Amazing Facts about Aberdeen
- The first stern trawler was built in Aberdeen.
- The local people sometimes speak in a dialect called Doric, They are called Aberdonians.
- Aberdeen used to be known as the energy city because of its booming offshore oil industry.
- The Aberdeen area has the largest number of whiskey distilleries of any whisky-producing area in Scotland
- Aberdeen has the busiest civilian heliport in the world.
- Charles Cameron from Aberdeen designed many buildings in St. Petersburg during the reign of Catherine the Great.
- More medieval coin hoards have been found in Aberdeen than anywhere else in Britain.
- Aberdeen is called the “Silver City by the Golden Sands”.
- Planted in 1935, the maze in Hazlehead Park is Scotland’s oldest.
- The University of Aberdeen, founded in 1495, is one of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world.
- There 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.
- Sir David Gill, who took the first photograph of the moon in 1868, was born in Aberdeen.
- Union Street is named to commemorate the Union of Britain and Ireland.
- The self-seal envelope was developed in Aberdeen.
- Aberdeen has its own distinct dialect known as “Doric.” Doric is a form of Scots language and is still spoken by some locals, particularly in more rural areas surrounding the city.
- Patrick Gordon from Aberdeen was the principal military instructor of Peter the Great of Russia.
- Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire have over 52 golf clubs, one for every week of the year.
- The Aberdeen Journal, one of the Press and Journal’s ancestors, is one of the oldest newspapers in Britain, first printed in 1748.
- The National Lottery has produced more than 40 millionaires in Aberdeen alone, making the city one of Scotland’s luckiest postcodes.
- Sir Winston Churchill was granted the Freedom of the City of Aberdeen in 1946.
- The Tolbooth Museum is one of the best-preserved 17th-century jails in Scotland.
- Aberdeen has a strong fishing heritage, with the fishing industry once being a major economic driver.
- The First ever seated stadium was Pittodrie Stadium.
- The national flower of Scotland, the thistle, is often associated with Aberdeen and the surrounding region.
- Aberdeen Harbour is one of the best locations for dolphins.
- Aberdeen is home to Scotland’s largest permanent funfair.
- The Robert Gordon University launched the UK’s first-degree course in Artificial Intelligence and Robotics.
- Aberdeen Harbour Board, established in 1136, is Britain’s oldest business.
- Aberdeen is home to several prestigious golf courses, including Royal Aberdeen Golf Club and Trump International Golf Links. Golf enthusiasts from around the world come to play on these courses.
- The Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen has produced 3 Nobel Laureates.
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