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When Ingrid Bergman asks Humphry Bogart what he’s thinking in the film Casablanca, I’m sure most people don’t realise that they were speaking the Scots language!
This week’s Aberdonian is celebrating International Women’s Day which takes place on Monday March 8.
This week’s Aberdonian has taken a look back at archive images of the Lyric Music Society.
Scottish agates have been used in jewellery and other precious objects for more than 200 years.
This week’s Aberdonian has taken a look back at archive images of Schoolhill.
The Chinese or Lunar New Year which began last Friday and continues for 15 days is welcoming the Year of the Ox.
This week’s Aberdonian has taken a look back at archive images of Johnston Gardens. With more people walking in the city due to the Covid lockdown, this park has seen its popularity surge in the past 12 months.
This week Aberdeen City Council announced a planning application has been submitted for 99 homes to be built in Kincorth as part of a major project delivering 2,000 new council houses across the city.
This week we look at a painting by pre-Raphaelite artist John William Waterhouse.
This week’s Aberdonian features some of the snowy scenes captured by our photographers over the decades.
This week’s Aberdonian focuses on Pro Arte theatre group. The group was one of Aberdeen’s longest established amateur theatre companies, with a history going back over 40 years.
This carved ivory statue with a wood base depicts Shou-Lao, a prominent character in Asian art and mythology.
We’ve gone through our archives and dug out these images of the people Christmas shopping in the north-east over the past few decades.
We often think of art as a way of escaping the realities of everyday life. Importantly, however, it can also help shine a light on some of society’s most pressing issues.
This week’s Aberdonian has taken a look back at the Voluntary Service Aberdeen. These images, from the 80s and 90s, show some of the incredible events the service has been involved in.
This week we’re taking a look at the conservation of a beautiful, beaded evening coat from the 1920s. When it came into the collection in 2013 as part of the Betty Clunas Gift, it was in such fragile condition that it was difficult to handle, move and even examine.
This week’s Aberdonian has taken a look back through at Victoria Road School. These images, from the 80s and 90s, show life inside the former school in Torry. Watch: Take a look inside Aberdeen’s Victoria Road School
This week’s Aberdonian takes a look back at archive images of the Treetops Hotel. Demolition work on the former hotel began last month after it closed in February, However, over its more than 50 years open in the city there were plenty of memorable moments.
Every year gents from around the world participate in Movember, an initiative to raise money and awareness of men’s health issues.
This week’s Aberdonian takes a look at how the Denburn has changed over the decades. Some of our readers will have no memory of the area before the dual carriageway was created to help traffic passing through the city. These images from the 1950s, 60s and 70s, show the area as it used to be.
This drawing by the Aberdeen-born artist William Dyce – often considered the forefather of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood – depicts a small, mischievous-looking sprite. It is simply titled Puck.
This week’s Aberdonian takes a look at sheep through the years. We’ve featured escaped sheep, a runaway lamb and prize-winning ewes in this gallery, which includes pictures from as far back as 1949.
The Fife pottery owner Robert Heron employed an expert painter from Bohemia called Karel Nekola and began making Wemyss Ware in 1882. Named after the Wemyss family of Wemyss Castle, the high-quality hand-painted decoration made it a commercial success.
With so much of our lives taking place online at the moment, we recently relaunched Aberdeen Archives, Gallery & Museums’ website to make it easier for you to enjoy exploring our collections from the safety and comfort of your own home.
This week’s Aberdonian takes a look at Grampian Transport.
This week’s Aberdonian takes us to the old Summerhill Academy Our archive images show students and teachers from the old school going back as far as 1969.
From youth shows to Aberdeen events, our archives are full of snapshots into the past. Here are images featuring north-east residents from 1953 to 1992 along with their original captions from time of publication.
From youth shows to Aberdeen events, our archives are full of snapshots into the past. Here are images featuring north-east residents from 1963 to 1991 along with their original captions from time of publication.
This week’s Aberdonian takes at the North East of Scotland Music Festival. Our archive images show some fantastic moments from the festival, going as far back as 1981.
This week’s Aberdonian takes a look at oil giant Shell’s time in the Granite City. Taken from our archives, the images cover everything from groundbreaking at the site in Tullos, to charity work carried out by the staff.