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 – […]
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Law, Cruyff and the importance of teamwork

The great interest in the official opening of the Cruyff Court Denis Law earlier this month was a fantastic reminder, as if any was needed, of just how brightly the star of Denis Law shines. Everyone was desperate to catch a glimpse of a global sporting icon as he came home to unveil the fantastic […]
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Aberdeen events help the Silver City to shine

The weather may have been be more grey than silver at the start of the school summer holidays, but that did not take the shine off the latest in a series of events which are all playing a part in bringing Aberdeen to life. At the start of this month it was the turn of […]
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European success for Aberdeen

Whilst we wish the Dons well as they start another European adventure this week, away from the football field we have already had continental success for Aberdeen to savour. Aberdeen Inspired, the city’s Business Improvement District (BID), was named Best BID at the European BID awards in Berlin. On behalf of everyone at Aberdeen City […]
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Celebrating the success of Big Noise Torry

This week a very special group of budding musicians showcased their talent with a concert to celebrate the second birthday of Big Noise Torry. Colleagues who attended on behalf of Aberdeen City Council, including the Lord Provost, came away with a spring in their step and were inspired by what they saw. Having watched the […]
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A time to show support

Once would be too often to be sending a message of sympathy to a city suffering the pain and shock inflicted by a terrorist attack. Quite clearly we would all hope events of this nature simply did not happen. I find myself expressing condolences on behalf of Aberdeen for a third time in as many […]
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Our condolences to the people of Manchester

This morning the Lord Provost of Aberdeen has sent an official message of condolence to the Lord Mayor of Manchester on behalf of the city. Although words cannot come close to expressing the sadness the terrible events of yesterday evening have caused throughout the country and beyond, it is important we show solidarity in every […]
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Aberdeen’s support for London

We have all been touched by the horrific events in London and on behalf of Aberdeen City Council I wish to express our support for all those who have been affected and condolences to those who suffered from the loss or injury of loved ones, friends and colleagues. Wednesday’s attack at Westminster was a stark […]
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Building the foundations for the city’s future

As an organisation Aberdeen City Council has a vast remit but at the heart of that are fundamental aims:  to serve the people and the place. The need to address housing issues transcends both of those and it is heartening to see great strides being taken. This week I was on site at the former […]
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Investing in Aberdeen’s next generation high on the budget agenda

Last week fellow councillors and I voted to approve the Aberdeen City Budget for 2017/18. After months of tireless work by officers of the Council and elected members, it is satisfying to have our plans agreed and to be in a position to start implementing them. Understandably, given the impact it has on households, the […]
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