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Aberdeenshire has a huge variety of activities for visitors and residents alike. It covers an area of just under 2,500 square miles and has a population of around 236,000.
The area boasts stunning scenery, plenty of open space and is steeped in history and tradition. Indeed the north east’s outstanding cliff scenery and strong community feeling ensured it won plaudits from many contributors to the National Geographic world wide destinations survey. A stretch of coastline including Portsoy, Banff, Fraserburgh and Peterhead has been voted among the most beautiful in the world. The stretch of coastline from Peterhead to Inverness was placed higher than areas such as the Skeleton Coast in Namibia, New Zealand’s Great Barrier Island and the Dalmatian Coast in Croatia.
Among its outdoor attractions are large country parks, nature reserves, hill walks and mountain bike tracks – with the Cairngorms National Park sitting partly within the Marr area. In addition, there are many sporting pursuits to suit all ages and abilities from fishing, skiing, horse-riding and golf.
Thousands of visitors are attracted each year to the area’s Castles and Whisky Trail, Royal Deeside and Royal country estate Balmoral Castle as well as ancient standing stones, museums, historic houses and gardens and a thriving traditional arts and music scene.
Those looking to settle in Aberdeenshire may choose to live in one of the bustling towns, or in the rural heart of the area. Our communities are well served by community centres, libraries, 17 secondary schools and 150 primary schools. The city of Aberdeen also has a lot to offer with a vibrant nightlife, universities and colleges, theatres, entertainment and shopping. All these factors make for a lively, thriving area of Scotland which offers all the attractions of modern times in the scenic beauty of its unspoilt landscapes..
There are a number of factors, which we think you’ll want to take into consideration before applying for a post with Aberdeenshire. More information is available on request, but we’ve provided a few details on areas, which we think will help you to choose Aberdeenshire for your next career move.
No matter where you choose to live in Aberdeenshire, you’re never far from open country or the north east coastline. Even if you choose to live in the heart of Aberdeen City itself, less than half a mile from the city centre you’ll find Aberdeen beach – a two-mile stretch of golden sand lined by an esplanade.
House hunting is made easier for you by the existence of the Aberdeen Solicitors Property Centre (ASPC). Over 90% of properties for sale in the area are advertised through ASPC and they have a handy website at www.aspc.co.uk
Education facilities in Aberdeenshire have an excellent reputation for quality and innovation. We have the smallest average primary school class size at just 22.4 pupils and 85% of S4 students gained 5 awards at level 4 or better.
Four Nobel prizes have been awarded to Aberdeen’s research and academic institutes and five secondary schools were rated in the top 20 of the best secondary schools in Scotland.
Pre-school education – all three and four year olds are entitled to a free, part-time or pre-school place. They are usually delivered over five sessions a week (each of around 2 ½ hours) over the school years.
Further education – North East Scotland College (campuses across Aberdeen & Fraserburgh) provide education for people who are older than 16 years.
Higher education – across Scotland there are 21 institutions, providing a full selection of courses at sub-degree, degree and postgraduate levels.
Aberdeen’s higher education and research facilities are internationally respected, particularly with regard to medicine, agriculture, life sciences, management and related disciplines. It is home to two universities, the University of Aberdeen and The Robert Gordon University.