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In 1319, the Great Charter of Robert the Bruce transformed Aberdeen into a property-owning and financially independent community.

Granted with it was the nearby Forest of Stocket, whose income formed the basis for the city's Common Good Fund which still benefits Aberdonians.

The earliest charter was granted by William the Lion in 1179 and confirmed the corporate rights granted by David I.Aberdeen was in Pictish territory and became Gaelic-speaking at some time in the medieval period.Old Aberdeen is the approximate location of Aberdon, the first settlement of Aberdeen; this literally means "the mouth of the Don".Mediaeval (or Ecclesiastical) Latin has it as Aberdonia.Aberdeen is locally governed by Aberdeen City Council, which comprises forty-five councillors who represent the city's wards and is headed by the Lord Provost. From May 2003 until May 2007 the council was run by a Liberal Democrat and Conservative Party coalition.

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