Aberdeen News & Events
Dolphins are a big attraction in the Aberdeen and Moray areas, and Greyhope at Aberdeen Harbour has been branded as the dolphin watching centre for the North East of Scotland.
The iconic Belmont Cinema has been thrown a lifeline – Council appoints Belmont Community Cinema as operator of the cinema. More news to follow in October.
TrustFord to open up a new £2 million “state of the art” dealership in Aberdeen in early 2024 and looking to recruit
Aberdeen Harbour proving popular for luxury cruise ships. More than 50 cruise liners including Scenic Eclipse and Sea Cloud Spirit will dock in Aberdeen next year.

What’s On in Aberdeen

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~Things to See and Do, Activities, Where to Eat, Where to Stay in Aberdeen~

Whether you’re looking for things to do or places to stay in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, you’ll find everything you need on What’s On In Aberdeen.net.

Attractions and Places to Visit in Aberdeen

Attractions and Places to Visit in Aberdeen

With rolling hills, open farmland and towering mountains in the west and sweeping beaches, coastal cliffs and panoramic skies in the east, Aberdeen & Aberdeenshire has plenty of room for you to relax and breathe.

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Places to stay in Aberdeen

Places to Stay in Aberdeen

Aberdeen offers plenty of wonderful accommodation options, including sleek city centre hotels, eco-friendly retreats and luxurious country houses. You can stay in a bustling city centre, with great access-friendly attractions right on your doorstep, or out in the countryside.

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Sports and Activities

Sports and Activities

If you’re looking for inspiration for new places to go, days out and things to do, there's no shortage of activities in Aberdeen. Hiking, riding, mountain-biking, gliding, skiing, snowboarding, kayaking, surfing, kiteboarding … the list goes on.

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~Food and Drink in Aberdeen~

Aberdeen doesn’t disappoint when it comes to food and drink. Whether you’re looking for “à la carte” dining, a curry, a fish supper, or more traditional Aberdeenshire favourites such as stovies and butteries, you certainly won’t go hungry during your stay.

Food and Drink in Aberdeen

Food and Drink in Aberdeen

You’ll be spoilt for choice for places to eat and drink in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The region’s culinary landscape is as diverse as it is delicious. As well as serving up world renowned traditional Scottish fayre, there’s a renewed vibrancy about the restaurants and bars in town, offering up dishes from all corners of the globe.

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Smoke and Soul
Ciao Napoli Restaurant

Mobile catering business firing up quality smoked and BBQ spit-roasted meats at private and public events. We are Smoke & Soul.

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Rustico Restaurant
Rustico Restaurant

It is a warm, family run Mediterranean restaurant in the heart of the Granite City. Enjoy a step back to the fifties style trattoria with cosy alcoves, rough walls and picture after picture of the beautiful Sicilian coast.
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Fife Arms
Fife Arms

The Fife Arms is the perfect venue for the business person as well as for leisure breaks with many interests including the whisky trail, shooting & fishing.

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~Shopping, Health & Wellbeing in Aberdeen~

Be sure to explore Aberdeen’s diverse districts, from the tranquil suburbs of the West End to the main shopping, dining, and entertainment hubs of the city centre.

Shopping & Fashion in Aberdeen

Shopping & Fashion in Aberdeen

Aberdeen has independent shops dotted throughout the city, though there are some streets with more shops than others. There are also a number of specialist shops, including jewellers, art galleries, toy stores, antiques dealers and seaside gift shops, as well as countless boutiques.

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Health and Wellbeing in Aberdeen

Health and Wellbeing in Aberdeen

Unwind in luxurious treatment rooms in a choice of beautiful and professional salons around Aberdeen. Manicures, Pedicures, Facials, Waxing, Consultations, Massages and more are offered in Aberdeen’s best beauty salons.

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Our website attracts visitors from across the country, all seeking to make the most of their time in Aberdeen. “What's On In Aberdeen” is a comprehensive resource showcasing the city's best places to visitthings to do, hotelsrestaurants and much more! We even have an online business directory for looking up the services of tradespeople, making your stay in Aberdeen truly convenient and enjoyable.

Local services in Aberdeen

Local Services

Visitors, students and residents of Aberdeen can find information about local services and amenities or visit Events to find out more about local events or Local Traders about local tradespeople.

Properties for Sale & Rent in Aberdeen

Properties for Sale & Rent

Estate agencies in Aberdeen are offering a great variety of properties on the area's favourite locations. In Aberdeen you can find an excellent selection of properties for sale and rent.

Things to do in Aberdeen

Things to do

Enjoy a family day out in Aberdeen, with different things to do whatever the weather. Explore green spaces, laser tag and play centres.

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~What’s on in Aberdeen Local News~

People’s Champion 2023 finalists announced

People’s Champion 2023 finalists announced News Image mayule Fri, 15/09/2023 – 1:07 pm The finalists for the People’s Champion 2023 category of Aberdeen City Council’s annual Star Awards have been announced. 
The nominees are: 
Alexander Gray, Andrew Christie, Carol Hannaford, and Karen Finch. 
The Star Awards are the Council’s annual staff recognition awards. The People’s Champion is chosen by the public.   
Earlier this year, city residents were invited to nominate a council employee who has made an outstanding contribution to the community. The top four have been selected by an internal panel of judges – and now the public are…

New bus priority route due to go live tomorrow

New bus priority route due to go live tomorrow News Image kaallan Mon, 21/08/2023 – 4:26 pm

A new bus priority route in Aberdeen’s city centre is due to go live tomorrow after roadworks for it and Scottish Gas Networks works on Union Terrace and emergency Scottish Water works at the bridge on South College Street have been completed. The new road layout will help to reduce travel times for buses in the city centre which will in turn encourage more people to use sustainable or active travel, which is one of the goals of the City Centre Masterplan. Bicycles, taxis, and goods vehicles will also be able to access the bus priority route. Access to the Trinity Centre car park and roads adjacent to the restrictions will be maintained. Scottish Water is working to finish emergency repairs under the bridge on South College…

Council Budget consultation results revealed

Council Budget consultation results revealed News Image DaEwen Wed, 16/08/2023 – 8:09 am The results of a major public consultation on council spending that will help shape next year’s annual budget have been published.  A total of 3,192 responses were received during the first phase, which ran throughout July.  People were asked to award exactly 100 points in batches of 5, 10, 15, 20 or 25 across 17 different service areas as way of indicating what mattered most to them.   Points for each service area were added up to give a percentage share of the total…


We’re looking for fun, competitive and entertaining personalities who think they have what it takes to compete on a brand new BBC daytime quiz. This exciting new knockout format promises…

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What’s On In

Famed for its iconic granite architecture, Aberdeen, nicknamed “The Granite City,” is Scotland’s third largest city and is an ideal base for exploring further afield into neighbouring Aberdeenshire.

Aberdeen is steeped in culture and history and is home to the UK’s fifth oldest university. Other tourist attractions include St Machar’s Cathedral and Aberdeen Art Gallery. The city’s coastal location offers a number of great walks and the picturesque Aberdeen Beach and the historic fishing village of Footdee is a must-see destination for both locals and tourists.

Beyond the city of Aberdeen, lies rugged coastline and breathtaking countryside, including Royal Deeside, the setting for Balmoral Castle. Aberdeenshire has endless activities to enjoy - mountaineering, kayaking, fishing, golfing, skiing, and snowboarding.  Plan your stay and experience all that the region has to offer.