The.itation for the 2011 award read: “With a graduate unemployment rate that is lower than the most famous universities, including Oxford and Cambridge, plus a flourishing reputation for research, high pupil satisfaction rates and ambitious plans for its picturesque campus, the Robert Gordon University is The Sunday Times Scottish University of the Year”. 73 GU had two campuses: one in the city centre at Schoolhill/St. The university's debating society is the oldest in Scotland, founded in 1848 as the King's College Debating Society. 72 Robert Gordon's College originally Robert Gordon's Hospital was founded in 1750 by the merchant Robert Gordon, 69 grandsons of the map maker Robert Gordon of Straloch, and was further endowed in 1816 by Alexander Simpson of Collyhill. Aberdeen is one of the most prosperous places in Scotland, due primarily to the North Sea oil industry, and has low unemployment just over 2% in February 2012, leading to a low crime rate compared to other UK cities. It was replaced by Grampian Regional Council and five district councils: Banff and Buchan, Gordon, Kincardine and Deeside, Moray and the City of Aberdeen . The Satrosphere Science Centre was Scotland’s first science and discovery centre, first opened to the public in 1988. Stonehaven is a picturesque small town about 15 miles 24km along the coast south of Aberdeen the scenery from the railway line between them is spectacular; it's a walk of about 1km from the station to the town centre. Since their formation, Aberdeen Oilers have played in the British Floorball Northern League and went on to win the league in the 2008/09 season. The gallery is closed on Mondays. As with all Scots dialects in urban areas, it is not spoken as widely as it used to be in Aberdeen. Look for the “Book on TripAdvisor” logo, then click the button.

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Open.very day 8am until 1 hour before dusk. The old boundaries are still officially used for a few purposes, namely land registration and lieutenancy . 1 Aberdeenshire Council is head quartered at Woodhill House, in Aberdeen, making it the only Scottish council whose headquarters are located outside its jurisdiction. The eminent golf writer Sam McKinley was moved to say “There are few courses in these islands with a better, more testing, more picturesque outward nine than Balgownie”.   The current modern building provides an indoor market which offers permanent space to small stallholders providing retail, food or other services. River Dee Railway Bridge, Aberdeen After first being mooted some 60 years ago and being held up for the past five years by a number of legal challenges, Aberdeen's long awaited Western Peripheral Route was finally given the go-ahead after campaigners lost their appeal to the UK Supreme Court in October 2012. The buildings can however become noticeably darker as a result of pollution and grime accumulated over the years.