aberdeen-scotland1The 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis will be held November 9-10, 2009, and the 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis will be held November 9-11, 2009.

In just a few short days you will learn the basics of the TapRooT® System for finding the root causes of problems PLUS, if you stay the extra day, you’ll learn the Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting Technique for Root Cause Failure Analysis of Equipment Problems. Once you find the real root causes using this systematic process, learn to develop effective fixes that will keep problems from happening again.

For more information and to register for the 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis in Aberdeen, visit http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=683&l=1.

For more information and to register for the 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis in Aberdeen, visit
http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=684&l=1.

Aberdeen is Scotland’s third most populous city and one of Scotland’s 32 local government council areas. It has an official population estimate of 202,370. The city’s two universities, the University of Aberdeen, founded in 1495, and the Robert Gordon University, which was awarded university status in 1992, make Aberdeen the educational center of the area. The traditional industries of fishing, paper-making, shipbuilding, and textiles have been overtaken by the oil industry and Aberdeen’s seaport. Aberdeen Heliport is one of the busiest commercial heliports in the world, and the seaport is the largest in the northeast of Scotland.

On the coast, Aberdeen has a long sand beach between the two rivers, the Dee and the Don, which turns into high sand dunes north of the Don River. To the south of the Dee River are steep rocky cliff faces making for spectacular scenery. (Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aberdeen)

Aberdeen is rich in history and offers visitors an array of indoor and outdoor activities. Here are a few suggestions:

Satrosphere Science Centre is Scotland’s first science and discovery center with more than 50 hands-on interactive exhibits and live science shows.

Aberdeen Maritime Museum is situated on the historic Shiprow and tells the story of the city’s long relationship with the sea. The museum also offers a spectacular view of the busy harbor on which it sits.

The Gordon Highlanders Museum is a military museum located in the heart of Aberdeen and is home to the regimental treasures of the world-famous Gordon Highlanders.

Balmedie Country Park is within part of a dune system that stretches 14 miles from Aberdeen to just north of the mouth of the River Ythan at Newburgh. The beach at the park has won a number of awards including a “seaside award” in 2006 and 2007.

Seaton Park lets visitors stroll through beautiful flowerbeds, rose gardens, and wide open spaces for picnics and play. Beside the park’s south gates stand the fortified towers of St Machar’s Cathedral.

dining-al-frescoDining in Aberdeen:

The Stage Door offers an exquisite menu in an elegant setting. Try their Prime Scottish Steak served with field mushrooms, confit of tomatoes and chef’s potatoes or the Seared West Coast Scallops with pork belly, apple and sage relish. Finish off your meal with their Classic Lemon Tart with lime bavarois and caramelized orange ice cream.

The Royal Thai Restaurant is Aberdeen’s longest running Thai restaurant. It offers all the traditional favorites in the most elegant of atmospheres.

Auriga Restaurant specializes in Spanish and Italian cuisine. On the Italian side, try their famous Steak and Pork Mince Meatballs served with spicy tomato sauce, and for a true taste of Spain go for the Tortilla Espanol, a deep filled potato and onion omelette.

Number 1 Restaurant & Brasserie is located in Aberdeen’s Trendy West End and offers such specialties as Slow Roasted Beef, Horseradish Mash, Baby Vegetables and a Meat Glaze or Cornfed Chicken Breast, with Yellow Cherry Tomato, Fresh Garden Peas, Sautéed New Potatoes, Lambs Leaf and a light Mint Dressing.

Manzil is the true taste of the subcontinent in Aberdeen. Here you can enjoy regional favorites either a la carte or on their full buffet, with a variety of meats, vegetables, and other great side dishes.

For more information and to register for the 2-Day TapRooT® Incident Investigation and Root Cause Analysis in Aberdeen, visit http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=683&l=1.

For more information and to register for the 3-Day TapRooT®/Equifactor® Equipment Troubleshooting & Root Cause Failure Analysis in Aberdeen, visit
http://www.taproot.com/courses.php?d=684&l=1.