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Foos yer doos?! Getting to Know Aberdeen and Shire

By RGrant 20 Jan 2021


Lots of parks 

Aberdeen Beach 

River Dee

Union Square Shopping Centre 

Marischal College, Broad Street 


Doric Phrases

FOOS YER DOOS?! –  How Are You?

QUINES & LOONS - Girls and Boy

DREICH VS BONNIE DAY - Miserable Vs Lovely Weather

TEUCHTER & TOONSER - from the countryside or from the town

FIT & FAR (FIT LIKE? FAR HAV  YE BIN?) - What and Where (How are you? Where have you been?)

OOT AND ABOOT! - Out and About

Visit Aberdeen - A Guide to Doric

Scottish Food And Drink

Haggis, Neeps and Tatties - Haggis is a tasty dish consisting of a sheep's heart, liver, and lungs, minced with onion, oatmeal, suet, spices, and salt (there are also vegetarian/vegan versions). Neeps are Turnips, and Tatties are Potatoes. This meal is traditionally served on Burns Night (25 January), a feast to celebrate the life of Scotland's greatest poet Robbie Burns.

Rowies (Buttery; Roll) - a tasty and salty lard roll from Aberdeen (there is also a vegetarian/vegan version).


Brewdog Craft Beer

Ten Recommended Places to Visit in Aberdeen

  1. Broad Street, Aberdeen – view the magnificent Marischal College, new home to Aberdeen City Council. Visit restaurants and coffee shops in the impressive Marischal Square development, and marvel at the life size leopard sculpture.
  2. Hazlehead Park - large park with 2 golf courses, football fields, a large children's play area, two rose gardens, heather beds, and a pet zoo. There is also a small maze. On no 11 bus route (towards Kingswells).
  3. Art Gallery – offers an impressive art collection (with changing displays), in a recently redeveloped building that combines modern and old architecture. Relax in the café, peruse the library or browse the shop. Includes interactive displays for children. More info:
  4. The Torry Battery – a disused artillery battery near Torry which has overlooked the harbour since 1860. Stunning view of city in addition to opportunity to bird and dolphin watch.
  5. Maritime Museum – the perfect introduction to Aberdeen, providing a comprehensive overview of both the oil and fishing industries. More info:
  6. Footdee – a picturesque fishing village at the mouth of Aberdeen Harbour, and easily accessed from Aberdeen Beach. A charming historical oasis, with tastefully decorated outhouses and gardens which must be seen to be appreciated.
  7. Old Deeside Railway Line - Starts at Duthie Park and goes to Garthdee. For a longer walk continue for 16 miles through the heart of the Aberdeenshire countryside to Banchory.
  8. Duthie Park – beautiful park containing children’s play area, pond, café, and indoor Winter Gardens which contain one of the largest collections of cacti in the UK. On no 17 bus route (towards Faulds Gate).
  9. Aberdeen Beach – 10 minute walk from the town centre, Aberdeen Beach provides walks along the sea front, in addition to a large recreational area featuring cafes, restaurants, an amusement park, sporting facilities and a cinema. Don’t forget to walk towards the lighthouse, and visit Footdee (see 6. above).
  10. Victoria Park – A delightful park in the Rosemount area, which boasts a fountain made of 14 different granites, in addition to a generous selection of flowers, shrubs and trees, and a conservatory.