ABDN will wait

As University of Aberdeen students are now spread far and wide, some of you may be missing your University city and region. VisitAberdeenshire have created a wonderful online project called #ABDNwillwait. Through the website you can explore some of the highlights of the region, from virtual castle tours to local recipes! Something to enjoy before you can return in person, or arrive for the first time in the Granite City.

One particular highlight is The Ballad of Blue, Granite and Green, winner of the Sound of the North-east competition. It was created by Benjamin McMillan, an Aberdeen Music graduate, and Paul Anderson, an honorary research fellow of the University’s Elphinstone Institute.

To listen to the full piece, please visit https://www.visitabdn.com/abdnwillwait/music.

You can find out more about the story behind the composition in this University news article and this newspaper article.

Our picture at the top of this post is of Dunnottar Castle, former home to one of the most powerful families in Scotland and inspiration for Disney’s Brave. University of Aberdeen graduate Gordon Cameron is a technical advisor at Pixar Animation Studios, who created the film.

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