Welcome to the Whats On Guide to Aberdeen and Grampian

Aberdeen is Scotland’s third most populous city, one of Scotland’s 32 local government council areas and the United Kingdom’s 37th most populous built-up area, with an official population estimate of 196,670 for the city of Aberdeen and 229,800 for the local authority area. Nicknames include the Granite City, the Grey City and the Silver City with the Golden Sands. During the mid-18th to mid-20th centuries, Aberdeen’s buildings incorporated locally quarried grey granite, which can sparkle like silver because of its high mica content.

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Dec
13
Thu
Curious About Aberdeen @ Aberdeen City Centre
Dec 13 2018 – Dec 31 2019 all-day
Curious About Aberdeen @ Aberdeen City Centre

Have fun discovering Aberdeen with two self-guided, heritage walks with an optional treasure hunt. Buy or instantly download & get curious!
Are you curious about Aberdeen? Looking for an unusual and quirky activity which gets you out in the fresh air whatever the weather? Take one of our self-guided walks with a treasure hunt theme – looping around the better-known sights, as well as some of the more unusual and quirky ones, which combined make Aberdeen a fascinating place to explore!
You’ll get everything – detailed directions, maps, clues (with answers in the back!), and interesting snippets about the history of Aberdeen and the people that have shaped it.
Buy or instantly download from https://www.curiousabout.co.uk/aberdeen.html and explore in your own time. One booklet is enough for four people of all ages to enjoy.
Enter code “WhatOn20” at checkout for 20% off any two or more Curious About Walks.

Jul
20
Sat
Tomintoul Highland Games @ Public Park
Jul 20 @ 11:05 am – Dec 19 @ 12:05 pm

Events:

  • Running
  • Heavy Weights
  • Tug-of-war
  • Solo Piping
  • Light Field
  • Hill Race
  • Highland Dance
Aug
24
Sat
Lonach Highland Gathering & Games @ Bellabeg Park
Aug 24 @ 12:42 pm – 1:42 pm

Events:

  • Running
  • Heavy Weights
  • Solo Piping
  • Light Field
  • Hill Race
  • Highland Dance
Sep
7
Sat
Braemar Highland Gathering @ Braemar
Sep 7 @ 1:01 pm – 2:01 pm

Events:

  • Running
  • Heavy Weights
  • Tug-of-war
  • Solo Piping
  • Light Field
  • Hill Race
  • Highland Dance

 

Braemar Gathering attracts competitors and spectators from all over the World. The annual attendance is around 16,000 and normally members of the Royal Family attend during some of the events. The massed pipe bands provide an excellent spectacle. The event is fairly unique taking place in the Village of Braemar, Population about 400, amidst the heather clad Cairngorm Mountains.

Sep
14
Sat
Championship Tractor Pull @ BA Country Stores
Sep 14 – Sep 15 all-day
Championship Tractor Pull @ BA Country Stores

Tractor Pulling is the worlds most powerful motorsport with highly Modified machines turning out thousands of horsepower.

Feel the ground shake as these machines spin the huge rear tyres at speeds over 100mph all whilst hauling a weighted sledge that gets heavier and heavier.

This event is the largest of its kind in Scotland, and is th final round of the British Tractor Pulling Championship!

Gates open at 3pm on Saturday with the competition starting at 5pm. Gates open on Sunday at 10am with competition from 12pm.

Licensed bar and catering available onsite.
Onsite camping available with shower facilities.

Oct
5
Sat
4TG GAMECON @ P&J Live
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm
4TG GAMECON @ P&J Live

We are organising the LARGEST gaming exhibition in the NORTH EAST of Scotland at TECA, Aberdeen.
On Saturday 5th & Sunday 6th October. With YouTubers, live gaming, retro, exhibitions & merchandise, cosplay, arcade, VR, kids zone, fortnite zone, tournaments and much more!
This is the ULTIMATE gaming experience!
Tickets are on sale now visit
www.4thegamers.co.uk

Oct
26
Sat
Illuminator Night Trail Race @ Deeside Community Centre
Oct 26 all-day
Illuminator Night Trail Race @ Deeside Community Centre

Go wild through the night on Scotland’s toughest night trail race. Now with two brand-new routes: 8km, 15km or the classic 15 miler!
Run or walk over rugged hill trails with just the glow of your head torch to lead the way and raise funds for our charity partner Braemar Mountain Rescue.
Experience the natural beauty of Glen Tanar in a spectacular new light!
Register at www.illuminatorrun.co.uk

Runners – Choose any of the three routes to race hard for the win, compete with others or just jog round with friends

Walkers – Choose between either of the two shorter routes. Walk with friends or go solo to beat your previous time

Charity – Raise funds for our charity partners Braemar Mountain Rescue

Complete darkness – Apart from your head torch and the new lightzone and reflectives

Scottish weather – All participants must be self-sufficient – be prepared!

Head torch – A good quality light is compulsory AND essential

Race timing – Electronic chip timing for all

Prizes – Win top-quality outdoor gear

Pumping tunes – To get you fired up at the start line

Eco medals – Turn your memento coaster into a jute ribbon eco-medal…if you want!

Stay for the weekend – Great local accommodation & dining

8km route
The Illuminator’s shortest route – family friendly but not a walk in the park! Open to young people from 14 years old.

Easy to run or walk on solid trails sheltered amongst the trees. Still with a significant challenge: all routes share the mighty climb of Craigendinnie after you’ve visited the light zone. And yes, even though this is the short route we are sending you up the steep way!

15km route
Our new middle distance route traverses the open ridge above Glen Tanar – more accessible than the classic 15 mile route but more exposed than our 8km route.

The 15km route rewards you with a spectacular view of up to 4km of light trails from your fellow participants head torches. Our reflectives and lightzone will cheer you on, as will the snacks and hot juice before the final tough climb.

Now available to young people from 16 years upwards looking for an epic challenge. This route is open to walkers and runners.

15 mile route
The original Illuminator route and longest distance – a serious physical and mental challenge. Runners only please!

Come back to measure yourself against previous years’ efforts or jump in at the deep end if you want to test yourself with a hilly route that passes through the heart of Glen Tanar’s ancient forest and follows the beautiful Water of Allachy and Water of Tanar.