Great Scot: Free Walking Tour of Old Aberdeen

For over five hundred years, Old Aberdeen has been one of the great centres of learning in the North of Scotland. There can be no better place to celebrate Aberdeen's greatest thinkers, scientists, explorers, inventors, writers and gardeners (yes, we do mean gardeners).

We'll explore the hidden places in this historic burgh, to tell the stories of some great Scots whose achievements did not get the recognition they deserved.

A1 Pacific Steam Locomotive at Ferryhill Turntable

Peppercorn A1 Pacific Steam Locomotive is coming to the Ferryhill Turntable. We expect it to arrive at around 2.30pm - check Facebook or Twitter nearer the time. The site shall be open to the public from 1pm, where our team of volunteers will be on hand to guide and talk about the site and the FRHT.
Access to our site is via a newly laid path from Duthie Park near to the community garden. There shall be signs to follow. Entrance is free of charge, but we would appreciate a donation as the trust is run on a purely voluntary basis as a registered charity.

Free Walking Tour of Aberdeen City Centre 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.

Sure, we all know about the oil and the granite and the weather. But there is more to this city than that. There are stories that you will never have heard. Stories about death, pirates, wizards, infra-red telescopes, and Lord Byron. And more death.

Sonic Arts

Sonic Arts Master Degree Show featuring four artists presenting their work over the last year. It includes sound works, audiovisual pieces, live performance and installations each pressing their own artistic ideas around sound. Better than it sounds.

Friday, 30 August 2019
18:30-21:30
First day

Saturday, 31 August 2019
14:00-21:30
Second day

Marta Noone
ALETHEIA - A sonic remembrance
Two persons from the audience will wear an EEG device so to generate soundscapes with their brainwaves.

Crime Pays: A Darker History Tour of Aberdeen

Explore the darkest side of Aberdeen's history. From bodysnatching 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.

Advance booking necessary. Not suitable for those under the age of 15.