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, University, 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.


A few upcoming events are listed below - please click on relevant link for details.

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 over the summer.

Anyone for CROQUET? An Invite to 'Have a Go' on Sunday, 13th May!

Croquet is a tactical game which, through a handicapping system, can be enjoyed on equal term by all regardless of age and ability.

The Croquet season has started at Crathes Castle and the Albury Sports Centre in Ferryhill. Come along to Crathes Castle lawn on Sunday, 13th May from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the club's Open
'Have a Go' day. All equipment is provided, but please wear flat soled shoes like trainers. For more info,if you cannot make the 13th May, please call Bill Strachan (for Crathes details) or Robert Bell (for Albury Sports Centre, Ferryhill details) on 01224 732067.

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

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 'What's on' page 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 walks and local history and NUART mural walks.


The popular series of Lunchtime Concerts on Thursdays at 12.45 mostly at The Citadel will begin again in October. Check AAGM for more info.

If Jazz is your choice, then the weekly Thursday evening gigs at The Blue Lamp may appeal.

Concerts from classical to pop can be found from the Aberdeen Box Office link.

- 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, to Jazz.

- relax and enjoy half an hour of wonderful music in beautiful surroundings at the concerts at noon in St Andrews Cathedral, King Street every Saturday.