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Learn about Aberdeenís Duthie Park and Riverside on afternoon stroll

09/07/14

Aberdeen's annual series of popular summer walks is set to continue with a guided tour of the Duthie Park and Riverside at 2.30pm on Friday 11 July.

Join Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums staff Chris Croly, historian, Judith Stones, lead curator, and volunteer Stewart Thain, as they talk about the Duthie Park, the World War II defences in the area and the Deeside Railway lines and engine sheds.

The guides will also highlight the important and influential people buried in Allenvale Cemetery including the 1923 winner of the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine John James Rickard Macleod, who discovered insulin and Isaac Benzies, the well known local retailer who started trading from a small shop in George Street in 1894 before he went on to open Isaac Benzies - a large department store in 1924.

The tour will set off from the boating pond car park, in the Duthie Park and will include a walk along Riverside Drive and end at the Bridge of Dee.

Tickets for the walks cost £5 each (£4 Accord Card holders). Booking in advance is essential by telephoning (01224) 523677. Payment can be made on the day.

The walk will last around 90 minutes. Appropriate footwear is recommended. All tours are one-way – they start and end in different places.

To find out more about other walks in this series visit www.aagm.co.uk