It’s been said that, upon leaving the west end, stumbling upon character in Aberdeen is hard to do.
But tucked away on The Granite City’s coastline sits the quaint fishing village of Footdee, a place passers-by would perhaps only expect to find in the quiet countryside.
The area which was built to accommodate the fishing local community still holds its authentic elements, perhaps as a nod to times gone by.
As ships in bottles decorate the sills of windows and colourful sheds separate the stone-tinted inward facing houses, the poles from which nets were hung to dry still line part of the beach.
And now as it sits just a short walk away from major attractions such as an amusement arcade, multiplex cinema, ice rink and plethora of restaurants, the Press and Journal looks back on what’s locally known as Fittie.
A North Square resident collects water from the communal tap.
This building once stood between Wellington Street and Neptune Terrace.
Neighbours in Footdee having a chat.
5) Early 1900s
A family pose for the camera in this archived photo.
This fascinating picture shows Waterside at Footdee, homes which later made way for a shipyard.
Footdee, with shipyards behind, as seen from across the Dee at Greyhope Bay.
North Square as it was in the ’60s.
Rochelle Cowie, of Pilot Square, at one of the village’s outside taps.
Sunlight and stone in the ’80s.
The Fittie Picnic was an annual treat which started in the late 1920s.