Category Archives: Parks

Tullos milestone marks the latest key date on packed 2019 calendar

It was a real pleasure to welcome VIP visitors from Tullos Primary School to Cruyff Court Neale Cooper yesterday as the project enters its final exciting phase. Construction work has been completed ahead of schedule and contractors are making final preparations for the first public use this month, with official opening events planned for November […]
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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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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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When decision making is child’s play

As a Council we’re faced with lots of big decisions on complex issues – but often it is those that are easy to make that have the biggest impact. The decision to invest in Aberdeen’s playparks is a great example of that. It has been a feature of our last two budgets and the results […]
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Aiming high as Aberdeen continues to blossom

Aberdeen’s name was up in lights at the Britain in Bloom awards last Friday evening – but there’s no intention of resting on our laurels. Already the plans and preparations for 2018 are well underway in what is a year-round operation to add colour to all corners of the city. Congratulations go to all who […]
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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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Union Terrace Gardens plans take important step forward

As I write, work is taking place on proposals for enhancing the wonderful green oasis that is Union Terrace Gardens.

Pride in our beautiful city

I have been fortunate in recent weeks to take part in a series of events that have made me really appreciate how fortunate we are to live in a stunning corner of the country. The annual Beautiful Scotland awards ceremony was hosted at the Beach Ballroom, with hundreds of nominees from across the land gathering […]
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