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Reasons to look ahead with hope

We ended 2020 by sharing a video and would like to do the same again as the New Year gets under way. The Christmas thank-you video captured in numbers the amazing support delivered by staff, partners and volunteers across the city in dealing with COVID-19. Today’s video describes a different set of numbers – the […]
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The spirit of giving

Our final blog of 2020 takes the form a simple Christmas thank-you message. During this time of giving we wish to celebrate what has been a year of giving in response to COVID-19. Our staff, partners and volunteers have worked tirelessly to keep the city going, safeguarding and supporting the vulnerable in the initial stages […]
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Aberdeen can lead Covid-19 recovery

This month saw the publication of the third annual Economic Policy Panel Report, an independent assessment of the state of Aberdeen’s economy. Given the devastating financial impacts of the Covid-19 pandemic, it wasn’t an easy read. The authors explained that world output had shrunk by over a tenth in the first six months of the […]
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An award for all of Aberdeen

This month Aberdeen City Council was crowned Local Authority of the Year in the MJ (Municipal Journal) Achievement Awards 2020.  It gives us enormous pride to have won this prestigious UK title celebrating achievements in local government. The MJ Awards highlight the very real difference public sector workers make to people’s lives – day in, day out […]
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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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