Aberdeen, sometimes known as the Granite City, is the third largest city in Scotland and lies 127 miles by road north, north west of Edinburgh, on the North Sea coast. Aberdeen has a long, sandy beach between the two rivers which turns into high sand dunes north of the Don stretching as far as Fraserburgh.
Over the years, builders have used the abundant local granites as the primary building material which, due to its high mica and quartz content, can sparkle in the sunlight.
It has been a site of human settlement for at least 8,000 years and began as two separate burghs, or fortified settlements. Old Aberdeen was situated at the mouth of the River Don at the northern end of the current settlement and New Aberdeen sited where the Denburn waterway enters the River Dee estuary, to the south.
The existence of stone circles in the local area is attributed to the Beaker People who inhabited the area from about 2,000 BC. The Romans ventured as far north as Aberdeenshire in 84 AD, in a campaign to subdue the northern peoples, but choose to withdraw south for permanent settlements.
The early 19th century saw development of the port as a centre for a fishing fleet and for shipbuilding and repairs. The Great North Scotland Railway was formed in 1846 to connect the city to more southerly markets and it succeeded in considerably reducing journey times.
By 1933, Aberdeen was Scotland’s top fishing port, employing nearly 3,000 men with 300 vessels sailing from its harbour.
The major economic change for the city has been since the 1960s with the discovery and development of the North Sea oil and gas fields and development of the associated service and engineering facilities.
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Five day table
The five day forecast table provides a detailed view of the weather for the days ahead at Aberdeen.
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The temperature range forecast is a relatively new way of displaying forecast information. Temperatures will fall within the indicated range roughly 9 times out of 10 with the most likely temperature shown in green. There may be variations between this product and the five day forecast. Five day forecasts of maximum and minimum temperature for around 5000 UK locations can be viewed in this way.
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