About Aberdeen

Located in the North-east of Scotland, Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city after Glasgow and Edinburgh, with a population of around 220,000 people. Also known as the Granite City, it is cosmopolitan and vibrant and offers a huge range of activities, with something for everyone.

Situated next to the North Sea and its many stunning beaches and coastline, you can often spot the city’s most popular residents, the bottlenose dolphins, along with seals, heron, otters and other wildlife. Walking, cycling, surfing, kayaking, sailing and swimming are popular past-times, despite the distinct chill of the North Sea!

The city is just a short drive from the beautiful countryside of both Royal Deeside and Aberdeenshire, where there is an abundance of castles, lochs, rivers and distilleries to visit, as well as many outdoor activities, including hillwalking, golf, ski-ing, fishing and kayaking to name just a few.

Steeped in history, the city is served by two of the country’s most highly-regarded universities – the ancient University of Aberdeen and The Robert Gordon University – both of which offer state-of-the-art facilities, a wide range of courses and excellent graduate employment opportunities. St Margaret’s School enjoys excellent relationships with both universities. We are currently working in partnership with The University of Aberdeen on promoting engineering to girls and with The Aberdeen Business School at Robert Gordon University on encouraging young women to aspire to the highest levels in business.

St Margaret’s School is located in the heart of Aberdeen, with excellent travel links to the surrounding areas. There are many regular bus services, both within the city and from the surrounding areas, Aberdeen Airport is 20 minutes away by car and the railway station is a 15-minute walk from the school.

If you would like to learn more about living in Aberdeen, we have recommended some further reading in the Useful Aberdeen Links side panel.

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