Aberdeen history

Old Aberdeen Photo Blog

There is plenty to see and do around the city of Aberdeen, and as pretty as Garthdee is, there are lots of other areas of the city to explore. Old Aberdeen, for example, is situated in the north side of Aberdeen’s city centre and features buildings dated back as far as the 13th century. (more…)

Doric phrases you need to know

The term ‘Doric’ is thought to come from the Greek for ‘rural’ or ‘rustic’ perhaps due to its strong associations with the farming and fishing communities of the region. As a local it has never really occurred  me that the doric langauge was that confusing to other people. For non locals it may be quite daunting having to work out what doric spoken people are saying. Here is a small summary of some dialect you need to know! (more…)

Shrove Tuesday

Shrove Tuesday is an annual holiday celebrated all over the UK . Most people refer to it as Pancake Day. Pancakes are one of the easiest meals to make, they don’t require alot of ingredients, they are quick, cheap and delicious! (more…)

Visit Stonehaven

If you need a getaway from Aberdeen and you would like to visit other beautiful destinations in Scotland, I would highly recommend you visit one of my favourite places, the beautiful harbour town; Stonehaven. The town is ideal to spend a day there as a little get away from the everyday grayness in the Granite City. Stonehaven is easily approachable in less than an hour by train or by bus. In this post I would like to give some tips what to do in Stonehaven. (more…)

Places to go on Valentine’s Day (Or any day!)

Valentine’s Day is approaching and you might be struggling to think of something to do. Here are a list of alternative things to do in Aberdeen this Valentine’s Day! (more…)

Scotland Welcomes the World

The other day I was invited to speak on behalf of RGU in an interview for a video that will be shown at a special event called ‘Scotland Welcomes the World’. The campaign is being led by Universities Scotland to promote Scotland as a diverse, multicultural and inclusive country which values its international students and wider community. It will celebrate the European and international staff and students that are already part of Scotland’s HE community, sharing a message of welcome with the rest of the world. (more…)