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1980: Aberdeen views from the air
The Aberdonian

Gallery: Views of Aberdeen from the 1980s

18/09/2020

From Aberdeen’s historic harbour to busy beaches and iconic landmarks, this gallery showcases the best of the Granite City as it was in the 1980s. This week’s gallery even features a picture of police stopping traffic while they searched for an escaped prisoner in the city centre

1974: An aerial view of Aberdeen Harbour in the 70s.
The Aberdonian

Gallery: Views of Aberdeen from the 1970s

04/09/2020

From Aberdeen’s historic harbour to busy beaches and iconic landmarks, this gallery showcases the best of the Granite City as it was in the 1970s. Historic houses, parks, markets and the harbour all feature in this week’s Aberdonian gallery.

1970: Hilton's handsome granite student halls of residence with their bright red roofs look out over the busy campus of the new College of Education.
The Aberdonian

Gallery: Aberdeen College of Education

29/08/2020

In this week’s Aberdonian we are taking a look back at the Aberdeen College of Education. Rather than being one institution, the College of Education was the colloquial term for the many different establishments offering teacher training between 1874 and 2001. These images focus on the period between 1966 and 1979.    

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The Aberdonian

Our Aberdeen: Elegance of chinese Hair Ornaments

29/08/2020

Lockdown was an opportunity to learn new skills like cutting my own hair! Unfortunately, my first attempt left me with a diagonal fringe, with one side longer than the other – the more I tried to straighten it up the worse it became.

An aerial view looking down on Marischal College, Broad Street, Aberdeen.
The Aberdonian

Gallery: Views of Aberdeen from the 1960s

14/08/2020

From Aberdeen’s historic harbour to busy beaches and iconic landmarks, this gallery showcases the best of the Granite City as it was in the 1960s. Historic houses, parks, markets and Pittodrie all feature in this week’s Aberdonian gallery

1957: Crowds watch on at a match at Pittodrie Park, Aberdee, the home of Aberdeen FC.
The Aberdonian

Gallery: Views of Aberdeen from the 1950s

31/07/2020

From Aberdeen’s historic harbour to busy beaches and packed out highland shows, this gallery showcases the best of the Granite City as it was in the 1950s. Swimming pools, historic houses, upgrades to the hospital and Pittodrie all feature in this week’s Aberdonian gallery

1980: Passengers wait on the concourse at Aberdeen Joint Station.
The Aberdonian

Gallery: Aberdeen Train Station through the decades

04/07/2020

The train station, as it stands now, was constructed just prior to WW1, replacing a 1867 structure of the same now. The original sandstone frontage was revamped during the construction of Union Square, however these archive images focus on the period it was operated by British Rail.

1988: The new front exterior of Grampian Television in Queen’s Cross, Aberdeen.
The Aberdonian

Gallery: Putting Grampian TV in focus

04/07/2020

Now known as STV, the former tv franchise covered the north-east for 45 years. Launching on September 30 1961, the channel covered everything from news and current affairs to documentaries, sport, children’s and Gaelic. Today, we take a look through our archives at some behind the scenes images from the channel.