One Team, One Council, One City

Just over a month ago, Aberdeen City Council agreed its budget for 2020/21 – a task that involved balancing the needs of the city and its most vulnerable residents against a reducing resource. It compelled us to be open-minded about service delivery and ever more ready to embrace partnership working. It required tough decisions, yes, […]
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Aberdeen City Region Deal gathers momentum

When the Aberdeen City Region Deal was signed back in 2016, it was landmark moment.    A partnership between Aberdeen City Council, Aberdeenshire Council, the UK Government, the Scottish Government and private sector organisation Opportunity North East (ONE), the Deal’s 10-year programme is potentially worth in excess of £800 million.   To date we have seen investment in the […]
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Pride at accomplishments of 2019 and anticipation for another year of achievement in Aberdeen

As the city bursts back into life after the festive break, it’s important to take the opportunity to wish a happy and prosperous New Year to all. We must also place on record our sincere thanks for the dedication and commitment of all who worked tirelessly over the holiday period to provide care, support and […]
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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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Challenge Poverty Week underlines the importance of positive action in our communities

Aberdeen City Council is proud to be one of more than 100 organisations across Scotland to have pledged support to Challenge Poverty Week. Running through to Sunday, it is an opportunity to raise awareness of the reality in our country as well as challenging stereotypes and increasing support for action against poverty. Crucially, it’s also […]
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Aberdeen ready to roll out the red carpet for BBC Sports Personality of the Year

Today’s announcement that the BBC Sports Personality of the Year ceremony will be staged at P&J Live later this year is fantastic for the city and there’s already a great buzz about the event’s arrival in Aberdeen. The awards are part of the fabric of life for British sports fans and the appeal stretches far […]
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A warm Aberdeen welcome to Offshore Europe exhibitors and delegates

On behalf of Aberdeen City Council, it is a pleasure to welcome exhibitors and delegates to Offshore Europe 2019 this week. It is an event that has become part of the fabric of the region, an important date on the calendar not only for those directly involved in the energy industry but for so many […]
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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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Aberdeen the envy of the cities across the globe as world class events complex opens its doors

Today was a landmark occasion for Aberdeen as the most significant project of its type ever undertaken in the region was officially opened at a ceremony ahead of this weekend’s public preview event. It was an honour to unveil the plaque and cut the ribbon to mark the completion of The Event Complex Aberdeen, with […]
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Key communities in the spotlight as exciting projects take shape

It has been a week of celebration in two key communities in the city. Today we toured the Tillydrone Community Campus as the official completion of a hub that will radically change daily life for thousands of residents was marked. It’s part of the countdown to the community opening event on August 23  and there’s […]
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