Monthly Archives: July 2018

New Council housing at Smithfield demonstrates progress in wider plans

  It has been an honour to have been part of the milestones in the development of 99 new Council houses at Smithfield. From the planning and blueprint, turf cutting and construction to the first residents moving in and now the completion of the site, it has been fantastic to watch what was a dis-used […]
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On your marks for the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run

One of my proudest moments as Co-Leader of Aberdeen City Council came last year when I was the official starter for the inaugural Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run.

Latest step in realising our vision for £333million event complex

  This week’s announcement of The Event Complex Aberdeen as the name chosen for the new venue is an important milestone for the project. The Council is investing £333million in providing a world class facility that will be the envy of cities the length and breadth of Britain and far further afield. SMG, as the […]
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New schools are a symbol of Aberdeen’s focus on the next generation

As Co-Leader of the Council the working week is dominated by planning for the future and decision making – but by far the most satisfying part of the role is seeing those plans come to fruition. It has been a real privilege and a pleasure to have been given tours of the latest additions to […]
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Playing our part in changing attitudes to CPR

Only one in 20 people survive an out of hospital cardiac arrest in Scotland. Like me, I’m sure you find that statistic concerning to say the very least. That was the figure that jumped out from the page when the British Heart Foundation wrote to the Council to ask for our support in a national […]
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