She was a world pioneer in children’s theatre, awarded an OBE for blazing a trail in speech therapy and gave one of Scotland’s famed actors his first break – but to the people of Aberdeen she was the “Speech Wifie”.
Join us on journey back through the years in the Granite City's many communities and suburbs... from royalty to Radio One DJs.
Finally, the arts are being thrown a lifeline in the devastating storm of coronavirus.
It is now 65 years since the death knell sounded for Aberdeen’s trams when the town council decided to abandon the network that had grown too small for the Granite City’s needs.
Aberdeen's communities have welcomed many famous faces over the years from royalty to soap supertars.
It was set to be just a routine night shift for the men of Stonehaven Coast Radio Station, dealing with the chatter and communications in its role as the lifeline between sea and shore.
In the immortal words of Father Ted – “careful now”.
On September 7 1940, the calm Saturday evening of Stonehaven was shattered by the urgent pealing of church bells… the Nazi invasion feared since Dunkirk had started on Scotland’s north-east coast.
For the first time in more than three months I enjoyed what could almost pass as a normal weekend – almost.
Scottish rock band Simple Minds have set a new date to mark 40 years of iconic music with a gig at Aberdeen’s P&J Live.
No one should be surprised the people of Aberdeen turned out in force when asked to stand up for the Black Lives Matter movement.
Radiohead, Lewis Capaldi and Emeli Sande are music superstars with one thing in common – the Lemon Tree in Aberdeen was a springboard to their fame and fortune.
Strictly Come Dancing’s reigning champion, Oti Mabuse, is waltzing her way to Aberdeen.
The silent bells of St Nicholas and other tales from Mither Kirk’s 800 years at the heart of Aberdeen
There was great excitement in Aberdeen as the stunning new bells for the spire of the Mither Kirk were paraded through the streets for citizens to admire, before ringing out in celebration of Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee.
Aberdeen Railway Station is on track to a bright future with an £8 million transformation on the way… but once it didn’t have a future at all. It might never even have been built.
I have found an explanation for the current state of the world... we are all living in a computer game and someone’s turned the madness dial up to 11.
Think of a magician who walks up to strangers, astounds them as money appears from nowhere, then just strolls away. You might conjure up an image of Dynamo working the streets of London.
New shows are going on sale for His Majesty's Theatre, the Music Hall and Lemon Tree for the first time since lockdown began.
Remember at the start of lockdown there was much talk of how we could come out of this as better people?
Stuart Stockley is in lockdown in the most haunted castle in the north-east of Scotland.
The SpaceX launch has evoked memories for many of the good old days of the Apollo missions.
Pioneering photographer George Washington Wilson was a familiar sight on the streets of Victorian Aberdeen, smoking a cigar at the reigns of his portable darkroom, pulled along by his horse, Tommy.
Nestling among pleasant modern homes and flats in a leafy part of Stonehaven, stands the stump of an ancient chimney stack.
This Thursday I will be standing outside my house clapping for our carers as I have done for the past 10 weeks.
OK boys, forget the Stay At Home message and trust your own instincts instead.
HP or not HP? That is the question Hollywood legend Glenn Close faced when she lost out on the last dollop of sauce while filming Hamlet with Mel Gibson at Dunnottar Castle.
Aberdeen might be known for its grey granite, but the people of the city are a colourful bunch when it comes to fashion.
With that unmistakable whooshing sound, the Tardis materialises into existence from the depths of space and time, the blue police box door opens and the Doctor steps out to say: “Fit like?”
Community life has always been at the heart of Aberdeen, making it a great place to live, work and play.
What’s worse than being in coronavirus lockdown for two months? Being in lockdown and deluded at the same time.