Famous Aberdonians to be honoured in new museum

A historic Scottish landmark could be brought back to life as a museum celebrating the lives of famous Aberdonians.

Archibald Simpson, Annie Lennox and Dennis Law all hail from Aberdeen

Aberdeen City Council has approved a £1.5 million refurbishment of the city’s Provost Skene’s House - a popular tourist attraction.

The historic building will showcase the talents of some of the most famous names to come from the Granite City - from footballer Dennis Law and singer Annie Lennox to the likes of famous architect Archibald Simpson.

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Leading politicians claim the refurb work will provide a major “culture boost” for the city.

Skene's House is currently closed to the public. Picture: Wikimedia

Around £1 million of the money set aside by the local authority’s Finance, Policy and Resources Committee will go towards a new ‘interpretation centre’.

This will feature “family friendly” digital interactive and audio features alongside more traditional museum displays.

The remaining 500,000 pounds will go on essential building works.

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Skene's House is currently closed to the public. Picture: Wikimedia