Aberdeenshire is the home to Scotland’s largest national park and an imposing coastline. The city itself has a rich and inspiring history, striking granite architecture, a dynamic modern arts scene and Scotland's strongest industrial heritage – which Statoil is now a part of.

Literally translated as "between the Don and the Dee", Aberdeen's two bordering rivers create a beautifully Scottish backdrop to this historic and culturally rich city, with wildlife, nature, sport and adventure-a-plenty in the surrounding Shire.


Aberdeen City and Shire's abundance of attractions, activities and eateries will keep you returning satisfied. Benefiting from stunning scenery and a rich and vibrant surrounding wildlife, the area isn't called 'Scotland's Larder' for nothing!

You can view the Cairngorms National Park from above in a hang glider, or choose from a wealth of local golf courses, fishing pools and wildlife hot spots. Or, if you want to experience Aberdeen's vibrant modern side, look no further than the city's West End boutiques, award-winning restaurants and extensive shopping malls.

Golf

If you’re a golfer, you can choose from Aberdeenshire's astounding selection of 45 inland courses.

Fly fishing

Three of the top five salmon rivers in Scotland are found in the area, including the world’s top spring salmon river – the River Dee.

Education

If you’re moving to Aberdeen with your family, we can assure you that you will find high-quality education for all levels.

Nursery school

Aberdeen City Council has a statutory duty to provide pre-school education places when your child reaches his or her third birthday.

Shopping

Aberdeen's famous 'Granite Mile', Union Street, is the gateway to over 800 shops, restaurants and bars.

Distances

Aberdeen – Inverness: 140 km
Aberdeen – Dundee: 98 km
Aberdeen – Glasgow: 204 km
Aberdeen – Edinburgh: 167 km
Aberdeen – London: 642 km
Aberdeen – Liverpool: 413 km