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Tuesday, 25 June 2013 12:04

Visit Scotland by train this summer

Are you thinking of taking a break this summer and aren’t quite sure where to go? Living in the UK we sometimes forget the beauty it offers and are often quick to head into the sun or abroad without thinking about exploring a little closer to home.
Published in Tour Ideas
Monday, 11 March 2013 14:20

The Deeside Activity Park

Based on Royal Deeside, Aberdeenshire, the Deeside Activity Park offer a range of outdoor and corporate team building activities and events. Only 45 minutes from the centre of Aberdeen they offer activities ranging from quad biking round their mud-splattered course and kart racing on their asphalt racing circuit, to hitting the bullseye on their fully automatic archery range and breaking a clay at their clay shooting facility.

Wednesday, 24 November 2010 23:21


Aberdeen (pronounced /æbərˈdiːn/ ( listen); Scots: Aiberdeen; Scottish Gaelic: Obar Dheathain [ˈopər ˈʝɛhɪn]) is Scotland's third most populous city, one of Scotland's 32 local government council areas and the United Kingdom's 29th most populous city. It has an official population estimate of 210,400.

Nicknames include the Granite City, the Grey City and the Silver City with the Golden Sands. During the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries, Aberdeen's buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, whose mica deposits sparkle like silver. The city has a long, sandy coastline. Since the discovery of North Sea oil in the 1970s, other nicknames have been the Oil Capital of Europe or the Energy Capital of Europe.

Published in Towns and Cities