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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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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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