Articles by Jill

Out and About with the kids…

Sometimes it’s difficult to find ways of keeping kids entertained over the school holidays or even at weekends. Here’s our pick of ideas for family day trips that will keep everyone happy. Macduff Marine Aquarium Children will find the tanks of fish and marine life at MacDuff Marine Aquarium fascinating, and there are always activities…

Rita Marcella

You need a head for heights and a bit of nerve to visit Professor Rita Marcella (pronounced Mar-sella) in her sixth-floor eyrie at Aberdeen Business School on the Garthdee campus of the Robert Gordon University. For why? Well, to access her office in the building designed by the great British architect Norman Foster, you have…

Balfour + Manson: go from strength to strength

Since opening their Aberdeen branch in 2004, leading Scottish law firm balfour+manson has gone from strength to strength. The West End office is headed up by litigation partner Julie Clark-Spence, who was promoted to Partner level last year. Julie and her team have an in-depth understanding of the industries local to Aberdeen, particularly oil and…

Personal Trainer? Barry’s a top performer…

‘Using a personal trainer might seem like an extravagance, but it’s actually the most efficient and cost-effective way to reach your fitness goals’, says Barry Stephen, one of Aberdeen’s most popular personal trainers. ‘With a trainer, there’s no excuse to skip a gym session’, Barry explained. ‘Our trainers are highly qualified and experienced experts, who…

A walk in the park…

At the easternmost tip of mainland Scotland lies Peterhead – Aberdeenshire’s most populous town and one with a past that is inextricably linked to the waters that it overlooks. But just a few miles inland, the towns and villages of Central Buchan owe their beginnings not to the water, but to the land. With the…

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