Provost Skene’s House is being redeveloped as a new visitor attraction. Work is due to be completed by autumn 2020.
The project will tell the story of entrepreneurs, entertainers, scientists, artists and sporting champions from Aberdeen and the North-east who have transformed our world.
They include astronomer Sir David Gill, who mapped the stars; operatic soprano Mary Garden, one of entertainment’s first global superstars; Nobel laureate Lord John Boyd Orr, who helped improve nutrition across the globe; Dame Katherine Grainger, Britain’s most decorated female Olympian; and Robert Thomson, inventor of the pneumatic tyre.
The ground floor will house a “Hall of Heroes”, voted for by the public. For the full line-up, click PSH List.
The Flourmill Lane building, which dates from 1545, was named after one of Aberdeen’s most famous residents, Lord Provost George Skene, who will be among those celebrated.
For more Phase 1 projects, click here.