What does Aberdeen have to offer?
Aberdeen lies at the heart of a region recognised for its enviable high quality of life. It's a city which effortlessly combines the benefits of metropolitan life with a range of sporting activities and outdoor pursuits as well as easy access to the stunning scenery of Royal Deeside and the beautiful North East coast.
Arts and culture
Along with a fantastic range of first class shops, hotels and restaurants, Aberdeen has a buzzing cultural scene, so you're sure to find something to interest you.
We have an exciting calendar of events throughout the year including an International Youth Festival, Aberdeen International Football Festival, Highland Games and International Market. His Majesty's Theatre and the Music Hall attract a range of West End shows and famous names and our art gallery and museums hold some of the finest collections in Scotland.
To find out more, visit:
- Visit Scotland
- His Majesty's Theatre
- Music Hall
- Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Collections
- Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre
Sports and the outdoors
If it's the great outdoors that interests you, Adventure Aberdeen offers a wide range of outdoor activities, including gorge walking, kayaking, mountain biking, rock climbing, sailing, surfing and white water rafting.
The North East of Scotland has an abundance of beautiful golf courses for golfers of all abilities, both within and around the city and if you fancy trying your hand at salmon and trout fishing, our local rivers, the Dee and the Don, offer great opportunities.
Our parks and gardens are second to none and if you want to venture further afield, we're an easy drive to the Cairngorm Mountains for walking or skiing, while Royal Deeside, the North East coast and whisky and castle trails are just as accessible.
Living in Aberdeen
There's a number of housing options within the city centre, suburbs and rural areas with a choice of properties ranging from traditional granite flats and townhouses to new-build properties or unique cottages and farm steadings. For more information, please visit
We have an excellent range of educational facilities from nursery, primary and secondary schools to further and higher education institutions.
We are proud to offer two of Scotland's most successful and well respected universities. The University of Aberdeen is Scotland's third oldest university and is also the fifth oldest in the UK. It is located in the picturesque and historic area of Old Aberdeen and attracts students from around the world.
The Robert Gordon University is our second University. Described as modern and dynamic, it is consistently ranked amongst the UK's top universities.
North East Scotland College is the largest single provider of vocational education and training in the North East of Scotland and it plays an important role in meeting the educational and training needs of students, employers and communities throughout the North East.
For more information on further and higher education within Aberdeen, please visit:
Aberdeen is fortunate to have an excellent transport network and offers a high standard of accessible public transport services across the city and out to the surrounding areas of Aberdeenshire. The city is also well served by frequent bus and train links south to Edinburgh, Glasgow and beyond, as well as north to Inverness and the Highlands.
Aberdeen International Airport is just a 15 minute drive from the city centre and it offers extensive domestic and international flights to a range of destinations within the UK and Europe. For more information, please visit
We're proud to offer first rate healthcare provision from acute services at NHS Grampian's largest hospital, Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, to the new, state-of-the-art Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital which provides a comprehensive range of paediatric services. Aberdeen Maternity Hospital is also located within our Foresterhill complex and provides a range of ante and post natal care.
Back to the jobs and careers home page.