Fittie is an old fishing community on the Dee right by Aberdeen beach and harbour. Its formal name is FootDee but nobody ever calls it that. It’s mostly terraced fisherman’s houses with sheds opposite that were originally used to store the fishermens’ gear and dry their nets.
I don’t think there are many fishermen left and it’s been kind of gentrified in an arty way. Many people there decorate their houses in an quirky and sometimes kitch way and put all sorts of things in their windows. I think it’s great – it helps build a sense of community and adds colour to the grey Aberdeen granite.
As the title suggests, I’ve focused here on some of the details that you can see in folk’s windows.