Living in Aberdeen

SRUC's Craibstone campus is about five miles from the centre of Aberdeen, Scotland’s third-largest city with a quarter of a million people, two major universities and several colleges of further and higher education.

Aberdeen is a cosmopolitan and friendly place, with an impressive array of shopping, sports and social facilities. Worth a visit are The Maritime Museum, St. Machars Cathedral, Aberdeen Science Centre, Aberdeen Art Gallery, The Tolbooth, Gordon Highlanders Museum and Pitmedden Gardens and Museum of Farming Life. 

Many of the highest mountains in the UK are a short drive away in the Highlands. There are long beaches and picturesque coastlines to enjoy and over half of Scotland’s whisky distilleries are in this region. You can also take to the waves on a boat trip to visit the dolphins that skirt the fringes of the busy harbour.

Aberdeenshire is steeped in history, with more castles per acre than anywhere else in the UK. It's also home to Scotland’s only dedicated Castle trail, with a selection of 17 unique castles.

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Accommodation options

SRUC's Craibstone campus has entered into an agreement with the University of Aberdeen to offer our students a range of accommodation options at the Hillhead Student Village in Don Street, Aberdeen. 

The Aberdeen University complex has the space, experience and systems in place to provide the expected duty of care for SRUC students of all ages. The accommodation on offer to SRUC students is 4- and 5-person flats with shared bathroom and kitchen facilities in Hector Boece Court/North Court and 5-person en-suite flats in New Carnegie Court.

A transport service will be available to and from Craibstone.

Students are also welcome to utilise any other accommodation options available throughout the city of Aberdeen and the surrounding areas. 

How to book accommodation

Any new or returning student interested in accommodation at the Hillhead Student Village should contact the University of Aberdeen residential department directly at  

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