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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

Wed 14 Mar 2018 20:00


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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