New Aberdeen

Aberdeen City

Dating from the Mediaeval period, Old and New Aberdeen existed as two separate and unique settlements which, although physically united by the late Middle Ages, remained legally separate. The Royal Burgh of New Aberdeen was certainly established by the reign of King David I (1124-53) and Alexander II established a Merchant Guild here in 1222. In 1891 the burghs were united and formed the town of Aberdeen. Still referred to today, New Aberdeen represents what is now the city centre, lying around the present-day Union Street, to the east of the Den Burn and to the north of Aberdeen Harbour and mouth of the River Dee.

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