Category Archives: City Region Deal

A month in the life of Aberdeen City Council shows transformation in action

We recently welcomed delegates from across Scotland as Aberdeen City Council played host to the first joint conference hosted by the Economic Development Association of Scotland and Scottish Local Authorities Economic Development. The country’s leading experts attended to share knowledge and experiences, with the shared goal of driving economic development throughout the country. By way […]
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Aberdeen City Region Deal is a vital piece in the transformation jigsaw

Last week I sat down with representatives from our four partners to put pen to paper on the Aberdeen City Region deal. The signing ceremony put the final seal on a process which will bring £250million of investment from the UK Government and Scottish Government and serve as the catalyst for a programme which we […]
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Oil Summit will future-proof North East economy for generations to come

Last Thursday I hosted a meeting of the leading players in oil and gas – who came together to review the steps agreed at last year’s event, and consider any new actions which will sustain and anchor our oil and gas economy to Aberdeen. The summit was a small, round table discussion involving all the […]
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Aberdeen City Region Deal

Welcome to my first Council Leader’s blog post on what is a historic day for the North East of Scotland. Today, I was pleased to host representatives from the UK and the Scottish Governments, as well as Councillor Martin Kitts-Hayes, Co-Leader of Aberdeenshire Council and Sir Ian Wood representing Opportunity North East (ONE), as we […]
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