Category Archives: Culture

Shining a light on the Granite City

The nights, as we say in Aberdeen, are fair drawing in – and that creates challenges for a northern city such as ours. The granite sparkles less often. Vistas are lost. Unlit areas can become no-go. However, the latest City Centre Masterplan project promises to turn the long dark days to our advantage by lighting […]
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A great weekend for Aberdeen in more ways than one

I must take the opportunity to say thank you to everyone who took part, to everyone who turned out to cheer on the participants and to everyone who played their part in the massive operation to turn the vision of the Great Aberdeen Run into reality. It was quite simply a fantastic event and one […]
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Aberdeen events help the Silver City to shine

The weather may have been be more grey than silver at the start of the school summer holidays, but that did not take the shine off the latest in a series of events which are all playing a part in bringing Aberdeen to life. At the start of this month it was the turn of […]
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European success for Aberdeen

Whilst we wish the Dons well as they start another European adventure this week, away from the football field we have already had continental success for Aberdeen to savour. Aberdeen Inspired, the city’s Business Improvement District (BID), was named Best BID at the European BID awards in Berlin. On behalf of everyone at Aberdeen City […]
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SPECTRA shines a light on the potential for Aberdeen events

When the visitor numbers for SPECTRA arrived in my inbox earlier this week it confirmed what we already knew – once again Aberdeen’s festival of light had been an overwhelming success. More than 63,000 people attended the four day programme – almost double the attendance from 2016 and continuing the year on year growth of […]
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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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Taking the opportunity to celebrate our city’s third sector

On a summer weekend each year, individuals and groups from throughout the city join together with one common aim – to Celebrate Aberdeen. What began as a colourful parade has grown to become a two-day event with a packed programme of music and fun which attracts thousands of people. The sun shone on this year’s […]
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What a line-up at this year’s International Youth Festival

The 2016 International Youth Festival has started and what an amazing line-up there is on offer. There really is something for everyone with theatre, dance, opera and contemporary, jazz, classical and traditional music and the best feature about the festival is of course the youngsters taking part. Their enthusiasm and love for their art form […]
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SPECTRA leads the way for an impressive year of culture

Last week, SPECTRA – our festival of lights – welcomed more than 20 artists from across the world to Aberdeen who showcased our city in a whole new light. And the event also succeeded in capturing the hearts of tens of thousands of our residents. We have received many messages, all incredibly positive reactions, from […]
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