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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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Busy start to the year puts plans for Aberdeen in the spotlight

With the holiday period feeling like a distant memory, the focus is firmly fixed on the programme for the weeks, months and year ahead. The Council enjoyed a very productive 2016 and that trend has continued in the New Year, with a busy start to January which will undoubtedly be a sign of things to […]
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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.

Planning for a prosperous future for all

    Prosperity is a word so often used but not always understood. For example, what does a prosperous Aberdeen look like? That is a question that has been under particular scrutiny for some time now, put in sharp focus by the obvious economic issues facing our city since the oil and gas downturn began […]
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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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