Aberdeen is an ancient city that grew up around two great rivers, the Dee and the Don, which flow into the North Sea. Its hinterland stretches from the great wilderness of the Cairngorm Mountains to one of the world’s most impressive coastlines.
The City Region is home to almost half-a-million people, 230,000 of whom live in Aberdeen
Aberdeen received Royal Burgh status from David I of Scotland (1124–53), opening the door to trade. Fishing, shipbuilding, paper-making, textiles, quarrying, oil and gas exploration and extraction, food science, tourism: for centuries the city has helped drive the wider economy.
The City Centre Masterplan complements a number of other ambitious projects in the region, including a new Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre; the expansion of Aberdeen Harbour; the Aberdeen Western Peripehral Route; and digital enhancements.
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