Looking forward to continuing Aberdeen’s great progress

With the Council calendar up and running for 2018, we have entered the New Year with ambition and determination to continue the great progress being made in Aberdeen. January is always a time for reflection as well as for looking forward to the year ahead and it is a good opportunity to note the achievements […]
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Season’s greetings from the Town House

On behalf of everyone at Aberdeen City Council, best wishes to all for the festive season. Christmas in the city has been full of colour and fun, with the New Year celebrations promising another opportunity to bring our communities together. It is important to take the time to thank those involved in keeping us safe […]
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Embracing the Christmas spirit

The Aberdeen Christmas Village may be settling into a new home this year but there’s a very familiar buzz in the city centre. The festivities at Broad Street and the village have been very warmly welcomed. On behalf of the Council and our partners Aberdeen Inspired, I must thank everyone involved in planning for 2017 […]
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A fitting occasion for a true hero of the city

This weekend the Freedom of the City will be bestowed upon Denis Law – the latest in a distinguished list of honours to be awarded to a man who has demonstrated star quality on and off the pitch throughout his life. It is the highest honour we have as a Council and it remains rare. […]
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Aiming high as Aberdeen continues to blossom

Aberdeen’s name was up in lights at the Britain in Bloom awards last Friday evening – but there’s no intention of resting on our laurels. Already the plans and preparations for 2018 are well underway in what is a year-round operation to add colour to all corners of the city. Congratulations go to all who […]
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Recognition for our smart approach to the city’s digital future

At present we’re immersed in the next steps in Aberdeen’s digital transformation, with the Council committed to embracing technology for the benefit not only of those we serve but also of staff across the organisation. When you are in the midst of that work, it is useful to get a sense of perspective and we […]
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Shining a light on the Granite City

The nights, as we say in Aberdeen, are fair drawing in – and that creates challenges for a northern city such as ours. The granite sparkles less often. Vistas are lost. Unlit areas can become no-go. However, the latest City Centre Masterplan project promises to turn the long dark days to our advantage by lighting […]
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The latest green shoot in the growth of STEM provision

Aberdeen City Council places great value on partnership working and the recent announcement regarding the future of the Aberdeen Science Centre is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when organisations work together to achieve a common goal. A £4.7million redevelopment of one of the city’s most popular attractions is moving forward thanks to […]
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Optimism and opportunity to the fore during OE week

  It was a whirlwind as always, but it is safe to say we can class Offshore Europe 2017 as a success not only for those who exhibited and visited but for the city as a whole. The familiar buzz rippled throughout Aberdeen  and the most significant thing I picked up during a busy and […]
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Aberdeen rolls out the welcome mat for Offshore Europe

Co-leader Douglas Lumsden looks forward to a busy Offshore Europe programme.