About the area:
Aberdeen is a thriving, cosmopolitan port in Northeast Scotland. Built at the mouth of two major Scottish rivers, the Dee and the Don, the Granite City owes its distinctive appearance to the famous, locally quarried and widely exported, building material. Traditional industries such as fishing and farming still flourish in and around the city but Aberdeen's buoyant modern economy is fuelled by the oil industry, earning the city its epithet as "Oil Capital of Europe". With bustling shopping malls, a wide variety of entertainment and leisure amenities, and a vibrant arts scene, Aberdeen is a major retail, leisure and cultural center.