Nick-named the ‘Silver City with the Golden Sands’ because of its impressive granite buildings and its long coastline, Aberdeen is one of the leading economic hubs of the UK, and has been labelled as one of the best placed cities for growth in Britain.
Aberdeen is a city that is constantly growing thanks to its close proximity to the oil-filled North Sea, and its traditional industries of paper-making, fishing and ship-building. The city is also emerging in the education field, with two of the best universities in Scotland.
Powered by its traditional economy, Aberdeen produces a number of cultural events, and annually hosts the Aberdeen International Youth Festival, which is the world’s largest festival for young performers. Aberdeen has also won the Britain in Bloom record 10 times, more than another city.
As Britain’s fourth most liveable city, Aberdeen is a fine city for your event if you want to get a flavour of authentic Scotland. It provides a perfect base for an afternoon of exploring whisky distilleries, playing a round of golf or even skiing.