History of Aberdeen’s public baths the subject of talk

7 August 2012

Learn about the architecture of Aberdeen's bath buildings of the late 19th century and early 20th century at a free talk being held at 12.30pm on Thursday 9 August at Tolbooth Museum, Castle Street, Aberdeen.

Douglas Campbell, project officer, Aberdeen City Council, will examine how the rapid expansion of many cities in the 19th century meant there was a greater requirement for the provision of bathing and washing facilities. This culminated in the construction of many swimming baths in Scotland in the late 19th century and early 20th century.

The 30 minute talk will look at what happened in Aberdeen during this period in the context of what was taking place across Scotland.

Douglas Campbell said: "In Aberdeen this resulted in some fantastic architecture which remains to this day as some of the more iconic buildings in Aberdeen's cityscape including the Aberdeen Swimming Bath Company which is now home to Satrosphere and also Bon Accord Baths."

Advance booking for the free talk is essential by telephoning Aberdeen Tolbooth Museum on (01224) 621167.