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ROSEMOUNT MINI RAMBLE
THURSDAY 20 SEPTEMBER 

Developed from the full length Rosemount Ramble, focusing on the hidden gem of Mackie Place, the 18th century cul-de-sac owned by hide-skinner, Robert Mackie, who commissioned the distinctive ogee-shaped "White House" and the remaining tenement of no's 4-5, and Jack's Brae, where there were industries galore, including Strachan's Mill, Paterson's Tannery and later the North of Scotland Bedding Company.  There's the story of St John's Well, the main fresh water source for the inhabitants of Jack's Brae and Hardweird; George Dickie, the owner of Cherryvale, a long-lost mansion, who tried to block the owners of the White House/Galleries from overlooking his garden. Three hundred years of history in 60min!  More details HERE.

MEET: The Cult of Coffee, 28 Esslemont Ave (MAP) (most excellent cakes!)
STARTS: 2pm
DURATION: Approx 1hr
TICKETS: Click HERE to buy online or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre, Shiprow


GALLOWGATE: ABERDEEN'S NORTHERN BORDERLAND
SUNDAY 23 SEPTEMBER 2018

Gallowgate is first mentioned in 1350, making it one of our oldest streets. The road to the early medieval gallows which stood on the highest point of the city, Gallowgate was the old road north to Aberdon and the Brig o' Balgownie.  Not one single building from those early times survives, but this tour aims to bring them back into focus including the Porthill Factory, McKinnon's Ironworks, Mar's Castle, the Middle School and the medieval tannery. Also, the mystery of Broadgait's origins as an extension of this ancient northern borderland. Further details are here.

MEET: Front of Aberdeen College (NESCol), Gallowgate (MAP
STARTS: 2pm
DURATION: Approx 2hr
TICKETS: Click HERE to buy online or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre, Shiprow


LOST SHOPS OF ABERDEEN
INDOOR STORYTELLING SPECIAL - MONDAY 08 OCTOBER 2018

It's back! By popular demand, yours truly, Hidden Aberdeen director, Dr Fiona-Jane Brown, will be presenting a night of stories about Aberdeen's favourite shops now lost to history but still beloved in the memories of our citizens. 

Find out the origins of "Raggie" Morrisons, C&A's, Woolies, and of course, the Rubber Shop! With plenty of images to remind you of what shopping days were like a generation or two ago, and a special on the King of Junk, Thomas "Cocky" Hunter, Aberdeen's most famous general merchant.

This time we're hosted by what was the Imperial Hotel, now the Carmelite, we'll have a wee look back into their past too!

VENUE: Carmelite Hotel, Stirling Street, nr the Green, AB11 6JU (MAP
DOORS OPEN: 7pm 
STARTS: 7.30pm 
TICKETS: £10 each, click HERE to book online or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre, Shiprow


GALLUS GHOSTS & WHACKY WITCHES
INDOOR STORYTELLING SPECIAL - MONDAY 29 OCTOBER 2018

Children love a good ghost story! This is a family-friendly indoor Halloween storytelling night at our favourite mini-venue. Age 5 and up will enjoy traditional Scottish spooky stories (though not too scary) where sometimes the ghosts are nice and the witches aren't wicked.

Including:
Cauld Johnny o the Kirkyard
The Singing Ghost that Wasn't
When Mother defeated the Fairies
The Woodcarver
The Master of All Masters aka the Blacksmith and the De'il

Gorgeous cakes available to purchase with your tea / coffee
Prize for the best HOME MADE Halloween costume!

VENUE: The Cult of Coffee, 28 Esslemont Avenue (MAP
DOORS OPEN: 6.30pm 
STARTS: 7pm 
DURATION: 2 slots of 45min with interval
TICKETS: £10 adults, £8 concession, CHILDREN UNDER 10 FREE (but require a ticket)
click HERE to book online or in person at Visit Scotland's iCentre, Shiprow


HALLOWEEN SPECIAL

TOLBOOTH TALES - 1 NOVEMBER 2018 
SOLD OUT


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