Community: Other Activities in our area

The North East of Scotland is a vibrant and diverse cultural area with many different events, activities and learning opportunities available sponsored by the Council, Universities, theatres etc. From the website links given, a brief selection of the many opportunities possible will be displayed.

If you would also like to share details of other events and activities on this page, please send an email from the Contacts web page, giving brief details together with the relevant website links and contact details.

NOTE - due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, the opportunity to try out the suggestions below may be very limited in a face-to-face way, but please check out the links to check whether there are virtual ways to participate.


A few suggestons are listed below - please click on the relevant link for details.

Attention - EX-SERVICES members!

On Tuesday, 21st September in Aberdeen, Scottish Older People's Assembly is hosting a joint event - Belonging and Longing - with Unforgotten Forces, for members of the ex-services community. More information is available from the link - U3A Scotland on the side of this page. Once there click on the notice Board link at the top; then on this notice board page- click on Belonging and Longing - in the margin for details.

** Gliding** - interested in learning to glide locally at the Deeside Gliding Club , Aboyne Airfield, Dinnet? Or volunteering to assist in the running of the club & its ground operations, such as retrieving gliders once landed, grass cutting etc?
For more information click on Gliding website link opposite or telephone 01339 885339
or email - office@deesideglidingclub.co.uk

Looking for a new interest... in Cacti and Succulents? Check out the new link - CACTUS for the British Cactus & Succulents Society for details of the activities of the local Grampian branch.

Aberdeen Festivals coming soon? - more info click Festival

Love your Lunchtime! Check out the AAGM website for their interesting lunchtime talks at The Maritime Museum or The Tolbooth.

Grampian Transport Museum in Alford is a 'living' museum boasting an impressive range of transport exhibits, many of which are climb onboard. Throughout the year, there are also special events. For more info, see link.

Local National Trust Scotland properties in our area host numerous events, maintain wonderful gardens and provide walks on their estates.

Take a look at Scotlands Open Gardens website for details of many wonderful country gardens to enjoy Spring to Autumn.

*** Anyone for Croquet? ***

Croquet is a tactical game which, through a handicapping system, can be enjoyed on equal term by all regardless of age and ability. All equipment is provided, but please wear flat soled shoes like trainers.

Further details are also available on the ACCC website -aberdeenandcrathescroquetclub.org.uk or click on Croquet link opposite or Facebook - www.facebook.com/aberdeenandcrathescroquet. Contact email -

A number of interesting exhibitions, musical events & talks are taking place at various Aberdeen University venues,including topical issues in their monthly Cafe Scientifique, Cafe Med, Cafe Climate series & Science in the Quad monthly talks. Check out the university events link for further details.

Check out Robert Gordon's University 's website - www.rgu.ac.uk for details of their Professional lecture series

Feeling creative? RGU have various Art short courses on offer. See Art RGU link

A wide variety of events can always be found from the Events pages of the Aberdeen City Council link opposite. For example, lunchtime talks at both The Tolbooth & The Maritime Museums, local festivals, art and craft workshops, meet the author talks, creative writing, meditation and exercise opportunities such as health, local history and NUART mural walks.


The popular series of Lunchtime Concerts on Thursdays at 12.45 mostly at The Citadel are suspended during the pandemic.Check AAGM link for more info. NOTE there are links to virtual concerts to enjoy on this site presently

If Jazz is your choice, then the weekly Thursday evening gigs at The Blue Lamp may appeal. For Folk fans, then Wednesday nights there are for you.
Whilst the venue is closed, check out various Concerts in their you tube site.

Concerts from classical to pop can be found from the Aberdeen Box Office, APA or AECC links. Check out in particular the varied programme of events taking place in the newly refurbished Music Hall.

- Check out also the Music>Events section on the University of Aberdeen website for opportunities to hear a diverse range of music from classical,opera,new music to Jazz.

- relax and enjoy some wonderful music in beautiful surroundings at the virtual concerts in St Andrews Cathedral, King Street - to be found on the cathedral's website.