The Kirk of St Nicholas has been at the heart of Aberdeen, providing spiritual worship and refuge, since its ancient establishment in the 12th century. It is both a holy building and one that also chronicles the history of this rich city and her inhabitants.
The full archaeological exploration began at the end of January 2006 in the East Kirk. The work finished just before Christmas 2006. Whilst the actual dig is complete, a great deal of work still continues as all the 'finds' are subject to scientific analysis and further study. This process could take up to ten years to complete.