Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire are areas of exceptional beauty, culture and heritage. Whether you’re enjoying the unspoilt countryside and dramatic coastlines or busying yourself amidst the various shops, restaurants, museums or galleries in Aberdeen City Centre, there’s something to suit everyone. The region is widely renowned all over the world due in large part to its North Sea Oil and Gas industries alongside its long and successful maritime and agricultural heritage. The College also supports Aberdeen City Council’s commitment to position Aberdeen as a climate positive city helping to lead the world on the rapid shift to a net zero future.

Aberdeen is the third largest city in Scotland, home to over 250,000 people. You may often hear it referred to as the Granite City because of the ancient and imposing granite architecture which very much defines it, acting as the perfect backdrop to such a strikingly vibrant city with its horticulture and green spaces earning it “Best City” in the Beautiful Scotland Awards 2022. Aberdeen is also globally connected, with excellent air, sea, rail and road links. There is also the beautiful, sandy beach which acts as the city’s coastline and proves very popular with water sports enthusiasts and walkers.

Aberdeenshire is home to a beautiful combination of rugged coastlines, towering mountains and rolling fields and farmland. The towns and villages scattered across the area are quaint and charming, each with their own distinct attraction. For those who want to explore the history and culture of the land, there’s plenty to do. Aberdeenshire is home to over 300 castles – that’s more per acre than anywhere else in the UK! You will also find countless whisky distilleries, farmers markets, parks and gardens, as well as stunning woodland walks. If outdoor pursuits take your fancy, Aberdeenshire boasts fantastic areas for hill walking, skiing and various water sports.

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