Monthly Archives: March 2016

Work officially starts on new £2.66million community hub

Youngsters from Manor Park Primary and Nursery helped to launch the official start of work yesterday on the new £2.66million Lord Provost Henry E Rae Community Centre. They were joined at the sod-cutting ceremony by members of the community from the centre, which is having a complete refurbishment and extension to provide purpose-built accommodation for […]
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1,000 new affordable houses to be built in Aberdeen

  A deal has just been signed which will provide an additional 1,000 new affordable houses in Aberdeen, which will help address the shortage of housing in the city. The partnership, along with housing developer Places for People, follows a commitment in the council’s Strategic Infrastructure Plan (SIP) to build 2,030 homes by 2017 – […]
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New Digital Infrastructure for the City set to Transform Learning

On Tuesday, I had the opportunity to visit the remarkable Middleton Park School, which is setting new standards of excellence in education for Scotland. Leadership, forward-thinking initiatives and creative learning are the ingredients which provide a strong, multi-dimensional education for our young people. And I witnessed these practices in abundance at Middleton Park School. Both […]
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Clean Up

Our Clean Up champions are the heroes which have taken the time and effort to take part in a tidy-up of part of their community, whether it’s near their workplace, their schools, their homes or just around local streets or green areas. I helped to launch this year’s 2016 Clean Up campaign and we hope […]
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Aberdeen’s largest council house development for more than a decade.

We announced recently that work is about to begin on Aberdeen’s largest council house development for more than a decade. The Smithfield Development will deliver 99 new, sustainable homes by the end of 2017. This is great news for the area of Middlefield – one of the city’s regeneration areas. These contemporary, all-purpose homes have […]
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The Burgesses were the Original Defenders of Aberdeen

Before there were councils or local authorities, the Burgesses ran the show in the Granite City. The Burgesses of Guild might stretch back over eight centuries, but they were out in force at the weekend when I attended a special event to see the Lord Provost presenting the group with a new coat of arms. […]
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