Aberdeen Civic Society has the following objectives:
- To stimulate public interest in and care for the beauty, history and character of the city of Aberdeen and its surroundings.
- To encourage the preservation, development and improvement of features of general amenity and historic interest.
- To encourage high standards of architectural planning.
The Society pursues these aims by means of illustrated lectures, film shows, discussions, visits and walkabouts.
An important feature of the Society's work is its Awards and Commendations Scheme. Through this, encouragement and recognition are given to those who have contributed to the amenity of the city by means of new buildings or the restoration and preservation of old buildings.