Life in Aberdeen
GRC Staff Competing in the BG Corporate Challenge
The GRC staff in Aberdeen come from a wide variety of backgrounds and nationalities, from within the UK, Europe and beyond. Many staff arrive in Aberdeen as their first place of residence within the UK.
Aberdeen, known as the Granite City, is Scotland’s third largest city and is the oil capital of Europe. Every other year Europe's largest oil and gas event, Offshore Europe, takes place in Aberdeen, attracting in excess of 20,000 people.
Aberdeen is a modern city with a wide range of restaurants and a bustling nightlife. It is located on the NE coast of Scotland and has easy access to beautiful beaches and stunning coastal cliffs. The city is only 1 hours drive from the beautiful Cairngorm mountains and the outdoor pursuits available there, such as walking, skiing and mountain biking.
Scotland is also famous for its whisky, and many of the great malts are distilled nearby in the Spey valley region. Aberdeen is also within Scotland’s ‘Castle Country’, with over 300 castles nearby.
Aberdeen has a lively music scene, and boasts several venues both large and small. There is a large annual music festival every autumn that attracts major current bands. The Aberdeen International Youth Festival runs every summer and features a diverse range of entertainment from all branches of the arts.
Aberdeen has a range of good schools, which cater for both the Scottish and other education systems.
There are also great sporting facilities and numerous world-class golf courses in and around Aberdeen. Those who prefer watching sport can visit Pitoddrie Stadium, home to Aberdeen Football Club, but also a venue for other large events such as concerts and international football and rugby matches.
GRC Staff Attending a Wedding at Aberdeen University