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First is still based at the former Aberdeen Tramways depot on King Street, [70] which has now been redeveloped into a new Global Headquarters and Aberdeen bus depot. Megabus run buses from the bus station to places north and south of the city. National Express operate express coach services to London twice daily.

Two popular footpaths along old railway tracks are the Deeside Way to Banchory which will eventually connect to Ballater and the Formartine and Buchan Way to Ellon, both used by a mixture of cyclists, walkers and occasionally horses. Four park-and-ride sites serve the city: The Dee Estuary , Aberdeen's harbour, has continually been improved. Starting out as a fishing port, moving onto steam trawlers, the oil industry, it is now a major port of departure for the Baltic and Scandinavia.

Aberdeen's student rate of Its main campus is in Old Aberdeen in the north of the city and it currently has approximately 14, students. The university's debating society is the oldest in Scotland, founded in as the King's College Debating Society. Robert Gordon's College originally Robert Gordon's Hospital was founded in by the merchant Robert Gordon , [71] grandson of the map maker Robert Gordon of Straloch, and was further endowed in by Alexander Simpson of Collyhill.

Originally devoted to the instruction and maintenance of the sons of poor burgesses of guild and trade in the city, it was reorganised in as a day and night school for secondary and technical education. In , the vocational education component of the college was designated a Central Institution and was renamed as the Robert Gordon Institute of Technology in In , university status was awarded and it became Robert Gordon University. It was previously The Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year for , primarily because of its record on graduate employment.

The citation for the award read: RGU had two campuses: Andrew Street and a larger suburban campus at Garthdee and currently has approximately 15, students. Andrew Street campus being sold to Robert Gordon's College, and the building now functions as the school's Science and Technology Centre. The closure of the Schoolhill site includes the removal of the Student Union building, giving Aberdeen the dubious distinction of having two universities but no student bar. Aberdeen is also home to two artistic schools: Gray's School of Art , founded in , which is one of the oldest established colleges of art in the UK.

The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and the Built Environment , was one of the first architectural schools to have its training courses recognised by the Royal Institute of British Architects. Both are now part of Robert Gordon University and are based at its Garthdee campus.

North East Scotland College has several campuses in the city and offers a wide variety of part-time and full-time courses leading to several different qualifications in science. This is situated beside the roundabout for Aberdeen Airport on the A The college provides three services—Learning, Research and Consultancy. There are a variety of courses from diplomas through to master's degrees.

The Marine Laboratory Aberdeen , which specialises in fisheries, Macaulay Land Use Research Institute soil science , and the Rowett Research Institute animal nutrition are some other higher education institutions. There are currently 12 secondary schools and 54 primary schools which are run by the city council.

The most notable are Aberdeen Grammar School founded in , Harlaw Academy , Cults Academy , and Oldmachar Academy which were all rated in the top 50 Scottish secondary schools league tables published by The Times in Harlaw Academy was taken down from the list after a short time but is still a popular school. The city has a wide range of cultural activities, amenities and museums.

The Aberdeen Art Gallery houses a collection of Impressionist , Victorian, Scottish and 20th-century British paintings as well as collections of silver and glass. It also includes The Alexander Macdonald Bequest, a collection of late 19th century works donated by the museum's first benefactor and a constantly changing collection of contemporary work and regular visiting exhibitions. The Aberdeen Maritime Museum , located in Shiprow , tells the story of Aberdeen's links with the sea from the days of sail and clipper ships to the latest oil and gas exploration technology.

It includes an 8. It was built in and became the residence of Provost John Ross of Arnage in The house retains some original medieval features, including a kitchen, fireplaces and beam-and-board ceilings.

Marischal Museum holds the principal collections of the University of Aberdeen , comprising some 80, items in the areas of fine art, Scottish history and archaeology, and European, Mediterranean and Near Eastern archaeology. The permanent displays and reference collections are augmented by regular temporary exhibitions. Aberdeen is home to a number of events and festivals including the Aberdeen International Youth Festival the world's largest arts festival for young performers , Aberdeen Jazz Festival, Aberdeen Alternative Festival , Rootin' Aboot a folk and roots music event , Triptych , the University of Aberdeen 's literature festival Word and DanceLive, Scotland's only Festival of contemporary dance, which is produced by the city's Citymoves dance organisation.

The Aberdeen Student Show , performed annually without interruption since , under the auspices of the Aberdeen Students' Charities Campaign, is the longest-running of its kind in the United Kingdom. It is written, produced and performed by students and graduates of Aberdeen's universities and higher education institutions.

Since —other than on a handful of occasions—it has been staged at His Majesty's Theatre. The Student Show traditionally combines comedy and music, inspired by the North-East's Doric dialect and humour. National festivals which visited Aberdeen in included the British Science Festival in September, hosted by the University of Aberdeen but with events also taking place at Robert Gordon University and at other venues across the city.

Aberdeen's music scene includes a variety of live music venues including pubs, clubs, and church choirs. The bars of Belmont Street are particularly known for featuring live music. Ceilidhs are also common in the city's halls. Listen to recordings of a speaker of Scots from Aberdeen. The local dialect of Lowland Scots is often known as Doric , and is spoken not just in the city, but across the north-east of Scotland. It differs somewhat from other Scots dialects most noticeable are the pronunciation f for what is normally written wh and ee for what in standard English would usually be written oo Scots ui.

Every year the annual Doric Festival [84] takes place in Aberdeenshire to celebrate the history of the north-east's language. As with all Scots dialects in urban areas, it is not spoken as widely as it used to be in Aberdeen. Aberdeen is home to Scotland's oldest newspaper the Press and Journal , a local and regional newspaper first published in The Press and Journal and its sister paper the tabloid Evening Express are printed six days a week by Aberdeen Journals.

There is one free newspaper, the Aberdeen Citizen. There are three commercial radio stations operating in the city: Northsound Radio , which runs Northsound 1 and Northsound 2 , and independent station Original The Aberdeen region has given its name to a number of dishes, including the Aberdeen buttery also known as "rowie" [89] and Aberdeen Sausage. It is comparable to a croissant that is flat and round with a buttery, savoury taste and flaky texture.

It is often toasted and served plain or with butter or jam. In , a study was published in The Scotsman which analysed the presence of branded fast food outlets in Scotland. Of the ten towns and cities analysed, Aberdeen was found to have the lowest per capita concentration, with just 0.

The club won the European Cup Winners Cup and the European Super Cup in , the Scottish Premier League Championship four times , , and , and the Scottish Cup seven times , , , , , and Under the management of Alex Ferguson , Aberdeen was a major force in British football during the s.

As of the —17 season, the club is managed by Derek McInnes. There are plans to build a new Aberdeen Stadium in the future. Under the management of McInnes the team won the Scottish League Cup and followed it up with a second place league finish for the first time for more than 20 years in the following season. The other senior team is Cove Rangers F. There was also a historic senior team Bon Accord F. Local junior teams include Banks O' Dee F. Stoneywood , Glentanar F. Aberdeen hosted Caledonia Reds a Scottish rugby team, before they merged with the Glasgow Warriors in Former Wanderers' player Jason White was captain of the Scotland national rugby union team.

In the President of the SRU said it was hoped eventually to establish a professional team in Aberdeen. The Warriors also run Under 15's and 17's teams. There are new courses planned for the area, including world class facilities with major financial backing, the city and shire are set to become a hotbed for golf tourism. It has been in operation since The team comprises several smaller swimming clubs, and has enjoyed success throughout Scotland and in international competitions.

Three of the team's swimmers qualified for the Commonwealth Games. There are four boat clubs that row on the River Dee: There are regattas and head races annually, managed by the Committee of the Dee. Aberdeen boasts a large cricket community with 4 local leagues operating that comprise a total of 25 clubs fielding 36 teams.

The city has two national league sides, Aberdeenshire and Stoneywood-Dyce. Local 'Grades' [] cricket has been played in Aberdeen since The arena has a seating capacity of 1, The club also field teams at the Under 20, Under 16, Under 14 and Under 12 age groups.

The city council operates public tennis courts in various parks including an indoor tennis centre at Westburn Park. The Beach Leisure Centre is home to a climbing wall, gymnasium and a swimming pool.

There are numerous swimming pools dotted around the city notably the largest, the Bon-Accord Baths which closed down in Aberdeen City council also have an outdoor education service which is now known as adventure aberdeen , that provides abseiling, surfing, white water rafting, gorge walking, kayaking and open canoeing, mountaineering, sailing, mountain biking and rock climbing.

They say they aim to "Inspire learning through adventure", and have many programs for children and adults. They are an adult contact team who currently train at Seaton Park. This is the first team which Aberdeen has enjoyed since the Granite City Oilers were wound up in the late s. Aberdeen Oilers Floorball Club was founded in The club initially attracted a range of experienced Scandinavian and other European players who were studying in Aberdeen.

The club played a major role in setting up a ladies league in Scotland. Albyn Hospital is a private hospital located in the west end of the city. Aberdeen City Council is responsible for city owned infrastructure which is paid for by a mixture of council tax and income from HM Treasury.

Infrastructure and services run by the council include: Infrastructure in private hands includes electricity, gas and telecoms. Water supplies are provided by Scottish Water. Houston , Texas, is twinned with the former region of Grampian , of which Aberdeen was the largest settlement. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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Police incident on Radford Road in Coventry Drivers are warned to proceed with caution through the area. Motor Industry Can I be over the drink-drive limit and take a driverless car home? Edinburgh has been the birthplace of actors like Alastair Sim and Sir Sean Connery , famed as the first cinematic James Bond , [] the comedian and actor Ronnie Corbett , best known as one of The Two Ronnies , [] and the impressionist Rory Bremner. Notorious criminals from Edinburgh's past include Deacon Brodie , head of a trades guild and Edinburgh city councillor by day but a burglar by night, who is said to have been the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson 's story, the Strange Case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde , [] and murderers Burke and Hare who delivered fresh corpses for dissection to the famous anatomist Robert Knox.

Another well-known Edinburgh resident was Greyfriars Bobby. The small Skye Terrier reputedly kept vigil over his dead master's grave in Greyfriars Kirkyard for 14 years in the s and s, giving rise to a story of canine devotion which plays a part in attracting visitors to the city. The City of Edinburgh has entered into 14 international twinning arrangements since For a list of consulates in Edinburgh see List of diplomatic missions in Scotland.

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