Civic pride shines through in Clean Up Aberdeen

With so many huge projects underway at present, it’s important we also recognise the community initiatives that are just as vital to Aberdeen’s success. Last week hundreds of volunteers joined forces for a 24-hour litter pick that underlined the goodwill and civic pride that runs through all areas of the city. As Co-Leaders of the […]
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Aberdeen 2019: Writing the next chapter in the city’s proud story

When future generations look back on the chapter we’re writing in Aberdeen’s story, 2019 will jump out from the page. This year will bring the eagerly awaited opening of the redeveloped Aberdeen Art Gallery and grand unveiling of P&J Live, following on from the much-loved Music Hall’s reopening over the festive period. Work will begin […]
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A celebration for the city as Grampian Pride returns

  This weekend Aberdeen will be awash with colour as Grampian Pride makes its return after the success of last year’s event. It is an event the city has already taken to its heart and it’s fantastic to have a focal point to raise awareness of Aberdeen as a vibrant, inclusive city where equality is […]
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Council’s role in Sports Village partnership celebrated

As we prepare for a fantastic summer of sport, with the countdown to the OVO Tour Series cycling event in May well underway and the excitement building towards the Great Aberdeen Run in August, it’s important to celebrate the collaborative work that is underpinning our ambitions as an active city. The Council works hand in […]
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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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