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Radical street politics and Castlegate history examined during new city walking tour


The colourful history of radical street politics in Aberdeen in the 1920s and 30s will be explored during a new city walking tour.

Historian Chris Croly and lead curator Judith Stones will lead the new event which will take in some of the more historically important venues in the Castlegate area on Friday [18 July].

Some spaces are still available on the new walk, which has been added to the ever-popular Summer City series of walks hosted by Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums.

Chris said: "This is a really interesting new tour, in which we will explore the history of radical street politics in Aberdeen in the 1920s and 30s, as well as visiting St Peter's Chapel in the Castlegate – one of the true hidden gems of the city.'

The walk will finish in the Tolbooth where there will be a tour of the Best in Scotland exhibition, which celebrates the best that Aberdeen City Archives has to offer. Visitors can see first-hand the original 12th century charters granted to Aberdeen, including material dating from the time of Robert the Bruce through to the Second World War.

Booking in advance is essential by telephoning (01224) 523677. The walk will last around 90 minutes. Appropriate footwear is recommended. Meet at the Tolbooth, 2.30pm on Friday, 18 July.

To find out more about other walks in this series visit