and Royal Deeside (Ordnance... Survey Pathfinder Guide.
This Pathfinder guide covers the part of north east Scotland
that lies between the Cairngorms and the sea - a region of varying
landscapes, which includes Aberdeen, the 'Granite City', Scotland's
third largest metropolis and the beautiful countryside around
Balmoral. The area is rich in heritage and history, with regional
highlights such as Elgin, Haddo House, Huntly and Crathes Castle
featured among the 28 carefully-devised walks. Coastal, town,
riverside, country park and hill routes are all incorporated,
ensuring that local walkers and visitors alike will be able
to make the most of this delightful and unspoilt region. Each
walk features an easy-to-follow route description, fascinating
background and historical detail and recommendations for points
of interest and highlights. The colour maps, specially supplied
by the Ordnance Survey, are clearly detailed with the route
and markers corresponding to the description in the text. With
three grades of walk - easy, moderate and challenging - information
on parking and refreshments, practical advice on walking, and
information on local organisations, this guide is ideal for
locals and holidaymakers, or keen walkers eager to explore the
Aberdeen The initial chapters are an odyssey through the
early town, from the Green to the Gallowgate, charting the disappearance
of the irreplaceable medieval townscape. Moving on to more modern
times she traces the evolution and gradual erosion of the Granite
City, whose stylish yet restrained architecture once brought
visitors from all over the world to see an Aberdeen which they
recognised and valued as a unique city. She writes of George
Street, originally planned as 'an elegant entrance to the city'
and of Union Street, a marvel of early nineteenth century engineering
with stunning symmetry, elegant terracing and memorable shops.
There is also a requiem for Archibald Simpson's splendid New
Market and the sadly missed Northern Co-operative Society Arcade.
The final part of Lost Aberdeen recalls vanished mansions, and
lost clachans, victims of the city's march westwards. Long gone
industrial archaeology is also revisited, the railway stations,
mills, shipyards, seafront, tollhouses and boathouse, which
slipped away as if they never had existed. In Lost Aberdeen
Diane Morgan writes with the same fresh approach to local history
that blends careful scholarship with high readability.
Before 1800 This volume, the earlier of the two-volume official
History of Aberdeen, provides a comprehensive picture of the
development of the two historic burghs of Old Aberdeen and New
Aberdeen over their first seven centuries, from 1100 to 1800.
As early as the 14th century, Aberdeen was recognized as one
of the "four great towns of Scotland". Early settlement,
the growing townscape and social change over the centuries are
all traced. Aberdeen's contacts with the sea and other towns
overseas and its economy and politics, both local and national,
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