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 […]
Read More »

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. […]
Read More »

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 […]
Read More »

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 […]
Read More »

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 […]
Read More »

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 […]
Read More »

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 […]
Read More »

Aberdeen rolls out the welcome mat for Offshore Europe

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

A great weekend for Aberdeen in more ways than one

I must take the opportunity to say thank you to everyone who took part, to everyone who turned out to cheer on the participants and to everyone who played their part in the massive operation to turn the vision of the Great Aberdeen Run into reality. It was quite simply a fantastic event and one […]
Read More »

Casting the net for businesses to support harbour expansion

In recent years Aberdeen City Council’s role in driving the economic development of the region has been put in sharp focus and a great deal of work has been done to fulfil that vital function. There is a service dedicated to economic development, with a vast and varied remit ranging from high profile projects – […]
Read More »