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Aberdeen has amazing stories to tell. We’ll share them.

Aberdeen’s hospitality sector has been hit extremely hard by Covid-19. Business has been massively curtailed and the staff that are still working are on the frontline of an industry that has always had to tread a think line between safety and fun.

One of the many venues in the city that has worked positively within the Scottish Government restrictions is Siberia Bar & Hotel. We thought it was time to catch up with their director, Stuart McPhee, who has also taken an active role in speaking up for the industry. 🌡

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Photos supplied by Stuart McPhee

Hi Stuart, this seems like a simple question, but how are you doing right now?


Cycle lanes have become a major talking point between Post community members over the past few weeks as city council decisions have caused derision no matter where people stand on cycle space management in Aberdeen. The future of cycling in the city seems very unclear, so we decided to reach out to Neil Innes, Grampian Cycle Partnership Committee Member and Event Director of Ride the North, to get his views on which direction Aberdeen should be headed.

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The Lockdown Spring of 2020 brought a sudden boom in cycling. The public were advised against use of public transport, while at the same time gyms closed, organised sport was suspended and the permitted daily exercise felt like the one escape we all had from the stresses and challenges of the covid crisis. …


We have now faced restrictions to our lives in Aberdeen for the past 8 months, and while Covid-19 has meant that we all have to share the burden of stopping the spread of the virus, there’s a cost to our mental health. We decided to check in with Aberdeen folk to see how they are coping at this point..and hopefully learn a little bit more about them along the way.

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Colin Farquhar (right) at the entrance Aberdeen’s Belmont Filmhouse Cinema — photo supplied by Belmont Filmhouse

First up we’re checking in with Colin Farquhar, Head of Cinema at the Belmont Filmhouse, Aberdeen’s last independent cinema, who have been forced to close again recently because film distribution in the UK has ground to a hault. …


2020 has been a crazy year…maybe one that will change our way of life forever. One of the biggest transitions has been the way office based workers have continued to work through the pandemic, and many have struggled with the readjustment.

We reached out to Jeanette Lowe, an Aberdeen based virtual PA who has been working from home for a decade, to get some advice on how to get the most out of working from home.

This year has been tough for everyone in Aberdeen, and I know a lot of people have struggled with adapting to working from home. It can be isolating and lonely at times, but it also offers flexibility and freedoms that office working can’t really match. …


At just 22 years old, Aberdeen based Louis Seivwright has been nominated for an award at this year’s Scottish Alternative Music Awards (SAMA Awards).

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Photo by Sam Sharp

Fast emerging as one of the hottest producers in the UK music scene, Louis’ unique style of heavy-hitting beats blends grime, trap, drill and hip-hop into a sound that is becoming the backbone of Scotland’s blossoming rap landscape. He‘s been nominated in the ‘Best Hip Hop’ category, and is the only nominee from Aberdeen in the event which takes place online on 18th November. …


Aberdeen is a very different feeling city now than it was a few short (long?) months ago. We thought we would take a little time to take stock and have a look at what has been going on over the past few days.

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A cake to Celebrate Camphill Aberdeen’s 80th Anniversary

Camphill School in the west of the city is celebrating it’s 80th anniversary. There are Camphill Schools all around the world, but the first was here in Aberdeen when a group of Austrian refugees found their home on “a bleak windy hill” outside the city.

Entertainer Timmy Mallet has been speaking very fondly about the time his late brother spent at the Camphill School Aberdeen campus.


The Nuart Aberdeen walking tours are a brilliant way to see Aberdeen, and the spectacular street art that adds a splash of colour to our cityscape.

The worldwide popularity of urban art has grown massively since the turn of the century and this is no small part due the Nuart Festival, held every year in Stavanger, Norway.

Since 2001 artists from around the world have adorned the city’s buildings with beautiful and diverse works that have garnered admirers from around the globe.

Photo-realist graffiti work by Smug at The Green in Aberdeen
Photo-realist graffiti work by Smug at The Green in Aberdeen

In 2017, Nuart spun off a new festival in Stavanger’s twin town of Aberdeen, Scotland and each April, artists are invited to the city to work on permanent legal sites which contrast stunningly against the city’s grey granite buildings. An opening weekend of celebrations, talks and events is seen by many as a kickstart to the summer months ahead. …


An Aberdeen artist has had a run-in with a housing officer for painting his trademark SLAVE pieces on a legal graffiti wall at Donside Village and was told never to paint it again because it “threatens residents in the area”.

He told us “It’s not like I have ever written slave in an offensive manner.”

Fellow artist ‘V-Lad’ who runs this legal wall space for Wallspot was told to cover the work before the police were involved. The pair’s solution was to change the pieces into a message about censorship and a discussion about enslavement in the 21st century.

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What do you think? Was SLAVE being a little insensitive, or was the housing officer overstepping their authority? Does the resulting discussion bring the issues to a wider audience? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

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