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Celebrations as Aberdeen marks Care Day

If you were to ask 10 individuals what they view as the priority for a Council you may well get 10 different answers. Depending on the services you use day to day, your opinion will be different – whether roads, schools, cycle lanes, culture and events, digital infrastructure we all have issues that are close […]
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Special seal of approval for Food and Fun initiative

Congratulations to everyone involved in the Food and Fun initiative following the presentation of the inaugural University of Aberdeen Principal’s Award for Outstanding Service to the Community. The honour was announced during the ceremony to install Professor George Boyne as  Principal and Vice-Chancellor last month. Led by Her Royal Highness The Duchess of Rothesay, it […]
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Difficult choices ahead as budget challenges grow

In little over four weeks, councillors will meet in the chamber to set the 2019/20 budget. The choices presented to elected members will be difficult, with the scale of the savings required to set a balanced budget increasing to incredibly challenging levels. Reduced central funding and increased demand leaves Aberdeen City Council facing a gap […]
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Festive wishes to all from Aberdeen City Council

Another year has galloped past and the festive season is in full flow. On behalf of everyone here at Aberdeen City Council, season’s greetings to all and best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous New Year. Working at the Town House we’ve been fortunate to be at the heart of the hubbub of the […]
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Sleep in the Park: Cities unite to raise awareness of homelessness

On Saturday we will join the crowds at Duthie Park for Aberdeen’s gathering as part of the national Sleep in the Park event. In Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow thousands more will also be taking part in Social Bite’s initiative, designed not only to raise vital funds but crucially to raise awareness of one of society’s […]
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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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Good luck to all those taking part in Aberdeen’s big weekend

  I have the pleasure of performing the starter’s duties for the 10k and half-marathon events at the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run on Sunday and the excitement has been building through the week as thousands of participants make their final preparations. There’s a fantastic weekend in store, starting tomorrow with the opening of the Celebrate […]
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On your marks for the Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run

One of my proudest moments as Co-Leader of Aberdeen City Council came last year when I was the official starter for the inaugural Simplyhealth Great Aberdeen Run.

Latest step in realising our vision for £333million event complex

  This week’s announcement of The Event Complex Aberdeen as the name chosen for the new venue is an important milestone for the project. The Council is investing £333million in providing a world class facility that will be the envy of cities the length and breadth of Britain and far further afield. SMG, as the […]
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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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