Aberdeen Skyline

This evening, I am in Aberdeen, N.E. Scotland in readiness for a three-day whisky themed tour commencing tomorrow. This city has some fascinating ecclesiastical and civic architecture, as evidenced by the images above and below.

I took the opportunity to spend the evening walking around the city and harbour taking photographs

Aberdeen is known as the ‘Granite City’ because of the type of stone of which most properties here are constructed.

Although originally a small fishing village many years ago, Aberdeen grew and prospered as a support base for the North Sea oil industry but has suffered decline in recent years in tandem with fall in the oil price and declining reserves.

Aberdeen Harbour

Eateries, Aberdeen

Mercat Cross

Ships in Aberdeen Harbour

Shore Porters Society, established 1498.

Gordon Highlanders Memorial

Union Street

Marischal College