1980: Passengers wait on the concourse at Aberdeen Joint Station.
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Gallery: Aberdeen Train Station through the decades


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.
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Gallery: Putting Grampian TV in focus


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.  

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SPONSORED: A Unique history of the carpet


We are all told to look around us, but often that doesn’t mean looking down. But the carpet under your feet is more than just a modern invention – its origins go back thousands of years and its history may just surprise you.