15 Books Set in Aberdeen City and Shire

Literary inspiration from the Granite City

We look behind the Granite City's hard exterior for our list of great novels set in and around Aberdeen.

A Scots Quair by Lewis Grassic Gibbon

1. A Scots Quair

Lewis Grassic Gibbon
Stonemouth by Iain Banks

2. Stonemouth

Iain Banks
Dying Light by Stuart MacBride

3. Dying Light

Stuart MacBride
Amande's Bed by John Aberdein

5. Amande's Bed

John Aberdein
Homecomings by Donald Paterson

8. Homecomings

Donald Paterson
A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away by Christopher Brookmyre

13. A Big Boy Did It and Ran Away

Christopher Brookmyre
David Elginbrod by George MacDonald

14. David Elginbrod

George MacDonald

List created by

Jonathan Melville

Jonathan is a website editor with Scottish Book Trust