Economic report will provide a springboard for ambitious plans

Today we marked the launch of the first annual report by the independent panel formed to advise on the Aberdeen city region’s economic performance – and the signs are incredibly encouraging. The panel has pointed towards the optimism they encountered as they pulled together evidence from a wide range of sectors and has underlined the […]
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New report to put Aberdeen’s economy under the microscope

Every green shoot of recovery in Aberdeen in the years since the oil and gas downturn hit hardest has been welcomed locally. The optimism that accompanies the city’s revival has replaced the pessimism that came with the sharp shock to the regional economy that has had a deep and lasting impact on the region. With […]
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An opportunity to take stock of community planning progress

  The continued success of Community Planning Aberdeen is something the Council and all of our partners strive for. That collaborative approach was at the heart of a really valuable event earlier this month. The CPA Taking Stock session involved all key stakeholders and offered the chance to review the progress of the Partnership since the […]
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A month of positive progress

September has been a month of positive progress updates from very different strands of our plans for the city. It was a real privilege to return to Stoneywood School to meet pupils and staff and find out how well they have settled in to their new surroundings. The last time I was at the site, the […]
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Fortnite, the Grand Canyon and Aberdeen’s digital future

Fortnite, the Grand Canyon and Aberdeen’s digital future. They may seem like three very different subject matters, but all three came together this week at an event to mark the roll-out of the build programme for the city’s most significant digital infrastructure project. I had the pleasure of representing the Council as CityFibre celebrated progress […]
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Invest Aberdeen showcases our city on the global stage

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the official launch of Invest Aberdeen – this week we have seen the new inward investment hub in action. The team has been formed as a joint venture between Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council with ambitious goals for attracting significant investment in the city region. Last week’s […]
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Good luck to all those taking part in Aberdeen’s big weekend

  I have the pleasure of performing the starter’s duties for the 10k and half-marathon events at the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run on Sunday and the excitement has been building through the week as thousands of participants make their final preparations. There’s a fantastic weekend in store, starting tomorrow with the opening of the Celebrate […]
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New Council housing at Smithfield demonstrates progress in wider plans

  It has been an honour to have been part of the milestones in the development of 99 new Council houses at Smithfield. From the planning and blueprint, turf cutting and construction to the first residents moving in and now the completion of the site, it has been fantastic to watch what was a dis-used […]
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On your marks for the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run

One of my proudest moments as Co-Leader of Aberdeen City Council came last year when I was the official starter for the inaugural Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run.

Latest step in realising our vision for £333million event complex

  This week’s announcement of The Event Complex Aberdeen as the name chosen for the new venue is an important milestone for the project. The Council is investing £333million in providing a world class facility that will be the envy of cities the length and breadth of Britain and far further afield. SMG, as the […]
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