Old Aberdeen Ideas
1. Take a self-
2. Shield Spotting
Take a walk with a theme. If our Heraldic Ceiling has inspired you, go Shield Spotting and see how many shields and coats of arms you can discover with our trail sheet. (download School and Group Visits (stmachar.com)
3. Old Aberdeen trail with Urban Studies Trust
Allan Paterson can take you on a walking trail accompanied by worksheets and his expert local knowledge.
Email for more information and to book a date-
4. Seaton Park
Amazing green spaces on our doorstep with the River Don sweeping through and plenty of room for games and picnics.
5. Cruickshank’s Botanical Gardens
Just a few steps up the Chanonry you can explore plants in this botanical Garden.
Email Liz Campbell, Education and Outreach Aberdeen Biodiversity Centre for info and to book a free self-
6. University of Aberdeen
With spectacular buildings old and new there is plenty to see. Go to the Duncan Rice library for modern and King’s College Chapel for old.
7. Oldmachar Graveyard
Stay close to us and explore the families and occupations in our own kirkyard.
Habitat Hunt – download from our website School and Group Visits (stmachar.com)
Gives children the chance to get down and examine the kirkyard up close. We can lend you magnifying glass – just ask.
Stay safe – never allow children to climb stonework and keep on the paths please.
8. Dunbar Hall
|The Cathedral Community|
|Prayer and Meditation|
|Friends of St Machar|
|Churches by the Don|
|Opportunities to Help|
|School and Group Visits|
|The Heraldic Ceiling|
|Organists of St Machar|
|Bells of St Machar|
|Graveyard and Outside|
|The History of the Choir|
|Events at Dunbar Hall|