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Throughout Aberdeen City commemorative plaques have been erected to celebrate individuals who have made a significant impact in their field of expertise. This practice has been in effect since the early 19th century and has continually served as a way to add a touch of historical knowledge to the lives of the citizens of Aberdeen. 

There are currently well over 100 plaques in Aberdeen celebrating our contribution to areas as diverse as medical science, art, literature and economics. Recent plaques include ones to Dr Robin Lawrence (1892-1968) the founder of the British and International Diabetic Societies, who first worked out a way to manage diabetes, so that it was no longer a fatal condition; and Hugh Mercer (1726-1777), a noted Jacobite and general in the American Revolutionary war.

If you would like to nominate a worthy candidate for a plaque to be erected in their name, please see Aberdeen City Council guidelines where you can find a self-help guide.

Please find more detailed information about the history of plaques here:

If you have any other queries, please contact:

Jessica Williams, Lead Curator
Tel: + 44 (0) 1224 337719

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You can find more detailed information about the history of plaques in the Aberdeen City Council website.

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