With Christmas festivities well behind us it has been another jam-packed month for the Aberdeen Inspired team. We’re getting our miles in as we prepare to take part in the Great Aberdeen Run and are encouraging other businesses to get involved and take on the challenge. As we look ahead to Nuart Aberdeen in April there is lots going on to get your cultural fix before that, including the fantastic Aberdeen Jazz Festival. Check out our highlights below:

Culinary delights on offer during Aberdeen Restaurant Week

It’s time to get your taste buds tingling as Aberdeen Restaurant Week gets underway next week. Taking place from Monday 4 to Sunday 10 February, the pricing structure for Aberdeen Restaurant Week consists of a two-course lunch priced at £10 per person and three-course dinner for £20 per person. This year we have introduced exciting new elements including afternoon teas, drink pairing menus and tasting menus (priced separately). Why not take advantage of free parking with Alive After Five and enjoy everything our city has to offer. Read more here

Nuart Aberdeen returns this year with backing of presenting partners

Leading businesses in Aberdeen have backed the upcoming return of award-winning Nuart Aberdeen. Burness Paull and The McGinty’s Group will be presenting partners for the renowned street art festival, which will take place from April 18 to 21. We are also hugely appreciative of the continued backing of our delivery partner Aberdeen City Council, which enables us to make this fantastic festival a reality. Read more here

Local offering strikes a chord with visitors to Aberdeen Christmas Village

The Aberdeen Christmas Village brought record numbers of people to the heart of the city centre over the festive period. Spearheaded by Aberdeen Inspired in partnership with Aberdeen City Council and Codona’s, an estimated 631,000 people visited the winter wonderland between November 22 and December 31, an increase of over 200,000 from 2017. Read more here

Aberdeen is Alive After Five

Working towards creating a vibrant night time economy is a huge focus for us at Aberdeen Inspired, showcasing all the city centre has to offer, and Alive After Five plays a big part in this. We would encourage people to utilise the Alive After Five pilot, which offers free parking from 5pm to 8pm in a number of city centre council car parks. We’ve had a great response to this so far and hope to continue this momentum. We want to hear from you with your views and feedback on Alive After Five – please email info@aberdeeninspired.com if you would like to get in touch. Read more here

Aberdeen’s Evening & Night Time Economy Manager award win

Our evening and night time economy manager Nicola Johnston has been recognised in a celebration of the night time sector in 2018. Nicola won the Ambassador of the Night award in recognition of her partnership working and the development of events to promote, protect and enhance the night time economy. Initiatives like Inspired Nights (Scotland’s first night time economy conference) and street food markets as well as work on Purple Flag re-accreditation, lobbying for agent of change and licensing policy changes all helped towards achieving the award. Read more here

Great Aberdeen Run 2019

We are delighted to support the Great Aberdeen Run 2019, returning to the city on Sunday 25 August. Would you and your colleagues like to get fit, raise money for charity or simply have fun as a team? Why not be part of the Business Challenge, supported by Aberdeen & Grampian Chamber of Commerce? https://www.greatrun.org/great...

Aberdeen Jazz Festival 2019

Aberdeen Jazz Festival 2019 is back and runs from the 21 March to the 31. This year you can expect cutting edge, vintage, swing, fusion and every other style of Jazz you can think of. There’s also acoustic and Electric Blues, Soul, R’n’B, Hip Hop, Big Band, World Music, and all manner of derivatives that create a festival of national and international importance. Read more here

Latest comedy hotshot announced for Aberdeen Comedy Festival

Comedy fans are in line for plenty of laughs as one of the UK’s hottest stars is revealed as the first female headliner for the Aberdeen Comedy Festival. As seen on Live from the BBC, Live from the Comedy Store, The Russell Howard Hour, and Live at the Apollo, Fern Brady will join an eclectic line-up for this year’s festival, which is running from October 3 to October 13. Read more here