Centre for the european offshore energy sector
Aberdeen is now second to only Houston as the world's leading centre for offshore energy expertise. North sea oil and gas exploration, and the emergence of renewables research firms has reinforced Aberdeen's position as a global
Leading oil and gas companies operating from regional headquarters
Organisations including BP, Shell, Total, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Repsol Sinopec, TAQA and Statoil have major headquarters facilities in Aberdeen, managing both North Sea and International operations.
Leading centre of excellence for renewables
Building on the engineering excellence developed on the offshore oil and gas sector, Aberdeen now has a greater number of renewables research companies than any other European city.
Beautiful Scottish backdrop to this historical and culturally rich region
Just a short distance from Aberdeen are some of the UK's most majestic landscapes, rarest wildlife and the finest shooting and fishing opportunities.
World class golf courses
Founded in 1780, Royal Aberdeen is the sixth oldest gold course in the world. A short distance further north, Trump International Golf Links has recently opened to worldwide acclaim. Located further south are the British Open venues of Carnoustie and St Andrews, and the Ryder Cup venues of Gleneagles.
Aberdeen Harbour is Europe's leading marine support centre for the offshore energy industry, and is the main commercial port in eastern Scotland with shipping links to nearly forty countries.
In July 2015, Aberdeen Harbour Board submitted proposals to expand the harbour into Nigg Bay, providing an additional 1,700 metres of quay. The Scottish Government have classified the Aberdeen Harbour expansion as a project of national importance. Scottish Enterprise estimates that additional facilities at Nigg Bay could result in Aberdeen Harbour contributing £2 billion annually to the Scottish economy and supporting 15,000 jobs by year 2020 - an increase of 30%.
The Granite City
Build from the local Kemnay and Rubislaw quarries, Aberdeen enjoys a unique and proud architectural heritage.
The World's leading producer of fine whisky
Many of Scotland's internationally renowned single malt distilleries are with a short drive of the city.