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  Aberdeen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Aberdeen is the chief commercial centre and seaport in the north-east of Scotland.
Aberdeen Grammar School, (now a comprehensive, despite its name) founded in 1263 and one of the oldest schools in Britain, was removed in 1861-1863 from its old quarters in Schoolhill to a large new building, in the Scottish baronial style, off Skene Street.
Aberdeen Airport, in the neighbouring town of Dyce, serves European destinations for passenger and freight flights and is the largest helicopter terminal in the world, serving the many North Sea oil installations.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Aberdeen,_Scotland   (5769 words)

  
 University of Aberdeen - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The University of Aberdeen is one of the ancient universities of Scotland.
The two universities in Aberdeen were merged on 15 September 1860 in accordance with the 1858 Universities (Scotland) Act, which also created a new medical school at Marischal.
The 1858 act stated that the "united University shall take rank among the Universities of Scotland as from the date of erection of King's College and University." The University is thus Scotland's third oldest and the United Kingdom's fifth oldest University.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/University_of_Aberdeen   (957 words)

  
 Scotland - Sightseeing - Aberdeen
Scotland's third university and first Medical University, the college is famous for its Chapel (c.
Aberdeen is renowned for its beautiful floral displays and is multiple winner of the 'City in Bloom' prize.
Kildrummy is the best preserved 13th-century castle in Scotland and the four round towers, the hall, and the chapel date from the original structure.
www.scotlandby.com /sightseeing/sightseeing_aberdeen.htm   (610 words)

  
 Aberdeen Feature Page on Undiscovered Scotland
It's been suggested that "Aberdeen" was a compromise that drew together the separate villages overlooking the Don and the Dee.
In the 1980s the increasing demands on Aberdeen's harbour space for oil exploration and support vessels led to the migration of much of the fishing fleet up the coast to Peterhead.
The first of Aberdeen's shipyards began in 1790, and they concentrated mostly on vessels to be based in and around the port.
www.undiscoveredscotland.co.uk /aberdeen/aberdeen/index.html   (1056 words)

  
 Aberdeen City Scotland: Free Encyclopedia Articles at Questia.com Online Library
Aberdeen became a royal burgh in 1176 and was a leading port for trade with England and the Low Countries as early as the 14th cent.
Aberdeen is noted for its granite Cathedral of St. Machar.
Aberdeens second university, Marischal College, founded by George Keith, Earl Marischal of Scotland, in 1593, was typical of a newer type...locally-important nobleman and supported by the city fathers of a prosperous city, as well...
www.questia.com /library/encyclopedia/aberdeen-city-scotland.jsp?l=A&p=1   (1401 words)

  
 Aberdeen travel guide - Wikitravel
Aberdeen is the county town of Aberdeenshire, and the chief seaport in the north-east of Scotland.
Aberdeen is commonly referred to variously as "the Granite City", on account of the grey, occasionally sparkling building stone used in older buildings in the city; and the "Flower of Scotland", Aberdeen long having been famous for outstanding parks, gardens and floral displays.
Aberdeen lies halfway along the long A90 arterial road that hugs the eastern, North Sea coast of Scotland between Dundee and Peterhead.
wikitravel.org /en/Aberdeen   (2986 words)

  
 City of Aberdeen   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city, a prosperous cosmopolitan city with an international well-travelled population.
Aberdeen is 13 times winner of Britain in Bloom, and has its own golden sandy beach.
Aberdeen's relationship with the North Sea, culturally and economically: is told at the 5 Star Maritime Museum on the Shiprow, exhibitions cover everything from early fishing boats to hi-tech oil exploration.
www.visitscotland.com /aboutscotland/cities/cityofaberdeen   (491 words)

  
 Visitor tourist travel information guide to Aberdeen, Aberdeen hotels, visit Aberdeen and Grampian
Grampian is veritably Scotland’s Whisky and Castle Country’.
Aberdeen Airport is ideal for visiting all Cities in North East Scotland.
Named the "Granite City' or "Silver City" because of its preponderance of sparkling granite buildings – Aberdeen is Scotland's third largest city with a population of around 210,000.
www.aberdeentoday.co.uk   (198 words)

  
 Aberdeen Independent   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
A MAJOR city clean-up and improvement scheme will be discussed with Aberdeen City Council’s environment and infrastructure committee next Tuesday (September 5).
As part of the scheme, Aberdeen’s historic Union Bridge is in line for a £375,000 repainting and bird-proofing.
Meanwhile, a partnership between Aberdeen City Council and Network Rail is cleaning up tonnes of garbage from the city’s railway embankments.
www.aberdeen-indy.co.uk   (516 words)

  
 Aberdeen and Grampian
Tap into Scotland's rich past by visiting the fascinating historic sites in the 'Castle and Whisky Country'.
This region of Scotland is blessed with outstanding scenery - the majestic Grampian Mountains dominate the skyline to the West whilst miles of unspoiled and often dramatic coastline frame the area in the East.
With its sparkling granite buildings, Aberdeen has one of Scotland's most enchanting skylines, while the old town has a magical air of time gone by.
www.visitscotland.com /aboutscotland/explorebymap/aberdeen   (248 words)

  
 Royal Aberdeen Golf Club, Aberdeen, Scotland
The club changed its name to Aberdeen Golf Club in 1815 and almost a century later, it became known as Royal Aberdeen by decree of Edward VII.
Given the popularity of golf at Aberdeen, a new course at Balgownie was laid out by Robert Simpson and though considerable changes have taken place over the years, the essential character of the links remains the same.
Sure to be capped by the memorable closing holes, the highlight of Royal Aberdeen's sting-in-the-tail is the 18th, where a good drive must be followed by a second over a high bank in front of an elevated green, guarded by bunkers left and right.
www.golfing-scotland.com /courses/Royalaber.asp   (371 words)

  
 Range Rover, Land Rover, Mitsubishi, Discovery 4x4 Wheel Drive, Car Hire Aberdeen From Aberdeen 4 x 4 Self Drive
Aberdeen 4x4 has been trading for many years, and specialises in hiring 4x4 wheel drive vehicles in the main areas of Scotland.
Scotland has long been a great place to visit with its many interesting areas and wonderful countryside.
Our vehicles are waiting, ready to serve you at all times, contact us now and book the driving experience of your life, out in the fresh air, unwind with us.
www.aberdeen4x4.co.uk   (403 words)

  
 The Granite City
The Granite City, The Flower of Scotland, The Silver City by the Golden Sands…Aberdeen wears its titles with pride.
Aberdeen has won the ‘Britain in Bloom’ competition many times and has taken its floral pulling power on to the European stage.
The City of Aberdeen with a proud and fascinating history presents a modern cosmopolitan image to visitors.
www.agtb.org /aberdeen-scotland.htm   (310 words)

  
 Welcome to the Aberdeen & NE Scotland FHS
The Aberdeen and North-East Scotland Family History Society exists to assist and promote the study of genealogy and family history based on the North East corner of Scotland.
At Scotland's People the 1841 census for Scotland is now available.
Meetings are held in Aberdeen, Glasgow, Elgin and in the West Midlands of England.
www.anesfhs.org.uk   (373 words)

  
 Forestry Commission - Aberdeen Woods (Scotland - Aberdeenshire)
Aberdeen, Dyce, Kintore, Inverurie, Westhill, Peterculter, Milltimber, Bieldside, Cults, Kingswells, Potterton, Bridge of Don, and Bucksburn are the nearest towns or villages.
The six woodlands which collectively make up the Aberdeen Woods encircle the City of Aberdeen and provide opportunities for excercise and recreation away from the stress of the city streets.
We are happy that people walk their dogs in the Aberdeen Woods, but dogs must be kept under control all the time.
www.forestry.gov.uk /website/recreation.nsf/LUWebDocsByKey/ScotlandAberdeenshireAberdeenWoods   (173 words)

  
 Royal Hotel, Aberdeen Scotland - hotel accommodation in Aberdeen city centre
The Royal Hotel in Aberdeen Scotland is a privately owned hotel in Aberdeen city centre, with a friendly welcoming atmosphere, comfortable accommodation and good food.
Its location is ideal, just a few minutes walk from the railway and bus stations and a pleasant walk round the harbour to the Ferry Terminal for the Northern Isles.
Aberdeen's retail and entertainment centre and many visitor attractions are literally on the doorstep.
www.royalhotelaberdeen.co.uk   (174 words)

  
 Access Aberdeen: Information on services provided by Aberdeen City Council
Home to a population of 202,370, Aberdeen is a thriving, cosmopolitan port in the North-east of Scotland.
Aberdeen city councillors have approved plans to improve the Berryden Road/Hutcheon Street junction.
A total of 32 venues across Aberdeen are taking part in tomorrow’s (Saturday 9 Sept) Doors Open Day, among them the recently-renovated Old Town House in Old Aberdeen and favourites including the Central Fire Station, Masonic Temple, and Tivoli Theatre.
www.aberdeencity.gov.uk /acc/default.asp   (273 words)

  
 Aberdeen College Scotland's Largest Further Education College
Aberdeen College is Scotland’s largest college of further/higher education and vocational training.
Our college is large but our classes are small, and are served by staff who are both professional and caring.
Aberdeen College operates across four major teaching areas which are;
www.abcol.ac.uk   (215 words)

  
 British Airways - Destinations: Aberdeen Airport, Aberdeen, Scotland   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
The airport information desk (tel: (0)1224 722 331) is located in the check-in area on the ground floor of the terminal building.
The Aberdeen Airport Thistle Hotel (tel: (0)1224 725 252) has conference facilities for up to 500 delegates and a boardroom for rent (tel: (0)1224 725 757).
The Aberdeen Airport Thistle Hotel (tel: (0)1224 725 252) and the Speedbird Inn (tel: (0)1224 772 884) are both located in the airport grounds.
events.britishairways.com /sisp/index.htm?fx=guide&loc_id=161956   (583 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Aberdeen: DVD: Hans Petter Moland,Stellan Skarsgård,Jean Anderson (II),Lena Headey,Charlotte ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-30)
She's in the hospital in Aberdeen (Scotland -- this is a town connected with North Sea oil drilling) with cancer, and doesn't have a lot of time left.
As the trip from Norway to Aberdeen unfolds (and this is most of the film), their characters and relationship are unfolded for us.
"Aberdeen" puts a new twist on the "Rainman" road trip story, but instead of a young man and his autistic-savant brother, we have a young woman and her drunken father.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/B000060MU8?v=glance   (2223 words)

  
 Scotsman.com News - Scotland - Aberdeen
A COUNCIL was ordered yesterday to pay £30,000 damages to a worker who fell down a staircase and...
COUNCIL housing applicants in Aberdeen who continually refuse home offers on the grounds of...
ONE of Aberdeen's best-known landmarks, the Wellington Suspension Bridge, which closed to the...
news.scotsman.com /aberdeen.cfm   (493 words)

  
 Ceroc Scotland: the original modern jive dance class.
It has been established for over 25 years in the UK and 13 years in Scotland.
We are very proud of being able to offer a professional quality night out, with qualified and experienced teachers, to over 80,000 people a year in Scotland alone and look forward to counting you amongst them very soon.
Ceroc Scotland are really proud to announce the first ever 3 nights (fully accommodated) Scottish Week-ender in the Haven Resort of Craig Tara (Ayr), Friday 11th to Monday 14th May 2007.
www.cerocscotland.com   (977 words)

  
 Links - Aberdeen & NE Scotland Family History Society
A good starting point for researching the North-East of Scotland is the UK and IRELAND Genealogy Index (GENUKI) particularly the Aberdeenshire, Kincardineshire, Banffshire or Moray pages.
Visit Scotland - Welcome to Scotland's Castle and Whisky Country.
Glossary of archaic Scottish words and phrases useful for genealogical research, including terms linked to property and possessions, found in wills and testaments.
www.anesfhs.org.uk /links.htm   (583 words)

  
 The Marcliffe at Pitfodels Hotel, Pitfodels, Aberdeen, Scotland
Golf can be enjoyed on a wide variety of local traditional courses including Cruden Bay and the most outstanding of which is Royal Aberdeen Golf Club the sixth oldest registered club in the world having been established in 1780.
It is certainly recognised as one of the finest natural links courses in the country and through the years top professionals have made their pilgrimage here, Hagen, Cotton, Norman and most recently Tom Watson, all extolling the course's virtues.
Golf is one of the most challenging sports available in Scotland - the home of golf.
www.luxuryscotland.co.uk /directory_members/marcliffe/golf.html   (262 words)

  
 Scotland near Aberdeen bed and breakfast accommodation near Fyvie Meikle Camaloun
Scotland near Aberdeen bed and breakfast accommodation near Fyvie Meikle Camaloun
Meikle Camaloun is a handsome and spacious stone-built Victorian house surrounded by lawns and garden with views over the surrounding countryside, just outside the small town of Fyvie, north west of Aberdeen.
It is the farmhouse for the mixed arable farm belonging to Bill and Marjory Wyness, who welcome guests to stay for bed and breakfast.
www.aboutscotland.com /aberdeen/meiklecamaloun.html   (259 words)

  
 Marcliffe at Pitfodels, Aberdeen, Scotland
Eastern Scottish coast, just outside the city of Aberdeen, 20 minutes from Aberdeen Airport and 2 hours, 30 minutes from the city of Edinburgh.
Situated in the west-end of Aberdeen and set in attractive grounds amidst mature trees, the hotel recreates the splendours of the original mansion.
For those who may fancy a tipple, the extensive wine cellar offers a choice of over 200 wines and the many locally produced malt whiskeys are certainly worth a taste.
www.golfing-scotland.com /accommodation/marcliffe.asp   (270 words)

  
 Car Rental in Aberdeen, Scotland
Because of its pink- or gray-granite buildings from the Rubislaw quarries, Aberdeen has been called "Granite City." Its harbor is one of Scotland's largest fishing ports, filled with kipper and deep-sea trawlers, but it also lies on the banks of the salmon- and trout-filled Don and Dee rivers.
Auto Europe offers several pick up locations and a large fleet selection, so finding a car rental in Aberdeen is both easy and economical.
In fact, there are dozens of cities in the UK where you can drop your Aberdeen rental car.
www.autoeurope.com /car-rental/Aberdeen-rental-guide.cfm   (388 words)

  
 Scotland - Shopping - Aberdeen
The Bon-Accord Centre is the largest and is on St Nicholas Street and George Street.
In the Greater Aberdeen area there are specialty stores for fine art, jewellery, pottery and ceramics, traditional knitwear, and weaving.
Thirty minutes drive from Aberdeen City centre, Royal Deeside is a treasure trove of galleries, craft shops and exclusive outlets many of them with Royal Warrants.
www.scotlandby.com /shopping/shopping_aberdeen.htm   (108 words)

  
 Yee's Hung Ga International Kung Fu Association - Aberdeen, Scotland, UK
Having lived in the USA for ten years, Sifu Clark decided to return to Scotland to begin teaching Yee's Hung Ga Kung Fu in Aberdeen.
Sifu Clark's students returned with a total of eleven medals and made such an impression that Sifu Clark was given the title of Scottish Sanshou fighting coach for the British Council for Chinese Martial Arts; the official Sports Council recognised governing body for the UK.
The Aberdeen branch of Yee's Hung Ga has been running successfully for 5 years and recently opened a full time school in the City, making it the only school in Europe teaching Yee's Hung Ga Kung Fu.
www.yeeshungga.com /scotland   (320 words)

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