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Why Aberdeenshire?

Making a move in your career isn’t just about getting a new job, it’s about making more of life.  It’s about the importance of balance between professional and personal life, delivering the best outcomes for you and your family.



Whether you enjoy the outdoors and quiet country living or enjoy bustling city life, with 2,500 square miles of sprawling country side, an array of seaside towns and Aberdeen City on your doorstep, in Aberdeenshire you can do just that.  No matter where you’re placed, you’re never going to be far from open country and the North East coastline.  If you prefer to live in the heart of the city, you’ll find a huge variety of shopping centres, cafes and restaurants, not to mention theatres and cinemas. Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness are a 2 hour journey away, with rail links across Scotland and Aberdeen International Airport.






Enjoy an active lifestyle?  The Cairngorm National Park is home to over 50 Munros to climb with skiing and snowboarding in the winter.  In addition, there are many sporting pursuits to suit all ages and abilities from fishing, skiing, horse-riding and golf.


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With a population of 236,000, our communities are bustling with experiences, adventures and people.  With community centres, libraries, schools, theatres and so much more, Aberdeenshire makes for a lively, thriving area of Scotland, offering all the attractions of modern times in the scenic beauty of its picturesque landscapes.

And with high employment, long life expectancy, the best average weekly earnings and more sunshine than other parts of the country, Aberdeenshire really is one of the most desirable places to live in the UK.



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 worldwide 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.





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 an array of distilleries, museums, historic houses and gardens and a thriving arts and music scene.

Find out more about what living Aberdeenshire can offer you .



Living here

There are a number of factors you’ll want to take into consideration before applying for a post with Aberdeenshire. More information is available on request, but below we’ve provided a few details on which we think will help you to choose Aberdeenshire for your next career move.

House hunting is made easier for you by the existence of the Aberdeen Solicitors Property Centre (ASPC). Over 90 percent of properties for sale in the area are advertised through ASPC.

Education facilities in Aberdeenshire have an excellent reputation for quality and innovation.  We have 17 secondary schools and 150 primary schools with 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.

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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.

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.

Facts, figures and information about Aberdeenshire and its areas, towns, and villages.