Armed Forces Day 2018

Watch the impressive parade of serving military men and women, veteran associations, cadet and youth organisations accompanied by local pipe bands march down Union Street, finishing at the Castlegate.

The parade is a celebration of the history and proud record of the armed forces and allows the people of Aberdeen to show their respect for the role they play within our society.

If you are connected to the armed forces (serving personnel, veteran, cadet, TA or a war widow) and would like to become involved in our armed forces day please contact us.

Aberdeen City Centre Free Walking Tour with Scot Free Tours

Interested in learning more about Aberdeen? In this tour you will see the highlights of Aberdeen city centre, while you find out about Aberdeen's social history, its quirky inhabitants and how it got to where it is today.

Tours start from the Mercat Cross in the Castlegate and last 90 minutes. Walk-ups are welcome but to guarantee your place, reserve a space on our website. The tours are free. Donations are welcome.

Private tours are available on request. Just contact us at scotfreetoursaberdeen@gmail.com.

Crime Pays Tour: Darker History in Aberdeen

As night falls, it is time to explore the darkest side of Aberdeen's history. From kidnapping and witchcraft to adultery and murder, we explore stories of crime and punishment from the last 500 years. 

Over an hour and 45 minutes, your costumed guide will bring to life tales from the most sordid chapter of Aberdeen's past. And, by the end, you will truly be able to say whether crime pays. 

Tickets cost £8. Not suitable for those under the age of 15. Advance booking necessary.