Dating Game

The City Centre Masterplan is set to transform Aberdeen over the next 20 years – but on which dates did these significant events occur? 

1. Queen Elizabeth II inaugurated the flow of oil from the massive Forties Field in the North Sea…
Ο  1972
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Ο  1975
Correct! By pressing a gold-plated button in BP’s control centre at Dyce.
Ο  1978
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2. The founding of the University of Aberdeen…
Ο  1495
Correct! It was the fifth university in the UK.
Ο 1695
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Ο  1895
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07/10/16 Union Terrace gardens

3. Union Terrace Gardens (above) opened…
Ο  1909
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Ο  1849
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Ο  1879
Correct! Union Bridge, at the southern end, had been built in 1805.
4. Aberdeen medical scientists carried out the world’s first ever full body scan…
Ο  1975
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Ο  1985
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Ο  1980
Correct! The Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) machine had been developed in the city over a number of years.

20/04/08 Freedom of the City to the cast of 'Scotland The What?'

5. Comedy trio Scotland the What? (above) received the Freedom of the City…
Ο 2008
Correct! The revue act comprised George Donald, William “Buff” Hardie and Stephen Robertson.
Ο 2000
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Ο 2004
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6. The Dons first won the league…
Ο  1954/55
Correct! Aberdeen Football Club having been formed in 1903.
Ο  1964/65
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Ο  1974/75
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08/11/7 Aberdeen Grammar School

7. Aberdeen Grammar School (above) opened its doors…
Ο  1563
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Ο  1263
Correct! It is one of the oldest schools in Britain.
Ο  1763 
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8. The St Nicholas Shopping Centre started trading…
Ο  1985
Correct! The neighbouring Bon Accord Centre opened in 1990.
Ο  1981
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Ο  1989
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9. King Robert the Bruce (above) granted Aberdeen the Great Charter, gifting the Forest of Stocket to the people…
Ο  1219
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Ο  1419
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Ο  1319
Correct! Finances from the land – to the west of the city – created the Common Good Fund.

10. Aberdeen Art Gallery opened…
Ο  1793
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Ο  1933
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Ο  1883
Correct! The Gallery is due to reopen in 2019 after undergoing a major redevelopment.
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