Punctuated by a proudly melancholic people of stony face and hopeless demeanour. Narrow horizons are projected often through the assertion that they "wouldnae want to live onywhere else", having never ventured south of Dundee.
The city itself is entirely composed of grey, mildly radioactive rock from a local quarry. Often euphemised as "silver", it is important to assert that this is only a reference to the way in which the rock shines when wet from the ceaseless rain. The sun is seldom out without rain: earning an even more far-fetched euphemism of Aberdeen as: "the Rainbow city".
Me: Day's looking better, was awfully grey this morning.
Old Woman: Fit? (It means "what" in Doric, a hilarious regional dialect of said shithole)
Me (Talking louder so the old dear could hear me): Terribly overcast this morning: but it's nicer now!
Old woman: Better overcast than sunny!
Old Woman: Terrible thing the sun. Gives ye cancer: the sun.(pronounced cOncer in doric...)
This "glass half-empty" approach to life is ubiquitous with the festering place. If misery could be bought the city would bankrupt itself.
Attracts much critisism from the more simple residents of Scotland (i.e. within the central belt) largely borne out of envy of the fact that it is (for the most part) a nice place to live with few murders, no deep-fried Mars Bar suppers and no sectarianism.
The only 'one city - one football team' in Scotland - The Dons. Best team in Europe for a spell in the 80s, fans now accept that glory days are long gone but still fiercely loyal. Celtic fans think Dons try harder against Celtic, Rangers fans think the Dons try harder against Rangers. In reality, they try harder against whichever of the Old Firm is being especially annoying. Take your pick.
Non-Glasweigan: Hiv you ever lived there?
Glasweigan: Er no. By the way.
"I'm so sorry."
Other attractions are Aberdeen Proving Ground, the HEAT center, and numerous shopping plazas throughout town. Some lesser-known attractions are the Harford Lanes Bowling, Aberdeen Family Swim Center, Festival Park, and many restaurants, including Panera Bread, Golden Corral, Bob Evan's, Applebee's, and the Greene Turtle. Some hotels in the town are the Holiday Inn and Hilton Garden Inn. The town has a Rotary Club, as well as several town events hosted throughout the year at Festival Park, including an Earth Day celebration, the Christmas Street Parade, and music performances each Tuesday throughout the summer.
found in the north east of scotland.
it is famous for oil,granite and a brilliant team aberdeen fc.
great places to go are torry,cove,bridge of don
but as all places there shitholes like kingcorth,northfield and portlethon where you may get muged or even shot (most likly kingcorth)
aberdeen has been referd to as sheepshaggers,after the whole football incident when an aberdeen player broke a rangers players leg.
night life in aberdeen is fantastic expecialy if your under 25.