In this revised and updated edition of the popular guide to Aberdeen, expert Dr Bill Brogden exposes the history of a city through its architecture and topography. This richly illustrated guide helps to unravel the city’s history, how it has expanded and changed since its development from the 12th Century and how modern influences such as the oil industry are contributing to this story.

Whether you are interested in the city centre, the university buildings in Old Aberdeen or the delightful fishing cottages at Futtie, this guide will help you to understand the city’s key buildings and unravel their history. Also included are the fascinating stories of the architects and their patrons whose ideas and ambitions changed the face of the Granite City and whose vision has helped make the great Scottish city we know today.