May in the North East
2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the founding of ASPC. Over five decades, we have been at the forefront of property marketing in the North East of Scotland. To commemorate this important milestone, our 2019 calendar takes us on a journey around the area to showcase the beautiful location in which we work and live.
The calendar features a selection of specially commissioned photographs by the acclaimed Aberdeen-born photographer Ray Smith, who captures the location in a unique and engaging way.
Our calendar images for May showcase the upper stretches of Royal Deeside where some of the area’s most dramatic scenery can be found. The world famous Braemar Gathering, held on the first Saturday of September every year, has been attended by Her Majesty the Queen every year since she acceded to the throne in 1952.
Here, we take a look at some of the events being held in and around the North East in May.
Car enthusiasts will love this event held at the Grampian Transport Museum. Celebrating the range of mass-produced cars which are now considered scarce, with less than 500 remaining.
The event is popular with all ages, showcasing a generation of cars that weren’t destined to be classics. The museum uses an interesting index method to calculate the rarity of the vehicles.
This cycle tour series stops at Aberdeen on 16th May for its third appearance in the city. Britain’s best cyclists and teams will race around the new 1.1km circuit, which this year incorporates Broad Street civic event space.
As well as the professional races, there are lots of support races on throughout the day which locals can get involved in. If you’d rather spectate, there are street acts, activity zones and family activities – for more information see the spectator guide.
Now in its 21st year, the festival will feature 18 specially chosen walks across the Cairngorms, including old favourites like the Lairig Ghru and Seven Bridges, as well as two new routes for 2019.
The walking routes are chosen to suit people of all ages and walking abilities, from keen ramblers to those just starting out. There is also a range of social events organised across the week, including a dinner and traditional Ceilidh.
The May Festival sees Aberdeen University open its doors to the locals with a range of events involving talented writers and musicians, food stalls, industry experts, markets and walking tours - across the whole weekend.
The events are grouped into main themes, such as culture, history and heritage, music, sport, science, health and wellbeing, environment and several more. Check out the programme to see the coded events and a map of the area.
The Grampian Pride event aims to bring the local community together to enjoy a day of great entertainment, food & drink and family activities. The event kicks off with a parade on Union Street, followed by the opening of the Pride Village at Queen’s Links, with live music, face painting, a youth zone, photo booths, and family space.
The event carries on till late with DJ performances and other entertainment at various venues in Aberdeen.
This festival promises to be one full of tradition and fun, with songs, poetry, stories, dance workshops and various sessions held all over the town of Portsoy.
A celebration of the varied musical traditions of the North of Scotland, the festival offers everything from Burns, Celtic, folk, Americana and Irish influenced music, including artists Siobhan Miller, Ralph McTell, and Jimmy Crowley.