Aberdonian

A wintry scene at Regent Quay, beside the harbour board building
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Aberdonian: Looking back at historic city harbour

10/06/2020

Since Aberdeen Harbour was founded in 1136 it has been a hub for business and industry in the north-east. In this week’s Aberdonian, we’re taking a look back at the almost 900-year history of the area with photos showcasing the harbour from 1963 to 1978. Click below to view the full gallery:

The Lords of Bon-Accord Bernard Balfour, Henry Balfour and Bob Findlay salute the floats
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Gallery: Having fun at the Aberdeen Festival

29/05/2020

Aberdeen has long been a hub for activity and with the Aberdeen Festival youngsters weren’t without entertainment. From extravagant outfits to charming floats, we’ve selected a number of pictures to highlight the spirit of the event from 1968 to 1991. Click below to view the full gallery:

Out for their traditional midday swim on  New Year’s Day are some of the members of  the Aberdeen Amateur Sea Swimming Club
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Gallery: Making a splash with swimming

24/05/2020

Swimming in the north-east is something residents have taken pleasure in for years. From adult teams, to lessons for children the majority of people will have experience in the pool and in this week’s Aberdonian we’re taking a dive into the past. Click below to view the full gallery:

Monkeying about in the Tivoli Bar - a chimp drinks a beer with a couple of friendly locals
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Gallery: Waiting in the wings at the Tivoli

22/05/2020

From pantomimes to dance shows to bingo, the Tivoli has been home to many fond memories for Aberdonians. We’re taking a look back at some of the people who have flowed through the theatre’s doors for a night of entertainment between 1938 and 1998. Click below to view the full gallery:

Albyn U16 tennis team, with teacher Sheila McNaught, are Pamela Ewen, Ann MacNaughtan, Fiona Connor, Claire Symington, Louise Wadsworth and Lynn Still
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Gallery: Aberdeen schools tennis champions

21/05/2020

Competing in sports is tradition for many school pupils and for some competition is king. In this week’s Aberdonian, we’re looking back at champions from across the city. Click below to view the full gallery:

Staff Nurse I. R. Dufour, from Switzerland, does the rounds with nurse M. J. Campbell
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Gallery: Nursing in the north-east through the decades

17/05/2020

With International Nurses Day just past, in this week’s Aberdonian we’re taking a look back at those who have looked after us through the decades. From our archives we’ve selected some pictures highlighting the achievements of our nurses from 1969 to 1994. Click below to view the full gallery:

Christine Robertson, Elgin, winner of the women’s competition in the Grampian Police pool competition for disabled people, with men’s winner Ronald Reid, Aberdeen, and Superintendant Brian Bruce
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Gallery: Keeping score with pool

03/05/2020

In this week’s Aberdonian we’re taking a look back at some pool players from the past. We’ve selected a number of photos from 1978-1991 highlighting some of the biggest events and players from the time. Click below to view the full gallery:

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Gallery: Kicking back with rugby memories

19/04/2020

Rugby is embedded in schools across the north-east, in this week’s Aberdonian we’re taking a look back at sporting memories of the past. We’ve selected photos of players and teams from 1980-1991 to showcase some of the highs and lows of the game. Click below to view the full gallery:

City workers make the most of the sunshine during their lunch-hour in St Nicholas churchyard
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Gallery: St Nicholas Church through the years

05/04/2020

The St Nicholas Church has been at the centre of the Aberdeen community for years, from sunbathers to trade workers. In this week’s Aberdonian, we’ve taken a look back at the church from 1952 to 1994. Click below to view the full gallery:

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Gallery: RGIT Offshore Survival Centre

05/04/2020

In this week’s Aberdonian we take a look back at the Robert Gordon Institute of Technology’s Offshore Training Centre. We’ve selected some pictures from our archives from 1977 to 1997 showcasing the training that went on and the facilities that were used. Click below to view the full gallery:

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Gallery: The best in show with the Bon Accord Kennel Association

01/03/2020

In this week’s Aberdonian, we take a look back at the Bon Accord Kennel Association’s dog shows from over the years. With pooches from poodles to Pomeranians, their 1982-1992 shows are full of adorable canine companions. Here’s some of the top pictures from our archives. Click below to view the full gallery: