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Aberdeen the Granite City Chosen As Venue for Tall Ships 2025

27th November 2022
Aberdeen on the North Sea has been successful in its bid to bring the much-loved Tall Ships back to the Granite City in 2025 - for the first time in over a quarter of a century.
Aberdeen on the North Sea has been successful in its bid to bring the much-loved Tall Ships back to the Granite City in 2025 - for the first time in over a quarter of a century. Credit: AberdeenInspired-twitter

The North Sea port of Aberdeen, Scotland is to host the Tall Ships event again, it has been announced.

Aberdeen writes BBC News have been chosen for the venue in 2025 having hosted the prestigious event twice, firstly in 1991 and then in 1997.

The event is a partnership of Aberdeen City Council, the Port of Aberdeen and Aberdeen Inspired which has received support from organisations across the North East.

Four ports have been announced for the event which runs from June-August, with Aberdeen included alongside two ports in France, Le Havre and Dunkirk and in Norway the southern port of Kristiansand.

An audience of half a million people are according to Aberdeen City Council expected to see the tallships totalling between 30 and 50 vessels.

The fleet will arrive in Aberdeen and remain in port for the four days. Among the events and festivals held in the port city will be a temporary nautical themed village, a crew parade down Union Street, parties, a light show and departure celebrations.

Lord Provost David Cameron said: "This is absolutely terrific news for the city of Aberdeen. Everyone will join me in looking forward to 2025 and welcoming the Tall Ships back to inspire a whole new generation of Aberdonians."

Jehan Ashmore

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Jehan Ashmore is a marine correspondent, researcher and photographer, specialising in Irish ports, shipping and the ferry sector serving the UK and directly to mainland Europe. Jehan also occasionally writes a column, 'Maritime' Dalkey for the (Dalkey Community Council Newsletter) in addition to contributing to UK marine periodicals. 

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