Launch of Nuart Aberdeen brings colour to the streets of the silver city

Nuart Aberdeen is up and running for 2019 after today’s official launch – and already you can feel the buzz around the city. Over the past two years the festival has won a special place in the hearts of residents and visitors, a real highlight of the year and it’s fantastic to see the city […]
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Building blocks falling into place for another packed calendar of Aberdeen events

The countdown to Nuart Aberdeen is well and truly underway, with excitement building as the city prepares for this year’s programme. It’s always fantastic to see the blank canvases being brought to life and the 2019 festival promises to be as big and bold as we’ve come to expect. You can find out more about […]
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Ambitions for Aberdeen underpin 2019/20 budget decisions

The annual budget setting process is an incredibly complex operation for a local authority. This year, for Aberdeen City Council, the difficulty has been magnified by the increasing financial challenges we face. Reduced general revenue grant funding from the Scottish Government coupled with increased ring-fencing to meet Scottish Government priorities as well as rising costs […]
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Celebrations as Aberdeen marks Care Day

If you were to ask 10 individuals what they view as the priority for a Council you may well get 10 different answers. Depending on the services you use day to day, your opinion will be different – whether roads, schools, cycle lanes, culture and events, digital infrastructure we all have issues that are close […]
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Special seal of approval for Food and Fun initiative

Congratulations to everyone involved in the Food and Fun initiative following the presentation of the inaugural University of Aberdeen Principal’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Community. The honour was announced during the ceremony to install Professor George Boyne as  Principal and Vice-Chancellor last month. Led by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Rothesay, it […]
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Difficult choices ahead as budget challenges grow

In little over four weeks, councillors will meet in the chamber to set the 2019/20 budget. The choices presented to elected members will be difficult, with the scale of the savings required to set a balanced budget increasing to incredibly challenging levels. Reduced central funding and increased demand leaves Aberdeen City Council facing a gap […]
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Festive wishes to all from Aberdeen City Council

Another year has galloped past and the festive season is in full flow. On behalf of everyone here at Aberdeen City Council, season’s greetings to all and best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Working at the Town House we’ve been fortunate to be at the heart of the hubbub of the […]
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Sleep in the Park: Cities unite to raise awareness of homelessness

On Saturday we will join the crowds at Duthie Park for Aberdeen’s gathering as part of the national Sleep in the Park event. In Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow thousands more will also be taking part in Social Bite’s initiative, designed not only to raise vital funds but crucially to raise awareness of one of society’s […]
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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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