Visit Aberdeen - home to top-level Scottish Premier League team - Aberdeen F.C.! Scotland's unique third largest city, Aberdeen, is the chief seaport in the north-east of Scotland. Referred to as "the Granite City", due to the grey, occasionally sparkling building stone used in older buildings in the city; and the "Flower of Scotland", Aberdeen is famous for outstanding parks, gardens and floral displays. Aberdeen also boasts the title of "Oil Capital of Europe" thanks to the supply of crude oil in the North Sea, and stands on a bay of the North Sea, between the mouths of the rivers Don and Dee.
Aberdeen is a relatively small city. It has some of the oldest university buildings in Europe - King's College was founded in 1495. The district of Bridge of Don has become one of the largest suburbs in Europe, and is one of many areas of the city which retain the feel of a village in parts - including Cults and Peterculter. The local dialect is Doric, very different from Lowland Scots