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With endless discussions of Indyref2, you can be forgiven for thinking the only thing going for a region like Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire is the magic of black gold. However, on closer inspection, you will discover a wealth of culinary and imbibing delights in this north-eastern corner of Scotland.
A fabulous winter break in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire - fairytale castles, fantastic food and festive lights
One of the things I love most about Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire is how diverse the region is. You can go from sandy beach to mountain top, fine dining restaurant to takeaway fish and chip shop and bustling city to remote village in the blink of an eye. So, when VisitAberdeenshire and Mackie’s of Scotland invited me on a pre-Christmas, foodie press trip with Mr G, we couldn’t pack fast enough.
Aberdeen is home to a rich links golfing scene with wonderfully designed courses carved into its beach front. From north Aberdeen to the Torry Battery, these are a few of the best holes to play across several city courses along with my tips for your game.
On Sunday evening all eyes will be on Aberdeen with BBC Sports Personality of the Year taking place at the P&J Live arena. And while Gary Lineker, Clare Balding and Gabby Logan look back over a remarkable 12 months of sport, I’m looking forward to the exciting, adrenaline filled and inspiring sports events that are to come in Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire in 2020.
Scotland is home to some fantastic road trips, and in our time living in Scotland we have tackled a fair few of them. This is a 250 mile self-drive road trip that includes Speyside, Aberdeenshire, and the Cairngorms National Park. It’s home to excellent whisky distilleries, fantastic stretches of coastline, cute villages, museums, castles, golf courses, and epic scenery. It’s also a much less travelled route than some of Scotland’s other road trips, making for an overall fantastic experience.