Visit the North East of Scotland - Unlocking Aberdeenshire

Visit the North East of Scotland - Unlocking Aberdeenshire

A travel guide to the North East of Scotland. It's everything you need to know about visiting and planning for your trip to Aberdeen. In this series of episodes we will talk about the activities available in Aberdeen ranging from; outdoor adventures, culture & arts, history & heritage, regional food & drink, the landscape and hidden places to explore.We share stories of local people who have a passion for what they do and want to share their beautiful corner of Scotland.

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February 11, 2021 24 min

In today’s episode we are meeting with Vivien Rae who has a professional and personal passion for tourism in the North East of Scotland. Not only does Vivien work as marketing guru for several events and tourism related businesses she also dedicates a large portion of her time to volunteering on a variety of committees which put on events in the North East.

 Vivien shares with us what she loves about festivals and the many opportuni...

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In this short episode we wanted to say thank you to all of you have have listened and shared our podcast.  Also a thank you to the guests who have appeared on the episodes so far and do share with us your ideas for future programmes.  We do have a few more for this series so do keep listening.  We finish the year with a New Year Blessing and wish you all a very Happy New Year.

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December 17, 2020 25 min

In today’s episode we are speaking with David McCubbin who is passionate about supporting smaller villages along the North East Coastal Route to become thriving communities for residents and visitors alike.  

David moved up to Aberdeenshire from Somerset several years ago and chose the unique village of Cullen to become his family home. David wears multiple hats in his work life, having spent several years working within tourism and...

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December 2, 2020 27 min

In today’s episode we are speaking with drinks producer Claire Rennie who is based in the coastal community of Rosehearty in the North East of Aberdeenshire.  

Claire started her company Summerhouse drinks back in 2014 followed shortly by Walter Gregor Tonics.  One of the first Scottish made tonics available.

Both brands are known for having high quality and interesting flavour combinations .  Using only natural ingredients and prese...

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In today’s episode we are speaking with Calum Lockerbie owner of Bothies & Bannocks. Calum is a local lad with a passion for top quality, seasonal local produce and provides a range of fun and informative food and drink experiences in the Deeside area of Aberdeenshire.

Calum is the type of person who is busy with lots of different things including working as part time butcher for a local rare breed pig farmer, assisting at farme...

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November 5, 2020 24 min

In this episode we are speaking with one of Aberdeenshire’s very talented Chefs Ross Cochrane who is the Executive Chef at Ballater’s The Rothesay Rooms and The Carriage.

Ross has spent the last 17 years developing his talents in hotels and restaurants in Scotland.  After winning the North East Chef of the Year in 2017, he took over The Rothesay Rooms and continued to build on the restaurant’s wonderful reputation.  Aberdeenshire is...

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October 22, 2020 25 min

In this episode we are speaking with blue badge tour guide Alasdair Brodie.  Alasdair is born and raised in Aberdeenshire and grew up on a farm where he developed his love for agriculture.

 Alasdair talks about the agricultural history of Aberdeenshire and how it became an efficient and productive area for Scotland supplying high quality ingredients and food and drink products.  He also shares with us his views on how food productio...

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Welcome and thank you for tuning in to the Visit the North East of Scotland Podcast .  Today, we are continuing our conversation with Dr. Fiona-Jane Brown who previously shared with us local traditions and character traits of the people of the north east.  

In this episode Fiona-Jane speaks about how the local dialect, Doric, has evolved and continues to be part of daily life.  She also describes some of her tours and how people lov...

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In this episode I am speaking with Dr. Fiona-Jane Brown about local heritage in Aberdeenshire.  

Fiona-Jane shares with us how she developed her love of history and stories from an early age. In fact, there is so much we want to share, we have enough for two episodes!  In this first episode Fiona-Jane will tell us a few stories about the people of the land and the people of the coast.  She will also describe a few traditions which a...

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In this episode we meet outdoor enthusiast Lyle Smith.  Lyle owns the adventure sports company Granite Adventures and he shares with us why he is passionate about outdoor sports in the North East and believes everyone can find something suitable for them. 

Find out what Aberdeenshire has to offer, whether it is water based activities or lacing up those walking boots. 

Tune in next time on the 24th of September, when we speak with Dr....

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In this episode I am speaking with Justin Kieron, who settled in Aberdeen nearly 20 years ago. Justin developed his passion for the great outdoors while serving in the Army and this has been a great source of joy ever since.  

After moving to the north east of Scotland and experiencing much of what this area has to offer, Justin could not think of living anywhere else that his gorgeous little seaside village of Fittie.  Often out on...

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August 10, 2020 1 min

This first podcast is to introduce our travel guide to the North East of Scotland.  In the podcast series we will be talking about a variety of topics to help you plan for your visit and find out more about what is available in and around Aberdeen.

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