New food and drink festival launched

A new festival will raise a toast to the best food and drink on offer in Aberdeen.

Business Improvement Operator Aberdeen Inspired has launched Inspired Nights, which will take place from Friday, May 18 to Sunday, May 27.

Festival-goers will be able explore the city’s bars, restaurants and nightclubs and access masterclasses, tastings and talks.

Nicola Marie Johnston, Evening and night time economy manager for Aberdeen Inspired, said: “Aberdeen Restaurant Week was very successful earlier this year and we want to build on this.

“Aberdeen city centre was recently awarded Purple Flag status for the fifth consecutive year, which means the city has been recognised for its commitment to promoting a safe and secure night-time economy.

“We are delighted with the initial reaction from local businesses and their enthusiasm and we want to encourage as many bars, restaurants and nightclubs to get involved and to get behind the festival.”

* For more information and to sign up for Inspired Nights, click here or email