Tuesday, 28 February 2012
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Castle Comfort Stairlifts offers top brand stairlifts, keen prices and fast installs for all those seeking stairlifts in Aberdeen, Scotland . And all work comes with our no-quibble guarantees and famous customer service satisfaction.
on 01244 421214 If however, you are looking for fascinating facts about the area then feel free to read on.
Stairlifts Aberdeen – Stairlifts Scotland
Castle Comfort Stair Lifts says ‘Hello Aberdonians’ we’re heading your way. Yes we’ve come to Aberdeen in Scotland, sometimes called the Granite City.
Aberdeen is Scotland’s third largest city with over 42,000 retired folk living here. Statistics suggest that there will also be just over a 1,000 people who already have stairlifts in the area. We know statistics change by the minute which is why we keep count – see our scrolling counters on the homepage of our website.
If any further Aberdonians feel the need for a stairlift to give them back their independence and make their whole home accessible again, give us a call and we will give you as much information as you need to choose the right stairlift for you. Call us on 01244 421214 .
More about Aberdeen
Back to Granite City! Aberdeen got this nickname as many of its buildings between the 18th and mid 20th century included some locally quarried granite. The granite gives the buildings a sort of sparkle which has also encouraged the name Silver City with Golden Sands – the latter a reference to its long sandy coastline.
Quarrying local granite is one of the oldest ‘trades’ from the area with a 300 year history.
Granite quarried in the region has been used to build the terraces of the Houses of Parliament and Waterloo Bridge in London. More locally Union Street in Aberdeen, the main shopping street is called Granite Mile – for obvious reasons. Granite quarrying stopped at the beginning of the 1970’s.
Other traditional industries in Aberdeen included fishing, paper-making, textiles and shipbuilding.
All of these industries have faded and disappeared though there is still one working paper-mill in Aberdeen, Stoneyford Paper Mill.
The fishing industry is also less important now; with overfishing and the harbour now servicing the oil industry, Aberdeen has lost its importance as a fishing town.
In this natural evolution of a city’s economy, Aberdeen has built up the electronics design and development industry, agricultural research and of course the oil industry which has been responsible for most of its growth in the latter half of the 20th century.
North Sea oil was first discovered in the 1960’s. Aberdeen services a great many North Sea oil fields and has earned the name of Oil Capital of Europe. As oil supplies dwindle and developments into new energies emerge, there is movement afoot to get it changed into Energy Capital of Europe.
Also due to the oil industry, Aberdeen has one of the busiest commercial heliports in the world and its seaport is the largest in North East Scotland.
At the beginning of last year (2011) Aberdeen was named the ‘one to watch’. Aberdeen is one of five cities in the UK which could help us climb out of recession because a high number of its population are employed; there is a profusion of skilled workers and an increase in average weekly earnings. All this because of its rapidly growing economy, size and the oil reserves.
Aberdeen did you knows?
· Aberdeen has won the Britain in Bloom competition run by the Royal Horticultural Society 10 times – that’s record breaking!
· In the winter and December in particular Aberdeen only has about 6.5 hours of daylight on average
· The local paper – Aberdeen Press & Journal is the 3rd oldest English language newspaper in the world having been established in 1747
· Laurence of Arabia took sanctuary in the nearby village of Collieston after his heroic escapades in World War I
· In 1909 Houdini performed one of his greatest escapes in Aberdeen Harbour – he was handcuffed, chained and thrown into the sea
· Champion golfer Jack Nicklaus is designing a new golf course in the region as part of a £40K luxury leisure development
Though not directly linked to Aberdeen, we thought we couldn’t leave this country without mentioned some of foods directly linked to this northerly part of the UK.
This traditional drink is now made to strict legislation. For instance Scotch Whiskey must be made and distilled in Scotland; it is a mix of water and malted barley which is fermented with yeast and then distilled for at least 3 years in an oak barrel. Nothing is added except water and caramel colouring. It has to have a minimum alcoholic strength of 40%.
Beware of taking a wee dram before getting on your stairlift! Though it could make the ascent fly by! Castle Comfort Stair Lifts can advise which stairlift is best for your home; we supply a range of curved, straight and perch stair or chairlifts as they’re sometimes called. We represent all the UK’s manufacturers as national agents so will be sure to give you fair stairlift comparisons.
If you’d like to know more take a look at our site or give us a call on 01224 421 214.
Back to some of Scotland’s finest ...
This savoury pudding is made of sheep’s offal minced with onion, oatmeal and salt, then mixed with stock and traditionally wrapped in the sheep’s stomach. Most commercial prepared Haggis is wrapped in a casing like sausages. It is traditionally eaten on Burns Night with neeps (turnip or swede) and tatties (potato) and a dram of whiskey.
Out of Aberdeen
Aberdeen has had its fair share of celebrities over the years who have either been born here, lived here or have connections with the city. Here’s a few of them:
· The poet Lord Byron was raised here. Byron had an aristocratic heritage being the 6th Baron Byron who liked to live his life to excess which included huge debts, numerous love affairs, rumours of a scandalous incestuous liaison with his half-sister and self-imposed exile. His one time lover Lady Caroline Lamb described him as ‘mad, bad and dangerous to know’. Some thought he suffered from a bipolar disorder or manic depression.
· Singer Annie Lennox was born here. She sang with the Tourists and then with Dave Stewart; the duo formed the Eurythmics and went onto achieve international success. Annie has won 8 Brit Awards and has been named ‘Brits Champion of Champions’.
· Architect James Gibbs was also born in Aberdeen back in 1682. He was one of Britain’s most influential architects. He trained in Rome and practised mostly in England. Some of his most important works are still revered today – St Martins in the Fields in London and the round Radcliffe Camera with its domed roof in Oxford.
· One of the best horse trainers, Sir Henry Cecil is an Aberdonian. He has won the title of Champion Trainer 10 times; this accolade is awarded to the trainer whose horses win the most money in a season. He is the Master Trainer at Royal Ascot where he has had more than 70 wins – more than any of his competitors.
· Footballer Dennis Law who played for Scotland of course and Manchester United comes from Aberdeen. There is a statue of him at Old Trafford.
Aberdeen in fiction
Aberdeen has featured in a number of fictional stories:
· In one of Ian Rankin’s novels: Black & Blue
· Ken Follett’s wartime novel Eye of a Needle takes place partly in Aberdeen
· Sarah Jane Smith a character in one of the Dr Who series wakes up in Aberdeen instead of her home town Croydon
· Groundskeeper Willie in The Simpsons if often heard saying ‘Go Aberdeen’
· Star Trek’s Scottie describes himself as ‘an old Aberdeen pub crawler’ in the episode Wolf in the fold – but like Groundskeeper Willie he doesn’t have an Aberdonian accent
Ok we’ve come to the end of our short tour. Don’t forget that Castle Comfort Stair Lifts can help you in your search for a stairlift. Take at look at our stairlift prices and remember we do reconditioned ones – usually straight ones as curved stairlifts are made to measure to fit your staircase. There are grants and 0% finance available if it helps.
Give us a call on 01244 421214 to book an assessment today.