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Aberdeen – the happiest place in Scotland!

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Let’s have a toast to the Granite city! Aberdeen has recently been judged to be the happiest place in Scotland and one of the three happiest locations in the UK – with Oxford and Reading/Bracknell being the others.

An article in The Guardian alluded to Aberdeen’s rich culture, low unemployment rate and an enviable lifestyle as being a key factors in winning the accolade:

Aberdeen received its accolade in a survey conducted by the accountancy firm, PwC (PricewaterhouseCoopers), which sought to grade cities on their economic success and quality of life.

Today, though, Aberdeen is, quite simply, the most desirable city in the United Kingdom in which to live and work. Unemployment is running at a meagre 2% in the city and 1% in the countryside. In the oil and gas industry the jobs are plentiful, well-paid and highly specialised. The skills are transferable to most places in the planet.

Great news for those living in Aberdeen and also great for those wanting to visit!

Never been to Aberdeen before? Aberdeen Airport recently commissioned an innovative video project for YouTube that promotes the best of Aberdeen in under 90 seconds. Titled ‘Tom’s Aberdeen Adventure’, the video has proved to be quite popular in recent months. Filmed at over 25 iconic locations throughout Aberdeen and its surrounding areas, the video features Tom, a visitor walking through different attractions with the background changing every few seconds. It’s complimented by some classic tunes from The Proclaimers – check out the cool video here:

Can you name every location featured in the video? Click through to watch the video on YouTube and the locations are revealed on the page. There’s so much to see in Aberdeen City and Shire, whether that be the impressive castles, world class golf and fishing, stunning wildlife and much more.



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