aberdeen, spreading culture like a benign virus […]

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Umbrella Project 2022

A palette of poetry in the sky, a symphony of colour riding high. Part of the Neurodiversity Umbrella Project 2022, this vibrant art installation above certain streets in Aberdeen aims to raise awareness of neurodiversity, and to “celebrate the intelligence, ability and talent of every human being” (ADHD Foundation brochure). Here are some umbrellas above […]

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Ballater

Ballater is a picturesque village in Aberdeenshire, on the edge of the Cairngorm Mountains and at the heart of Royal Deeside. Nearby is the Royal Family’s residence, Balmoral Castle. Queen Victoria famously wrote of the Deeside area: “All seemed to breathe freedom and peace”. Ballater is a ballad in brick. Walk down a street of […]

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Aberdeen Cares Exhibition

The VSA (Voluntary Service Aberdeen) has been helping children and adults in the city for over 150 years. A stunning exhibition at Aberdeen Art Gallery showcases their work, history intertwining with tapestry, momentoes mingling with poetic post-it messages, art arm in arm with historic articles. The VSA is a social care charity, with an impressive […]

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Union Square

Enjoy a sensational shopping experience like no other. In the heart of Aberdeen city centre, Union Square is a retail treasure chest. From Next to New Look, from Accessorize to Apple, and Hotel Chocolat to Hobbycraft, there really is something for everyone. The Square also offers dining from another dimension, a world of culinary wonder […]

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Duthie park winter gardens

Aberdeen’s most famous outdoor recreational area is the magnificent Duthie Park. The highlight of the park are its iconic Winter Gardens, featuring the Temperate House, Corridor of Perfumes, Fern House, Victorian Corridor, Japanese Garden, Tropical House and Arid House. The latter has one of the largest collections of cacti in the UK. Flowers are a […]

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