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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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High-speed, free Wi-Fi for residents will see Aberdeen become Britain’s smartest city

High-speed, free Wi-Fi for the city centre has long been a burning ambition for this local authority so news that it’s just months away represents a massive leap forward for Aberdeen. It will propel us ahead of other UK cities and put us on an equal footing with digital thought leaders like Seoul and Singapore. […]
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City investment programme to continue despite budget savings

Aberdeen City Council is operating in an environment of increasingly constrained public finances. The settlement from Scottish government for the year ahead means that local authorities across the country are facing some of the toughest choices we’ve ever known. Aberdeen is no different. Our revenue funding has been cut by more than £10million, while we […]
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