Fun & Interesting Facts About Aberdeen
1The first stern trawler was built in Aberdeen.
2The local people sometimes speak in a dialect called Doric, They are called Aberdonians.
3Aberdeen used to be known as the energy city because of its booming offshore oil industry.
4The Aberdeen area has the largest number of whiskey distilleries of any whisky producing area in Scotland
5Aberdeen has the busiest civilian heliport in the world.
6Charles Cameron from Aberdeen designed many buildings in St Petersburg during the reign of Catherine the Great.
7More medieval coin hoards have been found in Aberdeen than anywhere else in Britain.
8Aberdeen is called the “Silver City by the Golden Sands”.
9Planted in 1935, the maze in Hazlehead Park is Scotland’s oldest
10There are over 30 places named Aberdeen throughout the world, Towns and cities called Aberdeen can be found in Canada, Australia, Hong Kong and South Africa.
11Sir David Gill, who took the first photograph of the moon in 1868, was born in Aberdeen.
12Union Street is named to commemorate the Union of Britain and Ireland.
13The self-seal envelope was developed in Aberdeen.
14Patrick Gordon from Aberdeen was the principal military instructor of Peter the Great of Russia.
15Aberdeen City and Shire has over 52 golf clubs, one for every week of the year.
16The Aberdeen Journal, one of the Press and Journal’s ancestors, is one of the oldest newspapers in Britain, first printed in 1748.
17The National Lottery has produced more than 40 millionaires in Aberdeen alone, making the city one of Scotland’s luckiest post codes.
18Sir Winston Churchill was granted the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen in 1946.
19The Tolbooth Museum is one of the best preserved 17th century jails in Scotland.
20The First ever seated stadium was Pittodrie Stadium.
21Aberdeen Harbour is one of the best locations for dolphin
22Aberdeen is home to Scotland’s largest permanent funfair.
23The Robert Gordon University launched the UK’s first degree course in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
24Aberdeen Harbour Board, established in 1136, is Britain’s oldest business.
25The Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen has produced 3 Nobel Laureates.