On behalf of everyone at Aberdeen City Council, best wishes to all for the festive season.
Christmas in the city has been full of colour and fun, with the New Year celebrations promising another opportunity to bring our communities together.
It is important to take the time to thank those involved in keeping us safe and ensuring we can enjoy all the season has to offer. There is a long list – from our own Council staff, many of whom will be working right through the holidays to maintain vital services and respond to issues arising, to valued partners in the NHS and emergency services as well as many, many more who join together as a team.
There is so much to be proud of in Aberdeen and we look forward to driving forward with more innovation in 2018. In the meantime, I wish you a merry Christmas and a happy New Year.
Cllr Douglas Lumsden.