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The Fittie Squares, Aberdeen

BBC Two's multi-award-winning Secret History of Our Streets told the story of six London streets, from Victorian times to the present day.

Now, as its people stand at a crossroads in their history, the series travels to Scotland to tell the stories of three archetypal streets in Scotland's three great cities: Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen.

Endlessly surprising and not at all what you would expect, the stories of these streets are the story of a nation.

At the mouth of Aberdeen Harbour lie the Fittie Squares, a model housing scheme built for fishermen and their families in 1809.

Tethered to the sea and cut off from the city, the squares developed their own culture. They were a traditional fishing community, untroubled for 150 years, until the day that oil was discovered just a few miles out to sea.

Release date:

59 minutes

Last on

Sat 13 Sep 2014 01:10
BBC Two except Wales


Role Contributor
NarratorSteven Mackintosh
DirectorMary Crisp
ProducerMary Crisp
WriterMary Crisp
Executive ProducerKatie Bailiff
Executive ProducerSimon Ford

Go to the OU website for more about the Secret History of Our Streets: Scotland

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