As the main thoroughfare in Aberdeen, Union Street is teeming with shops and restaurants from top to bottom. It was designed at the beginning of the 19th Century and was built to relieve the strain of the small cramped streets that people coming into the city had to navigate.

The street is approximately one mile long and is otherwise known as the ‘Granite Mile’. It’s also one of the longest fly overs in the country – just look down at the original ground level from the bridge at Union Terrace Gardens or down the steps to Correction Wynd to see what we mean…

As the centre for the whole of the North East of Scotland, Aberdeen has for centuries been the main shopping centre for a huge area. The range and quality of shops in the city even attracts shoppers from as far afield as Norway. Along the one mile stretch that is Union Street, visitors will find names such as Ann Summers, BHS, Topshop, Cruise, Hugo Boss, and Waterstones. Union Street is also home to independent, family owned and run – jewellery business, Jamieson & Carry; a home the jeweller has had since 1925 as well as Charles Michies the chemist and gift shop!