Set sail and enjoy the wonders of Aberdeen!

This competition is now closed. Thank you to everyone who entered! 

To celebrate the European Pipe Band Championships taking place in Aberdeen on Saturday 24th June, we’re giving one lucky winner and a friend the chance to win a fantastic prize.  

Working in partnership with the Ardoe House Hotel and Northlink Ferries we are calling all entrants to jump ship and take part in the European Pipe Band Championships competition where you have the chance to win:  

  • Two NorthLink Ferry return tickets from Shetland or Orkney to Aberdeen, with a car and cabin; 
  • Two-night stay at Ardoe Hotel, and;  
  • Two tickets for the European Pipe Band Championships. 

Stepping off the NorthLink Ferry and arriving in Aberdeen you are set to enjoy a weekend packed with entertainment. As pipe bands from across the world compete in Aberdeen’s Duthie Park there is lots of activities for all to enjoy, as well as a selection of food and drink from local producers.  

Take a break from it all and retreat to Ardoe House Hotel & Spa, located in 30 acres of stunning grounds, you can enjoy a delicious breakfast followed by a relaxing visit to the tranquil spa where you can enjoy Ardoe Health Club, complete with fitness studio, 18 metre heated swimming pool, sauna and steam room. 

Once you are reenergised you are welcome to explore the city where there is lots to see and do. Whether you decide to explore the award-winning Art Gallery, wonder through the streets discovering the Nuart Aberdeen street art, celebrate the pioneering people of Aberdeen and the North-East of Scotland at Provost Skene’s House or learn about the city’s long and often dramatic relationship with the sea at the Maritime Museum – there is something for everyone. Aberdeen also has a fantastic food scene with lots of independent restaurants, cafes and bars serving fresh local produce. 

The competition will close on 11.59pm GMT on 4 June 2023 and the winner will be contacted by 5pm GMT on 6 June 2023.  


Terms and conditions apply:   

  • You must be 18 years or older to enter this prize draw. The winner will be required to show ID when collecting their prize.  
  • Only one entry per person is permitted.  
  • The winner will be selected at random, from all entries received and verified by Aberdeen City Council.   
  • The prize draw is not open to employees of Aberdeen City Council or anyone professionally connected with the promotion.  
  • Prize must be claimed by 6 June 2023.   
  • If the prize is not claimed by 6 June 2023, we reserve the right to re-draw the prize draw.  
  • The prize must be used the weekend of the European Pipe Band Championships, 23-25 June 2023.  
  • This prize is not transferable.   
  • There is no cash alternative to the prize and no other prize is available for request.  
  • Competition winner must pay for own travel between Ferry Terminal, hotel and the event at Duthie Park  

Additional T&Cs are associated with each individual prize:   

Ardoe House Hotel: Prize includes overnight accommodation, breakfast for a maximum of 2 persons and use of spa facilities, at least one of whom must be 18 years of age or over. Any additional items consumed in the hotel including drinks, evening meals, room service etc. must be settled prior to departure.  

NorthLink Ferries Terms and Conditions: One prize available - package includes return ferry travel from Shetland or Orkney to Aberdeen for two including a car and standard cabin, departing on 22 or 23 June 2023 and returning on 25 June 2023. Cabins are available on overnight sailings only. The prize is non-transferable or refundable and no cash alternative will be offered. Upgrades available on request. 

Aberdeen City Council is not responsible for inaccurate prize details supplied by any third party connected with this prize draw.   

Your data will only be used for the purpose of the prize draw.  

For further information please visit our privacy notice.    

Entry into this prize draw will be deemed as acceptance of these terms and conditions. 

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