Aberdeen is Scotland’s third most populous city, situated on the northeastern coast. During the eighteenth century Aberdeen’s buildings began incorporating locally quarried grey granite, the mica deposits of which sparkle like silver; thus evoking names such as Granite City and the Grey City. Add in the long sandy coastline on the edge of the city and you have the very lovely sobriquet for Aberdeen: The Silver City with the Golden Sands.
A Scottish synonym for nickname or sobriquet is to-name, if you’re interested. (image John McCall on panoramio.com)
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