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New leaflet blazes trail around Aberdeen Harbour

21 September 2020

A new guide to the historic engineering work around Aberdeen Harbour has been produced by ICE Scotland.

New leaflet blazes trail around Aberdeen Harbour

The ICE leaflet offers the opportunity to take a short walk around from the Harbour to Girdle Ness and go back in time to learn more about the development of the Harbour – from its establishment in 1136 by King David 1st of Scotland to the current day work for its expansion.

ICE Scotland’s Education and Inspiration Co-ordinator Alison Ward said: “According to the Guinness Book of Records, Aberdeen Harbour is the oldest existing business in Britain.

“This guide is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the fascinating engineering developments which been made during this time – from the work of legendary engineers Thomas Telford and John Smeaton to the brand new construction underway today.”

Earlier this year, ICE Scotland, in partnership with Scottish Canals, produced a similar guide to Glasgow’s Forth and Clyde Canal, covering its engineering past, present & future.

  • Gordon Brown, communications lead at ICE