Life in Aberdeen & UK

You’re becoming more settled, but now you have questions about where things are, how they work, and what on earth they’re saying. Immersing yourself in a new culture is a process full of ups and 100_5359downs. Here you can find a potpourri of information to ease your transition and help you make the most of this amazing opportunity.


The countryside surrounding Aberdeen hosts a plethora of beautiful historic sights and castles.


An overview of health care, education and social outlets for children.


Find a church community and place of worship.


Need a new outfit? Tips and conversion charts to find clothes that fit.

coffeeCoffee Shops

Grab a cup-o-joe at these locations around town.

taxCouncil Tax

Do you have to pay council tax? Find out here…

day tripsDay Trips

When you need out of the house but are skint, visit one of these locations in Aberdeen.

drivelic  UK Driving License

Needing to get certified to drive here in the UK? Get a head start, click here.


For all your DVD needs from switching regions to renting.

emergency contactsEmergency Contacts

Who should you call in an emergency?


What’s an aubergine? Find out that and more here.

baby   Having a Baby

Starting a family or having another child? Check out all there is to know about giving birth in Aberdeen.

healthcareHealthcare (NHS)

Answers to your questions about registering with a doctor, giving birth in the UK, and obtaining documentation for your new baby.


Want to know why everyone has the day off? Check out the local holidays here.

libraryLibrary Services

Bored? Want to read a book or check out an affordable DVD? The library is the place to go.


Feel like a dram? Check out these places.


A bite to eat and fine dining around town.


Overview of shopping for groceries, housewares, crafts and children.

vatTaxes & Tipping

To tip, or not to tip? Also, important tax information.


Learn about licensing and watching your favorite shows online.

vocabVocabulary and Idioms

What are they saying? Find out here.

voteVoting Absentee

You’re vote counts! Send your ballot via post to vote absentee.


What is the temperature like year round? We’ve got the scoop.


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