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TOURS RESTART 1 JULY 2021!!!

THURSDAY 1 JULY 2021: OLD ABERDEEN TOUR

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FRIDAY 2 JULY 2021: BLOOD & GRANITE: CRIME HISTORY TOUR

Beginning in Aberdeen’s Victorian Trinity Cemetery, this tour follows a route including the city’s earliest site of execution and the sites of some horrific murders; stripped back to its original stories-only format, customers are encouraged to listen to these terrifying true tales and imagine for themselves what it was like!  Includes the tale of Aberdeen’s last hangman, Johnny Milne, a darkly comic personage who almost resigned at his first hanging; the tragic fate of Captain Beaton of the Gordon Highlanders; the 60s love-triangle which ended in the death of all parties, and the last ever hanging in Scotland; the tragic murder of 8-year-old Helen Priestly, killed by her jealous grown-up neighbour, Jeannie Donald; the poisonous marriage of Catherine Humphrey and the gory tale of James Harrow, the Butcher of the Saltoun Arms, who, due to his unstable mental health, believed his workmates at the Wales Street abattoir were plotting to kill him, instead he stabbed two of them to death in the pub in 1901.

MEET: Outside Trinity Cemetery, Park Road Gate, up from Pittodrie South Stand (AFC)
START TIME: 7pm (PLEASE ARRIVE AT LEAST 10min BEFOREHAND)
DURATION: approx 2hr
LENGTH: 2.3ml
TERRAIN: Mostly pavements, grassy areas
TICKETS: Adults £15/ Concessions £10 - Click HERE to book

Covid Instructions: Please maintain 1m+ between you and your fellow customers; mask-wearing optional, if you feel safer doing so; no children allowed at present. 


SATURDAY 3 JULY 2021: OLD TORRY - THE LOST VILLAGES MINI TOUR

Covering almost eight centuries of history in one hour!  Short section from the full-length Torry tour, starting at old St Fittick’s Kirk which was built in the 13th century, and following a direct line over the Balnagask Motte, down Baxter Street and into the site of the Victorian fisher village. Includes tales of the Davidsons, last lairds of Torry; the Dee Ferry Disaster and the medieval fisher village of Lower Torry which disappeared in 1876 due to harbour developments, and then the same happened in 1971 when the oil industry obliterated "Old Torry" for a second time.

Special x2 runs of this tour to promote Greyhope Bay Dolphin project - after your tour, walk up to Torry Battery and grab a snack at the food truck, see Craig Barrowman's "Junk Jewellery" workshop and maybe spot some of our local bottlenose dolphins capering at the Dee Estuary.  Beach clean event also happening - see https://www.greyhopebay.com/

MEET: St Fittick's Old Kirk, St Fittick's Road (AB11 8TP)
START TIME:  10.30am & 12noon
DURATION: approx 60min
TERRAIN: Mostly pavements, grassy areas
TICKETS: All Tickets £5 - Click HERE to book for any of the times available

Covid Instructions: Please maintain 1m+ between you and your fellow customers; mask-wearing optional, if you feel safer doing so; no children allowed at present. 

 


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