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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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Summer season brings the next wave of exciting city events

The streets of Aberdeen were brought to life at the weekend for Grampian Pride and it was a fantastic occasion to be part of. It promised to unite our communities in a way that has never happened before – and certainly delivered. With a march, stalls, information about LGBT+ organisations and services as well as […]
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Looking forward to continuing Aberdeen’s great progress

With the Council calendar up and running for 2018, we have entered the New Year with ambition and determination to continue the great progress being made in Aberdeen. January is always a time for reflection as well as for looking forward to the year ahead and it is a good opportunity to note the achievements […]
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The latest green shoot in the growth of STEM provision

Aberdeen City Council places great value on partnership working and the recent announcement regarding the future of the Aberdeen Science Centre is a wonderful example of what can be achieved when organisations work together to achieve a common goal. A £4.7million redevelopment of one of the city’s most popular attractions is moving forward thanks to […]
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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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A time to show support

Once would be too often to be sending a message of sympathy to a city suffering the pain and shock inflicted by a terrorist attack. Quite clearly we would all hope events of this nature simply did not happen. I find myself expressing condolences on behalf of Aberdeen for a third time in as many […]
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Our condolences to the people of Manchester

This morning the Lord Provost of Aberdeen has sent an official message of condolence to the Lord Mayor of Manchester on behalf of the city. Although words cannot come close to expressing the sadness the terrible events of yesterday evening have caused throughout the country and beyond, it is important we show solidarity in every […]
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Investing in Aberdeen’s next generation high on the budget agenda

Last week fellow councillors and I voted to approve the Aberdeen City Budget for 2017/18. After months of tireless work by officers of the Council and elected members, it is satisfying to have our plans agreed and to be in a position to start implementing them. Understandably, given the impact it has on households, the […]
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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 time for heroes

If the mark of a city is its degree of global influence, Aberdeen should be rightly celebrated. Provost Skene’s House is being redeveloped as a new visitor attraction under the City Centre Masterplan to tell the story of local people who helped transform the wider world. And there are lots! From scientists to sporting champions, […]
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