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Aberdeen

THE CITY

Aberdeen is a well-connected and cosmopolitan port city situated in the north east of Scotland. The city is bursting with beautiful architecture, ancient locations and a gorgeous golden beach.

ECONOMY

As a city that is globally recognised as an international leader in the oil and gas industry, Aberdeen is one of the most productive energy producers in the world. Based in the city is a well-renowned Centre of Innovation focusing on research and development into technology and digital applications. Aberdeen is also globally recognised for its research institutions in the life sciences area. The city is home to the UK’s largest concentration of scientists.

TRANSPORT

Aberdeen boasts a public transport system with links in and around Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. Access to trains and buses with networked services across the city. Alternatively, local Bluebird’s buses provide links to other villages in the area. Aberdeen can be explored by foot as most attractions are a comfortable walking distance of each other.

EDUCATION

The city is home to two universities, the University of Aberdeen, which is one of the top 200 universities worldwide and Robert Gordon University.

RETAIL

In Aberdeen, you’ll have plenty of shopping spree opportunities amongst its 5 shopping centres. You will have no trouble finding all of your favourite high street brands as well as more creative and distinctive items. On the last Saturday of the month make sure to stop by Belmont Street Market to experience local food and unique souvenirs.

LEISURE AND SPORT

Aberdeen is rich with history and heritage. Discover the city’s story through its castles, royal heritage sites and impressive statues and monuments. Get a flavour of Aberdeen’s culture by visiting its art galleries or catching some live music in His Majesty’s Theatre. Alternatively, you can discover Aberdeen’s endless great outdoors in the mountainous countryside, ancient forests and great estates where there is the opportunity to play some fantastic golf with panoramic views and try the world-famous local food and drink.

HOTELS

In the city, you will not be short for choice when it comes to hotels and you certainly will not be short for style. There are plenty of lower budget options as well as luxury hotels, so you can experience true Scottish elegance in the cosy B&B’s and guesthouses across the city.

  • Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, AB25

    Serviced Office

    Price from £ 400 per workstation/month

    The Business Centre is located in the same building as Skene House HotelSuites in the...
    • 24/7 Access Control

      24/7 Access Control

    • Communal Breakout

      Communal Breakout

    • Tech Support

      Tech Support

    • Air Conditioning

    • Secure Storage

    • Modern Lighting

    • WiFi

  • Rubislaw Den North, Aberdeen, AB15

    Serviced Office

    Price from £400 per workstation/month

    The Business Centre exclusively occupies a striking two-storey detached granite building, comprising a mix of...
    • 24/7 Access Control

      24/7 Access Control

    • Communal Breakout

      Communal Breakout

    • Tech Support

      Tech Support

    • Air Conditioning

    • Secure Storage

    • Modern Lighting

    • WiFi

  • Key facts

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    Population

    227,600

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    GVA (billions)

    £ 10,718

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    Working Population

    70%

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    Employment Rate

    80%

    Top 5 Business Sectors in Aberdeen

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    Local Transport

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    • Main Roads: A956, A96
    • Aberdeen Railway Station
    • Bus Services throughout the city

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    Aberdeen Airport

    Education

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    • University of Aberdeen
    • Robert Gordon University