Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
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Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

Located in the north east of Scotland, Aberdeen is a top choice for hosting international conferences. Aberdeen is renowned as the city of energy and additionally has expertise in life sciences and several other sectors.

Aberdeen is home to two distinctive university campuses, unique venues and a range of functional events spaces. The city boasts accommodation offerings from 4-star sea view hotels to country castles. It is understandable why Aberdeen is a growing destination for conference and event organisers.

The Head of Business Marketing Aberdeen Convention Bureau and Events Bureau:

"Cast aside what you think you know of Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire. The city is at the centre of a bold new green revolution, with the city's sustainability credentials highlighted by its flagship entertainment and conference venue, P&J Live. It is an attractive host region for business events, attracting conferences with an alternative edge, supported by local industry and academic partners". 

4 Fascinating facts about Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire!

Aberdeen Beach

  • The Granite City is nicknamed after its buildings. Aberdeen is often referred to as the Granite City, because more than half of its buildings are built from Aberdeen’s Rubislaw Quarry granite. Until its decline in the mid-20th century, the quarry exported granite all over Britain.
  • Record number of whisky distillers. The Aberdeen area has the largest number of whiskey distilleries of any whisky producing area in Scotland. Many of the 17 distilleries are open to visitors.
  • 10% of Britain’s stone circles are in Aberdeenshire. About one in ten of Britain’s stone circles are located within the regioncounty. A unique feature is the recumbent stone circles, which feature one stone on its side flanked by two upright ones.
  • Cairngorms National Park is twice the size of the Lake District. Cairngorms National Park near Aberdeen has five of the UK’s six highest mountains.

Travelling to Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire

With so many transport options, Aberdeen is an easy destination to get to. Aberdeen can be reached by road, rail, sea or sky and when you get here Aberdeenshire is easily accessible by public transport, taxi or car. P&J Live is located next to Aberdeen International Airport - the UK's most connected regional airport.

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