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Momentum continues to build as work begins on two key developments

The Victorian heritage of Union Terrace Gardens and empty site of the former Summerhill Academy feel likes worlds apart – but they have been the centre of attention this week. Both will be transformed, both will benefit from significant investment and both will breathe new life into important corners of the city. On Monday we […]
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Aberdeen the envy of the cities across the globe as world class events complex opens its doors

Today was a landmark occasion for Aberdeen as the most significant project of its type ever undertaken in the region was officially opened at a ceremony ahead of this weekend’s public preview event. It was an honour to unveil the plaque and cut the ribbon to mark the completion of The Event Complex Aberdeen, with […]
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Key communities in the spotlight as exciting projects take shape

It has been a week of celebration in two key communities in the city. Today we toured the Tillydrone Community Campus as the official completion of a hub that will radically change daily life for thousands of residents was marked. It’s part of the countdown to the community opening event on August 23  and there’s […]
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Visitor attractions will give new dimension to Aberdeen city centre

It was fantastic to celebrate two different milestones in two unique projects at the heart of the city centre in recent weeks. The 100 day countdown to the opening of the refurbished and reinvigorated Aberdeen Art Gallery fell on Thursday and excitement is building as the November 2 date looms large on the calendar. Meanwhile, […]
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Civic pride shines through in Clean Up Aberdeen

With so many huge projects underway at present, it’s important we also recognise the community initiatives that are just as vital to Aberdeen’s success. Last week hundreds of volunteers joined forces for a 24-hour litter pick that underlined the goodwill and civic pride that runs through all areas of the city. As Co-Leaders of the […]
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Aberdeen 2019: Writing the next chapter in the city’s proud story

When future generations look back on the chapter we’re writing in Aberdeen’s story, 2019 will jump out from the page. This year will bring the eagerly awaited opening of the redeveloped Aberdeen Art Gallery and grand unveiling of P&J Live, following on from the much-loved Music Hall’s reopening over the festive period. Work will begin […]
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Economic report will provide a springboard for ambitious plans

Today we marked the launch of the first annual report by the independent panel formed to advise on the Aberdeen city region’s economic performance – and the signs are incredibly encouraging. The panel has pointed towards the optimism they encountered as they pulled together evidence from a wide range of sectors and has underlined the […]
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Embracing the Christmas spirit

The Aberdeen Christmas Village may be settling into a new home this year but there’s a very familiar buzz in the city centre. The festivities at Broad Street and the village have been very warmly welcomed. On behalf of the Council and our partners Aberdeen Inspired, I must thank everyone involved in planning for 2017 […]
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Rejuvenating the heart of our city

This month saw the launch of Operation Union Street Rejuvenation, the first phase of a regeneration project being brought forward under the City Centre Masterplan. Early measures have included a deep clean of Union Street and the formation of a new Council taskforce to clean, fix and paint any problems which arise over the coming […]
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Visionary Leadership Driving Massive Success in Aberdeen Schools

We all know that our young people are the lifeblood of the city and seeing so many of our schools being recognised for their visionary leadership and dedication to advancement gives me great hope for the future of our city. I visited Riverbank Primary School in Tillydrone last week to celebrate Unicef’s decision to award […]
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