Aberdeen in the Fifties and Sixties is a beautfiul collection of photographs displaying images of two of the most exciting decades Aberdonians ever lived...... more
Aberdeen in the Fifties and Sixties is a beautfiul collection of photographs displaying images of two of the most exciting decades Aberdonians ever lived through. It is a fascinating book that will captivate both locals and tourists alike. In post-war Aberdeen, skeletons of buildings bombed during the blitz were flattened, events such as the advent of the North Sea oil industry and the arrival of the first Chinese restaurant are all recorded here. The great exodus from the city centre got under way with major new housing schemes springing up all around the outskirts. This led to the bus becoming king of the road, ending the city's tramway era. Landmarks like Black's Building and Castlehill Barracks became a mere memory and the first high-rise blocks altered the city's skyline. Aberdonians shopped at Reid and Pearsons, Watt and Grants, all now consigned to memory. Brought together for the first time in this unique book from the photographers of the Evening Express, they paint a picture of change over a 20-year period that now seems as sudden as it was dramatic.
Description of mapping area covered. With its historic granite buildings, Aberdeen has one of Scotland's most enchanting skylines. With a thriving culture and...... more
Description of mapping area covered. With its historic granite buildings, Aberdeen has one of Scotland's most enchanting skylines. With a thriving culture and huge range of restaurants and shops you will never be bored of something to do here. Perfect for trekkers and walkers alike, venture further a field to the majestic Grampian Mountains where you can sample the 'water of life' and visit the eight distilleries and cooperage on the world's only Malt Whisky trail. Follow the Castle Trail and take in 11 of the finest gems the region has to offer.
Advantages: Great food, homely, clean and tidy Disadvantages: Hard to get to if you don't have a car, not much for veggies
...We have been going to the Ashvale since we were small children. Our parents always used to take us there for a treat (I even had a couple of birthday parties there!) The Ashvale Restaurant in Aberdeen was the first of the Ashvale Restaurants to open and it opened in 1985.
The Ashvale is only found in Scotland and has around 12 restaurants, mostly situated in the North East of Scotland.
Advantages: Great food at a reasonable price Disadvantages: Trying to find the toilets
Some of you will be aware that my bloke and I recently met up with another couple from Ciao, for a weekend of relaxation, shopping and pubs. This get together took place in Aberdeen, which is a city that I have always loved visiting but haven?t really had much of a chance to socialise in at night. Looking for a place to eat on the Saturday night at 8pm was a bit of a struggle...
Advantages: Always one close by, quick turn out, children are welcome and catered for. Disadvantages: Toilets can be quite disturbing, not all dishes taste as good they are described.
Restaurant Reviewed: Stag and Hounds
(next to Comet and Home Base)
The Harvester chain of Restaurants have over 2000 outlets across the United Kingdom and owned and operated by Mitchells and Butlers, who claim to be the UK's leading operator of managed pubs, bars and restaurants. Harvester claim to offer healthy...