The North-east of Scotland is steeped in local culture. With a proud and enthralling history and heritage dating back centuries, the region is home to countless stories and tales of days gone by recounted – to this day – by the friendly and welcoming people who call Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire home.
We recently met with some of the captivating individuals of the North-east - each had their own story to tell about their time in the region, the place they call home.
Les Durno delves into the history of the club, including the amazing museum situated in the old golf house. He shows his love for the landscape that surrounds him and believes it has some of the best views from a golf course in Scotland.
Claire Matthews shows an abundance of excitement for the coastal life, as she loves nothing more than being out on the sea in her kayak, “it’s like being in a different world”.
Dan Brown and Rachael Iveson-Brown are avid naturalists, professional ecologists and natural leaders who simply love giving people amazing wildlife experiences.
Story telling is what Karen Henderson does best. Her passion for arts, culture and heritage brings life to her stories from past to present, captivating her audience.
Alan Clarke has a passion for creating new dishes, helped in part by the exceptional local produce on offer throughout the seasons.
From the history of the hotel to daily encounters with customers, telling the tales, Lewis Kinniburgh's pride is abundant.
Angus Hayhow reflects on the importance of the natural environment to produce Mackie's of Scotland’s world famous ice cream, and how he treasures the peace of the Aberdeenshire countryside.
Andy Shanks is a well known Scottish Folk musician and a storyteller from Johnshaven, he presents a lively set of tales from the village in an augmented reality walk where he will guide you through the village one story at a time on your phone.
Mike Wilkes' enthusiasm for the natural world will entice you to the magnificent great outdoors. His love for the fresh air and experiencing breath-taking views across all seasons shines through.
Carole Short is the owner of a family-run farm on the coast of Aberdeenshire. Her endless love for stunning beaches, bracing cliff top walks, and ancient castles is why she encourages visitors to this beautiful area.
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