AberdeenWhere oil means more than visitors
Ah yes, Aberdeen, Scotland’s third city. The Granite City, the giant market town in the north-east of Scotland that all the little towns of Aberdeenshire look towards and whose inhabitants flock there when it’s a local holiday. Because it’s got the nearest big shops. Folk from Fraserburgh, Peterhead, Huntly…you could meet them all if you strolled down the main thoroughfare, Union Street, of a holiday Monday. No, wait a minute…that was Aberdeen in 1969.
Aberdeen streetscape Aberdeen and tourism. 1950 advertisement in city guide. (Pictured here) I found this advert in my favourite visitor guide to Aberdeen. It was published in 1950. (Click the picture of you’d like to read more of that gem of a publication.) Anyway, I assume that it was so dangerous to holiday in Aberdeen in those days that wreath makers found it advantageous to advertise here.
So what did it matter that the dual carriageway (divided highway) from the south ended on an old ..