Pictures: Steeplejacks, shoppers and Satrosphere – October memories in and around Aberdeen
The clocks go back at the end of the month, so we've turned back time to reminisce over archive photos of people and places around Aberdeen in October over the years.
With autumn in full swing, we turn the clock back to October days of the past, when the housewives of Aberdeen turned up in their droves to Arnotts new-look store, steeplejacks scaled a Union Street spire, and the College of Commerce came tumbling down.
A name long gone from Scotland’s high streets, Arnotts in Aberdeen underwent a complete renovation 50 years ago this October.
The department store on George Street was originally Isaac Benzies, a much-loved and missed Aberdeen institution.
When Arnotts first took over the shop, the name Benzies remained, but it was rebranded in 1972 ahead of its huge remodel.
Crowds turned out on reopening day on October 3 1973 to visit the new-look department store which saw the addition of a ‘Miss Arnott boutique’ and a new furs, suede and leather department.