Aberdeen City Council

There are 107+ plaques in Aberdeen.
The erection of commemorative plaques on buildings in Aberdeen began in the nineteenth century. It was an ad hoc initiative which owed much to the lead and finance of private individuals, clubs and societies. These plaques are classified as 'Non Standard Plaques and Memorials'.
In 1978 Aberdeen City Council took over and a degree of regularity was introduced into the plaque series. Plaques were from then of a distinctive circular yellow design, when they commemorated a person. The City Council also began a short lived series of rectangular 'court' plaques which sought to draw attention to the location of former closes, vennels, wynds and courts. In the late 1990s a freeze was placed upon Council funding for plaques.
In 2000 the Rotary Club of Aberdeen, as part of their millennium project, undertook a condition survey of the commemorative plaques. They also generously sponsored the production of a new information booklet 'People and Places' and the erection of several new plaques.
In 2001 two new plaques were erected following nominations being received from various private bodies and groups. In response to this new guidelines for the nomination of people for a commemorative plaque were drawn up.
Many thanks to Stevie McRae, OSMA Officer from Aberdeen City Council for bringing this information to our attention.

http://www.aberdeencity.gov.uk/education_learning/local_history/CommemorativePlaque.asp

Harry Gordon, "The Laird of Inversnecky"

Guild Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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William Alexander 1826-1894 writer & journalist lived here

3 Belvidere Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Sir Dugald Baird 1899-1986 medical pioneer lived here

38 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Lady May Baird 1901-1983 social pioneer lived here

38 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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John Barbour 1316-1395 poet, author of 'The Bruis' lived nearby

53 Castle Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Meredith Brown 1845-1908 social reformer and founder of the Shaftesbury Institute lived in this building

78 Dee Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Ronald Center 1913-1973 composer was born here

16 Elmbank Road, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Sir John Ninian Comper 1864-1960 church architect designed this chapel

17 Spital, St Margaret's Convent, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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James Cowie 1886-1956 artist and head of painting at Gray's School of Art lived and worked here

8 Fonthill Road, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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William Dyce, artist, 1806-1864 was born in this house

48 Marischal Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Alexander Ellis 1830-1917 architect lived here

66 Springbank Terrace, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Mary Esslemont 1891-1984 general practitioner, soroptimist and Free Burgess of Aberdeen lived here

30 Beechgrove Terrace, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Lord John Boyd Orr, Nobel Peace Prize (1880-1971) lived in this house

Director's Residence, Rowett Institute, Greenburn Road, Bucksburn, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Elizabeth Latto Ewen 1875-1965 Aberdeen's first female general practitioner founded a ladies' medical practice on this site in 1896

26 Chapel Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Ian Fleming RSA 1906-1996 artist lived and worked here

15 Fonthill Road, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Thomas Fraser 1872-1951 medical scientist worked in this building

16 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Mary Garden opera singer (1874-1967) lived in this house

41 Dee Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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James Giles 1801-1870 artist lived in this house

64 Bon Accord Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Sir David Gill 1834-1914 Astronomer Royal lived here

48 Skene Terrace, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Alexander Gordon MD 1752-1799 obstetrician first described the infectious nature of childbirth fever lived here

17 Belmont Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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George Russell Gowans 1843-1924 artist lived in this building

119 Broomhill Road, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Lewis Grassic Gibbon (James Leslie Mitchell) 1901-1935 author of A Scots Quair lived here 1917-1919

5 St Mary's Place, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Catherine Hollingworth 1904-1999 child drama pioneer, speech therapist and founder of Aberdeen Municipal Childrens Theatre which she directed in this building 1956-1968

31 King Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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William Jackson 1849-1915 engineer and inventor lived here

Thorngrove, 500 Great Western Road, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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William Kennedy 1758-1836 lawyer and historian lived here

46 Marischal Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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R. D. Lawrence 1892-1968 founder of the British Diabetic Association was born in this building

10 Ferryhill Place, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Robert Laws 1851-1932 pioneer of African education lived in this house

39 Thistle Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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James Leatham 1865-1945 socialist, propagandist and journalist lived here

68 Schoolhill, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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William MacGillivray 1796-1852 ornitholigist lived here

110 High Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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John James Rickard MacLeod 1876-1935 co-discoverer of insulin and Nobel Prize Winner lived here

32 Cairn Road, Cults, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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The former grainstore of John Forbes White 1831-1904 merchant, pioneer photographer and patron of the arts

60 Frederick Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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James Matthews 1820-1898 architect and Lord Provost lived here

15 Albyn Terrace, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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James McBey 1883-1959 artist lived in this building

42 Union Grove, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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William Meff 1861-1935 Lord Provost of Aberdeen lived in this building

40 Fonthill Road, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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John Morgan 1844-1907 master mason built this house and lived here

Rubislaw House, 50 Queen's Road, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Alberto Morrocco 1917-1998 artist attended this school

Causewayend School, Causewayend, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Captain William Penny 1809-1892 arctic explorer and navigator lived here

1 South Crown Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Jeannie Robertson MBE 1908-1975 renowned traditional Scottish folk singer lived here

90 Hilton Road, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Thomas Scott Sutherland 1899-1964 architect, city councillor and entrepreneur lived here

27 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Helena Mennie Shire 1912-1991 scholar of the literature and music of Scotland lived here

98 Leslie Terrace, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Rachel Annand Taylor 1876-1960 poet, author and journalist taught here

Harlaw Academy, 18-20 Albyn Place, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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George Thomson 1804-1895 clipper ship owner and Lord Provost worked here

35 Marischal Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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James Cromar Watt 1862-1940 architect, enameller, botanist lived here

71 Dee Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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James Fenton Wyness 1903-1974 architect and historian lived here

45 Salisbury Terrace, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Adelphi Court. Known as 'The Adelphi' meaning brothers in Greek, the court was named after John and Robert Adam who designed the Adelphi off the Strand, London. The lane was laid out on the crest of St Katherine's Hill in the early 19th century.

off Union Street, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Drum's Lane on the site of Lady Drum's Hospital. In 1633 Marion Douglas, Lady Drum, mortified a sum of 3,000 merks for a commodious house for poor widows and aged virgins. Building began in 1671. By 1721 the house also accommodated daughters of Burgesses of Guild. The area was redeveloped and Drum's Lane laid out in 1798.

Upperkirkgate, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Fittie Wynd. The site of Fittie Port at the head of Fittie Wynd. This marked the medieval boundary between the Burgh of Aberdeen and the fishing community of Fittie. Burgh Officials locked and guarded the gates in times of plague, pestilence and peril. The Port was demolished in the 18th century.

Castlegate, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Town House

Castle Street frontage of Town House to east of Tolbooth front door, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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Flour Mill Lane. The Burgh's Upper Mill, fed by the mill burn running from the Loch, stood nearby from the 13th century to 1865. The mill was an important source of revenue and was leased out to tenants who milled wheat, rye and malt.

Flour Mill Lane, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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George Milne Fraser 1862-1938 city librarian and local historian worked here

Central Library, Rosemount Viaduct, Aberdeen, United Kingdom

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