Aberdeen Worthies: Personalities From The Past

Toggle location map

Mercat Cross
Castlegate
Aberdeen
AB11

This event has now passed. Visit our what's on calendar to view our current events.

Come along and be entertained with stories about the worthies who used to live in Aberdeen in the nineteenth century. Many characters and stories are covered, including - * the ill-tempered Willie o' the Wall who ran a stall at the Castlegate. * Sandy Ross, the Flying Stationer, who fell foul of Colonel Leith and ended up in prison. * Moorikan Room who was shipwrecked on the Aberdeen coast and became well known around the city centre. * Jean Carr who carried a big stick and liked to use it! * The popularity of the mutton pie trade. A little of the language surrounding some worthies is outdated now, so do not attend if easily offended. Content suitable for children aged 12+ Tour lasts about 1 hour 30 minutes. Route is fairly short. Meet at The Cross, Castlegate. Ends at Queen Street near the Lemon Tree. Run by Gavin, ex Local History & Heritage Officer with ANGUSalive in Forfar. Further details from - aberdeenhistorywalks@gmail.com

Come along and be entertained with stories about the worthies who used to live in Aberdeen in the nineteenth century. Many characters and stories are covered, including -

the ill-tempered Willie o' the Wall who ran a stall at the Castlegate.
Sandy Ross, the Flying Stationer, who fell foul of Colonel Leith and ended up in prison.
Moorikan Room who was shipwrecked on the Aberdeen coast and became well known around the city centre.
Jean Carr who carried a big stick and liked to use it!
The popularity of the mutton pie trade.

A little of the language surrounding some worthies is outdated now, so do not attend if easily offended. Content suitable for children aged 12+

Tour lasts about 1 hour 30 minutes. Route is fairly short.

Meet at The Cross, Castlegate.
Ends at Queen Street near the Lemon Tree.

Run by Gavin, ex Local History & Heritage Officer with ANGUSalive in Forfar. Further details from - aberdeenhistorywalks@gmail.com

x

Go to itinerary
x

View my map