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Scottish Gaelic: Cnoc an Fhorsair[2]
Scots: Foresterhill
Foresterhill[1] is located in Aberdeen
 Foresterhill[1] shown within the City of Aberdeen
Population Not applicable
OS grid reference NJ917070
Council area City of Aberdeen
Lieutenancy area Aberdeen
Country Scotland
Sovereign state United Kingdom
Post town ABERDEEN
Postcode district AB25, AB16
Dialling code 01224
Police Scottish
Fire Scottish
Ambulance Scottish
EU Parliament Scotland
UK Parliament Aberdeen North
Scottish Parliament Aberdeen Central
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Coordinates: 57°09′17″N 2°08′15″W / 57.1546°N 2.1374°W / 57.1546; -2.1374

Foresterhill[1] is an area in the city of Aberdeen, Scotland. It is the site of the city's main hospitals (Aberdeen Royal Infirmary, the Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital and the Aberdeen Maternity Hospital), as well as the medical school and medical science departments of the University of Aberdeen. It is the largest hospital complex in Europe.[3]

Foresterhill is situated at the highest point in the city, a site identified by Professor Matthew Hay in 1900. He had the vision of an integrated medical campus, with a combined hospital and medical school for the City of Aberdeen.[4]

The site has its own helicopter landing site due to the hospitals' roles as tertiary hospitals for the North of Scotland and the rurality of Grampian as a catchment area, plus this is the primary emergency hospital for the offshore industries.

Hospitals at Foresterhill[edit]

Buildings at Foresterhill[edit]

Notable university buildings[edit]

From 2015, it will also be the site of the new Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health building which is currently under construction. [6]

Other buildings[edit]

See also[edit]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ a b Sometimes written as Forresterhill
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  3. ^ University of Aberdeen (2006-08-01). "First step towards state-of-the-art medical teaching and learning centre". 
  4. ^ Gorsky M (2004). "‘Threshold of a New Era’: The Development of an Integrated Hospital System in Northeast Scotland, 1900–39". Social History of Medicine 17 (2): 247–267. doi:10.1093/shm/17.2.247. 
  5. ^ "Location of Teaching". Division of Medical and Dental Education, University of Aberdeen. Retrieved 9 October 2009. 
  6. ^ "Main contractor announced for new Rowett centre of excellence at Foresterhill". University of Aberdeen. University of Aberdeen. 27 March 2013. Retrieved 1 August 2014.